No matter how you celebrate this year, the holidays will continue to feature the annual standbys: good food, awkward conversations with relatives … and our annual holiday gift guide. More than ever, it is important to shop local. Nashville businesses make things simple with online ordering, curbside pickup and safe in-person shopping. From a handwritten note that says ‘I love you’ to a one-of-a-kind ornament, there are plenty of ways to spread holiday cheer — and these 50 ways are all under $50.

50 Under $50: Your Ultimate Nashville Holiday Gift Guide

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

Custom bandana 

Because we want to cover our mouths and stay stylish, bandanas have become a wardrobe staple. Made by Otis James for Noelle, this bandana belongs under the tree this year. Find it (and so many more gifts) for $45 at Keep Shop in the Noelle or online.

Custom Noelle bandana at Keep Shop

Custom Noelle bandana, $45, at Keep Shop | Image: Keep Shop

Scarf 

‘Tis the season to bundle up! Scarves remain a go-to gift that never disappoints. Buy this scarf and check your cousin, mother, sister or friend off your shopping list. Snag the style for $48 at e.Allen, or visit their online store to shop.

Nashville gift guide: Scarf at e.Allen

Scarf, $48, at e.Allen | Image: e.Allen

Hiking socks 

Skiers, hikers, bikers and runners have fallen head over heels for Darn Tough socks. Made in Vermont, the socks are comfortable and durable for every kind of activity. Any hiker would be delighted to find these in their holiday stocking. Snag a pair for $22 at Fleet Feet.

Hiking socks at Fleet Feet

Hiking socks, $22, at Fleet Feet | Image: Fleet Feet

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Hat

Hats are the accessory that fashion girls can never really get enough of. Help them better their collection with this Havana Nights hat from SVM Boutique. A timeless style with a classic leather band ensures they’ll wear it with just about everything. Find it online and in-store for $42.

Hat at SVM Boutique

Hat, $42, at SVM Boutique | Image: SVM Boutique

Fashion socks 

When hunting for stocking stuffers for the men in our lives, we always turn to the sock selection at Johnston & Murphy. Any sock-wearing Nashvillian can appreciate these guitar socks. Find these for $16.

Nashville gift guide: Guitar socks at Johnston & Murphy

Guitar socks, $16, at Johnston & Murphy | Image: Johnston & Murphy

Knit cap

Guys and gals will recognize the style and practicality of this knit cap. Made in the U.S. and proudly boasting the logo of imogene + willie, it’s a gift any Nashvillian will look forward to wearing during the colder months. Find it online or in their 12 South store for $36.

Knit cap at imogene + willie

Knit cap, $36, at imogene + willie | Image: imogene + willie

Luggage tag

Here’s hoping we can travel freely again in 2021. This luggage tag is both functional and fashionable. Made with high-quality goatskin leather, the bold pink color will help your recipient easily identify their bag. Find it online or in-store at Epergne for $35.

Pink luggage tag at Epergne

Luggage tag, $35, at Epergne | Image: Epergne

EDIBLE ITEMS

Peppermint bark

Each year, we look forward to overindulging on Olive & Sinclair’s peppermint bark. Dark chocolate and buttermilk white chocolate are layered and topped with hand-pulled, all-natural peppermint candies. Yum! A container is $19.99 in-store and online.

Nashville gift guide: Peppermint bark at Olive & Sinclair

Peppermint bark, $19.99, at Olive & Sinclair | Image: Olive & Sinclair

Cocoa mix 

Cozy up with a cup of rich, chocolatey goodness. In addition to the expected cocoa powder and sugar, Bang Candy Company’s cocoa mix includes a dash of cardamom to give the sweet drink a touch of spice. Shop Bang Candy’s hot chocolate mix ($15) and homemade marshmallows (starting at $6) at their Marathon Village store, online or through Batch.

Cocoa mix at Bang Candy Company

Cocoa mix, $15, at Bang Candy Company | Image: Batch

Tea 

Those who prefer tea to hot cocoa and coffee will enjoy this fragrant, spicy chai tea with a kick of cinnamon. Plus, the tea bags are non-toxic and biodegradable. Pair this gift with a bouquet of flowers from Amelia’s Flowers. Their blooms and gifts, including the tea ($15.99), are available online and in their storefront at L&L Marketplace.

