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2020 Holiday Shopping Guide

Holiday Table

Each Saturday leading up to the holidays, Lydia Brown, Gibbes Museum Engagement Specialist and Vendor Liaison, has been highlighting special vendors and products available in the Gibbes Shop on Instagram Live. With a different theme each week, these sessions are designed to share gift-giving ideas for the whole family (including yourself!) and promote local and regional artists featured in our shop. In case you missed this series, this helpful Holiday Shopping Guide will list all of the products featured. Click on any link to learn more about the products and purchase online.

Ambiance for the home
Top left: MacBailey candle; Bottom lef: Maria White pottery; Right: Lydia Brown with Queen’s Coast coasters

Ambiance for the Home

MacBailey Seasonal Scents: Harvest, Cinnamon Spice, and Cabin Green
Invite the smell of Apple pie and Cinnamon sticks into your home with MacBailey’s Harvest and Cinnamon Spice Archive candles. And, if you have an artificial tree, but want the smell of a wintergreen forest, you will not go wrong with their 12 oz Cabin Green Concrete Candle. (Price range: $26-$32)

Maria White
If you’re interested in a clean, sleek look. Look no further than Maria White’s handmade ceramics with gold detailing. (Price range: $60-$180)

Queen’s Coast
These are perfect for jewelry trays, to set a candle on, coasters, or any form of functional art. The colors add a nice pop to any décor. (Price range: $35-$80)

Cody Foster and Co.
Ornaments galore!! A mix of vintage and contemporary can be clearly seen in each of these creations. Sparkly Spindles and Holiday Townhouses will certainly bring joy and cheer to your growing Christmas Décor. (Price range: $6-$100)

Antwon Ford Ornaments
Handmade with care by recent visiting artist Antwon Ford, these sweetgrass basket ornaments will give a Lowcountry feel to your Christmas Tree. (Price: $35)

Budding Artist
Lydia Brown with a fun selection of Kid Made Modern kits and supplies

Gifts for the Budding Artist

Kid Made Modern Crayons, double-pointed washable markers, and all-inclusive kits
No matter the creative level of the budding artists in your life, Kid Made Modern has something for each and every one of them. From a Crayon Library, to a Comic Book Kit, to A Painting Essentials Kit, these are perfect for fostering a creative and expressive lifestyle. Great for All Ages!! (Price range: $5-$40)

Jewelry collage
Top from Left: Antique Creations, EluCook, Margerite and Motte; Bottom from Left: Reflections African Jewelry LLC, Jahde, BR Design

Adornment for All

Margerite and Motte
Margerite and Motte oyster necklaces, earrings, and bracelets strike a perfect balance between classy, modern, and lowcountry flair. (Price range: $20-$195)

Antique Creations
True to its name, Kate Coit’s Antique Creations are one of a kind finds that you will not find again. Lockets, brooches, and bracelets are crafted from materials dating back to the early 20th century for a truly special gift. (Price range: $60-$700)

Don’t struggle to find the perfect pair of earrings. EluCook’s sand and glass fused studs eliminate that problem. All you need is an eye for that special someone’s favorite color and these stud earrings are guaranteed to bring smiles and hugs around the tree. (Price: $20)

Handmade leather goods straight from the Jahde Leather Atelier Workshop on Queen Street in Downtown Charleston. Andy Jahde has a knack for clean lines and tantalizing tassels! Her jewelry and accessories always lend sophistication and fun to a wardrobe. (Price range: 60-$275)

Reflections African Jewelry LLC
One of our new and well-loved vendors. Sheinata Carn-Hall’s Reflections African Jewelry is all about honoring the earth and African tradition. Recycled glass and brass beads, mingle with cowrie shells to express a narrative of the past, present, and future. Let one of these be a part of your life story! (Price range: $10-$95)

BR Design
A crowd favorite, BR Design is run by sisters Cassandra and Carlene. Their clay polymer jewelry does not disappoint with an amazing mixing of color and texture to go with every season! (Price range: $16-$40)

Cozy and Cuddle Up for Holiday Quarantine

Scarves and Socks are the best way to stay cozy during the holiday season. Pair one of our Paige Hathaway Thorn scarves with Charleston socks and you will be all ready to take on a day of gift buying or gift giving. Once the day is done, snuggle up next to your fabulous tree with one of these challenging, but unique gradient puzzles or a good book!

Cozy up Scarves
Left: Richard Hagerty; Top center: Paige Hathaway Thorn; Top right: Kristy Bishop; Bottom: Willard by Andre Allen


Paige Hathaway Thorn
Silk and Velvet Wraps and Scarves are the perfect way to feel cozy yet stylish. This local vendor is always creating elegance and decadence with her products. (Price range: $50-$180)

Richard Hagerty
Local renowned American Surrealist Richard Hagerty has his magnificent paintings on silk scarves. Colors are vibrant and the smooth silk will have you feeling comfortable and chic all day. (Price: $185)

Willard by Andre Allen 
Silk Chiffon scarves and sarongs with local artwork by Willard Andre Allen. These are the perfect way to match in warmer weather. A good gift for a stylish beach bum. (Price range: $95-$140)

Kristy Bishop
Hand dyed with natural elements, Kristy Bishop brings us beautiful silk scarves with tie dye and ombre-like influence. (Price: $120)

Books and puzzles
Books and puzzles available at the Gibbes Shop

Books and Puzzles

The Birth of All Things, Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker’s latest collection of poetry (Price: $12)
Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson (Price $10.99)*

Art Collecting
The Incredible Joy of Collecting African American Art: My Journey from Frogtown, S.C. to the National Gallery (Price: $25)

On Colour and Becoming Invisible by Ian Whittlesea – Learn the art of meditation through color and visual stimulation to zen yourself for the coming year. This is good as a gift to someone who’s been working remotely as well. (Price range: $25-$30)

Gradient Puzzles by Areaware<br<Pink/Blue; Green/Yellow, Green/Blue, Black/White (Price $35)

The Gift of Words

Whether you prefer snuggling with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book under a blanket or making a festive meal with imaginative cocktails, any of these options will bring you success and warmth this holiday season.

Novels and Poetry

A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf ($13.99)*
In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, by Alice Walker ($16.99)*
A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster ($8.00)*
Art is the Highest Form of Hope, Various Artists ($24.95)

Table Books and Cook Books

Open Studio, by Amanda Benchley and Sharon Coplan Hurowitz ($79.95)
Gullah Images: The Art of Jonathan Green, Foreword by Pat Conroy ($49.99)
The Garden Chef, Introduction by Jeremy Fox ($39.95)
The Vegetarian Silver Spoon ($49.95)
Holy Spirits! Charleston Culture through Cocktails, by Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves; $34.95

*These books were past selections for Literary Gibbes: A Book Club Discussion

The Gift of Words
Chloe Hogan, Museum Engagement Specialist, and Lydia Brown with some favorite books

– Published December 18, 2020





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