It’s cap and gown season! Whether you are getting ready to turn your tassel or celebrate the grad in your life, we’ve got lots of local gifts and gear to make your class of 2023 party perfect.
Surcee has you covered with a collection of curated clothing, accessories, and meaningful gifts from just around the corner (especially perfect if your grad is saying goodbye to Greenville!).
Here’s what to wear and share (and even some local fare to enjoy) this graduation season.
Graduation Day Duds
Just wearing a grad robe won’t cut it. Here are some local style destinations for finding the perfect outfit — for both the grads and their guest list alike.
A.Smith Clothiers Spruce up your style for the big day with the perfect men’s apparel and accessories. Whether you’re rocking a tux, sports coat, suit, or keeping it a bit more casual, this clothier has you covered.
Sash Clothes Searching for some fun flair? Shop bold and bright summer dresses, tops, accessories, and more at this fashionista haven. Beyond just clothing, they have the perfect selection of grad gifts, too.
Julie’s Since 1993, this local treasure has been the destination for fine jewelry and stunning gifts. From dazzling diamonds to this Orange & Purple Freshwater Pearl Necklace perfect for the Clemson grad, they’ve got the best bling for everyone.
Can’t-miss Grad Gifts
The Miniwallet from A Polished Man is the perfect gift for the grad just starting out. With a patented mechanism that allows you to slide out your cards with one simple motion, it’s definitely not your average wallet. Made from durable crisple, this leather is resistant to stains and scratches, so it’ll have the grads back for years to come.
For the grad who has it all, you can never go wrong with fresh flowers from our friends at Petals & Co. bouquet. In premium, deluxe, and standard arrangements, there’s bouquets for every budget and style. A simply stunning way to say “congrats” to the grad!
Looking for an elegant gift that’ll last a lifetime? Pearls from Julie’s Jewels & Gifts never go out of style. Dainty and low-key yet luxe, this strand is sure to spark smiles.
But, what’s a graduation celebration without the perfect meal? Skip the meal prep, shopping, and dishes, and opt to enjoy a meal at one of these local favorites. But be sure to secure your resy while you can!
Local Eateries to Love
Start the grad celebration off with brunch at Spoonbread, located right in the heart of downtown Greenville. Enjoy the historic ambiance of The Westin Poinsett Hotel at this award-winning restaurant. Great for your whole group!
Stop by The Peddler Steak House, a GVL landmark since 1969. Located in a nearly 100-year-old stone building in the woods on the north side of town, The Peddler has been described as “Greenville’s most unique eating place.” Enjoy their signature steak and seafood offerings for an unforgettable grad night.
One of the most unique restaurants in downtown Greenville, The Trappe Door features Belgian-style cuisine and specialty beers in an amazing underground setting. A true local gem!
Grab some traditional Southern fare right off Main St. at Sassafras Bistro. From shrimp and grits to salads and steak, there’s something for everyone on the menu at this popular downtown destination.
Augusta Grill has been a Greenville staple since 1993. A delicious destination for dinner or Sunday brunch, you’ll enjoy an array of freshly made daily offerings from apps and entrees to dessert. Just outside of downtown GVL with plenty of parking, too!
Visit Greenville’s booming West End for a delicious dinner at The Anchorage. Known for the ever-evolving menus featuring the freshest flavors with an artisanal touch, a grad meal here is sure to be an event to remember.
Go farm-to-table at Topsoil located in buzz-worthy Travelers Rest, just minutes from Greenville. Savor the best seasonal flavors for brunch, lunch, or dinner — then take a peaceful stroll down the nearby Swamp Rabbit Trail.