Thinking about what to give your friends and family for the holidays this year? Looking for holiday gifts under $50? Search no further! Here are the six best affordable holiday gifts from small businesses for the 2020 Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/Winter Solstice/New Year’s/Let’s Just Celebrate Because This Year is Almost Over Season.
1. Experiential Gifts to Enjoy Outside
2. Art to Ease the #saferathome Doldrums
Since we’re spending more time playing and working at home, how about helping your friends and loved ones beautify their space with some art? Nashville’s Anderson Design Group has turned stunning graphic design into art prints in all sizes, and you can even pick a frame right there online. Local artists would love your business, too, since many in-person art shows and festivals were cancelled this year.
3. Restaurant or Bar Gift Certificates
Your local restaurants and bars are struggling due to restrictions put in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Help keep these small businesses alive by purchasing a gift card that can be used in-person at a safe social distance or on take-out to enjoy in the comforts of their own home.
Need a restaurant or bar recommendation? Check out our makers’ favorite spots in their hometowns around the USA.
4. Presents from Local Specialty Shops
Books! Flower arrangements! Outdoor gear! You name it, and there is a local specialty shop that sells it. Quit the Amazon habit and shop local. Not only will you be supporting your local economy, you are also highly likely to be investing in a minority- or women-owned business.
For many people, enjoying a festive holiday cocktail or that save-it-for-a-special-occasion bottle of liquor is a fun holiday treat. Check out your local wine or liquor store for expert recommendations on the oakiest chardonnay, the smoothest vodka, the Brut-iest champagne, or one of the 39 best whiskeys you can find.
6. Batch Gift Sets
Don’t forget that Batch has curated gift sets for the holidays. Our artisan goods are always sourced from other local small businesses. Check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, or build your own Batch box with whatever you fancy. Every purchase from Batch packs a double-whammy—Batch is a Nashville-based small business that supports other entrepreneurs and artisans around the USA.