30 Brilliant Beauty Gifts Only $5 and Under — Seriously
You'd be surprised how many cheap holiday gifts you can find for five bucks — yes, even in the beauty market. Don't get it twisted, though: budget-friendly gift ideas can be just as fun and inventive as bigger-ticket items. The crop of cute, functional, and (gasp!) quality finds in the gift guide ahead are proof.
Gather a few items to make a DIY care package or spread the love across a few stockings. Either way, gifting that doesn't require blowing your entire holiday shopping budget in one shot is a win-win for everyone.
Burt's Bees A Bit of Burt's Beeswax Lip Balm & Cuticle Cream
The Burt's Bees A Bit of Burt's Beeswax Lip Balm & Cuticle Cream ($5) is a perfect gift addition for skiers, runners, or pretty much anyone who wants to be outside when it's cold and snowy (so basically . . . all of us?). There's a vanilla bean treat for their lips and nails inside.
Love Beauty and Planet Marula Oil and Cedar Wood Hand Lotion
The Love Beauty and Planet Marula Oil and Cedar Wood Hand Lotion ($5) is small enough to toss in a bag for moisturizing hands whenever dry skin strikes.
Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Unicorn Lip Kit
The Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Unicorn Lip Kit ($5) contains a two-step lip-masking treatment. First they exfoliate, then they mask.
Eos Holiday Lip Balm Sphere and Shea Better Hand Cream Gift Set
The Eos Holiday Lip Balm Sphere and Shea Better Hand Cream Gift Set ($5) will keep them feeling moisturized from head to fingertips.
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Face Powder Precious Petals
Although it's priced significantly less than the million other highlighters currently on the market, Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Face Powder Precious Petals ($5) is just as silky, highly pigmented, and capable of giving skin the prettiest glow.
Ulta Marshmallow Chocolate Mousse Cream Mud Mask
The Ulta Marshmallow Chocolate Mousse Cream Mud Mask ($3) smells like a delicious holiday dessert while also packing moisturizing and soothing skin-care benefits.
Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Hair Mask
Don't let every other area of their beauty routine get all of the attention. Show their hair some love with the Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Hair Mask ($5). It's super hydrating and restoring, and the to-go pack is a perfect hair travel companion.
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Waterproof Mascara
The Essence Lash Princess False Lash Waterproof Mascara ($5) is one of the bestselling, top-rated mascaras on Amazon. The length and volume it gives lashes are out of this world.
Bath & Body Works French Fries PocketBac Holder
If we must fight germs all winter, let's at least make it cheeky and fun. The Bath & Body Works French Fries PocketBac Holder ($4) does just that.
Formulary 55 Shea Butter Soap Balsam & Fir Guest Bar
The Formulary 55 Shea Butter Soap Balsam & Fir Guest Bar ($5) smells like the holidays wrapped in beautiful, botanical-printed paper.
Kiss Limited Edition Cloud Nine Glitter Paradise Storm Lashes
The holidays are the perfect time to bust out the Kiss Limited Edition Cloud Nine Glitter Paradise Storm Lashes ($5). They'll make their eyes pop like no other.
The Crème Shop Holiday Santa's Helpers Blending Sponge Snowman
The Holiday Santa's Helpers Blending Sponge Snowman ($4, originally $8) will help them blend their makeup flawlessly while also adding a festive touch to their vanity.
Pacifica Eye Bright Undereye Vitamin C Patches
The Pacifica Eye Bright Under-Eye Vitamin C Patches ($5) will brighten up their undereye area in minutes, making them great for a quick, prework masking session.