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    31 Cheap Gift Sets That'll Make It Seem Like You Spent More Than You Did

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    1. A La Chatelaine shea butter hand cream set so they'll say "ooh la la" when imagining the price tag. We'll keep this secret between us.


    They'll get a gorgeous tin box with three hand creams: cherry almond, wild fig, and winter flower.

    Promising review: "These are lovely scented hand creams in a sweet reusable tin! The creams have three delightful fragrances that are wonderful moisturizers and a little goes a long way! I have plenty of ideas for putting the pretty tin to use after I have used up the creams! It's the perfect gift idea and a great purchase in every regard!" —Cindee S.

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in seven formulas).

    2. A Benefit Cosmetics mascara and brow set to give them the best of both worlds: full lashes and bold brows. Plus, they'll be able to find out what all the hype is about with these cult-fave formulas on your (cheap!) dime.

    They'll get two mini versions of these cult-faves: Gimme Brow volumizing gel and They're Real! mascara.

    Promising review: "Fantastic products at fantastic deal. They're quick to apply and have a big impact look. Plus, the brow gel is easy to use." —coolnails

    Get it from Sephora for $15 ($49 value; available in three shades).

    3. A wine accessories gift set presented in a chic bottle-shaped case, because this'll sure beat the $7 grocery store vino you were considering buying. But now you'll have money leftover to buy that, too!


    This set comes with a multi-functional hippocampus knife, wine stopper, foil cutter, wine pourer, and drip ring — all in a wine-bottle-shaped gift box with a magnet closure!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my Christmas party as a white elephant gift. At first I thought no one would like it, but boy I tell ya if the room didn’t light on fire when the first person opened it. This gift really set the game in motion and everyone was trying to steal it from the other person and figure out where I got it from. So far I have bought three of these, and I love them." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in three colors).

    4. A The Balm matte liquid lipstick kit with six mini shades so your friend will 100% want to smooch you with gratitude — which they can, thanks to the lipsticks' long-lasting formula.

    And they're cruelty-free. They'll get six longwearing The Balm matte lipsticks.

    Promising review: "These are the most amazing matte lipsticks I've ever owned and I own a bunch because I only wear mattes. The wear is super long lasting; it holds through everything except a greasy meal, but none really do. I apply once in the morning and once after lunch and that's it. One swipe is full coverage, fast drying, no transfer, and stays put even with constant water drinking. The colors are perfect, from nudes to, mauves, to red. I keep one in my purse and swap it every couple of days. These are so awesome I want to check out other products by this brand." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.97 (available in three shade combinations).

    See what won best matte lipsticks at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. An engraved ballpoint pen and gold-plated letter opener set for a) looking like you took a trip to Montblanc and b) making them feel important, even if you both sit at a cubicle.


    This set comes with a brass metal rollerball pen, refillable pen, and a gold-plated letter opener. Just hit the "Customize Now" option before checkout so the recipient's name can be engraved onto the pen!

    Promising review: "I will be proud to give this pen/letter opener gift set as a gift. It definitely looks and feels like it cost much more than it did. The engraving is beautifully done and they shipped the same day I placed the order. It arrived well ahead of the estimated time frame. Great value." —Marget

    Get it from Amazon for $30.50.

    6. A hot sauce gift set that'll ~spice~ up the competition when everyone sees what you're giving the foodie in your life — it boasts seven unique flavors, like smoky bourbon, garlic pepper, and whiskey habanero. Maybe they'll be generous enough to share when putting these on pizza.

    By the way, this was also one of Oprah's favorite things! They'll get seven flavors: garlic herb, smoky bourbon, garlic pepper, chipotle pepper, cayenne pepper, whiskey habanero, and ghost pepper.

