2022 Crafted in the Lowcountry Gift Guide

Get your holiday shopping done, and support local artisans and businesses with this one-of-a-kind gift guide, made possible by Hargray. Give a locally crafted gift, support a local business or just treat yourself.

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Southern Blonde Salt

Artist Emily Sewell uses acrylics on canvas for her Lowcountry oyster triptychs, depicting local scenery throughout her artwork. When enthusiasts gaze upon her work, they are inspired by subject matter reminiscent of fishing, shrimping, hunting and nature. southernblondesalt.com

Aloha K Designs 

Kate Brown and her husband collect damaged surfboards from surf destinations around the Lowcountry. They repair the boards, add custom designs and transform vintage surfboards into vibrant wall art. alohakdesigns.com

7th & Palm 

Inspired by the colors, fresh air and charm of the Lowcountry, Andrea Smith abstracts her subject matter using acrylics and allows texture and movement to show off various interpretations of the coastal and watery landscapes of the east coast. 7thandpalm.com 

Legacy Art Gallery

Lisa Rivers created a beautiful original painting on a stretched canvas. The water scene is realistic with waves, rocks and shadows of rusty orange from the back of a sea turtle reflected on the waves. legacyartgallery.com

Breadcrumbs Paper Company

Leli Holmes’s original artwork depicts marsh birds of the Lowcountry with mixed media, watercolor, pen and ink. She uses a variety of media to bring her creations to life and incorporates intricate design patterns with vibrant colors to stimulate her creativity. breadcrumbspaperco.com

Fine Art by Carin Vaughn

This original oil painting of palms was painted on a hand-textured canvas. The 24” x 30” piece is available at etsy.com/shop/CarinVaughnArt

Sheri Line Art

Sheri Line’s works speak to the essence of the Lowcountry within the heart of our arts and soul. Find Lowcountry-inspired paintings from mini-series to larger-than-life, all in brightly colored acrylic and mixed media. sherilineart.com

Full Spectrum Studio

Full Spectrum Studio is a Lowcountry studio for artists with disabilities and where various artists create original artwork glazed onto pottery that has been mounted on custom contoured wood with incorporated hanging elements. fullspectrumstudio.org

Judy Blahut Studios

Judy Blahut makes acrylic paintings inspired by the beauty of the Lowcountry. Her unique paintings explore the difference between what is actually seen and what is masked behind the form of an object. judyblahutstudios.com

Marsh & Light

PhotoColours begin with Holly Pobis’s original black and white photos taken in the Lowcountry. She prints each photo on watercolor paper, then selectively paints certain images on the photos with watercolors. The print is mounted on heavy card stock and framed. She hand-ages her frames using a copper and patina treatment. Her PhotoColours highlight the special beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry, from the sea oats and wooden boardwalks of Hilton Head to the sweeping beaches of Daufuskie and the historic homes of Charleston. marshandlight.com

Amidst the Alders

Using imagination in combination with captured photographs, artist Kayla DeVito creates dramatic scenery and atmospheric landscape oil paintings to represent a multitude of life’s different trials and tribulations. Her paintings are inspired by stunning Lowcountry landscapes depicted from a different perspective. amidstthealders.com


Deb Staub Designs

Each stoneware piece is unique and designed to bring awareness and appreciation of the biodiversity of the Lowcountry ecosystem. No patterns are used in creating these pieces; they are hand-built, textured and glazed to enhance the nuances of the clay. debstaubdesigns.com

Bluffton Candles

Bluffton Candles “feel the heart of the Lowcountry.” Each candle is hand-poured using natural, eco-friendly soy wax and fragrances that are phthalate-free and infused with essential oils. The lead- and zinc-free wicks burn clean. blufftoncandles.com

Mosaic Garden SoapWorks

These handcrafted cold-process soaps are free from harsh chemicals and full of ingredients that are good for your skin, made with skin-loving oils and butters as well as raw silk. mosaicgardensoapworks.com

Kara Artman Art

Handmade in Bluffton, these colorful porcelain bottles are cast from antique glass vessels, surface collected along the shores of the May River. The bottles slumbered over a century in the mud and yet are remarkably whole. karaartman.com

Wendala’s LowCountry Sugar Scrub

Here you’ll find sugar scrubs that are a luxury blend of the finest sourced ingredients that exfoliate and moisturize the skin. There’s an added benefit as the scrub removes wonky cooking smells from the hands. lowcountrysugarscrub.com

Jolly Pig Pottery

Designed for daily use and safe for food, Jolly Pig Pottery is wheel-thrown, hand-altered, carved and detailed functional pottery. Pieces, including wine chillers or utensil crocks featuring egrets or herons in the salt marshes, are inspired by nature in the Lowcountry. facebook.com/JollyPigPottery


