Apr 25, 2022

THE BEST LOCAL GIFT CARDS IN GREENVILLE, SC

Everybody loves gift cards.

Maybe it’s because gift cards state the place and let the recipient choose the time. Maybe it’s because they offer an experience instead of another object that has to be stored. Or maybe it’s just because a gift card is the perfect size to fit in that hilarious card we bought. No matter the reason, gift cards are a go-to when holidays and big occasions start rolling in.

The only hard part is finding the perfect place to buy a gift card from. Big box stores and Amazon gift cards are great, but sometimes they can feel impersonal or – dare we say it? – rushed.

No one wants to give a bland gift.

That’s why choosing the right gift card is so important. It can be the difference between a generic howdy-do and a thoughtful, creative present that makes the recipient feel special.

If you’re looking for ideas when it comes to local gift cards in Greenville, South Carolina, you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve compiled a massive list of gift card options in the Upstate area to help you find the perfect place to gift.

Scroll through the article or take a look at the table below to find the category you’re interested in. Then enjoy being the person at the party who gives the best gift cards!

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Local Gift Cards and Gift Certificates in Greenville, SC, by Type



Food & Drinks

When it comes to giving the perfect gift card, it’s hard to go wrong with food, especially if that food happens to be centered around the cool downtown vibe of Greenville. Take a look at some of our favorite options below. (Don’t miss the extensive café section. Coffee is always a win!)

RESTAURANTS

Aryana Afghan Cuisine

Aryana Afghan Cuisine is located on East Coffee Street in downtown Greenville and utilizes local ingredients for the menu. The chef, Nelofar Mayar, uses recipes passed down in her family for a traditional and quality eating experience. You can get gift cards in person.

Jasmine Kitchen

Why not give a gift card that supports not only yummy food but an amazing cause? Jasmine Kitchen in downtown Greenville has fresh soups, salads, and sandwiches, but it’s even more. The restaurant is a part of Jasmine Road, a non-profit that helps women escape sexual exploitation and create a life in which they can flourish. Along with working at the restaurant, women who have graduated from the program also create candles and jewelry to sell in the shop. You can buy a gift card in person for a meaningful gift to share.

Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack

For those that like it hot, Rocky’s has a great variety of chicken with different spice levels, from mild to can’t-stand-the-heat. They also offer southern food like homestyle mashed potatoes and gravy. You can get gift cards in person for the chicken lover in your life.

Sully’s Steamers

What’s not to love about delectable bagel sandwiches steamed to perfection? For a Sully’s gift card, you can go in person to one of their Upstate locations or call them for an e-gift-card.

White Duck Taco 

Located on Airport Road in Greenville as well as in Hampton Station downtown, White Duck Taco has delicious twists on traditional tacos like lamb gyro or spicy buffalo chicken. Add on a fun and quirky atmosphere, and you’ve got a great place to gift. Plus, the Hampton Station location is right next to Escape Artist escape rooms, ax throwing, and other group activities. To get a gift card, you’ll need to go in person to one of White Duck Taco’s locations.

Willy Taco

For a funky, fiesta-inspired atmosphere, Willy Taco is the place to go. They offer Mexican-inspired food and have plenty of drinks to choose from. Plus, their t-shirts and merch have great graphics. You can get a gift card in person or on their website.

DRINKS

Birds Fly South Ale Project - Greenville, SC

Birds Fly South Ale Project at Hampton Station in Greenville

Birds Fly South Ale Project

Also located in Hampton Station, Birds Fly South was started by a husband and wife team who discovered their love of creating beer while they lived in Alaska. The brewery creates “wild and funky beer” and has won plenty of awards. You can buy gift cards online or in person at the brewery.

The Community Tap

Located on Wade Hampton and at the Commons, The Community Tap is a go-to for craft beer (after all, they’ve got more than twenty on tap!). You can buy a gift card in person or purchase it on their website for pick up.

Wandering Bard Meadery

Have you heard of mead? It’s an alcoholic drink made with fermented honey that is quickly becoming popular. Located in Hampton Station in Greenville, Wandering Bard offers a menu with flatbread pizzas, charcuterie boards, and paninis to go along with their mead options. You can get a gift card in person for anyone in your life who loves to try new tastes.

The Whale Greenville

The Whale offers classic and rare beverage selections on South Main Street in downtown Greenville. Both the intriguing atmosphere and the convenient location make this a wonderful gift. You can get a gift card in person.

