Holiday Shopping in the Upcountry

Whether you need gifts for the active adventurer or something handcrafted that might just turn into a family heirloom, you’ll have plenty of options in UpcountrySC! 

Local Artists Showcased in Seasonal Events

Holiday Artisan Market

The Holiday Artisan Market in Spartanburg runs Tuesday through Saturday through December 23. The Artists Collective features paintings, jewelry, pottery, and more. 

Pop Up Shop

The Indie Craft Parade puts on a Pop Up Shop in Greenville from Friday through Sunday until December 24. You’ll find a tremendous collection of handmade art and the folks who made it. 


Locally Owned Businesses Offer Unique Items From Cheese to Sterling Silver

Split Creek Farm

Split Creek Farm in Anderson gives you a chance to not only meet cute goats but pick up products made from their milk. We recommend the gift baskets filled with artisan cheeses and fudge.

Whitner’s Mercantile

Whitner’s Mercantile, located in the Anderson County Museum, has items to help you celebrate your love for South Carolina. All items are handpicked by the staff. 

Mast General Store

Mast General Store in Greenville carries items that you may remember from your grandma’s house like

  • jams and jellies
  • real maple syrup
  • stoneground cornmeal
  • comfortable rocking chairs
  • sturdy hiking boots
  • comfortable casual shoes
  • and Chacos 

The Mercantile in Pendleton

The Mercantile in Pendleton has educational toys, gourmet candy and coffee, an unusual selection of gifts and crafting supplies.  

Canopy Tours

Gift Ideas For Adventurers

BMW Driving School

BMW Driving School in Spartanburg-Take the wheel of a BMW X vehicle as you follow an instructor through a challenging off-road course. Then, head to the track and rotate between various BMW vehicles, driving each through tight corners and fast straightaways.

Zipline Canopy Tours

Chattooga River Zipline Canopy Tours with Wildwater in Long Creek. “Flyers” plunge deep into the Chattooga Ridge woods and through multiple ecosystems. The tour culminates with an exhilarating zipline water crossing and the 1,200-feet Bell Tower Express zip.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

The Nantahala Outdoor Center offers full-day, guided tours (including a freshly prepared lunch) of the churning, whitewater rapids of the famed Chattooga River. Take on the mild and scenic Section III or the notorious section IV.

Electric Motorcycle Tours will take you and up to 3 friends on a tour that travels on a 90-mile loop of dirt, gravel, and paved roads through the scenic mountain terrain of the Chattahoochee and Sumter National Forests. All on silent and 100% electric dual-sport motorcycles.

Table 301

After a big day of adventure, or shopping, or both, what is needed is a delicious and memorable meal. Table 301 creates experiences that make Greenville, SC, an irresistible stop on the culinary map. With seven different restaurants, you’re sure to find one that suits your style. Also, don’t miss their Brunch with Santa on December 10

Want More Holiday Happenings?

Check out our lists of Events in the Upcountry.

If you are considering a visit to the Upcountry, visit the UpcountrySC website to find many options for places to staydineshop, and explore.

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