Burnt Church Distillery

Palmer’s Stretch Rye Whiskey. This three-grain (rye, wheat and malted barley) whiskey is spicy yet smooth, going down with a smoky bite at the end. It’s a fitting homage to the beverage’s inspiration, black businessman George Bell Palmer, a majority landowner in Beaufort County in the late 1800s. Palmer’s Stretch Road (or Palmer’s Run) was a main connector to the major roadway to Hilton Head Island as well as where community-wide horse races were held every Thanksgiving. burntchurchdistillery.com

Burnt Church Distillery

Bluffton Whiskey. Hand-crafted with Carolina Gold Rice and aged gently in charred white oak barrels, Bluffton Whiskey is a testament to what the town of Bluffton has been through. Despite its history, marred by slavery and the Civil War, Bluffton has stood the test of time. Its rich history is what makes it the extraordinary place it is today. burntchurchdistillery.com

Hilton Head Distillery

From whiskey inspired by the mountains to rum inspired by the coast, experience a taste of South Carolina with products made right on the island at Hilton Head Distillery. Its Solera aging system is the oldest and largest in the continental United States and yields rum rich in flavor, with notes of crème brulée, tropical fruit, bourbon oak and baking spices. It’s excellent neat, on the rocks or in any cocktail. hiltonheaddistillery.com 

Rotten Little Bastard (RLB) Distillery

The award-winning RLB’s Boundary Street Rum, inspired by the beaches, friendly people and the tempting restaurants of Beaufort and the Sea Islands, is made from organic molasses and evaporated cane juice. It’s aged in new, American white oak toasted and charred barrels, the same used for its bourbon. rottenlittlebastarddistillery.com

Hilton Head Island Coffee Roasters

Shark Fin is one of its signature island-inspired blends and can be used for a creamy espresso as well as a bold drip coffee served either hot or cold. With beans from Brazil, Guatemala and Colombia, this blend is one of the most popular coffees on the island. hiltonheadcoffee.com

Side Hustle Brewing Company

Founders Mike Palmieri and Faith Seiders started the business as a “side hustle,” which turned into a career in early 2021. Side Hustle Brewing Company is currently the smallest craft brewery in South Carolina, and its 21 Side Hustle craft brews were created by Palmieri and Seiders and brewer Lee Holyoak and his wife, Emily. Their South Island pilsner is a crisp, easy-to-drink pale lager that’s generously whirlpool-hopped with vibrant and intriguing varietals from New Zealand. sidehustlebeerco.com

Side Hustle Brewing Company

Founders Mike Palmieri and Faith Seiders started the business as a “side hustle,” which turned into a career in early 2021. Side Hustle Brewing Company is currently the smallest craft brewery in South Carolina, and its 21 Side Hustle craft brews were created by Palmieri and Seiders and brewer Lee Holyoak and his wife, Emily. They collaborated with their local friends at Hilton Head Island Coffee Co. for this silky-smooth Imperial Coffee Stout. Shark Fin coffee beans are a bold blend of Colombia, Guatemala, and Brazilian beans. Additional ingredients evoke notes of chocolate, granola, and cherries. sidehustlebeerco.com


Heritage Shortbread

These buttery-tasting cookies are a family tradition, handcrafted with care by Willow Cole. The recipe has been passed down through the generations. Only natural, pure ingredients are used, with no preservatives or additives, and each box and tin is presented as a gift representing abundance and wealth. heritageshortbread.com

Burnt Church Distillery

Anita’s Choice Local Honey is locally harvested by Wildlight Honey and barrel-aged in Anita’s Choice Bourbon Whiskey barrels for at least 60 days. It gives the honey a rich, balanced flavor between the wildflower honey and the strong notes of charred oak vanilla and crisp Anita’s Choice Bourbon Whiskey. burntchurchdistillery.com

Juke Joint Sweets

Pecan Crack is a trifecta of sweet, salt and spice. Pecans are coated in pork rinds, bacon, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, chipotle pepper and a healthy dose of moonshine. By its namesake, it’s highly addictive. jukejointsweets.com 

Nibbles N Bites Catering

These unique, custom-designed charcuterie boards and boxes are crafted with the best meats and cheeses, farmers market-fresh fruits and vegetables, house-made spreads and dips and Lowcountry flare. A variety of boards are offered for all diets with no sacrifice of flavor. nibblesnbitescatering.com 

Odd Birds Cafe

Odd Birds Cafe uses malted milk powder to create the Salty-Malty Chocolate Chip Cookie, which possesses an unmistakable and unique flavor that is unlike any other cookie you’ll ever eat. The browned butter and brown sugar add butterscotch notes that complement both rich dark chocolate and creamy milk chocolate. All of these ingredients are then balanced by a touch of sea salt. With crispy edges and a gooey center, it’s cookie perfection. oddbirdshhi.com

