12 Gifts of Christmas Giveaway

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I LOVE THESE GIFTS FOR YOU!


As y’all know, we LOVE local businesses. When thinking about doing a holiday giveaway this year, we did like the idea of “12 Days of Giveaways.”

But what we loved was “12 Gifts of Christmas” - 12 gifts … for one person, and all from some of our favorite local loves.

Our 2018 “12 Gifts of Christmas” giveaway first place will win 12 gifts valued at more than $2,000! Have you entered yet? Visit this post to read the rules and enter for your chance to win, because #ILoveThatForYou!

Still need gift ideas or inspiration? Let us help! Check out each of our local loves in our giveaway this year and why we love them all so much.


WHAT THEY LOVE

When we first met the Superhosts of Southern Shangri-La AirBnB (@southernshangrilachs), Sydney & Will, we already knew who they were. Their Bed & Breakfast, which offers Charleston’s Southern Charm but with a traveler’s touch, matches their welcoming and friendly personalities.

WHAT WE LOVE

We could use Southern Shangri-La as a checklist for what we want in our next home. High ceilings, check; open floor concept, yes; immense natural sunlight, YOS; a large porch to relax on in the evenings, YAASS! You’ll feel right at home and surrounded by captivating interior design.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE

This. Style. Right upon walking in, you feel there are stories to be told. Stories of travelers. Travelers who decided to set base in Charleston and open an AirBnB. Travelers who opened an AirBnB to share those same feelings they carried from their stories to share with everyone. With just a short walk to King Street, what’s not to love? Traveler’s tip: they are opening a new location on Coming Street and all we can say is … #ILoveThatForYou!


WHAT SHE LOVES

We first met Erin Barrett (@sunwoven) at a local business event showcasing her work and immediately felt we had a new best friend. Just a few hours earlier we had seen one of her Instagram stories where she struggled to hold a finished weaving due to it’s sheer enormous size - both larger and taller than herself.

Besides creating some of the most beautiful handmade weavings, she’s also so dang cool. What began as her hobby quickly became her passion and business.

Why is she so passionate? She is an artist who’s purpose is to make a home colorful, happy and full of inspiration. Now that’s something we can rally behind.

WHAT WE LOVE

Well, besides simply stating we love Erin, her skill and dedication to furthering her passion is inspiring. She always continues to think outside the box and easily integrate her art into the daily lives of everyone. She recently added vintage Levi’s Denim Jackets to her shop, which featured a handwoven geometric element. Genius. (Don’t worry, y’all … they’ll be back in the Spring!).

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

Erin’s art also extends to jewelry, pillows and even Christmas Ornaments (pictured)! If you’re looking for a little inspiration, look no further and check out her portfolio. She also has an EPIC Pinterest and features her style as well as her favorite subtle tattoo ideas. Are y’all feeling inspired? Because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT THEY LOVE

Anne Bonny’s (@annebonnyschs) is a locally owned business in the heart of the Avondale Point in West Ashley. It offers a variety of spa services with modern techniques for men and women, including relaxing and corrective facials with the highest quality skincare products, microdermabrasion, eyelash extensions, eyelash perming, eyelash and eyebrows tinting, waxing/threading and skin care.

WHAT WE LOVE

The team. Not only is the team talented, they care deeply about their clients. The spa owner, Chrissy (pictured), is one of the friendliest people we’ve ever met. Jodi and Codi, Anne Bonny’s resident Massage Therapist and Esthetician, not only provide unparalleled services, but they also care about what’s going on in your life. During our last visit Jodi even showed us a simple neck massage to temporarily alleviate back pain.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

Guys, and literally, we mean guys … it’s time to get a facial. Anne Bonny’s Lash & Skin Boutique offers an amazing deep cleansing Gentlemen’s Facial tailored to the needs of a man’s skin. But if you’re looking to take home a little piece of the Day Spa with you, fear no more. They also carry the highest quality products for your skin care needs, including Farmhouse Fresh Products. We think y’all are ready go and book that appointment, because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT THEY LOVE

Cannonborough Collective (@cannonboroughcollective) is the ONLY balloon & gift shop located on Charleston's Peninsula. Y’all. These balloons make a statement.

