Looking for creative gift ideas that won’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered with this list of 50 budget-friendly gift ideas found at local retailers around Memphis — each with a price tag of $50 or less!
FOR THE HOME
Colorful planters are always on-trend when it comes to interior design, and this one from Paper & Clay fits the bill. The Oslo planter fits perfectly on a counter or desk and comes in vibrant colors like dandelion, mint, and persimmon. Find them at Paper & Clay for $34 each!
‘Rose from the Ashes’
Set the mood with delicate notes of antique rose, white musk, and fresh vanilla. Paradox at PeCo’s signature scent, Rose from the Ashes, is available in a variety of options, including mini diffuser oils for $22.95, signature candles for $47.95, and perfume oils for $49.95.
Book lover coasters
If you thought “the book was better” or you promised yourself “just one more chapter,” this coaster set of four might be for you! Snag this adorable decor for your favorite bibliophile at ARCHd for $42.
Interior design book
This book makes a great addition to any coffee table! Ideal for the friend whose room looks right out of a Pinterest board, Atlanta-based interior designer Melanie Turner inspires with her knack for understated glamour and simplicity. Pick up a copy at Collected for $50!
This glass plant station has a trendy design perfect for the green thumbs (and aspiring green thumbs) in your life! Available in your choice of one or three vases, the propagation station is lightweight and practical for moving around to follow the light as needed. Pick one up for $36-$46 at Stock & Belle!
Puzzles are a criminally underrated activity for a cozy night in, and this double-sided one by PIECEWORK is a favorite! Have twice the fun solving it with friends and family this holiday season. Get it for $42 at City & State.
Mini bud vase
Good things come in small packages! This tiny, 2.75-inch bud vase is ideal for a couple of stems and comes in a calming shade of sea foam. Perfect for a bookshelf or desk! Find it at Arrow Creative for $24.
Sweet wine candle
What could be sweeter than the aroma of bright citrus, black cherry, vanilla, musk, and freesia? Maximize your comfort this holiday season by curling up and burning the Sweet Wine candle, available at Penn Home & Design Co. for $28.
FOR THE PROUD MEMPHIAN
Take a piece of Memphis with you wherever you go when you wear this embroidered tassel bracelet! This subtle accessory comes in multiple colors and designs. Get yours at Pickering Boxwood for $26.
This Christopher Radko Christmas ornament is a nod to the original Peabody Hotel’s Duckmaster, Edward Pembroke. The unique design features a mallard duck wearing the iconic uniform and logo on a top hat. This limited edition decoration is sure to stun on any tree — pick it up at Lansky Bros. for $49!
‘Good things grow here’ sweatshirt
Tiger Lane ‘Saturdays’ candle
A lovely, unexpected gift for Memphis Tigers fans! If you’re looking forward to tailgating season and a University of Memphis win, pick up this hand-poured soy candle with notes of apple, bourbon, and vanilla at New Harbert Candles for $15.
Memphis tailgate apron
Wear this while grilling out at a UofM tailgate — or anytime at all, just to show your spirit! This apron may have a classic vintage look, but it is definitely machine washable (good to know if you do plan on grilling). Get it at Feelin’ Memphis for $42.99.
‘Memphis Kid’ tee
Help the kids in your life show some 901 pride in this precious ‘Memphis Kid’ tee! Gift this London and York shirt to your favorite mini Memphian for $25.
FOR THE HOSTESS
The champagne clutch
This might just be one of the most fun hostess gifts we’ve ever seen! This stylish gold clutch is designed to present the giftee with an entire bottle of champagne — but it also contains a credit card sleeve and can function as an actual clutch. Find it at Dappled in Southaven for $45.99!
Wooden board set
Serve up your appetizers with this versatile piece! Featuring a leather handle and small spreader, this wood board set offers two different shapes and will be a beloved go-to for hobby hostesses. Find the set at Bella Vita for $39!
