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20 Cheap Gifts That Look Expensive

For when you want your loved ones to feel special — but you're broke.


There's nothing worse than giving someone a cheap gift, and watching them try to hide their obvious realization that, wow, you spent about zero dollars on them. Of course, there's no shame in being short on cash or trying to stick to a budget — especially over the holidays — but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't get your loved ones something nice.

So read on for 20 (mostly female-targeted) gifts that cost no more than $40, but look like they do. Plus, find plenty more of our gift ideas right here.

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