The StyleBlueprint elves have been shopping away and have found a gift for each and every person on your list this holiday season. And since each of these gifts is $50 or under, you will be able to check off each person on your list without breaking the bank!
Buff Her House of Exfoliation
We love the concept behind Buff Her, instead of having a separate exfoliator in your beauty regimen, just sprinkle a bit of Buff Her into your regular cleanser and gently buff away! And the sisters behind Buff Her have made it their mission to use natural and organic ingredients, making this a truly great product to use on your skin. They are the perfect thing to add as a nice stocking stuffer! Available at Woo Skincare and Cosmetics. $38 wooskincareandcosmetics.com
Introduce someone special to the HollyBeth Organics luxurious skincare line with a gift set showcasing a few of her top creations. Each set comes with a sample sizes of the Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer, Lemon Lime Shea Butter Cream, Lavender Hand Cream, Eye Cream, and Grits & Honey Scrub. Find this little tin of beauty bliss at Atlanta Made, Woo Skincare and online for $35 at www.hollybethorganics.com.
Carson Bryce Trading Company Soapscription
What could be more luxurious than handmade soaps, lovingly created from all-natural ingredients, wrapped up pretty and delivered to your mailbox each month? The Carson Bryce Apothecary in East Atlanta now brings its small-batch sensations straight to you via their exclusive Soapscription program. Lather up in blends such as Brown Sugar Bliss, White Peach Vanilla, Yay for Shea, or Ginger Margarita, just to name a few, and enjoy a gorgeous gift surprise. 6-Month Soapscription, $48. Stop by the delightfully eclectic store at 532 Flat Shoals Avenue, or check out the Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/carsonbryce.
Tokyo Milk Bubble Bath
The holidays are full of joy, but they also are stressful, so anyone would love to let the stress melt away in a hot bubble bath. These big bottles of Tokyo Milk Bubble Bath mean the recipient will be enjoying relaxing baths all winter long! $22.00 for 16 oz, and $36.00 for 33.8 oz at Ona Atlanta. www.onaatlanta.com
Ali & Bird Earrings
Exquisite design, gorgeous materials, at a price point that doesn’t have to feel indulgent— such is the goal set and reached by Ali & Bird jewelry. These selections are so versatile they could spruce up an everyday outfit or add sparkle to holiday wear. Sold at several local boutiques including: Belles Choses, Collage, Demure, and Festivity, $36.
CindaB Happy Stack
The Happy Stack combines three great sizes of zip-top pouches, all in CindaB’s perky patterns. Local entrepreneur Cinda Boomershine takes pride in her commitement to ensure all CindaB bags are lovingly made in America of quality materials and in the sturdiest of construction. Finda CindaB bags at shops all over town, including Wender & Roberts, Love Street, The Chandlery, and The Enchanted Forest. www.cindab.com, $39.
Garden & Gun Tote
Made from 100% natural vegetable fibers, this ample tote is reusable, recyclable and biodegradable! Stamped with the G&G antler icon, this bag is an easy option for the farmer’s market, beach or as an extra bag when packing for a car trip. Just $35. www.ggmercantileco.com
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 six colors. $36 each. livefashionable.com
Statement Rings at Kayce Hughes
Kayce Hughes is known for always having a great selection of statement rings. Right now they have some pretty baubles with gold detailing that will brighten any winter outfit. And at only $36, they are a great price to pick up a few for every friend or woman in your family! www.kaycehughes.com
Solving the cold-weather quandry with stylish solution, J.Crew’s gorgeous selection of smartphone gloves keep hands toasty while still allowing full use of touchscreen devices. Woven of high-quality wool with special treatment at the fingertips, these dainty yet durable accessories are a modern-day must! In stores and online at www.jcrew.com, $32.50.
Wooden Cuff by Forestique
Perfect in its simplicity, this wooden cuff at Atlanta MADE is created by using a thin wood veneer. It is then polished with multiple coats of organic oil. No stains or dyes are used so the cuffs have a natural, earthily quality to them. They also easily stretch and form to any size wrist. $38 at Atlanta MADE. atlantamade.us
Ice Milk Aprons
Give your favorite cook a taste of the past with a vintage-style apron to be long treasured. Local designer Ashley Schoenith brings nostalgic beauty to her IceMilk Aprons, capturing the hallmark details from bygone days. Heirloomed Waist Apron, www.icemilkaprons.com, $40.
Taste of the South Sampler/Doux South
Atlanta farm-to-table chef Nick Melvin presents the Doux South collection, continuing his family’s tradition of pickling fresh garden vegetables. The Taste of the South Sampler lets you send a gift box of homegrown goodness containing a jar each of Little Rock Caviar, Soulshine Peach Chutney, Mean Green Tomatoes, and Chow Chow. www.douxsouth.com, $38.
