While we set a strict budget for gift-giving during the holiday season, we also allow ourselves to craft a wishlist of things that cost a little extra. The price tags on these FINDS stretch as high as many thousands of dollars, but everything (with the exception of skincare products) will last for decades. Whether you are a window shopper like us, are looking for something special for your nearest and dearest, or need inspiration to start saving for something extraordinary, this splurge-worthy list is for you.
But, if you want a stylish list of gift choices for less than $50, we have that, too! See our “50 Under $50 Gift Guide” HERE.
Newest on the list of Ceri Hoover bags, this tote doubles as a day bag and an overnighter. The creamy hazel leather and piping detail on the strap make this bag stand out above the rest. Designed in Nashville and made in California, this bag rings in at $695 and is available online and in the Ceri Hoover store.
The clothing racks and shelves at Hero are stocked with splurge-worthy fashion finds, and this coat is only one example of the luxe cold-weather wares you’ll discover. Made with wool and alpaca, this super-soft coat will keep you warm and stylish. The muted color palette is a nice alternative to the typical all-black outfits common in winter. Snag this coat ($915 at Hero) before it’s gone.
When it comes to a well-rounded winter wardrobe, a blazer is essential, and Billy Reid has done it again with this suit jacket that features a tailored fit, custom pelican jacquard lining and genuine horn buttons. This design will stand the test of time and go with just about everything. Add this to your holiday wishlist or buy one for a special, stylish someone for $695 at Billy Reid.
These sparkling amethyst earrings are the accessory we didn’t know we wanted. More than 100 hours of craftsmanship went into making these stunning earrings, and the hard work behind the design is evident. Those searching for a luxe item to add to their shopping list should look no further than these earrings, which are found at Bezalel for $11,995.
Sometimes the smallest pieces make the biggest impact. This turquoise ceramic band accented with yellow gold is vibrant and eye-catching. If you want something a bit nontraditional, this ring fits the bill. Find it for $980 at Cindi Earl (in-store and online), and gift it to yourself or someone who will appreciate its beauty.
Margaret Ellis pieces always deliver a refreshing take on classic jewelry designs. A mixed metal, geometric design is a nice alternative to your go-to gold hoops. Handmade in Nashville, the sterling silver and bronze sinusoidal earrings are available for $300 at Margaret Ellis Jewelry.
House of Awr creates custom and bespoke made-to-order pieces. The latest engagement ring collection showcases the artistry in each design. The rings, which feature iconic and timeless silhouettes, range in price from $2,400 to $7,800. If you are looking for an engagement ring, contact House of Awr.
For the antique enthusiast in your life, you’ll score big points if this beauty shows up under the tree. This 1830s hand-beveled Tennessee Sugar Chest is made of cherry and poplar wood and measures 40 inches wide by 22.5 inches deep by 37 inches tall. We could stare at it all day! Find it at GasLamp Antiques for $12,995.
Local interior designer Robin Rains has an eye for antiques, and she finds unexpected pieces that she is kind enough to share with the rest of us. Her handpicked items live in a showroom that is only open to the trade, but she also offers a selection of her inventory at the Leiper’s Creek Art Gallery and online. This console table made from old oak wood is a real treasure. Find it online for $3,400.
Turn to Mayker Creative for functional pieces that are not only practical but aesthetically pleasing, too. With a sculptural base featuring an open design, this lamp offers an added layer of texture and dimension to a living room, bedroom or entryway. Shop the lamp online at Mayker Interiors for $690.
Picking out furniture is personal, but we can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive a statement chair to round out their interior design. The silhouette is classic, but the cowhide finish makes it more fun. It is a worthy splurge for anyone who appreciates a surprising element in their home. Find the chair for $2,998 at Merridian Home Furnishings.
A dropper of CBD tincture takes the edge off and promotes a calm sense of well-being. Lord Jones is one of the best players in the CBD game, making this gift one worth splurging for. The tincture is naturally flavored with lemon or peppermint oils. Both are available for $70 at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics.
Our skin thanks us every time we treat it to an Omorovicza product, and the rejuvenating night cream is top-of-the-line. The buttery, hydrating cream soothes dry skin and fights lines and wrinkles. Hazelnut peptide, carrot oil and plum almond oil are a few of the magic ingredients inside a jar of this cream, which is $238 at The Private Edition.
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