    Promising review: "I just received the gift for my little brother and I HAVE to review it. The sauces came beautifully packaged and my brother said it's some of the best hot sauce he's ever had!!! Make sure to have some milk on hand after using these sauces, though! 🌶" —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    7. A Becca mini lipstick kit with three longwearing shades to help your biggest makeup lover stock up on high-end lipsticks without actually breaking the bank. They last a whopping eight hours *and* are moisturizing, thanks to their combo of avocado oil, hyaluronic acids, and botanical oils.

    They'll get three mini versions of these shades: sugar (cool light pinky beige), orchid (cool pinky plum), and rosewood (warm rich rose).

    Get it from Ulta for $17.50 ($54 value).

    See what won best matte lipsticks at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    8. A gourmet chocolate gift set with eight rich flavors ranging from savory to sweet, because this'll MORE than satisfy their sweet tooth without making you feel bitter about spending. Should they feel obligated to share? I say, yes.

    They'll get eight super creative flavors: firecracker, ~baconluxious~, honeycomb, spicy maya, sprinkle dreams, cinnamon cereal smooch, salted chocolate crunch, and potato chip.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite candy and the absolute best seller to get it from! My favorite is the potato chip chocolate, but all of them are amazing. It's my go-to gift for the holidays! It's an awesome product, beautifully packaged, and has even better customer service. I can't recommend this product enough!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    9. A set of Harry Potter bookmarks so even the haughtiest Slytherin is pleased. No break-in to Gringotts necessary (unless you're just looking for an adventure).

    This set includes four bookmarks (one for each house) and comes in a gift-able wood box.

    Promising review: "I didn't expect these to be so nice. I purchased this as a gift for someone who has read Harry Potter books since she was little and she always shared her books and movies with me. She is a very special person and I was afraid that these would not be a good enough gift, but then when I opened the package and saw the beautiful wooden gift box that they came in and the gorgeous quality of the bookmarks, I was very impressed and I could tell she loved them as I had hoped she would. They are much, much better than I thought they would be and what a great price! 100 stars!" —Beth

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    10. A smoking pouch and woodchips set for upgrading their grill game without setting your savings aflame — it comes with a durable stainless steel pouch filled with mesquite, apple, or hickory wood chips to infuse food with extra flavor. Your reward? Perfectly-cooked ribs.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This is very easy to use to get the smoky flavor you want when grilling. Easy clean up, as well." —Mike

    Get it from The Grommet for $37.95.

    11. A Mario Badescu mist set with three best-selling facial sprays: cucumber and green tea (to hydrate and tone), rosewater and herbs (to energize your complexion midday), and chamomile and lavender (to calm in the evening). Aka this'll be a skincare lover's dream come true: 24/7 pampering.,

    All are infused with collagen to give your skin an easy pick-me-up! Let's take a closer look:

    * Aloe, cucumber, and green tea: to wake up dull tired, skin, hydrate, tone, and reduce redness in irritated complexions. Also popular for treating breakouts throughout the day.

    * Aloe, chamomile and lavender: to comfort irritated, dry skin, hydrate, overall de-stress both you and your complexion.

    * Aloe herbs and rosewater: to hydrate, and treat dry, uncomfortable skin throughout the day. Also great for refreshing makeup.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love each of these sprays! I actually purchased this set as a gift after using them for myself. They're so versatile, use before or after makeup, throughout the day, before bed, or whenever you need a pick-me-up!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $21.

    12. A Jack Black shave essentials set that'll prove there's no better gift than zero razor burn and a *smooth* complexion. Not to mention, they'll be getting a fancy grooming kit so they can start every morning in style. Just smile and nod when they rave about your high-end taste.


    They'll get three mini sizes of Jack Black classics:

    * Glycolic facial cleanser: to wash away dead skin cells, pore-clogging oil, and leaving skin fresher and firmer thanks to its clay-based formula.

    * Triple-cushion shave lather: to lifts hair up and away from the skin for a smooth, close shave. It has *three* hydrating layers to create a protective cushion between the skin and blade.

    * Double-duty face moisturizer: to visibly improves skin's overall appearance and provide lasting hydration without oiliness or heaviness. Plus, it has SPF 30!

