Mount Pleasant Magazine May/June 2021

www. Char l es tonWomen . com | www. Char l es tonWomenPodcas t . com | www. ReadCW. com CW without having to choose all of the ingredients yourself, and themes ranging from mindfulness to inspiration mean that there’s a box for any occasion. At Nellie & Lo, owners Pam White and her daughter Taylor White Socci said, “Customers can create gift baskets in many ways–they can give us a theme and let us work our magic,” or work hand-in-hand to select items and fill a basket of their own. “No matter how our customers choose to do it,” Socci added, “whether it be letting us take the reins or doing it on their own, we love creating gift baskets for any occasion.” Their adorable shop features luxurious pajamas, modern blush wine glasses, playful earrings and candles in lovely ceramic dishes, which are all primed to wow your recipient. Lavender Hill Designs, the artisan boutique in Belle Hall Shopping Center, offers unique items for a gift assemblage, like European city soaps, floral sleep masks, power bank portable chargers and Summer Dreams candles. Combine in a wire or wicker basket for the perfect welcome gift. Whatever the occasion, it’s always a great idea to add a local touch, like hand-poured oyster shell candles from the Oyster Candle Company, which sources its oyster shells from Shem Creek restaurants. Food-themed baskets are always welcome because they can be consumed or shared with pleasure and can give a boost for entertaining. Let the experts at Leeah’s Old Village Wine Shop find you a bottle or two of wines tailored toward your recipient’s taste preferences. Pair them with a corkscrew or a sampling of cheeses or some charcuterie, and you’ll have a basket that anyone would relish. DOING IT YOURSELF If you are assembling your own gift basket, big box crafts stores and World Market offer a variety of containers which you can then fill with a range of global gourmet products, craft beer or wines. Feel free to think outside the basket. For a beach goer, assemble the items in a sand bucket. Coffee lovers might appreciate adding a monogrammed mug and a gift card from their favorite local coffeeshop. A gardener might like a bright trowel, a can of insect spray and colorful gardening gloves in a gardening tote. Wherever you source the items, be sure to vary the height of the gifts to better display your selections. However you go about it, the lucky recipient of your thoughtful gift basket will be reminded how much you care. Th i s adorabl e gi f t basket f rom Ne l l i e & Lo i s sure to wow at any baby shower. Eileen & Leah B.Minton Hey@bminton Nellie & Lo 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Suite B Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 Tel. 843-388-5306. Leeah’s Old Village Wine Shop 115 Pitt Street Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 The Village Bookseller 761 Coleman Boulevard Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 Lavender Hill Designs 616 D Long Point Road Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 Oyster Candle Company 216 Scott Street Mount Pleasant, S.C. 29464 feature