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Shop local with Do Savannah’s 2017 gift guide

  • Buck and Doe self-tie bow ties, $28, can be found in several locations in Savannah. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Ghost Coast Distillery offers whiskey flavored with Savannah Bee Co. honey and other specialty liquors. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Ghost Coast Distillery offers free tours each half-hour from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Moon River Kayak Tours are $50 per person for a 2 1/2 hour tour. (Provided photo)
  • Big Nasty ATV/Moto X Park is open Saturdays and Sundays. (Provided photo)
  • Lovelane Designs’ pencil case, $25, comes in two “dragon” shades: pickle (shown) and pink sparkle. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Tybee Creek Soap Co. is handmade in small batches. Find it at Cents and Sensibility on Skidaway Road. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Diva Designs of Savannah’s crystal beaded oyster necklace in silver is $95. Find it at Cents and Sensibility on Skidaway Road. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Diva Designs of Savannah’s crystal beaded oyster necklace in gold is $105. Find it at Cents and Sensibility on Skidaway Road. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • This Betsy Olmstead watercolor pillow, $40, is available at Urban Poppy in Savannah. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • This Betsy Olmstead pillow, $65, is available at Urban Poppy in Savannah.(Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Festive holiday flower arrangements are available in a variety of prices from Savannah’s Urban Poppy. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • The Vicar’s Wife offers rhinestone covered masks for $28 each. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • The Vicar’s Wife offers rhinestone covered masks for $28 each. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Kathi Rich’s crystal and gem clutches are $325 and this sparkle bangle is $58. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Kathi Rich’s crystal and gem clutches are $325. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Mamie Ruth’s new kids’ line, Wishing on Weeds, features patch and distressed jeans, $42; jean jackets with patches, $62; and graphic T-shirts, $28. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Mamie Ruth’s new kids’ line, Wishing on Weeds, features patch and distressed jeans, $42; jean jackets with patches, $62; and graphic T-shirts, $28. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • “Dope Horseshoe” earrings, $26, are handmade with 20-gauge metal wire by Savannah jewelry designer Tatiana Smith. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • “Violet” earrings, $52, are handmade with 20-gauge brass by Savannah jewelry designer Tatiana Smith. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
  • Custard Boutique offers a trio of heavenly necklaces: Brass telescope, $36; star, $55; and moon, $84. (Photo by Adriana Iris Boatwright)
 

Shop local with Do Savannah’s 2017 gift guide

19 Dec 2017

There’s still time to buy Christmas gifts for all ages and personalities, and the best part is you don’t even have to leave Savannah to get them. Check out Do Savannah’s top picks to help you shop local this season.

Buck and Doe

Ties are $28; shopSCAD, 340 Bull St.; Picker Joe’s, 217A E. 41st St.; Mani-Pedi, 4511 Habersham St., Suite 201; buck-and-doe.com

Husband-and-wife team Trae Gurley and Jessica Pope live in Savannah and together, they have designed a line of American-made, self-tie bow ties. Tied with a bit of asymmetry that give them a natural charm, they might not have the precision of pre-tied bow tie, but this is where your individuality comes in. Find them at locations around Savannah.

Ghost Coast Distillery

Free tours; product prices vary; 641 Indian St.; ghostcoastdistillery.com

Ghost Coast, the city’s first distillery since just before Prohibition, offers free tours every half-hour from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Don’t forget to visit The Cocktail Room for hand-crafted drinks made with Ghost Coast products, which include Vodka 261, (regular and orange flavored) and Broughton & Whitaker Whiskey (ginger or honey flavored).

Moon River Kayak Tours

$50 for 2 ½-hour tour; Rodney J. Hall Boat Ramp, 45 Diamond Causeway; Hogan’s Marine, 36 Wilmington Island Road; 912-344-1310; moonriverkayak.com

Explore the marshes of Skidaway Narrows and Moon River while you paddle through the rivers of the Lowcountry, looking to spot an eagle, osprey, dolphin or otter along the way. After a short paddle, you’ll also enjoy a walk on an uninhabited island lead by a knowledgable guide. You can also rent kayaks to explore on your own, or join a variety of boat tours.

