These Holiday Gifts All Cost Under $50 (But They’ll Convince People You Actually Spent Way More)

You don’t need to break the bank this Christmas to make an impression- these fabulous gifts are less than $50 but feel like they cost so much more

collage of green glasses, black candle, marble bottle holder, white bowl on colorful background
(Image credit: Byredo, McGee & Co, Crate & Barrell, Anthropologie)

When you’re a lover of beautiful things, and so are your friends and family, it’s easy to end up spending a fortune on Christmas gifts. But I’ve scrolled through the internet to make this year easier for you. I found plenty of tasteful, design led gift ideas, all under $50, that will convince everyone you’ve spent way more.

But what makes an item look expensive? We're talking quality materials that are well put together, with a weight and texture that feels thought through and generous. Attention to even the smallest details is a must, and a look that either touches on the latest trends, or is clearly a timeless piece in neutral colors and classic shapes that will look as good later as they do today in a modern home. 

Soft furnishings, accessories, decorative objects, glassware, or dinnerware, you’re sure to find here something for everyone on your list, all from the best home decor stores. Just remember to wrap your gifts in a thoughtful way, to fully deliver the expensive look from start to finish. 

Raluca Racasan
News writer

Raluca is Digital News Writer for and passionate about all things interior and living beautifully. Coming from a background writing and styling shoots for fashion magazines such as Marie Claire Raluca’s love for design started at a very young age when her family’s favourite weekend activity was moving the furniture around the house ‘for fun’. Always happiest in creative environments in her spare time she loves designing mindful spaces and doing colour consultations. She finds the best inspiration in art, nature, and the way we live, and thinks that a home should serve our mental and emotional wellbeing as well as our lifestyle.