25 Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Beauty Gifts — All Under $25!
Shopping for beauty gifts can be a lot of fun, but it can also be really expensive. With more and more holiday items popping up every week (many of them more alluring and more exclusive than those that came before), it can be tempting to go for the biggest, most luxurious sets on the market. The good news is that you don't have to go broke in order to make a good impression.
Drunk Elephant Hit It Off Duo
Help your friend beat the Winter skin blues with this cheerful essentials set from Drunk Elephant ($20, originally $25). Formulated without parabens or sulfates, both the brand's Beste Jelly Cleanser and Lala Retro Whipped Cream are practically weightless and recommended for all skin types.
The Body Shop Festive Body Butter Seasonal Trio
This body butter set from The Body Shop ($18) contains three special-edition scents: Frosted Berries, Vanilla Chai, and Frosted Plum. If your recipient has trouble choosing, there's even a spinner to help — though you really can't lose because each one smells amazing!
Ole Henriksen Three Glowing Scrubs
This exfoliating set from Ole Henriksen ($25) contains three scrubs designed to help balance skin tone and purify pores for a smoother, more radiant surface. We especially love how the sauna scrub creates a warming effect — it feels just like you're at the spa!
NARS x Man Ray Love Triangle Set
It's not fun to be caught up in a love triangle. That is, unless it happens to be one of those from NARS's new holiday collection. Available in five shade combos (Impassioned/Anna shown), each set ($24) contains a complementary lipstick and blush nestled in a mini gilded pyramid.
Bath & Body Works Feel Good Essential Oils Gift Set
The body wash and lotion in this new essentials oil set from Bath & Body Works ($25, available Oct. 31) are formulated with natural ginger and olive oils for added hydration. Not only are we obsessed with the therapeutic scent, but we like how these products aren't sticky like some others that are oil-based.
Josie Maran 3-Step Argan Prep Set
This starter set from Josie Maran ($25, originally $42) is made up of the brand's Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter, 100 percent Pure Argan Oil, and Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm for rejuvenating parched skin and providing a natural, dewy glow. We also like to use the oil on hair to help tame split ends.
Kiehl’s Travel Essentials
Perfect for the girl (or guy) on the go, this gift set from Kiehl's ($15) features the brand's Amino Acid Shampoo and Conditioner and Ultra Facial Cleanser, each in TSA-approved bottles. The box comes with a bow so you don't even need to worry about wrapping it!
Sephora Favorites Perfume Travel Sampler
Sephora's Favorites collections allow consumers the opportunity to test-drive products before investing in them. This one in particular ($25, originally $48) contains six perfume samplers, along with a voucher for one free travel-size selection — ideal for Secret Santas or unexpected guests!
Tarte Limited-Edition Pretty & Purrrfect Eye Set
This vegan set from Tarte ($20) contains everything you need — including mascara, liquid and regular liner to create the perfect cat eye, all packaged in one colorful box. The gentle formulas are also safe for those who wear contact lenses.
Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Sampler Kit
Perfect for the skincare enthusiast in your life, this buffet-style set from Peter Thomas Roth ($25) includes six minimasks for the sampling. The Cucumber Gel Mask can be kept in the fridge for a cooling effect, and the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask smells just like pumpkin pie!
Urban Decay Little Vices Set
As if the idea of six lipsticks for $25 wasn't appealing enough, the shades in this bundle from Urban Decay have been carefully curated to meet all of your Fall and Winter color needs. Our current obsession is Double Crossed, a rich, deep berry hue.
Philosophy Holiday Handbook Set
Cold, windy weather can wreak havoc on hands, which tend to show signs of aging early. This set from Philosophy ($20) will help restore rough spots and keep skin supple throughout the season. Gift it as is or split it up, and use the lotions as stocking stuffers.
Deborah Lippman Color on Glass Nail Color Set
We love the names of the lacquers — Modern Love, Miss Independent and Swinging on a Star — in this set from Deborah Lippmann ($24) almost as much as the colors themselves. Rock them individually, or mix and match with an accent nail or design. They play really well together.
Smashbox Drawn In, Decked Out Travel Primer Set
Smashbox's primers have developed a following for their ability to conceal large pores and create a smooth surface for applying foundation, which is why we're excited about this set of three priming products ($22), each in travel-friendly sizes. Gift it to the makeup pro or selfie queen in your circle.
Living Proof Peace. Love. Perfect Hair Day. Set
Give someone the gift of a perfect hair day with this set from Living Proof ($25, originally $47). The shampoo, conditioner, and styling treatment leave hair weightless and frizz-free, while the dry shampoo can be used to keep oil at bay between washes.
Too Faced Tis the Season to Sparkle Glitter Set
Tis the season to sparkle, at least if Too Faced has anything to do with it. The brand is making it easier than ever with this sparkly kit ($24, originally $36), containing four face, lip, and body glitters and a special glue for keeping everything in place.
Tocca Pamper on the Go Set
This darling duo from Tocca ($16, available in November) consists of a rollerball fragrance and hand lotion in Stella, featuring an intoxicating blend of sandalwood, blood orange, and spicy lily. The set will also be available in the brand's signature Florence and Cleopatra scents.