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

Holiday Gifts under $50

Jeweled clutches 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

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Plaid Horseshoe Makeup Bags from Monkee’s | 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

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Ted Baker Small Zip Bag can be used for makeup or as a clutch. Available at Serendipity 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

Tailgating Wallat from Etcetera

Tailgating wallet for $35 from Etcetera


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.

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An assortment of W&M earrings, all for $39 | These are sold 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.

Holiday Gifts under $50

Turquoise on leather cuffs sold 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

Gifts under $50 Summer Eliason earrings

Hammered gold earrings by Summer Eliason for $36 | Image courtesy Summer Eliason


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.

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Leather tassel key chain at Dress & Dwell 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

Holiday Gifts under $50

Leopard print ice scraper from Lee W. Robinson’s online boutique for $22


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.

Great Gifts Under $50

Monogrammed towel and soap bar available at Moss Hill 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

Gifts for under $50. Caswell Massey soaps for men at The Fashion Post.

Caswell-Massey soaps for men 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

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Bronze highlighter from Bobbi Brown is sold at local department stores and Sephora 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

Butter Nail Polish from Circe Swag

Butter nail polish is $39 at Circe Swag


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.

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Tartan scarf at Collections 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.

Holiday Gifts under $50

Knit ear wraps from Apricot Lane 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

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Monogrammed ball caps at Two Chicks & Co. for $22 (price includes 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

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Cozy hats from 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

Holiday gifts under $50

Vegan leather jacket at Cocabelle’s for $48

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)

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Short- and long-sleeved T-shirts available at Gifthorse for $25 and $32, respectively


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!)

holiday gifts under $50 pecan pie cheesecake by Desserts by Helen

Pecan pie cheesecake from Desserts by Helen for $35 | Image courtesy of Desserts by Helen

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.

Great Gifts Under $50

Tree-themed peppermint bark available at Cellar Door Chocolates for $18

These delicious shortbreads are available in sweet (pecan) or savory (rosemary and sea salt), and are made from good ingredients by Najla’s. Sold on her website for $7.50

Cookies from Naja's

Shortbread from Najla’s in pecan or rosemary for $7.50

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

Olive Oil and Pasta Giftbasket from Zi Olive

Olive oil and pasta gift basket from 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.

Fruit Basket from Paul's Fruit Market

This Kentucky breakfast basket is $49.95 at Paul’s Fruit Market. Image courtesy of Paul’s Fruit Market

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.

holiday gifts under $50 from Old 502 Winery in Louisville

Three of your many options for a wine gift basket or gift pack. Gift baskets are $50 and wine gift packs start at $32. Image courtesy of Old 502 Winery

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.

Great Gifts Under $50

Cloth wine flasks available at cale & cole 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.

Holiday Gifts under $50

Wire wine holder from Home Interiors in Westport Village for $32


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

Great Gifts Under $50

Hourglass timers 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

Holiday Gifts under $50

Wooden cutting board with acorn accents 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

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Coasters at Clique Waxing for $40

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

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Birch vase 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.

Great gifts under $50, Louisville Stoneware's red penguin for 21c Museum Hotel

Small ceramic penguin from 21c Museum Hotel, made by Louisville Stoneware for $45 | Image courtesy of 21c Museum Hotel

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

Great Gifts Under $50

Red tray 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

Great Gifts Under $50

Wooden serving spoons available at DIGS Home and Garden 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

Stone Coaster from Nanz and Kraft

Stone coaster for $32.99 from Nanz & Kraft

These whimsical Kentucky Derby Posters designed by Rifle Paper are great reminders of the best that Louisville has to offer: Derby in the spring! Pick one up at Carmichael’s Bookstore for $34.

Kentucky Derby poster from Carmichael's Bookstore

Kentucky Derby poster for $34 at Carmichael’s Bookstore

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.

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Kentucky tea towel and cookie cutter set at Urban Farmhouse Market for $22

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)

Great Gifts Under $50

Maker’s Mark ornaments 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

Great Gifts Under $50

Kentucky home blanket available at Something Blue 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.

Great Gifts Under $50

Spoon rest and small plates available at Clay & Cotton for $22 (spoon rest) and $19 (small plates)

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.

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Soap dispenser from Complements for $33

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Soap dispenser attachments come in a variety of themes for $15.

These sweet-smelling Louisville Holiday Christmas candles are sure to ignite the spirit throughout your home. Available at Cartwheels for $28

KY Christmas Candle ($28) from Cartwheels

Kentucky Christmas candles are $28 at Cartwheels


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.

Jonathan Adler Earphones from Celebrations

Jonathan Adler earbuds are $19 at Celebrations

Your phone case says a lot about you, so make your statement wisely. These colorful 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. iPhone Case from Fleur de Lis iPhone 5 case at Fleur de Lis 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!

Dog Ornaments from Three Dog Bakery

These dog ornaments are $24.95 for the small and $39.95 for the large from Three Dog Bakery.

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.

Pet Mugs at Scout

Pet mugs at Scout for $18


Invoke excitement about mealtime in your little elves with this prepackaged set at Animal Crackers for $29.

Holiday Plate Set from Animal Crackers

Holiday plate set for $29 from Animal Crackers

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.

Nativity Set from JB & Me

Nativity set for $31.50 from JB and Me | Photo courtesy of Melissa and Doug

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.

Marauder's Map Apron from Alchemy

Marauder’s Map Apron is $38 at Alchemy

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.

World Atlas from Just Creations

World Atlas for $20 from Just Creations

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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