Piece of Cake
No one will turn down the gift of cake, especially from an Atlanta institution like Piece of Cake. Two of our favorites are the caramel cake and the coconut layer cake. And their pound cakes are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee on Christmas morning. The cakes ship beautifully, so they are a wonderful gift to send friends and family who are out of town. www.pieceofcakeinc.com
Belle Chevre Cheese
We’ve all fancied the notion of making our own cheese around here, but 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 in Alabama and has won numerous awards for their goat cheese. www.bellechevre.com
San Francisco Coffee Roasting
After moving from the Bay Area, Tonya and Doug Bond decided to share their love and knowledge of coffee by opening the San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company in their new home, Atlanta. Combing a bag of their Highland Blend with a handcrafted coffee scoop makes a delicious and thoughtful gift. Coffee is $14.50 and scoop is $16. Available at Atlanta MADE atlantamade.us
We’ve been crowing about Georgia Crafted to everyone we meet (read here). A subscription box delivering the best of Georgia’s locally made products, the contents are kept completely secret for eagerly anticipated surprise. Chose from a one-time gift box or a 3- to 6-month subscription, and send a delight to the doorstep of the recipient. www.georgiacrafted.com, $29.99/per month.
Anna Clark’s Angel Paintings
Small and sweet, these 4″ x 4″ angel paintings by Anna Clark will have the recipients heart singing with joy. Available in gold, pink, and blue (perfect for a nursery), the beautiful paintings have a bit of a glaze applied to the canvas too which makes the angels shine. $50 Available at Gramercy. www.shopgramercy.com
Recycled Tire Candle Holders
You would never be able to guess, but these candle holders are made of recycled tires! Available in three sizes, the candle holders are made chic with a dusting of gold and are perfect for tea candles. Small is $18, medium is $24, and large is $30 Available at Pieces. piecesinc.com
Set of Bone Coasters
So often coasters are just afterthoughts on our pretty end tables. But these coasters from Scout for the Home will add a touch of beauty to any decor. $45 for a set of 4 scoutforthehome.com
French Kitchen Tools
These handcrafted French kitchen tools will make your favorite chef or bartender feel like the ultimate professional. A paring knife, serrated knife, vegetable knife and a peeler complete the set of four tools. And we think a martini with a citrus twist might just be the ultimate way to say thank you! $38 at Huff Harrington Home. shop.huffharrington.com
Now here’s a gift with an incredible story. Bhutanese refugees in Atlanta use the ancient artisan techniques carried from their homeland to create beautiful treasures from an abundant local resource — kudzu. Yes, kudzu vines gathered and woven into baskets of all sizes and sold at farmers markets all over the city, as well as at Homegrown in Decatur and the Preserving Place in the Westside. Prices start at $10. preservingplace.com
Can’t get enough of the Soma Good story — luxurious saris upcycled into accessories handmade by artisans from local refugee communities. As a holiday treat, the petite pillows are now on sale for $45. Look for them at Atlanta MADE and online at the Soma Goods Etsy Shop, www.etsy.com/shop/somagoods.
R.Wood Pottery Soap Dish
The tough Georgia clay turns into gorgeous creations at the talented hand of Rebecca Wood in her Athens pottery studio. R.Wood Pottery has been a favorite for more than 20 years. Treat someone on your list to a soapdish to start or add to their R. Wood collection. Available locally at Marguerite’s on Dresden, Erika Reade, and Bee. www.rwoodstudio.com,$35
Wooden Push Toys
Any baby would love these animal push toys! They are made from eco-friendly wood and they are wonderful quality. The modern colors and a clever design mean they are not offensive to parent’s eyes! $42 at Erika Reade erikareade.com
Handmade of the finest all-natural fibers, making them irresistibly soft, BlaBla dolls each come with their own quirky character profiles. Select from dozens of possibilities, all sure to enthrall young friends. Sold at fine gift stores or visit the BlaBla flagship store in Virginia Highlands, www.blabla.com, starting at $44.
Pink Ballet Tutu
For the little girl that likes to twirl! This perfectly pink Ballet Tutu from B. Braithwaite is finished off with a ribbon so it is easily adjustable. Recommended for little girls from 12 to 24 months. $38 at B. Braithwaite. babybraithwaite.com
Super Sidekick Costume
A dress-up costume for your favorite superhero! The set includes a cape, mask, wrist cuffs, and a belt and comes in a variety of colors. It will make any kid feel like they can save the world! $39 at the Land of Nod. www.landofnod.com
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Georgia
Send young readers on a ride through local landscapes brought to life by the words and illustration of two local authors. A fun way to way to pay homage to hometown holidays. $13.60 at A Capella Books.