    Promising review: "I purchased this set for my husband for Christmas. The face wash and shave cream leave his face very smooth. They make it easier for him to keep his face clean, because it's a scent that he enjoys using. The results are great!" —S

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    13. A 14K rose gold crystal necklace and earring set to put SEVERAL sparkles in their eyes without dimming your own bank account. Consider this fool's gold.


    They'll get this necklace-and-earring combo in stylish black jewelry boxes!

    Promising review: "These are absolutely stunning! The photos do not do it justice, the set is even more gorgeous in person. They're really high quality materials; it looks like I spend WAY more than $26 on this set. It also came well-packaged with a nice black box to store it in. I cannot wait to wear this on my wedding day!" —Katrina C

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    14. A Marvis toothpaste set, because this'll upgrade their oral heath game with mint and cinnamon flavors *and* brighten their smiles — which they'll always do when thinking of you, now.


    They'll get three travel-sized toothpastes: cinnamon, mint, and whitening.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of buying toothpaste that is this expensive. After all, it's just toothpaste, right? This is the best toothpaste I have ever tried and I will be ordering full-size tubes of strong mint and cinnamon." —P M

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    15. A Tarte blush and highlighter collection featuring three sets of shimmering shade combinations (nine in total!) so they never run out of ✨looks✨, whether they want to go neutral, bold, glimmering, or something in-between.


    They'll get three shade set: rose gold stack (snow kissed, prize, peppermint mocha), gold stack (frosty, slay bells, shimmering), and gunmetal stack (NYE, decked out, mistletoe).

    Promising review: "I LOVE this set!!! They're such amazing quality. It has different shades for days where I want lighter highlight or warmer blush. They are all so pigmented and easy to blend. I love all the different undertones they include." —Jaedyn C

    Get it from Tarte for $35 ($171 value).

    16. A trio of decorative book boxes for making them want to ~read up~ on how to match your sophisticated taste. The greatest gift of all? They can now fashionably hide all their clutter.


    Promising review: "I needed something for the important little junk on my side table in the living room. These are perfect. They look nicer than the picture and hold the little things as I expected." —morningdove

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $22.99 (available in two styles).

    17. A beard care kit that'll prove how well-groomed your tastes are — I'd say they'll be scratching their beard over how you could afford this, but they'll be too busy admiring their newly soft face.

    What they'll get (all in a gift-able box!):

    * High-quality trimming tools: with a 100% boar bristle beard brush, a handmade anti-static wooden comb, and sharp stainless steel beard scissor.

    * 100% natural beard balm: to keep your beard moisturized, healthy, and neat with ingredients like shea butter, grape seed oil, and coconut oil.

    * 100% natural beard oil: to promote active growth for beards, eliminate beard itch, and soften your beard with ingredients like tea tree oil, pure apricot oil, and jojoba oil.

    * Digital beard guide book: to read up on how to promote beard growth, tips on beard care and grooming, and how to use grooming and trimming products correctly.

    * Beard ornaments: to decorate your hair with a v festive gag gift.

    Promising review: "This kit is absolutely fantastic and would make a great gift for yourself or anyone who wants their beard grow faster, thicker, and stronger. I regularly purchase beard oil and have tried beard balm; they are good for daily maintenance, but not for beard growth. After almost 45 days waiting, I can confidently say that this works. I'll be buying this kit again and again." —Tony.G

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    18. A socks and mug set to have them believe you searched far and wide for such a fitting gift when it comes to your biggest Friends fan. Phoebe would definitely approve of you claiming you *did* put money and effort towards this.


    They'll get a pair of socks and a mug!

    Get it from ModCloth for $15.

    19. An herb garden kit with five plants (thyme, basil, cilantro, parsley, and sage), because this won't force you to spend too much ~green~ on creative gifts. And now they'll have to invite you over for some fresh dishes.

