It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For this season of giving, StyleBlueprint has searched Louisville high and low to find great holiday gifts for under $50 to help you save time and money on your holiday shopping. Shop for friends, family and even find a little something to treat yourself without breaking the bank. Remember to download the free SB Guide App to your phone before you shop, too, so you can keep up with the latest info from local boutiques. Let’s start with accessories!
50 Holiday Gifts Under $50
Leather tassel earrings
Tassel earrings are always a great accessory to add to any outfit because they help to complete the overall look. These pretty leather earrings come in a variety of colors, so they can be paired with jeans, skirts, dresses and more. Find these earrings for the leather lover in you life for $45 at Apricot Lane.
Staying warm in the winter is simple when you have a stylish winter hat. These beanies topped with a fun pompom pouf make a great gift for your mom, sister or bestie. You can even find one in everyone’s favorite color. Find these beanies for just $18 each at Something Blue.
If you know someone who can never find her keys, get her one of these sparkly or fluffy keychains from Liv Boutique. She will have to try to lose her keys when one of these eye-catching baubles is attached to them, and she’ll always think of you when she sees it! Find these rhinestone keychains for $16 each and faux-fur keychains for $24 each at Liv Boutique.
FOR THE KIDS
Mini Louisville Slugger bats
Famous baseball players start playing from day one, right? These precious baby Louisville Sluggers are a great gift for the toddler of serious baseball fans. As a bonus, they make a great collectors item! Find these adorable Louisville Sluggers for $4.99 each at A Taste of Kentucky.
Every little one has a favorite stuffed animal and bedtime book they loved to read as a child. If I Were a Rabbit… is a great book because it engages the three senses — sight, hearing and touch, and the toddler can hold the bunny while falling asleep. Find the book for $12.50 and stuffed bunny for $23 at Rabbit in the Moon.
Every kiddo needs a great holiday outfit — jammies, a holiday dress or even some fun PJs. We love this laid-back ensemble from Cordial Lee. It’s simple and fun, and the little one in your life is sure to smile when she sees Santa! Find this outfit for $37.95 at Cordial Lee.
Remind your favorite Louisvillians of their roots with this on-trend bourbon barrel Kentucky wall decoration. It’s a great addition to any home, especially for a newlywed couple! Find this bourbon barrel Kentucky wall decor for $45 at Darling State of Mind.
For the sports and bourbon lover in your life, there’s just one question — Cats or Cards? These pictures make a great addition to a family game room or living room. Find these UofL and UK bourbon photos for $49 each at Tunie’s.
Who doesn’t love cute animals? These funny pictures are the perfect gift to light up any room. They’re great for a friend who has recently moved into a new house, got a new job or has a nursery for a new baby and could use some decorations. Find these small animal pictures, starting at $34 each, at Six Sisters Boutique.
Louisville is full of Southern belles and Southern boys, and that’s the way we like it! If you know someone who loves “monograms, mason jars & mindin’ manners,” you know she’s a true Southerner who will delight in this sign. Find it for $28.95 at Cordial Lee.
FOR THE HOME
It may be winter, but these Lilly Pulitzer mugs will bring on spring in any kitchen. Show the coffee addict in your life how much she means to you with these mugs and a bag of her favorite roast. Most coffee mugs run between $15 to $20 each, but you can find this set of four for just $48 at Peppermint Palm. Around the rim, they say “Being happy never goes out of style.”
The best kinds of friends are those who never say no to wine and cheese. For the friend who loves to host get-togethers, these cheese knives make a great addition to her kitchen. You can never go wrong with good wine, good cheese and good friends. Find this set of cheese knives for $29 at Apricot Lane.
Ahh, our old Kentucky home — where we like our grass blue, horses fast and chicken fried. If you have a friend who recently moved to a new state, give her a little piece of home with this Kentucky pillow that says it all. Find it for $40 at Darling State of Mind.
For your friend who loves to cook — or thinks she knows how to cook — give her a cookbook with a Southern twist. Written by the editors of Garden & Gun, this is a cookbook with recipes that are sure to win over any crowd, whether it be Southern or Northern! Find it for $37.50 at Blooms by Essential Details.
Colored jar candles
Candles are always a classic gift, and these candles aren’t just beautifully scented, but they can be repurposed after they burn out. These candle jars make for great guest bathroom accessories, vases, succulent holders and more. Find them, ranging from $18 to $28, at Six Sisters Boutique.
