THE Cutest Beauty Gifts Under $20
Try not to panic, but guys it’s less than 40 days until Christmas – how insane?! This means it’s time to get organized with your gifting, aka make a list and check it twice (sorry, we couldn’t resist). Although, this year it’s going to be super easy as we’re going to be your “little helpers.” We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Christmas gift ideas that beauty lovers will die for, plus each gift is under $20. They’re also all available online so you don’t even need to leave the house and risk getting your toes cold!
1. The Skincare Solution: The Ordinary Daily Set, $20
This gift is perfect for anyone, whether they’re a skincare newbie or a total addict! The daily set contains a cleanser, hyaluronic acid serum, and a moisturizer. And we can confirm, all three products are amazing (we’re literally obsessed with The Ordinary). We’ve been using the affordable hyaluronic acid 2% + B5 since it’s release and it leaves your skin feeling hydrated and plump. This is a gifting no-brainer and great for someone who needs help with a simple skincare routine.
2. For self-care lovers: I Dew Care Mini Scoops Wash-Off Mask Set, $20
This gift is like a 2-in-1; you’re not only gifting a face mask, you’re also providing your pal with the perfect excuse for some me-time! Well technically, it’s a 3-in-1 as the set includes three skin-saving masks so your pal can pick and choose depending on their skin’s needs. The Cake My Day is uber hydrating and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. The Berry Groove mask contains AHA glycolic acid so it will gently exfoliate leaving skin bright and radiant. Finally, the Matcha Mood soothes and nourishes the skin with antioxidant-rich matcha.
3. The crowd-pleaser: Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream Trio, $18
Hand cream is another cute gift that literally everyone needs, especially at this time of year! This hand and nail trio contains three rich hand creams that leave your skin feeling silky smooth. And that’s all down to super hydrating grapeseed oil and shea butter, which will protect and rejuvenate dry skin. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention they smell divine. It’s a handbag and desk essential.
4. For the beauty lover: Ulta’s 12 Days Of Beauty, $20
This gift is so good you won’t want to give it away. Packed with 12 beauty products (a total value of $65), including everything from a bronzer, an eyeshadow primer, eyeliner, liquid highlighter, and tinted lip oil, plus three eyeshadows and three lip colors. It’s the perfect gift for any fellow makeup lovers out there.
5. For the lash fan: Tarte Hey Curl + Hey Curl Lash Curler, $20
No party look is complete without lashings of mascara, making this the ideal gift for any lash-lover. The duo includes Tarte’s fan-favorite, bedazzled lash curler, and who can resist a little bling at Christmas? Not us. It also contains the deluxe Big Ego Mascara, which lengthens and separates your lashes leaving them looking wispy and sexy, plus it’s vegan and cruelty-free so it’s an easy gift for all your vegan pals.
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6. The ultimate stocking filler: Nails Inc. Rolling With My Charm, $15
Nail polish is one of our fave stocking fillers and this long-lasting blush shade looks great on all skin tones while it can also double up as a topcoat – we love a multi-tasking product! The Nails Inc. set includes a cute rollerball lip gloss – it’s like a topcoat for your lips. The glossy formula is infused with crystals to awaken your sensual chakras (ready for that mistletoe).
7. For a skincare buff: Dermalogica Power Cleanse Duo, $19
The Dermalogica cleanser is iconic, so your skincare-loving friend will know it’s the real deal. This set includes the Daily Microfoliant as well as the Precleanse, which combined, leave you with brighter, smoother skin. The formula boasts vitamin E to nourish and protect, salicylic acid to remove impurities, as well as oatmeal to calm the skin. It’s also travel-friendly so it’s perfect for your jet-setting friends.
8. For your hair-obsessed friend: Coco & Eve Super Nourishing Coconut And Fig Hair Masque, $20
Cool-weather often means damaged brittle hair, so help your friend out by gifting them with this amazing hair mask. The Instagram fave is enriched with mega hydrator, coconut, plus fig essence, argan oil, and shea butter. The miracle mask also comes with a tangle-taming brush to comb through your locks with minimal breakage. Trust us, this mask is a haircare savior.
9. For the girl on the go: Mario Badescu Facial Spray Travel Set, $20
We never leave the house without our trusty facial spray – it keeps our skin fresh and hydrated when we’re on the go. The Mario Badescu facial sprays have been our faves for years, especially during the winter months when the cooler temperatures are leaving our skin extra thirsty. Because there are four, you can break this up and gift one to each of your squad, or whoever receives this can have a mist in every corner of their home and office! They all contain soothing aloe vera that’s bursting with antioxidants to help protect your skin against skin-aging free radicals. Our fave is the Aloe Cucumber and Green Tea – it’s the ultimate 3 pm wake up call. P.S. Mario Badescu also has a Travel Trio of facial mists for $15 as well.
10. For the lipstick lover: NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Duo, $20
The NARS Velvet Matte Lipsticks have a cult following so this is an easy present for any lipstick lover. The jumbo size pencil tip allows for easy application – perfect for when you’re dashing from the office to a party. The formula is also super creamy as it’s enriched with vitamin E, meaning it’s non-drying but it’s still long-lasting. And these shades are perfect for the holiday season, especially if you’re caught underneath the mistletoe.
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