Affordable Luxury Gift Ideas for the Baller on a Budget

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Christmas season is officially in full-swing and another request I’ve gotten from you is gift ideas for your loved ones with a luxury taste. While I truly believe that gifts should be thoughtful and something your recipient will actually use and love, this doesn’t mean that you have to shell out a ton of money to get something they’ll appreciate.

I’ve rounded up several affordable luxury gifts to give you more ideas on what to get this year! From luxury beauty to high-quality designer shoe and handbag dupes, you’ve got everything you’ll want to gift in this post – and maybe you’ll put a few things on your own wish list.

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Perfume & Cologne

The most affordable way to gift luxury is with perfume – after all, who doesn’t want to smell good? Many luxury brands offer beauty products like perfume so that their brand is attainable to people who can’t afford costly designer items.

Here are the most popular luxury perfumes for both men and women at affordable price points:

Bvlgari By Bvlgari Eau De Parfum For Women (3.4 oz): $38.67

Cartier La Panthere Eau De Parfum for Women (1.6 oz): $47.15

Chloe New By Chloe Eau De Parfum For Women (1.7 oz): $48.58

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau De Toilette For Men (2.5 oz): $32.89

Bvlgari Aqva Marine Eau De Toilette For Men (3.4 oz): $36.40

Versace Eros Eau de Toilette For Men (3.4 oz): $46.22

Luxury Candles

Diptyque is a really popular luxury candle brand and the prestige of its name alone makes it justifiable as a luxury gift (especially since I would never spend $60+ on a candle, but I’d love to be gifted one!). Of course, you can always get the smaller 2.4 oz for $34, but it’s the size of a votive candle and would serve better as a stocking stuffer.

Diptyque Baies Candle (6.5 oz): $64.00

If you’re not digging Diptyque’s prices, Archipelago, Aromatique and Henri Bendel all have candles that smell just like Diptyque’s most popular Baies scent for a fraction of the cost. In fact, Aromatique carries 12 oz. candles for half the price of a single 6.5 oz Diptyque candle!

Archipelago Pomegranate Citrus Soy Candle (5.25oz): $24.50

Aromatique Smell of Spring Candle (12 oz): $30.29

Henri Bendel Black Currant Candle: $55.00

Skincare Sets

Luxury skincare is probably one of the easiest ways to an upperclass woman’s heart. Most women who can afford it will pay a pretty penny for top-notch skincare, as the common belief is that you only have one face in your lifetime, so you should take care of it. Here are some luxury skincare sets from France and Korea, which are both known for their breakthrough skincare brands:


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Dermatological Acne Treatment System: $29.99

Eau Thermale Avène SOS Post-Procedure Recovery Kit: $60.00

Missha Time Revolution Best Seller Special Set: $55.66

The Perfect Red Lipstick

A woman’s Christmas isn’t complete without the perfect rouge pout. Give a tube of lipstick from one of the most iconic luxury brands and your mom will thank you forever. Trust me.

It’s also worth mentioning that while I don’t shop at Sephora often, they always have the most incredible holiday beauty gift sets during this time of year. This year they are also offering a new sale every Thursday featuring crazy good deals like $5 Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadows, $12 Make Up Forever Mascara (normally $25), Stila Liquid Lipstick for $12 and much more. Make sure to check out the Sephora Weekly Wow sale as well as the Sephora Beauty Offers page to get more luxury goodies!

Dior Rouge Dior Mini Lipstick Set: $50.00

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Set: $45.00

Marc Jacobs Cat’s Meow Le Marc Lip Crème Collection: $45.00 $31.00

Designer Handbag Dupes

Okay, so you might not be able to afford a $5,000+ Chanel handbag for mom… but if she’s not committed to dripping in designer, then why not get her a dupe of her designer favorites instead? Ainifeel carries tons of high-quality genuine leather handbags that are extremely similar to the most popular designer bags!


Ainifeel Sheepskin Quilted Chain Strap Handbag (dupe for Chanel’s $5,200 Boy Bag): $119.00 – $125.00

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Tote Bag (dupe for Hermés $3,450 Leather Garden Party Bag): $135.00

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Handbag (dupe for $3,100+ Céline Medium Leather Luggage Tote): $119.00

Genuine Leather Wallets

A foolproof gift for a man is a wallet – it’s a functional necessity that everyone needs, after all. Men’s wallets tend to be much more affordable than women’s, making brand-name leather wallets extremely affordable at under $40. For the woman who loves designer silhouettes, Ainifeel has plenty of dupes.

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s RFID Blocking 100% Leather Passcase Bifold Wallet: $13.55

Calvin Klein Men’s Logo Embossed Billfold W/ Coin Pocket: $16.38

Fossil Men’s Mylo Leather Rfid Blocking Embossed Map Bifold Wallet: $16.68

Ainifeel Women’s Padlock Genuine Leather Billfold Wallet (dupe for $3,550 Hermés Kelly Wallet): $69.00

Ainifeel Women’s Genuine Leather Quilted Billfold Wallet (dupe for $1,000+ Chanel Chevron Flap Wallet): $45.00

Ainifeel Women’s Padlock Genuine Leather Clutch Wallet With Shoulder Strap (dupe for $5,300 Hermés Kelly Pochette Bag): $79.90

A Pair of Designer Dupe High Heels

Most women would die of happiness upon receiving a pair of trend-forward heels as a gift. If you have the budget for it, why not get a quality pair of designer dupe high heels? My favorite designer dupe shoe brand Kaitlyn Pan has so many shoes that are practically spot-on compared to their designer counterparts – including all-genuine materials. Check out my previous reviews on Kaitlyn Pan’s dupes of the Valentino Rockstud, Stuart Weitzman Highland Boot and Chanel Slingback Heel if you don’t believe me!

