24 Christmas Gift Ideas
Individual Covered Sugars
Fiesta ware aficionados love to collect all the colors and styles, but these classic covered sugar bowls, made by The Homer Laughlin China Company in Newell, West Virginia, since 1871, also make stylish jewelry holders or desk accessories. homerlaughlin.com; $18.99 each
Fleur de Lis Knobstoppers
Crafted from actual iron gate finials and hardwood reinforced cork, these decorative wine bottle stoppers, made in Nashville, Tennessee, are hand-aged and finished for a vintage look. shop.knobstoppers.com; $22 each
Gift Idea: Included with a bottle of wine, these stoppers make a charming hostess gift!
Chrissie Schubert, daughter of famous baker Sister Schubert, has gone into the family business, and her cookies, baked in Andalusia, Alabama, taste as great as they look. cstreats.com; $5.50 each
Gift Idea: Buy in bulk! These make yummy stocking stuffers.
Magnolia Honey, a women-run business in Woodville, Mississippi, uses pure clover honey straight from the hive and packages it with a reusable wooden dipper. magnoliahoney.com; $8.50 (8 oz.)
Body Lotion and Sugar Scrub
Emilie Sennebogen named her Atlanta-based line of handmade natural body products after Mother Nature. Her blends are made of pure essential oils. loveyourmama.com; lotion $9 (4 oz.), and scrub $16 (10 oz.)
Chain Navy Bag Tag
These sturdy melamine luggage tags, designed in Thomasville, Georgia, come in 27 patterns and make a bold personal statement for any traveler. fontainemaury.com; $25 (set of 2)
These actual horseshoes, wrapped with printed fabric in Corsicana, Texas, are the most stylish good-luck charms we’ve come across―hang on the wall or use as paperweights. hableconstruction.com; $18 each
Gift Idea: Stock up! These are great for teachers and neighbors.
High Cotton Card Game
The Valdosta, Georgia, mother-daughter creators of this so-Southern game say, “You don’t have to be wealthy to play, but here’s your chance to act like you’re ‘in high cotton.’ ” peachandlove.com; $25
Artisan Crafted Fresh Crème Truffles
Who doesn’t love getting a box of chocolates for Christmas? These old-world truffles, made with fresh dairy cream, roasted nuts, and pure fruit purees, are scooped and rolled by hand in Tulsa, Oklahoma. kokoachocolatier.com; $70 (24 truffles)
Every Southerner responds to this term of endearment. The Sugah floral-scented soy candle by Savannah’s Low Country Luxe comes in an organic linen bag with crisp white embroidery. lowcountryluxe.com; $40
Give Back: A portion of the proceeds goes to March of Dimes.
Citrus Half-Bushel Basket
This bountiful, 22-pound basket of tree-ripened grapefruit and navel oranges is a refreshing holiday treat. Texas-based Pittman & Davis even offers free shipping all over the country. pittmandavis.com; $39.88
Japanese Black Pine Trees
Send an Earth-friendly gift that lasts beyond the season. Seeds of Life, based in Barberville, Florida, ships zip code-specific saplings, along with care instructions and a small watering tool. seedsoflife.com; $39.50 (medium)
Eco-Friendly Idea: Plant this tree after the holidays.
Designer Maggie Weldon combines her loves of crochet and pottery with these decorative and functional lacelike porcelain pieces, hand-crafted in her Kernersville, North Carolina, studio. lacepottery.com; $40 each (10" wide)
Buck Jr. Medium Deer Trophy
Here’s a trophy any hunter would be proud of: a cardboard buck head, laser-cut in Charlottesville, Virginia, ready to assemble and mount on the wall.
Buy It: $30; etsy.com/shop/CardboardSafari
Recycled Sweater Scarves
Fredericksburg, Virginia, artist Joni Ulman Lewis has a knack for reinventing things―her patchwork-style scarves make brilliant new use of old sweaters. joniulmanlewis.com; $49 each
Enameled Cuff Links
These colorful cuff links, enameled by hand in Austin, Texas, are the perfect stocking stuffer for the sharp-dressed man in your life. leighelena.com; $42 per set, comes in eight colors
Complete Windowsill Herb Garden
This set of four colorful seed kits, packaged in biodegradable rice hull pots by Decatur, Georgia’s Ecosource, are an eco-chic gift for the environmentally conscious. shopgreenvillage.com; $39.95
Louisville, Kentucky, jewelry designer Leah Hawkins’s collection is full of pieces she calls “modern heirlooms,” and this three-strand freshwater pearl necklace is no exception. lulubyleah.com; $72 (18" length)
The design-aficionado in your life will love this adorable chair, rehabbed in Charleston, South Carolina. Mary Mac McFadden of Allora Home breathes new life into old seating with paint and fabric. Each chair is one-of-a-kind and she takes custom orders too! allorahome.com; $125
These glass trays, depicting birds native to the Southern coast, are decoupaged in Okatie, South Carolina, using vintage images. twigsandmoss.com; $74 each
Jessica 9 x 12 Scrapbook
Chattanooga, Tennessee, artist Lisa Norris uses vintage maps (this one is an old Kentucky road map!) and wallpapers to create quirky custom scrapbooks and albums. madebyonegirl.com; $64
Super Tote in Ravinia Ivory
Large enough to hold several outfits (and shoes!) but small enough to use as a carry-on, this graphic oversize tote from an Atlanta company is just right for the on-the-go traveler. cindab.com; $108
Moroccan Palace Pillow
Taking a cue from intricately woven global textiles, Atlanta-based Josey-Miller designed these printed-cotton pillows, available in three vibrant colors. abode7.com; $118 each
Charro Limited Edition Art Print
Kansas City, Missouri-based Hammerpress started out printing album artwork for their rock-and-roll friends and continues to create funky letterpress posters and stationery for the rest of us. hammerpress.net; $75 (15" x 23")