This holiday season, we’re eagerly scooping up gifts from our local Atlanta retailers, and that calls for a round-up of the 25 best gifts under $50. We’ve done the research and compiled a list, so you don’t have to. Use our suggestions to make holiday shopping in ATL easier than ever. Even better? You’ll get to visit your favorite local shops and small businesses, which will surely make their day (and yours!) merry and bright. Happy shopping!
FOR THE HOME CHEF
Black Lava Salt
Any aspiring culinary queen would enjoy finishing her creations with Black Lava Salt. Help add a little drama to her plating, and pick-up this foodie find from Hudson Grace. Available online or in store for $35.
Emerald Hare Wine
Juniper and Salt cooking set
Great cooking tools are hard to find, which is why when we found Juniper and Salt, we knew we’d stumbled upon hand-crafted utensil gold. The Alder set of three is a steal at $36. Available at Juniper and Salt.
Southern Baked: Celebrating Life with Pie Cookbook
If the home chef you know and love is a cookbook fan, be sure to pick up a signed copy of Amanda Wilbanks’ Southern Baked: Celebrating Life with Pie. The newly released book encourages pie for every month — holiday or not! What’s not to love about that? Available online at Southern Baked Pie for $24.95.
Vietri spoon rest
Practicality is just as important in the kitchen as anywhere else in the home, but who says practical has to be bland? Add a little bit of festive flavor with this St. Nick spoon rest featuring the big guy himself. Find it in store or online at Waiting on Martha Home for $49.
FOR THE JET-SETTER
Circus Girl’s Trailer Perfume
Help your resident wanderlust-er skip worrying about sneaking perfume by security with the Circus Girl’s Trailer perfume roller. Floral notes combined with musky scents create a unique combination for winter travel. Available at Birdie Pop-Up for $26.
Glad and Young passport holder
For the world traveler, a reliable passport case is a must-have. Gift the jet-setter in your life one of these stylish selections. It’s available in nearly 10 colors including a Vegan option at Glad and Young for $32.
Hemp roller ball
CBD products are known for their ability to relieve stress and anxiety. For the traveler who can’t help but have a touch of nerves even on the easiest of travel days, pick up a CBD Infused Roll-On Essential Oil Blend in Calm & Relax. Available at The Georgia Hemp Company for $20.
Intown Salt Room Experience
Travel can be exhilarating, but it also leaves even the most adventurous feeling wary. Send them to relax for a session or two at Intown Salt Room. Breathing sessions start at $40 and can be booked at intownsaltroom.com.
Shana Bowes ATL print
Give the gift of home with a tiny ATL painting print by Shana Bowes. There are a variety of Atlanta landmarks to choose from, and at $25, the price can’t be beat. These are available at EcoHome Atlanta.
FOR THE HOSTESS
High Cotton Cashews
Surprise your holiday hostess with a gift she can use immediately. These High Cotton Cashews, handmade in Sandy Springs, are a lovely addition to a cheese plate or bar cart. SB TIP: Pick up a carrier gift set, and break it up into three separate hostess gifts! Available online at High Cotton Cashews for $41.50.
Honeycomb Studio beehive vase
Make a lasting impression with a beehive vase from Atlanta-based Honeycomb Studio. Just big enough for a few blooms, a hostess can add this to nearly any spot in her home. Add a single hydrangea bloom for a small gesture with big impact. Find it online at Honeycomb Studio for $32.
INK + ALLOY Seed Bracelet
For the fashionable hostess, skip the foodstuffs and housewares, and instead show your thanks with an INK + ALLOY seed bracelet. These are available in just about any color you can imagine, but for festive pizzazz, select one of their metallics. Available online or in store at INK + ALLOY for $25.
Silver Butter Spreader
You can’t go wrong with a sterling silver hostess gift, especially tied with a red Christmas bow from Beverly Bremer. The silver shop stocks a multitude of sterling patterns, and one can never have too many butter spreaders. Pair it with holiday cocktail napkins for a gift sure to wow. Make your selection online or in store. Prices vary but start as low as $19.
FOR THE GUYS
ATL aviator mug
Part mug and part mason jar, the ATL aviator mug is one that he’ll reach for again and again. We can see our guys sipping anything from coffee to bourbon from it. Grab a pair for his bar collection. Find it at Citizen Supply for $24.
Cudeman olive wood knife
Like a cotton handkerchief, every gentleman should have a pocket knife. The Cudeman olive wood knife is handcrafted to perfection, and the sleek design ups the cool factor. Pick one up from Elk Head for $29.
Pointer bottle opener
Not your grandmother’s needlepoint, Smathers & Branson modernizes classic needlework. Their pointer bottle opener is wood handled and comes complete with a magnet for easy fridge access. We love this as a stocking stuffer! Find it for $28.50 at Pots and Pillows.
Sister’s Sauce Bloody Mary Mmx
Speaking of stocking stuffers, who wouldn’t want to find spicy Bloody Mary mix on Christmas morning? Sister’s Sauce comes in two sizes, but we’re fans of the 16 oz size, which is perfectly portioned for two Christmas brunch beverages. Find them at Lucy’s Market for $12.
Give the gift of organization with a square wooden valet tray. Felt lined, the trays are functional enough to keep him tidy, yet pleasing enough to keep your space stylish. Find the trays in four finishes at B.D. Jeffries for $44.
FOR THE KIDS
Cable knit sweater and hat
Pick up a darling cable knit sweater and hat set for the newest member of the family this Christmas. Available in gray and ivory, we can hardly contain our squeals of delight. Find the sets at Huff Harrington for $50.
Coton Colors melamine plate
Coton Colors’ whimsical designs are perfect for kids of all ages, including adults! However, we’re smitten with their melamine plates for anyone on the nice list. SB TIP: These make charming cookie plates for Santa! Available at Coton Colors for $14.
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
If your kids are into DIY slime, but you could use a break from the clean-up, consider adding Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty to their gift stack. The OG slime, this putty encourages the imagination while discouraging the mess. Available at Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop starting at $10.
How to Catch Santa
If you’re looking to add a cute holiday book to your kiddos’ collection, look no further than Baby Braithwaite. They have some of the best titles, but we’re partial to How to Catch Santa. Find it at Baby Braithwaite for $17.99.
FROM SB SHOP
Few things make a gift feel more special than the personalized touch of adding a monogram. Now in SB Shop, you can order a set of monogrammed stationery made by WH Stationery. With nine different monogram styles, four ink colors and four paper choices, you can select something special and individualized for each recipient on your list. Find the set of twelve personalized notecards in SB Shop for $28. Note: Orders must be placed by December 17 for delivery by Christmas.
Leather sunglass straps
These Clayton & Crume leather sunglass straps have been best-sellers in SB Shop since the day they landed on the site. The Louisville-based team stamps a monogram onto each of these cool accessories ensuring that your recipients stay stylish — and don’t misplace those sunglasses! Find them for $32 in SB Shop.
Enjoy your shopping, and happy holidays!
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