50 Gifts Under $50: SB Nashville 2013

We’ve worked hard to scout out 50 great gifts under $50 to finish off your gift lists! We’ve purposefully included mostly local finds, but we have a few online items as well for those who simply must click to shop. (Life’s busy. We get it!)

BEAUTY

Fresh Gift Set

Sugar Lips is a longstanding SB favorite. Packaged with Fresh’s Brown Sugar Body Polish and Seaberry Restorative Body Cream, it’s a nifty triple bonus that’s too good to pass up. $48 at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics. wooskincareandcosmetics.com

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$48

Stilla Palettes

These Stilla lip glaze palettes are a fun gift for us gals, no matter if we’re 14 or the mom of a 14 year old! Found at the Cosmetic Market. Also available are eye and cheek palettes. $16 each. www.thecosmeticmarket.com

Stilla Photo

Stilla lip glaze palette, $16

PurseN Organizer

This tiny organizer for your jewelry holds so much. Say goodbye to knotted necklaces and tangled earrings. Enough room for the gal with minimal makeup, as well. Really a fabulous gift. Just $39.95 each and available in a variety of colors/patterns at The Beveled Edge. www.thebevel.com

This tiny bag holds so much! 3.5"H x 4.5"W x 4"D

This tiny bag holds so much! 3.5″H x 4.5″W x 4″D

FASHION

Wrap Bracelets

These wrap bracelets are made by hand by Mary Lamb, a college student from Layfayette, LA. for just $48. Not only are these bracelets a perfect stocking stuffer or gift, we’ve got to love supporting this ambitious and creative student! Available at The Impeccable Pig. theimpeccablepig.myshopify.com

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Etsy Infinity Scarves

We’ve been able to check these out in person, and they are great quality. Kathleen Rhode makes these scarves by hand in a variety of fabrics that she is always on the lookout for. Each scarf is just $20! Crazy good price. www.etsy.com/shop/herzenandhandwerk

Kathleen Rhode Scarves

Just $20 each!

Fashionable Scarf

Handmade and loomed in Ethiopa with the purpose of employing women and giving them sustainable jobs, these scarves are 100% cotton and “ridiculously soft.” Available in 6 colors. $36 each. livefashionable.com

Fashionable Etanesh

$36

Cross bracelet

These bracelets by Julio Designs are elasticized and can be worn as either a wrap bracelet or necklace and sell for $42 each at The Willow Tree. Great for gals of all ages. www.facebook.com/pages/The-Willow-Tree

$42

$42

FOOD

Two Smart Cookies

We’ve tasted these and were immediately hooked. They’re like a blend of a tea cake and a sugar cookie, and they’re sure to be enjoyed. They are also beautiful; each is handmade in their Savannah, GA, factory. Order the half dozen ($22 includes shipping) or full dozen ($43 includes shipping). They also take special order (monograms, themes, etc.). www.twosmartcookies.com

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$22-$43

Cheese Making Kit

We’ve all fancied the notion of making our own cheese around here, but we have never actually done it. Belle Chevre makes it easy with this DIY goat cheese kit for only $27.95. A perfect gift for a family, as kids of all ages (seriously, ages 3-99 will love this!) will enjoy this project. Belle Chevre is located in Alabama and has won numerous awards for their goat cheese. www.bellechevre.com

Belle Chevre Cheese Making Kit

$27.95

Empire Mayonnaise

These mayos made in small batches in Brooklyn caught our eye and believe us when we say they take your sandwich, or ear of corn, or grilled vegetables to the next level. Makes a great gift at $7 each. Found in Nashville at Hey Rooster General Store. www.facebook.com/HeyRooster

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$7

Bourbon-Themed Gift Box

Tell us that you’ve ordered from Batch Nashville. It’s our favorite monthly box idea EVER. Share the love with their gift boxes that they have online now. This bourbon-themed box definitely caught our eye at just $35. Ship anywhere that loved ones need some Nashville love. batchnashville.com

SB 50 Gifts Batch Nashville

$35

Music City Cookie Tin

This adorable tin is filled with 9 cookies from Christie Cookie, a Nashville-based company that has been serving up delicious cookies for over 30 years. $18.90. ChristieCookies.com

