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If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect affordable gifts for the special people in your life, we have you covered! We have tracked down some of the best ideas from Southern brands and retailers to help make your holiday shopping a breeze. And the best part? Each and every one rings in at $50 or less. Enjoy!


Brass and bone plane ring 

Elegant and minimal, this statement ring from Nisolo isn’t your average jewelry piece. With a small bone accent on a thin brass plane, it stands out just enough and will complement any other silver or gold jewelry pieces effortlessly. Pick one up for your trendy friend for $48 at the Nashville location or online.

Find 50 gifts under $50 at your favorite Nashville stores!

Brass and bone plane ring, $48, at Nisolo

Wellspring Living scarf

We love a gift that warms the heart, and this scarf by Crosby by Mollie Burch does just that. Proceeds from the scarf benefit Atlanta-based non-profit Wellspring Living, which helps victims of sex trafficking. Shop it online at Crosby by Mollie Burch for $48.

Wellspring Living Scarf, $48 online at Crosby by Mollie Burch | Image: Crosby by Mollie Burch

Wellspring Living Scarf, $48 online at Crosby by Mollie Burch | Image: Crosby by Mollie Burch

Flat pouch

Lunch money never looked so good. Gift your 16-going-on-22 teen this vibrant pouch ideal for a student ID, cash, car keys and other small trinkets. Available for $36 at River Mint Finery.

Flat pouch, $36, at River Mint Finery | Image: River Mint Finery

Grey knit dress

On chilly days, a stylish knit dress is the perfectly cozy wardrobe selection. This one found at Posh Online is roomy and features even roomier pockets. Wear it as a dress, or take the warmer route by tossing on some leggings and sporting it as a tunic. Find it for $48.

Tunic, $50, at

Grey knit dress, $48, at

Druzy studs

Finish off any look with a shiny pair of druzy studs by Ever Alice. The hand-picked crystals are surrounded by gold plating and look amazing when you’re dressed up or down. Find them for $40 at

Druzy studs, $40, at | Image: Ever Alice

Message ring

Spread a positive message with this simple yet sophisticated message ring by Christina Kober Designs. Choose from messages like “joy,” “survivor” and “believe.” No matter which you select, the feel-good factor will be priceless! Find the rings at for $46 each.

Message ring, $46, at | Image: Christina Kober

Plaid blanket scarf

Cozy up in this perfectly seasonal scarf. Large enough to drape over your shoulders, yet warm enough to merit a wrap around the neck, the festive color palette can’t be beat. At $26, this item is a steal, too! Find it online at Boho Bus.

Plaid Blanket Scarf, $26 online at Boho Bus | Image: Boho Bus

Plaid blanket scarf, $26, at Boho Bus | Image: Boho Bus

Kat chain bracelet 

Any woman loves some arm candy, and Judith Bright is stocked with plenty of options. Buy one, or mix and match to create a collection. These Kat chain bracelets come in rose gold, sterling silver and gold, so pick one up for a stocking stuffer or as a Secret Santa treat at Judith Bright for $43.

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Kat chain bracelet in gold filled, sterling silver and rose gold filled, $43, at Judith Bright

Girl power shirt

Spread some girl power with this fun shirt from the Charlotte duo that’s all about building women up. Find this disco gold tank for $44 at the Girl Tribe pop-up store in Charlotte or online. The pop-up location is open through December 31, 2017.

Girl Tribe shirt, $42, at Girl Tribe pop-up or online

Girl Tribe shirt, $44, at Girl Tribe pop-up in Charlotte or online


Coastal Calm body butter

Shea butter and aloe combine to create a super-smooth experience in Coastal Calm body butter. The handmade topical smells divine and will leave your skin feeling just as amazing. Find it for $12 at

Coastal Calm body butter, $12, at Peggy Green | Image: Peggy Green


Teleties make the perfect stocking stuffer. They’re small, cute, colorful and, most of all, functional. Waiting on Martha Home has a set of three for $10 in a variety of hues — shop in the Atlanta store or online.

Teleties, $11 at Waiting on Martha Home | Image: Waiting on Martha Home

Teleties, set of three for $10, at Waiting on Martha Home | Image: Waiting on Martha Home

Love Is In The Hair kit

Little Barn Apothecary’s owners might be men, but these dudes definitely know a thing or two about hair care. This trio of goodness helps recipients achieve beach waves, shiny strands and fresh tresses. Find it for $35 at Little Barn Apothecary.

