Thursday, November 24, 2011


Okay. Here it is! The list of gifts I like to give and receive. It's just in time for Black Friday (which I do NOT participate in) and just in time for Small Business Saturday!! As often as I can I like to support local small business and I CERTAINLY like to support local artists. It makes me happy to have pieces of jewelry that are one-of-a-kind and made with love by someone else's hands.

Without further ado, and in no particular order, I give you THE LIST. ( I am having trouble getting the text to appear in conjunction with the pictures so, the photos are in order from top to bottom and correspond with the numbered list with the exception of the Crave Studio pics..both of the necklaces are from Crave)

1. The Lysol Healthy Touch no-Touch Hand Soap System. I got mine in stainless from Wal Mart and I have been very happy with it. It's easy for my 6 year old to use, as well.

2. ANYTHING (but especially jewelry) from Crave Studio. Not a fan of jewelry? No worries! She's kinda famous for her ceramic pears and has other handmade ceramics for the home and garden as well. Due to high demand, she can't take anymore custom orders until after the first of the year but, take a look at her etsy and facebook sites and see what she's already got in stock and get your order placed. Gift certificates are also available and would make a GREAT stocking stuffer! Her studio is located at 1279 Pendleton Street in the Pendleton Street Arts District in Greenville. Shoot her a message if you would like to visit the studio. jpbedenbaugh{at}gmail{dot}com.

3. Another of my faves for jewelry is Christina Nicole Studios. (matter of fact, I'm headed over there Saturday to put some things on my OWN wish list!) Check out her etsy shop or, if you're local, stop by her studio on River Street behind/below High Cotton.

4. Who doesn't enjoy being pampered? I LOVE the facials that Kelley Curl serves up! Her custom 70 minute facial is worth every penny! (It is $70 and oh-so relaxing! Here's a little tip: when I give someone a gift certificate for a spa service, I go ahead and include the gratuity. 20% is customary) She is in the process of moving in to a new fabulous location but is happy to offer gift certificates for her services beginning December 1. Just give her a call at (864) 354-9933. Her new address at Bliss Massage Therapy(as of 12/1) will be 608 Grove Road in Greenville.

5. A Nordstrom gift card. Available here.

6. An ITunes gift card. Available almost anywhere..I recently purchased one at Wal Mart.

7. An Anthropologie gift card.

8. This fantastic smelling Volcano candle from Anthro.

So there you have it! Nothing too crazy or extravagant but all things that I appreciate and look forward to receiving AND giving. I hope your special someone will feel the same!