Nashville Christie Cookie

$18.90

juice. Nashville Gift Tote

Share some health and well being with this gift tote from juice. Nashville. With 6 fresh pressed juices and a tote bag to keep them cool, your loved one will thank you for the break from dairy, meat, gluten and sugar that become mainstays during the holidays! $40.  www.thejuicenashville.com

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$40

The Outlaw Gift Basket

Enjoy the spice of the holidays with these Southern spices and sauces made by Nashville’s own The Southern. For $45, this gift is sure to please! the-southern-nashville.myshopify.com

Southern Gift Box

$45 for all 5 spices/sauces.

Sweet Apron

Aprons are like dish towels: we all need them and we all like nice ones, but we’d rather receive them as gifts than buy them for ourselves. Oh, and just like dish towels, you can never have too many aprons. This one is generous, wraps around the waist nicely and you’ll be surprised just how handy those pockets are! The sweet scalloped edge and easy to wash material is a bonus. $32 from Kayce Hughes. kaycehughes.com

$32

$32

HOME

Hummingbird Factory Tea Towels

Hummingbird items are handmade and the quality is fabulous. As tea towels make the perfect gift wrapped in a bow, or used to wrap some homemade goodies or a chocolate bar, we wanted to make sure you knew about these. Towel measures 28” x 29”; $12 each. www.etsy.com

Tea Towels Hummingbird Factory

$12 each.

Cowhide Flasks

Everyone has that person on their list who’s impossible when it comes to finding the perfect gift.  We promise, these cowhide flasks are beautiful and useful. Tuck one in a stocking for your special guy–they are crafted from authentic hides and so reasonable at $38 with a larger version priced at $42. www.margischair.com

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$42

Creature Comforts

We love these coffee cups for the cleverly placed woodlands animal inside. The handle gives the user a clue, and an unexpected surprise is on the inside when the beverage is consumed. Available at Cadeau on 12th Avenue South for $30. www.facebook.com/CadeauNashville

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$30

Holiday Trays

The perfect size for serving appetizers, desserts, cocktails or even organizing a kitchen countertop, these 18″ round trays will be put to good use! Found at Obelisk in a variety of designs for just $42. www.bradfordsinteriors.com/obelisk

SB 50 Gifts Obelisk

$42

Bottle Opener

These antler bottle opener will be put to good and constant use! At just $17, this makes for a great hostess gift as well. Found at AshBlue. www.ashblue.com

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Festive Pillows

For the hard to shop for person who loves to decorate, consider any of the fun pillows available at Harpeth Gallery. Our favorites were under $50 and included this sweet Scottie dog! It simply completes and living room or family room decor–or plop on a guest bed. Perfect! $23. harpethgallery.com

scotty dog pillow

$23

Clear Glass Vases

This is the type of thing that you get and then wonder why you haven’t had at least three of them forever! These little vases are connected, giving 6 openings per vase. Your table is suddenly so much prettier! Found at Vignette for just $20. www.vignettebrentwoodtn.com

SB 50 Gifts Vignette

The white sticker is just the price tag. Hard to hide when the object is clear!

Little Seed Holiday Soaps

Based here in Nashville, Little Seed is just a precious company. Their holiday Farmstead Milk Soap promises to bring warm smiles and clean hands. Found in many locations in Nashville, but this photo was snapped at OMG. $7 each. littleseedfarm.com  www.oldmadegood.com

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$7

Holiday Plates

Found at Corzine & Co, these sweet plates can be used for Santa or as an early gift to a little one as “your special plate for each December.” Or, use these to start a dessert plate collection that you can add to each year. $43. www.corzineco.com

$43

$43

Nashville Coasters

Give 4, 8, or however many you want, but these coasters make a great gift for any Nashville lover! Found at Festivity (in Green Hills near WOO and in Hillsboro Village, as well). 4 coasters are $29.99. festivityonline.com

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4/$29.99

Pocket Knife

Quite possibly the best camping knife you’ll ever find, made in France with a carbon blade, sturdy sheath and gorgeous wood handle. Available at AshBlue for $34.  www.ashblue.com

