Let’s face it. If you were planning on finding a gift online, you’ve almost run out of time to get it here by Christmas. Luckily, we’re helping you out this holiday season with a gift guide filled with handmade, local gifts from right here in York County. Our local vendors are one of a kind and work year round, meaning they’ve got gifts for you for any season, any occasion.
Let the shopping begin!
Winthrop University just announced Dennis Miller will be performing at the Winthrop Coliseum on February 20th at 8pm. You can buy tickets now as a last minute gift, by clicking here.
York County has a unique connection with pottery dating back to its Native settlers. The Catawba Indian Nation was based along the banks of the Catawba River and pottery has been a sacred tradition passed down to ancestors in the tribe to this day. The love for Pottery is still strong across York County and would make a great gift! You can find it at the following areas:
Did you know that York County is home to the World’s Hottest Pepper? Smokin’ Chef Ed Curry has crafted the The Carolina Reaper, growing it in Fort Mill and selling products made with the Reaper in a storefront Puckerbutt Pepper Company on Main Street. Step inside and you’ll immediate feel the heat. You’ll have your choice from various hot sauces, spice mixes, and reaper seeds so you can try your own hand at growing the reaper!
Hunting for the perfect gift for the person who doesn’t need anything? Fill their belly with something sweet that will make them smile!
Hey Sugar Shop has the cutest sugar cookies around along with dozens of other handmade treats. Don’t believe me? Take a look:
Cupcrazed Cakery is THE place to get cupcakes that are sure to produce a smile and a sugar coma. Did you know they were on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars? Ya, they’re that good.
Chocolat Boutique is your stop for those that are chocolate contesuiers. These beautiful pieces are the perfect stocking stuffer (just make sure they’re not too close to the fire). These would also make gorgeous pieces on your plate settings for your Christmas meal!
A Trip Through History:
Have a history buff in the family, but they’ve read every book about it? Give them a real life experience. Head out to Historic Brattonsville for a day on this living history farm that transports you back to the 1700’s and 1800’s.
You could also take them on a trip to Kings Mountain National Military Park to walk through their museum and the historic battlefield that was a turn in the American Revolution.
Gift of Outdoors:
Have a loved one that hates spending an afternoon inside? Get them the gift of the outdoors! Here’s some ideas in York County:
It may be too cold to hit the water right now, but give a gift they’ll forward to this summer. This brand new wake park in York County is great to try out a water sport without having to own a boat!
If you love hikes, a state park pass is a perfect gift. Visit the link to purchase the pass today!
An annual pass to the Anne Springs Close Greenway is the gift that keeps on giving. You’ll have unlimited access to the dozens of hikes on the Greenway and discounted prices on experiences like horseback riding.
This is for the adventurer! Buy your favorite coaster lover a pass so they can experience York County’s favorite amusement park over and over again.