18 Minority-Owned Lowcountry Businesses to Support this Year

18 Minority-Owned Lowcountry Businesses to Support this Year

December 7, 2020

Categories: Advance Kiawah, The Island

Holiday Gift Guide: Minority-Owned Lowcountry Businesses 

Get your holiday shopping done and over with thanks to our curated list of gift ideas from these incredible minority-owned Lowcountry businesses. Browse our ideas below to find the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list. 

Food & Drink 

1. Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. 

There’s nothing quite like the gift of good cooking. Give the food-lovers in your life some incredible burger sauces and meat marinades from Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. We hear their products are to die for!

2. Republic Garden & Lounge

Take your partner out on a fabulous date in Charleston as a holiday gift! Your first stop of the night? Republic Garden & Lounge for cocktails and live music to kick off a wonderful evening out on the town. 

3. Taco Boy

With three locations throughout the Lowcountry, Taco Boy is a must-try when it comes to places to eat. Get a gift card for that one person who’s always in the mood for some tacos and margaritas!

4. Grey Ghost Bakery

Shop cakes, pies, pastries, and other tasty treats at this local, female-owned bakery. Order ahead to serve some treats at your holiday party or give something sweet to your neighbors to show that you’re thinking of them this holiday season.  

Clothing & Accessories 

5. Peyton William Jewelry 

Within Freshfields Village you’ll find a beautiful shop with gorgeous pieces of jewelry. Peyton William is the perfect place if you’re on the search for stunning one-of-a-kind gifts that are a work of art and a reflection of the Island’s natural beauty. 

6. Scout and Molly’s Boutique

Scout and Molly’s Boutique is another option for gift shopping in Freshfields Village. Pick out some items for the young adults on your list, or better yet, take them on a shopping spree and let them pick out a new outfit.

7. Estelle Colored Glass

There’s no gift more unique than hand-blown glass. Estelle’s offers high-end glassware such as champagne coupes, cake stands, and decanters in a variety of beautiful colors. You can also purchase a gift card if you would rather let the recipient choose a hand-made item for themselves. 

8. Honey Bea Lane

Clay jewelry is very trendy at the moment, and any fashionista on your list will love a handmade pair of earrings from Honey Bea Lane. Shop all of their styles online to find the right pair to wrap and place under the Christmas tree.

9. The Tiny Tassel

This darling Lowcountry business offers southern-themed gifts, jewelry, and clothing that are fun and vibrant. Look here if you’re in need of stocking stuffers or gifts for a group. As of now, their shop is only online but they have their first Charleston location opening soon.  

Health & Beauty 

10. Motherland Essentials

Motherland Essentials offers handcrafted, small-batch skincare products with amazing ingredients you can purchase on their website. They occasionally have seasonal boxes that include several of their best sellers you can give as one gift or split up into multiple stocking stuffers. 

11. Transformation Yoga

A yoga membership is the gift that keeps on giving — and we won’t judge if you decide to give it to yourself! Take a class from one of the amazing instructors at this minority-owned Lowcountry business and allow yourself to be transformed through yoga. 

12. Go Green Fitness

Take care of your loved ones (or yourself) and give the gift of good health! Go Green Fitness is a minority-owned business that provides personal training, sports training, and nutritional support to help you get into the best shape of your life. 

Entertainment & Services 

13. Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio

Commissioned artwork is always a thoughtful gift to give to someone special. Check out Patricia Reno Huff’s Gallery at Freshfields Village. You can also gift a painting class if you’re looking for a Christmas present that will encourage the recipient to try something new. 

14. Japan Karate Institute 

Have a little one who’s been begging to take lessons or start playing a sport? Enroll them in Wado Ryu classes, a form of traditional Japanese karate at the Japan Karate Institute located next door on James Island. 

15. Sacia Matthews Photography

Gift the newlyweds on your Christmas list a photography session with one of the top photographers in the Charleston area. The couple will cherish their beautiful photos for years to come, all thanks to you!

16. Gullah Tours

Have any out-of-town visitors you need to find a gift for? Show non-natives the culture and history that surrounds the Lowcountry with a Gullah Tour. The Gullah language was spoken by the first black inhabitants of this area, and is still thriving today!

17. Salt & Stem Flower Co.

The simplest, yet most impactful, gift one can give is a flower arrangement. Whether it’s for a neighbor or a friend, Salt & Stem Flower Co. creates some of the most beautiful flower arrangements you can imagine. They typically create from their flower truck, but they can come to you!

18. Letter Decor Signature Collection

Personalized artwork from Letter Decor will make a wonderful gift for anyone on your list! A beautiful sign with their monogram, family name, or favorite saying will look great hanging in their home. 

We are proud to have a community full of wonderful minority-owned Lowcountry businesses such as these. While this isn’t a comprehensive list of businesses in the area, we encourage you to shop local and support women’s and minority-owned businesses near you. 

Spend the Holidays on Kiawah Island 

As they say, it’s the most beautiful time of year, especially here on Kiawah. For the ultimate Christmas gift, present your loved ones with a trip to Kiawah for the holidays. This is the perfect chance to see firsthand what makes life on the Island so fabulous. During your time here, you can tee off at The Ocean Course, one of the best golf courses in the country, and tour some of the most spectacular homes on the east coast. What’s more, you can visit some of these amazing Lowcountry businesses while here!

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