    They'll get five organic seed starting soil pellets, five biodegradable growing pots, five plant markers, and an instruction manual.

    Promising review: "This is a great product. It's easy to plant and to grow. I bought them for my girlfriend who even kills fake plants, and she was able to grow the herbs, no problem. It's perfect for apartment windows. Thyme, cilantro, basil, parsley, and sage all make my apartment smell wonderful, too." —James Haugen

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    20. A vegan bath bomb gift set so they can end long days feeling soothed and refreshed. Each bath bomb is scented with aromatherapy oils, like lavender, grapefruit, and honey. Try to resist keeping these for yourself.


    They'll get a pack of six with different scents: grapefruit and sage, honey and almond, beach and bamboo, lavender and sandalwood, and coconut milk and mango.

    Promising review: I purchased this bath bomb set as a gift. I was highly impressed with the packaging. As an Etsy shop owner, I pay particular attention to details such as these. The bath bombs were individually wrapped with cute little labels. The recipient mentioned that she enjoyed the unique scents, too! I would purchase this set again in the future." —Amanda K

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    21. A MAC matte lip set for making even the biggest ~kiss up~ pale in the comparison this year — everyone will be too ✨starry-eyed✨ over these designer shades to even wonder how much you spent.

    They'll get three mini versions of the cult-fave Retro matte gloss in either red or neutral shades.

    Promising review: "These liquid lipsticks are beautiful in color and last quite awhile. I love MAC’s liquid lipstick formula and they're perfectly sized for the season to fit into a small clutch or your pocket. They would also make a great gift, and the little bag they come in can be reused — love that!" —alexandraC

    Get it from Nordstrom for $25.08 ($44 value; available in two shade combinations).

    See what won best matte lipsticks at BuzzFeed Reviews.

    22. A stainless steel cocktail shaker set that'll serve everything ~shaken, not stirred~ — aka it'll be the perfect accessory to a black tie affair. By black tie, I mean the next time you guys hang out on the couch.


    They'll get two shakers (one 28oz and one 18oz), a strainer, double-sided jigger, and recipe booklet!

    Promising review: "This is a great set! I purchased it as a gift for my sister who loves to entertain and create unique adult beverages. She told me she loves the set, especially the strainer, and says it is high quality too. She thinks I am pretty savvy with my gifts now!" —CLS

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two colors).

    23. A soap sampler set so their bathrooms suddenly look fancy, cheap shower curtain be darned. I guess this'll make you the guest of honor ("why yes, I DID send these soaps from France").


    They'll get a set of four, one ounce bars with soothing ingredients like avocado oil, sweet almond oil, shea butter, and coconut oil. The set comes in a sliding sleeve with a tied bouquet of wildflowers so it's already gift-ready!

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my mother-in-law. She absolutely loved it. The presentation was lovely and delivery was fast!" —Casey Poncini

    Get it from Shop Among The Flowers on Etsy for $18.

    24. A popcorn lovers' gift set with ~white gold~ popcorn kernels and gourmet seasonings for bringing them a five-star dining experience, minus the Michelin cost.


    They'll get white gold popcorn kernels and four seasonings: white cheddar, tangy dill pickle, sweet and salty kettle corn, and sizzling Sriracha.

    Promising review: "This is great tasting popcorn that is fluffy and fully popped when I use it in my microwave popper. The salts are really good, too. The dill is my favorite and my husband loves the cheddar. We haven't been brave enough to try the Sriracha, but I'm sure those who love the heat will enjoy the flavor. I drizzle olive oil on the popcorn and add the seasoned salt and it's a great way to get extra flavor." —Travelgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    25. A mug gift set that'll start their day on the right note when they have their first cup of coffee. Between the mug's marble ceramic design, gilded stirrer, and fancy gift box packaging, they won't even need sugar to think this is a pretty sweet deal.,

    They'll get a travel mug (it comes with a lid) and spoon stirrer that comes in a pretty marble gift box!

