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Listen up people, it's crunch time. There are only six shopping days left until you either come out looking like the gift giving God or a complete chump.
We here at TheDigitel are continuing with the second installment of our holiday gift guide in hopes of providing you with some ideas to really wow the relatives.
Here we go.
Charleston Parks and Recreation Gold Pass Membership:
The Gold Pass is an excellent value with unlimited vehicular admission into eight beautiful county park facilities for an entire year, admission into a variety of special events, and a VIP booklet packed full of park and event related discounts.
The Gold Pass is valid for up to 15 people per vehicle and offers unlimited visits on an annual basis to:
- Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center
- Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier
- James Island County Park
- Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park
- North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
- Kiawah Beachwalker Park
- Folly Beach County Park
- Isle of Palms County Park
Keep up with the latest in local gift giving on our holiday gifts topic page.And free admission to:
At $75 for the standard rate and only $55 for Charleston County residents, this gift is a whole lot of bang for your buck.
Darwin Avenue Apparel
Ever heard of Hook? If you haven't heard of the creative design firm you've surely seen their work as they are the geniuses behind iconic local logos such as Eye Level Art, Andolini's Pizza, Taco Boy, The Lowcountry HighRollers and Point Break just to skim the surface.
One of the "Hookers," Jason Johnson, has a side gig called Darwin Avenue where he makes some really cool Charleston themed apparel. What better way to show the Holy City that you live in and love in some props by having someone rock it on their body?
T-shirts touting the iconic church steeples of the peninsula, the Holy City's distinguished lampposts and another that pays homage to the historic southern gentleman are all up for grabs. The creative and unique designs are super fresh sure to impress.
52.5 Records and 16 Penny Gallery
With the motto "Corporate Rock Sucks," you can count of 52.5 Records to have some of the best music around.
The King Street CD/record/book/etc. shop's goal is to provide a good selection of music, focusing on artists outside of the commercial mainstream. Rifle through their wide selection of records and get lost in the days of yore, or flick through the CD cases and be surprised at how much music is out there that you didn't know existed. Music is always a very special gift. I remember that time I got the Spice Girls CD for Christmas and my world has never been the same...
In addition to great music, you can find some incredible gig posters from both local and national artists at 16 Penny Gallery.
You can find 52.5 Records and 16 Penny Gallery at 561 King Street.
House of Sage
House of Sage is an independently owned, Earth-friendly boutique right smack dab in the heart of downtown Charleston. It's a relatively new shop, so if you haven't been, you need to get there.
A great gift ideas from House of Sage are Gretta’s Specialtees. These organic tees are screened in Charleston with vintage-style graphics for Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, Folly Beach, and West Ashley. Think of your friend that is a fan of Charleston or the one that got away, they'll love 'em.
Another good gift geared toward going green would be anything from the Blue Q goodie line. Shift your paper towel consumption with mindful and witty kitchen dish towels that say, quite literally, "I'm Not A Paper Towel." The reusable all cotton towels are screenprinted with water-based, non-toxic ink. There are large reusable shopping bags that are durable and completely constructed from recycled plastic and consumer goods. They make an eye-raising statement while getting the job done efficiently and without waste. Recycled aluminum water bottles make it easy to go without plastic water bottles. They are colorful and easy to grab on-the-run.