If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a daunting holiday to-do list, a house in need of decorations or the frenzy of shopping still to be done, take a moment to see what your StyleBlueprint Memphis team has already found for you in our biggest gift list of the year, the SB Holiday Head Start: 50 Gifts Under $50. We have paired quality with an appealing price point in our collection of holiday finds for 2014. Enjoy!

HOME & DECOR

Holiday

A gift of authentic gold, frankincense and myrrh would be a lovely reminder of the first Christmas. Found at The Urban Gardener. $35

Gold, frankincense, and myrrh at the Urban Gardener

Gold, frankincense and myrrh at The Urban Gardener

A handsome Santa is always the perfect gift for the holidays. These Santas are available at Le Fleur. $42.99

Santas at Le Fleur

Holiday Santas at Le Fleur, $42.99  | Image courtesy of Le Fleur

Cheerful holiday pillows brighten any seating area. Found at RSVP. $49.95 with monogram; $34.95 without

Pillows at RSVP

Holiday pillows at RSVP, starting at $34.95 | Image courtesy of RSVP

Form and function

This cozy microchevron throw would be a welcome wintertime gift for anyone! Spotted at RSVP. $36.95

Blanket at RSVP

Cozy throw at RSVP, $36.95 | Image courtesy of RSVP

Blue Moon Bedding has brand new area rugs, runners and mats from Sweden that are made from soft plastic, so they are oh-so-easy to clean! These mats would look great by a back entrance or in a bathroom. $48

Area rugs, runners and mats at Blue Moon Bedding, $48 | Image courtesy of Blue Moon Bedding

Area rugs, runners and mats at Blue Moon Bedding, $48 | Image courtesy of Blue Moon Bedding

Hollywood Feed, known for its line of stylish dog beds, now offers lampshade covers of all sizes in a variety of upbeat patterns. Small, $19.99; medium, $29.99; large, $32.99

Hollywood Feed doggie décor lampshade covers, pictured here from the back to show how they zip on and off; starting at $19.99

Hollywood Feed lampshade covers, pictured here from the back to show how they zip on and off, start at $19.99.

Objets d’art

A modern ceramic menagerie at Chestnut Hall: Together or separately, these animals are charming accessories for bookcases and tabletops. $28 to $42

modern ceramic menagerie. Together or separately, the animals are charming accessories for bookcases and table tops.  $28 to $42

Ceramic menagerie of animals at Chestnut Hall, $28 to $42 | Image courtesy of Chestnut Hall

This brass, dotted wire bowl found at Ray & Baudoin, is an artistic and decorative piece for any table. $43

Brass dot wire bowl at Ray & Baudoin, $43 | Image courtesy of Ray & Baudoin

Brass, dotted wire bowl at Ray & Baudoin, $43 | Image courtesy of Ray & Baudoin

These eye-catching glass decanters come in several shapes and sizes at the Garden District and are topped with colorful, shimmering mineral clusters, elegant when grouped together or as a stand-alone. Starting at $35

Mineral cluster decanters at Garden District

Mineral cluster decanters at Garden District, $35

These whimsical, lucite modern paperweights, in patterns of graphs and musical notes, are available at 20twelve. $36

Modern paperweights at 20twelve,  $36.

Modern paperweights at 20twelve, $36

Pottery

Share the reason for the season with a handcrafted pottery nativity platter by Etta B from Bella Vita. $37

Etta B Pottery Nativity Platter, $37 | Image courtesy of Bella Vita

Etta B Pottery Nativity Platter at Bella Vita, $37 | Image courtesy of Bella Vita

For the bar

The 2015 Letterpress Coaster Calendar set includes 12 monthly letterpress coasters with a bar recipe book of handcrafted cocktails, available at Ménage Fine Stationery & Gifts$21

Cocktail recipe coasters at Menage Fine Stationery & Gifts

Cocktail recipe coasters at Ménage Fine Stationery & Gifts, $21

Vance Kitira makes slate tabletop and bar accessories for modern function. Mix and match with a side of chalk for a personal touch. All combinations are less than $50 and available in the Ryan Patrick Salon boutique. From $3.50 to $24

Vance Kitira at Ryan Patrick, all under $50 | Image courtesy of Ryan Patrick

Vance Kitira at Ryan Patrick, from $3.50 to $24 | Image courtesy of Ryan Patrick

These monogrammed napkins at The Stovall Collection are available in several napkin and ink colors and are wonderful gifts year round. $30 for 50, plus shipping and handling

Personalized napkins at The Stovall Collection, $30 plus s/h for 50 | Image courtesy of The Stovall Collection

Personalized napkins at The Stovall Collection, $30 | Image courtesy of The Stovall Collection

Desk accessories

Do you have a card player on your list? This is the perfect gift: hand-illustrated playing cards and a clever score pad; found at Social. $23

hand-illustrated playing cards and a clever scoring pad; found at Social, $23.

Playing cards and score pad at Social, $23 | Image courtesy of Social

Put a little pep in someone’s work day, study session or laundry list with these gifts: a Kate Spade 112-page spiral notebook and desk set filled to the brim with colorful desk accessories; both available at Mrs. Post. Notebook, $14 and desk set, $36

Kate Spade spiral journal, $14, and ultimate desk set, $36; both at Mrs. Post

Kate Spade spiral journal, $14, and ultimate desk set, $36; both at Mrs. Post | Image courtesy of Mrs. Post

Room fragrances

Everyone loves Votivo holiday room sprays in famous Red Currant, Icy Blue Pine and Joie De Noel; available at Lisa Mallory Linens$14

Votivo holiday room sprays, $14 each at Lisa Mallory Linens | Image courtesy of Lisa Mallory Linens

Votivo holiday room sprays, $14 each at Lisa Mallory Linens | Image courtesy of Lisa Mallory Linens

Scented sachets, drawer liners, room spray, acrylic photo boxes and trays are all great stocking stuffers from Blue Moon Bedding. All items pictured are less than $50.

Sachets at Blue Moon Bedding

Scented sachets, drawer liners, room spray, acrylic photo boxes and trays are all less than $50 at Blue Moon Bedding | Image courtesy of Blue Moon Bedding

Candles and soaps

Beautiful rock crystal votives add instant ambiance to any occasion … a lovely gift idea at Ray & Baudoin. $18 to $35

Rock crystal votives at Ray & Baudoin, $18 and $35 | Image courtesy of Ray & Baudoin

Rock crystal votives at Ray & Baudoin, $18 and $35 | Image courtesy of Ray & Baudoin

These soy wax candles by Aveda have a warm and spicy aroma of certified organic ginger and ginger lily, as well as a burn time of 50+ hours. Found at Pavo Salon.Spa. $40

Soy wax candles by Aveda at Pavo Salon.Spa, $40 | Image courtesy of: Pavo Salon.Spa

Soy wax candles by Aveda at Pavo Salon.Spa, $40 | Image courtesy of Pavo Salon.Spa

Aspen Bay Candles in fabulous scents and nestled in beautiful glass jars make the perfect holiday happy; found at Bella Vita$19 to $39

Aspen Bay Candles in fabulous scents and nestled in beautiful glass jars make the perfect holiday happy, $19 to $39.

Aspen Bay Candles at Bella Vita, $19 to $39 | Image courtesy of Bella Vita

These locally made, hand-poured candles at Spruce are from the Mary Claire White Candle Company. Note: Spruce offers free gift wrapping. $18

Locally made, hand-poured candles, $18 at Spruce | Image courtesy of Spruce

Locally made, hand-poured candles, $18 at Spruce | Image courtesy of Spruce

FASHION

Accessories

Whether someone needs gloves for a special event or simply a decorative touch, these 1960s white kid leather gloves are available at Hoot + Louise in the South Main Arts District. $12

Vintage white gloves at Hoot + Louise, $12

Vintage white gloves at Hoot + Louise, $12

Coin purses from LA in a variety of sparkling colors are an excellent addition for that special holiday evening out. Found at Gild the Lily$33

Coin purses at Gild the Lily, $33 | Image courtesy of Gild the Lily

Coin purses at Gild the Lily, $33 | Image courtesy of Gild the Lily

Cotton tote bags with clever illustrations and quotes make any animal lover smile. Select one from the many at Hollywood Feed$29.99

Animal-lovers' tote bags at Hollywood Feed, $29.99

Animal lovers’ tote bags at Hollywood Feed, $29.99

Add color to someone’s day with Happy Socks, available for men and women in a variety of bright and colorful patterns at Lansky 126$12

Happy Socks at Lansky 126

Happy Socks, $12 at Lansky 126 | Image courtesy of Lansky Bros.

