Top 5: Gifts That Look Expensive--But Aren't

December 11, 2009 by Jeanine Edwards
shefinds | Style

The key to buying gifts on a tight budget is to pick things that look really special (and then wrap them really nicely). All of these five picks for your budget are under $30, but they don’t look it. Some of them are so enticingly priced, you can even afford to buy an extra– for yourself, of course.

Know a girl who never leaves home without an arsenal of beauty products? Gift her with this sparkly Sonia Kashuk cosmetic bag ($12.99), so she’s always packing in style.

kate landry jeweled beret

After spending half an hour blow drying your hair, no one really wants to wear a hat. But this jeweled beret ($28) is so precious, she’ll never want to take it off.

Kate Spade posy vases

Your brand label obsessed friend (we won’t name names) will flip for these brightly colored Kate Spade vases ($25) to dress up her digs.

too faced to go palette

What beauty junkie wouldn’t want six lip glosses and four eyeshadows all in a makeup palette ($18.50) that actually fits in your pocket?

charlotte russe rhinestone charm bracelet

Charm bracelets ($4) are having moment. This one from Charlotte Russe is so affordably priced, you can give your favorite trendsetter a few of them to layer.

If you’ve got more people to check off your list, see our picks for the best gifts for foodies, workaholics and people who have everything.



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Jeanine Edwards is a writer and editor covering fashion, beauty and shopping. She never misses a sale and is committed to good skincare. Prior to joining the SheFinds team, Jeanine worked at XO Group and InStyle. You can reach Jeanine at [email protected]

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