Love is in the Hair Kit, $35 at Little Barn Apothecary | Image: Little Barn Apothecary

Love Is In The Hair kit, $35, at Little Barn Apothecary | Image: Little Barn Apothecary

Eyeshadow collection

This Laura Mercier Mod To Modern Caviar Eye Colour Collection features four of her most popular long-wearing, crease-proof shades. Find this limited-edition kit for $38 at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics with locations in Nashville, Atlanta and Charlotte.

Laura Mercier Eye Colour Collection, $38, at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics | Image: Woo Skincare + Cosmetics


Patterned sock sets

Add a little flair to his buttoned-up outfit with these fun and colorful patterned sock sets. For $38.40, you can get your man a three-pair set from Johnston & Murphy at their new Mall at Green Hills location. Trust us when we say that these socks are both sleek and comfortable! Pick from plenty of patterns to find the perfect look for the holidays.

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Patterned sock sets (3 pairs per set), $38.40 each, at Johnston & Murphy

Grooming essentials kit

Want your man groomed to the nines this holiday season? Don’t miss out on this Olivina Men grooming essentials kit from The Cosmetic Market, with locations in Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga and Alpharetta, GA. This all-inclusive kit truly has it all. With shave prep, beard oil, all-in-one scrub, body wash, conditioning cream and deodorant, it’s a true steal at only $35.

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Olivina Men grooming essential kit, $35, at The Cosmetic Market


SEC hot sauce

It’s no secret: Southerners love hot sauce, AND they love the SEC. Marry the best of both by gifting a bottle of collegiate hot sauce. All the teams are represented, so take your pick — smack talking has never tasted better! Find the sauces for $8 each at Southernaire Market in Nashville or online.

Collegiate hot sauces, $8 each, at Southernaire Market | Image: Southernaire Market

Holmsted Fines chutney

Bring some flavor to the season with Holmsted Fines’ balsamic red onion chutney. The versatile condiment goes well with everything from burgers to blue cheese. Or choose from other flavors like green tomato, peach or apple jalapeño. A 12-oz jar is $9.99 and can be found at or at select retailers.

Holmsted Fines chutney, $9.99, at | Image: Holmsted Fines

Callie’s cinnamon biscuits

Cinnamon biscuits just scream Christmas morning by the fire. Scoop up these frozen treats for your neighbors to bring holiday cheer to your ‘hood. Find them online at Callie’s Charleston’s Biscuits for $40.

Cinnamon biscuits, $40, at Callie’s Charleston Biscuits | Image: Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Party trio

Gifts from Billie’s Pecans are gifts that won’t last long — they’re too good not to eat! Pick three flavors from their delicious selection of pecans, and prepare to be remembered for giving this crowd-pleasing gift! Find a party trio sampler for $36.75 at Billie’s Pecans & More.

Party Trio, $36.75, Billie's Pecans & More

Party trio, $36.75, at Billie’s Pecans & More


Paper doll kit

We love anything that involves pushing aside the electronics, and this paper doll kit is such a fun activity for little ones. It includes a moveable paper doll, two perforated sheets of outfits and accessories, 15 mini brads for assembly and one storage envelope. For $31.50 from Nashville’s Hester & Cook, gift your little one with this kit, and she’ll be busy all day long!

Paper doll kit, $31.50, at Hester & Cook

Mini Blabla deer doll

Blabla dolls are made in Atlanta, but they’re popular with little ones all over the United States. This festive fawn is sure to bring a smile to any child’s face, which means it’s a slam dunk gift! Find it at Blabla Kids in Atlanta or online for $46.

Blabla Doll Deer, $46 at Blabla Kids | Image: Blabla Kids

Blabla deer doll, $46, at Blabla Kids | Image: Blabla Kids

Magic Light Wand

The Magic Light Wand makes Christmas magical for any age. It makes turning your Christmas lights off and on a fun and easy task. The wand has a twinkling sound and lights and is perfect for kids and — let’s face it — the kid in all of us. The Magic Light Wand is available at select gift boutiques, toy stores and garden centers in 37 states as well as online at for $27 each. Order three or more wands online, and receive free shipping.

Magic Light Wand, $27, at

Mini Louisville Slugger bats

Famous baseball players start playing from day one, right? These precious baby Louisville Sluggers are a great gift for the up-and-coming infant or toddler baseball fan. As a bonus, they make a great collector’s item! Find these adorable Louisville Sluggers for $4.99 each at A Taste of Kentucky in Louisville, or visit their website for more great gift ideas.

