As we continue through the most wonderful time of year, we look to give presents of love and cheer to those who mean the most to us. Giving gifts doesn’t have to be stressful or drain your bank account. We’ve put together a list of 50 gifts, each for less than $50, from our favorite stores found right here in Nashville. Use this list as your go-to holiday gift guide when shopping for loved ones this season (or find a few things for Santa to bring you!). Happy shopping!
50 Under $50: Your 2019 Guide to Affordable Holiday Shopping in Nashville
GIFTS THAT MAKE AN IMPACT
Consider Others First T-Shirt
This holiday season “Consider Others First” with this stylish t-shirt from Project 615. Each purchase of this Project 615 shirt enables local Nashville non-profit, The Bridge, to serve five meals to the homeless in the Nashville community. Head over to any Project 615 location or shop the shirt online for $20.
The Swahili Coast mission is to connect the wonderful artistry and talents of East African artisans with their handcrafted jewelry. Available in a variety of sizes, each beaded bracelet is crafted in a worker-owned cooperative and employees are paid rates above fair trade wages in Tanzania. Plus, 100% of all funds collected go straight to partner bonuses. Get your one of a kind bracelet at Pieces for $16 to 29.
FOR THE HOME
Personalized Tea Towels
A personalized dish towel is a perfect gift — especially when paired with a bottle of wine. Customize a classic white dishtowel at The Paper Place for $22. The turn-around time is three to four days, so be sure to order soon!
This beautiful canvas painting is the perfect holiday work of art for any home. We adore the small, convenient size, festive color, and thoughtful detailing. Plus, each work of art comes with a handcrafted ornament! Find this piece and more from the Tennessee-based artist, Kellie Montana, at Maxi B. Home for $42.
Snuggle up and light this Nest Candle during the chilly holiday nights this season. The signature Nest Candle from Peddler Interiors & Gifts is a heartwarming gift that anyone on your list will be delighted to receive. Get your favorite Nest scent at Peddlers Interiors & Gifts for $43.
These hilarious dishcloths will definitely get a laugh out of anyone this holiday season. Complete with sayings such as, “hold me closer tiny dish rag” and “I don’t want no scrubs,” these cloths will bring a gleaming smile to anyone who has a passion for cleaning. Get these chuckle-worthy dishcloths at Apple and Oak for $16.
Through the cold days of winter, brighten up the room with a potted plant from Gardens of Babylon. An Angel Wing Begonia is the ideal companion for a wintry-home, as it requires little light and likes to avoid the direct mid-day sun. Head over to Gardens of Babylon to pick up a new plant friend for someone on your list (or maybe even for your own home) $24.99.
Add a whimsical flare to any holiday party this season with Lettermade’s cocktail napkins. From iconic women like Oprah, Ina Garten and RBG to holiday sets and fun sayings, any choice you make will be perfect for the hostess or anyone who enjoys entertaining. Get your set of four from the SB Shop for $48.
Moscow mule mugs
Here’s to Christmas cheer and the season of giving! These cheers-worthy Moscow Mule mugs festively hold their favorite liquor and remain in-style all season long. Find the pair at Uncommon James for $34.
FOR THE HOSTESS
Camp craft cocktails
Who doesn’t love a perfectly crafted cocktail? Take the stress out of creating batch holiday cocktails with the Camp Craft Cocktail jar, complete with everything you need (besides your favorite spirit). With premade favorites such as a Hot Toddy and Bloody Mary’s, this gift is one that will keep on giving. Get your Camp Craft Cocktail gift at the new Amelia’s Flower Truck storefront at L&L Marketplace for $24.
Perfect for any wine lover, the Pinot Regrets glass will be the ideal pairing for both white and red wine drinkers alike. Just add their favorite bottle of wine and your gift is complete! Visit Abednego in Germantown to get this stemless wine glass for $20.
In the heart of Paris, Confiture Parisienne is handmade according to rigorous tradition. The original recipes of these exquisite jams are developed by French chefs with a clever balance of fruit and spices and very low sugar. These outstanding jams will make a truly unique gift for all foodies from $17.50 to $39.99 at your favorite local French shop, Little Gourmand.
Pick a plant & a pot
With all of the gifts on your list this season, make your hostess or teacher gift-giving simple. This year, Bates Nursery will be offering a ‘Pick a Plant and a Pot’ station that will allow you to personalize your own wonderful gift! Pick your gift-worthy duo of preselected pots and plants from Bates Nursery for up to $20.
Gus Mayer is known for it’s trendsetting fashions and accessories. However, this holiday season the fashion hot-spot is offering a new treat— toffee and pecan candy tins! In collaboration with Dessert Designs, Gus Mayer packaged everyone’s favorite holiday candies to gift to the ones you care about the most. Pick out your favorite tinned treat at Gus Mayer for $12 to $24.
Coffee gift set
For the coffee-lover in your life, give the Coffee Gift Set to help start their mornings on the right track. Complete with warming brews from Stay Golden Co., an adorable stackable mug set and a bar of premium chocolate, how can you go wrong? Shop this jet-fuel inspired gift set and more at Mayker for $50.
Raise a glass to the holiday tidings and cheer with a glass of Tarlant Champagne. This exquisite champagne is an organically farmed, hand-harvested wine and was rewarded 92 points in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Pour a glass of this exquisite champagne with family and friends during the festive season for $49.99 from Midtown Corkdorks.
FOR THE FOODIE
Give the cheer of the tri-star state with this gift set packed with all of Tennessee’s favorite delicacies. Complete with Olive and Sinclair chocolate, Willa’s shortbread bites, Brittle Brothers treats and Prohibition popcorn, any food-lover will truly be delighted. Head over to Made in TN to snag this Nashville Goodies gift set for $29.95 or customize your own gift basket online!
Christie Cookies are always a gift that anyone will love to receive. This season, pick from select holiday flavors and keep your giftee grinning with these decadent treats. Select your tin online or visit any Christie Cookie Co. location to snag this festive tin with 18 cookies for $46.99.
Give a gift that’s sure to delight anyone on your list, Goo Goo Clusters! Available in a variety of festive tins, these scrumptious candies make the perfect for hostess or ‘just because’ gifts. Pick out your favorite tin from the Goo Goo Shop downtown or online starting at $11.99.
This season, skip the grocery store popcorn tins and give the gift holiday cheer with Marigold Gourmet Popcorn. They’re offering festive flavors including Reindeer Chow and Christmas Vacation (an SB staff favorite) perfect for the hostess. Head over to L&L marketplace to pick up a bag of gourmet popcorn, starting at $5.
FOR THE JEWELRY-LOVER
Simple, dainty necklaces are definitely on-trend this season and we’re loving this initial gold necklace from Living with Landyn‘s flagship store in West Nashville. Get this sparkling initial necklace to add some sparkle to your best gal’s Christmas from for $49.
We love holiday party hopping and curating the perfect look for each gathering. If you’re looking for a new piece that will bring your look together, these precious earrings will do the trick. They’re available in both matte gold or silver. Find these at Stacey Rhodes Boutique for $35.
Stacking bracelets is an easy style-hack that elevates a simple look and brings the outfit to the next level. Tilton Street’s bone stacking bracelet set makes it simple, with a stark color that is guaranteed to go with any look you or your giftee puts together. Gift the set from the SB Shop for $40 (and maybe even add one to the cart for yourself, you won’t regret it).
FOR THE KIDS
Log cabin playset
Build a Christmas village with the red and green hues of White’s Merchantile’s cabin logs! Get your young architect the gift of endless design with these festive logs. Head over to White’s Merchantile to get the cabin log set for $25.
For the young musical prodigy, give a jump start on their newest hit single with this rockin’ toy guitar from the Arcade. The band will be destined to get back together this holiday season with this adorable addition. Head over to the Arcade to get yours for $30.
Personally, we love games and this mind-stimulating option is one that will keep everyone at the table engaged. Similar to dominos, each player aims to create the largest continuous field of one color to win the ultimate bragging rights… until the next time you play. Get your new favorite game at Hey Rooster for $20.
FOR THE BAG-LOVING LADY
Simple and chic, this structured leather clutch is a versatile gift that is ready to hold all the essentials in style. ABLE‘s Martha accordion wallet is a classic, elegant staple that anyone on your list will be happy to receive. Find it at ABLE for $38.
During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a cosmetic case is a staple for anyone’s carry on. The sleek case comes in either black or white and is available at Duet for $38.
For the girl on the go who has everything, we suggest this large clutch from Amelia Styles. Available in two colors, they’ll be able to hold all of their essentials in style. Get yours from Amelia Styles for $40.
FOR THE CHIC TEEN
Lip kits are definitely on trend this holiday season and Private Edition put together two sets that are guaranteed to highlight anyone’s holiday style perfectly. The hardest choice will be deciding between the naughty or nice set. Gift these festive lip sets from Private Edition for $36.
Make sure your nails are holiday-party-ready with this cute set from Draper James. The set comes in a variety of packaging, including this sleek ‘Pretty as a Peach’ set. Find this manicure set for $25 at Draper James or online.
With the cooler weather here to stay, it’s important to take care of your skin and this all-natural Aby Rose Masque will definitely do the trick! Handmade in Nashville, this french green clay mask is perfect for a sleepover activity or to include in a weekly self-care routine. Get this mask from Native + Nomad for $32.
Start 2020 on the right track with this gorgeous Design Works Ink planner. With the new year right around the corner, this gift will definitely help your giftee say on top of everything happening in the upcoming year! Find your favorite planner at The Candle Bar for $22.
Perfected by the team at Onward Reserve, this scent, which features hand-picked notes of amber, cinnamon, myrrh, and coffee is sure to bring anyone into the holiday spirit. Complete with a wooden wick, you’ll be able to gift the signature candle, White Oak from Onward Reserve for $38.
FOR THE SELF-CARE ENTHUSIAST
Everyone needs a good excuse to unwind and what better way than a nice, long bubble bath! Give the gift of relaxation with the Farm Fresh Salt Soak from Sanctuary South. Pick the perfect scent for anyone on your list for $45.
Anyone on your list would be thankful to receive these soothing products from Apropos Day Spa. With a variety of scents and products to choose from, you truly will find something for everyone on your list. Pick a pre-selected set or customize your own at Apropos from $20 to $50.
Complete your weekly self-care routine with the Nash Jones body cleansing bar. This deliciously-scented daily cleanse will keep your skin nourished throughout the harsh winter season. Pick your favorite scent from OAK for $8.
Aveda gift set
Everyone loves saving time in the morning and this blow-dry essentials kit from True Blue Salon will help reduce the amount of time spent on blow drying your hair. Find this set for $38 at True Blue Salon.
Give the gift of the signature smell of the Noelle hotel this season. Contained in a sleek bottle, the well-known scent can be used to freshen up on the way to your latest holiday gathering. Head over to the Keep Shop at Noelle to get yours for $38!
As the ones you love are traveling this season, gift them an easy way to take all of their essentials on the go with the R+Co Big Trip gift set from Harper & Olive. Find this set for $45 at Harper & Olive.
FOR THE HUSBAND, SON, BROTHER OR BEAU
This season, keep their beverage of choice extra hot or cold with the essential Yeti tumbler. Perfect for the guy or gal who is on the go, this tumbler will definitely impress. Find the ideal Yeti tumbler in a variety of colors from Bink’s Outfitters starting at $34.99.
Giving a gift with a personalized touch is always special. Order these handmade leather Clayton & Crume sunglass straps from SB Shop for $32 with any monogram for a practical and sharp guys’ must-have!
For the one who is always on the road traveling, give the tag that will make sure their bag isn’t taken by any other holiday travelers with the ‘this bag is not yours’ tag. Get this from Haymakers & Co. for $26.
Holiday socks gift box
We can say with experience that these Johnston & Murphy sock gift boxes are serious Christmas favorites. Choose three to four pairs of printed socks, varying in price from $14 to $16, for a boxed set that is sure to please. The price of the box depends on the total price of the pairs you select. Have fun selecting from the whimsical designs!
Perfect for whiskey aficionados, the Whiskey Stones from Welcome Home will keep your favorite drink at the perfect temperature, without melting unwanted water into your glass. Head over to Welcome Home in East Nashville to snag this whiskey lover gift for $18.
A Dopp kit makes the perfect travel companion, keeping everything in one place. Made from two-tone canvas and brown vegan leather with interior lining, each bag flattens for easy storage, plus with the option to customize, this gift will surely impress. Get yours at the SB Shop for $49.
FOR THE PUP
During the holiday season, you simply can’t forget your beloved furry friend! These all-natural cranberry treats will keep your best friend engaged and wagging their tail with delight on Christmas morning. Get this from Baxter Bailey & Company for $9.99.
The Tall Tails toy from Wags & Whiskers will keep your best friend’s happy and entertained beyond the holiday season. Visit any Wags & Whiskers locations to snag this perfect gift for your furry friend for $9.99.
FOR THE FINISHING TOUCH
Now that you have all of your gifts, head over to Hester & Cook to get all of your gifts wrapped! Each location offers $5 wrapping including a premium bag, gift tag, tissue paper and topped off with a festive bow!
Happy holidays and happy shopping!