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! So, go forth and conquer your gifting list while saving money and supporting local with this ultimate 50 Gifts Under $50 guide! Happy holidays, Birmingham!
HAPPY HOLIDAY HOME
Antler bottle opener
Gold, Christmas-themed and celebratory, this antler bottle opener is a fun and festive way to say cheers to a hostess. She’ll enjoy sitting this atop her bar each season and will think of you each time! Find it at Urban Home Market for $10.
Heart of gold candle
Know someone who has a heart of gold? Tell her this season with this adorable candle. In a champagne-and-peony fragrance, this gift will waft a unique holiday scent throughout the house and warm her heart at the same time. Find it at P2 Platinum Pilates for $18.
A tea towel is always a fantastic gifting option, especially for a hostess or the mother-in-law. These hand-painted, holiday-appropriate cotton styles are the perfect way to add a few touches of Christmas fun to their homes. Find these at The Blue Willow for $17.95 each.
Original art ornaments
Have an art lover on your list? These Bonnie Fuchs original art ornaments are unique and sure to impress. Each one is totally different, making this gift a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Find the ornaments at Defining Home for $49.99 each.
Shining champagne accessories
Gift champagne or wine with style this season. These sparkling decorative accessories turn the classic gift into something truly special — perfect as a hostess gift or for your most glamorous girlfriend! Find these at P2 Platinum Pilates for $20 each.
Silver bell decanter
Help add a touch of festive glam to her bar with this gorgeous “silver bell” decanter. It is ideal for the loved one who enjoys the spirits of the season. Find this at Urban Home Market for $30.
Nothing says “Happy holidays!” quite like sparkling jewels. These gorgeous candlesticks, complete with decorative gems, will illuminate her home just in time for the most festive moments of the year! Find them at Issis and Sons Furniture and Flooring Gallery for $21 each.
Comfort throughout the season
Know someone who loves curling up on the couch while enjoying holiday movies? This blanket takes cozy to the next level. Created by a Vestavia Hills mom, the blanket covers every inch of the body and includes a small pocket so toes never poke out and get cold! Find it at PediPocket for $39.99.
Magic City ornament
Add a little Magic City happiness to the tree this year. This gift is just right for the Birmingham local who loves exploring and celebrating our great city! Find it at Signet Sealed for $14 or $17 with gift wrapping.
A quality pair of booties are a winter wardrobe must, and these J.Crew suede options are just right for this chilly time of year. These are a fantastic gift for the fashionista in your life or someone hoping to complete her cold-weather wardrobe. Find these at Second Hand Rose for $48.50.
It’s definitely scarf and sweater season! Give the gift of warmth and style this holiday with these gorgeous items. This gray, black and white large scarf is ultra-comfortable and can be styled with a number of different outfits. Plus, when paired with this textured, chunky necklace, she’ll look chic while staying warm. Find the necklace for $34 and scarf for $32 at Serendipity Boutique.
No gift is more appreciated than one that comes from the heart. These personalized, genuine leather keychain tags are the ideal way to say “Happy Holidays!” Created by a maker in Copenhagen, these are available in a ton of different sayings, making it easy to find one just right for the person on your list! Find them at Manhattan South for $40 each.
For smooth and shiny winter hair
Harsh winds and cool temperatures can take a toll on our hair. For the person on your gifting list who loves beauty products, this R+Co. Tinsel Soothing Oil is fantastic! Not only is it adorably festive, she’ll be thankful for it throughout the holiday season and beyond. Find a bottle at The Collective for $24.
Stylish glasses case
We’ve all got a friend who makes a stylish statement with her glasses each day. This foldable, geometric case is a wonderfully unique and thoughtful gift for her. She’ll use it every day, and its quality and shape make it easy to transport and use for years to come. Find this at Warby Parker for $18.
‘Tis the season to get cozy! This Sherpa eternity scarf is super soft, warm and fashion-forward. Gift this to a friend who appreciates local fashion — its neutral color makes it ideal for everyday wear! Find it at The Clothes Tree by Deborah for $42.
Soft and comfy slippers
Don’t let the coziness stop there. Make sure your loved one is comfy at home with these furry slippers. These are great for a hostess, girlfriend or even the kiddo’s teacher. Everyone loves a quality pair of soft slippers! Find them at The Lingerie Shoppe for $40.
Tell the ones you love how nice it is to be around them this season with this Birmingham sweatshirt. This is fantastic for the Birminghamian who loves the city or anyone new to town — what a sweet way to feel welcome during this time of year! Find this sweatshirt at Yellowhammer Creative for $40.
