Get your holiday shopping done and support local artisans and businesses with this one-of-a-kind gift guide, made possible by Hargray. The Crafted in the Lowcountry Gift Guide Presented by Hargray is a curation of more than 40 locally made items. Give a locally crafted gift, support a local business or just treat yourself.
Sweet Doughsigns by Kelly
Custom decorated cookies for all occasions. Gift sets, holidays, party favors, and bulk orders for larger celebrations. I offer a variety of flavors, and also vegan and gluten free. $22 a dozen, delivered personally (Bluffton/Hilton Head). See more samples on Facebook, Instagram and sweetdoughsigns.blogspot.com. Contact me at 843-368-3601 or [email protected].
Cottonwood Soap Company
This holiday season pamper her with a basket filled with luxurious handcrafted bath and body products. Each basket contains a variety of products including, artisan soaps, sugar scrubs, bath bombs, and more, all of which are made on Hilton Head Island. In addition, each basket is rounded out with complementary accessories to enhance her spa experience. Shipping within the US is available.
Large custom hand-carved clocks.
The Silver Garden
Tiger’s eye pendant handcrafted in sterling silver and 14k gold and features a backdrop of a stingray. A large citrine completes the front. The back is as beautiful with a cutout of a tiger and a pair of tiger eyes. It’s finished with a handmade long chain in sterling silver and gold.
The Herb Room Organic Apothecary
Organic herbal medicinal products and amazing vegan food including smoothies and fresh-pressed juice.
7th and Palm
Everyday art and gifts designed to bring more beauty into your life in a way that’s both usable and affordable. This collection by artist Andrea Smith embodies the idea of “art for your every day.” Each piece strives to bring joy in simple, unique ways that any art collector – novice, new, or seasoned – can appreciate and includes canvas ornaments, hand-painted leather key chains, bookmarks, bag tags, jewelry, and more. Available online only.
Hilton Head Distillery
Bananas Foster Rum: Celebrate the famous dessert with banana-flavored rum. You’ll find heavy notes of caramelized banana and vanilla ice cream with hints of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Tiger Butter Co.
Tiger Butter is a nut free, seed free, and dairy free treat in a jar that is empowered by nutrition. Tiger nuts are not a nut at all – they are a root vegetable containing loads of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
HK Steel Art
Inspired by the Lowcountry where she has grown up, Hailey King’s steel creations include fish, crabs, herons, mermaids, oaks, and palm trees. Each piece is hand drawn and hand cut with a plasma torch – no two pieces will be exactly the same. Pieces are ground, torched, or painted and finished with an automotive clear coat to help prevent rusting for indoor or outdoor use. Customized pieces and logos can be ordered with a picture provided – if Hailey can draw it, she can make it.
Malak Handmade & Design
Handmade dolls that help parents teach their little ones essential values like love, truth, gratitude, empathy, self-esteem, creativity, and understanding grief, and loss. Every doll arrives in a beautiful package ready to give, and it comes with a value pocketbook, which tells the story about the value gift it came to present. Available online only.
Signore Coastal Art
Handmade “Lounging Alligators.” Perfect to sit over a doorway or on a ledge. Each is individually crafted and can be customized to suit color and size requirements. Made from locally sourced materials.
Designer oyster shell vase.
Porter & Pig
Charcuterie meats and cheeses with luxurious assortments including dark chocolates, honeycomb, and house-made truffle mustard presented on a serving board and beautifully packaged with descriptions of the meats and cheeses.
Hilton Head Island batiks — designed and exclusively sold at Island Quilters.
Little Fish BOATEAK
The Weekender Bracelet Stack – a combination of three bracelet styles created with a mixture of linen cord, pearls, and hammered metal accents all with a magnetic closure in a range of customizable sizes.
16” x 20” oil painting of freed slave or Gullah schoolteacher who was one of the early inhabitants of Hilton Head Island. Original by Bobbie Fertig. Available in store only.
Aunt Laurie’s is an award-winning gift basket business driven by a passion to help individuals with disabilities learn job skills. Specializing in Southern, Lowcountry gifts as well as unique BBQ, snack, spa, and several other collections. A build-your-own option also is available to create the perfect gift. Available online only.
Lisa Rivers Gallery
Self-taught artist Lisa Rivers lives on the beautiful island of St. Helena, where she paints on her front porch studio surrounded by the spectacular oak views. Rivers’ paintings reflect her love of the Lowcountry with vivid colors of the Southern seasons and images of the South and the charm it exudes. Products inspired by her paintings include note cards, journals, shower curtains, pillows, t-shirts, tote bags, and prints. Available online only.
Island Indigo textiles are individually hand-dyed in an indigo vat on Lady’s Island in Beaufort. Each item has its own unique look and is made from 100 percent natural material. Scarves, totes, table linens, hair accessories, and more are available.
Marsh & Light
“Cobalt Sky” – 4” x 6” photo color print in 8” x 10” hand-aged metal frame. Available online only.
“Lowcountry Sense of Place” – 30 x 40 original oil on canvas.
