Mom Must-Haves :: Shop Local This Holiday Season


The holiday season is approaching fast and while we always love to shop locally, this year is more important than ever! With so many small businesses suffering the impacts of COVID-19, we want to do our part to support our favorite local shops AND check things off our holiday shopping list!

With this in mind, we polled our group of writers, real-life Charleston area moms, to find out what products they are giving as gifts this year or would even like to receive themselves! There’s something for everyone!

And while you’re shopping, don’t forget to snag one of our Charleston Moms Membership cards where you’ll receive discounts and special offers to local businesses!

Mom Must-Haves

Charleston Christmas Candle mom must haves

Charleston Christmas from Charleston Candle Co.

Charleston Christmas from Charleston Candle Co is a favorite gift to give during the holiday season! It makes a great hostess gift!

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Throw Lumber Jill’s Gift Card

Give the gift of…axe throwing! Who doesn’t need a night out with friends after a very long 2020? With safety precautions in place, this is a great place to relax and hang out PLUS once a month they host Axe of Kindness night and highlight an important cause or organization and “throw” their support behind it!

Tweedle beedle mom must haves

Zara the Unicorn from Tweedle Beedle

Not only are these adorable dolls from Tweedle Beedle handcrafted, but one doll provides ten meals to children in North America and around the world. Tweedle Beedle has you covered with everything from kids clothes and toys, to baby care and so many cute things for the nursery!

Me time botanicals must haves

Discover Me Time Collection from Me Time Botanicals

You cannot go wrong with any gifts from locally-owned Me Time Botanicals, a botanical-based skincare line that puts a big emphasis on self-love and carving out “me time”. This would be a great set to gift your mom, best friend, or hey, even yourself because you deserve it!

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Tuff Tennis Ball from Park Pets in Park Circle

Don’t forget about the furry friends in your life! Local store Park Pets has lots of great options for the four-legged pals. And don’t forget to pick up a pet advent calendar while you’re there!

Skip and sully mom must haves

Skip & Sully Indoor Playground Gift Card or Play Pack

A safe, fun space for the kiddos to play + a parent’s lounge = a perfect gift! Hint to your spouse or the grandparents that this gift card is a gift for both you and the kids! With a fun Montessori inspired playground, this will be perfect for days when it is too cold (or hot!) to play outside!

Island Bloom herbals mom must haves

Christmas Spice Tea from island Bloom Herbals

Christmas Spice Tea is the seasonal bestseller! This tea warms from the inside out with ginger and cinnamon. Hibiscus makes this tea brew a beautiful red color and licorice root naturally sweetens and is sn antiviral and benefits the respiratory system. It tastes like an herbal cider! There is also a yummy Perfect Spice Chai and Dandelion Root Chai tea. As beekeepers, they use their raw honey in all of their syrups and always have Elderberry Syrup on hand.

Candlewick mom must haves

Farmhouse Dough Bowl Candle from The Welcomed Wick

You can never have too many candles during the holiday season, right? This Dough Bowl Candle is the perfect gift for a family member or friend in your life. All Welcomed Wick candles are hand-poured in small batches with no artificial dyes and lead-free wicks.


Online Guitar Lessons With Stefanie Potter

Local musician (and sister of Charleston Moms contributor Amanda!) Stefanie Potter has been offering online guitar lessons since COVID-19 started, but hopes to be doing them in-person again at some point! They are great for kids or adults!

EATS Sullivans Boards

Charcuterie Board from Sullivan’s Board Co.

Did someone say charcuterie? These boards are a perfect gift to have delivered for a local friend and for yourself if you’ll be hosting any holiday gatherings this year!

Goveners wife mom must haves

Ravenel Bridge Pillow from The Governor’s Wife Boutique

How cute is this pillow showcasing one of Charleston’s great views? The Governor’s Wife Boutique has clothes, shoes, jewelry, and home decor…it’s a one-stop-shop for all your holiday gifts!


Gift Card to FIT4MOM Charleston

FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. Give a gift card this holiday season to be used towards apparel and accessories that embody their sisterhood.

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Statement Earrings from The Tiny Tassel

You can never go wrong with a statement earring! Locally owned The Tiny Tassel has so many beautiful ones to choose from, as well as bracelets, keychains, and lots of other fun accessories!

Shop ellifox mom must haves

Squiggles Long-Sleeve Popover Dress from Ellifox

Ellifox has you covered if you’re shopping for your kids! With adorable kids clothing and accessories, there is something for everyone! We love these adorable dresses, plus you can add some monogramming for that extra personalized touch. You can never have too many monogrammed items living in the south! 

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Single Headshot Illustration from Momma Lips, Herself

Take your gift-giving to the next level by having a classic photo transformed into a one of a kind illustration by this talented local artist. It’s a perfect present for grandparents, spouse, or even yourself!  

Local love chs mom must haves

Gift Box from Local Love CHS

You can’t get more local than a specially curated gift box full of sustainable items made by Charleston artisans. With a huge variety of items including candles, cards, pottery, leather goods, wood cutting boards, artwork, self-care and wellness products, jewelry, home goods, accessories, and apparel, there is literally something for everyone! Choose from an already made gift box or pick and choose your own items!