Big Nasty ATV/Moto X Park

Admission is $10-$20; 108 Godley Road, Bloomingdale; thebignasty.net

Give the gift of adventure with gift certificates to Bloomingdale’s Big Nasty ATV/Moto X Park. Two motocross tracks include a mini bike track that is good for beginners. The main track is a 1-mile monster featuring an 80-foot finish-line jump, doubles, tabletops and huge bowl turns. There are several mud pits, 4x4 trails and a newly added a paintball area.

Lovelane Designs

Dragon pencil cases are $25; lovelanedesigns.com

Be the talk of the schoolyard (or the office) with a zippered dragon pencil case, available in two shades: pickle green or pink sparkle. Lovelane Designs products are made in Savannah with 100 percent cotton canvas and eco-friendly, water-based inks. Available online and via pop-up shops and other special events around Savannah.

Tybee Creek Soap Co.

Prices vary; Cents and Sensibility, 7360 No. 4 Skidaway Road; tybeecreeksoaps.com

Tybee Creek Soap Co. products are made from natural ingredients using the traditional cold process method, where oils are warmed and blended with a lye solution, then the mix is poured into a mold. All soaps are handmade in small batches and hand-cut, so weights are approximate. Find them online or at Cents and Sensibility (centssensibility.com).

Diva Designs of Savannah

Oyster necklaces are $95-$105; Cents and Sensibility, 7360 No. 4 Skidaway Road; etsy.com/shop/DivaDesignsSavannah

Diva Designs of Savannah’s handmade products are “dedicated to the sassiest diva in you.” A variety of styles feature all sorts of gems, metals and other items found in nature, including oyster shells. These crystal beaded oyster necklaces come in gold or silver. Available online or at Cents and Sensibility on Skidaway Road in Savannah.

Urban Poppy

Pillows are $40-$65; 2312 Abercorn St.; urbanpoppy.com

This Savannah floral boutique and gift shop offers a large collection of vivid watercolor textiles from designer Betsy Olmsted, bamboo and cotton baby gifts from Milkbarn and more. You’ll also find exquisite flower arrangements — the perfect gift for holiday party hosts. Find a pricing guide for floral arrangements online.

The Vicar’s Wife

Masks are $28; 2430 Bull St., thevicarswife.com

Rhinestone-encrusted masks are perfect for your New Year’s Eve celebration — and any other holiday event that needs a bit of sparkle. You’ll also find an eclectic selection of vintage furniture, jewelry, collectibles, lighting, mirrors, glass and crystal in this unique shop located in the heart of the Starland District.

Kathi Rich

Bangles are $58 and clutches are $325; 2515 Abercorn St.; facebook.com/kathirichinc

Kathi Rich is a woman’s clothing store that prides itself in featuring high-quality items from designers the world over. Along with crystal and multi-colored gem clutches and bangles, you’ll also find a variety of jumpsuits, evening dresses, ball gowns, casual wear, pajamas, shawls and other jewelry and accessories.

Mamie Ruth

Jeans, $42; jean jackets, $62; T-shirts, $28; 107 W. Liberty St., mamieruth.com

Emily Bargeron is the creative mind and designer behind the label Mamie Ruth, which has launched a new kids’ line named Wishing on Weeds. Her clothes are for “the creative thinkers, the peacemakers and the front-row girls who just want to have fun.” All her garments are proudly made in the USA.

Tatiana Cabral Smith

Earrings shown are $26-$52; tatianacabralsmith.com

Local jewelry designer Tatiana Cabral Smith focuses on metals and simple design. All items are locally handmade and can be customized in a variety of ways. The jewelry artist aims to use her passion of creation “to assist in making life better for the people of [Ethiopian village] Wachuge and others in need.”

Custard Boutique

Necklaces shown are $36, $55 and $84; 422 Whitaker St., custardboutique.com

Get a celestial trio of heavenly necklaces for the star in your life at Custard Boutique. The shop aims to dress women of all shapes in fashion-forward and unique clothing. Custard offers great finds created by local jewelry makers and artisans. Custard also carries shoes, bags, jewelry, clothes and gift items “that are thoughtful and purpose driven.”

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