50 Inexpensive Holiday Gifts That Look Like They Cost ~Way~

2021-09-27 15:48:09 [db:来源]

cheap christmas giftsKhadija Horton

IDK about you, but holiday time for me means headaches and an unhappy wallet. Seeing as though a single tub of moisturizer or pair of boots can easily cost upwards of a hundred bucks, most of the items on pretty much anyone's wishlist aren't usually budget-friendly gifts under $30.

If you’re shopping for someone who loves nice things (because, like, who doesn't?!), but you don’t have a ton of extra money to blow on presents (because, like, who does?!), we gotchu! It’s hard to shop for all the loved ones in your life when you’ve got a lot of them and not a lot of $$$, but it can absolutely be done, and these gift ideas are proof of that.

Your gifts can and will look expensive on the cheap. We have scoured the internet for the best gift ideas and only included the ones that cost a reasonable price but looked like they were worth way more than they are. Whether you’re searching for gifts for your mom, gifts for your sister, or gifts for your best friend, we’ve found the 51 best inexpensive gifts for 2021 that don’t feel at all dinky. Now scroll ahead and get to shopping already.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below1this sculptural mugMuse Gala Porcelain MugJonathan Adler $24 AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

If unique home decor pieces have been taking over your IG feed this year, you know a lot of them simply ain’t cheap (!!). So, if you’re like me and still want the goods but can’t justify the price tags, you have to get a little creative. This Jonathan Adler mug looks way more ~luxe~ than its $24 price and gets the *aesthetic* just right. The recipient of this gift is def going to think you spent a whole lot more than you did.

2these gold hoopsGretchen HoopsPetit Moments $20 AT REVOLVE

Trust me when I say, you can never have too many gold hoops. Take it from someone who seems to have a million hoops, but never any that match. Gift this pair to your BFF or sis, they'll thank you later. 

3this fuzzy shoulder bagShoulder BagH&M $18 AT H&M

Tiny shoulder bags have made a comeback, and I, for one, am here for it. This H&M bag is cozy, chic, and under $20. Plus, what's more Christmas than something this warm and fuzzy? 

4this makeup mirrorMagnifying Makeup Mirror With LightsVimdiff $20 AT AMAZON

One of the biggest discoveries of my adult life is how unnecessarily expensive mirrors are, but not this one. Not only does it have solid ratings on Amazon, but it’s also portable, can light up, and has a suction cup so you can move it around how you need it.

5this succulent in a boxPetite Garden Bliss Succulent GardenLula's Garden $28 AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Why give them flowers when you could gift them the cutest little succulent? Each succulent is locally grown and hand planted in Los Angeles. The best part? These plants require minimal care, so they're super hard to kill. (That includes even the most forgetful of people.)

6this statement hatFelt Fedora HatASOS Design $29 AT ASOS

Embrace winter neutrals with this pretty beige fedora hat. Typically, hats like this will cost ya a pretty penny, but for just under 30 bucks, you can gift your fashionista friend this one that looks like it's worth a lot more. 

7this wine aeratorWine Aerator Vinturi $28 AT WAYFAIR

If you know someone who loves their cheap boxed wine, get them this aerator to make it taste just like the expensive stuff.

8this coffee cup warmerUSB Cup HeaterCiglow $13 AT AMAZON

If a fancy schmancy self-heating coffee mug isn't in the budget, this mug heating pad is the next best thing.

9this catchall trayCeramic Catchall TrayMark & Graham $25 AT MARK & GRAHAM

If someone doesn’t gift you this ceramic catchall tray for the holidays, get it for yourself with your initial on it. At such a good price, you might as well treat yourself, too.

10these fuzzy socksCozy Chenille SockUGG $20 AT VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK

Does it get any softer than these plush socks? No, no it does not. And when it comes to inexpensive gifts, it doesn't get any better than this, either.

11this mini flat ironMini Healthy Heat Ceramic Styling Iron + BagEva NYC $30 AT ULTA BEAUTY

You’ll ask yourself how you ever lived without a mini straightener once you have one. This one is the perfect size to slip right in your handbag, and with 100 percent ceramic plates, it doesn’t skimp on quality.

12this mini fridgeMini Fridge Electric Cooler and WarmerCooluli $50 AT AMAZON

Whether they love to have snacks at the ready or need a cool place to store their beauty products, this mini fridge will definitely get use.

13this handy keychainDoor Opener — Rose GoldEtsySDCraftAccessories $3 AT ETSY

They'll be so glad they have this cute and clever keychain when it comes time to press any button or open any door in public without actually touching anything.  

14This designer dupeThe Alpha Throw: On RepeatBaublebar $78 AT BAUBLEBAR

OK, $78 is not friendly on the wallet, I'll admit it. However, and I emphasize, however, this customizable blanket has ~quite~ a similar vibe as its more expensive cousin. *Cough cough Hermès, who?!*

15these reusable makeup wipesThe Original Mini MakeUp EraserMakeup Eraser $12 AT NORDSTROM

If you know someone who just can't kick their makeup wipe habit (as they should!!), replace their disposable pack with these reusable wipes that easily remove every trace of makeup.

