By: Allie Mitchell
Sea Island Ambassador
Sometimes finding that just-the-right Christmas gift for family or friends can be intimidating, but this year as a Sea Island Trading Co. Ambassador, I have created the ideal shopping list for you! It includes a variety of items that are sure to leave your loved ones on the receiving end already looking forward to what you’ll surprise them with next year.
Think frosty candles and Frasier fir scented living rooms, fuzzy blankets and seasonal décor, gold jewelry to embellish cozy sweaters and fur jackets, and so much more—gift-givers will find it all at Sea Island. This gem of a store, located in Little River on the Coquina Harbour, has become Santa’s style workshop.
To start off, CapriBLUE’s holiday-glam candle collection has us feeling sparkly all over. Frosted Fireside is one of the three Christmas candles that is featured at Sea Island this season, perfect for the candle connoisseur on your list—not to mention, all encased in glamorous glitter.
In addition to the sweet smell of CapriBLUE candles, Thymes Frasier Fir home fragrance mist brings the best part of a real Christmas tree (without the mess!) inside. When selecting for your giftee, the mist’s crisp scent will encourage seasonal celebrations, winter solstice, and sets a mood for special moments that make up our life stories.
Whenever the next family or friend arrives home from pre-holiday prepping, they will kick off their SOREL boots (more about those later!) and want to crawl straight into the Barefoot Dreams Luxe Pearl Casa throw. Be warned though, this blanket it so warm they might not be able to unwrap themselves from that special spot on the couch. It is a great gift option for men or women, a holiday wedding, a housewarming gift, or that super hard to buy for Aunt Susan.
Having a crackling fire under the mantel is a winter tradition. This Melrose snow-coated scene is featured in Sea Island’s window now, but could bring winter to the fireplace or window of your Christmas-loving or more traditional giftee’s home today! Whether they choose to display ithis in the living room, kitchen, or a cozy guest bedroom, let this holiday decoration find its way home with your friends or family this year!
After decking their home with décor and scents of the season, it’s now time for the jewelry aficionado or trendsetter on your list with this three-piece ensemble. Each of these golden jewelry pieces emulates Christmas cheer wrapped in sophisticated fashion. The Sheila Fajl Everybody’s Favorite hoop earrings give a timeless compliment to Spartina 449’sNaia Chunky Pearlescent necklace and ring—truth be told, this set is even more difficult to give away in person and not make its way accidentally into your jewelry box!
No matter the time of year, Sea Island shoppers are beach people—which mean lots of sunshine. Bestow your sun goddess loved one with these tortoise-rimmed Lickety Split sunglasses by Quay (the most sought-after pair this holiday season), and watch their eyes light up! Even though sunglasses are a must year-round, why not bring a little reminder of summertime to these shadowed wintry months?
Whether searching for a fashionable yet comfortable shoe to wear to the office Christmas party, or an eye-catching outdoor boot that makes it through an entire day of holiday shopping, SOREL is the box everyone hopes to find under his or her tree. Coined the “powerful footwear for unstoppable individuals,” their Lexie Wedge is waterproof, and I even consider them fall-proof, HA! They provide a hidden heel that gives just a little boosted height—dress up or down, there are so many beautiful SOREL options at Sea Island.
To round out the list, what’s a better gift for your cutting-edge fashionista than a fur coat? (Faux, of course!) Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs will give her just enough attention with this all-eyes-on-me coat, The Influencer. Along with this featured style, there are vests, scarves, gloves and hats, too! Make one be the best Sea Island surprise or that one big gift for her on Christmas morning.
If you don’t hear the sound of Santa’s jolly “Ho Ho Ho” with this list, or your shopping frown inadvertently turns upside down, come experience for yourself and get everything checked off in person today! Or, call our helpful elves (staff) at Sea Island now to hold any of these items in the meantime. Still live too far away? We ship and do gift wrapping, so take another thing off your list.
Happy shopping and warmest holiday wishes from Sea Island!
Allie is a student at Coastal Carolina University where she focuses her studies on Design, Business, and English. She is passionate about fashion and will be in New York City next summer gaining internship experience in Fashion Merchandising and Modeling. So you could say—she’s a southern-hearted girl with city eyes.
Sea Island Trading Co. is your unique and fashionable women’s boutique store. Locally owned and operated in Little River, South Carolina on the North Carolina and South Carolina border, we have been proud to bring the women of the south east coast the newest and latest styles of jewelry, clothing, handbags, footwear, home furnishings, and accessories. No matter what the current trend is, Sea Island Trading Co. is here to help find the design right for you.