CAFÉS

Bridge City Coffee

Located on Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greenville, Bridge City Coffee has a fantastic atmosphere for working or just hanging out. The café has indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a drive-through.

Cosmic Rabbits Tea Company

From the minute you walk inside, Cosmic Rabbits is a delightful experience. Beyond the sweet, fruity tea smell that greets you as you enter, Cosmic Rabbit sells teapots, thermoses, cups, and other adorable trinkets. The tea company also sells its own brands of loose leaf tea. The Starfruit Enterprise green tea is amazing. For a gift card, visit the shop in person on East McBee Avenue in downtown Greenville.

Due South Coffee Roasters

Due South offers specialty coffees, blends, and beans. Nestled in Hampton Station Downtown, it’s the perfect spot to grab a coffee and sit outside. You can buy a gift card in person.

Methodical Coffee

Methodical Coffee has whole bean coffee, loose leaf tea, adorable merchandise, and yummy drinks. The vibe of the cafe is clean and peaceful, with floral designs creating a soft atmosphere to get work done or talk with friends. You can get an in-person or online-only gift card from the website.

Spill the Beans

The location of the downtown Spill the Beans could not be better. The cafe overlooks Falls Park and the Reedy River. You can see Liberty Bridge from the tables by the window! Gift cards can be purchased in person and will work at both the Greenville and Spartanburg locations.

The Village Grind - Greenville, SC

The Village Grind in Greenville, SC

The Village Grind

The vintage decor alone makes the Village Grind a wonderful find. Located on Pendleton Street in Greenville, the Village Grind has delicious drinks, cute merchandise, and even some baked goods. Gift cards can be purchased in-store.

DESSERTS & BAKERIES

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Greenville, SC

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Greenville, SC

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop

Who doesn’t love pie? You can share it, or eat it all by yourself slice by slice. Buttermilk Sky offers delicious options, from pecan or apple to chewy chocolate chip. Gift cards can be purchased at the Greenville location on Augusta Street.

The Chocolate Shoppe

For the chocolate lovers, the cookie monsters, and the candy fanatics in your life, the perfect present is a gift card to The Chocolate Shoppe on North Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville. The shop offers mouth-watering truffles, clusters, and cookies, not to mention fudge. You can go in person to buy a gift card today.

Le Petit Croissant

For croissants, bonbons, macarons, and other French delicacies, Le Petit Croissant on South Main Street is a gift that’s trés chic. Gift cards can be purchased in person.

Luna Rosa Gelato

Luna Rosa offers so many gelato choices, along with a restaurant and bar, that it really seems like the only place you would need to survive. Gift cards can be purchased in person and work for both the gelato and the restaurant and bar. Of course, gelato should always come before the meal!

Old Europe Desserts

The name says it all. Located on South Main Street in downtown Greenville, Old Europe Desserts offers pies, cakes, and other scrumptious delicacies. You can call the number on the website or get a gift card in person.

Rise Bakery

Rise Bakery offers all sorts of bread, from artisan bread to French baguettes and sour dough. If you have a foodie in your life, a gift certificate to Rise is sure to make their day. You can go in person to get a gift certificate.

Savannah Bee Company in Greenville, SC

Savannah Bee Company in Greenville, SC

Savannah Bee Company 

Savannah Bee Company offers so many honey-based products, from food to beauty. Hot honey, flavored honey, whipped honey, raw honey—you name it, they have it. The store is located on North Main Street and offers gift cards.

Shops & Boutiques

These gift cards are perfect for the people in your life who love discovering their own finds. Unique boutiques and fun shops are a great way to let them find their perfect style.

APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

Custard Boutique Greenville

Custard Boutique sells everything, from socks and ascots to sunglasses and candles. Local artists have designed much of the pottery, artwork, and candles in the shop, giving it a creative twist you won’t find anywhere else. Custard also carries western brands that aren’t often sold in Greenville. You can get a gift card in person at the boutique in downtown Greenville.

Lou Lou

Lou Lou has jewelry, purses, bags, tea towels, and various other knick-knacks that accessory-lovers adore. The store is on North Main Street in the heart of downtown, a great place for ladies who enjoy shopping.

Mast General

This store has the craziest assortment of products: hiking boots, sleeping bags, clothes, candy, jewelry, mugs, and more. The designation of general store does not disappoint. Mast General offers various gift cards in their store on North Main Street in Greenville.

