Christmas truly is the most magical time of the year and here in Savannah, we definitely know how to do it right. From fully decorated river boats adorned with Santa, to completely edible Gingerbread displays, this is one time of the year where Savannah can do no wrong. And amidst the moss covered oaks and a hint of salt air, nestled along our perfect squares and busy streets, you can find some of the cutest shops, perfect for all of your gift giving needs.
I have compiled a list of some of my absolute favorite shops in Savannah. Each one adds its own charm and whimsy to our beautiful city and offers shoppers more than just products. They offer an experience. I encourage you to check out these amazing small businesses and find something perfect to finish off everyone on your list!
Nestled in on the bustling street of Broughton, you can find Goorin Brother’s Hat Shop. I have to admit that this store was a very recent find for me. While shopping at a few of my favorite stores on the same block, I couldn’t help but notice a display of gorgeous hats in the window. Recently, I have come to love wearing hats. I feel like they add something special to any outfit and are truly the perfect fall accessory. They can also put off washing your hair by a day or two and that is amazing for this super busy Mom!
While Goorin is not a local business, they are part of a very small chain of hat stores that carry hats for men, women and children. They have numerous hats to choose from and they even boast a line that is made right here is the U.S. The inside is quaint and instantly reminds you of an antique shop. I loved being able to try on all of the hats in their large mirrors. The hats come in different widths so you can be sure that you are getting a hat that will fit your head!
This little shop is perfect for that hard to shop for person on your list. With a wide array of hats, you are sure to meet everyone’s needs! Not local to Savannah? No problem! They have a full inventory available on their website so that you can get a perfect hat wherever it is that you may live. I encourage you to check out all of their options and find something that is perfect suited to your style.
If you pass outside of Nourish on Broughton Street, you can’t help but notice the amazing smell of lavender, honey, and other amazing scents. What you are smelling is a full line of homemade bath products that are made locally, right here in Savannah. Not only are they locally made but they are also all natural. I think it is so important to know what is in the products that you are using and at Nourish you never have to worry about their ingredients.
In store they have a full line of bath bombs, soaps, shower gels and lotions. With a wide variety of scents you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. While I love the bath bombs, my personal favorite is the line of baby products. I don’t want anything harsh or fake on my little girls delicate skin and I love that products from Nourish are free from chemicals. Besides their locally made products, they also sell a variety of other natural bath accessories so they really have everything to meet all of your essential needs. While they have a few locations to shop locally in Savannah, they also sell all of their products online if you are not local. I encourage you to check them out and order yourself a bath bomb, or six!
Also on Brought Street, you can find one of my absolute favorite clothing stores, fab’rik. While fab’rik is technically not a local small business, they are a small chain of franchise boutiques throughout the south. While there are other locations, the majority of them are sprinkled throughout the South East corner of the United States. Since it is a franchise, I love that you are still supporting a family instead of a large corporation. Fab’rik boasts a variety of clothes, shoes, jewelry and accessories, all priced at less than $100. The one exception to this would be their assortment of high quality jeans and Spanx leggings.
At our store, the girls are super nice and very helpful. They almost always have a special and have a large clearance section so that you can always find a good deal. The pieces in store are unique and unlike other items in similar boutiques. I love the fit of the clothes and that I can always look my best without breaking the bank. While the main location is on Broughton Street, they can frequently be found at different events hosting a pop-up boutique, making their items even easier to acquire. Since fab’rik is a chain of stores, they have all of their items available to shop on their website so that you can order a gift for all of the ladies on your list without ever having to leave home.
Another adorable clothing boutique that I love to shop is RMC Boutique. Owned and operated by my good friend Rosa, RMC is a true small business that supports people right here in our community. What started as a hobby, became a passion and career for Rosa. She quickly outgrew her original location on Broughton Street and built RMC into the amazing boutique that it is today. Located at the end of Bay Street, RMC is sure to carry something for everyone on your list.
This time of year, my favorite thing that RMC carries is a variety of comfy leggings and cozy oversized sweaters. I also love the I can walk in and find something for any event that I may be attending. I have found birthday outfits, outfits for a night out and even outfits to wear to blogger events. I love that my money is supporting a friend who is putting money right back into our community. Besides the amazing clothing options, RMC is also the only business in Savannah that has a license to sell Kendra Scott, other than the Kendra Scott located on Broughton. This is actually where I was able to buy my very first Kendra Scott piece and start my love for this designer. RMC also has a license to sell Loren Hope, Savannah Bee Company, and does embroidery in house. It really is a one-stop-shop for all of your gift-giving needs. If you are not local, you can shop everything online at their website that is updated daily!
What is a gift guide without something to satisfy your sweet tooth? On the beautiful, historic waterfront of River Street you can find Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. As soon as you approach the store, you are instantly hit with the smells of chocolate, caramel and popcorn. With an expansive store, laying out across four different rooms, you can literally find every candy imaginable. They are also always giving out free samples so you can taste away until you find the exact sweet to satisfy your craving.
Upon entering, you can see employees hard at work scooping homemade ice cream, popping homemade caramel corn, and coating apple and rice krispies with chocolate, caramel and other yummy toppings. Crossing into the next room, you find workers pulling taffy in all flavors with a large assortment of tins to fill with this sweet treat. The next room is my personal favorite because that is where you can find all of the pralines, candy apples, chocolate coated marshmallows, candied nuts, and so much more. You can always get a taste of pralines in this room and they also have a variety of baskets already wrapped up, perfect for gifting. The last room is lined with every bulk candy imaginable. They have huge barrels of sweets and a wall of nostalgia candy that is sure to satisfy everyone.
Not local to Savannah? No problem! You can order many of their yummy treats online! These yummy treats will be the perfect stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!
For my final recommendation, I have to mention Cutter’s Point Coffee. Located on Skidaway Island on the Southside of Savannah, this is quaint little coffee shop that is perfect for catching up with friends, meeting after church, or studying for a big test. The rich aroma of coffee waifs through the air as you order a drink and get comfy in one of their chairs. They also have a convenient drive-thru window so you never even have to leave your car to get your caffeine.
My personal favorite treat to order from Cutter’s Point is their Chai Lattes. While I originally would drink them with Soy Milk, I have since changed to Almond Milk and the drink is just as yummy. Besides their coffee drinks, comforting teas, and delicious baked treats, they also sell ground coffee and coffee mugs. These items are perfect for office gifts, a hostess treat, or just something to keep at the house for all of your holiday guests. While you won’t be able to order an Iced Caramel Macchiato to be delivered to your house, wouldn’t that be nice, you can check out their online shop to order ground coffee, K-Cups, mugs and gift cards!
I hope you have enjoyed my “Best of Savannah” gift options. These are all business that I personally love and regularly frequent. I know that you will be able to find something for so many people on your list so I definitely encourage you to check each one of them out. If you are local to Savannah, stop in and say “Hi” and make sure to tell them that Being Mrs. Fowler sent you. Make sure to leave me a comment if you decide to make a purchase! I would love to know your personal picks!
Disclaimer: While these are my personal picks, I was compensated for my time and promotion of these businesses with items from their shops.