10 Gifts from Walmart That Look Way More Expensive Than They Really Are

updated Dec 16, 2020
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It’s the most joyful time of the year … and also the most expensive. If you’re looking to buy thoughtful gifts that don’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg, we got you! Or rather Walmart does, with an exhaustive list of giftable options starting as low as $22. Even better? Tons of pricey appliances, cookware, and kitchen essentials are further marked down thanks to the giant retailer’s epic early Black Friday deals. So go ahead and score expensive-looking gifts — like a gorgeous Dutch oven for less than $40 or a nifty blender for just $22.96 — without breaking the bank. We rounded up 10 of our favorite finds that you can snag on the cheap for just about anyone on your list.

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Although it's tiny, the Magic Bullet is a mighty device that can take on everything from ice to chunky vegetables and fruits like an absolute champ, all without taking up much counter space. Besides having a tiny footprint, the blender is easy to use: Just screw the blade cap onto the included jar or cup, flip it over, and hold it down. Tada! The perfect little gift for the smoothie lover on your list.

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was $119.00

They already have the O.G Instant Pot, Instant Vortex Air Fryer, and maybe even the Instant Omni. But what about the brand-new Instant Pod? Gift the IP fan in your life this spiffy coffee maker that – in true Instant Pot style – features six one-touch options for instantly brewing different cup sizes. Plus, it's compatible with K-Cups and Nespresso capsules, so your giftee will never run out of coffee flavors to try.

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Who wouldn't be thrilled to receive this beautiful Dutch oven from The Pioneer Woman's exclusive collection for Walmart? Just under $40, it's heat resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and compatible with electric, induction, gas, ceramic, and halogen stovetops. Choose from four vibrant floral prints, plus each comes with two knobs: a classic, heat-resistant option and a pretty silver flower that complements the 3.5-qt. model perfectly. It's a darling gift for the avid cook in your life or a sweet addition to your own stovetop.

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was $149.00

Tineco's upright cordless model has all the bells and whistles one looks for in a high-quality vacuum but without that hefty price tag. For starters, the LED lights make it easy to spot dust bunnies in the darkest, dingiest corners, and the super-strong suction power pulls out even those tough, deeply embedded stains. It also converts into a handheld vacuum with the touch of a button, while the lightweight design makes it incredibly user friendly. Your cleaning enthusiast (we all have one of those on our list ... ) won't be able to unwrap it fast enough.

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Blenders aren't exactly cheap, and that's why the best time to snag one is during a sale. Cue Ninja's highly rated blender, which comes with 10 Auto-iQ Programs, variable speed control, and a handy tamper to handle tough ingredients. It's a gift that will make anyone's holiday brighter (while also scoring you some major brownie points!).

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Mixing bowls are one of those ultra-practical gifts that everyone is grateful to receive, and this set of three aqua-toned ceramic bowls is super stylish. The bowls can conveniently go in the microwave and dishwasher, and they even come with pretty bamboo lids to store leftovers or help with meal prep.

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was $25.49

Can we all agree that even a bottle of okay-ish wine tastes great when poured into a beautiful wine glass? This durable 12-piece set is a must-have for the wine enthusiast in your life. It includes six uniquely shaped 18-oz. glasses for white wine and six 18.25-oz. red wine glasses. And the best part? After drinking, the glasses can go in the dishwasher for hassle-free cleanup.

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was $44.09

Perfect for storing everything from supper to snacks as well as keeping fruit and salads fresh, Rubbermaid storage containers are a thoughtful yet practical gift for just about anyone on your list. Plus, they're stain and odor resistant which means you can store sauces and spicy foods without worrying about lingering spots and smells.

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was $75.00

Transform a loved one's tablescape with this very chic 12-piece porcelain dinnerware set that includes dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls. With that rose gold detailing and quality finish, they'll never guess the set only set you back $45!

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Know someone who always has their hands wrapped around an icy cold beverage, even during those extra-long Zoom calls? Save them a walk to the refrigerator with this pint-sized cutie that holds up to six cans or two large bottles of juice. Plus, it comes in four fun colors and can easily be tucked under a desk or packed for an impromptu road trip.