The best way to support small businesses in these tough times is to shop local and shop small. For the South County locals, here's a list of 20 South County small businesses to support this holiday season many of which offer online ordering and curbside pickup to stay safe and socially distant. To those who visit South County but don't live here, you can order online and have your purchases shipped to you. 

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  1. Sons of Liberty Spirits http://www.solspirits.com  (401) 284-4006 Sons of Liberty Spirits in South Kingstown, RI makes award winning whiskey, single malt and flavored varieties, gin, beer and Loyal 9 canned cocktails. They offer safe, socially-distant curbside pick-up. The online shop also offers bottled, pre-mixed cocktails, t-shirts, hoodies, barware, gift cards, and of course, hand sanitizer.  https://sons-of-liberty-beer-spirits-co.myshopify.com

Tilted Barn Brewery

  1. Tilted Barn Brewery http://www.tiltedbarnbrewery.com This farm brewery in the woods of Exeter, RI adjacent to a Christmas tree farm has a cult following for good reason. They started out as a hops farm and then started using their hops to make beer. They’re famous for their Double IPAs and the beautiful can designs. Perfect for the craft beer lover on your list. (401) 500-6765

Grey Sail

  1. Grey Sail Brewing  https://greysailbrewing.com Located in an old factory building in Westerly, Grey Sail is one of Rhode Island’s premier micro-breweries. They offer cans or growlers for curbside pickup, along with barware, signage, and apparel. (401) 212-7592

South County Distillers

  1. South County Distillers https://southcountydistillers.com Right next door to Grey Sail is their sister company South County Distillers. Purchase hand crafted bottles of vodka, gin, rum and more including pre-mixed canned cocktails. (401) 212-7592

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  1. Whaler’s Brewery https://whalers.com Another favorite craft brewery known for their hazelnut stout as well Rise – their award-winning American pale ale. (401) 552-0002

Sweenor's Chocolate

 

  1. Sweenor’s Chocolates https://www.sweenorschocolates.com A 60-year Rhode Island chocolate institution – Sweenor’s offers chocolate confections for every season and occasion, including corporate gifts. (401) 783-4433

Hauser Chocolates

  1. Hauser Chocolates http://www.hauserchocolates.com Hauser Chocolatier in Westerly is a second-generation family-owned business crafting chocolate confections in the tradition of fine Swiss chocolatiers. Ruedi Hauser Sr. who started the business was trained as a pastry chef and chocolatier in Switzerland. All the chocolate is made in-house. (800) 289-8783

Peter Pots

  1. Peter Pots Pottery https://www.peterpots.com Nothing is more iconic than the handcrafted Rhode Island pottery of Peter Pots in Kingstown. Founded by a couple of RISD students in 1948 the pottery still has a strong following. There are seasonal pieces, timeless pieces and before you know it, you’ll be collecting all the pieces. (401) 783-2350

The Glass Station

  1. The Glass Station https://theglassstationstudio.com Is there anything more beautiful than hand blown glass? The Glass Station in South Kingstown offers unique, hand crafted glass ware made in South County – from small gift items, figurines to large serving platters, vases and art pieces, there are many choices for gifts. (401) 788-2500

 

Hallene Farm

  1. Hallene Farm Products https://hallenefarm.weebly.com/?fbclid=IwAR3m9tO0-Yni6vfYtynejnE8bK8jxihBvBU100zB3juZFAmg3qK_mro-cAM Hallene Farm is a 100 year-old family farm in Exeter. Aside from plants and fresh produce, they make beautiful and unique gifts from beauty and bath products to handmade wooden signs, kitchen towels and DIY terrarium kits. (401) 294-3044

Tapped Apple Winery

  1. Tapped Apple Winery https://www.tappedapple.com The Tapped Apple Winery offers wines and ciders made from apples. There are lots of unique flavors. The wines and cider can be purchased at local liquor stores, but a gift card to the winery for a tasting experience is a great gift idea. (401) 637-4946

 

Langworthy Farm Winery

  1. Langworthy Farm Winery http://www.langworthyfarm.com/thewinery.html Langworthy Farm Winery and B&B is a cozy family-run operation in Westerly. The small vineyard yields the only wine currently made in South County. Stop by to purchase a selection for everyone on your list. (401) 322-7791

Three Islands Sign

  1. Three Islands Lifestyle https://www.threeislandslifestyle.com Give the gift of island vibes. Three Island Lifestyle is a clothing company in Watch Hill selling hand crafted apparel for the whole family. The fabrics and block print designs are sourced from Bali, the island home of one of the owners. (401) 596-1121

 

Fantastic Umbrella Factory

  1. Fantastic Umbrella Factory https://www.fantasticumbrellafactory.com A 19th century farmyard shopperʼs paradise and international bazaar. A Rhode Island landmark and National Treasure in Charlestown, Rhode Island since 1968, the Fantastic Umbrella Factory houses a variety of shops offering items made by local artisans. (401) 364-1060

OMO Jewels

    15.OMO Jewels & Gifts https://www.omojewels.com OMO Jewels & Gifts is a curated collection of American-made jewelry, ceramics, hand blown glass and more. They                   represent local and national artists who are committed to their craft and offer only the highest quality goods. (860) 961-4678

Savoy Bookshop

  1. Savoy Bookshop https://www.banksquarebooks.com The Savoy Bookshop and Café in Westerly is a local, independent book shop. Why order from Amazon when you can support a local business and enjoy a delicious nitro cold brew, cappuccino or glass of wine while you browse? Featuring titles by local and regional authors, the Savoy is a a must-visit in South County. (401) 213-3901

 

Simple Pleasures

  1. Simple Pleasures https://www.facebook.com/simpleRI/ Located in Charlestown, Simple Pleasures offers coastal inspired gift ideas, home décor and more. (401) 364-9852

Purple Shell

  1. The Purple Shell https://m.facebook.com/The-Purple-Shell-323354184458635/ You don’t get more local than handcrafted jewelry, belt buckles and more made by native and non-native artists using wampum. (401) 315-2213

 

The Woven Path

  1. The Woven Path https://thewovenpath.com The Woven Path in the quaint village of Wickford offers distinctive gifts made by Rhode Island artisans. They use a 1979 Harrisville loom to weave scarves, shawls, handbags and more. (401) 667-3722

Gooseneck Vineyards

  1. Gooseneck Vineyards https://www.gooseneckvineyards.com Gooseneck Vineyards in Wickford Village is a winery run by two cousins who scour the globe to create wines that overdeliver while remaining true to the grape variety. Purchase wines inspired by the New England coastline as well as find recipes to try using their wines to cook with on their websites. (401) 294-4289