16this coffee table bookArt: The Definitive Visual Guide Coffee Table BookAmazonDK $45 AT AMAZON

Colorful coffee table books are trending, but they always seem to cost a fortune. Well, my friend, say hello to this equally colorful, equally fun option — oh, and did I forget to mention it's almost half the price?

17these cocktail cubesLuxe Bubbles Citrus Mimosa Sugar Cube SetTeaspressa $30 AT NORDSTROM

Take your pick between arcadia orange, grapefruit, or lemon flavored mimosa, then toss one of these sugar cubes in a glass for an instant cocktail. All that's left to do is add the alcohol!

18this shimmery body scrubShimmer ScrubFrank BodyFrank Body Now 11% off $18 AT AMAZON

This shimmery body scrub will leave the prettiest glow behind, and the sugar, salt, and coffee grinds will remove anything that dulls their sparkle.

19this luxe glitter glossLUST: Lip GlossPat McGrath Labs $28 AT SEPHORA

Pat McGrath makeup does not run cheap. But, you can join in on the fun at a more affordable price with this gold glitter gloss. Heck, even Emily Ratajkowski agrees, considering it's one of her faves.

20this stackable ringHammered Gold Ring, Skinny Stacking RingAquarianThoughts $15 AT ETSY

A 14k gold-fill ring for $15 sounds like a myth, but I'm here to tell you it's true, and it's right here. Get a couple of 'em if you like the stacked look, or keep it dainty and simple with just one.

21these green hoopsGreen 2-pack Hoop EarringsH&M $10 AT H&M

Resin jewelry is a top trend at the moment. If your gift recipient likes a pop of color, consider these green cuties for just under 10 bucks.

22this jade gua shaJade Gua ShaBeauty By Earth $13 AT BEAUTY BY EARTH

If you inhabited the TikTok space last year, you likely know what a gua sha is. In case you missed out, a gua sha is a traditional technique used in Chinese medicine that involves rubbing the skin with a stone to improve circulation—giving a more defined and glowy look. AKA, the ultimate self-care gift. 

23A mini flower waffle makerMini Waffle Maker Dash $13 AT WILLIAMS SONOMA

Editor's note: This waffle maker is my ultimate must-have. Chances are if we've met, I tried to convince you to buy one of your own. My mom gifted me this very waffle maker on Christmas of 2020, and I probably use it 5-7 days a week. So, obvs you need to give this to someone special in your life. Take it from me.

24This laptop sleeveBaby Blue Retro Flowers Laptop SleeveSociety6 $31 AT SOCIETY6

If you're anything like me, you drop *everything*. And that, unfortunately, my friends, includes my laptop. If you have somebody on your list that's just as clumsy, consider buying this cute baby blue retro flower laptop sleeve.

25this fun cookbookIce Tray Treats BookDovetailNow 22% off $13 AT AMAZON

If you know someone with a serious sweet tooth but not the baking skills to back it up, get them this cookbook full of no-bake recipes—and throw in a cheap ice tray to go with it!

26this chic comb No. 3 Comb in ToileMachete $35 AT SHOPMACHETE.COM

A hair comb this pretty is functional and makes for fancy decor when you display it. A two-for-one deal!

27this boozy puzzleChampagne Problems 500-Piece PuzzlePiecework $26 AT REVOLVE

I think I did over a hundred puzzles in the past year and a half, so I've developed quite an affinity for them. If your gift recipient hasn't got sick of 'em yet, this adorable champagne puzzle could be just the thing to snag for them. 

28this tie-dye flaskLiquor Canteen 8oz | Tie-Dye Swirl (Aqua)Brümate $25 AT BRUMATE.COM

I'll be honest, I don't know if I've ever used a flask before, but that's probably because I've never owned one that was as cool as this  insulated one with a tie-dye silicone cover.

29this yellow tumblerThe Hydrator — Reusable TumblerVERSED $13 AT VERSED

You've heard it a million times: Drink! Your! Water! Hey, hydration ain't no joke, and skincare company VERSED knows that's the truth. 

30these eye masksStar Eye Mask 5-PackKNC Beauty $25 AT REVOLVE

Give the gift of gold—eye masks, that is. These not only look cute, but they also work to hydrate and plump the under-eye area, and who wouldn’t want that?

31this superfood maskPapaya Bright Exfoliating Face MaskGolde $34 AT REVOLVE

If your loved one is a skincare aficionado and hasn't yet been introduced to Golde, this papaya mask is the gift for them. Made from a whole bunch of superfoods, their skin will be left soft and bright after using this mask. 

