The tree is up, the stockings are hung … the only thing left? Gifts! For those of you who are still staring at your lengthy gift list, StyleBlueprint has your back. Whether you’re a last-minute shopper or you want to get it all done in one day, we’ve got the ultimate gift guide for you — with every item under $50. Happy holidays, Memphis, and happy shopping!
In case you haven’t heard, hair accessories are all the buzz right now. And, can we really blame it for coming back in style? They can make a fun piece to add to any outfit for that stylish gal you know! Find these for $28 each at Sachi.
Urban Hardware earrings
Each Urban Hardware earring is handmade and can be custom designed. This pair is made with beautiful gemstones and jewels, making them a timeless accessory. Find these for $49 at Spruce and Beautiful Soul Boutique, or purchase directly by emailing [email protected].
SCENTS & SMELLS
Seasonal mistletoe candles
Get your home ready for the festivities with sumptuous, aromatic candles — especially holiday-scented candles like this mistletoe candle from Falling Into Place. Handcrafted and poured by local Memphian Mary Claire White, each one is made with love. Find these seasonal candles, along with other scents, for $20 each at Falling Into Place.
NEST holiday diffuser
Infuse your home with holiday scents for an environment that’s full of holiday cheer. A diffuser makes an ideal hostess gift as it’s a slight shift from a classic candle! Find these and other scents for $44 at Garden District.
Frasier fir candle
Let the smell of fresh Frasier fir Christmas trees fill the air with this aromatic candle. This scent made by Thymes is so intoxicating, people can hardly keep it on the shelves this time of year. Find this large candle for $49.99 at Novel.
The Memphis ornament features all of the iconic Bluff City landmarks — the Levitt Shell in Overton Park, a Peabody duck, the M bridge, music notes — and “Memphis Christmas.” Give this to an out-of-town Memphis native, so they have a little piece of home on their tree. Find it for $12 at Me & Mrs. Jones, or order from Signet Sealed online.
Get in the Christmas spirit by purchasing wool wine bottle Santa outfits for that delicious bottle of wine. Find these smile-inducing accessories for $10 each at The Find.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” greenery
Make your home feel like you are in the midst of Whoville with this “Grinch”-themed plant. These fun arrangements are customized to your liking, so prices vary slightly depending on your desired design, but all are under $50. Find them at Millstone Market & Nursery.
ALL THINGS BEAUTY
Juice Bar drinks
For those health nuts out there, jump-start your new year by indulging in Juice Bar’s delicious drinks packed with vegetables and fruits. These pure libations have no artificial ingredients, only the good stuff to help you detoxify and refresh. Find them for $7 each at Hot Yoga Plus.
Pinhook bourbon whiskey
This bourbon whiskey by Pinhook has a burst of ripe pear and baked apricot with a hint of toffee, dates and vanilla bean. Bring it to a Christmas party to please the entire crowd. Find this bottle for $34.99 at Buster’s Liquors and Wines.
Mom’s spiced tea mix
Owner of Muddy’s Bake Shop, Kat Gordon sells this popular tea mix, but she didn’t make the recipe. Her mom used to make this tea mix to spread Christmas happiness, and it always got a great response. Now, you can purchase her mom’s famous tea for your own gifting. Just add hot water and enjoy! Find it for $7.25 a bag at Muddy’s Bake Shop.
Santa’s favorite cookies
For that loved one with a sweet tooth, these delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies will hit the spot. You can get a dozen cookies for $15 plus tax or the pretty, pre-packaged cookie carton (perfect for gifting) that contains three cookies for $8 at Confections and Connections.
Rendezvous gift bag
A Memphis classic, the Rendezvous gift bag gives a little taste of what the iconic restaurant has to offer, featuring a bottle of mild barbecue sauce, a bottle of hot barbecue sauce, a bottle of Rendezvous’ famous seasoning and a bag of barbecue popcorn, all inside a reusable Rendezvous tote bag. Find it for $15.95 at Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous or order online with shipping for $30 at hogsfly.com.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this stunning sleigh filled with an array of fine candies — cashew crunch, chocolate presents and ornaments and chocolate Santa. Find it for $49 at Dinstuhl’s Fine Candy Company.
For the foodie in your life who enjoys culinary fineries, the gift of a high-quality cut of prime ribeye would have them dancing in the kitchen. Find these for $39 each at Humphrey’s Prime Cut Shoppe.
FOR THE MEMPHIS LOVER
Memphis is my happy place
For the Memphis lover, these adorable tea towels will look great in their kitchen, on a bar cart or even hanging in their bathroom. And, they’ll be “happy” every time they see it! Find these tea towels for $14.50 each at Babcock Gifts.
901 tea towel
Show your 901 love in the kitchen or on the grill! Home of the blues, jazz and rock n’ roll, this towel will make any Memphis lover beam with pride. Find this towel for $24 online at Deanna Hamsley Artwork.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
For the girl on the go, these wallets will simplify a busy life. Store your cards, cash and whatever else you need in this wallet and just throw in your bag and go. Then all there is to worry about is taking care of business! Find them for $48 at Coming Attractions.
Good as gold
For the gal who is always on-the-go, yet stays on-trend, these gold bags are a must-have gift! Whether you’re into a smaller crossbody or a backpack fit, these are sure to match any outfit and are great for those festive events. Find these bags for $40 each at Sugar Plum Consignments.
For that traveling friend who never seems to slow down, we found something that they’d be able to use from day to night. Easy to carry, attach to your luggage or keys, this wallet is big enough for cards and cash. Find this for $18 at Falling Into Place.
Barefoot Dreams scarf
Say hello to your (or your friend’s) new favorite winter accessory! These comfy yet stylish Barefoot Dreams scarves are great for those who run some errands in the chilly weather, want to pair a jacket with a warm accessory, or just simply hanging around the house. Find them for $48 each at Dazzle.
Cuddle up with these Barefoot Dreams socks that will keep your tootsies warm all winter long. Whether stuffed in a stocking or wrapped up with a bow, these socks are sure to give the recipient the “warm fuzzies.” Find them for $16 at Social.
No matter their personality, these funny yet super cozy sleep t-shirts would make a laugh and a good gift. Find these for $30 at A Fitting Place.
These darling stuffed animals and matching book by Jellycat will inspire the little one in your life to play and learn. Plus, they are super-soft and cuddly. Find the stuffed moose and other animals starting at $28 and the book for $18 at Cotton Tails.
Use this burlap zipper bag as a makeup, toiletry or travel bag during the holiday season. Or fill it with fabulous soaps, scrubs and lotions, and give it to a loved one. Find it for $38 at Lori James Contemporary Boutique.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
Mighty Lights donation
Dedicate one of the Mighty Lights LEDs to someone or something that brightens your world this holiday season. Your $50 tax-deductible donation gives you the opportunity to pick and personalize a specific light on the Hernando de Soto bridge. Donate at Mighty Lights.
We wish you a happy holiday season! Happy gifting, Memphis!
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