November is upon us, and we are quickly heading into the most festive time of year. To help you prepare for the holidays, check out these 14 FINDS for your cold-weather wardrobe, gift ideas, and holiday get-togethers. The best part? Each item can be purchased online from a small, locally owned Southern retailer!



Flaunt a unique pair of earrings from Charleston-based sisters Mini Hay Avant and Kathleen Hay Hagood. Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s short story titled “The Gold Bug,” any jewelry from this collection is the perfect addition to your holiday get-up. Find these earrings for $115.

woman in a floral shirt with one hand on her golden bug earrings
Earrings, $115, at Gold Bug Collection | Image: Gold Bug Collection


Dress to impress with a flattering and fringed kaftan from Tela Luxury Mercantile, which is known for its one-size-fits-all garments that combine funky colors and textiles with a simple silhouette. We particularly love this seasonally appropriate version with brocade fabric and feathers. Find it for $235 at Tela Luxury Mercantile.

woman wearing black and red shimmering kaftan
Kaftan, $235, at Tela Luxury Mercantile | Image: Tela Luxury Mercantile


Accessorize in style! This limited-edition scarf from Swells captures the hustle and bustle that makes New York City so magical during the holidays. Plus, it also makes a great gift! Shop the 100% silk scarf for $150 at Swells.

woman with brown shirt and maroon pants and a colorful silk scarf
Scarf, $150, at Swells | Image: Swells


Get the man in your life a snazzy pair of socks! From the specific fibers utilized in the design process to the intricate knitting technique, Southern Scholar’s socks are re-engineered to prioritize quality, fit, and comfort. Find their best-selling blue dress sock for $25.

leather shoe with blue socks and pants
Socks, $25, at Southern Scholar | Image: Southern Scholar


Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater for the fall season? Take your sweater game up a notch with this meaningful piece from Alivia that features artwork created by an individual with a developmental disability while in art therapy. Shop the statement-sleeve sweater for $198 at Birdies of St. Simons.

woman wearing a sweater with flouncy sleeves
Sweater, $198, at Birdies of St. Simons | Image: Birdies of St. Simons



We have a weakness for gorgeous coffee table books, and this is definitely one we would love to add to our collection. Southern Women is a compilation of 100 stories of trailblazers, visionaries, and icons. It’s inspiring to thumb through, but it’s just as pretty when used as decor. Pick up a copy for $32.50 at White’s Mercantile.

blue and green book
Book, $32.50, at White’s Mercantile | Image: White’s Mercantile


Choose from an array of gorgeous stationery designed by award-winning illustrators and designers at Scriptura. We are big fans of these correspondence cards that feature two clinking whiskey glasses and a liner with instructions for crafting the perfect old fashioned. Find the set of eight for $28.

Old Fashioned themed stationary and envelope
Stationery set, $28, at Scriptura | Image: Scriptura


Gift a candle handcrafted in the heart of Atlanta. This Cola Candle is a tribute to Atlanta’s famous refreshment. Infused with the essence of cola spice and creamy vanilla bean, it will ignite nostalgia and leave your home smelling heavenly. Find this delicious scent and more for $49 at Match South.

candle, candle box, and glass of soda with a straw
Candle, $49, at Match South | Image: Match South

Tea towels

Printed on linen cotton canvas, these lovely tea towels feature patterns from Georgia artist Lulie Wallace’s textile collection. The towels come in a pack of two with a folded hem and white hang tab on the back. Find the set for $52.

patterned floral tea towels
Tea towel set, $52, at Lulie Wallace | Image: Lulie Wallace

Gift tags

These semi-custom gift tags from Paper Eliza feature an assortment of flowers and are offered in six different colors. Input your initial of choice and your name — and voilà! Sets begin at $40.

yellow gift tags with a flower
Gift tags, starting at $40, at Paper Eliza | Image: Paper Eliza



Hand-blown in Fort Payne, AL, this stylish carafe bears the signature domed bottom that marks many of the designs from the Orbix Hot Glass brand. Grab yours for $253 at a’mano in Birmingham — and then add it to your Thanksgiving table this year!

Pink vase
Carafe, $253, at a’mano | Image: a’mano

Linen napkins

We love these olive green linen napkins for fall tablescapes. Use them as a simple layering option or to bring a little extra texture and color to your holiday meals. The set of four is available from Heirloomed for $55.

4 green napkins
Linen napkin set, $55, at Heirloomed | Image: Heirloomed


This extra-cool swirled resin bowl is made for chips and dip, but it can also be used to display fresh fruit, centerpiece arrangements, and more. Find it in six different colors at Odd Mclean for $184.

acrylic bowl
Bowl, $184, at Odd Mclean | Image: Odd Mclean

Napkin rings

Goodbye, boring napkin rings! Replace your standard napkin rings with these playful, colorful ones from Lucy’s Market. With nine color options, it is hard to pick a favorite. Snag yours for $18.50 each.

Colorful napkin rings
Napkin rings, $18.50 each, at Lucy’s Market | Image: Lucy’s Market

Cheers to the start of the most joyful holiday season yet.


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Anne Henley Walker
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Anne Henley Walker

Anne Henley is Blueprint.Inc's Content Marketing Assistant. She is a University of Georgia graduate, (Go Dawgs!) and is always on the hunt for her new favorite restaurant.