Is your holiday gift list already a mile long? Do you feel like you are unraveling a papyrus scroll when reading it? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered this year with our 50 gifts under $50. Now you can buy for everyone on your list, and you won’t break your budget OR lose your mind! Let’s get to it, shall we?!
This bejeweled felt clutch comes in three colors with three different color schemes of jewels. The top zips shut, keeping all of your goodies safe. Big enough for a phone, small wallet and makeup, this is a great size purse. Sold at Dandelion for $48
These tartan makeup bags will match your winter wardrobe and décor, and the horseshoe adds an extra bit of luck. Find them in two sizes at Monkee’s of Louisville. Small is $24, large is $35
This Ted Baker bag at Serendipity doubles as a toiletry bag or a clutch. Sold in black, white, fuchsia and baby pink for $40
These tailgating wallets are the perfect gift for any gentleman who loves his sports. The wallet includes a money clip and a card slot with tasteful team colors. Sold at Etcetera for $35
Studs, drops or dangles? Take your pick here with these stunners from W&M Custom Jewelry. These are all $39 and are sold on W&M’s website or at Serendipity.
These leather cuffs have a large turquoise stone in the center that make a statement with any outfit. Find them in squares or circles at Colokial for $16.75.
Elegant dangling earrings by Summer Eliason make a statement without breaking the bank. These are hammered copper with 14k gold overlay and feature three small strands of chain. Available for $36
Turn on your ignition in style with these leather tassel key chains. Sold in many colors at Dress & Dwell in New Albany, IN, these retail for $30.
Leave it to Lee W. Robinson to find the fanciest ice scraper for your car. This leopard print, faux fur-covered scraper keeps your hand warm and clean while you scrape the ice off your windshield. Sold at Lee W. Robinson’s online boutique for $22
BATH AND BEAUTY
Give the gift of relaxation with this monogrammed towel and soap set from Moss Hill. Get it all wrapped in a pretty bow for $22.
Men need beauty products, too! Try this soap set from Caswell-Massey, which includes three scented soaps for your man. Sold at The Fashion Post for $28
Bobbi Brown makes a beautiful highlighter powder in bronze glow, perfect for holiday parties or when you need to add some sparkle to a drab winter day. Sold at Sephora and department stores for $45
Give these chic winter-hued nail polishes by Butter to that girl who is constantly swapping out her colors. Sold at Circe Swag for $39
Love plaid? Love scarves? Can’t pick which plaid you like best? Collections makes it easy with two plaids in one scarf, like this tartan option sold for $24.
Did you know that by covering your ears, you can feel up to 10 degrees warmer? And you can feel like a super-smart shopper with these knit ear warmers at Apricot Lane, available for $15.
Everything deserves a monogram, especially your bad-hair-day hat. And truth be told, these ball caps are cute enough to wear even on good hair days! Sold at Two Chicks & Co. for $22, which includes the monogram
Louisville weather has taught us that we all need a great, warm hat. And these fantastic options even have adorable pom-poms on top. Sold at J. McLaughlin for $45
This yummy vegan leather jacket is a pretty, neutral caramel color that matches everything, and at only $48, it won’t break your budget. Sold at Cocabelle’s on Bardstown Road
Gifthorse has Kentucky Bourbon-themed short-sleeved and long-sleeved T-shirts that anyone from the Bluegrass state will enjoy. $25 (short-sleeved) and $32 (long-sleeved)
FOOD & DRINK
Allow us to introduce you to the pecan pie cheesecake from Desserts by Helen. You read that right. It is a pecan pie stuffed in a cheesecake; literally, the best of both worlds. Call (502) 451-7151 to order, allowing a couple of days for it to be made. The cost is $35. (And it’s worth every penny!)
Everyone loves sweet treats, especially when they come from Cellar Door Chocolates. This Christmas tree-themed peppermint bark makes a delightful gift, available for $18.
This olive oil and tomato basil fettuccine pasta gift basket is the perfect choice for your foodie friends who love nothing more than to cook. Sold at Zi Olive for $49.99
Kentucky breakfast basket
This collection of Kentucky breakfast favorites from Paul’s Fruit Market has everything from jam to ham, and is perfect for the cook who has everything. Get it for $49.95, and check out other selections from Paul’s here.
