It’s time to start your Holiday shopping. Make your list and check it twice. Here’s our Holiday Guide for great gifts for under $50.


Long Lasting Nail Polish

CND Vinylux has a nail polish that lasts one week with no base coat required. Just buff with the buffing block, then apply two coats of your color of choice and a top coat. Dries in 15 minutes. Comes off with acetone on a cotton swab, and you don’t have to soak the polish off. It comes in several colors. Clique Waxing is selling a holiday package of a buffing block, color coat and top coat for $25.

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Top coat, color coat and buffer sold in Holiday Package at Clique Waxing for $25.

Moss Hill Bath and Body Selection

This great selection from Moss Hill is packaged and sold at Nanz & Kraft local gift shop for $50. Included in the assortment is Moss Hill Shower Gel, Moss Hill Body Lotion, Moss Hill Candle and Cardinal Container. This package is available at Nanz & Kraft, or you can purchase individually at Moss Hill. or



Aveda Calming Gift Set

This Aveda Give Calming Set softens skin and calms your senses. Gift set includes Calming Body Cleanser, Soothing Body Polish and Replenishing Body Moisturizer. Available at Joseph’s Salon and Spa for $38.50.






LoLo bags

“LoLo” bags are vinyl coin purses, cosmetic and travel bags, available in bright colors and great graphics. Sold at The Prickly Pear in Middletown. Prices range from $19.99 to $39.99.

Prices start at $19.99.

Prices start at $19.99.

Clear Plastic Carry-On Tote

The Truffle Petite Clarity is a great way to store items in your purse or carry-on. It’s clear and TSA approved, so you always know what you have. Available at SKYN Lounge for $32.


Leather Animal Key Rings

These cute leather key rings from J. McLaughlin come in dog, cat, elephant and turtle. Available for $30 each.

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$30 each.


Three-In-One Poncho Wrap

Lots of prints and colors are available in this three-in-one poncho wrap. Available at Pink Julep for $45.



Arm Warmer

More than just a glove, these are microfur-lined arm warmers. Available at Blink Boutique for $48.



Gray Sweater Wrap

This is a great gift, because it is lightweight, matches everything and is great for wearing everyday, or for stashing in your tote in case you get cold. Available at Clodhoppers for $48.

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TOMS Classics

TOMS Classics are a go-to shoe. Comfortable and easy, can be worn just about anywhere. Only $48 and available at Apricot Lane.

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Merci Boutique has a great collection of soft knit scarves in many patterns and colors. Available for $32.



Black Ruffle Poncho Wrap

This black ruffle wrap from Serendipity can be a poncho, a cape or a vest. Shown here as a wrap on one side and a vest on the other. It’s warm and versatile. Sold for $42.



Sequined Sweater

Need a cute sweater for the holidays? This sequined Tiger Sweater is sold at Collections Closet in Westport Village for $42.

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Pearl Earrings

These beautiful earrings were made by Cindy Borders especially for StyleBlueprint. They are cubic zirconia set in silver with large white glass pearl. Pearl is 14mm  with a 1.5-inch drop from top to bottom of earring. Available at Cindy Borders Jewelry for $48.



Sparkling Sage Bracelet in Green Aventurine 

Made by local jeweler Kluster, this bracelet has sea-green faceted stones and super-strong elastic. Stack these stretchy gemstone bracelets for a bold pop of color that really makes a statement. Sold online only at their site for $28.




These brown and rhinestone lucite earrings are made by Summer Eliason. These lightweight dangles go with everything in your wardrobe and can transition from casual to glam. Sold at Summer Eliason jewelry for $46.



Crocheted Necklace

This navy and red crocheted necklace is definitely unique and makes a statement. Sold at Dandelion for $46.

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These rhinestone button earrings by W&M Jewelry are a great addition to any wardrobe. Worn day or night, they are simple and lovely. Sold at several local boutiques and on W&M’s website for $39.

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Bourbon Barrel Foods Gift Assortment

Nanz & Kraft local gift store has put together a great gift assortment of Bourbon Barrel Foods. Included here are the Aged Vanilla, Cellar Door Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, Assortment of two Bourbon Barrel Smoked Spices, and ceramic container. As shown, this is available at Nanz & Kraft. These items can also be purchased separately. and



Bourbon Ball Box

Cellar Door Chocolates has a 16 piece Bourbon Ball Box where you can customize your selection. There are 16 different bourbon balls from which to choose. Get one of each or just your favorites! This box has Mint Julep Bourbon Balls, Dulce De Leche Bourbon Balls, Brown Sugar Bourbon Balls, and Honey Bourbon Balls. Available at Cellar Door Chocolates for $22.80.



