“What do you want for Christmas?” I’m sure many gift-givers have felt a moment of fear waiting for that answer; can you successfully fulfill a holiday wish-list and earn the mark of an Excellent Gifter, all while on a realistic budget? If you’ve checked out the last installment of this series, you should hopefully trust me. I’ve done seasonal sleuthing to try and match gifts with their Krrb dopplegangers, and your gift recipients (and bank account) should be pretty pleased this year.
First, some classic jewelry.
Personal tastes mean that buying someone jewelry can be tough, so it’s usually best to go with the classics: you can’t go wrong with simple lines in solid gold!
The Splurge: This necklace has a celebrity endorsement, but we can totally top the price.
The Steal: At just $30, you get 14k of solid style at a fraction of the cost. Both are handmade, almost identical, and guaranteed to please.
Next, something for a bookworm.
Bookends are a great way to display your favorite reads, so they’ll need to have some heft to them (but not necessarily a hefty price tag).
The Splurge: They’re nautical and solid, but $189 seems like a bit much.
The Steal: I may be biased, but I definitely prefer the $25 steal! Solid marble and gold detailing will do their job to keep your reading area looking it’s best.
When the weather gets colder, you’re gonna want something to keep you warm. A thick and furry infinity scarf should do the trick!
The Splurge: Fox fur is a warming choice, but pretty expensive and not animal-friendly.
The Steal: Cruelty-free and a great deal, this vegan fur infinity scarf is a stylish and cost-effective present that’ll be appreciated all season long.
Now, vintage barware.
You know the main hallmark of the holidays is entertaining, so be a good guest and give the gift that keeps the party going!
The Splurge: This is a beautiful set of vintage Culver glasses, but…
The Steal: …you can’t beat secondhand deals! Score another vintage Culver set (with the same 22k gold inlay) for over a third of the cost! Same caddy, same quality, but a much fuller wallet.
And finally, something for a holiday host.
What better way to encourage someone to have more parties than with the perfect vintage find for entertaining?
The Splurge: This Mid-century Dansk serving tray is gorgeous, but for that price you’d better be attending the greatest party of all time.
The Steal: Is this real life?! I’m happy to be ending this roundup with another teak Dansk serving tray for fraction of the cost of the original. Happy holidays, and good luck gifting!
Think you can out-Krrb me? Spread some holiday cheer by sharing your favorite finds in the comments!