    Promising review: "I purchased this for a new boss. She absolutely loved it. It came beautifully packaged in a lovely box with satin lining — almost unnecessary to wrap it at all! I could’ve just stuck a bow on it and called it a day!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. A set of golden stainless steel whiskey stones so they won't notice you're serving the cheapest alcohol you could find at the holiday party. They'll be too busy wondering how these make their drinks so cold. Tell them it's sorcery.


    Plus, they already comes in a gift-able box.

    Promising review: "After receiving these reusable ice cubes as a gift, I decided to purchase a set for a gift for my best friend. Reusable cubes are great for any beverages that I don’t want to water down, and these are especially appealing with their gorgeous shape and color. They stay very cold for a long time and I get a lot of compliments on mine when serving to guests. There’s a lot of variations of reusable cubes on the market, but these have extra pizzazz!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $25.95.

    27. A Smashbox palette set to wow the heck out of makeup enthusiasts when they realize they don't need to save up to score designer palettes this year — and just in time to show off their ~sparkly skills~ for NYE!

    They'll get two full-size Cover Shot Palettes and one limited-edition Star Bright Cheek Palette with blush, bronze, and highlighter.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love Smashbox's formula. I've had my eye on the minimalist palette for some time. This set is worth every dime for that palette alone. The Nova palette is just as amazing. The check palette is very pigmented and I absolutely love the highlight shade. Seriously I am never disappointed with Shambox. So underrated." —Pinkmtber

    Get it from Ulta for $39 ($67 value).

    28. A spa gift basket with shower gel, bubble bath, bath salts, and soap (all in an adorable plastic tub), because this'll transport them to the Four Seasons faster than any receipt would ~burst your bubble~.


    Its products are all formulated with natural ingredients, such as sunflower seed oil and vitamin E help to moisturize and soften dry skin. Plus, they're Infused with calming lavender essential oils!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my co-worker and put a 30 minute massage gift card in it. Everyone at work thought it was a good idea and really thought the little tub it came in was adorable. Everyone asked where I bought it." —Billie Jo Sonemangkhara

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    29. A hand cream gift set so not only will their hands stay hydrated all winter wherever they are, but your savings will stay far from *parched*.


    They'll get 12 bottles with six different fragrances: wild rose, cherry blossom, lavender, fresh cotton, vanilla, and ocean.

    Promising review: "I leave in LA so it's very dry here. This hand cream is one of the best for dry, cracked hands. My hands feel super soft afterwards. I have tubes of it everywhere. One in my bathroom at home, one in my purse, one in my office desk, one in my car. The price so good it's worth it; I’ll be buying more as a Christmas gift for my friends. Highly recommended!" —Jie Zhang

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    30. A DIY mochi ice cream kit for getting on their ~sweet~ side without paying the price. Not to mention, it's so unique, they'll always remember you as their favorite gift-giver.

    Uncommon Goods

    This kit includes everything they'll need to make up to 32 mochi balls: sweet rice flour, potato starch, matcha green tea powder, cocoa powder, a dough cutter, and a silicone mochi mold.

    Promising review: "The packaging and product were outstanding. I love the detail and thought behind the kit. I bought one for myself and then purchased another for my daughter, who also loved it." —ADS Grandma

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $30.

    31. A champagne toppers gift set that'll make their inexpensive champagne suddenly taste quite fancy (little do they know) — it comes with a variety of interesting flavors, like watermelon mimosa, raspberry bellini, and ~cherry royale~. I do believe you've just earned a toast in your honor.


    They'll get 12 flavors: mandrin mimosa, pomegranate bellini, strawberry mimosa, grapefruit bellini, mango mimosa, blood orange mimosa, watermelon mimosa, raspberry bellini, cherry royale, pineapple fizz, peach bellini, and mango bellini.

    Promising review: "I gave these sets as gifts this past Christmas and they were a huge hit." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (also available in cocktail mixers).

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