It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas shopping season, with holiday tunes spinning in every store and sparkly displays adorning every window. Here at StyleBlueprint, we want to help make gift buying easier with this handy reference guide to great products at local stores for all the people on your list … women, men, kids, teachers and more. And even better? All of these products ring in at less than $50 each. Happy shopping!
GIFTS FOR WOMEN
These sleek cuffs would look great with almost anything, and they’re sure to please the women on your list. Find them at Sachi for $44 each.
The Grande Bling eyelash curler from Mona Esthetics adds zing to any makeup tray or vanity, plus it’s super-functional, too. Find it for $15.
For a change
These preppy-chic clutches from Brooks Collection are versatile and super-cute for women of all ages. Available for $18-$20 each.
Got a jewelry lover on your list? Head to Chocolat at La Maison Antiques for a fun selection of stylish earrings, like these for $39. The packaging is gorgeous, too.
Eye Like It
These pithy little makeup bags are sure to make someone smile. Head to Gia Marina for this fun stocking stuffer, $18.
The Warm Fuzzies
Tom’s has brought its signature style and comfort to the house shoe. Find these super-warm, snuggly slippers for $49 at Lansky 126.
These pretty little boxes from House are jewels in and of themselves. They also come in two sizes, so you can pick up a pair — small, $36, and medium, $43.
Smooth as Silk
This set of hand creams by Molton Brown of London is a luxurious gift, and the tubes are just the right size for an on-the-go woman. Find them at Joseph for $38.
Fun for a Laugh
Based around some seriously irreverent chickens, Sloane Tanen’s satirical books feature tiny Peep-like chicks photographed in modern settings. Find Hatched! (for women) and Appetite for Detention (for teens) at Driscoll Design & Decoration for $38 each.
Throwback aprons are a great gift for the women in your life who love to cook. Find these fun versions by Carolyn Olivia Dodson-King, available in full and half styles, at Muddy’s Bake Shop. Prices are $30 for half apron, $35 for full.
Aprons by Carolyn Olivia Dodson-King from Muddy’s Bake Shop, $30 for half apron, $35 for full apron
Give Some Shut-Eye
These sleep masks from A Fitting Place are fun and practical for busy women. Plus, they’re just plain cute. Available for $28.
The Padinton rain boot by Bamboo in olive, from More Therapy, makes a stylish statement on a rainy day. $38
GIFTS FOR MEN
These fragrant men’s bathing and shaving products hail from the oldest pharmacy in Italy. Pick some up for the men in your life at Social. Prices are men’s soap, $22; shaving foam, $35; and olive oil soap, $31.
Light It Up
This bright light straps right on to allow its user to work hands-free. Find an array of headlamps at Outdoors Inc. This one is $29.95.
Spice of Life
With witty names and fragrant combinations, these spice blends from Porcellino’s, $10 each, are great for the grillers and cooks on your list, male or female.
On the Go
This S’well take anywhere, go everywhere water bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Find it at Oak Hall for $45.
GIFTS FOR KIDS
Head to The Booksellers at Laurelwood to pick up this fun bedtime read for the little ones on your list. There’s also a Goodnight 30A version for Gulf Coast-loving kids. $19.95
Know any kids who love to experiment in the kitchen? Find this fun, kid-geared cookbook and bakeware at Bazaar: A Crazy Little Food Shop for $24 and $12.50 respectively.
This fuzzy hippo, $15, is sure to make a kiddo happy, and so would a membership to the Memphis Zoo, which also rings in at less than $50 ($45 for an individual membership). It’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.
This Pirate Den play tent from The Village Toymaker is flying off the shelves. Hurry in, and you just might find the Princess version, too. $29.99
GIFTS FOR TEENS
To Dye For
These tie-dye socks would look great with boots … or beat-up Converse. It’s a great stocking stuffer for the teens on your list from Loni’s Fashions, $28 each.
These versatile bags by Kavu come in a variety of patterns and hold a variety of things. Find them at Kinnukan’s for $45.
Gild the “Lilly”
This “charming” necklace by Lilly Pulitzer comes complete with four charms to create unique looks. Pick one up at The Pink Door for $48.
PETS & PET LOVERS
Yum-o for Pets
These Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats are homemade by the participants and staff at the Exceptional
So lifelike you’d swear this furry friend is simply sleeping, not stuffed. It even breathes! With synthetic fur, this “pet” comes with an adoption certificate, collar set, bed and brush, available at Cotton Tails. Perfect for young and young-at-heart animal lovers. $40
Make a dog lover laugh with these cute signs from Hollywood Feed. Available in a variety of sizes, price points and sayings. $5.99 to $14.99
This dog-shaped planter is a whimsical gift for someone who loves pets and plants. Pick it up at The Urban Gardener for $44 (and the cute sign is a bonus at $6!).
These refillable blown glass ink pens by Delish Glass are absolutely delish and make writing a joy. Pick up a few at T Clifton Art Gallery for $18 each.