A.J. Murray’s shaving necessities
We all want a movie-worthy kiss underneath the mistletoe — make sure your man is prepared. After all, no one likes an itchy kiss! A.J. Murray’s beard oil and shaving soap are here to save your holiday smooch. While the outcome may be more of a present for you than him, he is sure to love the quality and scent of the products. Find this beard oil for $25 and shaving soap for $9 at Dandelion.
For the manly man in your life, make sure he’s prepared when he runs off on his adventures. This pocket survival kit includes a flashlight and multi-tool pocket knife. The adventurer will be prepared for camping, hiking, fishing and more. Find this pocket survival kit for $45 at Celebrations.
For those of you who love funny gifts, these “Nice Axe” boxers are sure to get a laugh when opened up on Christmas morning. If the dude you’re buying for has a great sense of humor, these boxers are a fabulously funny FIND! Find them for $22 at Work the Metal.
Make getting ready for work a little easier for him with a good old-fashioned shoe horn. These animal-head shoe horns make a great collector’s gift. Find the duck and rabbit shoe horns for $45 each at Celebrations.
Help him tame his luscious locks with these 18.21 Man Made hair products in a masculine “sweet tobacco” scent. The shampoo is also a body wash. The clay and paste are great for holding current hair trends in place — we’re looking at you, undercut. The clay has a firm hold and the paste has more of a medium hold. Find these products for $24 each at Studio 151.
We all know that men love their tools. Having 15 different tools can get expensive pretty quickly. If your man is a total tool lover, this is his perfect all-in-one tool for everything he could possibly need. Find this Everything But The Kitchen Sink tool for $34 at Water + Oak Outdoor Co.
A flask is a fun gift idea. Rather than the standard flask, go for a fashion statement that’s perfect for the winter. You might even be able to find one that matches your man’s favorite flannel shirt. Find these flasks for $41.25 each at Celebrations.
Fun, festive socks are the way to go. We especially love the bourbon glasses and Santa-hat-wearing puppies. If the guy in your life is a sock enthusiast, get him a pair of each! Find these festive socks for only $10 a pair at Apricot Lane.
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.
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.
The Carry-On Cocktail Kit
The Carry-On Cocktail Kit is the perfect stocking-stuffer for your out-of-town family member and anyone traveling by plane over the holidays. These TSA-approved tins include everything you need to mix with a mini bottle of booze to make a bartender-approved cocktail at 30,000 feet. Each tin comes with bitters, syrups, salts, linen coasters or bar spoons — depending if you choose an Old Fashioned, Bloody Mary or Moscow Mule. Find the kits for $24 each at Water + Oak Outdoor Co.
FOR THE PET LOVER
Bad Dog Jellies
These jellies aren’t actually for dogs, but dog lovers can enjoy the comedy behind the name. With tons of flavors to choose from like peach jalapeño, blackberry habanero and sweet banana pepper habanero, just add cream cheese and you have a delicious spread for crackers at your next Christmas party. Find these jellies for $9.99 each at Blooms by Essential Details.
Puppies need gifts too! Get your little pooch a cute Christmas sweater, and if you’re feeling extra festive, find a matching one for yourself. Your pup will love it and will be ready to go to your next Christmas sweater party. Find these doggy sweaters, ranging from $14.99 to $15.99, at A Girl and Her Dog Boutique.
We all know a cat lover, right? The one who would actually rather hang out with her cat than with her friends sometimes? Embrace it and remind her that she already has everything she needs because her cat is the best gift ever. Find these cat mugs for $14 each at Tunie’s.
FOR THE BRIDE
Weddings bring joyful smiles and happy tears, so if you know someone who is getting married, give him or her a gift to hold onto for a lifetime. Each handkerchief has a unique poem for the person in your life — daughters, sons, granddaughters, sisters and best friends. Find these handkerchiefs with sweet poems for $24.50 each at The Bridal Suite of Louisville.
First Christmas ornament
The first Christmas in marriage is such a sweet time to cherish. Give this ornament to an engaged friend or newlywed bride to congratulate her and share in her excitement. She’ll always remember who gave her her first “Mr. and Mrs.” Christmas ornament. Find it for $10.80 at A Splash of Color.
If she’s a Cats fan, you can give her something new and blue at the same time. If she’s a Cards fan, she bleeds red no matter what. Either way, the sport-loving bride in your life will love one of these UofL or UK garters. Plus, imagine her new husband’s delight when he sees their favorite team. Find these garter sets for $42 each at The Bridal Suite of Louisville.