You can never go wrong with gifting a nice wallet. These Minor History styles are on-trend, stylish and available in the right color for all the gals on your list. Plus, in a convenient shape and size, these are easy to transport and will fit in any bag. Find them at A’mano Gifts for $26 each.
For the stylish pup
Don’t forget about the doggo! Have Fido looking and feeling festive this season with one of these adorable collars. Or, gift these to the dog lovers in your life. They’ll smile every time they see their pup wearing one! Find the collars at The Whole Dog Market for $20 each.
KITCHEN & OFFICE ACCOUTREMENTS
A pop of festive color
Gift something unique this season. This vintage ice box is perfect for the friend who lives a retro-rad lifestyle. And, in a vibrant green shade, it is a bright and festive holiday offering. Find it at Soho Retro for $42.
We’ve found the perfect hostess gift! For the friend who loves to entertain, this marble-and-wood cheese board with copper detail is sure to impress. She’ll love serving goodies or charcuterie on it, and it will look totally sophisticated in her kitchen. Find this at The Blue Willow for $32.95.
Here’s another one for the Alabama native on your list. These stemless state wine glasses are gorgeously designed and a fashion-forward way to gift something both beautiful and personal. Find them at Gus Mayer for $16 each.
Nothing warms the heart quite like a personalized gift. Give something she’ll use every day with these notepads. Perfect for to-do lists, letters or simple reminders, this gift will come in handy over and over and she’ll love having something beautiful to write on! Find the notepads and stationery at The Scribbler for $14 and up.
On-trend bar necessity
Top off her bar with these on-trend, fashionable decanters. In a unique and sophisticated tortoise shell design, these will glam up any kitchen or bar and, available in different shapes and sizes, there is sure to be one just right for anyone on your list. Find these at Stock & Trade Design Co., ranging from $36 to $45.
There’s nothing better than having a beautiful notebook for jotting down your ideas. This gorgeous find is unique, stylish and useful. Find it at Design Supply for $30.
Give her the accessory she’ll fall in love with this holiday season. This beaded necklace, complete with cute and fun tassels, will dress up any look. Plus, in a neutral color scheme, she can wear it with a number of outfits! Find it at Town and Country Clothes for $42.
Consider this gift the grown-up, sophisticated friendship necklace. Purchase this set of two gorgeous, versatile necklaces, and share with your bestie! These are meant to be both worn and gifted, but we also love the idea of gifting both and encouraging her to find someone special to share with. Find the set at Wrapsody for $38.
What’s a better gift than something unique, beautiful and local?! These Shalla Wista Studio opal and sterling silver studs make the perfect gift for the understated, yet totally polished fashionista on your list and you’ll support local while shopping! Find these at Shalla Wista Studio for $44.
Who wouldn’t love a warm, gooey, to-die-for cookie as a gift? These brown butter snickerdoodles are unbeatable. Pick up a few, set them on a gorgeous tray and you’ve got the ideal hostess gift! Find these cookies at Bandit Baking Co. for just $1 each.
Want to give your out-of-town loved ones something uniquely Alabama? This wildflower honey from Stone Hollow Farmstead is made with love and totally delicious. It’s the perfect taste of Alabama! Find it at Stone Hollow Farmstead for $10.
Is there anything better than a dozen mini cupcakes?! Any hostess or dessert lover will savor the gift of something deliciously sweet. These are another great option for the kids’ teachers or coaches! Find them at Ashley Mac’s for $12 a dozen.
Looking for something a bit more savory? Gift local goods this year. Holmsted Fines’ chutney is available in a variety of unique and delicious flavors, including green tomato, peach, balsamic red onion and apple jalapeño. Find the chutneys at Holmsted Fines for $11 each.
If you’ve snacked on these cheese crisps at any party or gathering, you know exactly why they’re a fantastic holiday gift. Tasty and totally addictive, these cheese crisps are a great locally made treat for the person on your list who deserves an edible delight. Find them at Merry Cheese Crisps for $14 per bag.
Cookie dough to-go
Cookie Fix has quickly become a Homewood favorite, and if you’ve tried their cookies, you know why! Crisp on the outside and ooey gooey on the inside, their cookies are simply scrumptious. Gift the frozen dough or bake them yourself and surprise your loved ones with fresh cookies. Either way, they’re in for a sweet treat. Find the dough to-go at Cookie Fix for $16.50 per bag.
Spirit of the season
If you’re looking for a unique gift, try Coopers’ Craft. It is a crowd-pleaser with its smooth, cocktail-friendly flavor profile. Perfect for bourbon aficionados and bourbon newbies alike, ranging from $21.99 to $24.99, at your local liquor store.
