This may or may not be the biggest hint I’ve ever left my husband on what to leave under the tree on Christmas for me: a list of some of the best locally made goods to hunt down for the parent in your life (psst, that’s me Finn and Gus). While I love homemade gifts, I am also super passionate about supporting local makers, artists, shops, and entrepreneurs. So, if you’re taking the kids out in the next week to get a little something nice for mom or dad, keep these local makers’ beautifully made goods in mind.
Brendan Megganety designs and produces these impeccably designed – and sometimes hilarious – pins, pennants, and patches in the heart of Mount Pleasant. These pieces are made with the explorer and adventurer in mind – and the “observers, winners, and losers” according to Explorer Press. I still wear my well-loved “Lost at Last” pin on my camo collar from the early days of this brand, and now Brendan’s online shop has taken off with a stockist list that is international. Pick up a pin or two for the explorer in your life, either online at www.explorerspress.com or walk into Anti-Social Skateboard Shop, or Still Life boutique on Main Street.