Southern Christmas Gifts under $25!

Southern Christmas Gift Roundup

(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.

Deal #1

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 The winners will be selected by random draw. Offer good through December 12, 2014.

Deal #2

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:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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:

Southern Christmas Gifts under $25

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:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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: 

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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.


For the Stylish Imbiber:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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.


For Fashionable Dogs:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

Nothing says southern like a bit of gingham flair. All the fashionable fidos agree.


For the Hot Grillmeister:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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.


For Dirty Men Everywhere:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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:

 Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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:

Southern Christmas Gifts Under $25

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.


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.

Musical Pairing:

White Christmas Cartoon Song – The Drifters

Simple Pleasures #8

Sometimes the simplest pleasures involve accomplishing tasks around the house and checking off To-Do list items. Like finally installing our new mailbox. I’m not sure why this house had no mailbox whatsoever, but I LOVE our new one from Moda Industria.  It’s a work of art ❣

our new mailbox

And two months after moving, we installed our porch swing. Yay!

porch swing

After several quiet days of uninterrupted writing and editing time, Friday marked the kickoff of Lights of the Ozarks around the Fayetteville Square. Since before Halloween, Fayetteville Parks and Recreation employees have been hard at work installing more than half a million twinkle lights. Twinkle lights make me happy. And who doesn’t love an old-fashioned Christmas parade?

Simple Pleasures - Lights of the Ozarks

Although the weekend turned stormy with rolling thunder and steady rain—not ideal for the last Razorback home game (another shutout!!)—it was peaceful nonetheless. John whipped up one of his fantastic frittatas on Saturday morning, and we spent the day in front of the fire, reading and watching football between naps. My Baylor Bears won too:)

Frittata - simple pleasure

Here’s wishing you a peaceful, productive week and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Grace Grits and Gardening

Farm. Food. Garden. Life.

Musical Pairing:

Vince Guaraldi – Rain, Rain Go Away




Farm Art Friday: Old Grain Bins

I find truth and history in old things. The rural art of the farm feels soulful, stark and real, a part of the American landscape, a part of me. Today marks the first of many Farm Art Fridays.

A picture.

A quote.

A memory that stirs and floats to the surface.

Happy Friday to you.

Farm Art: old grain bins, Piggott, Ar

Farm Art: old grain bins, Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas

Grace Grits and Gardening

Farm. Food. Garden. Life. 


“One eye sees, the other feels.”
― Paul Klee