Pecan pie made easy
Nothing signifies a holiday meal like the pecan pie. Take the stress out of baking this year by gifting this easy-to-use pecan pie filling in a jar! Just add eggs, pour into a pre-made crust, and there you have it — a delicious, stress-free pecan pie. Find this at Wrapsody for $16.50.
Scent of the season
There’s nothing better than a man who smells divine. Give him something unique this year with the Duke Cannon solid cologne balm. It will last him forever, and he’ll smell absolutely fantastic. Find this at Gus Mayer for $25.50.
Need a gift for the collegiate guy in your life? These accessories are fun, funky and different from the typical Alabama or Auburn hat and belt. Plus, he’ll love the koozie for all of his celebrations! Find these pieces at Remon’s Fine Clothier, ranging from $28.50 to $35.
For the adventurer
For the outdoorsy type, gift something he’ll actually use. This Gentlemen’s Hardware survival kit includes a compass, fire-starter tool, six-in-one penknife tool, tweezers, rope, safety pins and a wire saw. It’s the ultimate camping companion! Find it at Alabama Outdoors for $18.
FOR THE KIDDOS
Searching for something for the little one? These bright, vibrant and oh-so-fun pillows make the perfect gift! Made with magic sequins that reveal a different image when swiped, these are a fun, little way to say “I love you!” Find these at Gigi’s Teen, ranging from $24 to $33.
Ashley Holt children’s books
Give the kiddo the gift of confidence this year. These children’s books by local author (and SB staffer!) Ashley Holt encourage kids to build self-esteem and self-confidence through powerful kid-friendly mantras and affirmations. Plus, they couldn’t be cuter! Find them at Ashley Holt Books for $9.95 each.
Christmas in Dixie
Putting a decidedly Southern spin on the classic Christmas poem, this new release by author Katie Porterfield celebrates all things Sewanee. 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 Seibels or online.
GIFTS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Lotion that does good
Do good and feel good this season by gifting this Aveda hand relief cream. Not only will she love having a deliciously scented, soothing lotion, but $4 from each sale of this product goes to breast cancer research. Find it at Tonya Jones SalonSpa for $26.
The most thoughtful gift box
The holidays aren’t filled with joy for all of us. If you know someone undergoing chemotherapy, this care package will bring a much-needed smile. Complete with cuticle balm, shea cream, lip balm and handmade soap, this is a fantastic way to remind her that you care and wish her a calm new year. Find this at 1818 Farms for $32.
Any homeowner will appreciate this gift. For just $38, gift this gorgeous Valencia pitcher. This is ideal for the person on your list who loves minimal, timeless glassware. Best part? It is made entirely from recycled materials. Find it at SB Shop for $38. Act fast— today is your final day to order for Christmas delivery!
Have someone on your list who is oh-so-elegant? Help her stay organized as 2018 arrives with this gorgeous desk calendar by Trabeautiful. Compete with an exquisite gilded stand, this is as much a decorative accessory as it is a useful planning device. Find it at SB Shop for $48. Order by December 18 for Christmas delivery!
Give the gift of something glam this holiday season. Anyone on your list will fall in love with this black-and-gold beaded bracelet set. It is the perfect way to dress up a look or add those much-needed finishing touches. Find this at SB Shop for $48. Act fast— today is your last day to order for Christmas delivery!
Shopping for him can often be the most difficult. This masculine, high-quality flask is a great option for the man in your life who enjoys a nice, relaxing drink after a long day. This one is also fantastic for the guy attending football games or other BYOB events! Find this at SB Shop for $40. Order by December 18 for Christmas delivery!
For the cigar lover
If cigars are more his style, gift this Cigar Club subscription box — complete with hand-picked cigars, based on a personalized preference questionnaire — that also includes a deliciously Southern bite. He’ll love how personal and unique this gift feels, and it’s a great way to share Southern goods with loved ones! Find it at SB Shop for $35. Order by December 15 for Christmas delivery!
Be Kind, Do Good tee
The StyleBlueprint mantra is simple: Be Kind and Do Good. So, we created a t-shirt to remind ourselves and the world of this simple saying. And, to “put our money where our mouth is,” so to speak, StyleBlueprint is donating 100% of all profits from this t-shirt to the efforts to help clean up the devastation left behind by the three recent hurricanes to hit the United States: Harvey, Irma and Maria. Gift this to a friend and, in return, watch goodness and kindness spread. Find this at SB Shop for $25.
Enjoy your holidays, and happy shopping!