With Christmas only a week away, our to-do list is dwindling. We found 50 gifts under $50, we rounded up hostess gifts perfect for the holidays, convinced local chefs to share their favorite holiday recipes and even learned tips for creating the ultimate holiday shindig. Now it’s time to choose something worthy of the special someones in our life. We have more than a few ideas for gift giving that you are sure to love — even if you are simply shopping for yourself. Don’t let the price tag on these items scare you away; they are well worth the price.
Sol Mate sunglasses
Barton Perreira never fails to have a luxe collection of glasses to covet. These beauties are no exception. The question is not whether or not to buy; the question is which color do we love most. Decide which of the Sol Mate frames are meant to be your soul mate, and pick them up at Barton Perreira for $660.
After all, you know the saying – diamonds are a girl’s best friend! These three necklaces paired together look quite stunning, but one would be just as beautiful on its own. With a variety of carats and points, these 14-karat gold pieces range in price from $1,325 to $1,975. Find your perfect match over at Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry, and know that the lucky receiver will pass this on for generations to come.
Add a touch of platinum to your holiday ensembles. At Ceri Hoover‘s flagship store in 12South, find the well-loved Cecelia heel in platinum. You will wear these well past the holidays as they pair with everything from jeans to dresses. Snag your size for $365.
Gold minimal lamp
This lamp makes a statement without drawing too much attention. With geometric accents softened by a simple lampshade, it would make an ideal gift for any room in the house. Find it at Ashley Meier Linens | Interiors for $336.
Leather hide boxes
These boxes adorned with bronze beetle ornaments make stunning décor for any coffee table. Whether you’re looking for a simple statement piece or an actual container for trinkets, these are a lovely find and come in all shapes and sizes. Pick one up over at Pierce & Company. Pricing starts at $350.
Antique bar set
Bartenders and entertainers alike would be more than ecstatic to receive this four-piece antique bar tool set. From the 1940s or 1950s, the set, including a corkscrew, bottle opener, garnish knife and can punch, is made with silverplate and stag. Find this set at Corzine & Co. for $550.
Gold leaf candelabra
Looking for romance and the ultimate in luxurious candlelight? This 6-arm Isadora candelabra in gold leaf can be found on Ironware‘s website, Chemin De Fer. Find it for $1,190, and place it at the center of your holiday table.
Custom Rose Zircon ring
This beautiful ring is set with a 16.30 carat Rose Zircon, and surrounded diamonds set with yellow gold prongs to complement the color of the Zircon. It is designed and handmade by E.J. Sain‘s in-house ring designer, Tim Stammen. Find it for $29,500.00, or design your own piece!
This luxurious necklace is hand-forged of mixed metal. Made up of sterling silver and bronze, it’s a unique piece that will add a wow-factor to any ensemble. Find it for $1,190 at Margaret Ellis Jewelry.
Nashvillians know that the weather is nothing other than unpredictable. One day brings sunny skies and higher temperatures and the next brings the frigid cold and no sign of sun. Because of this, we have become experts at layering. When we spotted this cashmere jacket, we knew we had to have it. Heavy enough to keep you warm, yet light enough to pair with heavier sweaters and jackets, it can be worn a million ways. Find it at Oak Hall for $945.
This rare 1920s piece is quintessential Art Deco at its finest. Hand fabricated, this delicately hand-engraved platinum brooch features twenty-five (.50 ctw) European-cut diamonds, accented by four cornflower blue French-cut sapphires. The intricate filigree piece exemplifies a timeless era in jewelry design. Find this stunning brooch at Belle Meade Jewelry & Repair for $6,850.
This faux-fur throw will keep you cozy all winter long! We’re dying to bundle up by a fire wrapped in one of these. Pictured in ivory, it also comes in blonde mink and mahogany. Find it for $398 at Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike.
Antique bronze chandelier with crystal prisms
Light up your home with this stunning chandelier that dates back to the 1920s. The fixture was originally salvaged from a home on Woodland Street in East Nashville. Draped in beaded garland and outfitted with pendalogue prisms, the chandelier is undeniably luxurious. It would make a dazzling addition to any room in the home. Find this spectacular piece at Preservation Station for $3,800.
This fur ottoman would go with any color palette, and it’s a great addition to the home for these upcoming colder months. It could even act as an impromptu seat when there are a few too many guests in town for the holidays! Pick it up for $275 at Merridian Home Furnishings.
Welcome your guests in style! This holiday wreath adorned with pine cones and cotton would look lovely on any front door. Rebel Hill Florist has plenty of options, but you can find this one for $99.95.
Grand Nest candle
Fill your home with the aroma of birchwood pine with the help of a Nest candle. The birchwood candle in the grand size burns for approximately 350 hours, and once the candle has seen its last light, the glass holder makes for a lovely piece to use as décor. This beloved brand is sold at Absolution and Private Edition. We found the grand size at Private Edition for $250 (additional sizes available).
Wooden carved lamp
Lamps can be difficult to gift, but this wooden carved lamp with an iron base is sure to please any décor lover. It’s a true one-of-a-kind, artisanal piece that would look lovely in any room. Find it for $295 at TWO for Home.
Vintage lounge chair
Constructed from a gold-toned metal, this lounge chair features a sunburst design and is on a swivel. Make the lounge chair in vintage Modernist design a statement piece in your home for $875 at Sara Ray Interior Design.
Give your four-legged friend something special this year. This cozy sweater from Winston Dog is as chic as it is warm. Paired with a bone, this sweater will make the perfect Christmas gift for any pup. Find it in various sizes for $67.
This silver trophy can provide a finishing touch to any vignette. Any VIP in your life would be thrilled to add this to their collection of prized antiques. Pick this piece up at R. Higgins Interiors for $500.
Rhapsody Spa massage
Rhapsody Spa offers many relaxing services, but their “This Massage Rocks” treatment is 80 minutes of pure heaven. With the best of aromatherapy combined with heated river stones, this massage will unwind all of your tight muscles and restore the body to its full potential. This makes an ideal gift for that friend of yours who’s always stressed. Purchase a gift card for $179, and let her know about this incredible treatment.
The ultimate in last-minute holiday décor would be purchasing this fully decorated Christmas tree! Adorned with icicles, red poppies, silver bells and a huge custom ribbon topper, it’s truly the quintessential tree. This tree would go for up to $4,000 once each element is accounted for, but you can also purchase individual pieces, so give Flower Mart a call if you’re interested.
2-by-3-feet vintage Turkish rugs
This is just a portion of the 500 vintage Turkish Yastic rugs in 2-by-3 feet that Nashville Rug Gallery currently has in stock. At $115, one makes a fun yet unexpected item to gift. And it can be used as a bathroom rug or a small accent in any room. Find rugs in all patterns, and rest assured that your gift will be the most unusual one they receive this year!
Ring in the new year with some serious training at these local boutique fitness studios.
Get a high-intensity, full-body workout at Iron Tribe (call for pricing information), Fit for You (personal training sessions for $300 to $600), Marathon Fitness (15-class pack for $275) and Orangetheory (call for pricing information regarding packages for Franklin, Midtown, Brentwood and Green Hills locations). Studio Novo also offers a full-body workout and plenty of package options, including their Six-Month Unlimited Contract at $210 per month. Another type of workout, Pure Barre is offering yearly, six-month and monthly plans, while also offering gift cards, perfect for a friend looking for a month of unlimited classes. If you are a seasoned yogi, or looking to become one, opt for a gift card to Hot Yoga Plus (get 20% off through December 24).