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16 Gifts That Look Luxurious But Are Surprisingly Affordable

Impress them with these expensive-looking finds that cost less than you’d think.

Not everyone deserves a lavish, expensive gift. But…some people do (including you).

Listen, we’re complete supporters of the argument that it’s the thought that counts. But sometimes, the correct thought is to go the extra mile and spend your hard-earned money on a luxurious gift for someone you really care about.

Let’s clarify what we mean by luxurious, though: Great things can certainly come in small packages, so a fancy gift can be any size and any price. And while an impressive gift sometimes requires spending a little more money than you’d pay for a typical stocking stuffer, we’re not expecting anyone to take out a loan just to please their significant other. Luxury can be expensive, but it can also be anything that results in a lavish experience. A super-soft faux-fur throw certainly counts as luxe, and the right one won’t break the bank. You get where we’re going with this.

So if you want to impress your gift recipient this year, choose one of these gifts that look expensive but are actually a lot more affordable than you’d think. Just don’t let them see the price tag.

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Dames at Sea!

Fear not! You still haven’t missed out if the September deadline for interest in the TBI Dames at Sea cruise passed you by. We still have room and want YOU to join us!

It will be a 4-night cruise leaving Tampa on March 9th, returning the morning of March 13th.

Members only. No spouses are invited.

We’ll be sailing on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. Our one port stop is Cozumel.

With 2 per stateroom, we all will have rooms with balconies.

The APPROXIMATE price per person will be $750. This includes port fees, taxes, and all gratuities.

CLICK HERE to see the “Dames at Sea Cruise" Events page for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • 09Mar2023
    9 March 2023 - 13 March 2023Tampa

    “Dames at Sea” Cruise

    Join your TBI sisters in March for a relaxing 4-day cruise in the Caribbean. We'll have

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Member Birthdays

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Janet Greenwood   2 Dec

Lana Schutte Tetzlaff 5 Dec

Lynn Girolamo 6 Dec

Barbara Burdge   7 Dec

Suzanne Berns 8 Dec

Kathy Biscoglia   8 Dec

Susan Osher   12 Dec

Pia Nilsson   14 Dec

Christine Rizo-Darran   16 Dec

Evelyn Baran   21 Dec

Sharon Withers   21 Dec

Janeche Petrou   23 Dec

Joan Ulrich   24 Dec

Gini Wentz Berry   24 Dec

Zene Hoult   28 Dec


Yaneth Hughes   1 Jan

Carol Nelson 6 Jan

Adele Visaggio   10 Jan

Kathleen Krohmer   19 Jan

Member Support

We also encourage and comfort our members in times of challenge. If you are aware of any such need, please contact Heather Rush, TBI Secretary, via email.

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