Traveling Chic Boutique

The clothes at Traveling Chic are fun and flouncy, with bright patterns and interesting textures. You can get a gift card at the North Main Street location in downtown Greenville.

Vagabond Trader in Greenville, SC

Vagabond Trader in Greenville, SC

Vagabond Trader

This shop in Greenville has a travel-the-world feel due to the bohemian clothes (vintage and new), antiques, and jewelry it sells. For a unique and interesting experience, a gift card to Vagabond is the perfect way to treat someone. You can get a gift certificate in person or on the website.

The Vault Retro Sports Apparel

Sports lovers will be able to find just about any merch in here, so it makes a great gift for anyone who loves a good t-shirt or vintage hat for their favorite team. You can get gift cards in person.

DECOR

Roots in Greenville, SC

Roots in Greenville, SC

Roots: An Urban Gardener’s Oasis

The smell of fresh flowers and plants in this store is divine. It has a lovely and diverse collection of indoor and outdoor plants, along with a fresh flower bar where you can create your own bouquet with local flowers. The flowers also ship in the U.S.! You can buy gift cards in person, and the gift cards will also work at 4Rooms, a home decor store in Greenville owned by Roots.

Rowan Company Furniture

For antique furniture and decor, Rowan Company on Laurens Road is the place to go. Plus, their selection of rugs is extensive. You can get gift cards in person.

Savereign in Greenville, SC

Savereign in Greenville, SC

Savereign Plants

This lovely plant shop is on Pendleton Street in Greenville, right next to the Village Grind. The shop sells plants that are great indoors, such as succulents and tropical plants. Gift cards can be purchased on Savereign’s website here.

Sun and Soil Plant Parlor

This female-owned shop on Augusta Street has a wide selection of plants and artisan decor. Take a look at the beautiful photos on the homepage for decorating inspiration! You can get a gift card in person at the shop.

Vintage Now Modern

For an assortment of vintage home decor, antiques, and chalk paint, Vintage Now Modern is the place to go. A gift card will be the perfect gift for anyone who loves vintage furniture or decorations. The store was started by Greenville couple Debra and Tony and is located on South Main Street in downtown Greenville. Gift cards can be purchased in person or online.

BOOKS

M. Judson Booksellers

Judson is in the middle of downtown Greenville and has an amazing selection of gifts and books. Beyond the vintage decor and incredible location, the bookstore also offers many events and author signings. Gift cards work for both the bookstore and the café inside, Camilla Kitchen. (And who doesn’t love cookies and coffee while they read?)

Entertainment & Experiences

There’s no better gift than the gift of an experience. Below are some of our favorite experiences and entertainment venues offering gift cards in Greenville.

ESCAPE ROOMS

Escape Artist's Hampton Station location in Greenville, SC

Escape Artist’s Hampton Station location in Greenville, SC

Escape Artist Greenville

Escape rooms are an incredible experience to give. Since escape rooms are both an entertaining group activity and an active brain-teaser, they offer an experience the recipient will never forget. Escape Artist escape rooms combine active puzzle-solving with intriguing plotlines to keep groups engrossed the entire time. What better way to socialize than to solve clues and escape before time runs out? Not only will the recipient love this gift, but the family and friends who get to go with them will have a blast, too. You can get a gift certificate in person at our downtown location on Stone Avenue, or you can purchase a digital gift card on our website. Gift certificates will work at both our downtown location and our new Hampton Station location. Get ready to give the best gift of the year!

Breakout Games

Breakout has a location down the street from the downtown Escape Artist location. They are a national chain and offer a variety of escape room themes, from a kidnapping to a submarine survival. You can get a gift card on their website here.

Trapped in the Upstate

Located in Greer, about 25 minutes outside of Greenville, Trapped in the Upstate offers escape rooms with unique themes such as “Saving Santa” and “The Legend of Lizzie.” You can purchase a gift voucher on their website.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

ArenaX

For an experience unlike any other, check out ArenaX in Spartanburg, a “high energy, multiplayer indoor arena where players challenge their opponents to reach the highest score.” Ball pits, rope courses, and a spider wall make this experience complete. You can get a gift card in person.

Big Air Trampoline Park

Located on Woodruff Drive in Greenville, Big Air is a trampoline park with foam pits, rock climbing, and more. You can purchase a gift card in person or buy it on the website to ship or pick up.

