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10 Affordable Gift Ideas For The Friend With Expensive Taste

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It's officially the time of year that we have to put together our Christmas shopping lists and come up with unique gifts to give everyone on our lists.


As if shopping for christmas gifts wasn't stressful enough, when you add your friends with expensive taste into the mix along with your budget, things can get pretty tricky. However, buying gifts for your friends with expensive taste doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend all of the coins in your piggy bank. This year, make it your personal goal to find amazing gifts that look expensive but are affordable 'AF'.

If you have friends that love the nicer things in life, here are 10 affordable gifts that will make them feel like a million bucks.

1.For The Champagne Papi/Mami: Beaudroix Crystal Champagne Flute Set, $19.97

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Have a friend that loves to sip bubbly? Have them drinking in style with this luxe champagne flute and crystal glass stopper set. The satin lining is just an extra splash of fancy. (Shop Here.)

2.For The Beauty Guru: Funtouch Large Vanity Makeup Mirror, $33.99

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Your friend will think about you every time she uses this fancy LED vanity mirror to slay her face for the day. (Shop Here.)

3.For The Apple Aficionado: Keeplus Apple Watch, Airpod, Apple Pen And iPhone Stand, $20.99

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This 4-in-1 stand is the perfect home for all things Apple. Your techie friend will love this gift of convenience and endless battery power. (Shop Here.)

4.For The Glamour Girl: Kate Spade Mini Small Square Stud Earrings, $32.00

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These super cute sparkly studs is the subtle glitz that any glamour queen will appreciate. (Shop Here.)

5.For The Fly Girl That Always Has Her Nails Did: SkinnyDip Bliss Purple + Gold Manicure Set, $23

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This luxe gold manicure is the perfect on the go companion for the woman that has to keep her nails in tip top shape. The glittery case is also a great touch. (Shop Here.)

6.For The Hostess With The Mostest: Nordstrom At Home Recipe Cocktail Shaker, $39

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The entertainer of your crew would love this gold shaker for all her hosting needs. The outer portion has recipes for popular drinks so get ready to be a taste tester. (Shop Here.)

7.For The Beauty Queen: YSL Lips & Lashes Duo, $32

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This limited edition set includes two of YSL's most coveted beauty products, a dramatizing mascara and bold red lippie. Any beauty lover will be grateful for this luxurious beauty experience. (Shop Here.)

8.For The Woman Always On The Go: SkinnyDip Bliss Glitter Set, $25

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This glittery makeup case and mirror will have your on the go beauty lover traveling with her essentials in style. Trust us, you'll never find her without it. (Shop Here.)

9.For The Ultimate Diva: Trouve Faux Fur Long Scarf, $39

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Fur is a simple way to bring any outfit from drab to fab and faux fur is an affordable and conscious option. This long versatile scarf will have the diva in your life slaying all winter. (Shop Here.)

10. For The Fashionista: Topshop Black Charm Beret, $26

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Usually giving hats as gifts is a bit boring but this beautiful beret is anything but basic. Have your trendsetting friend getting compliments everywhere she goes with this edgy twist on a beret. (Shop Here.)

'Tis the season! Check out xoNecole's other Christmas gift guides here.

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