As you all know, we love supporting our area small businesses. Of course we adore big box stores, too, but nothing beats a friendly face at a local retailer, especially during the holidays. This season we’ve rounded up our favorite local gifts for everyone on your list. Not only are these gifts top-quality items, but they are all under $50, too. Make your list, check it twice, and hit these local retailers for the very best presents under $50 in Atlanta!
HOME DECOR & MORE
City pint & rocks glasses
Perfect for the area craft beer or cocktail connoisseur, these skyline glasses are a nod to local flavors. The glasses feature our own etched Atlanta skyline and state outline. Find them at Crafted Westside for $15 to $18 depending on size.
I Love Atlanta party cups
Headed to a holiday cocktail party? Bring these to the hostess. She’ll enjoy mixing up a post-party Bloody Mary in them the next morning. Find them online from Atlanta retailer When It Rains Paper Co.
Your DIY friends will enjoy trying their hand at in-home candle making with this candle-making kit by Candlefish. Candlefish is the premier candle shop in Atlanta, and this kit allows you to bring the experience home. Shop it at Candlefish for $48.
My Bucket List journal
For the dreamer on your list, pick-up a My Bucket List journal from Sugarboo & Co. She can fill it up with all of her hopes and dreams and think of you every time she opens it. Find it for $38 at Sugarboo & Co.
Laguiole olive wood cheese set
Entertaining has never been easier with Westside Provision’s Hudson | Grace. The shop specializes in all things entertaining, so you know it’s bound to have the best of the best. For gifting, we’re fans of their olive wood cheese set available for $48 at Hudson | Grace.
Penley Santa Coasters
Steve Penley is one of Atlanta’s most iconic artists. If you can’t get your hands on one of his original pieces to give, these jolly coasters will certainly fit the bill. They’re available online or at Lucy’s Market for $45 for a set of four.
R. Wood Studio floral dipping bowl
When all else fails for the person who is impossible to shop for, start a collection for them. R. Wood Studio pottery comes in a variety of shapes and colors and is perfect for the recipient who has you stumped. Start with this sweet floral dipping bowl found at Steve McKenzie’s for $36.
If you’re headed to an ornament swap this Christmas, wow guests with a hand-painted ornament from Lucy’s Market. The ornaments come in a variety of motifs, and the hardest part will be narrowing down your selection. Shop them for $38 to $42.50 at Lucy’s Market.
BATH & BEAUTY
Limited Edition Lip Velvet Trio
We wouldn’t blame you if you added Clove + Hallow’s Limited Edition Lip Velvet Trio, $45, to your own wish list for Santa. However, if you simply must gift it, any beauty maven would be thrilled to receive the set. Find it online.
Love Is In The Hair kit
Little Barn Apothecary’s owners might be men, but these dudes definitely know a thing or two about hair care. This trio of goodness helps recipients achieve beach waves, shiny strands and fresh tresses. Find it for $35 at Little Barn Apothecary.
Grits and honey face scrub
Seeking a gift for the natural beauty enthusiast? Look no further than HollyBeth Organic’s grits and honey face scrub. It utilizes good old-fashioned Southern grits as its main exfoliating ingredient. Shop it at Fig & Flower for $39.
Merben jute body brush
Give the gift of radiant skin this holiday season with the Merben jute body brush. Who doesn’t want to glow into the new year, especially after a month of indulgence? Find it for $35 at Waiting on Martha Home.
Harper + Ari exfoliating sugar cubes
Stock up on Harper + Ari exfoliating sugar cubes, and help your student skyrocket to favorite pupil status. All teachers deserve a little “treat yourself” moment, and we’re sure this gift is exactly the kind of treat they’d love to have. Shop it online for $22 at Boho Bus.
Teleties make the perfect stocking stuffer. They’re small, cute, colorful and most of all, functional. Waiting on Martha Home has a set of three for $10 in a variety of hues.
Apoterra night balm
Described as helping you “wake up with a rejuvenated and clarified complexion,” this little tub of miracle cream would be the perfect gift for the party gal on your list. Shop it for $45 at Coco + Mischa.
Smith & Cult nail polish
It’s no secret that tweens adore painted nails. Please the preteen in your life with a bottle (or two) of Smith & Cult nail polish. Available for $18 each at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics.
