Maybe you’re a destination bride, and the Holy City stirs up cravings that you’re loath to leave behind after your wedding day. Or perhaps you and your new mister can’t bear to end the parade of gifts your registry has brought on. Or possibly you’re looking for the perfect thank-you for your wedding benefactors. Whatever camp you claim, there’s a way to keep the party going with one heck of a Charleston accent thanks to new-on-the-scene care package subscriptions. Filled with locally sourced artisan treats, the goodie boxes arrive monthly and seasonally. Curious? Read on!
Sign up with Charleston Epicurean (843/737-1067, www.CharlestonEpicurean.com) and you score the welcome basket of fantasies. Boxes feature four to six full-sized products, and one—just one—past shipment included Sweeteeth caramel and dark chocolate bars, Haypenny Confections bourbon-praline marshmallows, Botany Bay Sea Salt, a sack of Charleston Gold Aromatic Rice from Food for the Southern Soul, and more. Drooling yet? We thought so. Opt for subscriptions of one month ($35); monthly recurring ($35 per month); three months ($99); six months ($199); or a year ($399). Shipping is free.
September marks the debut of Batch Charleston (615/913-3912, www.Batch.is/products). This Southern goodie-package service has already showcased Austin, Birmingham, Nashville, New Orleans, and Atlanta, and the culinary scene here lured its founders to create a year-long series of treats for Charleston lovers, too. Each “batch” revolves around a theme, and the kickoff shipment will center on Lowcountry breakfast delicacies—think biscuit mixes and locally roasted coffee. Chose subscriptions of one month ($29.99); monthly recurring ($29.99 per month); or a flat rate for three months ($85). Shipping is free.
In addition to the regular offerings, couples can order a “Wedding Batch” (www.BatchWeddings.com), which includes a custom box of treats—including snacks to fuel the weekend and take-homegoods—paired with a personalized note and delivery to guests’ hotels. Prices vary.
Bag the Bar!
Welcome to your new favorite to-go bag
While it’s not a subscription, we just had to share this newly released “box set” from husband and wife duo Joe and MariElena Raya of Bittermilk (843/647-1451, www.Bittermilk.com). The Charleston duo, known for their line of epicurean mixers that make the best craft cocktails this side of the Mississippi, now offer “The Overnighter” ($125), a denim and leather tote akin to a cocktail party in a bag. The kit contains the Bittermilk bottle of your choice, a Mason jar shaker, muddler, and jigger, all geared to toast your happily ever after.