It’s that time of year when our shopping and entertaining gear is thrust into full throttle. To make the onslaught of the holidays a bit easier on your wallet and your stress level, we’ve scouted out some fantastic finds from some of our favorite regional brands. From fashionable accessories to tasteful gifts to beautiful decor for a late-autumn soirée, this list includes a unique FIND for every occasion. Check out we’ve uncovered this month!
FALL WARDROBE UPGRADES
The perfect flats
Put your best foot forward this Thanksgiving with a pair of beautiful new flats. We hear that pink is in for the holidays! Stay comfy and chic in these beauties from Birmingham shop Cradle + Bee. Find them for $49 in-store or online HERE.
Headbands have officially made a comeback, and we’re not complaining. These fun snakeskin and leopard prints are perfect for the fall, and they’d make great stocking stuffers (a hint for those of you who like to plan ahead!). Find these at Moda Boutique in Birmingham for $12.50 each, or shop this look online HERE.
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JP O’Dell started making jewelry more than two decades ago, using wire from her father’s hardware store. These fun and fierce earrings feature mother of pearl, African vintage glass trade beads and a brass cicada. Snag a pair of these earrings on SB Shop HERE, but hurry — there is a limited supply!
SPICE UP THE KITCHEN
Kettle Brothers Gourmet Kettle Corn
Kettle Brothers Gourmet Kettle Corn is mind-blowingly irresistible — it’s perfect to have around the house or to bring to a party or tailgate. This sample pack includes four amazing flavors: Cookies & Cream, Cinnamon Roll, Smokin’ White Cheddar and Heavenly Cake. Get your new favorite snacks, for $20, on SB Shop.
Butternut squash seed oil
Looking to incorporate a new flavor into your fall recipes and tailgate favorites? Try this golden-amber butternut squash seed oil for mixed-vegetable soup, roasted meats and veggies, or even a to dip bread in. Explore Galena Garlic‘s Nashville shop for a variety of specialized olive and seed oils, or order online HERE.
FOR A COZY HOME
‘Tis the season for pumpkins galore, and we’re obsessing over these velvet ones. Mix and match these rich, autumnal colors to create the perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece or entryway display. Find these at Bromberg’s in Birmingham, starting at $11, or shop them online HERE!
Spruce up the kitchen this fall with these show-stopping Carmel Ceramica platters, bowls and spreaders. Find the large bowl for $25, the small bowl for $22, the platter for $53 and the knives for $12.50 each at Southern Muse in Memphis. You can also shop this set online HERE.
These die-cut pumpkin placemats from Hester & Cook are perfect for your fall tablescapes. Layer your flatware over them, or even scatter them down the middle of your table. Grab 12 of these placemats (or choose from dozens of other styles) for $29 at Hester & Cook’s gorgeous Nashville shop or online HERE.
Candle season has arrived! As we cozy up with a good book this fall, there’s no better companion than a scented candle in the background. These Anecdote candles — available at many stockists in the South — smell incredible and are the perfect gift for your pun-loving friend (you’re welcome, early holiday shoppers). Shop these candles HERE!
FOR EARLY HOLIDAY SHOPPERS
Custom pet paintings
For the pet-lovers, there’s nothing better than incorporating your fur baby into custom pieces, such as these paintings from Nashville artist Brian Nash. This is the perfect gift for those who can’t stop showing you photos of their pets (or maybe it’s an early gift for Y-O-U). Order your custom painting, for $175, through SB Shop.
Rechargeable USB lighter
A long-stick lighter becomes a household essential as the cooler days start to roll in — whether lighting the fireplace, the fire pit or a few flickering candles. This eco-friendly USB rechargeable lighter, available at Paddywax Candle Bar, is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your list! It’s designed to last forever and uses flameless technology, so it’s butane-free. Head over to a Paddywax Candle Bar location to snag one for $32, or shop online HERE.
A neck pillow is a travel must for long layovers and holiday flights. South of Hampton’s Travel Neck Pillow takes airplane comfort to the next level with a fluffy, ultra-cozy feel and beautiful, customized monogram. This sounds like the perfect gift for the adventure-seekers in your life! Get yours at SB Shop for $65.
Happy November, everybody!
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