5 Ways to Make Your Christmas Gift Look Expensive

When you are on a budget during the holidays, you need to learn creative ways to make your Christmas gift look expensive. By packaging small gifts together that don’t cost a lot like these gifts under $25, you can have an amazing and thoughtful gift that looks like it was purchased at Anthropology. In fact, a lot of my gifting ideas come from none other than Anthropology; they have some of the most beautifully packaged gifts of all time. But, that also means that they cost a little more too. So instead of buying those gorgeous gifts, do it yourself and make your inexpensive Christmas gift look expensive.


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How to Make Your Christmas Gift Look Expensive

There are many ways that you can make your holiday gift look more expensive, you just have to get creative. Here are 8 inexpensive gift ideas that look expensive that you should totally steal.

How to creatively gift inexpensive small gifts together to make them all look expensive

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Make You Gift Look Expensive with a Jar

Get a few packs of pretty hair ties for around $3.00. Place them in a cute glass jar with a lid and tie a ribbon around it. It’s a super simple Christmas gift, but because it is packaged creatively, it has more impact. You could pair this with a gift card or with any other these other inexpensive gift ideas.

what you need

  • small jar – Check out these small jars that are a set of 12 for $12.99 on Amazon!
  • fun hair ties – Here is a set of 100 hair ties for under $10 on Amazon.
  • ribbon – You will love this black velvet ribbon I used to decorate the jar with on Amazon.

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Make You Gift Look Expensive with a Dish

A Dish: Thrift a small vintage dish (around 50 cents) or something similar, then find a fun soap for around $5.00. Wrap a ribbon or piece of yarn around it and tie a small ornament on top.  It’s super simple but it’s also a great gift too.

What You Need


how to make your cheap christmas gift look like you spent alot of moneyA Cup: Place a lip balm with your DIY peppermint lip scrub into a small tea cup along with a moisturizing lip balm to make your cheap gift look expensive. Add a cute ornament and tie a piece or ribbon around it for an added touch to this gift.


What You Need

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Make You Gift Look Expensive with a Cigar Box

A Cigar Box: Give the gift of writing by putting together a unique stationary box. Get a wood cigar box (around $2.00 at a cigar shop) and find some inexpensive letters and note cards to place inside. Add some cool pens, and a journal for an extra expensive look. Check out the Target dollar section for really cool stationary items that cost $1.00 each.

What You Need

      • Cigar Box – Here is a set of 10 cigar boxes on Amazon.
      • Notepads – I found a set of 12 for $12 dollars on Amazon.
      • Note Cards- Here is a set of 48 cards for under $11 on Amazon.
      • Small Journals- Love this journal option!
      • Pens- These pens are really fun!

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Make You Gift Look Expensive with a Bag

A Bag: Find an inexpensive pencil case bag or cosmetic bag for around $2.00. Place your DIY lip scrub, lip balm, and a nail polish inside. Add a Christmas ornament to give it an extra special touch.

What You Need



DIY Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub

DIY Peppermint Lip Scrub

DIY Peppermint and Lavender Face Scrub

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