Holiday Gift Assortment

Ghyslain’s chocolates are too pretty to eat, well almost. These holiday chocolates feature an artistic tree, snowman and other beautiful edibles. Available at either Ghyslain location for $15.





This glassware is perfect for your holiday table or every day. Choose traditional with the Fleur de Lis or whimsical with the School of Fish. The glassware is available in many styles, like large wine, balloon wine, iced tea, cooler and double old-fashioned. Available at Tradewinds for $12.50 per glass.

$12.50 a glass

$12.50 a glass

Mason Jar Dispenser

Handmade by local artist Jacqui Van Ham, these Mason jar dispensers are good for everything from soap to lotion to barbeque sauce. Fill it with whatever your heart desires. Sold online here (Also available at Nanz & Kraft for $38, as shown below.)



Tartan Plaid Plates

Mad for plaid? Bittners is selling these Tartan Plaid Salad Plates in many colors. Available for $17.50 at Bittners.

$17.50 per plate

$17.50 per plate

Holiday Pillow

Need a funny pillow to add to your basic holiday decor? The Curtain Exchange is selling these pillows, a perfect addition to your couch or chair. They are 8″ x 16″ inches. Available for $30.



Flameless Candles

These flameless candles are five inches high, work on two D batteries and can be set on a timer. Decorate your mantel and your house this year without fear of fire. These are available at Colonial Designs for $43.98.



Amaryllis Planter

This amaryllis is already planted and wrapped, ready to go and bloom. This is one of many types of planters sold at Digs this season. This is $32.



Fleur de Lis Salt & Pepper Shakers

A nice addition to your tablescape for holiday and every day, these Fleur de Lis Salt and Pepper Shakers are available at Tassels for $21.



Gold Leaf Wreaths

Not your traditional green wreath, this Gold Leaf Wreath will certainly make your holiday decor stand out. Available at Barry Wooley Designs for $49.



Horn Glasses and Snakeskin Coasters

Celebrate in style with these beautiful horn glasses. Be sure to put them on a snakeskin coaster, as to not ruin your table. Both sold at Circe/SWAG. Horn glasses are $38 and snakeskin coasters are $12.

$38 for glasses, $12 for coasters

$38 for glasses, $12 for coasters

Ceramic Ornaments

Louisville Stoneware makes both University of Kentucky and University of Louisville ceramic ornaments, for the true fans in your life. Sold at Louisville Stoneware for $26 each.

$26 each

$26 each

Wine Bag

For all the wine you will be bringing to holiday parties this season, this is a great alternative to the basic paper bag with handles. Bring your host a Sock Monkey Wine Bag, and fill it with your favorite wine. Sold at Cartwheels for $12.



Elephant Objet

This elephant sculpture in gold is a gift that owners can display year round with its modern lines and sense of whimsy. Sold at Scout on Market for $40.



Louisville Art Poster

For the runner in your life, these art posters are a perfect gift. There are also posters just about Louisville and Christmas. They measure 18 x 28. Available at The Urban Farmhouse Market for $25.




Elf on a Shelf Notepad

Does your Elf on a Shelf communicate with your children?  The Little Book of Letters from Santa and His Elves offers notes from your Elf and Santa from this notepad; there are enough for three years. This retails for $18 and is available at Dress & Dwell in New Albany.

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Old Fashioned Kids Games and Puzzles

Leave the electronics behind this season and return to tried-and-true games and puzzles for your children. Sold at Celebrations, all are under $50.

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All are under $50.

Safe Bow and Arrow Set

Give your kids a safe set of bow and arrows this year. These are handmade by two brothers in North Carolina and come with one bow and one safety arrow for $19.99. Additional arrows are available for $6 each. Available at JB & Me.


$19.99 for set and $6 for additional arrow

Chrome Headset — perfect for your Tween or Teen!

Cushy style that is soft on your ears, this flashy, metallic-finished headset is sure to please! Oh, there’s also an in-line mic. The sound is big and clear. At Dillard’s for $35.

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$35 at Dillards


There is now a way to print your Instagram pictures (please, no selfies!). Give a gift card to this site and I promise it will be much more popular than a sweater.




The Junior League of Louisville Cookbook, Bluegrass Gatherings, is a seasonal, entertaining, menu-based cookbook that features fresh ingredients and highlights Kentucky. Available for $29.95 in most local bookstores or by purchasing directly from the Junior League of Louisville online.

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100 Fascinating Women of Louisville

Louisville is full of interesting women, and this book is a window into their world. This book retails for $39.95 and is available at local bookstores or online.

