Great Charleston Gift Ideas for Adventure Lovers


Finding the right gift can certainly be stressful. What if they already have it? What if they don't like it? What if it doesn't fit? One thing we've found that you can never have enough of is adventure -- and it almost always seems to fit. With so many things to do and explore in Charleston, finding a great experience gift for your adventure lover has never been easier. With a reasonable budget and getting the best value for your dollar in mind, here's a list of our favorite Charleston Gift Ideas for Adventure Lovers.

Charleston Zipline Adventures: This is an adventure the whole family can enjoy. Bring the younger kids out to the Koala Kid Zip, or take everyone (over ten) on the Zip Line Canopy Tour. Whichever tour you take, you'll be flying through the Francis Marion National Forest on an adrenaline-pumping adventure. Give a Charleston Zipline gift card or voucher and have they'll have the freedom to choose the time and day that works best for their schedule. Charleston Zipline Adventures is the only zipline in Charleston, so this will be an experience that is truly like none other! Need a little more convincing? Check out their website or call for specials and gift certificates. | 843-928-3947

The South Carolina Aquarium: This is another great destination gift for the entire family. Here you will enjoy the amazing plants and animals that live in exhibits ranging from the upstate to the ocean. And don't forget about the Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™, the touch tanks, and the 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank full of hundreds of cool fish (and a few sharks!). But why just go once? As an active member of the South Carolina Aquarium, you'll receive unlimited admission for a full year, discounts at the gift shop, and many other exclusive events and offers. This is something you don't want to miss out on! Call or visit them online to get the membership you're looking for. | 843-577-3474

The Brew Hop Pass: This pass perfectly combines current technology with beer. The Brew Hop Pass has launched their own app that allows you access to maps, ratings and reviews of the top breweries and taprooms in the Charleston area. Grab this gift pass and have access to buy a pint and get a pint at over 26 breweries, taprooms, and things to do in Charleston. There are varying levels of commitment including a 48-hour pass, monthly pass and an annual pass depending on the price point you want to spend for your beer lover. 

Nature Adventures: At Nature Adventures, the goal is to give you and yours the best paddleboarding or shem creek kayaking experience that the waters near Charleston and the South Carolina coast have to offer. Whether you're looking at the Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island or Downtown Charleston, Nature Adventures has tours for every member of the family. Attractions include the barrier islands, black water swamps, and Charleston-area rivers. Perfect for beginners, ages 4 and up are welcome. In preparation for the gift-giving season, Nature Adventures has lots of options. Gift certificates for tours are 20% off until December 6th, 2019. And right now, you can purchase used kayaks and paddleboards with prices ranging from $450 to $900 (retail prices for some can be more than $1500) so that you can enjoy the water whenever you'd like. This Black Friday, Nature Adventures hopes that you #optoutside and enjoy nature as a gift. They want to provide you and yours great experiences, so until Friday, December 6th, 2019, using code HOLIDAY20 on their website (click here) will save you 20% on incredible kayak or SUP fun. The code can be applied to tours, rentals, and team building experiences. This will make a great gift for family, friends, your company, or even yourself.

SC Skydiving: Now for the real adrenaline junky, SC Skydiving offers you the chance to live 100% in the present, falling free and enjoying the beauty of the sky while letting go of your daily concerns. That to us is a gift beyond price. SC Skydiving urges you to come out and make your dream of flight a reality. Divers will be attached to a highly skilled tandem instructor jumping from 1.5 miles up, falling 120 mph towards the ground before the parachute opens and a calm, 4.5-minute parachute ride back to Earth ensues. Black Friday price are $159, and gift certificates are $169. | 843-790-3443

Charleston Outdoor Adventures: If you want to explore the Lowcountry outdoors, Charleston Outdoor Adventures is offering 10% off everything on Black Friday - that includes all bookings for tours and rentals made and all gift cards purchased on that day. Remember, this is valid Friday only, so don't miss out! With Charleston Outdoor Adventures, you can experience the Lowcountry in a way you will never forget. Their trips focus on natural, scenic, and cultural areas that are not impacted by industrial tourism. While you explore these areas firsthand, we believe environmental education and awareness has the greatest impact. This belief guides us as we strive to create fun, interactive tours that will resonate in the hearts and minds of all adventurers. Their goal is to enrich your appreciation of South Carolina's wild and special places while you enjoy the thrill of engaging outdoor activities. Call 843-795-0330 to grab your gift certificate today!

Adventure gifts are a great way to experience the Charleston area with your family this holiday season. But while you're here, we also have some fun shopping ideas to consider. Downtown, visit Sohn and McClure Jewelers at 334 East Bay Street for those special jewelry wishes ( or The Fickle Store at 92 Hasell Street for some fun custom flip flops. Whether you're on an adventure outdoors or in, Heshí Charleston has socks for every occasion ( And to go over those socks, Phillips Shoes has a full selection of men's and women's shoes, especially for the adventure lover (

We hope that these ideas will be helpful in making a decision for your special one this holiday season. Thanks for reading!

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