The Best Places to Christmas Shop on Kiawah Island
The Ultimate Guide to Kiawah Island Shopping
This holiday season, why not gift your loved ones with a little piece of the Lowcountry? Our Kiawah Island shopping guide will help you discover all of the best local stores to find a thoughtful gift for everyone on your Christmas list.
Continue reading to discover how to spend a day of Kiawah Island shopping for the holidays.
Shops at Freshfields Village
Begin your holiday shopping spree at Freshfields Village — a premier Kiawah Island shopping destination with over 30 local and luxury retailers.
1. Palmetto Scent Studio
It is impossible to have too many candles. Visit Palmetto Scent Studio in Freshfields Village to choose one of their holiday scented candles to gift your loved ones this year. Or, choose your own scents and create a candle of your very own making.
In around 30 minutes, you’ll narrow down your favorite scents, design your own label and pour in wax to create your one-of-a-kind candle or fragrance. Your personalized touch will make this holiday gift even more special. To give it an Island ambiance, choose scents that remind you most of Kiawah. That way, you can share Kiawah Island with your loved one in a unique, heartfelt way.
You can also purchase your custom scent in other products, such as lotions, diffusers, fragrant oils, linen sprays and wax tarts. If you don’t have time to create a custom candle, check out the candle gift packs with fun themes, such as “Another Day in Kiawah Paradise,” “I’ll Drink to That,” and “Man Cave.”
2. Islands Mercantile
If stocking stuffers are what you’re after, you may want to stop by Island Mercantile in Freshfields Village. Island Mercantile is known for its Kiawah Island branded t-shirts, accessories, and souvenirs for all ages.
Snag a cozy Kiawah crewneck sweatshirt for a friend, an adorable Kiawah Island toddler tee for the grandkids, and a Kiawah Island cap for the golfer in the family. Islands Mercantile has a bit of everything suited for everyone, so you’re likely to find exactly what you’re looking for.
3. Peyton William
A Kiawah Island shopping experience isn’t complete without a visit to Peyton William — one of our favorite local jewelry stores in Freshfields Village. Known for their sophisticated, coastal style, the jewelry from Peyton William truly encompasses the beauty of Kiawah Island.
Choose from the selection of handmade necklaces, earrings, rings and more to surprise the person in your life this holiday season. You can also work with a designer to craft a custom piece of jewelry to be created just for your loved one.
Give a gift of the South when you visit Noddy at Freshfields Village. This Southern Goods store is chock full of curated, one-of-a-kind items made by southern companies and artisans.
Noddy features the work of several local artists, such as Mary Edna Fraser, known for her dye-resistant artwork, and abstract expressionist, Lindsay Cowles. With whimsical art, handmade jewelry, bar accessories, and silly knick knacks, this is the perfect place to find an item for your annual family gift exchange — no matter the theme.
When Christmas shopping, don’t forget your furry friends! Stop by Dolittle’s for all of the best products for the four-legged family members in your life. With all-natural treats and adorable toys for dogs and cats alike, you’re sure to find the purr-fect present for your best friend!
Grab an all-natural leather toy and a pack of biscuits for your energetic puppy, as well as a feather wand and treats for your curious cat. Plus, they even have doggie and kitty bags with fun themes such as the “Wine and Cheese Doggie Bag” and the “Feelin’ Frisky Kitty Bag,” featuring hand-picked selections of the finest treats and toys.
Shops in Downtown Charleston
In addition to Kiawah Island shopping, Charleston is home to a variety of one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques. Spend a day strolling through the decorated streets of downtown, while crossing names off of your Christmas list.
1. M. Dumas and Sons
To find the perfect gift for the special men in your life, visit M. Dumas and Sons, located on King Street in downtown Charleston. Founded in 1917, M. Dumas and Sons offers one of the widest assortment of men’s specialty brands in America.
Featuring both casual and upscale apparel, accessories, and shoes from brands, such as Barbour and Johnnie O, M. Dumas & Sons has something to suit every man on your list. Plus, they offer a southern collegiate collection for the incoming freshman or proud alumni in your life.
2. Savannah Bee Company
Visit Savannah Bee Company to find a gift as sweet as honey! If you are attending any holiday parties this season, a bottle of specialty local honey paired with a beeswax candle makes for a thoughtful hostess gift. Plus, you can choose from a variety of gift sets they have available featuring different types of honey, hand creams, body butters, coffee, and more.
3. Wonder Works
Did you know Santa’s favorite store is located in downtown Charleston? Wonder Works was founded in 1990 with a mission to create a toy store that inspired the magic and wonder of fun.
Whether your little girl or boy is a future scientist or musician, Wonder Works has a toy for every child’s interest. Plus, with Lowcountry-themed books and puzzles, as well as wooden development toys and cozy stuffed animals, there’s a gift for children of every age at Wonder Works.
Happy Holidays from Kiawah Island Real Estate
Near or far, we hope you enjoy your holiday season and that this guide to Kiawah Island shopping helps you pick the perfect local gift for your friends and family. If we can assist you in any way — especially if you’re looking to call the Island home — don’t hesitate to contact us by clicking the button below.