Nashville gift guide: Tea at Amelia's Flowers

Tea, $15.99, at Amelia’s Flowers | Image: Amelia’s Flowers

Goo Goo Clusters

Give a classic taste of Music City this holiday season with Goo Goo Clusters. The beautiful snowflake tin includes six original, six pecan and six peanut butter Clusters. Yum! Find the set for $48 at SB Shop.

Birmingham holiday gift guide: Goo goo clusters tin

Goo Goo Clusters tin, $48, from SB Shop

HOME

Candleholder

Entertainers will welcome a beautiful new way to elevate their tablescapes with these blush candlestick holders. Buy one or purchase multiples and pick out candlesticks in a cool color to go with them. Ranging from $45-$55, find them in multiple sizes at FLWR Shop in Belle Meade or online.

Nashville gift guide: Candleholder at FLWR Shop

Candlestick holders, $45-$55, at FLWR Shop | Image: FLWR Shop

Wine tags 

Wine tags make a smart stocking stuffer that will always come in handy. Grab an extra set and keep them on hand for your next wine night. A pack of eight includes two of each saying: Liquid Therapy For ____, Property Of ____, Keep Full For ______, and If Found, Refill & Return To ____. Find these at AshBlue or online for $10.

Wine tags at AshBlue

Wine tags, $10, at AshBlue | Image: AshBlue

Star ornament 

This Bethlehem star ornament from Houston-based artist Barbara Biel will shine brightly on any tree. Gift the handmade ornament to someone who will enjoy its beauty each holiday season. Duke’s General Store, located inside White Bridge Auto Wash, is a goldmine of gifts, so be prepared to shop while you await a clean car!

Nashville gift guide: Ornament at Duke’s General Store

Ornament, $36, at Duke’s General Store | Image: Duke’s General Store

Vintage poster 

Give the gift of kitsch and nostalgia with this poster from Hatch Show Print’s vintage series. At one time promoting — and today commemorating — Elvis’s weekend line-up in Jacksonville, FL, way back in 1955, this poster is a stellar gift idea for the music purist on your gift list. It is available online for $25.

Vintage Elvis concert poster at Hatch Show Print

Vintage Elvis concert poster, $25, at Hatch Show Print | Image: Hatch Show Print

Market bag

Shopping just got more stylish with this market bag. Ideal for errands or a trip to the farmers’ market, the bag can carry everything from produce to products. Find it at Sage Refill Market for $10, and stock up on beauty and kitchen goods during your visit. These make great stocking stuffers for adult kids!

Nashville gift guide: Market bag at Sage Refill Market

Market bag, $10, at Sage Refill Market | Image: Sage Refill Market

Rainbow ornament 

Give this as a stand-alone gift, or tie it to a bigger present as a gift tag. The handmade ornament symbolizes peace and promise. Support Handmade Studio TN and buy this gift for $24 from their online store.

Ornament at Handmade Studio

Ornament, $24, at Handmade Studio | Image: Handmade Studio

Winter placemats

Setting the table, using nice napkins, and opening a good bottle of wine are all ways to make dinner in feel as special as dinner out. These playful placemats from Hester & Cook might be the special touch all of our tables need this season! Find them for $29 in stores and online.

Nashville gift guide: Placemats at Hester & Cook

Placemats, $29, at Hester & Cook | Image: Hester & Cook

Focus candle

Give the gift of focus! The holiday season is full of distractions, but this candle gives a good reminder to slow down and focus on what is important. Ranging from $14-$25 depending on size, this all-natural candle, with clary sage, lavender and chamomile, is available at The Clarity Shop.

Candle at The Clarity Shop

Candle, $14-$25, at The Clarity Shop | Image: The Clarity Shop

Art 

XPayne’s works reference past and contemporary influences and feature colorful depictions of culture. The “Temptations Forever” print immediately made us smile, and we think it would make a groovy gift. Buy it framed for $26 (originally $51.99) on Society6.

