Have no fear, you don’t need to spend a fortune on your friends and family this year to find the perfect gift this holiday season! We’ve put together a list of 50 perfect gifts, all for less than $50, from our favorite stores here in Nashville. Not only will everyone love these gifts, your wallet will certainly thank you as well. We’ve even included a few gifts for the men in your life, so 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!).
FOR THE FASHIONISTA
These bracelets from e. Allen will add just the right amount of sparkle to any holiday ensemble without weighing down your arm. At $45, this set of 5 makes an ideal gift for that one friend who can never have enough jewelry!
Brass and Bone Plane Ring
Elegant and minimal, this statement ring from Nisolo isn’t your average jewelry piece. With a small bone accent on a thin brass plane, it stands out just enough and will complement any other silver or gold jewelry pieces effortlessly. Pick one up for your trendy friend for $48.
Black-and-white plaid and houndstooth patterns combine to make a scarf that really will go with any outfit. Everyone loves receiving something cozy and versatile, so this gift is sure to be a winner with the colder months ahead. Find it, and plenty of other scarves, for $32 at Copper Penny.
Kat Chain Bracelet
Any woman loves a wrist of arm candy, and Judith Bright is stocked with a plethora of jewelry options. Buy one, or mix and match to create a collection. These Kat Chain Bracelets come in rose gold, sterling silver and gold, so pick one up for a stocking gift or as a Secret Santa treat at Judith Bright for $43 each.
Fuzzy and quilted gloves
In classic Nashville fashion, the cold weather has arrived later than expected! But now that lower temps are here, we’re guessing they won’t leave any time soon. Every woman needs a pair of gloves that are versatile and cozy for the winter, and you can find the perfect pair for $14.99 to $39.99 at Elle Gray.
Dainty necklaces are always a hit, and with so many charm options, you truly can’t go wrong. Take the heartfelt route by choosing a symbol that holds meaning for someone, or just pick your favorite! Either way, someone will be lucky to receive such a beautiful necklace. Find them for $40 each at MODA Boutique.
Love Your Melon beanies
Love Your Melon is a company that gives a hat back to a child battling cancer (as if we didn’t already take any excuse to don a cute hat), and Native + Nomad has plenty of colors and styles in stock. This gift will not only be a favorite for the person who receives it, but you can also feel great that your purchase is giving back to those in need. Choose your favorite style for $35 to $48.
Stackable beaded bracelets
The best things about these beaded bracelets is that no combination is off limits! With a variation in texture, color and size, each one is unique. Southern Vintage Market recently came out with these custom pieces, and at $26 each they make the perfect present.
Coming in both classic and fun colors, these watches are a practical yet fashionable find from Germantown boutique Pieces at just $42 to $48. Pick up one of these for that stylish someone on your list that has just about every piece of jewelry imaginable.
FOR THE HOME CONNOISSEUR
Paddywax prism candles
Any space looks complete with pieces adorning the walls, but sometimes a little more dimension is just the touch a room needs. This vase attached to reclaimed wood is just the gift any home décor guru would love to receive! Find this piece for $48 at Vignette.
Small abstract painting
While each of these paintings from MarketPlace Interiors is unique, we especially love the small abstract piece with hints of teals and blues. With subtle cool tones, it would look just stunning in any room. Pick this piece up for your friend that appreciates beautiful art for $42, and find even more paintings that fall under $50 to gift alongside it!
Named after the Greek goddess of the moon, this crystal helps stabilize and balance the emotional body. Sit with the selenite under your feet, and after a few deep breaths, you will feel the energy of the earth while clarity and balance are restored within your body. While you aren’t taking advantage of their healing properties, use them as eye-catching décor. Find them for $15 each at Epiphany Design Studio.
These candles are ideal for that edgy friend of yours. With scents like fireside and orris & amber, along with cool graphics adorning them, they will both make a room smell amazing while adding a touch of décor. And who doesn’t love a good candle? Find one for $35 over at Hemline in Brentwood.
Nativity scene handmade pottery
This pottery piece is a timeless handcrafted gift that will hold its value year after year. Anyone celebrating Christmas is familiar with the nativity scene, and we love this simple alternative to the classic look of a stand-up statue nativity set. Find this for $48 at Raine in Brentwood.
This set of tumblers would be the ideal gift for any newlyweds or an easy Secret Santa option. At just $24, these are sure to be used time and time again! Find them at Posh for $24.
With a variety of colors, these diffusers add an elegant touch to any space while filling the room with delicious scents. Porcelain floral pieces adorn the top, and we especially love that the packaging is elegant enough to forgo the gift wrapping. Find these Chando diffusers for $50 each at Maxi B. Home.
As the art of the handwritten letter is more appreciated than ever, address books are making a comeback. This book will help you keep track of all your friends and help you out when it’s time to send them cards for a special occasion or just a simple handwritten hello. Give this to a gal or guy who is known for sending snail mail. The book is available for $34 at The Paper Place.
You can’t help but want to play some Christmas music, cozy up beside a warm fire and drink a mug of hot chocolate after setting your gaze on these festive works of art. For $45 each at K. McCarthy, these holiday-inspired paintings make decorating for the holidays just a little more fun.
FOR THE HUSBAND, SON, BROTHER OR BEAU
Men’s cashmere scarves
You aren’t the only one who should be staying ahead of the trends this winter! These patterned cashmere scarves from Fabu make the perfect gift for him. Gift both style and comfort with these pieces starting at just $48.
With more than ten million players competing daily online, poker has become much more than a simple hobby that gathers four friends around a table. The game requires an array of skills including technical mastery, the ability to anticipate and synthesize data, a dash of psychology and, of course, a lot of luck. This book holds everything anyone could want to know about the most popular table sport in the world! Find this book for $50 at Absolution.
Grooming essentials kit
Want your man groomed to the nines this holiday season? Don’t miss out on this Olivina Men grooming essentials kit from The Cosmetic Market. This all-inclusive kit truly has it all. With shave prep, beard oil, all-in-one scrub, body wash, conditioning cream and deodorant, it’s a true steal at only $35.
Patterned sock sets
Add a little flair to his buttoned-up outfit with these fun and colorful patterned socks that are both sleek and comfortable. For $38.40, you can get your man a 3-pair set from Johnston & Murphy at their new Mall at Green Hills location. Pick from plenty of patterns to find the perfect look for the holidays!
FOR THE ENTERTAINER
Franciacorta Brut SoloUva
Looking for the perfect wine to give as a gift this year? You’re in luck! When it comes to wine, one (bottle) size fits all. Ideally you know the person’s taste preferences: full-bodied or light, dry or sweet? However, if you don’t have any of that information, this wine that will appeal to all taste buds. SoloUva is made using only grape sugar, producing a truly authentic flavor. For $32.99, pick up a special bottle from Harvest Wine Market. Cheers!
The Breakfast Basket
Breakfast is served! Why go out on a weekend morning for brunch when you can make a gourmet spread in the comfort of your own home? Included in this Breakfast Basket is Sunday Morning Pancake Mix, Williams Honey Farm honey flask, Brother’s pure maple syrup, Green Door Gourmet’s strawberry preserves and coffee. Find this delicious basket of breakfast goodies at Green Door Gourmet for just $50.
The perfect size for serving appetizers, desserts, cocktails or even organizing a kitchen countertop, this acrylic serving tray is sure to be put to good use! And we love that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Find it over at OAK Nashville for just $32, and consider yourself served.
Gonet Medeville champagne
Stop by Midtown Corkdorks (or their Green Hills location) to pick up a gift for any occasion. Get your special someone a bottle of this Gonet Medeville champagne for a romantic night, or surprise your friends by bringing it to their next holiday gathering. Either way, don’t miss your chance to pick up your own bottle of deliciousness for $49.95.
What is one thing served at every holiday party? You guessed it — drinks! So what makes a better hostess gift than custom coasters? At Sew What? Gifts, you can pick up this set of four personalized coasters for only $32. Not only are they adorable, but the custom touch adds a thoughtful element that not every gift promises.
Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
If you’re looking for a unique bourbon, try Coopers’ Craft. Passed through three woods before it’s bottled, its flavor is delectable for bourbon aficionados while remaining approachable for newbies. Find it at your local liquor store for anywhere from $21.99 to $24.99.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner — bring your food out in style on this Christmas platter by Sanctuary South. For $39.50, this cute and clever serving tray will bring a smile to all of your guests’ faces while reminding everyone of the holiday excitement that lies ahead.
Located on charming Bandywood Drive in the heart of Green Hills, Dish Dish Goose offers plenty of hand-painted ceramics, home accessories and gifts. These cute little reindeer ornaments by Patience Brewster caught our eye right away for their quirky look and hand-painted charm. These collectible pieces start at $32 each, and can even stand on their own as décor!
AshBlue currently carries this infusion kit containing everything you need to serve your favorite cocktails with a twist. With an infusion bottle, tasting straw and cocktail booklet, it makes an amazing gift for that one friend that loves to entertain while trying out new recipes. Find it for just $30.
Cheese board and spreader
Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board? The marble combined with gold inlay is sure to make this piece the center of attention! Find the board for $40 at COLOR, along with the spreader for just $9.
What is a Nashville party without Nashville wine? Thanks to City Winery, guests can sip Nashville-inspired wines. The collection includes sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, a red bland and petite sirah. The bottles range from $18 to $26.
FOR YOUR PET
Tall Tails blanket
This Tall Tails red fleece blanket in this stylish dog icon pattern provides comfort and security for your dog. The fleece material allows your pet to nestle and burrow to their heart’s desire, while also acting as a stylish addition to your home that can be used to protect furniture or cover your dog’s bed. Find it over at Spot’s Pet Supply in Green Hills for $18.99.
Stuff your dog’s stocking with holiday toys from Crossroads Pets – just in case Santa forgets! Choose from plenty of charming and festive toys, and your furry friend is sure to be wagging his or her tail all day long. Find these for $8.99 to $10.99 each.
FOR THE FRIEND THAT HAS IT ALL
Plaid Rabbit specializes in unique gifts for children and babies, but this magic wand particularly caught our eye. For only $23, it will turn your tree lights on and off at the click of a button! It would make the ideal present for that one friend who’s way too hard to shop for.
Wearable safety device
Anything to keep your loved ones safe makes a great gift! At the first sign of trouble, press a discreet wearable device and WearSafe will use the power of your smartphone to instantly send trusted friends and family an alert with all the information they need to coordinate help. This is a particularly good find for both runners and outdoor lovers in your life. Pick up one of these devices for just $30 at Fleet Feet Sports.
Sun Potion supplements
Lemon Laine‘s goal is to create a better beauty shopping experience while guiding people to discover their own unique skincare needs. Starting at $25.99, these Sun Potion products will make the perfect gift for any friend. From stress relief to clearer skin, the benefits of these supplements are endless! Stop by Lemon Laine to learn even more about these natural products.
Each of these Moon & Jai smudging kits is infused with high vibrational energy and intention to assist in manifesting your desires. Not only does the Palo Santo smell incredible, but anyone receiving this gift will feel led to consider their goals and manifestations for the new year. Find these kits over at Poppy & Monroe for $45 each.
We all have that one jet-setting friend who never seems to be in town, and these luggage tags with printed gold-foil sayings make a great addition to any suitcase. From “jet, set, go” to “not your bag,” any friend will love adding a touch of style and sass to her travel essentials. Find these for $28 each at Habit‘s downtown Franklin location.
Wine and cheese pairing experience
Experiences often make the best gifts, and Grinder’s Switch Winery‘s wine and cheese pairing proves just that! Wine, cheese and chocolate combine to create a truly memorable tasting. For $24 per person, head to their Marathon Village location for an evening of deliciousness.
FOR THE KIDDOS
The perfect gift for your son, daughter, niece or nephew, these acrobat stackers from Rich Hippies will keep your little ones entertained for hours on end (hopefully leaving you a little time to relax!). For $32 per box, sneak these fun little knick knacks into your kiddo’s stockings.
Paper doll kit
We love anything that involves pushing aside the electronics, and this paper doll kit is such a fun activity for little ones. It includes a moveable paper doll, two perforated sheets of outfits and accessories, 15 mini brads for assembly and one storage envelope. For $31.50 from Hester & Cook, gift this kit your little one, and she’ll be sure to love it!
These Hearne Dry Goods feather earnings are the holiday statement piece that any friend would adore. Toss them on with a simple cashmere sweater, or don them to a holiday party. These earrings must be ordered by December 14 in order to be at your house in time for Christmas! Find these for $35 at SB Shop, and be sure to order by December 14 for delivery before Christmas.
CigarClub.com was co-founded by Jeff Zeiders and Chris Yokley in Mobile, AL to provide both novice and experienced cigar lovers a unique discovery experience, tailored to their individual tastes. Inside each box, you’ll find hand-picked selections from their curated collection along with a welcome note and a sample gift item that changes month to month. The SB Shop is offering a chance to gift a single month’s CigarClub.com box for 3 cigars ($35) or 5 cigars ($50). Additional subscriptions are available, and you can find the details at SB Shop. Order by December 15 so it arrives before Christmas!
NEWLY was started by five friends who identified what they believed to be a serious problem — not enough high-quality consumer goods were being made with recycled content. Too many times the consumer is forced to make a decision between style and sustainability, but not with this brand. This Valencia pitcher makes the perfect present for a friend who loves entertaining, and you can feel great about the decision to purchase such an environmentally friendly gift. Find it for $38 in our very own SB Shop, and order before December 12 for arrival before Christmas.
BKDG Arrow Shirt
This Be Kind Do Good tee donates 100% of its profits to the efforts to help clean up the devastation left behind by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, so you can feel great about gifting it. Pair it with black denim and a patterned bandana to sport a simple yet styled look while spreading some holiday cheer. Find it for $25 at SB Shop, and be sure to order by December 18 for delivery before December 25.
Mission Mercantile flask
Mission Mercantile features products that use 100% full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, and each product is made for many lifetimes, designed to improve with age. This gentleman’s essential is a timeless gift with historical origins. The best man at your wedding, college football fans, professional poker players and countless others have adopted it as a way to transport drinks when the situation requires legal, but more conspicuous means. Find it for $40 at SB Shop, and be sure to order before December 18 for it to arrive in time for Christmas!
Happy holidays and happy shopping!