By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
It's hard to beat curling up in bed on a cold winter day -- assuming you don't have old, shrunken, pilling sheets. If that describes your bedding, it's time to get a new set of sheets. You'll be using them every night, so it's worth spending a little money to make your bed inviting. Still, you don't need a stash of cash under your mattress to afford a decent set of sheets. Holiday sales often bring discounts on household linens, and Cheapism has found two queen sheet sets that retail for $50 or less -- no seasonal markdown necessary.Snuggle up with these affordable alternatives to expensive bed sheets.
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- Royal Velvet Pure Perfection sheets (starting at $50 for a queen set) have a thread count of 325 and come in a variety of colors. Reviewers note that the color and fabric hold up well, even after several washes. These sheets are made with Egyptian cotton, which is known for its high quality. The sateen weave adds softness. Another desirable feature is the elastic around the