13 gifts that look crazy expensive — but are $30 or less

Julie Tong
Gifts $30 and under that look and feel luxurious without the hefty price tag. (Photo: Cotacoco/Etsy; photo illustration: Yahoo Lifestyle)
Gifts $30 and under that look and feel luxurious without the hefty price tag. (Photo: Cotacoco/Etsy; photo illustration: Yahoo Lifestyle)

We know how expensive shopping for Christmas gifts can be. It’s especially hard when your gift list is extra-long. To help ease the process, Yahoo Lifestyle gathered 13 gifts that are under $30 and look more expensive than they really are. Because let’s face it, we all want to give gifts that are thoughtful and considerate. Unfortunately, our budgets don’t always comply.

Below, shop 13 gifts for everyone on your list that they’ll love and won’t cost you a fortune.

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Year & Day All Day & Night Dip Dishes

Year & Day All Day & Night Dip Dishes. (Photo: Year & Day)
Year & Day All Day & Night Dip Dishes. (Photo: Year & Day)

Chips and guac will never be the same when they’re served in these stylish bowls — the ultimate gift for any frequent host or hostess.

Shop it: $26, yearandday.com

Shop Among the Flowers New Moon Body + Bath Meditation Oil

Shop Among the Flowers New Moon Body + Bath Meditation Oil. (Photo: Shop Among the Flowers )
Shop Among the Flowers New Moon Body + Bath Meditation Oil. (Photo: Shop Among the Flowers )

For anyone who needs a little meditation and relaxation in their life, this body and bath oil is the perfect remedy.

Shop it: $20, etsy.com

Foster & Rye Camping-Style Speckled Enamel Cobbler Cocktail Shaker & Double Jigger Set by Domino x Amazon

Foster & Rye Camping-Style Speckled Enamel Cobbler Cocktail Shaker & Double Jigger Set. (Photo: Amazon)
Foster & Rye Camping-Style Speckled Enamel Cobbler Cocktail Shaker & Double Jigger Set. (Photo: Amazon)

An elevated take on a traditional cocktail shaker, this is a must-have item for anyone who appreciates good design and a good cocktail. Featured in the Domino x Amazon gift guide.

Shop it: $28, amazon.com. Also available at the Domino x Amazon Pop-Up Shop in NYC.

Cotacoco Acetate Crescent Earrings

Cotacoco Acetate Crescent Earrings. (Photo: Cotacoco)
Cotacoco Acetate Crescent Earrings. (Photo: Cotacoco)

Acetate earrings were a major 2018 fashion trend. This lovely pair of earrings is an affordable gift that is beautiful too.

Shop it: $16, etsy.com

Honey Minx Crushed Velvet Headband

Honey Minx Crushed Velvet Headband. (Photo: Honey Minx)
Honey Minx Crushed Velvet Headband. (Photo: Honey Minx)

Kate Middleton is bringing back this ’90s trend. This headband in crushed rose velvet is the perfect accessory to wear this holiday season.

Shop it: $25, workingsundays.com

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Speckled Jug Vase

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Speckled Jug Vase. (Photo: Target)
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Speckled Jug Vase. (Photo: Target)

The craftsmanship on these vases looks top-notch. Your mom will never know it only cost you $13.

Shop it: $13, target.com

W&P Porter Plastic Lunch Bowl

W&P Porter Plastic Lunch Bowl. (Photo: Need Supply)
W&P Porter Plastic Lunch Bowl. (Photo: Need Supply)

For your co-worker who always brings his or her lunch, this chic bowl might even inspire you to do the same.

Shop it: $25, needsupply.com

Mango Ring Flap Bag

Mango Ring Flap Bag. (Photo: Mango)
Mango Ring Flap Bag. (Photo: Mango)

A gorgeous cranberry-red bag with a gold clasp and chain would make the perfect gift for mom, sister or girlfriend.

Shop it: $30, mango.com

H&M Clear Glass Jewelry Box

H&M Clear Glass Jewelry Box. (Photo: H&M)
H&M Clear Glass Jewelry Box. (Photo: H&M)

For your niece who has a penchant for piling on jewelry, this beautiful gold box will keep all of her jewels neat and organized.

Shop it: $30, hm.com

Topshop Snake Bucket Hat

Topshop Snake Bucket Hat. (Photo: Topshop)
Topshop Snake Bucket Hat. (Photo: Topshop)

The fashionista in your life will love this trendy bucket hat. The ’90s are definitely back, baby.

Shop it: $30, topshop.com

AEO Layered Coin Necklace

AEO Layered Coin Necklace. (Photo: AE)
AEO Layered Coin Necklace. (Photo: AE)

This jewelry set comes with not one but three stunning gold necklaces she can mix and match and layer to make her own.

Shop it: $11, ae.com

Zara Bucket Bag With Topstitched Handle

Zara Bucket Bag With Topstitched Handle. (Photo: Zara)
Zara Bucket Bag With Topstitched Handle. (Photo: Zara)

A lovely everyday bucket bag for any woman. She will love the camel color and luxurious topstitched handle. It’s hard to believe this bag retails for only $26!

Shop it: $26, zara.com

New York Times 2019 Travel Calendar

<em>New York Times</em> 2019 Travel Calendar. (Photo: New York Times)
New York Times 2019 Travel Calendar. (Photo: New York Times)

For anyone who always itches to get out of the city whenever they have a chance, this calendar features gorgeous travel images from New York Times photographers.

Shop it: $13 (was $18), nytimes.com

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