For the person who likes to keep an orderly closet, bootkeepers fit the bill. Found at Sachi. $40

Bootkeepers at Sachi

Bootkeepers at Sachi, $40

Everyone on your list will enjoy a bright silk/wool Pashmina shawl in their best color from Bella Bridesmaids, Memphis. $30

Pashminas at Bella Bridesmaids, $30 | Image courtesy of Bella Bridesmaids, Memphis

Pashminas at Bella Bridesmaids, $30 | Image courtesy of Bella Bridesmaids, Memphis

We spotted a wall of infinity scarves in multiple patterns and colors at More Therapy. $38

Infinity scarves at More Therapy

Infinity scarves at More Therapy, $38

The Life is Good shop in downtown Memphis has an assortment of winter accessories, such as these smart Adora headbands, available in red, dark gray and (not pictured) winter white. $22

Life is Good, Memphis, headbands

Adora headbands, $22 at Life is Good, downtown Memphis

Jewelry

Charm someone with a customized bangle by Alex & Ani, available at Lansky, The Accessories Shop. $24 to $48

Initial bangles at Lansky

Alex & Ani Bangles at Lansky, The Accessories Shop, $24-$48 | Image courtesy of Lansky Bros.

These earrings are from Memphis-based jewelry designer Myrna Halpern’s newest collection. Find Myrna Halpern artisan jewelry at Kittie Kyle. All earrings pictured are $50 or less.

Myrna Halpern earrings at Kittie Kyle

Myrna Halpern earrings at Kittie Kyle, all $50 or less | Image courtesy of Myrna Halpern

Hoot + Louise recently received a new shipment of their popular guitar string bangles, pictured below. $24 each

Hoot + Louise bangles

Bangles at Hoot + Louise, $24 | Photo credit: Hoot + Louise

HEALTH & BEAUTY

For the bath

Aren’t these Molton Brown ornaments filled with bath gel clever? (Joseph has a holiday table filled with many original gifts like this, all for less than $50.) The bath gel ornaments are $15 each.

Molton Brown bath gel ornament at Joseph

Molton Brown bath gel ornament at Joseph, $15

Rue de Marli scented bath salts, soaps, candles and wax sachet tablets are part of the bath and body collection at Social. These bath salts are naturally sun-dried, and provide the same benefits of bathing in a sea loaded with minerals. $14 to $32

Rue de Marli scented bath salts, soaps, candles and wax sachet tablets; from $14 to $32 at Social | Image courtesy of Social

Rue de Marli scented bath salts, soaps, candles and wax sachet tablets; from $14 to $32 at Social | Image courtesy of Social

This luxury sponge, which comes in a charming seashell dish and is infused with Trish’s iconic Sexy 9 blackberry and vanilla musk scent, will cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and soften. Found at Oak Hall$48

Trish McEvoy sponge and shell dish at Oak Hall, $48 | Image courtesy of Oak Hall

Trish McEvoy sponge and shell dish at Oak Hall, $48 | Image courtesy of Oak Hall

If you know anyone who would enjoy recuperating and relaxing after a busy holiday season (isn’t that everyone?!), treat them to an antioxidant OLAVIE chardonnay bubble bath, available at Heather Boutique & Spa. $44

OLAVIE Chardonnay bubble bath, available at Heather Boutique & Spa. $44

OLAVIE chardonnay bubble bath at Heather Boutique & Spa. $44 | Image courtesy of Heather Boutique & Spa

For the lips

Ormedic lip enhancement complex is designed to enhance the appearance and volume of lip contours. Plus it’s paraben-free, ultrahydrating and diminishes fine lines; available at Solutions Medical Center$17

Image for the lips

Ormedic lip enhancement complex at Solutions Medical Center, $17 | Image credit imageskincare.com

Give the gift of lip hydration with Sara Happ’s The Lip Scrub at Joseph, which comes ready to give in a variety of fun holiday boxes. $24

Sara Happ Lip Scrub at Joseph, $24

Sara Happ’s The Lip Scrub at Joseph, $24

Shimmering fragrance

Kai body glow, which has a subtle scent and a bit of shimmer, is a refreshing idea from the Kai collection at Mona Esthetics. $34

Kai body glow at Mona, $34

Kai body glow at Mona Esthetics, $34

Gift sets

Custom Aveda gift sets in three steps: Select any three travel-size items from the travel bar at Rachel’s Salon & Day Spa, add a gift card of any denomination and wrap it up! Less than $50

Aveda custom travel set at Rachel's Salon & Day Spa

Aveda custom travel set at Rachel’s Salon & Day Spa, under $50 | Image courtesy of Rachel’s Salon & Day Spa

