21 Gifts and Goodies

January 2010
Photographs by: 
Paul Mehaffey

From elegant to whimsical to edible, wrap up these festive finds for your dears (or yourself) this season.




1. Good Scents: Artfully disguise your home fragrances in this Degas-inspired porcelain infuser by Lampe Berger, Paris. ($129). Abrams Department Store, 318 Laurel St., Conway, (843) 248-9198





2. Black Gold: Rustic meets refined in this exquisite necklace with braided black band and 14-karat-gold hand-carved medallion by local Myrtle Beach designer Guiseppe Chillico. ($1,275). Tula Blu, 5307 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, (843) 497-9717






3. Shore Thing: Brighten your home and bring a touch of the natural world indoors with a Christa Shell lamp, featuring intricately arranged shells and a linen shade. ($299). Furniture & Mattress Gallery, 3934 Hwy. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, (843) 651-3501



4. Cherub’s Clothing: Mom’s and Dad’s faces will light up when they see their favorite cutie pie dressed in this pima cotton infant’s dress and matching crocheted booties. ($78 and $15). Sassyfras, 5900 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-1420




5. Cuff Love: Simple. Stylish. Sleek. Elevate your basics with this chic pewter cuff. ($75). Gypsy Boutique, 327 Main St., Conway, (843) 488-0816





6. Be Dazzled: Wow. Wow. Wow. That’s what they’ll say when you arrive in this 18-karat-gold nugget-chain, with bezel-set sapphires and London blue topaz. ($1,830). Eleanor Pitts, 11096 Ocean Hwy., #17, Pawleys Island, (843) 237-8080





7. Pot Luck: Home accents are best when thrown—hand-thrown, that is. This wheel-thrown vase (19” height) in matte blue and waterfall brown will add an earthy element to your everyday. ($325). Mud Bucket Pottery, 279 Highway 57 South, Little River, (843) 399-8702




8. Comfort Zone: Exude relaxation and style in a retro shirt by Bobby Chan, available in a variety of patterns and designs woven in lush silk and bamboo fabrics. ($58-$110). Bobby Chan, 3065 Howard Ave., Myrtle Beach, (843) 238-3700





9. Paint the Town: Ring in the new year in these festive and flirty heels, a sure antidote to auld lang syne. ($68). Island Shoes, 10880 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, (843) 237-8512




10. Abode Adornment: Add a sweet scent to your home with a Daniel Benedict Design diffuser, inspired by vintage crocodile boxes acquired on a trip to the Paris antiques market. ($78). Rose Arbor Fabrics, 6916 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-7673









11. Wine Time: Lead the toast at your holiday gatherings or ring in the new year with Penfolds BIN 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2006 from Australia: a bright blend of dark berry, dried fruit, and herbal notes. ($31.99). Perrone’s Fine Food and Wine Market, 13291 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, (843) 235-9193



12. Beach Bushels: Surprise a special someone on your list with one of these woven baskets that can be filled with everything from dried flowers to fresh-baked cookies. Each features a festive ribbon and marine accent. ($125). McElveen Designs and Antiques, 302 79th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, (843) 467-2324

13. Tighten Up: Pull it together with these sharp men’s belts from Lacoste, available in leather and woven styles. ($32-$42). Blue Mer, 3098 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, (843) 839-1060









14. Skate Savvy: Take a Christmas morning cruise around the neighborhood on this Arbor Company longboard sporting an eco-conscious bamboo deck. ($180). Xtreme Surf & Skate Co., 3068 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, (843) 839-9590








15. Table Trends: Illuminate everything from a gourmet meal to a humble midnight snack with these Match pewter candlesticks, handcrafted in Italy. ($100-$148). Hope Taylor & Company, 312 Main St., N. Myrtle Beach, (843) 281-9650



16. Vintage Sole: Display your latest fruit of the vine find with this fanciful shoe wine stand featuring bright prints and a jaunty feather accent. ($19). Accents by Carol, 7711 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-1653






17. Swing Shift: Jazz up your tree or the presents beneath it with these Lilly Pulitzer shift ornaments in classic prints—sure to bring a bit of whimsy to your holiday. ($58). Joggling Board, 11096 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, (843) 237-2631







18. Christmas Countdown: Mark the days until the arrival of St. Nick with these charming pixie holiday calendars crafted in cotton. Each figure from Maileg Danish Design features a pocket for each day, perfect for holding holiday treats. ($95). Not Too Shabby, 980 82nd Parkway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 497-1180



19. Ski Bum: These rugged North Face Gore-Tex gloves will take you seamlessly from Strand to slope. Equal parts function and fashion, this gift is an easy fit for all. ($70.99). The Sail & Ski Connection, 515 Highway 501, Myrtle Beach, (800) 868-7245






20. Sweet Celebration: Layer up this season with a custom cake, a perfect table dressing of sweet crumb, luxurious fondant, and glitzy glitter. ($250). Croissants Bistro & Bakery, 3751 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, (843) 448-2253





21. Christmas Classic: The little girl in your life will cherish this dainty porcelain doll for every holiday season to come. The beret and little red galoshes will be as precious to you as they are to her. ($120). Miss-Master Children’s Shoppe, 6101 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach, (843) 449-1696