No thanks; 12 gifts that cost too much to receive

There is nothing more wonderful than bestowing fabulous gifts on people you adore. Watching their eyes gleam and hearing squeals of delight is an integral part of the season's joy. Some things, however, may appear affordable in the beginning, but wind up quite the opposite. Here are an assortment of gifts that may delight at first, but can end up busting a budget. 

See related: 3 ways to curb pre-holiday money stress, 7 ways to prep for a lean holiday season

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Updated: 03-26-2019