Christmas Gifts for $50 or Less
Southerners revel in family heirlooms. Give a gift that will hang prominently on the wall for generations to come.
Buy It: Custom Silhouette by Clay Rice, $45; 919/781-0351.
A live dogwood tree will let happiness bloom long before Christmas Day.
Buy It: Just Because Dogwood Tree, $44; seedsoflife.com
State Cutting Boards
Cook in style with state-shaped cutting boards.
Buy It: $48; aheirloom.com
Wallpaper Round Decoupaged Plate
This cheerful plate to brightens a kitchen or dining room. 5 3⁄4-inch size is pictured.
Buy It: $48; johnderian.com; 212/677-3917*
*Orders must be placed by phone. Allow 4 weeks for delivery; these products are handmade.
Coffee Table Books
Nest and Egg Large Bubble Bath No. 2
Luxurious chattering bubbles boast extract of Japanese green tea, hydrating avocado, and olive oils and vitamin E.
Buy It: Nest and Egg No. 2, $36 each; tokyo-milk.com
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
Dallas-based Kelly Wilson embellishes antique plates with hand-painted initials.
Buy It: Small Monogrammed Plate, $48 each; kellywilsonantiques.com
Cherry Butter Dish and Knife
Husband-and-wife woodworkers Sue and Stan Jennings hand-shape and sand their wood kitchen utensils on their 40-acre farm in Preston County, West Virginia.
Buy It: $48 (butter dish) and $4.50 (knife); spooners.com
Wood Six-Pack Caddy
Practical and handsome, we'll drink to that!
Buy It: Wood Six-Pack Caddy, $41.99; woodthumb.com
These stylish leashes bark up the right (Christmas) tree.
Buy Them: Dog Leashes, $33-$48 each; seescoutsleep.com
Tear-off linen napkins: a good idea on a roll.
Buy Them: Dinner Napkins, $27; buymydrap.com
Tortoiseshell Highball Glasses
Chichi ladies will go wild for these glasses.
Buy Them: Tortoiseshell Highball Glasses, $48; designdarling.com
A spirited take on the endlessly useful Mason jar.
Buy It: Mason Shaker, $29; masonshaker.com
There's something for everyone with 12 tassel choices.
Buy It: $26; goldandgray.com
This pouch is the ideal size (3.5 inches tall) for stowing in a purse.
Buy It: $26; iloveblvd.com
Machine-washable + cable knit = the perfect pair.
Buy It: $45; patriciagreen.com
She can use it as a sofa throw, beach sarong, or winter scarf.
Buy It: $45; turkish-t.com
All I Want for Christmas Kit
This all-in-one makeup kit is the perfect gift for your gal.
Buy It: $45; toofaced.com
Rugged Luggage Tags
Stamped leather makes for rustic, personalized style.
Buy It: $45 each; owenandfred.com
The Picture Frames
A new take on the ubiquitous men's gift.
Buy It: $50; twoscompany.com
Classic Wool Socks
The classic argyle pattern will never tire.
Buy It: $40; bensilver.com
Leather Golf Club Covers
Excitement stays the course with these leather toppers.
Buy It: From $44.99; stitchgolf.com
Nostalgic Radio with MP3 Hook-Up
A touch of nostalgia with an mp3 hook-up makes this music player both a stylish and functional gift.
Buy It: $49.95; crosleyradio.com
Wooden Sound Box
This fun sound box plays back voices with silly distortion.
Buy It: $48; brandnewnoise.com
No parental oversight required as kids sketch the web.
Buy It: $50; pylones-usa.com
The most innocent tailgate he'll ever attend.
Buy It: $32; mannyandsimon.com
Personalized Knit Cap
A hat by any other name wouldn't look as sweet.
Buy It: $50; mjkknits.com
The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Little ones will be racing to go to bed with this classic collection of bedtime stories.
Buy It: $39.99; taschen.com
"Wee" Tea Cups
Just right for tea or ice cream.
Buy It: $27 each; gleena.com
Artisan Chocolate Bars
Try all six artisanal cocoa blends.
Buy It: $40 for 6; frenchbroadchocolates.com