Located three blocks away from Ian’s office in the heart of Cannonborough (185A St. Philip Street), they believe in local love just as much as we do. They opened the shop to service as a shared space, allowing local brands to showcase merchandise. After-hours, it’s the perfect location for a crafter’s workshop for locals, a private group, or bachelorette party.

WHAT WE LOVE

This store is coincidentally run by two of our long-time favorites, Liz Martin (@charlestonweekender) and Mimi Striplin (@thetinytassel). But what we love most is strolling into the store. Why? Because we see a need and unquenchable desire to have every single item we set our eyes on. We will stroll in, but walk out with gifts for every friend, family member and acquaintance for the year.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

This is a store that always offers a diversity group of brands and merchandise. Are you visiting and looking for the perfect Charleston token to take home? Are you interested in seeing what talent lies within the community? How about beautiful colors with classic and charming balloons above your head? Look no further than Cannonborough Collective, because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT SHE LOVES

White. Teeth. It’s what Kamden, the owner of Charleston Laser Teeth Whitening (@charlestonlaserteethwhitening), loves. Not a bad passion for an owner of a business dedicated to whitening and brightening the teeth of those all around, which is conveniently located in downtown Charleston only steps away from Waterfront Park (10 Exchange St. Suite 106).

WHAT WE LOVE

It is a place where professionalism meets friendly. Kamden created a business that spread like wild-fire throughout Charleston. How? Because she has the gift of smiles. She had us smiling from check-to-check when we first met. She’s a funny, caring person who is also an expert at what she does. The proof is in the smile, y’all.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

If it’s your first time, a one hour session will get your smile to its most intense glow possible. Her polished skills will leave you walking out with your head high, smiling wide. Book an appointment for a smile that will reflect how you feel, because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT THEY LOVE

Félix Cocktails et Cuisine (@felixcharleston) is a Parisian inspired cocktail bar serving small plates. The owner, Felix Landrum, created a space where dining and drinking is something to experience, enjoy, and cherish. Walk in and you’ll feel the flair of today's Paris.

WHAT WE LOVE

The environment Felix curated is one of sophistication and warmth. The marbled countertops, leather padded booths, and beautiful blue bar stools could make believe they’ve been teleported to Paris. And yet, it feels cozy, intimate, and familiar ... a place for every occasion.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

The food. The cocktails. Happy Hour. Sunday Brunch. The vibe. Really, what do we not love. Fèlix’s menu features one of our favorite burgers on cheat day, and also one of our favorite Caesar salads for days of guilt. But more importantly, the dynamically classic cocktails mixed by a talented bar staff. Is your mouth watering for a reservation? Because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT THEY LOVE

5Church (@5churchcharleston) loves being unapologetically unique and creating a space for patrons to fall in love with locally sourced flavors. The Team behind 5Church is overflowing with experience in hospitality and as a result everything they touch turns to gold.

WHAT WE LOVE

The ambience can be described as a chatty intimate dinner with an electric cocktail scene. We also describe ourselves the same way so you can imagine our delight. 5Church’s dishes are prepared with local ingredients and unexpected combinations sure to make you Compliment Chef Jamie Lynch.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

This is a restaurant you will want to sit and gawk over. The ceiling is the show stopper with “The Art of War” hand-painted in its entirety above. When you book your reservation and arrive, order everything on the first course, we had a field day finishing them all … because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT THEY LOVE

Holy Spokes (@holyspokesbikeshare) loves being the exclusive bike share system in Charleston, SC. Initially launched in 2017 with the mission to get everyone in our community on bikes, Holy Spokes is now a network of 250 bikes with over 30 hubs across the peninsula.

As the best way to move around the city, renting a bike is as easy as downloading the Social Bicycles app or creating an account online.

WHAT WE LOVE

The ease of reserving bikes at the nearest hub and showing our guests the beauty of Charleston in a view impossible to see from a car or bus. Holy Spokes is deeply rooted in the local community and provides a mobility option for everyone under the Charleston sun.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

Creating an experience in Charleston unlike any other. If you’re local, it is a fantastic way to ditch the car and never experience the dread of parking. If you’re visiting, Charleston is meant to be viewed at eye level because you might miss out on all of the details. So take a bike, because the whole family will thank you … and oh yeah, because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT THEY LOVE

The Largo Salon (@largosalon) hair stylists are knowledgeable and experienced. They will guide you on how to keep your hair healthy and manageable by using the best hair products and styling tips.

