Edible Upcountry’s Guide to Thoughtful Gift Giving

By The Makers Collective | November 04, 2016
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GIFTS for the HOME

Terrarium, Prices Vary Urban Digs: Greenville
Give a living gift with one of Urban Digs’ terrariums or potted plants. Pieces vary in price depending on the size and number of plants, so it’s easy to find something in the price range you’re looking for. 215 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville www.facebook.com/urbandigshomefurnishings

Custom House Portrait, $75 and up Blue House Paperie: Greenville
The perfect gift for a new homeowner. These custom house portraits are created using ink and watercolor. Each home is hand drawn, so order early to make sure you get yours in time for Christmas. www.bluehousepaperie.etsy.com

Cozy Candle, Prices Vary Mercy Verity Candles: Taylors
These handcrafted candles are made with 100% soy wax and cotton wicks. They come in lovely seasonal scents like Christmas Eve and Cozy — a combination of apple, cinnamon and citrus. Available at Lowes Foods in Greer, and at M. Judson Booksellers and Storytellers in Greenville. www.mercyveritycandles.com

For the HOST or HOSTESS

Tea Towel, $12 The High Fiber: Weaverville, NC
Screenprinted natural cotton tea towels in colors and designs that will fit any kitchen. Each flour sack towel is printed by hand in Asheville, NC using solvent free, environmentally kind ink. Available at Swamp Rabbit Grocery. 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville

Ceramic Spoon Rest, $10 Jocie Pots: Easley
Every kitchen needs this tiny and useful piece of pottery. Available in several neutral colors, this creates a convenient place for resting spoons or used tea bags so your counter can stay clean. www.scoutmob.com/a/jocie-pots

Bud Vases, $25-$75 Laura Cooke Pottery: Asheville, NC
Add some fresh flowers to one of these graphic black and white vases for a lovely host or hostess gift. Laura’s pottery is available locally at Art & Light Gallery. 16 Aiken Street, Greenville

CHRISTMAS ITEMS

Christmas Ornament, $20 Origin Tale: Taylors
Upgrade your holiday decor with hand-painted ornaments. Each ornament is unique, embellished with patterns and colors inspired by folk art. www.OriginTale.etsy.com

Geometric Metal Wreath, $250 Lonely Mountain Metalworks: Greenville
If you’re looking for a fresh take on the traditional wreath, this sculptural geometric wreath is for you. Available in multiple finishes. www.lonelymountainmetal.etsy.com

Holiday Card, $5 Ink Meets Paper: Charleston
Send your seasonal greetings in style with a beautiful letterpressed card. Printed on an antique press in Charleston, Ink Meets Paper cards are available locally at Knack Studio. 580 Perry Avenue, Greenville

Mini Felt Wreath, $5 Leaph Boutique: Easley
Deck the halls with a tiny handmade felt wreath. This little touch of green will give even the smallest nook some Christmas cheer. www.leaphboutique.etsy.com

STOCKING STUFFERS

Greenville Pin, $8 Dapper Ink: Greenville
This Greenville enamel pin will be a hit with friends who like to dress up their bags or their lapels. The design is also available as a patch. 207 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville

864 Sticker, $5 Greenville Goods: Greenville
Classier than a bumper sticker, this 864 decal comes in black or white. Use it on your car, your computer, or anywhere else you need a sticker. www.greenvillegoods.com

Chocolate Sampler Box, $6 LaRue Fine Chocolate: Pickens
A sampler box from LaRue contains three handcrafted, small-batch chocolates. Its compact size makes it perfect for stuffing stockings. Available at The Community Tap. www.laruefinechocolate.com

EXPERIENCES

Floral Subscription, $20 – $40 Philo Floral: Greenville
Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? With this floral subscription, the recipient will receive a beautiful artisan bundle of flowers every other week. Prices vary based on frequency and size of bouquets. Customize your gift online. www.philofloral.com/subscriptions

Beer Tasting, Prices Vary Birds Fly South: Greenville
Give your beer-loving friends a reason to visit one of Greenville’s newest local breweries. The Birds Fly South tasting room is “designed to inspire conversation, exploration, and sharing,” so make this one a group gift. 1320 Hampton Avenue Ext. Greenville

Pottery Class, $40 Hollowed Earth Pottery: Greenville
Learn the basics of pottery with a 90-minute sampler class. Schedule one for a friend ($40), or sign up with your significant other ($75). Classes can also be tailored to kids of all ages. www.hollowedearthpottery.com

Sunday Sit-Down Brunch, $85 a pair M. Judson Booksellers and Storytellers: Greenville
You’ve seen the literary Sit-Down Suppers at M. Judson— now they’re offering a family experience in February with the younger set in mind. Middle grade authors (and SISTERS!) Cassie Beasley (Circus Mirandus) and Kate Beasley (Gertie’s Leap to Greatness) will be on hand for a book-themed brunch with The Chocolate Moose to discuss their books and their writing lives. 130 South Main Street, Greenville www.mjudsonbooks.com

For the ART ENTHUSIAST

Landscape Print, $25 and up Emily Jeffords: Greenville
Choose the perfect gift from a large selection of landscapes. These fine art prints of Emily’s original oil paintings are available in multiple ready-to-frame sizes. www.emilyjeffords.com

Coffee Botanical Print, $20-$85 Chris Koelle: Greenville
Local artist Chris Koelle has created a series of intricate monochromatic botanical drawings. These detailed pieces are available as prints in three sizes. www.chriskoelle.com

Greenville Coloring Book, $12.75 Color: Charleston
Pick up a coloring book for both the adults and the kids on your list. Color Greenville features illustrations of Greenville landmarks, and Columbia and Charleston books are also available online (www.yayforcolor.com). Color Greenville products are sold at The Pickwick. 3219 Augusta Street, Greenville

GIFTS to WEAR

GVL Sweatshirt, $75 Billiam Jeans: Greenville
Local denim maker Billiam created a sweatshirt for the ultimate Greenville enthusiast. Available in black or grey, the sweatshirt features hand cut and sewn felt letters. 205 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville

Bracelet Cuff, $25 The Stella Blue Gallery: Asheville, NC
These beautiful etched bracelet cuffs are designed to fit everyone. Created in various widths and designs, they can be purchased locally at Knack Studio. 580 Perry Avenue, Greenville

Fingerless Cashmere Gloves, $35 Fair Isle: Cameron
Fair Isle creates mittens and gloves from re-purposed cashmere. The fingerless gloves are a perfect gift for busy friends who need to text, tend to children, or work in chilly offices. Colors vary based on materials available. www.fairisle.bigcartel.com

Kid’s Tees and Sweatshirts, $18-$30 Radish: Simpsonville
Even toddlers need something fun to wear. Radish Kids creates stylish clothing designed just for the little ones. www.radish-kids.com

GIFTS for the FOODIE

Coffee Beans, $16-$19 Methodical Coffee: Greenville
Give locally-roasted coffee beans from Greenville’s popular coffee shop. Their beautiful packaging means you won’t even need to break out the wrapping paper. 101 North Main Street. Suite D, Greenville

Homemade Pie, $22 (or $28 for a gluten-free pie) Lattice Pies: Greenville SC
Give the gift of nostalgia and deliciousness in the form of a homemade pie—without all the work. Pies are made from scratch with local ingredients whenever possible. Order your holiday pies now. www.latticepies.com

Handmade Coffee Scoop, $25 Split Woodworks: Greenville
For the coffee (or tea) aficionado. This handcrafted scoop measures out a perfect tablespoon for the perfectly brewed cup. Available at Swamp Rabbit Grocery. 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville

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