32this orange printOranges Art PrintLove Mezay $10 AT ETSY

The artist behind this fun orange print creates a ton of really sleek and minimalistic pieces that are all available on her Etsy page, Love Mezay. Starting at only $10, you can download and print this image out. Present it with a cheap frame, like this one from Amazon, wrap it up real cute, and you've got yourself a pretty adorable gift on the low low. P.S. If you're not up for framing it yourself, this print is also available as a poster for between $31-$57 or as a canvas for between $70-$150.

33these chic claw clips4-Pack Assorted Jaw Hair ClipsTASHA $28 AT NORDSTROM

These are claw clips you’ll definitely want to wear out of the house, not just for when you’re lounging around.

34this face mist Honeysuckle Rose Face MistPholk Beauty $20 AT PHOLKBEAUTY.COM

For the ones obsessed with hydrating, refreshing face mist, this honeysuckle rose one will be right up their alley. 

35this refillable wine glassUNWINE'D SET Brumate $45 AT BRUMATE

Imagine this: your glass of wine is always full. IDK about you, but that is certainly a dream of mine. Well, friends, with this handy device and tumbler, you'll have bottomless wine whenever you want it.  Nope, I'm not kidding. 

36this silk pillowcase100% Mulberry Silk PillowcasePiccoCasa $38 AT TARGET

There’s no denying the greatness of silk pillowcases for your skin and hair, but they’re not so great on your wallet. However, Target comes in clutch, offering this 100% mulberry silk pillowcase at a fraction of the cost of others. 

37this silk sleep maskSilk Eye Mask — LavenderYanser Strict Selection $23 AT AMAZON

You've got your loved one a purple silk pillowcase, they're def going to need a purple silk sleep mask to match. 

38these workout bandsBala Bangle Classic 1 Lb.Bala Bangles $49 AT AMAZON

Is your workout buddy on your gift list? These one-pound bangles allow for a full range of motion while exercising. This is a present that you want but probably would never buy for yourself. But aren't those the best kind?

39this journalScallop Spine NotebookPapier $27 AT PAPIER

You can't go wrong with a journal. This one is extra special with customizable initials—making the gift totally personal. 

40this lip maskLip Sleeping MaskLaneige $22 AT SEPHORA

This cult-favorite lip mask leaves lips feeling moisturized and soft. Take it from someone who suffers from constantly chapped lips — this mask is my savior. 

41this universal gloss bombGloss Bomb Universal Lip LuminizerFenty Beauty $19 AT FENTY BEAUTY

If you haven't tried the Fenty beauty gloss bomb, WYD with your life?! This is my all-time favorite gloss, and for only $19, you can't go wrong with gifting this to your BFF. It truly is universal and looks good on every skin tone and complexion.

42this pretty candleParis Watercolor Signature JarCapri Blue $32 AT CAPRI BLUE

Capri Blue is known for its delicious scents and beautiful packaging. For $32, give your loved one this 19-ounce candle filled with yummy aromas of vanilla, white tea, and ginger. Plus, it doubles as decor due to the watercolor exterior that would look fab on any counter or shelf. 

43this hand maskPerfect Ten Self-Warming Hand & Cuticle MaskPatchology $10 AT BLUEMERCURY.COM

You mask your face, your hair, and your eyes, but tell me, have you ever masked your hands?! Anyone could use this gift in the wintertime, and why not grab one for yourself while you’re at it?

44this rosé candy bento boxHampton Water 3 Piece Bento Box®Sugarfina $22 AT HORCHOW — NEIMAN MARCUS

Sure, you can drink your alcohol, but did you know you can snack on it too?! A few genius people came up with this glorious idea, and I, for one, am a big fan of the outcome.

45this toiletry bagHanging Toiletry BagMossio $17 AT AMAZON

Does the person you’re shopping for love to travel? Then they need this toiletry bag that converts into convenient hanging storage. You’ll love it because it’s an inexpensive gift, and they’ll love it because they won’t have to unpack all their products to be able to see everything.

46this printed pillowRoseate PillowMarabou Design $44 AT MINTED

The person who has more throw pillows than you have friends (sad but true) could always use another decorative pillow in a fun print like this.

47this face rollerRose Quartz Crystal Facial RollerSkin Gym $28 AT NORDSTROM

De-puff and soothe your skin with a cooling face roller that’s so easy to incorporate into any beauty routine. Just a couple minutes of rolling the stone over your face will make you feel so calm.

48this bath soakCoconut Milk Bath SoakHerbivore Botanicals $18 AT DERMSTORE

Transform your bathroom into the most luxurious spa with a heavenly bath soak that not only smells amazing but also makes your skin so dang soft.

49these comfy house slippersParachute Home Cozy BootieParachute Home $59 AT PARACHUTE HOME

No matter who you give these fuzzy house shoes to, it'll be hard to convince them that they shouldn't wear them outside as actual booties. They're not gonna want to take them off, trust.

50this fabric shaverPilo Rechargeable Fabric Shaver & Lint Remover for PillingSTEAMERY $50 AT AMAZON

Anyone who can't part with their favorite pants, sweaters, and coats—no matter how pilled they are—will greatly appreciate this portable fabric shaver.



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