I'm sorry, but these are stunning. I have two, that I'll show you here:
I get comments on them all the time. They are, obviously, completely funtional as vases, but I actually find that I only like greenery in them (simple, too) as the vases are so beautiful on their own. They are less than $30, and so striking.
You'll thank me in January, when you've given this as a gift this season!