DRINKS

Three terrific gift ideas that are less than $50 at the Wine Market are: J. Copinet Brut Grower Champagne, Tullibardine Highland Single Malt Whiskey and Domaine Johan Michel Cornas 2010. $49.99 each

Three terrific gift ideas under $50: J. Copinet Brut Grower Champagne, Tullibardine Highland Single Malt Whiskey, and Domaine Johan Michel Cornas 2010, $49.99 each

J. Copinet Brut Grower Champagne, Tullibardine Highland Single Malt Whiskey and Domaine Johan Michel Cornas 2010; all available at the Wine Market, $49.99 each | Image courtesy of the Wine Market

Locally roasted Delta Morning coffee, roasted just for Chestnut Hall, is sold at a discount during the holidays. It’s a medium to bold blend, making it perfect for the season. $9.95 per 12-ounce bag (usually $14.50)

Locally roasted coffee, Delta Morning, roasted just for Chestnut Hall, is $9.95 per 12 oz. bag during the holidays (usually $14.50).

Locally roasted coffee, Delta Morning, roasted just for Chestnut Hall, is $9.95 per 12-ounce bag | Image courtesy of Chestnut Hall

TECH

Chargers

Whether you’re headed to the coffee shop or across the ocean, organize your chargers in style with these travel cases available at Social$36

Travel pouch at Social

Travel cases for your chargers at Social, $36 | Image courtesy of Social

These fun iPhone 5 chargers look like a string of holiday lights … clever! We found this holiday novelty at The Urban Gardener. $18

Holiday phone phone charger at the Urban Gardener

Holiday phone chargers at The Urban Gardener, $18

Tech sleeves

Dress up tech supplies in wool iPad Air and iPhone 5 sleeves, available in sophisticated colors at 20twelve. iPad sleeve, $45, and iPhone sleeve, $25 

Wool tech covers at 20twelve, iPad sleeve, $45 and iPhone sleeve, $25

Wool tech covers at 20twelve: iPad sleeve, $45, and iPhone sleeve, $25

BOOKS

Assemble a Paris lover’s collection for your favorite world traveler: a Paris Street Style book, a wool Eiffel Tower ornament and a Parisian girl notepad; all at Mrs. Post. Book, $24.95; ornament, $17; Parisian girl notepad, $6

Paris Lover Collection: Paris Street Style Book, $24.95, wool felt Eiffel Tower ornament, $17, and Parisian girl notepad, $6; all available at Mrs. Post

Paris lover’s collection: “Paris Street Style” book, $24.95; wool Eiffel Tower ornament, $17; and Parisian girl notepad, $6; all available at Mrs. Post | Image courtesy of Mrs. Post

MEMPHIS: Sweet, Spicy & A Little Greasy is Wild Abundance Publishing‘s new culinary arts and lifestyle guide chronicling the 2013 ArtsMemphis Culinary Series. This book by Susan Schadt with Annie Bares includes 34 chefs in support of the arts, 70 recipes on 262 pages, and a foreword by Kelly English; photography by Lisa Buser. Purchase at ArtsMemphis or at area boutiques and bookstores. $45

Memphis: Sweet Spicy and A Little Greasy

“MEMPHIS: Sweet, Spicy & A Little Greasy,” $45 at ArtsMemphis | Image courtesy of ArtsMemphis

Cookbook author and mother of two, Jennifer Chandler, helps make emergency drive-thru food runs a thing of the past with organizational tips, shopping suggestions and guidelines for making your kitchen work for you, all in her newest cookbook, The Southern Pantry, with photography by Justin Fox Burks; available at Booksellers at Laurelwood. $26.99

The Southern Pantry Cookbook

“The Southern Pantry,” $26.99 from Booksellers at Laurelwood | Image credit: Booksellers at Laurelwood

Memphis author and chef Perre Coleman Magness shares her recipes for the quintessential Southern fare in Pimento Cheese, The Cookbook with the same vibrant flair she is known for on her food blog, The Runaway Spoon. $21.99

Pimento Cheese cookbook

“Pimento Cheese, The Cookbook,” from Booksellers at Laurelwood, $21.99 | Image credit: Booksellers at Laurelwood

 

We hope this shopping list has sparked an idea or two. Remember to shop locally for all of the people on your Christmas list!

And now that you have the SB Holiday Head Start shopping list, you’ll have more time to spend with family and friends at holiday events! Wondering what to do? Check out our ongoing Happenings, where you’ll find many options for the Christmas season that you won’t want to miss! And if you have a Happening to submit, please do so here: cdn.styleblueprint.com/happenings-submission.