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$34

Tennessee Soy Candles

Choose one of three and smell the holidays all month long! Music City Holiday, Tennessee Christmas and we think the Welcome Home is especially sweet for kids of all ages coming home once again, even if they’re coming “home” with children of their own in tow! $26 at Absolution. www.facebook.com/pages/Absolution

Tennessee Candles at Absolution

$26

KIDS, TWEEN & TEEN

Chewbeads

Babies love to chew on mom’s jewelry and this collection will stand the test and will satisfy mom and baby alike! Each piece is $34-$40. Available at Plaid Rabbit in Green Hills and Brentwood. www.plaidrabbitgifts.com

Chewbeads 50 gifts

$34-$40

Candy Wrapper Headbands

These are super cute for young girls and tweens! Available at Snap Kids for just $15. www.facebook.com/SnapKidsNashville

SB 50 gifts Snap Kids Candy Wrapper Headbands

Just $15

Little Kina Booties

These little booties will stay on your little one’s feet and keep them toasty warm AND stylish! Just $48 at Tweed Baby Outfitters. www.tweedbabyoutfitters.com

Tweed booties

$48

Chrome Headset — perfect for your Tween/Teen!

Cushy style that is soft on your ears, this flashy, metallic-finished headset is sure to please! Oh, there’s also an in-line mic. The sound is big and clear. At Dillards for $35. www.dillards.com

50 under 50 Chrome Headphones

$35

Prinstagram

Some of our SB staffers gave this to their high school and college-age children last year in the form of gift certificates. They’ve raved about how easy and fun it is to print out Instagram photos, through this website Prinstgram, which you can then display or turn into fun art projects, like posters and mini-books. Surf the website and you’ll be amazed with the number of great ideas you’ll see for yourself, as well! This is a gift that keeps on giving! Buy gift certificates just like you would for iTunes. Gift certificates start at $20. printstagr.am

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Pocket Knife

When you think your son, nephew, grandson or godson is old enough (ask his parents!) a pocket knife is a great gift. Many are available at sporting good stores and also at Friedman’s Army/Navy surplus store. This classic gift starts at just $20. www.facebook.com/FriedmansOutdoors

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MEDIA & BOOKS

Holiday Music from Children’s Hospital

Everybody Has A Story consists of heartfelt songs penned by a group of patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt while working with their music therapist, Jenny Plume. The songs are performed by artists Amy Grant, Phil Vassar, Alison Krauss, Kix Brooks, Faith Hill, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, Melinda Doolittle, Vince Gill, SHEL, Johnny Reid and Maura O’Connell. The CD is $10 and is available the Friends Shop in Children’s Hospital and at Anatra Jewel. The album can be purchased online and downloaded through iTunes, as well, for $10. Sales support the music therapy program at Children’s Hospital. www.childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org and www.anatrajewel.com
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Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey Cookbook by John Currence

Oxford, MS, chef John Currence released a new cookbook this fall that would be the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates Southern cuisine. $40 at Parnassus. www.parnassusbooks.net

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I Am A Woman

This inspirational book by Mary Sue Englund is perfect for the woman you know needing a boost. This book includes 51 gorgeous photos of compelling women and quotes from each of them. Look for everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Dolly Parton. Dolly even endorsed the project on the back cover with: “I am proud to be a part of this wonderful book of inspiring women … God Bless You, Mary Sue Englund.” And, at the end of the book there is a special place for a photograph of a loved one, making this gift at once deeply personal. $25 which includes shipping. www.iamawomansurvivor.com

I am a woman book

$25

MEN

Swiftwick Business Socks

Once you fall for Swiftwick socks, its hard to take them off. Many men wear these sport socks to work, and Swiftwick has heard the cry from their customers: “We want business socks!” The result is a comfortable compression sock for the office, as there are battles to be fought there, as well. Available in five colors. $21.99 each. www.swiftwick.com

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$21.99

Otis James Hankies

Hand-made here in Nashville, these hankies are the epitome of what a hankie should be. Generously sized at 13″x13″, these make a great gift. And, consider wrapping a box of Nashville Toffee or an Olive & Sinclair chocolate bar in this hankie for the perfect gift combo! Just $35. shop.otisjames.com

