Christmas Gifts for $25 or Less
Create a charming gift set by pairing the Southern staple with a favorite cornbread mix.
Buy It: Skillet with Assist Handle, $21.95 (9-inch) and $24.95 (10 1/4-inch)
Pagoda Calling Cards
Forget smartphones. Belles with discriminating taste prefer to share their contact info the old-fashioned way.
Buy It: $18 for set of 20; etsy.com/shop/letterlovedesigns
Our love of recipe swapping may be second only to our love of eating. These personalized cards let cooks pass along critical instructions with panache.
Buy It: $12/set of 20; invitapaperstudio.com
Only in the South will ceramic pie beads, packaged in a winsome swing-top glass jar, be the most popular present under the Christmas tree.
Buy It: $9.95; surlatable.com
Multicolored Cocktail Napkins
Pretty up your bar with colorful cocktail napkins that are great for any occasion.
Buy It: $24.99/12; crateandbarrel.com
Heirloom Recipe Cookbook
Give this collection of cherished Southern Living recipes to the cook in the family. These recipes are staples for family dinners, church suppers, and covered-dish dinners, and will last for generations.
Buy It: $19.96; amazon.com
Chilled soapstone cubes help you chill your spirits without diluting them.
Buy It: $20/set of 9; uncommongoods.com
A burlap bag brimming with delicious Georgia pecans oozes rustic Southern charm.
Buy It: In-Shell Pecans, $13.50; pearsonfarm.com
Be the envy of every fan at the tailgate with your very own team-inspired tongs.
Buy It: $24.95; sportschest.net
State Series Print
No cheesey bumper stickers here. This spiffy print lets folks show off their state pride with flair.
Buy It: $16; etsy.com/shop/1canoe2
Vegetable Seed Kit
Delight recipients (and taste buds!) well past December.
Buy It: Vegetable Seed Kit, $25; pottingshedcreations.com
On the rare occasion a Southerner is at a loss for words, this print can do the talking.
Buy It: PDF Print, $6; etsy.com/shop/mysouthernaccent
Personalized Playing Cards
A personalized deck of cards is sure to turn envious heads at the weekly bridge club meeting.
Buy It: $9.99; shutterfly.com
Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors
This cookbook is filled with recipes that reflect author Gena Knox's upbringing in southern Georgia where farming shaped both culture and community. Today, Gena is passionate about sharing her modern take on Southern specialties. Southern My Way takes home cooks on a journey through both the South of Gena's childhood and the South she knows today.
Buy It: $25.13; amazon.com
Alabamian Pete Nice crafts these paddles in various wood grains.
Buy It: $25 each; 205/862-7383
1,001 Ways To Cook SouthernCookbook
Our most comprehensive cookbook ever published, 1,001 Ways To Cook Southern features 928 pages packed with the distinctly Southern recipes you love. Learn how to bake flawless fluffy biscuits and the perfect praline, straight from our Test Kitchen, plus so much more.
Buy It: $25.74; amazon.com
Grits & Honey Scrub
Southerners have long loved grits as a hearty breakfast staple. You can begin a new love affair with this gentle and all-natural exfoliant. Based on a family recipe, Grits & Honey Facial Scrub will leave your skin feeling soft. A portion of the proceeds goes to Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption.
Buy It: $25; hollybeth.net
Block Print Pot Holder and Oven Mitt
These Simrin kitchen essentials come in fun patterns like Swallow (pot holder) and Peacock (oven mitt).
Buy It: $14 for pot holder, $18.50 for oven mitt; mazehome.com.
Kitchen and Garden Soaps
Formulated with a touch of natural germ killing Tea Tree Oil and designed for one-step hand cleansing, these liquid soaps are a real treat! They leave your skin gently perfumed with luscious natural fragrances.
Buy It: $12.95 each; bwitchingbathco.com
Emerald Snow Loropetalum in Recycled Aluminum Pot
Emeral Snow Lorpetalum
This new evergreen shrub is the perfect size for most yards. Combining glossy, green foliage with loads of delicate, white flowers in spring and occasional blooms in summer and fall, it grows 3 to 4 feet wide and tall and takes pruning well. If you hate maintenance, you’ll love Emerald Snow.
Buy It: $8.98; southernlivingplants.com
Recycled Aluminum Flower Pot
Your favorite herbs and flowers will look festive in this beautifully hand-tooled, recycled aluminum flower pot, handmade in a village cooperative workshop in Bali.
Buy It: $14.67 each; zendeluxe.com
Organic Granola Mix
Start with a granola base, and then choose fruits, nuts, or even gummy bears to create your own custom granola blend, which ships straight to your door from Miami.
Buy It: from $2.99; mixmygranola.com
A favorite recipe becomes a sweet (or savory) gift.
Buy It: Recipe Print, from $12; articipe.etsy.com
Hammered Canister Candles
Any Southern lady will appreciate these forest aromas hand-poured in Mississippi.
Buy It: $23.50; foundgoodsmarket.com
Marshmallow Twig Roasters
Campfire s'mores sans the splinters.
Buy Them: Marshmallow Twig Roasters, $18 each; shopterrain.com
Calling Cards Set
These calling cards come in ten trendy designs.
Buy It: $12; honeyandbloom.com
Nine-Piece Hand Cream
Honor your lady's hardworking hands with a luxurious hand cream.
Buy It: $24.95; perlier.com
All Fired UpCookbook
Self-promotion alert! Our latest barbecue book makes a smokin' hot gift.
Buy It: $18.29; amazon.com
Wallet-Size USB Charger
Portable power is the perfect gift for the tech-lover.
Buy It: $25; hellonomad.com
Electric Paper Plane
A clip-on propeller lets flyers soar.
Buy It: $16.99; poweruptoys.com
Start your Southern gent off right.
Buy It: Bow Ties, $23, Neck Ties, $25; urbansunday.com
First, ban.do's hair ties were the "it" accessory. Now their hair wraps are the new tween must-have.
Buy It: $20; shopbando.com
Budding crafters can start small with iron-on patterns and a petite hoop.
Buy It: $19.95; weekendkits.com
Mini Digital Camera
A pocket-size gadget for shooting "selfies."
Buy It: $25; givesimple.com
Super GraphicComic Guide
Kids will love flipping through this visual guide to comic books.
Buy It: $18.95; chroniclebooks.com