What to Get Babes (Not) in Toyland

Holiday gifts for the stars in your life

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Your to-buy-for list keeps growing, but your budget hasn’t budged. Stuff your leading ladies’ stockings with these must-haves that cost less than a night at the movie theater (well, mostly).

Home Alone
Watching (and quoting) the John Hughes-written classic with Sis is tradition. Preserve the pastime (and fashion that inevitable ugly-sweater party) with The Source Shop’s tacky T-shirt/sweater that reads “Merry Christmas ya filthy animal” ($18/$24).

courtney morgan's hardware!Just Friends
Your Southern belle bestie has Georgia on her mind. Hang it around her neck with a state necklace ($130-$350) from Hardware by Courtney Morgan. Choose from Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, or the Peach State (more on the way) in sterling silver or fourteen-karat gold; really show homeland pride when you add a dangling diamond.

The Santa Clause
Co-workers/neighbors/book club pals are bound to ambush you with unexpected presents. Gift ’em back with designer-packaged Well-Kept wipes ($5 for one; $15 for three), screen-cleaning towelettes for phones, computers, iPads, etc. Impress good girls with the new Buckhead design (available at all Fab’rik stores).

southern culture foods!It’s a Wonderful Life
Mom’s pancakes were the only reason you got out of bed. Be an angel and give her Southern Artisan Culture Foods pancake and waffle mixes in flavors such as strawberry shortcake,  sweet potato, and bourbon salted pecan ($8 for one; retailers listed online). Sweeten the deal with real maple syrup (available online, with new gift sets starting December 10).

Jack Frost
No one wants cold nipping at their feet. Warm up gals with Alabama-made, organic Zkano ankle or knee socks in pretty patterns (polka dots, color blocks) or cozy cable-knit ($12.50-$17). Build a custom three-pack for $36 (we won’t tell if you keep a pair for yourself).

Bring on the White Christmas.

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Photos: Courtesy of The Source Shop; Courtesy of Hardware by Courtney Morgan; Courtesy of Southern Culture Foods