Palmetto Pops

Palmetto Pops offers handmade ice pops in more than 30 flavors in both dairy and dairy-free options using fresh fruit and inspiration from Mexico. palmettopopshhi.com

Tout Sweet Macarons

The only local macaron maker in Beaufort County boasts artisan, small-batch, French macarons in a variety of mouth-watering flavors and colors that are handmade and include buttercreams, caramels, jams and ganache. toutsweetmacarons.com


Beach Biscuit 

The coastal-inspired products have been made in the Lowcountry since 2015, using the highest quality materials. The owners work with local artist Dana Rose to create stylish, custom and comfortable collar designs for dogs. beachbiscuit.com

A Sweeter Seat

Unwrap and roll A Sweeter Seat handmade mini towel on anything from bar stools to bleachers to the beach. Reduce burning your legs and sticking to your chair with A Sweeter Seat. asweeterseat.com

Island Indigo

Island Indigo designs and hand dyes cotton and silk textiles using slow-process Shibori techniques in a natural indigo vat. Creative inspiration comes from the Lowcountry waters. This lightweight cotton gauze kimono-style wrap works beautifully as a beach cover-up or as a light jacket for an evening out. islandindigogals.com

Moonlight Crow Creations 

Leigh West’s handcrafted jewelry is designed with inspiration from nature using elements of stones, crystals, feathers and shells. Each piece is designed to bring out one’s inner goddess and make each client feel special wearing something unique. moonlightcrow.com

Two Bay Horses Designs

The Lowcountry is vibrant with places to see and a multitude of activities for locals and visitors alike. These Mythos earrings are designed to adapt to the constant opportunities throughout the year. The colors in the Rainbow Calcilica beads evoke the evolving landscape and are surrounded by oxidized sterling silver Navajo Pearls that glisten like the ocean at sunrise. twobayhorsesdesigns.com

Peace by Piece

Susan Rafetto makes everything by hand using recycled and otherwise discarded items. Her pieces are one-of-a-kind and designed to make people feel special. This little girl’s jacket incorporates the material from an unwanted and discarded tie-dyed sweatshirt into the hair of the unicorn and features a hand-painted unicorn face. peacebypieceboutique.com

 Helen Tavern Designs

The artist has been creating chainmaille jewelry for more than 13 years. Helen Taverna utilizes many forms of metal, from precious to aluminum, to create her pieces. She believes the rich history of chainmaille coincides with the rich history of the Lowcountry. helentavernadesigns.com 

Amidst the Alders

Kayla DeVito personally creates all of her jewelry from start to finish, using semi-precious metals as well as calming, earthy neutral colors. She uses genuine gemstones and often incorporates repurposed materials from broken or antique fine jewelry. No two pieces are alike, as they’re the epitome of a casual beach lifestyle with a touch of modern elegance. amidstthealders.com 

Pockets Full of Sunshine

“The Rays” are adults with disabilities served by Pockets Full of Sunshine through a screen-printing microbusiness program. The Rays create handmade, one-of-a-kind shirts and produce their signature local designs year-round in both long- and short-sleeved versions in a variety of colors. Each piece is painted with lots of love, laughter and determination. pocketsfullofsun.org


Wild Wood Rescue and Designs

This tabletop was made from a live oak tree that fell during a storm. Roberto Rodriguez of Wild Wood Rescue and Designs rescued the log, cut it and dried it, and for two years worked the wood into a table. The Black River table got its name after a “river” was burned into it using a technique called the Litchenberg burn, which runs a high-voltage electrical current through the wood. wildwoodrescue.com

Evolve Furniture Studio

David J Lunin designs and builds surreal adaptations of 18th-century antique furniture. All of the joinery found in the originals is used throughout, including hand-cut dovetails and mortise and tenon joints. Traditional finishes are used to complete the look. evolvefurniturestudio.com

BPC Custom Furniture 

Jack Neades created a live edge spalted magnolia coffee table made with a piece of magnolia wood from a tree that grew in Waltersboro and also sourced from a sawmill in Bluffton. bpfabdesign.com

Shattuck Clockworks

Blake Shattuck creates custom hand-carved wooden clocks and tide clocks that are inspired by life in the Lowcountry. Each clock is a dramatic and functional piece of art, painstakingly designed and crafted on Hilton Head Island. shattuckclockworks.com

Amidst the Alders

Owners Kayla and Matt DeVito scour local sawyers who mill wood from fallen historic trees, or source wood from locally found antiques to re-imagine their finds into fresh, new and modern designs, made start to finish right here in the Lowcountry. amidstthealders.com

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