Kaitlyn Pan Microsuede High Heel Over The Knee Thigh High Boots (dupe for Stuart Weitzman’s $798 Highland Boot): $99.99

Kaitlyn Pan Genuine Leather All Red High Heel (Dupe for $1,000+ Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spike Heel): $109.00

Kaitlyn Pan Genuine Leather Studded High Heel (dupe for Valentino $925 Rockstud Rolling Pump): $113.99

Anything Cashmere

Cashmere is one of those materials that simply exudes luxury and quality. Get them a nice cashmere sweater and they’ll practically fall asleep in it, since it’s just like being wrapped up in a cozy blanket.

Amazon Essentials Women’s 100% Cashmere V-Neck Sweater: $65.00

Amazon Essentials Men’s 100% Cashmere V-Neck Sweater: $65.00

Men and Women’s 100 % Cashmere Scarf: $49.98


Nothing says “I love you” better than a brand-new pair of Calvin Klein boxer briefs or a nice lingerie set, but intimates don’t have to be outrageously priced! Ditch Victoria’s Secret and buy your gal pals a nice bra from Frederick’s of Hollywood or La Senza – they even have dupes of Victoria’s Secret bras like the Bombshell bra and the amazing Incredible push-up bra (for the record, Vicky, I’m torn you discontinued it, but La Senza’s Body Kiss push-up is a great dupe anyway!).


Frederick’s of Hollywood Allegra Satin and Lace Corset: $29.00

ASOS Alexa Applique Lace Bra Set in Pink: $32.00

Forever 21 Sheer Strappy Mesh Teddy: $19.90

H&M Lace Balconette Bra: $19.99 $12.99

Lace Trim Thong Panties (3 Pack): $13.99

Calvin Klein Men’s 3 Pack Boxer Briefs: $19.98 – $44.50

Emporio Armani Men’s 3-Pack Cotton Boxer Briefs: $24.75 – $44.00

Lacoste Men’s 3 Pack Cotton Boxer Brief: $17.15 – $42.50

Hugo Boss Men’s 3-Pack Cotton Stretch Boxer Brief: $29.40 – $42.00

Alexander Del Rossa Mens Satin Boxer Shorts (Individual or Pack): $9.99 – $37.99


To men, watches are like shoes for women, and a nice watch is the cherry on top of a man’s outfit. With tons more styles for men than women, it’s easy to get a gorgeous watch for a man at a budget-friendly price, although with some research you can find stylish and affordable watches for women as well.

Invicta Men’s 8928OB Pro Diver Watch (dupe for Rolex Submariner): $78.99

Kenneth Cole New York Men’s Stainless Steel Dress Watch (Model: 10030815): $74.32

Armani Exchange Men’s AX1326 Black Silicone Watch: $70.28

Diesel Men’s DZ1206 Master Chief Stainless Steel Brown Leather Watch: $76.98

Wristology Olivia Women’s Rose Gold Watch With Patent Leather Strap (dupe for Daniel Wellington Petite Watch): $39.99

Wristology Lilly Womens Silver Boyfriend Watch (dupe for Michael Kors Bradshaw Watch): $49.99

Nine West Goldtone Mesh Bracelet Watch: $36.75

Anne Klein Women’s Rose Gold Tone Bracelet Watch: $54.99


Whether it’s earrings and necklaces for women or cufflinks and tie clips for men, everybody needs a good set of jewelry for special occasions. Although diamonds and 100% gold may not exactly be budget-friendly, Swarovski crystals, cubic zirconia and gold or platinum-plated jewelry can still substitute perfectly for precious materials.

Orrous & Co 18k White Gold Plated Cubic Zirconia Earrings (1.90 carats): $19.99

Kate Spade Stone Hinged Bangle Bracelet (dupe for $14,600 Cartier Love Bracelet): $47.98

Sephla 14k White Gold Plated Pendant Necklace: $15.99

Puentes Denver Men’s 3-Piece Tie Clip Bar Set: $9.99

Stacy Adams Men’s Silver Ruby Crystal Rondell Cuff Link: $24.99

His Private Items Cufflinks and Tie Clip Set: $16.59

Bar and Cocktail Essentials

Anyone who loves to throw parties and entertain their guests with pizzazz and prestige will love crystal decanters or other fine bar items. These bar and cocktail essentials double as home decor and are sure to give that “wow” factor once they unwrap their gift.

Amlong Crystal Lead-Free Wine Decanter: $29.90

Zalik Hand Made Lead-Free Crystal Wine Carafe Decanter: $27.99

Bormioli Rocco Selecta Lead-Free 7-Piece Whiskey Gift Set: $18.95

Quiseen 100% Pure Soapstone Beverage Chilling Stones: $9.95

What will you be getting your loved ones for Christmas? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe below for more affordable gift ideas, frugal shopping tips, designer dupes and much more.

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