We all have one: the friend that really just wants the luxury gift instead of the thought-that-counts gift. What to do when you have a label-loving recipient on your gift list but a dwindling bank account? Have no fear, affordable options are here. Whether it’s a keychain, a scarf, or even a fancy pair of socks, many of your favorite high end brands have gifts under $250 that will impress your fashion-obsessed friend without hurting your wallet (too much). Swipe through to find something chic that won’t break the bank.
1. Embellished Bracelet
A little Valentino goes a lot way. Case in point: this rock stud classic; a highly recognizable motif for the brand.
2. Understated Luxe Keychain
Few things are as luxury as a Bottega Veneta woven leather item. Sure, we'd prefer a huge handbag, but this bright orange keychain will do just fine.
3. Logo Socks
Whoever perpetuated that rumor that socks are a boring holiday gift never saw a pair of white, green and red Gucci socks.
4. Luxe Gloves
Buy your best friend a pair of gloves they'll never lose...because they'll be so obsessed with showing them off they won't ever remove them.
5. Neon Wallet
Nothing screams “fashion” like a brightly colored wallet; especially one by industry favorite, Comme Des Garçons. This wallet may be on the smaller side, but it’s super smooth leather and bright colors are what really give it the bang for the buck.
6. Flashy Accessory
No one will wonder if you stepped up the gift giving when you hand over that chic black box that reads: PRADA.
7. Ribbon Wrap
Here's a way to make your friend look like a gift: a perfect holiday bow with his or her favorite brand name stamped across!
8. Pattern Wrap
Ahhh, the iconic Missoni print. How I wish thee could be on everything I own. What's that you say? A seasonless wrap with the stripe for $250? SOLD!
9. Diamonds and Pearls
Got a girly girl on your gift list? These Miu Miu earrings are the perfect buy: faux-pearls and crystals so shiny she'll thing she's getting diamonds.
10. Work Accessory
Help your amigo step it up in the workplace with this chic, yet understated pouch: perfect for carrying pants and your cell.
11. Statement Earring
Here's a gift that's as functional as it is fanciful: a statement earring that can take your outfit instantly from day to night. Plus, something from Oscar de la Renta that's under $200? Are you kidding me?
12. Evening Bag
This just in: an evening bag need not run you $1,000. We're obsessed with this one by Diane von Furstenberg (it comes in multiple colors) that's under $100!