14 Inexpensive Gifts from World Market That Don’t Look Cheap

updated Dec 15, 2020
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Maybe you’re just getting started on your holiday shopping, or perhaps you’re hitting a wall when it comes to the last person or two on your list. Either way, you’d be remiss to overlook World Market, especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget. The retailer’s site is absolutely packed with unique, globally sourced items spanning every category, and you don’t need to spend much to snag some truly expensive-looking finds. That said, precisely because World Market’s selection of gifts is so vast, scouring the site for the best options can be time-consuming. To save you the trouble, we searched the online store high and low for foolproof, cheap gifts that don’t look, well, cheap. Check out our 14 favorite picks below—you won’t believe the gorgeous ideas we found for just $25 or less.

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World Market
$15.95

Fans of Frida Kahlo won’t be able to resist this colorful mug; its vibrant, whimsical design does such a great job of capturing the iconic artist’s unapologetic boldness and love of color. Banners on each side of the mug read, “I never painted my dreams, I only painted my own reality,” in both English and Spanish. One of Kahlo's most beloved quotes, it’ll inspire your loved one to see the beauty in their day-to-day reality.

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World Market
$16.99

An antiqued metal frame outfitted at staggered heights with three glass test tubes gives this handcrafted bud vase a unique look. Equally appropriate for budding or more experienced plant lovers, it’s perfect for propagating plant cuttings or showing off a few choice stems. Who said great design isn’t a science?

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World Market
$17.49
was $34.99

This wine rack looks like it’s twisted from natural bamboo, but since it’s actually iron with a painted finish, it’s far more sturdy and durable than you’d expect. Perfect for the wine lover with a penchant for boho decor, the space-saving rack is crafted in India and holds up to six standard bottles of wine at once.

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World Market
$19.99

If you know someone who can’t stop talking about how “everyone’s always glued to their phones,” they’ll love this 1,000-piece puzzle, which distills cartoonist Toby Triumph’s idea of “life before social media” into a patchwork of vibrant illustrations and tongue-in-cheek text. Your giftee will have an amazing time piecing together Triumph’s nostalgic depictions of a world with “less dogs that are influencers” and “more living in the moment”—bonus points if you put away your phone while you help them complete it.

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World Market
$24.99

Every wine lover needs the Corkcicle Air, but you don’t need to be an oenophile to appreciate this innovative, thoughtfully designed invention. Shaped like an icicle, the all-in-one wine tool functions as a pourer spout, aerator, and reusable, freezable gel chiller, making it easy (and fun!) to bring out the best in any bottle of red or white.

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World Market
$24.99

It can be surprisingly tricky to find plant hangers that stray away from the typical earthy, boho look, especially if you’re on a budget. Made of texture-rich galvanized metal, this hanging planter will make a thoughtful gift for the green thumb whose taste leans more industrial—not only is it not macrame, but it also looks deceivingly expensive, with its antique finish and contrasting brass accents.

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World Market
$14.99

What makes this scented candle more fun than most is the vintage-inspired apothecary jar it comes in. Available in vibrant colors and corresponding scents to suit any personality—magenta for Tuberose & Gardenia; butterscotch for Clementine & Honey; a deep shade of indigo for Seaside Mist—the glass jar and matching lid are sure to take on a life of their own long after the candle itself burns down.

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World Market
$19.99

Bold curves and beveled edges give this picture frame a lavish look that’ll appeal to Grandmillennials, while the smooth surface of the cool white marble feels totally modern. Plus, since photos rarely make it off the internet and into our homes these days, framing a physical copy of a snapshot with sentimental value will mean that much more.

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World Market
$16.99

This luxurious bath and shower oil smells like pure heaven, and feels every bit as incredible on the skin. Made with nourishing safflower and jojoba seed oils, it moisturizes and cleanses the skin without stripping its natural oils. Plus, it’s so pretty—and yes, that dried flower suspended inside the glass bottle is a real one.

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World Market
$20.97

The world needs more people who care about saving the bees—so if you know someone who already does, show your appreciation with these adorable pollinator seed lollipops. Each pop is a blend of compost and clay encrusted in wildflower seeds to attract and nurture pollinators: wild bergamot for bumblebees, black-eyed Susan for hummingbirds, and purple coneflower for butterflies. Plant ‘em in full sunlight, and they’ll germinate in two weeks or less.

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World Market
$21.99

If you happen to have an aspiring mixologist on your list who loves the eternally stylish mid-century era, a copy of Mod Cocktails will likely make their entire month. Written by Natalie Job, an experienced bartender and the blogger behind Arsenic Lace, its 192 glossy pages are packed with tips and recipes for modern twists on the most celebrated cocktails from the '40s, '50s, and '60s, not to mention all the gorgeous, full-color photos with funky mid-century flair.

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World Market
$12.99

A decadent treat that’ll impress any foodie, this raw honey is made by honeybees in the highlands of Hungary from the nectar of acacia flowers and sold in its pure honeycomb form. It tastes like pure heaven on its own, paired with fruit and cheese, or spread on toast—and since Savannah Bee Company is dedicated to harvesting all their honey ethically and giving back to our pollinator friends, you’ll be helping support a great cause, too.

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World Market
$12.99

Sure, they know exactly who’s boss—but it never hurts to tell them anyway. Cast of sturdy aluminum with an antiqued brass finish, this trinket tray will make the boss in your life smile while providing the perfect catch-all for small change, office supplies, or jewelry. We love a multitasking moment!

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World Market
$24.99

With proper care, cast iron cookware will last for years and years. And proper care is easy if you have the right tools—namely, the four items you’ll find in this cast iron care kit. Founded more than a century ago, Lodge has earned a stellar reputation for making dependable, heirloom-quality cookware, so you can be confident you’re getting the best of the best.