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Baby Louisville Sluggers, $4.99 each, at A Taste of Kentucky


Hand-painted ornaments

If you’re headed to an ornament swap this Christmas, wow guests with a hand-painted ornament from Lucy’s Market. The ornaments come in a variety of motifs — the hardest part will be narrowing down your selection. Shop them for $38 to $42.50 at Lucy’s Market in Atlanta, or visit their website to put together one of their one-of-a-kind gift baskets!

Hand-Painted Ornaments, $38-$42.50 at Lucy’s Market | Image: CatMax Photography

Hand-painted ornaments, $38 to $42.50 at Lucy’s Market | Image: CatMax Photography

Candle-making kit

For the DIY set, let them try their hand at in-home candle making with this candle-making kit by Candlefish. Shop it at Candlefish in Atlanta or online for $48.

Candle Making Kit, $48 at Candlefish | Image: Candlefish

Candle-making kit, $48, at Candlefish | Image: Candlefish

Bourbon mugs

Is there anything better than chocolate? Actually, yes! Bourbon and hot chocolate together. Make yourself big mug of hot chocolate and “just add bourbon.” Find these bourbon mugs for $26 each at Stoneware & Co.

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Bourbon mugs, $26 each, at Stoneware and Co.

Puppy pillow

A house is not a home without a dog! Accent your couch or love seat with one of these paw-fectly adorable throw pillows, available in several different breeds. Find them for $29.99 each at Hollywood Feed, with locations throughout the South.

Dog throw pillow, $29.99, Hollywood Feed

Dog throw pillow, $29.99, at Hollywood Feed

Laguiole olive wood cheese set

Entertaining has never been easier thanks to new Atlanta retailer Hudson | Grace. The shop specializes in all things entertaining, so you know it’s bound to have the best of the best. For gifting, we’re fans of their olive wood cheese set available for $48 at Hudson | Grace in Atlanta or online.

Laguiole Olive Wood Cheese Set, $48 at Hudson Grace | Image: Hudson Grace

Laguiole olive wood cheese set, $48, at Hudson | Grace | Image: Hudson | Grace

Stain remover

The holidays can get a little messy. If you’ve endured your fair share of fabric stains this season, grab some stain remover from Roux Maison. The all-natural stain fighter removes organic and inorganic stains, and it’s gentle on your garments — that’s a win, win. Find it for $8.99 at

Stain remover, $8.99,


OMI beads

Jewelry is always a great gift, especially when it’s unique. These “Black Lantern” OMI beads are made by Tennessee-based jewelry designer Joy Walling. They’re made with semiprecious stones and charms that give off positive energy and good vibes. Whether you’re wearing jeans or a cocktail dress, these bracelets are your perfect accessory! Order by December 12 (that’s today!) for delivery by Christmas. Find the set of two bracelets at SB Shop for $48.

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“Black Lantern” OMI Beads, $48 for a set of 2, at SB Shop

Feather earrings

These Hearne Dry Goods feather earnings are the holiday statement piece that any friend would adore. Toss them on with a simple cashmere sweater, or don them for a holiday party. Order by December 14 to receive them in time for Christmas! Find them for $35 on SB Shop.

Find 50 gifts under $50 at your favorite Nashville stores!

Feather earrings, $35, on SB Shop

BKDG Arrow Shirt

This Be Kind Do Good tee donates 100% of its profits to efforts to help clean up the devastation left behind by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, so you can feel great about gifting it. Pair it with black denim and a patterned bandana to sport a simple yet styled look while spreading some holiday cheer. Find it for $25 at SB Shop, and be sure to order by December 18 for delivery before December 25.

BKDG arrow t-shirt, $25, at SB Shop

Mission Mercantile flask

Mission Mercantile features products that are 100% full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather goods, and each product is made for many lifetimes, designed to improve with age. This gentleman’s essential is a timeless gift with historical origins. The best man at your wedding, college football fans, professional poker players and countless others have adopted it as a way to transport drinks when the situation requires legal, but more conspicuous means. Find it for $40 at SB Shop, and be sure to order before December 18 for it to arrive in time for Christmas!

Find 50 gifts under $50 at your favorite Nashville stores!

Mission Mercantile flask, $40, at SB Shop

Desk calendar

Help someone start the new year off right with a Trabeautiful 2018 desk calendar and easel. This beautiful calendar is elegant, and it makes the perfect addition to any professional’s desk. Order by December 18 for delivery by Christmas. Find it for $48 at SB Shop.

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Trabeautiful 2018 desk calendar with easel, $48, at SB Shop

Enjoy your holiday shopping, and support small businesses and local brands. Happy holidays!


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