Rodin luxury lipstick
Few things make a woman feel more glamorous than red lipstick. A luxurious red lipstick? Well that’s the cherry on top. Shop Red Hedy and other shades for $38 at Ann Mashburn.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Admiral Row Atlanta necklace
Give the gift of city pride with this dainty ATL necklace by Admiral Row. Find it at Crafted Westside for $30.
Wellspring Living scarf
We love a gift that warms the heart, and this scarf by Crosby by Mollie Burch does just that. Proceeds from the scarf benefit Atlanta-based non-profit Wellspring Living to help victims of sex trafficking. Shop it online at Crosby by Mollie Burch for $48.
Minimalist ring dish
For your BFF who just got engaged, or for your MIL who has it all, we recommend a stunning ring dish. Created by Atlanta’s own Courtney Hamill, this ring dish is handmade in porcelain and features 22k gold lines. The recipient will cherish it for years to come. Shop it online at honeycomb-studio.com for $16.
If you’re gifting someone special a new piece of jewelry, go ahead and give her this stylish jewelry pouch to house it. Find this at South of Hampton in-store or online here for $32, which includes the cost of monogramming.
Petite Elean posts
If your loved one prefers a more understated look, these simple Judith Bright studs are just the ticket. They’re dainty and filled 14k gold. Perfection! Find them online for $43.
Lunch money never looked so good. Gift your 16-going-on-22 teen this vibrant pouch ideal for a student ID, cash, car keys and other small trinkets. Available for $36 at River Mint Finery.
Plaid blanket scarf
With UGA heading into the playoffs, your favorite Dawgs fan will surely love cozying up with a red and black blanket scarf. At $26, this item is a steal, too! Find it online at Boho Bus.
Guardian angel bracelet
E Newton bracelets are meant to be stacked, and the Guardian Angel bracelet, $35, makes the perfect first step. Find E Newton bracelets and other designs online at Erika Reade.
Rabbit ponytail holder
Perhaps an unusual place for faux fur, a rabbit ponytail holder makes a chic and stylish statement. You’ll find this navy pouf at Ann Mashburn for $25.
FOR THE GUYS
Grooming essentials kit
Want your man groomed to the nines this holiday season? Don’t miss out on this Olivina Men grooming essentials kit from The Cosmetic Market, with locations in Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga and Alpharetta. This all-inclusive kit truly has it all. With shave prep, beard oil, all-in-one scrub, body wash, conditioning cream and deodorant, it’s a true steal at only $35.
COCKTAILS & FOODSTUFFS
Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
If you’re looking for a unique gift, try Coopers’ Craft. Passed through three woods before it’s bottled, its flavor is delectable for bourbon aficionados while remaining approachable for newbies. Find it at your local liquor store for anywhere from $21 to $24.
Santa Salt by Beautiful Briny Sea
A knowledgeable cook is always willing (and wanting) to expand her repertoire. Blow her taste buds away with holly jolly Santa Salt by Beautiful Briny Sea. Find it at Peridot for $8.
Holeman and Finch Bloody Mary Mix
Pair Holeman and Finch Bloody Mary mix with the I Love Atlanta party cups from above and some pickled okra, and you’ve got one fantastic gift. Holiday hostesses and spice seekers alike will thank you. Shop it at H&F Bottle Shop for $11 a bottle.
Cider variety pack
While craft beer might be all the rage, craft cider is hot on its heels. Those in tune with the craft scene will be impressed and intrigued by the Urban Tree Cidery Variety Pack of three ciders. Find it for $41 at Urban Tree Cidery.
Callie’s cinnamon biscuits
Hot little cinnamon biscuits just scream Christmas morning by the fire. Scoop up these frozen treats for your neighbors to bring holiday cheer to your ‘hood. Find them at Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit for $40.
Stamey’s salty dill pickles
The legend of the Christmas pickle ornament says the first person to find the pickle hidden in the tree gets an extra present on Christmas. Pair a jar of Stamey’s salty dills with a Christmas pickle ornament for a cute gift. Find the pickles for $11 at Floral Park Market.
FOR THE PETS
Gingerbread man dog toy
Don’t leave Fido out of the Christmas cookie fun; he deserves one too! This gingerbread man dog toy would certainly make him lick his chops. Find it for $15 at Waiting on Martha Home.
All-natural Christmas dog treats
Surprise your dog-lover BFF (whose pup has his own Instagram account) with these Big Daddy Biscuits. They are all-natural crunchy peanut butter treats in iconic Christmas shapes. Find them online or at select area pet retailers for $9.50.