Art by XPayne Art

Art, $26, by XPayne Art | Image: Society6

Party cups 

A local graphic design studio known for paper goods and invitations, Tenn Hens created a handful of home goods featuring their hand-drawn designs. The Holly Jolly Nutcracker cups are colorful, shatterproof, and dishwasher safe — all for $20 on their site.

Nashville gift guide: Cups (set of six) at Tenn Hens

Cups (set of six), $20, at Tenn Hens | Image: Tenn Hens

Candle snuffer 

We think a candle snuffer would look nice on a mantle next to a new candle. Stuff it in a stocking, or gift it with a Paddywax candle. Either way, it’s a simple gift they aren’t likely to get from anyone else. Find it at Paddywax for $15.

Candle snuffer at Paddywax

Candle snuffer, $15, at Paddywax | Image: Paddywax

Gold corkscrew

Wine is our go-to hostess gift, but we are keeping a few of these gold corkscrews on hand to give, as well. The gold-plated, double-hinged-arm corkscrew is a small-but-mighty holiday present. Find it at the Living With Landyn Store for $24.

Nashville gift guide: Corkscrew at Living With Landyn

Corkscrew, $24, at Living With Landyn | Image: Living With Landyn

KIDS

Temporary tattoos 

Love & Lion takes temporary tattoos to a new level, and these glow-in-the-dark tattoos are out of this world. We have already ordered a few sheets to use as stocking stuffers. Before you check out, explore the other styles. Each sheet comes with seven temporary tattoos for $5.

Nashville gift guide: Tattoo pack at Love & Lion

Tattoo pack, $5, at Love & Lion | Image: Love & Lion

Le Petit Chef set 

If you have a budding chef in your life, gift them this starter set from Le Petit Chef. The set includes a finger guard, a kitchen knife and a peeler — all safe for young’ns. Find this gift at Coutelier for $50.

Chef set at Coutelier

Chef set, $50, at Coutelier | Image: Le Petit Chef

Dino glasses

Snack time just got a lot more fun! Give these to your favorite little person who has a thing for dinosaurs. Each one in the set of four features a different creature ensuring excitement with every sip. Swing by to shop and pick up the glass pack for $36, or shop online.

Dino glasses at Arcade

Dino glasses, $36, at Arcade | Image: Arcade

Tooth Fairy kit

When little ones lose their teeth, the Tooth Fairy will arrive shortly thereafter. Fuel the anticipation of this special visitor with this Tooth Fairy kit, which comes with a well-dressed mouse wearing a backpack ready to store lost teeth along with a matchbox and a metal heart-shaped tooth box. Find this mouse for $32 at Epergne and online.

Nashville gift guide: Tooth Fairy box at Epergne

Tooth Fairy box, $32, at Epergne | Image: Epergne

Pacifier and mini clip 

This gift is as much for the little one as it is their adult. January Moon sells beautiful pacifiers (who knew that was a thing), and the accompanying pacifier clip keeps it from hitting the ground. Buy both for $34 total at January Moon.

Pacifier and clip at January Moon

Pacifier, $8, and clip, $26, at January Moon | Image: January Moon

Little Legends Alphabet

Introduce your little ones to legends like Stevie Wonder, Malala Yousafzai, Louis Braille and Anne Frank with this book. What an excellent way to learn a little bit of history and the ABCs. The Little Legends and Country Legends books are available at White’s Mercantile for $24.95.

Nashville gift guide: Little Legends Alphabet at White's Mercantile

Little Legends Alphabet, $24.95, at White’s Mercantile | Image: Little Legends

Cosmetic bag

Put kids in charge of their own packing, and make it easy with this cosmetic bag that has enough space to hold a growing collection of bath and beauty products. Find this for $40 (and more tween-appropriate gifts) at Perfectly Plaid and online.

Cosmetic bag at Perfectly Plaid

Cosmetic bag, $40, at Perfectly Plaid | Image: Perfectly Plaid

BOOKS

The Life of Dolly Parton

Who doesn’t love Dolly? This book celebrates her remarkable life and music career. She tells her life story while highlighting 175 of her songs and sharing previously unpublished images from her personal and business archives. Snag this treasure for $50 at Parnassus Books.

