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Holiday Gift Guide: Perfect Picks for Under $50

Easy-on-the-wallet presents and stocking stuffers

Add to a lockdown game collection with this quirky quilt number by Four Points Puzzles that features the work of the Texas artist Maura Ambrose of Folk Fibers. $25;

Turn an everyday item into art with these beautiful cloches from Jayson Home for storing and displaying matches. $32–$48;

The seasonal loaves from Mediterra Bakehouse ship once a week through the holidays. Our favorites include the raisin challah (great in bread pudding), the maple pecan sourdough (excellent toasted), and the chocolate cherry levain (perfect with a cheese plate). $7–$9; 

No, these porcelain flasks by Edgewood Made don’t travel, but they look perfectly cool sitting on the bar with or without booze. $40;

Paper Lanterns
Mistletoe isn’t the only thing you can hang from a chandelier in a holiday hallway. These paper lanterns from Houses and Parties add an instant dose of happiness wherever they go. $38;

A bourbon on the rocks was made for these smoke-hued beauties by North Carolina’s Terrane Glass. $44;

It’s no secret houseplants are having a heyday, and Plantopedia, a delightful tome from the duo behind the plant-delivery service Leaf Supply, breaks down how to care for just about any species you favor. $40;

There’s no better surcee than a bundle of beautiful writing instruments like these pens from Muji. $9;

Bottle Opener
We love this bottle opener by Belle-V because it doesn’t slip and slide on a bottle’s edge—it stays put and looks great. $34; 

Pound Cake
A gift like this dense, indulgent pound cake from Lucy’s Market in Atlanta is a great way to help with an easy breakfast (toast it!) or dessert—one less thing for your loved one’s holiday menu-planning list. $21;

Dog Collar
Give a good dog a good collar, such as this handsome one by Louisiana’s Stick & Ball. $50;

Ring Dish

These decoupaged oyster shells from Massey Gordon make for the ideal spot for resting rings on a bedside table at the end of the day. $40;

At this moment in time, bandannas can act as more than just a pocket square—they can also work as a mask. We’re fond of the newest designs by Hemlock in Missouri. $14;

Bath Soaks
This sampling of three herbal bath blends by Susanne Kaufmann is a great gift for someone in need of a little self-care. $47; 

Sweet tea, water, lemonade, orange juice, or a pitcher of margaritas would all look right at home in this colorful aluminum vessel from Amparo Fine Living. $48;

These clover-shaped studs by AMYO are teensy-tiny and subtle—the best kind of earrings for everyday wear. $32;

Beans from Lady Falcon Coffee Club taste delicious, and the packaging looks that way, too—we wouldn’t blame you if you just want to stare it on a shelf. $18;

Not only do the candles from Nashville’s Thistle Farms smell incredible, without a hint of anything synthetic, but every purchase gives back to the nonprofit, which has provided a safe haven and employment for women escaping trafficking, prostitution, and addiction for nearly twenty years. $60;

Garden Stool
This handy contraption from Terrain offers a portable place to sit and store tools during marathon gardening sessions. $48;

Think of these delicious bites by Colts Chocolate in Nashville as a major upgrade from mass-market peanut butter cups. $18;

Light Bulb
For a completely original hostess gift, pick up this pink light bulb from Houses and Parties—after all, they say that rose-colored light is the most flattering for celebrations. $26;

This pocket-sized telescope by Brunton provides a very lightweight way for sighting in the field and navigating on the water. $30;

A festive ornament with a bit of artistry, such as this hand-painted bauble from Toast, will always be a welcome gift. $12;

Hot Pepper Jelly
Get out the cream cheese or the chèvre and the water crackers, and slather on this new pepper jelly from South Carolina’s Red Clay Hot Sauce. $16;

Gift Wrap
Caspari in Charlottesville, Virginia, makes this lovely gilded moiré wrapping paper. The best part? It’s reversible (the other side features silver moiré). $10;

Holiday gift guides from G&G:
>> Gift Ideas Under $50
>> Gift Ideas Under $300
>> Gift Ideas for Southern Cooks
>> Gift Ideas for the Sporting-Minded
>> Gift Ideas for Kids
>> Heirloom-Quality Gifts to Last a Lifetime
>> Our Editors’ Wish List

Also see:
>> The Winter Catalogue from Fieldshop by Garden & Gun

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