15 Splurge-Worthy Holiday Gifts Under $500
When you’re shopping for that special someone (or doing a little research for your own gift list!) it’s fun to daydream as if money were no object. This week, we’ve found 15 standout presents that are worth the splurge — but won’t totally break the bank.
Want more gift-giving inspiration? Check out our gallery of 30 Stylish Gift Ideas For $100 Or Less. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for clever stocking stuffers, drool-worthy gifts for foodies and pet-friendly finds!
Hand-blown, hand-cut glass and 24-karat gold embellishments give this vintage-look piece a luxe, decadent feel.
This sweet paperweight is a whimsical addition to a desk or console table.
We know putting a cloche on just about anything elevates it, but this cool, made-in-Canada lamp takes that idea to a whole other level. The weighty black walnut base and simple glass cover feel modern but warm, and pair perfectly with a retro Edison bulb.
Artsy types will love this cool, macramé wall hanging. The ’70s-style craft has seen a resurgence in recent years, and we’re totally into it — this knotted piece adds natural texture and a visual interest to any room, and its slick black hue is a graphic touch.
Graphic patterns and natural linen combine to give these throw pillows by designer Rebecca Atwood a high end-meets-homey look.
This stunning pour-over coffee maker will make getting out of bed in the mornings so much easier. A glam brass arm and Hario glass cone feel sculptural — and the java will be amazing, of course.
If the retro aesthetic and instant gratification doesn’t sell you on this cool instant camera, the new features definitely will. Think, a double exposure mode, macro capabilities and a flattering, selfie-ready flash.
We love a bar cart, but if space is an issue, this clever wall cabinet is the perfect solution. Stock it with a few bottles and stylish accessories for an even better surprise.
These stylish winter warmers have classic good looks, but they’ll work in even the most modern of spaces. And did we mention they’re really, really cozy?
The Smeg fridge is a classic, but this stylish countertop appliance has the same retro look for a fraction of the price.
Great art is more accessible than ever, so take a look at inexpensive art shows or online galleries to really up the ante on your gift-giving game. (Each of these picks comes in smaller, even more budget-friendly sizes, too.)
A sleek silhouette and hardwearing fabric adds serious style to an otherwise practical present.
This luxe trio of bowls has a malachite finish and 18-karat gold detailing, making it a glam addition to any space.
Though it looks like an old-timey radio, this wireless speaker is actually super-modern — and it’s surprisingly powerful, considering its small size.
A simple but sophisticated platter by West Coast artist and designer Martha Sturdy makes an ideal gift for the enthusiastic entertainer.
Want more gift-giving inspiration? Check out our gallery of 30 Stylish Gift Ideas For $100 Or Less.