Whether you’re hoping to surprise the kids with something new, shopping for a loved one or trying to find a great way to reward your employees and coworkers, Downtown Spartanburg’s businesses can help. You already know about the great food and drink options available, but downtown’s growing group of retailers can make finding that perfect gift a breeze this year.
If you’re shopping online, or masking up and heading to stores in person, check out these great gift options in the heart of the Hub City. (As we’ve discussed before, Downtown Spartanburg has plenty of accessible and affordable parking. Check out where you can park when you go out to shop right here.) And for more on how you can support Downtown Spartanburg all year long, click here.
Located on the ground floor of the historic Montgomery Building, James & James Collection is the one-stop shop for that fashion-forward man looking to up their suit game with custom suits and accessories.
The Lemon Peel features fashion-forward shoes and clothing from their space on East Main Street.
DK Boutique offers customers a shopping experience, with outfits designed for a night on the town or a morning meeting.
In Spartanburg for more than 115 years, Price’s offers gentlemanly-inspired sportswear and the latest Southern-inspired style for that well-dressed man in your life.
Baehr Feet offers designer shoes and accessories from nationally-renowned brands, giving local shoppers access to high fashion at affordable prices.
The Kindred Spirits showcases the work of some of Spartanburg’s best and brightest artists, offering diversity in personality and design. Behind their unmistakable blue storefront, Kindred Spirits offers handmade pieces of functional art from more than 60 different artisans.
Having recently expanded into the retail space next door, Market on Main combines the Midwestern roots of its owners with the Southern charm you’d expect in Spartanburg. The boutique’s expanded space features a vintage holiday market showcasing holiday-themed and locally-made gifts. The boutique features the creations of more than 30 artisans and art curators with an eye for everything from home décor and art to clothing and chocolate. Market on Main also hosts DIY classes covering painting techniques, pottery, glass etching and more.
AR Workshop is a great place for anyone who loves DIY, arts or crafts. The craft shop offers workshops on various subjects and group sessions focused on specific projects like wall art creation or woodwork. The business also has DIY To-Go kits that include everything you need to knock out a creative or colorful project from the comfort of your own home.
Embrace your inner lumberjack at Craft Axe Throwing, next door to RJ Rockers. The game is simple, you throw hatchets at a giant dartboard-like target to score points. Opened in early-2020, Craft Axe Throwing is a great place for social or corporate events, with lane reservations available for varying group sizes. Online gift cards for future throwing sessions are available and easy to buy.
Spartanburg’s locally-owned, downtown boutique bowling alley offers eight full-service bowling lanes, a bar and dining areas with local beer and premium cocktails. Like Craft Axe Throwing, UnderPin has party and event packages and lane reservations. And if you get hungry, Initial Q, Spartanburg’s upscale barbecue smokehouse, shares a space with UnderPin, so delicious barbecue is literally only a few feet away.
The Local Hiker is a dream come true for any outdoor enthusiast. The store works to educate, encourage and equip anyone looking to take to the outdoors to bike, hike, climb or camp.
The Urban Planter’s unique offerings let anyone with a green thumb really discover their love for plants of all kinds. From house plants to home décor to custom gifts, Urban Planter’s selection has anything a plant-lover can think of. The Urban Planter has a selection of plants, gardening tools, accessories and more that can be found online.
Spartanburg’s own, award-winning bookshop has a bevy of titles from authors across the country, as well as local writers. Best of all, Hub City Bookshop offers online ordering so you can find your next read from the comfort of your couch. The bookshop has also offered free shipping for online ordering, and deliveries for orders within five miles.
Paisley Paw is the spot for your four-legged friend. The store is full of dog and cat toys, collars, beds, grooming items, food and much, much more, and Paisley Paw’s DIY dog wash is sure to pamper your favorite animal companion. Paisley Paw also offers delivery within 10 miles of the store, and free curbside pickup is available.
Kick your kitchen game up a notch with The Spice & Tea Exchange’s wide array of flavors. Between unique spice blends sure to amp up your next meal and teas that’ll tantalize your taste buds, The Spice & Tea Exchange will make your next meal a hit.
One of Downtown Spartanburg’s most-popular spots, Blue Moon Specialty Foods has popular Carolina BBQ gift sets, featuring signature sauces and rubs, along with holiday snack tins, and custom Handcrafted in the Hub City gift packs.
Spartanburg’s two wine shops (yes, two!) offer some of the best varieties of wine from across the globe. Both offer vast selections that should appeal to any taste. And best of all, both Carriage House and Bond Street offer tastings.
Adjacent to Bond Street is the Wall Street Gourmet Exchange, a boutique market specializing in epicurean delights, with a rotating menu of salads, sandwiches and soups as well as cheese and charcuterie boards.
On Magnolia Street, Olive and Then Some features a selection of over 50 extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars sourced from around the world. Everything at Olive and Then Some is sure to add an extra, delicious element to your next meal.
The Farmer’s Table, a popular spot for farm-to-table cuisine in Downtown Spartanburg, is available for special events and by-reservation this holiday season. Holiday season events can be found on their website, as can information about private rentals and reservations.
Embrace your inner-child at the Imagination Station, filled with brightly-colored toys for entertainment and education. Downtown Spartanburg’s toy shop is the perfect place for the curious-minded child and anyone young at-heart.
For children younger than 5, there are few experiences better than a trip to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate’s Spartanburg location. All exhibits, activities and play areas were designed with small children in mind, meeting the physical needs of early-learners. The museum has added shopping options, including educational toys for young children, to its offerings. A museum entrance fee isn’t required to shop.
Take the guesswork out of gift-giving with SpartanBucks. SpartanBucks, accepted at many downtown retailers and restaurants, makes gift giving easy while keeping your money local. Simply choose an amount for the electronic gift card, and you’ll be able to use it at participating businesses, ensuring whoever you’re shopping for gets something they want.