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Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink

It’s August 2005, and Hurricane Katrina is bearing down on New Orleans at Memorial Hospital. Staffers made crucial end-of-life decisions for critical patients. These decisions ended in a doctor and two nurses being arrested and charged with second degree murder. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sheri Fink unfolds these five days during the storm of the century. Available at local bookstores for $27.

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$27 for hardback.


It’s winter, which is the perfect time to get addicted to a show. Here’s one that everyone seems to be watching but me (and you, maybe): Homeland. Catch up with the first season so that you can join the conversation. Season one is $29.99.

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Swiftwick Business Socks

Once you fall for Swiftwick socks, it’s hard to take them off. Many men wear these sport socks to work and Swiftwick has heard the cry from their customers “We want business socks!” The result is a comfortable compression sock for the office, as there are battles to be fought there, as well. Available in five colors. $21.99 each.



Southern Tide Gear

Southern Tide is known for its classic quality and is very popular among the menfolk. Stock up on some of their favorites like hats, T-shirts, koozies and croakies. Prices range from $3.95 to $39.50. Available at The Fashion Post.


$3.95 to $39.50

Pappy Shirts and Hats

Even if you can’t get a bottle of Pappy’s bourbon, be a part of the fun of Old Rip Van Winkle distillery and Pappy Van Winkle bourbon with these dry good products from Pappy & Co. Pappy & Co. T-shirts are $28 and hats are $25.  Available locally at The Fashion Post.

Hat is $28, shirt is $25.

Hat is $25, shirt is $28.


iBoost Rechargeable Battery for Smartphones

Triple C iBoost Rechargeable Battery for smartphones is a must-have for everyone with a mobile device. Never get caught out and about with a dead phone again! Retails for $32. Available at Crush Boutique.



Smartphone Screen Cleaner

Look at your smartphone. Eeew, you probably need to wipe all that gunk off. Now you can have a cleaner, that is not your shirttail, on your phone at the ready at all times.  One side is sticky, the other is the cleaner. Simply wipe the “cleaner” side on your screen and then place it on the back of your phone for safekeeping. Available at Work the Metal for $3.50 each .

$3.50 each.

$3.50 each.

Tablet Cover

This tablet cover at Monkee’s of Louisville resembles a beautiful purse, with its quilted patent leather. Comes in many colors. Available for $42.



Google Chromecast

This little device plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and streams Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, Google Play’s movies, TV shows and music. Your big screen now has your computer’s capabilities, when you use the Chrome browser. $35




Have you shopped at Taigan? It’s like shopping at your favorite vacation boutique, but online. The site has partnered with fabulous artisans, purveyors, designers and boutiques from around the globe to bring you the best of the best, while supporting small business owners, many of which don’t have their own websites. It’s a great place to lose yourself for a few hours. Here are our top 5 Taigan finds that are fabulous and under $50 (more can be found on their site, here):

8 Nye’s Cream Sandwiches

Nye’s Cream Sandwiches is located in Wilmington, NC, and was a Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award nominee. We’ve sampled these and they are DIVINE. Order the following sample pack from Taigan: Pumpkin Cranberry Spice, Apple Pie and Caramel Latte and Blackberry Cobbler for $48.

Nyes Ice Cream Sandwiches


Yes Ma’am Poster

For those who understand that a “Yes, Ma’am” and “No, Sir” are words we hand down from generation to generation, this poster is perfect. Warning: Mothers-In-Law: DO NOT SEND TO YOUR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW. (She will talk about you for decades if you do.) But, otherwise, this is a fun gift for a sibling, especially one who has left the South and misses it! $40

Yes M'am Poster


Schermer Pecans

We first found out about Schermer Pecans through The Southern C Summit. The gals that run this know their Southern food and they oohed and aahed over this product, with good reason. Have your gift be likewise received! $44 for a set of three bags.

Schermer Pecans

St. Helena Organic Grey Sea Salt

The grey color indicates a high content of minerals and nutrients (not found in the iodized salt we all grew up with). This salt is collected using wooden rakes, ensuring that no metal ever touches it. At just $12, this salt makes a great gift.

St Helena Grey Salt

Nugget Hoop Earrings

These earrings are a great take on the traditional hoop. Seriously, we all are kinda hoping they end up in our own stockings. Teeny-tiny metallic beads are threaded onto the fine hoops, creating these light earrings that you, er your gift recipient, will reach for time and time again. Designer: FriedaSophie. $45

Nugget Earrings



Happy Holidays to you and yours. Thank you for reading StyleBlueprint. We appreciate you!

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