Looking for the best Christmas gifts for those still on your list? Why not get gifts that the whole family can enjoy?! There is so much to do in upstate South Carolina. We recommend getting gifts that your whole family can enjoy and that support our local communities. After all, the holidays are really about spending quality time with one another. Here are our recommendations for great gifts to give this Christmas season!



Treat the family to a delicious meal at one of the great restaurants in the area. There are so many spots to choose from. Pick up a gift certificate from any local establishment or one of these and enjoy a glorious feast together!

Vangeli’s Bistro (119 Ram Cat Alley, Seneca)

Paesano's Italian Restaurant (1727 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Seneca)

Appalachian Ale House (205 East Main Street, Pickens)

Blue Heron Restaurant (405 College Avenue, Suite 130, Clemson)

Rick Erwin's Clemson (127 Market Street, Clemson)



The natural landscape of South Carolina is stunning. Why not give the gift of the great outdoors with park passports or gift cards to the South Carolina State Parks. You and your family can enjoy camping, hiking, water sports, and more all year round with this great Christmas gift. There are numerous state parks in the area:

Oconee State Park

Devil’s Fork State Park

Table Rock State Park

Keowee Toxaway State Park

Paris Mountain State Park

Sadlers Creek State Park

Tugaloo State Park



Enjoy some popcorn and a flick by buying gift certificates for the family from one of the area movie theaters.

Seneca Premiere Cinema 8 (675 Bypass Highway 123, Seneca)

Regal Starlight Stadium 14 - Anderson (141 Interstate Boulevard, Anderson)     



We love our Clemson Tigers! If you have a sports loving family, buy tickets for Clemson University Athletics games. The basketball season is fast approaching and there are ticket package specials online. Don your orange and purple as a family and cheer on the Tigers!



Happy Christmas shopping!