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12/12/2016 03:52 pm ET Updated Dec 13, 2016

12 Expensive-Looking Gifts You Won’t Believe Are Under $40

A budget doesn't have to hold you back.

Exchanging gifts over the holidays is fun, but it can become mighty expensive rather quickly. Enter a budget, which truly must be stuck to.

It doesn’t matter if you’re giving a gift to a child, friend, sibling, aunt, parent or coworker, there are outstanding gifts in the $30-$40 range; some of them even look quite expensive. 

We scoured the internet for the best gifts in this category. The best part is that not only will you be able to rest this holiday season without having panic attacks about your credit card bill, but you can be proud of each of these gifts. Nothing spells l-a-z-y like a gift card, and we’ll show you why a budget doesn’t have to hold you back. 

Check out the entire gift guide below.

  • 1 Travel Neck Pillow
    This is the kind of gift that might make someone <i>look forward&nbsp;</i>to falling asleep on a train, bus or plane.&nbsp;<b
    Bloomingdales
    This is the kind of gift that might make someone look forward to falling asleep on a train, bus or plane. 

    Hudson Park faux fur travel neck pillow, on sale for $29.99, from Bloomingdales
  • 2 Slate Cheese Board
    A slate cheese board is a great gift because it allows the host to specify which cheeses&nbsp;are being served. Wood cheese b
    A slate cheese board is a great gift because it allows the host to specify which cheeses are being served. Wood cheese boards are so yesterday. 

    Slate cheese board, $32, from MoMa Store
  • 3 Monogrammed Clutch
    For the person in your life who loves a good handbag, the&nbsp;personalized, fold-over clutch&nbsp;is&nbsp;a luxe gift which
    For the person in your life who loves a good handbag, the personalized, fold-over clutch is a luxe gift which stays on budget.

    Monogrammed clutch, $39.95, from Etsy
  • 4 Celestial Coaster Set
    How beautiful are these clay and glass handmade coasters? A pretty&nbsp;addition to any coffee table.&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Ce
    How beautiful are these clay and glass handmade coasters? A pretty addition to any coffee table. 

    Celestial coasters, set of four, $40 from Anthropologie
  • 5 Meddy Teddy
    Start 'em young with Meddy, the stuffed animal that teaches&nbsp;children yoga and mindfulness. A cuddly and educational gift
    Start 'em young with Meddy, the stuffed animal that teaches children yoga and mindfulness. A cuddly and educational gift for children.

    Meddy Teddy, $29.95 from Meddy Teddy
  • 6 Cast-Iron Fry Pan
    Your foodie friend will rejoice at the sight of a new cast-iron skillet, and even non-cooks might become inspired to give hom
    Your foodie friend will rejoice at the sight of a new cast-iron skillet, and even non-cooks might become inspired to give homemade dinner a spin. 

    12-inch Lodge round cast-iron fry pan, $29.96, from Williams-Sonoma
  • 7 Black Truffle Oil
    Grilled meats, potatoes and vegetables get the gourmet treatment in 2017 with olive oil straight from Tuscany.&nbsp;<br><br>B
    Grilled meats, potatoes and vegetables get the gourmet treatment in 2017 with olive oil straight from Tuscany. 

    Black truffle oil, 8.5 Ounces, $29.50 from Dean & Deluca
  • 8 Copper Party Cup
    The iconic red party cup gets a serious upgrade from swoon-worthy copper. A pair of these cups makes for a lovely gift on bud
    The iconic red party cup gets a serious upgrade from swoon-worthy copper. A pair of these cups makes for a lovely gift on budget. 

    Copper party cup, $16, from MoMa Store
  • 9 S'well Teakwood Bottle
    This water bottle does more than just look good: It actually keeps liquid beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.&n
    This water bottle does more than just look good: It actually keeps liquid beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. 

    S'Well teakwood bottle, $35, from MoMa Store
  • 10 Inspiralizer
    Give the gift of good health this year! The kitchen gadget&nbsp;quickly&nbsp;transforms vegetables and fruits into noodle-lik
    Give the gift of good health this year! The kitchen gadget quickly transforms vegetables and fruits into noodle-like form. 

    Inspiralizer, $39.95, from Amazon
  • 11 Smiley Face Pancake Pan
    This pancake pan was built for Sunday breakfast (and Instagram worthy flapjacks). Plus, we think it brings out the kid in all
    This pancake pan was built for Sunday breakfast (and Instagram worthy flapjacks). Plus, we think it brings out the kid in all of us. 

    Nordic Ware smiley face pancake pan, $30.49, from Amazon
  • 12 Cheese Knife Set
    Cheese knives are anything but basic when detailed with delicate gold leaves.&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Leafy branch cheese knife
    Cheese knives are anything but basic when detailed with delicate gold leaves. 

    Leafy branch cheese knife set, $30, from Terrain
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