A perennial favorite hostess gift is a bouquet of fresh-cut seasonal stems, loaded with seasonal greenery and florals. Order your next bouquet for $35 from Everbloom.
If you’d prefer something smaller that comes with a vessel of its own, a mini arrangement from Dainty Florals is a fabulous bet, too — and you can even include a card with your flowers at no additional cost.
Don’t want to show up empty-handed to your next holiday party? Look no further than this cranberry martini craft cocktail kit! The delicious infusions inside include cranberry, lemon, orange, and citrus-infused vegan cane sugar. This crowd-pleaser is only $25 at Falling Into Place.
Faux mini pine place card holder
Help your hostess stay organized and oh-so-festive with pine place card holders! These darling decorations will be the finishing touch at the dinner table. Get a box of four from Southern Avenue Company for $32.
This divided plate is great for nuts, cheeses, pickles, olives, dipping sauces, and more — and the chic wood design makes it as cute as it is functional. Pick one up from Babcock Gifts for $49.50.
Pancake warmer set
Help your brunch-obsessed friends keep pancakes toasty and warm in this adorable ceramic dish! It also comes with a glass syrup pourer — how much cuter does it get?! The set is available at Ultimate Gifts in Southaven for $36. (They have lots of clever sets like this one!)
From fruity to floral, these fun flavors from Strangeways Cordial Mixers are a great hostess gift for holiday parties. They can crack them open right away, or give them pride of place on the bar cart for a later occasion. Find these for $23.99 each at City Silo.
WOMEN’S CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
This “In my Football Era” sweatshirt is perfect for the college student who loves their team, or the Swiftie in your life who recently became a Kansas City Chiefs fan. Find it in gray or black at Indigo for $48.50!
Whether they’re hitting the slopes or headed home for the holidays, help your gal pal do it in style with this Saltburn beanie. Available in various colors, the chunky-knit style and faux fur pom-pom are sure to keep her toasty. Shop it at Oak Hall for $50!
Circle stud earrings
These simple studs are elegant yet still ideal for everyday wear. The earrings are hammered by hand, giving them extra texture, shine, and character. Gift these beauties from Lauren Brook Jewelry for $45.
Barefoot Dreams fingerless gloves
Bundle up with these fingerless gloves from Barefoot Dreams! This brand is known for its cozy, warm, and ultra-soft products, and these gloves are no exception — perfect for layering, or wearing on their own. Pick them up at Dazzle for $24.
A ‘pop of color’ accessory is a must-have all year round, but especially during holiday party season! This electric blue crocodile print clutch from Spruce turns even the most understated outfit into a statement. Currently available for $48!
Wrap your loved ones up in this oversized, checkered print scarf this winter! Made of 100% polyester, the fuzzy feel and fringed edges will keep them warm well beyond the holidays. Find it at Sachi for $42.
If you’re tired of boring stocking stuffers, consider rolling this staple piece up in a bow instead! This lacy cami is great for layering and never goes out of style. Get it for $36 from A Fitting Place.
Perpetually cheerful friends will love the holiday-inspired hats from Janie Rose Boutique in Southaven. The one pictured here is available in both red and green for $36.50.
FOR THE FOODIE
Shotwell Candy Co. offers a customizable caramel gift set for $34.95! Enjoy delectable flavors like chocolate peppermint crunch, hand-crushed espresso, and bourbon and maple pecan (to name a few)!
BBQ gift box
Give the gift of Memphis BBQ! This gift set from The Rendezvous includes one Memphis Original Famous BBQ sauce, one Famous Hot sauce, and two bottles of Famous Dry Seasoning! Get it from Memphis Flavor for $34.95.
Bluff City Toffee gift box
The holiday season is the best time to indulge your sweet tooth! Featuring 8-ounce Milk Chocolate Pecan Toffee, Butter Toffee Popcorn, and Butter Toffee Cookies, this gift box is irresistible. Gift these mouth-watering treats for $40 from Bluff City Toffee.
