UPDATE: This story was originally published on November 23.
Between entertaining countless relatives, cooking up a storm, and stressing over party outfit upon party outfit, it's easy to forget what this time of year is truly about:
presents the company of loved ones. But seriously, what would the holidays be without giving (and receiving!) gifts?
The joy of shopping, wrapping, and seeing someone else's eyes light up after opening that special something is what transforms us from Scrooge to Santa. However, there is one small obstacle in our way: our bank accounts. Gifting our entire list (hello, mailman) can get majorly pricey, so we set out to find the best cheap gifts that (almost no) money can buy. The end result? A plethora of luxe pressies that totally defy their price tags — from cozy scarves to designer beauty products. Oh! And did we mention that everything's under $30?