Shop & Stay
TOP 5 STOPS CHARLESTON FARMERS MARKET'S HOLIDAY MARKET
This special pop-up in Marion Square spans three weekends in December and has serious riches, which change each year. Be on the lookout for Grit & Grace oyster-shell ornaments, Barbara’s Sweetgrass Baskets, and Carolina Millinery Company’s handmade hats.
CROGHAN’S JEWEL BOX
Classic and resplendent, this landmark shop is the spot for an annual Charleston ornament as well as a treasure trove of new and estate jewelry.
The cheeky Christmas ornaments are irresistible, and the urban-chic fashions are one of a kind.
RO SHAM BEAUX
A wonderful spot for housewares and art, this commodious shop is also an inspiration stop for lighting, furniture, and design.
CHRISTOPHE ARTISAN CHOCOLATIER-PÂTISSIER
The retro-fabulous chocolate holiday figures are nearly too beautiful to give away (much less devour), but they’re worth suffering over. So are the assortments of truffles and handpainted chocolates.
You won’t look at an office building the same way after staying at this boutique hotel that occupies the circa1964 L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building and overlooks Marion Square. The Dewberry’s interiors are sumptuous, the Living Room lobby is one of the buzziest spots to hang out in the city, and the guest rooms (featuring custom Stickley armoires and seasonally rotating in-room cocktail bars) are urbane nests. Rates from $265.