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.
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.
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.
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
- Teacup Saucer – Here are a few Teacup Saucer Ideas I found on Amazon 1. Blue and White Saucer (for $12.99) 2. Collection of 12 Vintage saucers (for $7.99) 3. Here’s a cute modern hexagon plate (for $7 on Amazon).
- Fun holiday soap – Here’s a set of 14 holiday soaps for $24 on Amazon.
- Make your own DIY Lightbulb Ornament or DIY Leather Feather Ornament, or here are some other already made options like this 6 pack of Christmas ornaments that you are going to absolutely love!
- Simple String – Here is some basic string for under $3 on Amazon.
A 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
- Tea Cup and Saucer
- DIY Lip Scrub- Check out my DIY pumpkin Spice lip scrub, Peppermint lip scrub, and chocolate lip scrub!
- Lip Balm – This Sarah Happ Lip Balm is one of my favorites and is truly such a good gift! But if you want a less expensive option, I like this Rosebud Lip Salve too and it’s under $7 on Amazon!
- Ornament – I love this set of small ornaments, but you can also create your own DIY ornament too.
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
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
- Small cosmetic bag Here is one I found for $5 on Amazon or a set of 3 small pencil bags for $4.36 on Amazon.
- DIY Lip Scrub
- Nail Polish – Here is a set of 4 Essie Nail Polishes for $13 on Amazon or this stunning set of 4 Zoya nudes for $15!
- Lip Balm- Sarah Happ or Rosebud Lip Salve
- Ornament for added touch like the DIY Leather Feather Ornament or the DIY lightbulb ornament.
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