Send a little Kentucky love to another state with Old 502 Winery gift baskets and wine gift packs. Gift baskets include two bottles of wine and treats for $50 (plus $10 shipping), and wine gift packs include three bottles of wine and start around $32 (plus $20 shipping). Click here to order.
cale & cole sells a lot more than beautiful jewelry. Take, for instance, these handy cloth wine flasks. They hold an entire bottle of wine and can be effortlessly transported to your destination. These retail for $24.
Gather up all your wine, and transport it from kitchen to bar to table with one hand. This wire wine basket holds three bottles of wine and is sold at Home Inspired in Westport Village for $32.
FOR THE HOME
Like sands through the hourglass … use these beautiful sand-filled hourglasses as a timer or merely as decoration for all the days of your life. Available at Merridian for $27
Take a beautiful, plain cutting board, and add the festive touch of metal and wood acorns to create a gift that is both practical and pretty. Sold at Palazzina Interiors for $38
These beautiful, gold-trimmed coasters are sold at … wait for it … Clique Waxing Boutique! Clique has a new selection of home décor gifts to browse while waiting for your brow wax. Available for $40 for a set of four
This elegant birch vase incorporates elements of nature in its functionality. Use it on your holiday tablescape or to display fresh greenery year round. Sold at Robin’s Nest Interiors for $29
Recognize this guy? Now you can have him in a smaller version in this special edition ceramic penguin made for 21c Museum Hotel by Louisville Stoneware. These are sold at the 21c Museum Shop or online for $45.
This red Christmas tree tray is big enough to set out all those cookies for Santa or to serve your Christmas dinner. Available at Work The Metal for $32
Even your salad deserves the finest wooden serving spoons, and these horn and wood pieces from DIGS Home and Garden deliver. Find them for $20
These unique stones can be used as coasters or small hot plates. When the plate is gone, you have a nice decorative piece on your table that can stand alone. Sold at Nanz & Kraft for $32.99
This tea towel and Kentucky-shaped cookie cutter come rolled into one mason jar. The combo is sold at The Urban Farmhouse Market for $22, and comes in Kentucky blue or Louisville red versions.
These Maker’s Mark ornaments are the perfect gift for your bourbon-drinking friend. They come dipped in the signature red wax and contain curled up labels inside. Available at Revelry Boutique Gallery for $16 (small) and $22 (large)
This cozy blanket is the perfect gift for your Kentucky friend or family member, and serves as a great reminder of where you come from. Available at Something Blue in Norton Commons for $45
Clay & Cotton carries this modern line of spoon rests and small dishes, which come in several different graphic prints and patterns. The spoon rest is $22 and the small plates are $19.
These soap dispensers from Complements make great gifts for those who love change. Purchase the soap dispenser for $33 and then switch out the attachments as you please. Complements sells a variety of them for $15.
These sweet-smelling Louisville Holiday Christmas candles are sure to ignite the spirit throughout your home. Available at Cartwheels for $28
FOR THE TECHIES
Are you still using the free white earbuds that came with your smartphone? No more. These Jonathan Adler earbuds will add a touch of style to your listening experience. Grab a pair at Celebrations for $19.
Your phone case says a lot about you, so make your statement wisely. These colorful Ban.do cases at Fleur de Lis will let people know that you are both colorful and interesting. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns for $25.
You know those friends of yours who treat their furry friends like family members? Then these ornaments from the Three Dog Bakery for $24.95 (small) and $39.95 (large) are great gift ideas!
These cat and dog mugs from Scout are perfect for your animal-loving friends. The mugs are $18, and the print is also sold on a variety of plates, bowls and animal dishes.
FOR THE KIDS
Invoke excitement about mealtime in your little elves with this prepackaged set at Animal Crackers for $29.
For many children, the nativity set is a temptation, with figures going missing all over the house. Get your children their own set, like this wooden nativity by Melissa and Doug, and let them play to their heart’s content. This is sold at JB and Me for $31.50.
Your Harry Potter-loving friend will love this Marauder’s Map Apron sold at Alchemy for $38. Stop in their store for even more Harry Potter-themed items.
Let your child see the world just by looking through a book. Just Creations has many great picture books for all children, like this World Atlas for $20.
Our list is done. We’ve checked it twice. Now it’s your job to find out who is naughty or nice! Happy holidays to all!
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