Every state has a “lesser” neighbor of which its residents sometimes poke fun. In North Carolina, South Carolina is ours. (To be fair, they probably joke about us right back.) But even though we sometimes give it a bad rap, South Carolina really is a lovely place.
Growing up, my family frequently visited our southern neighbor. For one, the metro area of Charlotte extends into South Carolina, so it’s never unusual to swing by for fresh peaches, cheap gas, roller coasters or fireworks. For two, South Carolina beaches are a bit closer to Charlotte than the ones in our state, so my family would often vacation near Myrtle Beach and Charleston. And earlier this year, I spent some time in Columbia visiting a close friend. (See the recap of that trip here.) So, all in all, I’ve got a soft spot for the Palmetto State. Here’s a South Carolina gift guide filled with some of my favorite things! // susannah
The Kitchen Road Trip series is a virtual ‘trip’ to a different state. Posted weekly on Mondays, each post is a gift guide to items from a different state, in alphabetical order, and features food & drinks, books, home goods and travel items.
Click below to see the South Carolina gift guide!
1. Bittermilk Smoked Honey Whiskey Sour Mixer* ($15) // 2. Grey Ghost Bakery Lemon Sugar Cookies* ($12) // 3. Gullah Gourmet Hush Dem Puppies Mix* ($8.95) // 4. Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Small Batch Tonic Syrup* ($18) // 5. Sideshow Press Greensward Toothpicks* ($10 for 100) // 6. Let’s Drink Letterpress Recipe Cards by Ink Meets Paper* ($14) // 7. Modern South Mid-Century Modern Sailboats Print* ($24) // 8. Sideshow Press Mint Journal* ($14) // 9. Rewined Candles* ($25 to $28 each) // 10. The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen by Matt Lee and Ted Lee ($35)
*Made or designed in South Carolina