Obviously, everyone on your list need a copy of my book, Old Fort Jackson, which unfortunately for me, is now 40% off at the publisher’s website.
Last year, this book topped my “must buy” list at the Davenport House:
Really, you can’t go wrong with any book from your local booksellers, E. Shaver or The Book Lady, especially archaeology and history books. ; )
For the person who truly has everything, consider a donation to a good cause in their name, such as the Historic Kiah House Restoration Campaign or the Forsyth Farmers’ Market. Also super easy is a museum or historic site membership. This is a perfect way to support sites and makes it a breeze to go as often as you wish. Check out the Coastal Museums Association directory for more museums, many of which have gift shops and/or memberships for sale.
Here is a sampling of my local favorites with great gift shops:
- Davenport House Museum– great gifts and local history books
- Beach Institute – more local history books, including ones you won’t find elsewhere!
- Wormsloe Historic Site– also great history books and some mugs I’ve been coveting for years, but can’t seem to justify buying *yet another* mug. Ditto Fort Pulaski and Skidaway Island State Park.
- Jepson Center and the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarter- So many beautiful gifts for art lovers (and books)
Also check out Rob Hessler’s Local Art gift guide and Jessica Leigh Lebos’ Guilt-free Gifts For Every Weirdo On Your List.