4th Annual Tailgate Party!

On Thursday, August 25th we hosted our 4th Annual Tailgate Party & Fall Preview! It wouldn’t be a true tailgate party in the south if it wasn’t H.O.T. but, thankfully it did not rain and we had a super turnout! Thank you to Paige Phillips Photography for the wonderful photos to remember this fun night!

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Janie met Clay Rice when she was at Atlanta Market in July and invited him to do a book signing that night and he agreed! Then a couple weeks later we got the news that he would also do his famous silhouettes! We were so excited and started spreading the word. Well, it  didn’t take long and we filled up every appointment. Then he said if we could have somebody run his credit card machine, we could double book the appointments! What?! That means he was doing a silhouette every 2 minutes! Wow, he was super fast and didn’t put down the scissors for 2 hours straight! A big thank you to our girl Emma for helping Mr. Rice run the credit cards so he could keep cutting! Such a fascinating process and we were thrilled at the response!


You know it wouldn’t be a good party if we didn’t feed you! Theresa Adams brought samples of her Adams Apple Eatables and Nicole Storey of Izzabeee’s brought yummy Gamecock and Clemson Tiger Cupcakes! Janie made her popular Columbia College Crackers and we served a variety of the gourmet products we carry!

Our friend Deborah with Charmingly Southern Vintage Rentals set up a neat tailgate spread with picnic baskets and vintage quilts! Please contact her for any vintage rental needs you may have for an upcoming event!!


This year we partnered with Pink Palmetto Boutique and Designs by April. They were available to do onsite vinyl monogramming and discuss the many options they can provide for personalizing items from Winston’s Gift Shop! They also set up a pop up shop on our front lawn!

We appreciate everyone that came out and hope you enjoyed yourselves! See ya next year!!



3rd Annual Tailgate Party and Fall Preview! 

We hosted our 3rd annual Tailgate Party on Thursday, August 27th from 5-7pm. It was a good turnout and we had great weather! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we had fun drawing names for door prizes every 20 minutes! We even had a few people take photos with our new instagram cutout. Check out our instagram feed to see them –  Winston’s Gift Shop

For those of you that didn’t make it we took a few photos around the shop so you could take a virtual tour! You can hover over each photo to see a caption and click to see a larger version.

We were thrilled to have Jessica with Sugar Stripes make us Tailgate themed Cookies! See the photos below. You can follow her business on Instagram – sugarstripessc! She takes local pick up orders via email – sugarstripessc@gmail.com

We were so happy to have Theresa Adams with Adams Apple Eatables provide samples of her brand new Apple Pie Jam and her popular Apple Butter for everyone! We sell both at Winston’s Gift Shop! Stop by and pick up a jar or two!