Spice Things Up
Boxed blends from Penzey’s Spices make a great gift for home chefs of all stripes. Plus, they’re available in a variety of combinations and at a variety of price points, including this Grill & Broil mini set. $15.95
FOR THE HOME
Lights, Camera, Action
These battery-powered, light-up marquee letters are super fun on a shelf. Pick them up in singles or as combos at First Fruit Collection for $33 each.
Bubbly & Fun
These champagne flutes from Lisa Mallory Interior Design are stylish and unique. Pick up one or three for a friend with something to celebrate. $15 each
Each One’s Unique
These handmade snowflakes are created in the South by the artisans at Augusta Training Shop, which employs adults who are mentally and physically challenged. More than 60 versions are available. Look for them at Garden District for $12 and up.
For the avid entertainers on your list, these cocktail coasters ($20) and write-on wine tags ($9) are sure to please. By Moglea, they’re available in Memphis at Hoot + Louise.
Brit McDaniel of Paper & Clay creates these sleek, handmade mugs, $42 each, with utmost attention to detail. Great for even the most discerning homeowners on your list, and available at City & State.
Scent of Home
These stylish diffusers are available in several scents at Market Central, including cedar leaf & lavender, shown. $45 each
With its antique bronze finish, this dainty candle sconce adds understated elegance wherever it hangs. Pick this up at Social Home for $36.
We’re Crackin’ Up
For that person on your list with a love of the outdoors and a great sense of humor, pick up one of these kitschy nutcrackers from Southern Avenue Company. Shown (L to R) are the deer hunter, duck hunter and fisherman. $48 each
By the Expert Herself
Did you know Stephanie Jones, owner of Me & Mrs. Jones in Midtown and Germantown, literally wrote the book on painted furniture? Pick up this informative tome on “upstyling furniture” at either location. It’s a visual treat! $21.99
Life Is Funny
Give the gift of laughter with these cute and quirky tea towels, $11.99 each, by Primitives by Kathy, available at C.J. Lilly & Co. You know, because “chocolate understands.”
LOVE FOR THE 901
In Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories From Just Around the Corner, 19 everyday signs are beautifully captured by painter Rebecca Phillips. Accompanying the artwork and historical photographs is the history behind the signs, as told by the people who experienced it. Pick it up for $38 at South Main Book Juggler, among other Memphis retailers.
These 901-themed coaster sets by Arch’d are practical and fun for the Memphis lovers on your list. Pick up a set for yourself, too, while you’re at Bingham & Broad. $27 for a set of four
Strong Like Memphis
Weighing 4.5 ounces and folding to the size of a small book, these Broad Ave reversible totes, $38 each, are strong (able to hold more than 40 pounds!) and made of a lightweight, recyclable material that’s water- and tear-resistant. Snag one at Falling Into Place.
FOOD & DRINK
Party in a Bottle
This peppy Meomi Nouveau pinot noir comes highly recommended from the wine experts at Buster’s Liquors & Wines, plus its party-ready label is super fun to look at. $19.99
Sweets for the Sweet
J. Louise Craft Chocolates are hand made in small batches, and unique truffles pay homage to Memphis with names like the Summer Avenue (chili pepper), The Peabody (Chambord liqueur) and Blue Suede Shoe (dark chocolate). See all 14 flavors and order online; $24.
Want a stocking stuffer or a fun gift to take to the office? These sports team-themed, gourmet, salted peanuts are available for $6.99 at Happi-Stores, just waiting for you to make someone happy.
Everybody Loves Cheese
Popcorn, cookies, candy — they’re so overdone! For a unique gift, try Tom’s Tiny Kitchen Pimento Cheese. Made right here in Memphis, Tom’s is available at several local retailers (including John’s Pantry) in two flavors, classic and chipotle. Add your favorite box of crackers and a bottle of wine, and you have the recipe for a great gift. $5.99 to $6.99
Sweet & Salty
Based in Crenshaw, MS, this family business is famous for its delicious Southern pecans, including cinnamon-spiced pecans, chocolate praline pecans and many more. Check out Billie’s Pecans and place an order online. $27.95
GIFTS FOR THE CRAFTY … & THE SPORTY
Fancy & Fun
For the artists on your list, these how-to calligraphy project kits by Printable Wisdom include step-by-step instructions and cool project ideas. Find holiday-themed and year-round versions at Ménage Fine Stationery & Gifts for $28.
Spin Some Love
These wooden yarn buddies by Wisconsin-based Sun Valley Fibers (and available at Yarniverse) hold yarn in place and make knitting oh-so easy. The knitters you know will love you for this one. $42
Don’t Sweat It
This No Sweat activewear detergent, $12.49, is specially formulated to remove sweat odors and bacteria. Buy it for a gym lover, and pick up this lululemon towel, $38, while you’re at it. Both are available at Hot Yoga Plus.
No Sweat activewear detergent, $12.49, and lululemon towel, $38, both from Hot Yoga Plus
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