It’s the most wonderful (or stressful!) time of the year, and that means it’s time for gift giving and–by extension–long shopping lists. You can seriously spend hours online or in stores finding gifts for the teachers, friends, and loved ones in your life, and holiday shopping on a budget is another monster entirely. Budget-friendly items have a bad rap of being throwaway gifts that never get used. And let’s be honest, sometimes they really are.

Contrary to popular belief, you can buy thoughtful gifts without breaking the bank. From beautiful hand-painted ornaments to practical items like an adjustable silk sleep mask, this list is full of unique holiday gifts under $50 that people will actually love.


Storey Home

 Gifts Under $50

Melissa Payne Baker glass ornaments $45.00

 Gifts Under $50

Artful holiday ornaments $45.00

 Gifts Under $50

Melissa Payne Baker hand painted candles $44.00

 Gifts Under $50

Nest candles $44.00

 Gifts Under $50

Melissa Payne Baker wine glasses $24.00 each/ $48.00 for a set of two

 Gifts Under $50

Room spray $37.00/ Linen sachets (set of 4) $40.00

 Gifts Under $50

Cindy Ensor earrings $35.00-$45.00

French gold keychains $32.00

Melissa Payne Baker hand painted trays $45.00

Select coffee table books $48.00


Theory Design Studio

 Gifts Under $50

Fleur de Lis Latte Mugs: $13.50

 Gifts Under $50

Embroidered Cocktail Napkins (Set of 4): $24.00

 Gifts Under $50

Stitched Border Platter: $39.50

 Gifts Under $50

Shimmer Clutches (3 colors): $20.50

 Gifts Under $50

Shimmer Clutches (3 colors): $20.50

 Gifts Under $50

Shimmer Clutches (3 colors): $20.50

 Gifts Under $50

Initial Marble & Copper Boards: $37.50

 Gifts Under $50

Evelyn Henson Mugs: $22.00


KK Bloom

Future Wallet Keychain – POLICY Handbags, $30

Elisa Pendant Necklace in Berry Illusion – Kendra Scott, $50 BUY HERE

Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio – Herbivore, $39 BUY HERE

Hot Stuff Deluxe Thermal Mug in Coffee Is My BFF –, $18 BUY HERE

Marble Eye Kit You Not Brush Set – Skinnydip London, $45 BUY HERE

Nail Polish Gift Set in Drusy – Kendra Scott, $45 BUY HERE

Bedside Manor

Nest Holiday Diffuser – The aroma of a sparkling holiday season is created by blending pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber. $44 

Silk Sleep Masks – So soft, this adjustable silk eye mask blocks out the light to protect eyes and help you sleep. Made of silk with adjustable velvet, elastic strap. $30

Folding Cosmetic Bag – This delightful cosmetic bag unfolds to reveal two clear zip pockets, making it easy to lay eyes on your precious cargo. It conveniently folds into an easily portable clutch shape, and secures with a snap closure. Add one of our detachable gold wristlets to turn this into an evening bag! $45

Whimsical Cocktail Napkins – Who doesn’t enjoy a little humor with their beverage of choice? Elevate your guest’s experience with elegant linen and classic hemstitching, with a twist. Comes packaged in a custom August Morgan gift box with a set of 4. $44

Frosted Birchwood Candles – ​North Star Frosted Bead Birchwood Candle with Wrapping and Trim (Small – 3×4, Medium – 4×4, Large – 4×6) $16-$28


Traditions Home in PRSC

Plaid Black and White Poncho $45

Holiday Plates $12 each

Holiday Coasters $18

Christmas Lantern $10

Greenbox Art $40 each

Greenbox Art $40 each


Glass Votives- comes in all different colors!

Faux crystal votive in clear, very fun accent!

Feather key chains- comes in tons of fun colors

Small Acrylic trinket dishes, also makes a great soap dish. Soap available in store!

Melamine serving pieces- very durable, popular gift item every year

S is for Southern Book by Garden and Gun

Chocolate Bars from France- Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel, and Hazelnut

Cocktail Books- great for entertaining


32 Flavors Boutique

Book Board Garland $14.95 perfect for the classroom (recycling hard cover children’s books cut into letters)

Spa Thyme Gift Sets in Coffee and Tea themes $25 Made in Charlotte

Infinity Scarf $26 and matching Handwarmers $20

Vintage Girl Designs Desk Plaque $24 Thank You Seed Kit $16.95 Dishette $13.95



Magnolia Emporium


Cafe du monde Beignet Mix

thank you flowers

corkcicle for wine

drinking chocolate


Copper Penny

GiGi New York Tassel Bag Tags & Key Chains: $35 & $25

Love Poppy pendant necklaces: $41 – $49

Fervor Initial Rings: $32

Love Poppy bracelets: $13-$29

Front Door Fabrics

Festive hand towels 18.98

Anne Nielsen scripture cards 20.98 Lucite frame 18.98

Hailey Raines original hand lettering 22.98

Nativity set $48.98

The Pink Hanger

Marcia Made It Pouches: $28

Policy Handbags Keychain Wallets: $28

Aviate Brand CLT Hats: $38

Jeweled Earrings: $34

Herbivore Rose spray: $18
Herbivore pink Clay Mask: $25


Luxe Angel Boutique

Erimish bracelet sets $39-49

Holiday handbags $39

Cashmink scarves and chenille beanie $24-39

Monkee’s of Charlotte

Pom Pom and Tassel Scarves $35

10oz Tumbler $25

17oz Bottle $35

18oz Tumbler $40

Holiday Soy Candles $25

Key Finder $35, Mini Emergency Kit for Her $16

Onward Reserve

Harry’s Shave Kits and accessories

Jack Black products

Saxx Underwear Co.

Smathers and Branson Can Coolers and Key Fobs

Scout & Molly’s Southpark

Little words project bracelets: $24 for white beads, $28 for gold (all Swarovski crystal)

Set of three fragrances $45

Assorted hand creams $18

Mini roller ball fragrances (3 scents) $25 a piece