It’s not materialistic or silly to want the gifts you give or get to look nice and to be impressive. A lot of times, people confuse stylish items that look good with the term “expensive.” In other words, many people assume that the best gifts are the priciest gifts – and this definitely isn’t true. There are tons of stylish, aesthetically pleasing, beautiful gift ideas out there that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and I’m here to prove it to you. Because honestly, not all of us are able to ask for gifts that are over $100, and most of us definitely aren’t able to afford gifts that are that much either.
Maybe you need to pad out your own wish list with some pretty items that, while not exactly necessary for life, are still nice to have. Maybe you’re looking for the perfect small gift for a friend or family member that will make them think you spent a lot when you didn’t. Maybe you just need something tiny and inexpensive to add to a gift! I don’t know. It doesn’t matter! The below gifts are fun, stylish, and inexpensive – all of them are under $25! – but they still manage to look expensive and luxe AF. So, proof that you really can have the best of both worlds.
1. A Monogram Mug
Gilded Shapes Monogram Mug, $10, Anthropologie
At a loss for what to get someone for the holidays? A monogrammed mug is never a bad idea, especially when it’s this pretty. It’s personal, sweet, and is at a great price point.
2. An Earring Set
Stoned Piercing Set, $18, Free People
Another great to gift to give (or ask for) if you’re feeling stumped? A little set of different earrings. Small studs are perfect for basically anyone who has their ears pierced. I love this set from Free People – it’s chic, stylish, and is a really terrific value. Plus, anyone would love black and gold!
3. A Cute Beanie
Fuzzy Pompom Beanie, $19, Urban Outfitters
Everyone needs a beanie for the cold winter weather! This one is versatile, cozy, and truly adorable. Ask for it for yourself (I think I’m going to!) or buy it for a friend.
4. A Chic Crossbody Clutch
Woman’s Crossbody Clutch, $19.99, Target
How amazing is this clutch at this price? It’s stylish and ideal for the holiday season. It looks big in the photo, but it’s actually the size of a small clutch, making it perfect to use at fancier events.
5. A Cool Toiletry Bag
Getaway Toiletries Bag, $20, ban.do
Everyone could use a bag for beauty products when traveling. This one has a few different pouches and a zipper pocket, and plenty of room for everything else. I love the sassy slogan on the front.
6. Marble Phone Case
Recover Gemstone iPhone Case, $20, Nordstrom
iPhone cases are usually pretty pricey, especially when they’re this pretty to look at. But this one is only $20 and it looks like a million bucks.
7. A Cozy Scarf
Cozy and Colorful Circle Scarf, $22.99, Modcloth
Scarves are a go-to gift for me – I buy them for someone when I don’t know what else to get them, because honestly, no one can have too many scarves. This circle scarf is adorable, cozy, and perfect for a gift.
8. A 2018 Agenda
Kate Spade New York Paris Agenda, $18, ShopBop
It’s impossible to not get excited about getting organized in the new year with an agenda this beautiful. This one is small and easy to carry around so that you’ll never forget your important events.
9. A Stylish Book
Capture Your Style Book, $22, Topshop
This is a nice coffee table book (basically good to look at) but it’s also a fun read. Ask for it for yourself if you want to amp up your style, or gift it to a friend who loves fashion.
10. An Initial Pouch
Aerie Monogram Pouch, $11.16, American Eagle
A pouch makes a nice small gift because it’s something people usually don’t buy for themselves, and it really comes in handy when you least expect it. I love the personalized touch on these.
11. A Luggage Tag
Adventure Luggage Tag, $14, Topshop
If you travel a lot, you might want to ask for a luggage tag to keep your belongings safe. Or get this for someone who does travel a lot!
12. Trendy Earrings
BP. Ball Drop Earrings, $14, Nordstrom
These large ball drop statement earrings are really popular right now and make for a very cool gift. The price point on this pair is amazing.
13. Nice Hand Cream
Subrosa Hand Cream, $14, Anthropologie
Hand cream might sound like a lame gift, but it’s not. Everyone uses it (or they should) and everyone runs out of it or loses it all the time. It’s always good to stock up on, especially when the packaging is this gorgeous.
14. Cozy Mittens
Aerie Convertible Pom Mittens, $11.16, American Eagle
If you’re struggling with gift ideas, you can’t go wrong with gloves or mittens – they’re a winter necessity. This pair gives you the best of both worlds.
15. A Luxury Candle
Nest Birchwood Pine Votive Candle, $16, Nordstrom
Candles are always a nice gift because it’s something everyone will use. I like the idea of gifting a holiday/winter scent for the holidays. This Nest candle is small but gorgeous, and Nest has terrific scents.
16. A Luxe Pajama Set
Velour Pajama Set, $24.99, Target
Velour pajamas? Um, yes please. These super cozy PJs are sexy, comfy, and cute all at once – and they’re under $25.
17. Cool Incense
Starry Night Incense Set, $14, Anthropologie
I am very obsessed with this incense set. It’s nice to burn, and also, whoever gets this will never want to get rid of this gorgeous tin.
18. An Eye Mask
Twelve NYC Eye Mask, $20, Bloomingdales
An eye mask is the item everyone should be using that they probably aren’t using. This one is adorable, feels glamorous, and will help prevent aging.
19. A Cool Water Bottle
Work It Out Water Bottle, $20, ban.do
Not to sound weird, but I love this water bottle. The top makes it super easy to drink even when you’re running on the treadmill (since you can sip it) and it’s just really nice to look at.
20. A Pretty Pouch
Jet Set Shimmered Pouch, $24, Anthropologie
How beautiful are these little pouches? They’re super tiny, but anyone would appreciate them for holding stray coins.
21. A Fun Keychain
Silicone Keychain, $18, ban.do
Need a small gift? A fun keychain is a good idea – it’s cute and unique. I personally need this one in my life.
22. A Cute Mug
Clay Art Camper Mug, $5.99, Target
Hey, one can never have enough mugs! This one is so adorable and perfect for all of the cold winter days coming up.
23. A Pretty Headband
Velvet Garden Headband, $18, Anthropologie
This velvet headband is so gorgeous. Ask for it for yourself to really dress up your hair this year, or gift it to a stylish friend.
24. Velour Socks
Go Go Velour Socks, $14, ShopBop
Socks get a bad rep! I think they’re actually a good gift, because everyone always needs them. And these are pretty velour socks, which is just really nice.
25. A Small Trinket Dish
Shimmered Spots Trinket Dish, $10, Anthropologie
I love gifting pretty little dishes like these. They can be used for so many different things and they’re always so beautiful.