10 Gifts That Look More Expensive Than They Actually Are
Christmas just ended but we sure know for a fact that gift giving does not end right there. There are countless moments and occasions that call for giving gifts to your friends and loved ones, don’t you agree? Well, as much joy we all get when we give gifts, it can be quite nerve-wracking to think of something unique and special to give our loved ones. Of course, gifts are given with an open heart and that is why we are all free to splurge if we want to! The thing is, not everyone wishes to splurge on immense luxury, not to mention how the budget has always been the most significant issue. If you would want to give something really unique and of top quality, you can definitely do so without spending so much! We did all the research for you and we have come up with this list of gift ideas that look quite expensive! Yes, they look really expensive at first glance, but they are definitely budget-friendly!
#1 Unisex Wooden WatchesWooden watches have become so popular this year. It comes in many different designs and like all watches, it also comes in expensive and affordable variants. We went through Amazon and we found really good quality wooden watches for as low as $30! Isn’t that a steal? In addition, wooden watches can definitely be given to both men or women since they usually come in unisex design. Not only that, it looks like a delicate antique timepiece that your fashion-forward family and friends would definitely love! If you are also interested in luxury watches, don’t miss out How to Sync your Wrist Watch with your Style.
#2 Bath and Body Products
Take advantage of the holiday season because a lot of brands have come up with their fancy holiday sets – for a much better price! One of our top picks when it comes to bath and body items would be from the designer brand Victoria’s Secret. During the holidays, they carry a lot of gift sets that comes in much better deals. In addition to that, you get your loved ones designer bath and body products that smells angelic! From the brand, to the packaging, to the quality – the one to receive it will surely adore you for it! And you didn’t even spend that much!
#3 Stack Vintage Rings
Say bye to golds and diamonds for a while because vintage jewelry is bound to make a huge comeback next year! Don’t worry, you don’t have to go to an antique shop or an auction just to get your hands on vintage jewelry! We found a ton of gorgeous stack rings from H&M and Forever21 for as low as $20 per set! Just take the label off and put the stack rings into a nice vintage box and the receiver won’t even think it costs less!
#3 Glow in the Dark Earphones
If you are thinking about someone stylish and musically-inclined, then earphones would be the best and budget-friendly option. Of course, there are tons of earphones out there and you wouldn’t want to choose something so generic. Well, we found this awesome glow in the dark earphones on Amazon and Ebay and some even costs less than $15!
#5 Unique Play Cards
Play cards can be a creative gift to give someone too. If your friend likes playing cards or simply a collector, you can go for unique play cards with artsy designs. The conventional play cards can be a bit disappointing to receive but a very unique and artsy play cards set such as this deck from Christian Lacroix is something to really treasure!
#6 Stained Glass Lantern Candle Holders
Scented candles are too mainstream but they are the ones that usually suits the budget. Well, you can still go for aroma therapeutic candles while being creative by going for more artsy candle holders. There’s nothing more festive than stained glass lantern candle holders. They look fancy but definitely for a much lesser price point. Stained glass candle holders range from $5 to $12 per piece and some even come in sets of 3 for around $20 on Amazon.
#7 Statement Necklace
Should it be encrusted with fancy gems, crystals or beads, statement necklaces will always be a total winner for your fashion-forward mom, sister or girl friends. We usually see these gorgeous statement necklaces on the red carpet or on the runway and they absolutely look luxurious! While statement necklaces look like lavish pieces of jewelry, you can find really beautiful ones on much lower price points. Check out H&M, Forever21, Topshop or Miss Selfridge and you will definitely come across a killer statement necklace for less than a hundred dollars. Check out Complete Your Look with The Most Trending Jewelry.
#8 Makeup Palettes
If you are thinking about your beauty lover friends or makeup enthusiast mom and sisters, you shouldn’t always resort to extremely expensive designer makeup just to please them. In Amazon and Ebay, an 88 color palette can go as low as $8! With a makeup palette, you can get tons of colors to create an endless variety of looks. Just a quick tip when choosing makeup palettes, try to go for the ones with really good reviews online to make sure you are getting the best deal for the best quality of makeup. (Read: 10 Steps to A Vintage Makeup)
#9 Fun and Unique Wine Glasses
A good bottle of fine wine always makes a great company during festivities. Apart from giving someone a fine bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, why not tag some unique wine glasses along? A lot of Gift shops feature fun and unique wine glasses and for sure, you’ll come across something that catches attention. Just like this fun and playful wine glasses we found on Pinterest! We tried searching for it on online markets and it goes for just around $30 per pair!
#10 Cozy Knitted Scarf
How nice it is to receive something warm and cozy on a freezing holiday weather like this? In the fashion world, knitted pieces have always been a constant favorite. They look very casual, cozy but definitely not look cheap. It is quite easy to find a top quality knitted scarf at lower price points. If you are on a budget and you would like to give something that your loved ones can use for the fall or winter season, why not give knitted scarves a go? (Read: 12 Stylish Ways to Wear Your Scarf Like a Celebrity)
Gift giving is always a joyful act but it does not need to be always expensive, to the point that it will stress you out! We hope that this list of budget-friendly items would be something your loved ones would like. If you want to read more about affordable gifts, check out The Best Gifts under $50 to Brightening Someone’s Day.