If you, like us, eat cereal for dinner at least once a week and consider doing your laundry a "splurge," you probably think you can't afford designer gifts for your friends or family this year. And yes, some of the gift items from those big-ticket brands you only lust over get even more lavish and over-the-top come holiday season. But, most high-end brands also drop some smaller, more justifiable giftables as soon as November rolls around.
While we're not suggesting you have to get everyone on your list a taste of Louis Vuitton, there are probably one or two people on your list that deserve something really special this year, whether your sister had an especially tough 2017 (didn't we all!), or you just want to show your mom how special she is this holiday season. And, if you get smart about saving for a couple of weeks starting now, you might be surprised what special items you can scoop up from luxury names you never dreamt of being able to buy.
With that said, click ahead to scope out the designer gifts you may actually be able to afford without going on a Cup Noodle-only diet. Here's to at least feeling like a big spender this gifting season.