Gift Guide: Luxe for Less

Luxe for Less
Christmas gifts are the perfect opportunity to spoil the ones we love. Whether it’s indulging in a day at the spa or treating someone to an item they’d never splurge on for themselves, it’s always nice to add a little luxury to someone’s life. Of course, luxurious items usually mean high end prices – but not always!

Savvy shoppers know there are plenty of ways to get luxe gift ideas for less. From picking out designer items at gift-worthy prices to keeping an eye out for sales and discount codes on to browsing designer discount retailers like Saks Off 5th or Nordstrom Rack, there are plenty of gorgeous gifts available at total steals this holiday season. Check out some of our top luxe gift ideas – all under $150 – below!

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1. Karl Lagerfeld Ruffled Shoulder Sweatshirt – $49.99

Saks Off 5th
The creative director behind Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, has lent his iconic fashion sensibility to an eponymous line of affordable clothing and accessories. This ruffled sweatshirt has a hint of sporty style with the cool script logo across the chest.

2. Burberry Beauty Festive Beauty Box – $40

The beauty counter is one of the best ways to find designer brand names at affordable prices. This covetable box includes four luxury-sized samples from the high end beauty brand – and the embossed eyeshadow means you’ll get to put a bit of Burberry plaid under the tree!

3. Kate Spade Keaton Jewelry Box – $40

Kate Spade
Add a little polish to her vanity table with this posh enameled jewelry box. Coming in an array of hues, we particularly love this Tiffany’s-inspired teal with complementary gold trim. If there’s room in the budget, top off this gift by slipping in a piece of Kate Spade jewelry as well – they have plenty of studs and bangles for under $50.

4. Paddywax Urban Concrete Rectangle Copper Bergamot & Mahogany Candle – $20

Not every luxury gift has to have a designer name attached to it. Instead, it’s about the look and feel. This modern candle would make a stellar host gift or thank you present and fits seamlessly into any décor.

5. Uni Ornament – $30

Add a magical touch of luxury to your Christmas tree with this metallic leather ornament. Plus, she can use it afterward as a bookmark or attach it to her luggage so she always knows which bag is hers on the carousel. Coach has a dozen different designs to choose from this season too, including hearts, snowflakes, stars, and more.

6. Soap Rocks – $13 each

This is one gift idea that’s almost too pretty to use! Stock up on these gemstone-inspired soaps and dole them out to your best girlfriends, as stocking stuffers, or as part of a larger present. Choose from a dozen different stones to make sure everyone gets their own unique pick.


1. Alice Metallic Leather Ballet Flat – $74.25

Michael Kors
Nothing tops off a Christmas present – or a pretty pair of metallic leather flats – like a bow! This classy pair of flats has little luxe details you’ll love – like a cushy quilted interior and gold lock charm on the toe.

2. Coach Pave Hinged Bangle – $95

Coming in rose gold, classic gold, and silver, this chic little plated brass bangle makes an elegant statement on its own or as part of a stacker set. Emblazoned with the Coach logo, the petite pave rhinestones add just a hint of festive bling.

3. Rebecca Minkoff Velvet Mini Mac Crossbody Bag – $79.97

Nordstrom Rack
This cross-body bag is completely on-trend with its plush velvet fabric. Not only that, but Rebecca Minkoff’s Mac bags are the brand’s signature – this is a great starting point for anyone interested in getting to know the brand.

4. Jo Malone London English Oak & Redcurrant Home Candle – $65

If you’re going to buy a luxurious candle, Jo Malone was pretty much the inventor of the trend. The candles tick every box: powerful, beautifully blended scents that never wear off, long burn times, and minimalist packaging to suit any household.

5. Missoni Braided Beanie – $99.99

Saks Off 5th
Smart shoppers can pick up gear by designer brands that are otherwise out of reach if they know where to shop. Missoni is one of the higher end brands out there – but this knit beanie, inspired by their signature multi-color prints, is well within your budget and totally practical for him or her to rock this winter.
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6. Made by Humans Glam Balloon Dog Bank – $80

Shopping for a tween or teen? Add a little bling to their life and encourage them to save up to invest in their own luxury items for the future with this sparkling, rhinestone-bedazzled coin bank. It also comes in a glittery gold rabbit, if that’s more your style!

7. Keds x Kate Spade New York Glitter Sneakers – $85

Kate Spade
Designers will often collaborate with mass brands to create products at lower price points – which equals a total steal for you! Case in point? Kate Spade and Keds have been producing these super chic glitter sneakers for a few years now, with satiny ribbon laces and a classic sneaker profile. This deep cherry hue feels extra on point for the holidays.


1. Cole Haan Flap Leather Backpack – $104.99

Saks Off 5th
Whether he’s using it as a commuter bag, going to class, traveling, or even hitting the gym, this sumptuous leather backpack is a classy choice for any dapper guy in your life. Regularly $400, it’s an incredible deal to boot!

2. Jonathan Adler Zig Zag Baby Alpaca Throw – $148.97

Nordstrom Rack
You don’t have to limit yourself to fashion picks when shopping luxe. Jonathan Adler’s signature colorful, modern collection of household goods would be equally welcomed – like this touchably soft blanket that rivals cashmere in coziness.

3. Kate Spade Cameron Street Eliza Wallet – $110

Kate Spade
If you’re going to splurge on a designer item, actually having the logo visible is ideal. While many Kate Spade bags and wallets cross the $150 mark, this slimline Saffiano leather wallet does not. And have no fear about getting shortchanged either – Kate Spade wallets are built to last and have all the functions you’d never need, including card slots, a change purse, and a clear panel for your ID.

4. Coach Tech Nappa Gloves – $150

Investing in luxury items is totally worth it if it’s something you’re going to wear all the time. These sheep leather and cashmere-lined gloves are a sumptuous choice for the well-heeled gent, plus they’re tech-friendly so he can text you back no matter how chilly the weather is outside.

5. Tory Burch Quinn Printed Hanging Cosmetic Tote – $109

Tory Burch
Preppy, pretty, and practical, this travel cosmetic bag ticks all the boxes. With plenty of space for makeup, toiletries, and other essentials, the entire thing is wrapped in the brand’s signature double T logo.

6. Gucci 53MM Wayfarer Sunglasses – $149.99

Saks Off 5th
A pair of sunnies might not be an obvious choice for a Christmas gift, but at a price like this (regularly $350!) you can’t really go wrong. Plus, sunglasses are something she could wear year-round, particularly if she’s got a tropical holiday booked this winter.

 Don’t forget, the best way to gift with style and save money is to always check for a coupon code before shopping!