Oh, Carston! So much squeaking around the grounds, whatever will the Dowager think? The precious characters of Mouseton Abbey sleuth about as they solve a “Cheesemas” caper threatening to spoil their holiday. Not sure who’ll enjoy this more, the child receiving or the adult reading aloud. A Capella Books, $15.99.
The Beatles: On Air – Live at the BBC
This 4-disc compilation features more than 30 previously unreleased performances as well as dozens of conversations between band members and BBC hosts. All together, the set includes 63 tracks, digitally remastered to perfection and a 48-page booklet. The perfect gift for the music collector. $46.94 at Criminal Records in Little Five Points, criminalatl.com.
Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War
A riveting accomplishment, Divided & United honors the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War by giving new life to the music of the period. Performed by legends of Nashville country and bluegrass, as well as young stars on the rise, the songs on this historic compilation burn with a timeless intensity reminding the listener the human emotions that link us to our brave ancestors. $15.99 at Criminal Records in Little Five Points, criminalatl.com.
Dear Old U-G-A
For the young and old! Dear Old U-G-A captures student life on the Bulldog campus from 1893 to present day. Articles and pictures from the student newspaper, The Red and Black, trace the history of student groups, traditions, the sports teams, and the history of the University. Available at Peridot simplyperidot.com.
Johnny Cash: The Life
Legendary music critic Robert Hilburn draws upon his personal relationship with Johnny Cash to render a compelling portrait of the iconic artist. From the Sun Records days, to the Folsom Prison concert (Hilburn was the only journalist allowed access), to his final interviews with both Johnny and June Carter Cash before their deaths in 2003, Hilburn presents Cash’s full range of complexity in poignant, unguarded truth. Available at Atlanta’s best independent bookstore, A Capella Books, $32. www.acappellabooks.com
The Storied South
Interviews, anecdotes and insight into some of the most creative minds ever to blossom from our region. The Storied South features conversations with writers, musicians and artists, offering up accompanying photographs and audio CD recording of the subjects, as well as a DVD of interview footage. A Capella Books, $35. www.acappellabooks.com
Billy Reid Ball Cap
Celebrating Billy Reid’s partnership with the Southern Foodways Alliance, the Make Cornbread Not War cap sports hand-distressing and a hand -sown patch of the unofficial SFA motto. $38. Available at Billy Reid in the Westside Provisions District, www.billyreid.com.
Swiftwick Business Socks
Once you fall for Swiftwick socks, its hard to take them off. Many men wear these sports 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
Sid Mashburn Scarf
An incredibly soft scarf that will look handsome draped around any man’s neck. Sid Mashburn’s mixed lambswool scarf comes in a variety of colors and is perfectly priced at only $45. Available at Sid Mashburn in the Westside Provision District. www.sidmashburn.com
Give a Kindle the look and feel of a real hardback book with a durable DODOcase. Handmade in an American bookbindery, these covers protect and support your device in a classic, familiar style. Order online at www.dodocase.com, $34.95.
We all have hundreds of photos stored on our phones and Instagram accounts. And with great quality and fast service, Printstagram makes it easy to print our photos. You can even turn your photos into books, calendars, greeting cards and posters. Printstagram also makes it easy to give gift certificates to all of their products. printstagr.am/gifts
Eastern Collective Cables
These woven cables are all the rage this year, so if you want to add them to your stockings order them NOW! Available for all of your devices including, Apple products, Android phones, e-readers, and USB cords. $25.95 available at Eastern Collective www.easterncollective.com
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
This sleek, simple acrylic stand from The Container Store holds tablets and eReaders at the perfect angle for easy viewing. A non-skid base holds the whole thing steady and silicone strips keep your device from sliding in any position — portrait, landscape, or flat across the top. In stores or online at www.containerstore.com, $19.99.
Z Armband by ChicBuds
A whole lot cuter than those black, bulky armbands. This cute and colorful version comes in multiple colors and patterns and is perfect for those who like to look cute from head to toe. $29.99 at Atlanta Activewear. www.atlantaactivewear.com
FIVE FAB 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 artisans, purveyors, designers and boutiques from around the globe to bring you the best of the best, while supporting small 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
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: Mothers-In-Law: 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
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 bags. www.taigan.com
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
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. Designer: FriedaSophie. $45 www.taigan.com
We hope we have helped you finish off your list! For even more gifts under $50, make sure to check out our StyleBlueprint Atlanta Instagram account throughout this week! Happy Holidays
Be sure to see what our other SB sister cities have on their gift lists today, too: