The tree is lit, halls are decked and mistletoe is hung. The only thing left to do? Gift, gift, gift! Don’t break the bank this year while searching for that perfect present for each person on your list. From home decor, kitchen essentials and edible delights to fashionable finds, gifts for the whole family and gifts that give back, we’ve found ideal holiday surprises for all of your loved ones, and they’re ALL under $50! Happy shopping, Birmingham!
GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
Vietri gift set
Get them in the holiday spirit with this Magic of Old St. Nick: The Adventure Begins book and doll gift set, written by Vietri founder Susan Gravely and illustrated by maestro artisan Alessandro Taddei. The kiddos will love it! Find it for $50 at Bromberg’s.
Dixie Design wrapping paper
Dixie Design’s new wrapping paper, created by local artists, is an unexpected, yet practical and festive gift for the Christmas-lover on your list. Or, bring it as a hostess gift. They’ll enjoy wrapping up their gifts in this gorgeous paper and will think of you while they do! Find this, along with other styles, for $11 per roll from Dixie Design.
Mrs. Claus cookie mix
Are you stressing about pulling together gifts for the teachers? This chocolate chip cookie dough mix is the ideal solution. Pick up a few and pass them out to all your kiddo’s teachers. Find it for $14 at the Crestline Pharmacy Christmas Shoppe.
Add some Birmingham love to your tree this year, or gift this to the out-of-town Birminghamian in your life, so they have a piece of home on their tree. It’s the perfect touch of holiday magic! Find this for $12 from Signet Sealed.
For the furry friends
The furry friends deserve to feel festive too! Give one of these adorable collars to the dog lover on your list. They’ll love that you thought of their four-legged friend for the holidays. Find them for $22 each at The Whole Dog Market.
Baby’s first Christmas
Do you have a new mom or dad on your holiday gifting list? Show them you care and celebrate one of the most exciting events of their life with this adorable Baby’s First Christmas ornament. Find it for $10.95 at The Blue Willow.
Is there anything better than a holiday-appropriate personalized present? These monogrammed ornaments make for standout gifts. Find them, ranging from $15 to $20, at B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts. Order by December 15 to ensure they’ll be ready for Christmas!
Christmas tree painting
Give the gift of a festive decor accent with this beautiful little Christmas tree painting. This is great for the hostess, teacher, coworker or neighbor. Find it for $30 at Pandy Agnew Interiors.
HEALTH, BEAUTY & FASHION
For the fashionista
If you have a fashion lover on your list, this is a guaranteed success. Not only will this look fabulous atop their coffee table, but they’ll also love learning more about style icon Iris Apfel. Find this for $35 at a’mano gifts.
Glam jewelry box
If you’re shopping for a jewelry-lover, this glamorous jewelry box is sure to make them smile. Complete with mirrored detailing and feminine gold sparkle, this box is the perfect home for their beautiful accessories. Find it for $35 at Stock & Trade Design Co.
Pretty in pink
Shopping for a fashionista, but don’t know where to start? This soft pink, faux suede cap is stylish, on-trend and a fun addition to any gal’s wardrobe. Find it for $42 at The Clothes Tree by Deborah.
Treat the athlete or adventure seeker on your list to a practical gift they’ll use time and time again. These Corkcicle beverage containers are durable, easy to travel with and will keep their cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for hours. They even have wine and champagne glasses for the wine connoisseur on your list! Find them, ranging from $25 to $35, at Alabama Outdoors.
Have a boho-chic gal on your gifting list? This embroidered bag is fun, unique and appropriate for the end of the year’s festivities. Who doesn’t love adding a new bag to their collection? Find it for $28.50 at Second Hand Rose.
For a brighter smile
Do you have a family member who wants a whiter smile? Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening options. It’s a simple, fast and great-tasting way to start a whitening treatment. With no impressions or custom trays necessary, it’s ready to use right out of the package and only requires 15 minutes of wear time! Gift five trays for $45 at Koch Aesthetic Dentistry.
Hand & foot relief
Anyone on your list would be thankful to receive these soothing products. The Aveda hand relief and foot relief creams are ultra-hydrating, smell like a relaxing aromatherapy and will save their hands and feet from the harsh winter. Find them, ranging from $9 to $24, at Tonya Jones SalonSpa.
Style Yourself Chic Society
Give the gift of style this season with a one-month subscription to Megan LaRussa’s Style Yourself Chic Society. The lucky recipient will gain access to shop-able guides, helpful tips, tools and videos and everything needed to take on 2019 in style. Purchase a one-month subscription for $27 from Megan LaRussa.
Lay-n-Go cosmetic bag
We’ve found the perfect gift for the jet-setting girl on your shopping list. This cosmetic bag is beyond easy to travel with, carries all of the necessary cosmetics and opens easily atop the vanity for organized access to all her beauty essentials. Find it for $29.95 at Manhattan South.
GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT
Red velvet cake
Does anything say “happy holidays” better than a beautiful red velvet cake? Treat yourself or a friend to a slice of this delicious cake, or order a full cake for your upcoming holiday celebration. Small cakes are $32.99, and large cakes are $42.99 at Ashley Mac’s. See more of their holiday specials here, then place your order!
Who wouldn’t love receiving a tin of freshly made, ooey-gooey delicious cookies? Before heading to that Christmas party or gift exchange, pick up a tin and become the star gifter of the party. Find cookie tins ranging from $15 to $55 at Cookie Fix.
Classic Wine Co. gift basket
Josh Terrell of Classic Wine Co. will be offering mix and match gift baskets for under $50 this holiday season! Baskets feature cheese, sausage, olive oil and a red, white or bubbly of your choice. Create your own under-$50 boxes at Classic Wine Co.
O’Henry’s Christmas blend
One of our favorite ways to welcome the holiday season is with O’Henry’s Coffees’ Christmas Blend. This festive combination of flavors is a great gift for the hostess or teacher. It will get them in the holiday spirit! Find the coffee for $15.99 and mug for $9.95 at O’Henry’s Coffees.
Festive tea set
If you’re shopping for a tea lover, this Piper & Leaf Cherry Christmas tea set is the perfect present. Creamy, nutty, tart and cherry, this holiday-appropriate flavor is sure to delight. This gift set comes with 30 tea bags and a reusable Piper & Leaf mason jar. Find it for $36.99 from Piper & Leaf.
Stone Hollow Farmstead Bloody Mary mix
Feelin’ saucy this holiday season? Gift this delicious “Saucy Mary” Bloody Mary mix from Stone Hollow Farmstead. Available in a few flavors, including “Ordinary Mary,” “Loaded Mary,” “Scary Mary,” “Dirty Mary” and “Sweet Mary,” this is a great option for the cocktail lover on your list. Find it, starting at $9, from Stone Hollow Farmstead.
Say cheers to the holiday season with these fun, delicious and super-cute cocktail mixers. Whether your gift recipient craves Moscow mules, margaritas or something else, there is a special syrup for any taste preference. Find them for $12 each at Wild Things.
A votive is a fashionable twist on the typical candle hostess gift. This one, in particular, adds the perfect touch of holiday magic to their interiors. Find them for $20 each at Henhouse Antiques.
World traveler and chef Ashley Tarver’s holiday pop-up, Domestica, is open through the month of December at Classic Wine Company. She has curated a striking collection of goods from all over South America. Any hostess will be dazzled by these gems. Find the agave necklaces for $13, the table runner for $50, the salt cellars for $45 per pair and the salad tongs for $35 at Domestica pop-up shop.
Savannah Bee body butter
This body butter is so good, you may end up keeping it for yourself. Known for it’s nutrient-rich and protective formula, this Savannah Bee royal jelly body butter is fit for the queen bee on your list. Find it for $14.99 at Leaf n Petal.
What could be better than an ultra-soft blanket? An ultra-soft blanket that, complete with a simple button, transforms into a cozy wrap for lounging in and keeping warm this holiday season. Any comfort-seeking couch potato will swoon over this one! Find it for $40 at The Lingerie Shoppe of Mountain Brook.
Alabama cutting board
Give the hostess a useful gift that spreads some Magic City love. This cute Alabama cheese board will look elegant topped with a gorgeous charcuterie spread, and it makes for an adorable addition to their kitchen essentials. Find it for $30 at The Cook Store.
Give the gift of a soothing fragrance and inspiring quote to your hostess this season. Favor candles not only fill the home with sweet scents, but they also offer the gift recipient a motivational saying to carry them through the end of the year. Find these for $12 to $30 each from Favor Candles.
1818 Farms bath crush
There is nothing more calming and restorative during these chilly months than a warm bubble bath. Make the experience that much more soothing with this festive box of bath crush salts. Find this set for $39 from 1818 Farms.
Sweeten up their holiday season with this raw acacia honey and wooden honey dipper from the Savannah Bee Company. They’ll think of you each time they spoon some into their tea or drizzle it over their breakfast. Find this adorable set for $28 from Chickadee Interiors.
FOR THE FAMILY
Do you have a new mom or baby on your gifting list this year? This adorable unicorn plush is ultra-soft, super-cute and will soon become their new BFF. Find it for $39 at The Lili Pad.
Wyndy gift card
For any mom on your list, this is the ultimate gift. Give them a $50 gift card to Wyndy, our favorite app for scheduling same-day, trusted, college-aged babysitters. Your friend can take a night off without dealing with the cost of babysitters with this fabulous gift. Even easier, you purchase the certificate and they can tip the sitter through the Wyndy app! Check out Wyndy here, and download the Wyndy app here.
I am B.R.A.V.E.: Soul Strong Living for Girls by Ashley Holt
Encourage your tween and teen girls to be strong, empowered and brave with this motivating and inspiring book by children’s author, inspirational speaker and StyleBlueprint staffer Ashley Holt. You’ll love this one almost as much as you’ll enjoy seeing her grow into a confident young woman. Find it for $11.11 here.
Unicorn tablet pillow
Unicorns are by far the favorite creature this year, and this pillow is the ultimate gift. Not only is it soft and cozy, but it also has a place to hold their tablet for watching and playing. Find this for $30 at b kids.
Keep the little ones warm and cozy this winter with these adorable pajamas and slippers from GiGi’s Teen. Available in a plethora of patterns, there is a onesie for every style. And these slippers are so soft, you’ll be tempted to buy them for yourself. Find the slippers for $18 and the onesie pajamas for $40 from GiGi’s Teen.
For the collegiate
Do you have a soon-to-be or current college student on your list? Dorm Decor offers a vast selection of affordable dorm furniture, decor and organization pieces ideal for making them feel at home in their new abode. This monogrammed pillow is available in a few shades and font styles. Find it for $40 at Dorm Decor.
SPREAD THE BIRMINGHAM LOVE
Whether the person on your list is a local or simply loves Birmingham, this Aviate “BHM” hat is a great gift. They’ll love spreading some Magic City pride around each time they wear it! Find it for $35 from Aviate.
Magic City Woodworks coasters
These coasters are true one-of-a-kind gifts. Perfect for the fella in your life, this set, made by the local artists at Magic City Woodworks, is sophisticated and masculine. Find the set of four for $25 at Seibel’s.
Yellowhammer Creative tea towel
Continue spreading that Birmingham magic with this adorable tea towel from Yellowhammer Creative. This understated dose of Dixie will be a welcome addition to any kitchen. Find it for $10 from Yellowhammer Creative‘s shop at the Pizitz Food Hall.
For the saucy student or the witty Birmingham lover on your list, these pencils are the perfect stocking stuffer. The BHAM AF engraving will make them chuckle, and they’ll make use of these throughout the year. Find the set for $11.95 from Square One Goods Co.
Dress your tree up a bit or bring this with you to your ornament exchange for some Sweet Home Alabama goodness. This Birmingham ornament is $20 from Alabama Goods.
Put Alabama-themed goods, coasters and geode accents together, and you’ve got the perfect gift for your most fashionable hostess. These Alabama coasters are also available in navy, orange or crimson shades, and elephant shapes for the football fan on your list! Find these for $18.75 each at The Mercantile by Miller.
Could this mug be any more adorable? This is a great gift for anyone on your list, especially the Birminghamian who loves their caffeine! Find the mug for $25 from Wrapsody.
Make sure the Magic City’s iron man is trimming the tree with this beautiful vintage-style ornament from Vulcan Park and Museum’s store, The Anvil. If you’re on the hunt for Birmingham-related gifts, The Anvil is stocked this season! Find this ornament for $10.99 from The Anvil or online here.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
Give to the GBHS
Support the Greater Birmingham Humane Society and supply an item for an animal in need this season by gifting the GBHS something from their holiday wish list. This warming pad for pups is $29.98. See the rest of their wishlist here.
FROM THE SB SHOP
Be Kind Do Good hats
Join us in supporting suicide prevention by purchasing a be kind do good hat. Ten percent of all proceeds from each sale will directly benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Purchase these hats for $35 at the SB Shop.
Make this holiday season a little bit sweeter by giving the gift of HiFi Cookies. SB has teamed up with HiFi Cookies to offer the “Fall Mixtape” box, an assortment of 12 delectable cookies in four varieties. Purchase the set, for $30, at the SB Shop.
Leather sunglass straps are the accessory he didn’t know he needed until now. They are stylish and timeless, making them a great gift for anyone! The rubber tubing allows them to fit even larger pairs, such as Costas or Wayfarers. And you can personalize them with a monogram fitting their personality. Find them for $32 at the SB Shop.
Enjoy your holidays, and happy shopping!