Honestly, we love this time of year. We have lots of visitors come in looking for a gift for the person who has everything. We don't stress over that. You know why? Because local, original art is the answer. Even if the giftee isn't an obvious art lover - sometimes people just don't want to buy it for themselves. Giving local art is always classy, too.
To make your holiday shopping easy, we made a list of suggestions:
For the Traditionalist
Barbara Greaux captures those perfect moments in Charleston where the windows are glowing, the breeze is warm, and everything is perfect.
For the Eclectic
It's the magnifying glasses, the found objects, and the whole unexpected and mysterious bits in Robin Howard's assemblages that make you feel like a kid discovering dinosaur bones. Sometimes people actually squeal when they see them. Your person may have everything else, but they do not have one of these. (Hurry. We have eight of Robin's works, but they go fast.)
For the Animal Lover
We've got you covered, animal lovers. Alison Ross's wire taxidermy sculptures are so delightful and unique. We promise this will be the best gift anyone gets at the party.
For the Ocean Lover
This is an easy one. Amanda Tucker. Next?
For the Music Lover
Music lovers are notoriously hard to buy things for since vinyl and CDs are virtually extinct. And there's no fun in giving an iTunes gift card. The answer is art. Victor Thomason paints the jazz greats, and he paints them with so much soul.
For the Foodie
Emil Hristov is all you need to know. (We have a hard time keeping these around too so don't wait.)
For the Color Enthusiast
Elaine Berlin's renditions of Charleston houses brighten up any room and never fail to please.
If you've got a hard-to-buy-for person on your list, don't stress. We can help you pick the perfect gift. Stop in this weekend and finish your shopping so you can stay home watching movies while everybody else is freaking out.