What better way to congratulate your bestie on her engagement or wedding than with a bottle of wine? Add a little flair with this Congrats wine topper, and your gift is ready to go. Find this wine topper for $16 at LL&A Interior Design.
Oldham County t-shirt
Give some love to your Oldham County friends with this Kentucky t-shirt. We like it because it would make a great cheat-sheet if you ever play a game of Kentucky trivia. Find this tee for $30 at Blooms by Essential Details.
We all have that one friend who loves Christmas a little more than everyone else, and a fun holiday shirt is a great way to go for a gift. We love this “Drink Up Grinches” shirt, and you can find it for $24 at Work the Metal.
Brrr … it’s cold outside. This pullover is a great gift for a Kentucky lover or a winter-time runner. She’ll stay warm and cute, and have you to thank for it. Find this Kentucky pullover for $40 at A Girl and Her Dog Boutique.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Perfume is a great stocking-stuffer for anyone who loves walking through the perfume and makeup section at a department store. These unique TokyoMilk scents are not your typical floral mixes. They’re for the person who likes to live life on the edgy side. Stop into Liv Boutique to try some samples, and find the perfumes for $35 each.
No matter if she’s a runner or a regular at Barre3, your exercise junkie will love one of these KY water bottles to stay hydrated. If she’s never tried Barre3 before, let her know that they’re having a new client special — a whole month of unlimited classes for just $99! Find this water bottle for $38 at Barre3.
Winter is the absolute worst for dry skin. Show your hands some love with these Aveda hand relief moisturizing creams. They come as a set of three, so you can keep them all or share them with friends. Find the set for $27 at Omagi.
Oils have been around for centuries, and some people swear by their medicinal and mental health benefits. These Ambre Blends are handcrafted to blend with your body’s chemistry to create a scent that’s unique to you. They’re made with 100% pure and natural vegan ingredients from all around the world. Find them for $48 each at Something Blue.
Shower Burst scents
Shower Bursts are the ultimate “treat yourself” gift. Showers are so relaxing, and with these bursts, you or whomever you buy them for will love the scents and extra relaxation that comes with using them. Find these shower bursts in a variety of different scents for $5.50 each or $22.50 for a pack of four at Etcetera.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
We all have that friend who loves to wear hair ties on her wrist. Make her a little more fashionable with these Teleties hair ties that double as bracelets. The purchase of Teleties helps support important research to help find a cure for Lyme Disease. Find a small bunch for $7.99 and a large bunch for $9.99 at Something Blue.
This beautiful jewelry line, Ella Jude, gives 5% of everything they make to The Hiding Place in Thailand — a mission focused on rescuing women and children from sex trafficking and dedicated to ministering to HIV patients. Everything is handmade and thus beautifully unique. Find the bracelets, ranging from $34 to $48, at Six Sisters Boutique.
FROM SB SHOP
This gorgeous serving tray is the perfect addition to any home. Its transparency allows it to flow nicely with whatever colors and patterns it’s surrounded by. This tray and all of NEWLY’s beautifully crafted home goods are made of 100% recycled materials. Order today to get it by Christmas! Find this Balsamo Lucite tray for $45 at SB Shop.
These Hearne Dry Goods feather earrings are the holiday statement piece you’ve been looking for. They can be dressed up for a party or dressed down with a cashmere sweater and jeans. They make the perfect gift for a friend or the perfect little something for treating yourself! Order by December 14 for delivery by Christmas. Find them for $35 at SB Shop.
Be Kind Do Good shirts
These shirts are super comfy and perfect to pair with a casual outfit or to hit a trail for a workout! The best part is that we donate 100% of all profits from this 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. Find these Be Kind Do Good shirts on sale for $25 each at SB Shop.
Jewelry is always a great gift, especially when it’s unique. These “Black Lantern” OMI beads are made by Tennessee-based jewelry designer Joy OMI 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 today for delivery by Christmas! Find the set of two bracelets at SB Shop for $48.
Help someone start the new year off right with a Trabeautiful 2018 desk calendar with 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.
For those who are eco-conscious, these Mission Mercantile wallets are 100% full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather goods. With an authentic, timeworn 1920s vibe, they are perfect for holding tiny treasures. Find them for $45 each at SB Shop.
This pitcher from NEWLY makes a beautiful gift for anyone on your list. It’s made of 100% recycled materials, so you no longer have to choose between style and sustainability. Order today to get it by Christmas! Find this Valencia pitcher for $38 at SB Shop.
We hope you have a fantastic holiday season filled with affordable FINDS and lots of peace and joy!
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