Gift-giving stops feeling like a heartwarming endeavor when time and budget constraints create stress. Get organized. Make your list and start checking it off now so that you’re not frantic later. Presents can feel special and not cost a fortune. We’ve taken the work out of gift-giving with wallet-friendly picks that are a delight to give and receive.
When you can’t afford–or find–a bottle of cult-status bourbon Pappy Van Winkle, why not share the next best thing? Pappy & Company’s food and gourmet products are sure to please. Whether you opt for bourbon balls ($12/4-pack), bourbon nib brittle ($19.50), or barrel-aged pepper sauce ($11.75), anone familiar with the treasured brand will be thrilled to receive this.
Soap and Dish Set
Little Seed Farm’s high-quality soap and dish sets ($18) come pre-packaged and ready to gift. Bundled in a stamped pouch and tied with a ribbon, the sets include a soap dish and your choice of six soaps among the charcoal, lavender, rose, rosemary mint, sea salt, and vanilla bean varieties.
Wildsam Field Guides offer highly curated lists of the kind of insider intel and recommendations that every traveler dreams of. There are a variety of cities and experiences to choose from, though we’re partial to the second edition of the Nashville field guide ($20), which includes illustrated maps to meat and threes and long-form essays by Ann Patchett and Rosanne Cash.
Norris the Narwhal
Your niece and nephew probably have a dozen teddy bears, but do they have a stuffed narwhal ($24)? This oh-so-adorable plush pal is perfect for play and cuddles and is a sweet little addition to your child’s stuffed toy collection.
Rifle Paper Co.’s organizational goods make great Secret Santa office gifts. Pair the Shanghai Garden weekly desk pad ($12) with the corresponding notepad ($8) for an offering your coworker will actually like. For a less fussy design, opt for the Joie de Vivre notebook set ($10.50).
ASPCA® Mugs and Ornaments
Perfect for any animal lover, West Elm’s collaboration with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® includes mugs ($9) and ornaments ($11) that give back. For each purchase, West Elm donates $1 to the animal welfare organization. Inspired by Insta-famous pets, featured animals include Teddy the Shetland, Juniper Foxx, Pudge the Cat and Popeye the Foodie Dog.
Theory 11 custom-illustrated, premium playing card decks are made in the USA using FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests. Wild and crazy guys will go gaga for the Saturday Night Live cards ($9.95), while the Voyager deck ($9.95) is perfect for adventure-seekers.
Lush’s handmade, 100 percent vegetarian, pre-wrapped gifts make holiday giving easy. The Joy To The World duo ($16.95) includes a rich and radiant soap and body lotion, while The Night Before Christmas set ($17.95) includes a pair of brightly scented bath bombs. Tons of packaging-free, naked counterparts also exist at a variety of price points.
Anyone who loves country music and/or Nashville will go wild for Joanna Dee’s art prints. Whether you opt for the classic ladies of country music ($15), the outlaws of country music ($15), or the history of the Ryman ($15), these made-in-the-USA prints will ensure they have a Holly Dolly Christmas.
Crate & Barrel’s Jaxson double old-fashioned glasses ($9.95) make a great present when packaged as a pair. The deco-inspired glassware features a gold hexagon pattern that adds a sophisticated, festive touch to any serving cart or bar cabinet.
**Prices are accurate, and items are in stock as of time of publication.