Home decor crafted from local reclaimed wood.
Blue Poppy Designs, LLC
Original watercolor paintings printed on different products, from kitchen towels to pillows, along with hand-poured, 100 percent dough bowl candles.
Custom-made table with ambrosia maple live-edge top with an Asian-inspired painted base.
Blue Bird Washi
Original washi tape art created with local reclaimed wood.
BP Carbon Custom Furniture
Custom-made furniture and related items for the home. The unique designs are incorporated with carbon fiber.
My Lowcountry Angels
My Lowcountry Angels ornaments are handcrafted from oyster shells gathered from the South Carolina shores. Each ornament is as unique in personality as you are – created with love to celebrate your special occasion or loved one.
Deb Staub Designs
Original Lowcountry-inspired art. Each piece of stoneware is hand-built and glazed to capture the beautiful and ever-changing colors of the salt marsh. These horseshoe crabs are just a few of the many salt life sculptures and functional art pieces inspired by the ebb and flow of the tide.
Art Hansen, Decorative Artist
Hand-carved and hand-painted fish.
“I am an artist and teacher. My work is heavily influenced by the natural world around me. I have been creating artwork all my life based on memories and recollections of spaces and places where I feel most connected. I am surrounded by water on the island I live on. The consistency and peace provided by the water and nature replenish my soul and lift my spirits.” Available for purchase at BoArt.
Preservation Tree Art
This black cherry bowl was created from a section of trunk that had been consumed by “Black-Knot,” a disease common in black cherry trees. Available online only.
Fire and Pine
Fire and Pine creates custom designed heirloom quality wooden maps uniquely designed to fit any decor.
Beautiful dog collars and leashes handcrafted in Bluffton, using high quality hardware and marine grade nylon.
Bloody Point Mixing Co.
Named after Bloody Point on Daufuskie Island, Bloody Point Bloody Marys are all natural, gluten-free, low sodium mixes created for the consumer who desires quality and depth over unoriginality and simplicity. Bloody Point’s award-winning Bloody Marys require no “doctoring up” to create an unforgettable flavor.
“I work in gouache, acrylic, and mixed media, using playful images, grids, and patterns to illustrate stories related to both my youth in Canada and to the surrounding Lowcountry flora and fauna where I now live. The product line inspired by my paintings includes note cards, journals, coloring books, pillows, t-shirts, tote bags, and prints in different sizes.”
Tabby Shell Jewelry
Tabby Shell Jewelry creates timeless pieces capturing over 400 years of unique and alluring architecture. Designed and distributed in historic Beaufort, each creation pays homage to the endangered tabby structure ruins, built by skilled, enslaved Africans that have withstood the test of time. With simple and elegant designs, amazing smooth texture and historic significance, each handcrafted tabby shell piece is unique. Paired with 925 sterling silver, Tabby Shell Jewelry is an exquisite tribute bringing together the historical tabby architecture and natural beauty of the coastal Southeast into wearable art.
Julie Jones Artwork
“I am a native of Hilton Head Island, and I love the vibrancy of our Lowcountry. I paint colorful coastal-themed paintings with energizing colors. I gratefully accept commissions regularly and have original paintings, ornaments, and prints available for sale on my Etsy shop. I create and sell pieces as small as three inches tall and as large as six feet wide. I love to create custom pieces, and I love to meet new people.” Available online only.
Fresh Paint by Murray Sease
Fresh, lively original art, note cards, and calendars.
Old Town Engravers
Monogrammed 50mm Mother of Pearl Dish with sterling silver hammered bail on an 18” 10mm Freshwater Pearl Necklace with sterling silver toggle clasp. Available online only.
Bee-Town Mead & Cider
South Carolina’s FIRST Meadery making the world’s oldest beverage Mead or wine made from Honey here in Old Town Bluffton. Mead with Chocolate & Raspberry is perfect as a Desert wine or after dinner sipper. Notes of Dark Chocolate and tart Raspberry, almost candy-like. 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition DOUBLE GOLD Winner! $19.00 a bottle available at the Meadery.
Wild Wood Rescue and Designs
Headboard made with a slab of reclaimed pecan wood. 8ft 4in long by 30 to 36in wide. Organic shape. Price: $1200 Other wood species and sizes available.
Microgreens organically grown on Hilton Head Island. Varieties include: broccoli, red cabbage, peas, sunflower, wasabi, arugula, and daikon radish. Available online only.
Pockets Full of Sunshine
PFS is a local non-profit providing inclusive social and vocational opportunities for adults with disabilities (our Rays of Sunshine!). A large part of our programming revolves around crafting and most recently, our Rays have taken on screen printing! They create a variety of goods including kitchen towels and t-shirts. All PFS products are handcrafted with love and are gifts that give twice…providing meaningful opportunities for our adults with disabilities!
Deb Shawd Designs
I create custom pen and ink home illustrations, and also landscapes and pets. I live in Bluffton, SC. This is a home in Belfair community. facebook.com/debshawddesigns Over 30 years experience.