(This Southern Christmas Gift post is sponsored by
P. Allen Smith, Bourbon and Boots and Bentley’s Batch 5. All opinions are my own.)
Once again, Christmas is rushing up on us, and I have a problem—I hate to shop. If shopping doesn’t involve plants, books, an antique/thrift store or the farmer’s market, I DREAD it. And because I dread it, I do most of my shopping on-line. For those of you who enjoy shopping from the convenience of your cozy home, I’ve rounded up these southern Christmas gifts, something fun for everyone on your list.
Everything is locally made in the South.
Everything is priced under $25. You don’t have to spend a pile of money to buy something perfect and thoughtful and full of southern charm.
Before you get started, I have two deals that will save you money on several of these gifts found at the online stores of P. Allen Smith and Bourbon and Boots.
Sign up today to receive news from P. Allen Smith and you will immediately receive a 25% off coupon code to use in his on-line store. Click HERE to sign up. Easy money! Your inbox will not be bombarded with tons of emails, I promise. Plus, once you do this you will be eligible to win one of ten $50 gift cards to Shop.PAllenSmith.com. The winners will be selected by random draw. Offer good through December 12, 2014.
Use the code bloggracegg14 for 5% off any purchase at Bourbon and Boots. Offer good through December 31, 2014.
Okay, now on to my Christmas gift list…
For the Dedicated Gardener:
As a gardener myself, I love these herb stakes made of natural wood. They come perfectly packaged in a whitewashed box and make a great little gift or stocking stuffer!
click to see more: HERB STAKES
For the Sweaty Outdoorsman:
If you’ve spent any time in the Ozark Mountains, you know the area is special. These 100% unbleached cotton bandanas are hand printed with eco-friendly water-based ink. These babies make me wanna go hiking.
click to check this out: OZARK MAP BANDANA
For Girls of all Ages:
How seriously cute is this? These state charm necklaces are made in Oklahoma but available in several different state versions. I bought the Texas one for my niece’s birthday last year. The chain is a simple antiqued brass and the charms come in a variety of fun colors.
Click to see all the options: STATE CHARM NECKLACE
For Thirsty Farmers:
Raise your hand if you know a thirsty farmer? Every farmer I’ve ever known is thirsty at the end of a long day in the fields. Could this gift be any more appropriate? At $10, buy one for each of your farmer friends. I bet they will crack open a cold one for you too.
Click for all those hardworking farmers: TRACTOR BOTTLE OPENER
For the Crafty Seamstress:
I don’t sew, and I love this pincushion. I do have a junk drawer with straight pins just laying around waiting to stab me. This little treasure will wrangle all your pins and be stylish doing it. Just think how much someone who really sews will appreciate it.
Click to view: ANTIQUE-STYLE PIN CUSHION
For the Stylish Imbiber:
In a word, cool. These flasks are pocket sized, stainless steel and covered with synthetic leather. The images range from deer and fish to guns and mustaches. Perfect for tailgating and other southern hipster activities.
Click for more coolness: HIPSTER FLASK
For Sweet Eating Book Hoarders:
This book by Arkansawyer Kat Robinson includes everything you ever wanted to know about pie in the Natural State. And she will sign it for you too. An autographed book always makes a delicious gift.
Click here: Arkansas Pie
For Squealing Babies:
If you’re a Mama, you appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the onesie—THE newborn wardrobe essential. Plus, doesn’t every child deserves to start out life with a Merle Haggard-ism on his or her chest? Absolutely.
Click to try: MAMA TRIED ONESIE
For Fashionable Dogs:
Nothing says southern like a bit of gingham flair. All the fashionable fidos agree.
Click to sniff: GINGHAM DOG COLLARS
For the Hot Grillmeister:
Elevate your barbecue with this bold, rich sauce made from an old Texas family recipe. Better buy all three because each is wonderfully different. Isn’t life too short to eat less than stellar barbecue sauce? I think so.
Click to buy pronto: BENTLEY’S BATCH 5 BARBECUE SAUCE
For Dirty Men Everywhere:
What do these three things have in common—gravel roads, gunpowder and home brew? They all lead to fun times and big trouble. Clean your man up with this soap handmade in Little Rock.
Click for fun: MEN’S BAR SOAP
For the Ornament Collector:
Show your state pride with these wire ornaments that aren’t just for Christmas. Hang them from your doorknob, rearview mirror, wherever. If you have a family divided like ours (Razorback and Longhorn), you will need more than one. Currently available for the folks who love Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.
Click for more info: SOUTHERN STATE ORNAMENT
For the Hostess with the Mostest:
Ahhhh, this candle is light and refreshing like a sip of sweet tea. Hence the name. Any southern hostess would be happy to receive it. And really, you can’t have too many candles.
Click to buy: SWEET TEA CANDLE
For Santa Claus:
Let’s talk about Santa. He works hard all year with a bunch of elves way up at the frozen North Pole so that he can pack his cramped sleigh and deliver a bundle of soon forgotten toys down your sooty chimney. Doesn’t he deserve chocolate? Real chocolate. Chocolate with moonshine? Yes, yes he does. He’s tired of slice and bake chocolate chip cookies. He told me so.
Click for Santa: MOONSHINE TRUFFLES
So that’s my list. Check it twice and don’t forget to use the coupon codes mentioned above.
Happy on-line shopping!
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
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