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We Found the Best Gifts That Look More Expensive Than They Are From Jet

At Strat HQ, we consider ourselves experts at sniffing out things that look a lot more expensive than they are. Cheap, shiny metals like brass will do it; the lowest-ticket items from the priciest brands will, too. So in the spirit of one of our favorite posts on cheap but expensive-looking home décor, we went in search of the best expensive-looking gifts on Jet. Here, a teaser of what we found (a morsel, if you will), but for the whole enchilada of 40-plus gifts, head over to Jet to see all of our picks.

A nightstand that’s about as unobtrusive as any you can find — it doesn’t hold much but would look very nice with just a light stack of coffee-table books or magazines.

A water-resistant portable speaker with very impressive 12-hour battery life would make a great host gift.

A starter Sonicare electric toothbrush that’s not as fancy as the others, but costs far, far less (as in under $40) for a limited time.

Perfect for someone who hosts dinner parties on the regular, the cherry-wood salad bowl comes with its own tossing (and serving) hands.

Do you know someone who appreciates that Palm Springs aesthetic? They can imagine they’re hanging with the Rat Pack with this poppy ashtray — no smoking necessary.

Keep your butter spreadable the way the French do — fill the interior of the lid with butter, add a smidge of water to the base, and leave it out at room temperature.

Compared to a wooden cheese board, this marble one will be way easier to clean — the matching knife gives it that extra bit of zhuzh.

A surprisingly large throw for the price — 65-by-55 inches — it’d look great just sitting on the couch or folded up on a wall ladder.

Those Cire Trudon candles are, at this point, ubiquitous, so get your fancy friend a room spray that looks like a mini brushed-brass telescope.

This shiny kettle with its handsome gooseneck spout looks like a million bucks; considering you can buy one like Elizabeth Graves’s for $300, it’s a steal for the pour-over coffee or tea drinker in your life.

It’s not quite lettuceware, but your loved one who enjoys things that look like other things won’t believe how much you spent on this cabbage plate.

This outdoorsy backpack has the retro look of a Fjallraven or Herschel without being the same thing everyone else has.

Who says pet furniture has to be an eyesore? This little lounger — it looks like a cat daybed, no? — could have come out of Pottery Barn.

Milky glass is hugely on trend right now (chef Vivian Howard is dying to get some jadeite green glass bowls for the holidays), and this bowl gives you the look for about the price of a movie.

Yes, the cheap chemical exfoliant beloved by amateur skin expert Rio Viera-Newton would make a killer stocking stuffer — bundle it with pimple patches and Snail Bee steam cream for an RVN skin set.

Perhaps nobody better represents the intersection of highbrow-lowbrow better than John Derian — anyone who appreciates his quirky charm will love marking off every day of 2018 in this very affordable calendar.

Canadian brand Umbra is one of those labels that’s surprisingly within reach (it figures heavily in our décor roundups). This handsome ring holder would easily cost ten times as much at Tiffany.

We’ve lovingly written about this trademarked Nap™ Robe before, but just to jog your memory, here’s what writer David Schwartz had to say: “Go ahead and gift someone it, because when you need a hug or when your roommate didn’t pay the gas bill, the Nap™ Robe is there. Just step inside and wrap yourself up, and, suddenly, life is a little easier. Blissful, even.”

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Gifts That Look More Expensive Than They Are from Jet