“Sparkling or Still?” pet bowl
Sparkling or still for your pet, ma’am? This bowl is full of cheeky fun for pet lovers. Shop it at Steve McKenzie’s for $44.
FOR THE KIDS
Mini Blabla deer doll
Blabla dolls are made right here in Atlanta, which is just one of the many reasons we love them. This festive fawn is sure to bring a smile to any child’s face. Find it at Blabla Kids for $46.
Paper doll kit
We love anything that involves pushing aside the electronics, and this paper doll kit is such a fun activity for little ones. It includes a moveable paper doll, two perforated sheets of outfits and accessories, 15 mini brads for assembly and one storage envelope. For $31.50 from Hester & Cook, gift your little one with this kit, and she’ll be busy all day long!
Plaid flannel blanket
If you know any December babies making their debut, pick up a plaid flannel blanket to keep them cozy all season. Their mamas will appreciate it! Find one at Baby Braithwaite for $42.
The Sewanee Night Before Christmas
Putting a decidedly Southern spin on the classic Christmas poem, this new release by Southern author Katie Porterfield celebrates all things Sewanee: The University of the South. With delightful illustrations by Christi Teasley, this story replaces reindeer with tigers, and Santa wears purple and fills stockings with items from familiar shops in this quaint Southern town. Find it for $18.99 at Cathedral Book Store or online.
Deer baby teether
Add a wooden deer baby teether to the plaid flannel blanket above for an extra-special holiday-themed gift. This Rudolph teether is eco-friendly, too. Find it for $15 at EcoHome Atlanta.
Fashion designer necklace
For the budding fashion designer in your life, scoop up a fashion designer necklace by Little Lux. The kit comes with markers, a tassel, a fashionista and a string “chain.” Find it online at Gunner & Lux and at select Atlanta retailers for $25.
Brew It Yourself Root Beer
Give a father/son gift like no other this year with Brew It Yourself Root Beer. The duo will love experimenting with home brewing for all ages. Available for $17 at Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop.
Pretty, Pretty Delilah Doll
If your little girl has grown up watching the Sugar Plum Fairy, this doll by Pretty, Pretty is essentially her own miniature version. The dolls are handmade with interchangeable clothing. Find them online at shopprettydolls.com for $48 each.
Roller Rabbit toy piglet
These toy piglets are just about as cute as it gets. Available in a variety of Roller Rabbit patterns and sizes, they unfold into pillows for little heads. Find them at Roberta Roller Rabbit for $25 to $40.
FROM SB SHOP
Help someone start the new year off right with a Trabeautiful 2018 desk calendar and easel. This beautiful calendar is elegant, and it makes the perfect addition to any professional’s desk. Order by December 18 for delivery by Christmas. Find it for $48 at SB Shop.
Jewelry is always a great gift, especially when it’s unique. These “Black Lantern” OMI beads are made by Tennessee-based jewelry designer Joy Walling. They’re made with semiprecious stones and charms that give off positive energy and good vibes. Whether you’re wearing jeans or a cocktail dress, these bracelets are your perfect accessory! Order by December 12 (that’s TODAY!) for delivery by Christmas. Find the set of two bracelets at SB Shop for $48.
Mission Mercantile flask
Mission Mercantile features products that are 100% full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather goods, and each product is made for many lifetimes, designed to improve with age. This gentleman’s essential is a timeless gift with historical origins. The best man at your wedding, college football fans, professional poker players and countless others have adopted it as a way to transport drinks when the situation requires legal, but more conspicuous means. Find it for $40 at SB Shop, and be sure to order before December 18 for it to arrive in time for Christmas!
BKDG Arrow Shirt
This Be Kind Do Good tee donates 100% of its profits to efforts to help clean up the devastation left behind by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, so you can feel great about gifting it. Pair it with black denim and a patterned bandana to sport a simple yet styled look while spreading some holiday cheer. Find it for $25 at SB Shop, and be sure to order by December 18 for delivery before December 25.
These Hearne Dry Goods feather earnings are the holiday statement piece that any friend would adore. Toss them on with a simple cashmere sweater, or don them for a holiday party. They must be ordered by December 14 in order to be at your house in time for Christmas! Find them for $35 on SB Shop.
Remember to shop small and support local. Enjoy the holidays!
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