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:

Cartier La Panthere Eau De Parfum for Women (1.7 oz): $41.44

Chloe New By Chloe Eau De Parfum For Women (1.7 oz): $49.90

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau De Toilette For Men (2.5 oz): $40.56

Bvlgari Aqva Marine Eau De Toilette For Men (3.4 oz): $47.99

Versace Eros Eau de Toilette For Men (3.4 oz): $51.20

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 $36, but it’s the size of a votive candle and would serve better as a stocking stuffer.

Diptyque Baies Candle (6.5 oz): $60.36

If you’re not digging Diptyque’s prices, Archipelago and Aromatique 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): $24.99

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:

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

Eau Thermale Avene Hypersensitive Skin Regimen Kit for Sensitive and Irritated Skin: $38.00

Missha Time Revolution Best Seller Special Set: $50.00

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: you can get 3 full-size Nars lipsticks for $33 off, 2 full-size Urban Decay All Night Setting Sprays for $42, 2 full-size mascaras, 8 travel-size mascaras and a set of lashes for $34. and more. Make sure to check out the Sephora Weekly Sale as well as the Sephora Beauty Offers page to get more luxury goodies!

 

Bobbi Brown Luxed Up Lipstick Duo: $25 ($49 Value)

 

Pat McGrath Labs LUST Mini MatteTrance Lipstick Trio: $25 ($45 Value)

 

NARS Audacious Lipstick Keepsake Set: $79 ($112 Value)

 

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Mini Set: $39 ($81 Value)

 

Sephora Favorites Bite the Bullet Lip Kit: $25 ($62 Value)

 

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? Amazon carries a few high-quality genuine leather handbags that are extremely similar to the most popular designer bags – scoop them up before they’re gone.

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Dupe for Hermés Birkin: $139.99 – $159.99

Dupe for Hermés Garden Party: $132.00

Dupe for Celine Box Bag: $79.99

Dupe for Chloe Faye Backpack: $69.99

Dupe for Chloe Pixie: $58.99

Dupe for Chloe Nile: $99.00

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. 

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s RFID Blocking 100% Leather Passcase Bifold Wallet: $22.99

Calvin Klein Men’s Logo Embossed Billfold W/ Coin Pocket: $27.99

Fossil Men’s Mylo Leather Rfid Blocking Embossed Map Bifold Wallet: $32.00

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!

Dupe for Aquazzura Wild Thing: $32.99

Dupe for Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pump: $18.89 – $32.99

Dupe for Gianvito Rossi Plexi: $38.99 – $58.99

Dupe for Christian Louboutin So Kate: $29.00 – $46.99

Dupe for Christian Louboutin Spike Heel: $54.99

Intimates

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!).

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Frederick’s of Hollywood Lace Teddy: $19.80

ASOS: Triangle bra and thong: $39

Forever 21 Lace & Satin Romper: $19.90

H&M Lace Garter Belt: $14.99

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

Watches

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): $65.99

Armani Exchange Men’s AX1326 Black Silicone Watch: $77.98

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

Nine West Goldtone Mesh Bracelet Watch: $36.75

Anne Klein Women’s Rose Gold Tone Bracelet Watch: $57.13

Jewelry

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): $13.95

Sephla 14k White Gold Plated Pendant Necklace: $16.99

Puentes Denver Men’s 3-Piece Tie Clip Bar Set: $15.99

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

His Private Items Cufflinks and Tie Clip Set: $18.59

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: $29.80

James Scott Italian Made 7-Piece Decanter Set: $24.98

Quiseen 100% Pure Soapstone Beverage Chilling Stones: $8.95

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Looking for the perfect budget-friendly luxury gift? These 50 affordable luxury gift ideas that are sure to please. From Calvin Klein to Diesel and dupes of expensive brands like Rolex, Celine, Hermes and more, this is the ultimate affordable luxury gift guide for the baller on a budget! - www.theballeronabudget.com

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