Boasting only four styling chairs, Largo is beyond committed to providing you a personalized, intimate experience. It is in the center of Downtown (209 Meeting St, Charleston, SC ) and the best place to end up.

WHAT WE LOVE

Ian is very particular about his hair and Largo really understands his fear of people coming towards him with scissors. Ethan listened to his hair regimen, daily styling and concerns, and provided suggestions for all … and he was right. Largo is the perfect place to end up at when searching for premium attention and beauty details.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

The talent on the other side of the chair is exemplary. Largo stylists are dedicated to the individual’s aesthetic and the chemistry and balance of your beauty needs. You will love that you ended up here. Book yourself for some beauty, because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT THEY LOVE

Vida-Flo (@vidaflocharleston) was created to help people achieve the goal of a physically well-conditioned and healthy lifestyle. How? By providing an affordable, effective, and medically beneficial service. It doesn’t hurt the entire staff are extremely friendly and courteous, or that you’re nestled into a relaxing environment.

WHAT WE LOVE

Y’all. So here’s the deal. Every single time we leave Vida-Flor after a treatment, we find ourselves smiling, giggling and generally happy about life a few hours after and unsure the reason why. But once it dawns on us that the effects of a Vida-Flo treatment is taking its course … we continue smiling and giggling. Oh the wonders of hydration.

There’s honestly nothing better than going on for an immunity boost or to cure a hangover than with your best friend (who happens to be your fiancé) and sit back in comfortable leather recliners as a heavy throw blanket covers your legs. This is how life is meant to be lived.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

Y’all will LOVE the variety of benefits the come from a Vida-Flo IV treatment. What y’all will love even more are the options and wellness program. You can tailor your treatment exactly for what you need. Feeling sluggish and on the brink of sickness? Try the VidaGlo treatment. Need a general boost, the Myers’ Cocktail has you covered. Want to giggle with us? Because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT THEY LOVE

Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park (@wildblueropes) offers the opportunities for personal challenge, and an outlet to conquer perceived limitations and move beyond individual comfort zones. They believe when failure is confronted head-on, or perhaps upside down, it leads to success. An experience driven by a “challenge by choice” philosophy, leaving the decisions to each individual.

WHAT WE LOVE

After years of Michael hinting when we lived on James Island, Ian finally got Michael’s a ticket to the Wild Blue Ropes Couple’s Climb for his birthday this year. We would drive by on the way downtown and Michael would sigh, “It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.” The experience left us feeling as though we’ve conquered it all. The thrill, the excitement, and in our case, competitiveness, made it the perfect date night.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

Y’all will absolutely love the staff. Their knowledge is astonishing, which made us feel safe, while their encouragement will push you out of your comfort zone. Their goal is to make your experience unique and safe, while offering a variety of different courses throughout the property. So keep going back to push your limits, because #ILoveThatForYou.


WHAT THEY LOVE

Rhapsody CrossFit (@rhapsodycrossfit) is a carefully crafted community for everyone. They will make you feel comfortable even if you’ve never stepped inside a gym. They emphasize support among members to encourage accountability for meeting your goals.

WHAT WE LOVE

Co-Owners Alan, Trinity, and Stan are experts who deeply care about the members. Their goal is getting you safely and effectively to the best version of yourself. If a goal is set, the environment they created is the most conducive for meeting and surpassing that goal.

WHAT Y’ALL WILL LOVE

We are centered around and driven by our community. Second to none, the emphasis on our members has curated a collection of supportive, encouraging people who will hold you accountable and push you to meet your goals, while cheering you on along the way.

Rhapsody CrossFit offers pride the best-in-class equipment, an immaculate facility and tons of amenities. Raise the bar and schedule your first free class, because #ILoveThatForYou.


There’s still time to enter the “12 Gifts of Christmas” giveaway! Visit this post to read the rules and enter, because #ILoveThatForYou!