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics at Parnassus Books

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, $50, at Parnassus Books | Image: Parnassus Books

The Immigrant Cookbook

In addition to their leather goods collection, Nisolo introduced The Ethical Marketplace to showcase products from like-minded brands. In addition to fashion accessories, home goods, and kitchenware, you will find The Immigrant Cookbook, which celebrates the “many ethnic groups that have contributed to America’s vibrant food culture.” Beautiful photos and recipes by renowned chefs from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe fill this book’s pages. Find it for $35.

The Immigrant Cookbook at Nisolo

The Immigrant Cookbook, $35, at Nisolo | Image: Nisolo

Garden-focused cookbook

Many of us have discovered our green thumbs this year, and those who garden will take advantage of the 100 garden-focused recipes in this book. Additionally, explore how top chefs utilize ingredients from their garden. The must-have book is available for $40 at the Happily Grey store and online.

Nashville gift guide: The Garden Chef at Happily Grey

The Garden Chef, $40, at Happily Grey | Image: Happily Grey

Datebook

Hopefully, 2021 will allow more opportunities for travel and celebrations with loved ones. Your giftee can plan ahead with this datebook by Julia Rothman. As they keep track of their obligations, they can thumb through the pages of illustrated information, how-tos, and advice designed for fans of nature and art. Discover the book at The Bookshop for $19.99.

Julia Rothman: Farm, Food, Nature Engagement Calendar 2021 at The Bookshop

Julia Rothman: Farm, Food, Nature Engagement Calendar 2021, $19.99, at The Bookshop | Image: The Bookshop

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Bath salts

Give the gift of softer skin with these artisan bath salts. Available in three blends, the salts help moisturize and heal (coconut), reduce inflammation and improve circulation (mud), and detoxify (salt). The salts are available in two sizes for $10-$30 at Gilchrist & Gilchrist.

Nashville gift guide: Bath salt at Gilchrist & Gilchrist

Bath salt, $10-$30, at Gilchrist & Gilchrist | Image: Gilchrist & Gilchrist

Massage balls 

Your body may be noticing fewer massages this year. Help alleviate stress and tension with these massage balls that enhance joint movement, relieve pain, increase circulation and calm the nervous system. They are almost as good as the real thing. The trio is available for $28 at Longevity Boutique and online.

Nashville gift guide: Massage ball trio at Longevity Boutique

Massage ball trio, $28, at Longevity Boutique | Image: Longevity Boutique

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Hand cream

Alba 1913’s galenic daily formula moisturizes and nourishes hands while building a protective shield against environmental stressors. We could all use a daily squeeze of this stuff! Stock up on this hand cream for $18 at The Cosmetic Market (also available online).

Hand cream at The Cosmetic Market

Hand cream, $18, at The Cosmetic Market | Image: The Cosmetic Market

Eye mask 

Many sleepers have had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep this year. Give the gift of a good night’s rest with a silky soft eye mask from H. Audrey. The $38 eye mask is 100% silk and gentle on the skin. Who’s ready for bed?

Nashville gift guide: Eye mask at H. Audrey

Eye mask, $38, at H. Audrey | Image: H. Audrey

Lash tinting

The impact that lash tinting can have on the eyes’ appearance is indisputable. This holiday season, gift someone beautiful, enhanced eyelashes with a lash tinting session from Wax Pot Studio. The simple session yields impactful results that last long after the holidays. Get a lash tinting for $30.

Lash tinting at Wax Pot Studio

Lash tinting, $30, at Wax Pot Studio | Image: Wax Pot Studio

Skincare set 

Little Seed Farm’s elasticity serum is a favorite for all skincare needs! Gift a skincare routine that will brighten and detox skin, and pair the serum with a rose quartz facial roller for a gift that keeps on giving. Shop the gift set for $39.99 (reg. $49.99) online.

Nashville gift guide: Face roller set at Little Seed Farm

Face roller set, $39.99, at Little Seed Farm | Image: Little Seed Farm

Toiletry pouch

Perfect for the busy college student in your life, this zipper-top pouch easily fits makeup, accessories and toiletries. Customize it with your recipient’s sorority letters and fill it with her favorite products for an extra personal touch. Find it for $39 at SB Shop.

Large waffle bag from SB Shop

Large waffle pouch, $39, from SB Shop

Nutritive luxury gift set

Give the gift of stunning locks this holiday season with this luxury gift set, which includes a night hair serum and hair oil, both of which work to nourish dry hair. The result is stronger, shinier, softer hair. Find the set for $49.50 at Style House Salon.

Luxury gift set for hair at Style House Salon

Luxury gift set for hair, $49.50, at Style House Salon | Image: Style House Salon

Face masks 

KNC Beauty masks deliver hydration and glow. This three-pack of bio-cellulose face masks hydrates, brightens and soothes. The Big Drip is enriched with naturally hydrating extracts, the Big Glo is full of naturally restorative, moisture-boosting extracts, and the Big Chill calms and soothes to reduce redness and irritation. Grab all three for $28 at Lemon Laine.

Nashville gift guide: KNC Beauty Big Set Face Masks at Lemon Laine

KNC Beauty Big Set Face Masks, $28, at Lemon Laine | Image: KNC Beauty

Hydrating hair masque

Innersense’s mask is packed with moisturizing shea butter and monoi oil, and it conditions and restores hair without weighing it down. Product junkies will appreciate its natural, non-toxic ingredients and how well it works. We discovered the product at Pure Sweat Sauna Studio. Treat yourself to a sweat, and grab a tube of this for $30 on the way out.

Hydrating hair masque at Pure Sweat Sauna Studio

Hydrating hair masque, $30, at Pure Sweat Sauna Studio | Image: Innersense Organic Beauty

JEWELRY

Paperclip bracelet 

Simple gold jewelry is great for the gal who has it all. This skinny paperclip bracelet can be worn alone or layered with other pieces. It is one of the only pieces available for $50 at Moda Nashville, so don’t let this one slip through your fingers!

Nashville gift guide: Bracelet at Moda Nashville

Bracelet, $50, at Moda Nashville | Image: Moda Nashville

Mini hoops 

These are the perfect-sized hoops for everyday wear. Judith Bright’s mini hoops come in gold, sterling silver or rose gold for $33. Plus, you can add a stone accent piece for a pop of color for an extra $20. Snag a pair of these from one of Judith Bright’s Nashville-area locations or shop online.

Earrings at Judith Bright

Earrings, $33, at Judith Bright | Image: Judith Bright

Stacking ring 

Dainty ring stacks work as everyday jewelry or paired with bigger pieces for a special occasion look. Give this petite stacking ring by Christina Kober to a lucky someone on your list. It is available for $48 at Consider the Wldflwrs and online.

Nashville gift guide: Ring at Consider the Wldflwrs

Ring, $48, at Consider the Wldflwrs | Image: Consider the Wldflwrs

Long necklace 

You don’t have to spend a fortune on stylish accessories. This pearl and coin combination necklace makes a statement, and at $45, it’s totally affordable. Shop the piece at The French Shoppe or online.

Pearls and coins long necklace at The French Shoppe

Necklace, $45, at The French Shoppe | Image: The French Shoppe

Hoop studs

A contemporary alternative to the classic hoop style, these earrings are a holiday must-have. Choose from sterling silver or gold, and grab an extra pair for your jewelry box. Find them in Clemmie Jewelry’s Etsy shop for $40-$45.

Nashville gift guide: Earrings by Clemmie Jewelry

Earrings, $40-$45, by Clemmie Jewelry | Image: Clemmie Jewelry

Jewelry holder 

Jewelry wearers need a place to store their bracelets and rings. These handmade concrete holders are stylish enough to keep on display. They are sold as a set and come in black, white, black and white, grey and white, or marble for $36. Shop online.

Jewelry holder set at Tenn Prairie

Jewelry holder set, $36, at Tenn Prairie | Image: Tenn Prairie

Here’s to supporting local and affordable gift ideas. Happy holidays!

*Update: an item was inadvertently left on here that was over $50 as our first item. Our apologies. This has now been removed.

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