Craft Axe Throwing in Greenville, SC

Craft Axe Throwing in Greenville, SC

Craft Axe-Throwing

Craft Axe offers a relaxed and fun environment to experience ax throwing. With a fantastic location in Hampton Station (across from White Duck Taco) and a drink menu as well, Craft Axe is a great place to give a gift card. You can purchase a voucher on their website here. Plus, it’s only a couple of doors down from Escape Artist’s new location. Why not throw some axes and then check out our newest escape room?

Flying Rabbit Adventures

It’s hard to go wrong with gifting an experience at an aerial adventure park (otherwise known as an incredibly cool place with treetop obstacle courses and ziplining). You can purchase gift cards to this Laurens Road attraction on Flying Rabbit’s website.

The Mad Smash

The Mad Smash in Taylors is a fantastic place for anyone in your life who loves demolition. No, really— you can suit up and smash objects such as dishes and picture frames, guilt-free. Gift cards can be purchased online here.

The Pavilion Ice Rink and Sports Complex

Greenville County Rec runs the Pavilion ice rink along with a bounce house, tennis, and more. Gift cards can be purchased in person at the complex and also work at the Greenville County Rec waterparks. Whether you want to give the experience of ice skating or water sliding, a gift card here will do the trick.

Saluda River Archery

Saluda River Archery is located in Piedmont and easily accessible from Interstate 85. The store offers archery gear, archery lessons, archery tag, and more. Gift cards can be purchased in person and can be used for everything, from renting equipment to reserving time on the archery range.

SkyZone Trampoline Park

If you’re gifting to a child (or just a grown-up who knows how to embrace their inner kid), a trampoline park is the perfect place to give a gift card. They’ll love the high-energy environment at SkyZone on Laurens Road, not to mention the warped wall and Ninja Warrior course. You can purchase gift cards at SkyZone’s website here.

ARCADES, PARKS, & BOWLING

Frankie’s Fun Park

Rides, arcade games, mini-golf, laser tag, batting cages, and go-carts make Frankie’s one of the coolest places to gift. You can purchase a gift card in person at their Greenville location on Woodruff Drive.

Servus VR Bar

Servus VR is in downtown Greenville and offers everything virtual reality, from escape rooms to racing simulators and VR games. Aside from the incredible location and cool technology, the company also offers daily drink specials. You can get a gift card in person.

Spare Time Entertainment

Spare Time on Congaree Road offers bowling, laser tag, and a fantastic arcade—not to mention a full restaurant inside. You can buy gift cards from their website “without leaving your living room.”

Stone Pin Bowling Co. in Greenville, SC

Stone Pin Bowling Co. in Greenville, SC

Stone Pin Company

This boutique bowling alley is not only adorable and fun but also conveniently located on Stone Avenue downtown. Stone Pin offers a vintage bowling experience along with food and drinks. You can get a gift card in person at their boutique.

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

Greenville Soy Candle Company

Greenville Soy Candle Company sells natural soaps and candles. Even better, they have classes that teach you how to create your own! Gift certificates can be purchased in person at the store on North Main Street in downtown Greenville.

Hollowed Earth Pottery

Located in the beautiful Hampton Station just a few doors down from Escape Artist’s new location, Hollowed Earth teaches pottery classes, from pottery basics to seasonal designs. You can purchase a gift card on their website for the creative in your life.

Le Petit Croissant

Le Petit Croissant is a bakery on South Main Street that offers French baked goods like macarons, croissants, and baguettes. Check the website because the pastries and offerings change frequently! The shop also offers classes teaching how to bake bread, create chocolates, pair wines with chocolates, and more. Gift cards can be purchased in-store and used for the bakery and classes. This is the perfect gift for foodies and creatives.

MAKE MADE Jewelry

This shop in downtown Greenville offers gorgeous jewelry made by independent artists. With one-time or multiple-week classes teaching how to create remarkable jewelry pieces, MAKE MADE Jewelry is a fantastic gift idea. A gift card of about $80 would cover a one-time class and leave a little left over to put toward one of the lovely designs sold in store. Gift certificates can be purchased in-store.


We hope this list helped you find the perfect gift card! If you have suggestions for places we could add to the list, let us know at info@escapeartistgreenville.com. We’d love to hear your ideas!