Jam, sauce, and pickle set
Make someone you love smile with an assortment of jams, sauces, and pickles! Put together a unique set for under $50 from A.Schwab, and prepare to be everyone’s favorite guest this holiday season.
Take-and-bake chocolate chip cookies
Give the gift of a delicious, low-effort treat with a bag of frozen cookie dough balls, ready whenever they are. Deliver them frozen or already baked, depending on the occasion! Find assorted flavors for $17 at Muddy’s Bake Shop.
Honey + pantry gift basket
Shop the sweetest snacks, condiments, and more from local honey retailer Thistle & Bee. Products range anywhere from $3 to $20, so put together a basket under $50 for a real treat!
The Dinstuhl family’s famous brittle makes the perfect holiday gift! Get up to two pounds of your favorite flavor for $45.90 at Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies — check out their in-stock brittle flavors here (but hurry, because they are known to sell out).
GIFTS FOR HIM
This stylish snapback features an embroidered bird and a rope accent. It’s adjustable and makes a wonderful gift for a guy who loves the outdoors — and loves to accessorize. Get it at Oxbeau for $32.
Stay subtly festive in the plaid “back step” shirt from Patagonia. We love the versatility and quality of this piece, and let’s be real — he can never have too many button-downs. Pick this up at Grivet Outdoors for $47.35!
Bourbon barrel-aged coffee
This gift is great for coffee lovers and bourbon lovers alike. Created by aging specialty-grade green coffee in Blue Note Bourbon’s freshly emptied barrels to soak up the delicious “devil’s cut,” and then roasted to perfection, this blend is sure to become a favorite. Get a bag for $25 at Vice & Virtue Coffee.
A Memphis-based thriller
Social has a wide variety of gift items on offer this time of year — including hardback copies of Landing Gear Down by Hudson Brown, a crime fiction based right here in Memphis. The book follows a detective in the Memphis Police Department who is tasked with solving horrific crimes (but he also falls in love along the way). Pick up a copy at Social for $30!
Help keep your girl on the go hydrated with this 40-ounce stainless steel tumbler, covered in glitter. This cup fits most cupholders, is easy to carry around, and keeps drinks cool for hours! Get it at Shop Mucho for $48.
Brightening eye mask set
Pop these cooling gel patches underneath your eyes and feel refreshed instantly. This eye mask by SkinMedica comes in a set of six, so you can use them as stocking stuffers, add them to DIY gift sets, or grace someone lucky with a whole set! Find them at A Beautiful You Medical Spa for $50.
It’s not like a regular bubble bath — it’s a cool bubble bath. Lush’s bubble bath bars come in various holiday shapes and scents, and starting at $8.50 apiece, putting together a set has never been easier! There is a Lush storefront at the Shops of Saddle Creek, along with plenty of other great shopping options.
Lavender lotion and lip salve
Perfect for a self-care night, Los Poblanos offers two of their best-selling lavender products — lotion and a lip salve — in this travel-sized gift set! These multipurpose, all-natural stocking stuffers are sure to spread some holiday cheer. Grab them at Cooper + Young Gallery and Gift Shop for $13.
Buff’s ‘5 Best’ soap set
Gift Buff City from the Bluff City this holiday season! These soaps are gentle on the skin and handmade daily in-store. Pick up their best-selling set of five scents at Buff City Soap for $32.
These short, daily writing prompts make practicing gratitude simple. Take a few minutes out of your day to reflect on the good and watch your life change for the better — we can’t think of a greater gift than that! Get The 5-Minute Gratitude Journal at Novel for $11.99.
These lovely “petite treat” hand cremes from Truffle Pig are only $10 and a lovely addition to any gift basket — or just to keep on hand for last-minute gifts.
Don’t forget about your furry friends! There are lots of great holiday gifts for pets at Hollywood Feed, but this holiday-themed toy multipack is especially cute. It comes in the shape of a stocking and is full of toys for tough chewers. Get it for $19.99 in-store or online.
For even more local gift inspiration, keep an eye on our monthly Memphis FINDS series!