These Under $100 Gifts Look Way More Expensive Than They Actually Are

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Having expensive taste and knowing how to shop for things that reflect it without breaking the bank is a true art form. With the holiday season fast approaching, we are already getting a jump-start on gift shopping for our loved ones. Naturally, we’re all about finding quality items that fit within our budget.

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From a beautiful robe to luxe beauty products, the Shop With Us team has found a ton of cute gifts that look expensive, but are all priced under $100. As for our top three picks?

Scroll down for all of our favorite affordable, yet expensive looking gifts.

1. Our Absolute Favorite: A stunning cutlery set for gorgeous kitchen counter appeal

turquoise pioneer cutlery set

Why it’s our pick: This 14-Piece Cutlery Set by The Pioneer Woman is the perfect way to include an accent color into kitchen decor. We love that it’s available in five different shade options.

Reviewers say: The knives shipped quickly, cut well, look beautiful and are a great gift for people who love to cook and take pride in their kitchen. The most popular color is the turquoise shade.

See it: Snag the turquoise 14-Piece Cutlery Set by The Pioneer Woman for $52. Additional colors have varying prices.

2. Our Budget-Friendly Favorite: A luxe robe that looks like satin 

black robe satin lace

Why it’s our pick: The In Bloom by Jonquil Wrap Robe looks like a fine satin loungewear design and the lace detailing along the sleeves gives it an extra luxe flair.

See it: Grab this In Bloom By Jonquil Robe for only $56! Order one size up since Nordstrom notes it runs small.


3. Our Splurge-Worthy Favorite: A statement sweater with a sizzling cutout back

open back rib knit sweater
Pixie Market


Why it’s our pick: The Pixie Market Rivoli Cutout Back Sweater takes the cutout concept to sultry new levels with this design that spans across the back and arms.

See it: Snag the Pixie Market Rivoli Cut Out Back Sweater for $79


4. A soft cashmere sweater for stylish layering

cashmere sweater saks fifth avenue
Saks Off Fifth

Why it’s our pick: The Cashmere Saks Fifth Avenue Rib Knit Cashmere Sweater comes in so many bright, pastel and neutral colors. We love the festive red shade for the holidays!

See it: Pick up this Cashmere Saks Fifth Avenue Rib Knit Cashmere Sweater (marked down 72 percent off its original $250, now $70) while select colors and sizes are available.


5. A lipstick set by Yves Saint Laurent

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Why it’s our pick: This Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Lip Trio is a limited edition matte lip stain set with three colors that are perfect for fall.

See it: Snag the Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Lip Trio for $80 before the limited edition set is gone for good.


6. A bronze and teal vase for antique style home decor

teal and bronze vase
One Kings Lane

Why it’s our pick: We love the bronze and antique feel of this beautiful Bradburn Home Earth Tapered Vase and can picture it displayed in a home with gorgeous blooms spilling from the top.

See it: Scoop up the Bradburn Home Earth Tapered Vase for $59.


7. A chic leather loafer that fits in easily with any wardrobe

black leather loafer

Why it’s our pick: The sleek design and gold hardware of this Louise et Cie Bayne Loafer makes this shoe a winning pick for Us.

Reviewers say: The shoe has an accurate fit, is made of quality material that lasts well over time and can be dressed up or down.

See it: Get the Louise et Cie Bayne Loafer (marked down 40 percent off its original $140, now $80) while there are several colors and sizes available.


8. A gold-trimmed gadget for keeping up with keys, phones or other valuables

Key finder

Why it’s our pick: The Tile EC-11001 Style is designed to be matched with an app on a phone so the location of the item attached to the Tile can be known instantly.

Reviewers say: The device is a life saver and can be used to locate everything from keys and purses to cameras and cat collars.

See it: Get a single Tile EC-11001 Style (marked down 34 percent off its original $35, now $23) or order a two-pack (marked down 25 percent off its original $60, now $45).


9. A La Mer skincare set for a luxury beauty upgrade

la mer the body creme

Why it’s our pick: The Hydrating Collection by La Mer is the ultimate skincare gift for anyone who adores luxury beauty! This new set from the celebrity-loved brand is a great way to treat someone to a star-studded skincare routine.

See it: Snag this Hydrating Collection by La Mer for $75 before it sells out!


10. Gold-trimmed agate coasters to bring the elegant geode trend to the house

agate coasters geode style wayfair

Why it’s our pick: The See More by Stephen D. Evans Teal Agate Coasters have a unique, yet elegant look and will look beautiful at your next dinner party.

Reviewers say: These coasters look expensive and are great for coffee tables or desks.

See it: Snag these See More by Stephen D. Evans Teal Agate Coasters for $67.


11. Marble pastry board for the stylish chef of the house

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Why it’s our pick: This Fox Run 3833 Marble Pastry Board will be great for rolling dough, but will also look lovely sitting out on the counter even when it’s not in use.

Reviewers say: The pastry board looks great in their kitchen, can also be used as a cutting board and is not easily damaged.

See it: Get this Fox Run 3833 Marble Pastry Board for $40.


12. Vintage style sunglasses by a celeb-loved brand

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Quay Australia

Why it’s our pick: The Quay Australia MOD STAR Sunglasses (currently on sale!) have a cool, unique green lens. Plus, how can we say no to the brand Jennifer Lopez is known for incorporating into her covetable street style looks?

Reviewers say: They are the perfect shape, size and color!

See it: Get the Quay Australia MOD STAR Sunglasses (marked down 48 percent off its original $60 price, now $29) while they are still in stock.


13. Eye treatment mask made with 24-karat gold

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Why it’s our pick: The La Pure 24-Karat Gold Eye Treatment Mask comes with 15 sets and its ingredients include 24-karat gold, anti-aging collagen and hyaluronic acid.

Reviewers say: It helped restore moisture, decrease bags and is easy to use.

See it: Get the La Pure 24-Karat Gold Eye Treatment Mask for $20.


14. A throw blanket with an eye-catching texture

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Why it’s our pick: The Anthropologie August Throw Blanket is right up our comfort-loving alley! We love that it has unique diamond gridlines with lightly frayed edges. It’s available in three colors.

See it: Scoop up the Anthropologie August Throw Blanket for $88.

15. A lively skirt to brighten up gloomy days

halogen skirt

Why it’s our pick: A flouncy skirt in a bright color will get serious style miles in your closet. It’ll even look great under coats!

See it: Scoop up the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Pleated Midiskirt for $99.

Check out more of our picks and deals here!


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