After a visit to Charleston, you’ll probably just want to pack half the city in your suitcase. We understand – it’s not every city that’s voted top U.S. city three years in a row. But the next best thing is some great Charleston-made souvenirs. Here are our top picks for capturing those Holy City memories.
Rewined Candles: Poured into recycled wine bottles, these candles are made of all-natural soy wax and custom-blended fragrances like sangria, merlot, chardonnay, champagne, pinot noir. Available in multiple locations around Charleston; $28 each.
Food for the Southern Soul: Take home a taste of Southern goodness with items like BlackJack Barbecue Sauces & Rubs and stone-ground grits. In fact, grab a sample before you go home at the ‘Cue*Osk (think BBQ kiosk) in the Historic Charleston City Market. (pictured below)
Carolina Coaster Co.: Every time you have a drink, you can be reminded of your good times in Charleston. The coasters capture icon Charleston images – signs, restaurants, flowers, hotels and window boxes. $12 each.
Sweetgrass baskets: You can’t go home without a piece of truly Charleston art. Women have been making sweetgrass baskets here for decades – it’s a true Lowcountry art form. You can find the baskets for sale all around Charleston, including at the Charleston City Market and at individual stands all along U.S. Highway 17 North.
Charleston Epicurean: Here’s a great way to keep the taste of Charleston coming all year long. Sign up for this monthly subscription box and receive a package of four to six different full-sized local delicious gourmet goods from Charleston. Subscriptions start at $35.