Let’s face it. If you are planning on finding a gift online, the clock is ticking on having it delivered on time for Christmas! We're here to help this holiday season with a gift guide filled with handmade, local gifts, and unique experiences 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!
For the art enthusiast...
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 stores:
Olive’s Mud Puddle offers coffee, tea, local gifts, art exhibits, art classes, and hosts event on a weekly basis!
Rock Hill Pottery Center features an extensive selection of pottery styles, such as porcelain, stoneware, raku, pit fire, and horsehair. You're guaranteed to find the perfect piece of art for the selection of pottery that is the largest in the area!
Art on Main features lots of local and unique handmade works of art including some of the most beautiful pottery in York County!
The Hickory Post is a furniture and art gallery dedicated to providing accessible art and design for all. The curated store features one-of-a-kind artwork, furniture, and home accessories that will definitely impress the home decor enthusiast in your life!
Azure Sky Gift Boutique is a gift shop that celebrates artists and craftsmen from across the US. About half the store is filled with local Carolina art & handcrafted gifts. They carry wall art, pottery, jewelry, handbags, candles, bath & body, local honey, chocolate, baby gifts, blown glass, wood craft, garden art and so much more.
For the thespian...
Deemed the "Broadway of Christian Entertainment," Narroway is one of the top-ranked theaters in the state of South Carolina.
The Real Christmas Story is now playing until December 30th, but tickets are going fast so make sure to purchase them today!
Rock Hill Theatre is a volunteer-based nonprofit that promotes the love of theatre for all ages and exists to provide theatre experiences and education to Rock Hill and the surrounding community! Give the gift of season passes this holiday season.
For the adrenaline junkie...
Did you know that York County is home to the World’s Hottest Pepper? Smokin’ Chef Ed Curry has crafted 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 immediately feel the heat. You’ll have your choice of various hot sauces, spice mixes, and reaper seeds to try before deciding on the perfect sauce!
Searching for the perfect gift for the thrill-seeker in your life? Give the gift of Carowinds! Buy your favorite coaster lover a pass so they can experience York County’s favorite amusement park over and over again.
Looking for a truly unique experience? A short 20-minute drive from Rock Hill and you're on the Tatanka Bison Ranch. Home to 215 acres and more than 50 bison, this working ranch not only houses bison, but also offers private tours so you can get up close and personal to these majestic creatures!
For that special someone with a sweet tooth...
Cupcrazed Cakery is the place to get cupcakes that are sure to produce a huge smile (and a sugar coma). Did you know they were on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars? Yeah, they’re that good.
Chocolat Boutique is your stop for those that are chocolate connoisseurs. 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!
Amélie's French Bakery & Cafe is the spot for all of your French macaroon lovers. These melt-in-your-mouth macaroons are divine and will be sure to impress even the most pretentious palette.
For the history buff...
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 1700s and 1800s.
You could also take them on a trip to Kings Mountain National Military Park to walk through the museum and the historic battlefield that was a turn in the American Revolution.
With one-of-a-kind exhibits, events, and programs you will want to visit the Museum of York County siotes again and again! As a member, you'll be able to visit as often as you like for a full year and enjoy exclusive discounts, and access to programs, seminars, and more!
Fort Mill History Museum gives you a glimpse of what Fort Mill was like from the 1600s to today. As the museum grows, the timeline will grow. This is the perfect gift if you're looking to wow the York County native in your life.
For the nature-lover...
It may be too cold to hit the water right now, but give a gift they’ll forward to this summer. This 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.
For the coffee aficionado...
Knowledge Perk is not only a cafe, roasting company, and event venue, but it also serves as a coffee education headquarters. Give the gift of good coffee this holiday season!
BoCo Coffee Roasters not only offers high-quality coffee, but they also offer coffee subscriptions starting at $29/month! They also offer educational courses such as homebrew workshops and coffee cuppings.
Rock Hill Coffee Roasters sources fair-trade coffee while bringing sustainability to families around the globe. Though they do not have a brick and mortar just yet, you can order directly from their website! Bonus: They're offering 15% off all products and free shipping on orders over $35!
Humble Cup Coffee Co. strives to provide high-quality coffee but to build a stronger more connected community while doing so. Each created blend represents something that they are passionate about! You can order directly from their website. If you purchase three or more bags, you'll receive free shipping!
Tega Cay Coffee not only sells their own roasted blends, but also sell their own campfire mugs and tumblers! The perfect way to build your own gift basket for the coffee lover in your life!
Forte Legato Coffee is a specialty coffee shop in Rock Hill focused on providing insight into the farmers, their lives, and the education of coffee. In addition to their storefront, you can purchase their coffee directly from their web store!
For the bookworm...
Books-4-Ewe specializes in unique used and rare books, this quaint little book shop has something for everyone. Whether they're a casual reader or a devoted bookworm, Books-4-Ewe has got you covered!
Corks, Cooks & Books is a wine bar, restaurant, bookstore & retail shop featuring a variety of artisans & new books from a wide range of publishers! While you're there shopping, unwind with a glass of wine and order one of their famous charcuterie boards!
Friends Books on Main is an independent book store featuring thousands of gently used current, vintage, audio, and children’s books at great prices. Bonus: you can give the gift of giving back this holiday season, as the proceeds from sales benefit all York County libraries!
For the craft beer lover...
Give the gift of the YoCo LoCo Experience! The YoCo LoCo is a vintage trolley brewery service in York County, SC. The YoCo LoCo is the perfect and safe way to enjoy some beer tasting with friends – new or old. The YoCo LoCo trolley is equipped with a rocking sound system, comfortable seats for 24 adults, and is captained by a passionate team of local (not loco), experienced drivers. They offer tours featuring 3 breweries on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening, and Sunday afternoon.
Give the gift of the YoCo Brew Trail. York County is home to 14 different breweries a that you can buy swag, a Crowler, or a growler for the craft beer enthusiast in your life. Explore the world of Craft Beer in York County and get started on the YoCo Brew Trail today!
For the Foodie...
Looking to surprise the foodie in your life with a truly unique experience? Treat them to a night at The Foodie School! The Foodie School offers the unique experience of creating your favorite dishes while having fun with friends, family, or loved ones. Not seasoned in the kitchen? No worries! The chefs will guide you through every step of the way and then you get to sit and feast on your creations.
For that someone you don't know very well yet...
The Mercantile has it all. Seriously. The Mercantile not only offers an immersive retail experience full of artistic displays and an eclectic mix of gifts and homewares, but it also offers classes and workshops! Shop small and shop local at the Mercantile.
Overhead Station carries hard-to-find unique items from regional and local craftspeople. If you're looking for something ultra-local and unique, you'll be sure to find it at Overhead Station!
Yorkville Marketplace is a 12,000 sq. ft. boutique mall specializing in new and upcycled retail items in the heart of the Historic District in York, SC. With over 25 vendors inside of the marketplace, you're guaranteed to find something for every personality.