12/14/2012 12:29 pm ET Updated Dec 14, 2012

Gift Guides 2012: 11 Cheap Gifts For The High Life

Being rich sounds pretty fun. You get to vacation on private islands, sample haute couture fashions and enjoy top-notch food and wine custom-chosen to your palette. Sadly, though, most of us aren’t rich...but in this great age of cyber-innovation, we can fake it better than ever before.

That’s right. The Internet can help you pretend to be rich -- for a modest fee, of course.

In the slideshow below, check out our top picks for websites that can let you live the high life on a budget. Looking for a last-minute gift for friends with expensive taste? These unique online boutiques may be just the ticket.