Otis James Hankies

$35

Smathers and Branson Ball Cap

The stitching detail always gives away the quality of this beloved brand. What guy can’t use an upgrade in a ball cap? Exactly. Get him one! These were found at The Oxford Shop for $35. theoxfordshop.com

Smathers Brothers

$35

Travel Grooming Set

The perfect traveling companion for your guy, after YOU, of course! This Jack Black First Class Travel Set is getting rave reviews from some SB spouses and makes quick work out of packing toiletries. $48 at J. Michael’s Clothiers. www.jmichaelsclothiers.com

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$48

Santa Belt

This fun belt, embroidered with dogs wearing Santa hats, embodies holiday fun. At just $48, it makes a great gift! Available at J. McLaughlin. www.jmclaughlin.com

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$48

Plaid Suspenders

We have a weakness for guys in suspenders around here, especially festive ones that spread good cheer without being tacky! These were found at Two Old Hippies and they are perfect with a button down, a tee-shirt or a sweater. And, they’re just $35! www.twooldhippies.com

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TECH

Google Chromecast

This little device plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and streams Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, Google Play’s movies, TV shows and music. Your big screen now has your computer’s capabilities, when you use the Chrome browser. $35 www.google.com

Streaming-chromecast

$35

iPhone Zoom Lens

Since most photos seem to be taken on cameras now, camera accessories are the perfect evolution to give you a better photo. At just $49, this “Classic Kit” contains 4 lenses: Fisheye, Telephoto, and Wide Angle/Macro Combo Lens. Suddenly, your photos are better from close up, far away and everything in between. Available at Photojojo. photojojo.com

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Computer Case

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$50

Made from re-purposed fire hoses, these computer cases are durable and so affordable. Not only do they come in a ton of colors and sizes, we adore the embellishment of the vintage button. The Art and Intervention Gallery is one of East Nashville’s gems. $50. www.artandinventiongallery

Under $50 FINDS at TAIGAN.COM

Have you shopped at Taigan? It’s like shopping at your favorite vacation boutique, but online. The site has partnered with fabulous boutiques and businesses around the country to bring you the best of the best, while supporting business owners, many of which don’t have their own websites. It’s a great place to lose yourself for a few hours. Here are our top 5 Taigan finds that are fabulous and under $50 (more can be found on their site, here):

8 Nye’s Cream Sandwiches

Nye’s Cream Sandwiches is located in Wilmington, NC, and was a Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award nominee. We’ve sampled these and they are DIVINE. Order the following sample pack from Taigan: Pumpkin Cranberry Spice, Apple Pie and Caramel Latte and Blackberry Cobbler for $48. www.taigan.com

Nyes Ice Cream Sandwiches

$48

Yes Ma’am Poster

For those who understand that a “Yes, Ma’am” and “No, Sir” are words we hand down from generation to generation, this poster is perfect. Warning: Mother-In-Laws: DO NOT SEND TO YOUR DAUGHTER IN LAW. (She will talk about you for decades if you do.) But, otherwise, this is a fun gift for a sibling, especially one who has left the South and misses it! $40 www.taigan.com

Yes M'am Poster

$40

Schermer Pecans

We first found out about Schermer Pecans through The Southern C Summit. The gals that run this know their Southern food and they oohed and aahed over this product, with good reason. Have your gift be likewise received! $44 for a set of three. www.taigan.com

Schermer Pecans

St. Helena Organic Grey Sea Salt

The grey color indicates a high content of minerals and nutrients (not found in the iodized salt we all grew up with). This salt is collected using wooden rakes, ensuring that no metal ever touches it. At just $12, this salt makes a great gift. www.taigan.com St Helena Grey Salt

Nugget Hoop Earrings

These earrings are a great take on the traditional hoop. Seriously, we all are kinda hoping they end up in our own stockings. Teeny-tiny metallic beads are threaded onto the fine hoops, creating these light earrings that you, er your gift recipient, will reach for time and time again. Desinger: FriedaSophie. $45 www.taigan.com

Nugget Earrings

$45

Happy shopping, and happy holidays!

Be sure to see what our other SB sister cities have on their gift lists today, too: