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 one less than $50, from our favorite local stores. 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 Ultimate Nashville Holiday Gift Guide
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 $30.
The mission of The Swahili Coast is to help the talented artisans of East Africa make a fair and honest wage by bringing their work to the global market. Available in a variety of sizes, each of these beaded bracelets 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 tea towel is a perfect gift — especially when paired with a bottle of wine. Customize a classic white towel 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 evenings of the 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 for $43.
These hilarious dishcloths will 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 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 at Nashville Farmers’ Market to pick up a new plant friend for someone on your list (or maybe even for your own home) for $24.99.
Add a whimsical flair to any holiday party this season with Lettermade’s cocktail napkins. From iconic women like Oprah, Ina Garten, and Ruth Bader Ginburg, 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 SB Shop for $48.
Moscow mule mugs
Here’s to Christmas cheer and the season of giving! These cheers-worthy copper Moscow mule mugs are perfect for a seasonal toast and remain in-style all season long. Find the pair at Uncommon James for $34.
FOR THE HOSTESS
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 and contain a clever balance of fruit, spices and very low sugar. A unique gift for foodies, find the jams ranging 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 offers a ‘Pick a Plant and a Pot’ station that allows customers to personalize their 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 its 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 these favorite holiday candies to make them easy to gift. 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 gift set and more at Mayker for $50.
Take the stress out of creating your own charcuterie plate with this helpful holiday’s classics cheeseboard kit from Murray’s. Each kit comes with everything you need to create a beautiful spread and offers wine pairings for each cheese included in the box! Get your time-saving gift at your local Kroger for $34.99 or add it to your online shopping cart here.
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 with family and friends during the festive season — find it for $49.99 at 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 hit! This season, pick from select holiday flavors and to keep your giftee grinning. Select your tin online or visit either Christie Cookie Co. location to snag a festive tin, starting at $29.39.
Give the perfect Tennessee treat this season: Goo Goo Clusters! Available in a variety of festive tins, these scrumptious candies make the perfect ‘just because’ gifts for a host or hostess. 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 of 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 on-trend this season, and we love this gold initials 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, 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 an 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 SB Shop for $40, and maybe even add one to the cart for yourself!
FOR THE KIDS
Log cabin playset
Build a Christmas village with the red and green hues of White’s Mercantile’s Log Cabin Playset! Get your young architect the gift of endless design with these festive logs. Head over to White’s Mercantile to get the 70-piece log cabin playset for $25.
For the young musical prodigy, give a jump start on their newest hit single with this rockin’ toy banjo from Arcade. The band is destined to get back together this holiday season with this adorable addition. Head over to Arcade Nashville in Hillsboro Village to get yours for $30.
We love playing 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 an elegant staple that anyone on your list will be happy to receive. Find it at ABLE for $30.
During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a durable cosmetic case is a staple for anyone’s bag. This sleek option 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, this will hold all of the essentials and looks fashionable to boot! 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 will perfectly highlight anyone’s holiday style. 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 the playful ‘Pretty as a Peach’ set, pictured. Find this manicure set for $25 at Draper James or online.
With chillier temps, it’s essential to take care of your skin. This all-natural Aby Rose Masque will do the trick! Handmade in Nashville, this French green clay mask is perfect for an at-home spa day or to include in a weekly self-care routine. Get this mask from Native + Nomad for $32.
It’s always important to remember self-care! Your giftee will feel luxurious with this luscious Gardenia handcrafted vegan soap, available at the Amelia’s Flower Truck location at L&L Marketplace. For $8, this gift is an ideal stocking stuffer or the perfect addition to an all-inclusive self-care gift!
Start 2020 off right with this gorgeous Design Works Ink planner. With the new year right around the corner, this gift will definitely help your giftee stay on top of everything happening in the upcoming year. Find your favorite planner at Paddywax Candle Bar for $22.
Perfected by the team at Onward Reserve, this scented candle features hand-picked notes of amber, cinnamon, myrrh and coffee. Complete with a wooden wick, it will conjure the holiday spirit. You can find the signature candle, White Oak, from Onward Reserve for $38.
FOR THE SELF-CARE ENTHUSIAST
Everyone needs a good excuse to unwind. What better way to accomplish that than with a nice, long bubble bath? Give the gift of relaxation with the Farmhouse 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 can find something for everyone on your list. Pick a pre-selected set or customize your own at Apropos, from $20 to $50.
Body cleanse bar
Complete your weekly self-care routine with the Nash Jones body cleansing bar. This deliciously scented daily cleanser 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 you spend 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 familiar 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 with the R+Co Big Trip gift set from Harper & Olive. The kit includes travel-size shampoo, conditioner, styling foam, and hairspray. Find it for $45.
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 those on the go, this tumbler will impress any lucky recipient. Find the ideal 30-ounce Yeti tumbler, in a variety of colors, from Bink’s Outfitters. They start at $34.99.
Giving a gift with a personalized touch is especially thoughtful. Order these handmade leather Clayton & Crume sunglass straps from SB Shop for $32. Add any monogram for a practical and sharp guys’ must-have!
For someone who is always on the road, give the tag that will make sure other holiday travelers don’t take their bag. The tag says it all: ‘This bag is not yours.’ Enough said! Get this from Haymakers & Co. for $26.
Holiday socks gift box
We can say from 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 cost of the box depends on the total amount of pairs you select. Have fun choosing from the whimsical designs!
Perfect for whiskey aficionados, the Whisky Stones from Welcome Home will keep your favorite drink at the ideal 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 SB Shop for $49.
FOR THE PUP
During the holiday season, you can’t forget your beloved furbaby! 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 happy and entertained well beyond the holiday season. Visit any Wags & Whiskers location 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 for all of your gift wrapping needs! Each Hester & Cook location offers $5 wrapping for small gifts, which includes a premium bag, gift tag and tissue paper, and your gifts are topped off with a festive bow!
We hope our Nashville gift guide gets you a few steps closer to finishing your list. Happy holidays and happy shopping!