Gift Guide

10 Affordable Gifts for Your Favorite Beauty Addict

Holiday gift sets abound, and our favorites are $30 or less.

By Beth Levine December 11, 2017


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Gift-giving season is moving full speed ahead. So many people, so many places, so many choices ... and so few days in the week! When it comes to the beauty lovers in your life, take your pick from our top 10 holiday gift set picks, presented here in no particular order, for $30 or less a pop.

Tartelette on a Budget

All under $30; available at Tarte Cosmetics
Known for their cruelty-free products, the folks over at Tarte have oh-so-helpfully concocted a whole list of gift items $30 and under for the savvy but beauty-conscious shopper.

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Beauty lovers can mix and match shades in this Pixi by Petra palette from Target.

Pixi by Petra Get The Look Palette

$24; available at Target
There's a lot to shop for when it comes to Pixi, which has seen an almost cult-like following since it launched at Target. Palettes come in several options and are a great way to light up the eyes of whoever you gift it to‚Äďeven yourself.

Benefit Erase Case Concealer Kit

$25; available at Benefit Cosmetics
The holidays can also mean long days and late nights, and this concealer gift set from Benefit might be just the ticket to help erase the holiday leftovers under your eyes.

Fresh Sugar Lip Lovelies

$26; available at Sephora
With mistletoe lurking in every corner, your lips¬†should be¬†kissable at a moment's notice‚Äďand nobody does lips better than Fresh. This gift set has a little bit of everything¬†to prettify¬†your pucker.

Josie Maran Limited Edition Pure Argan Duo

On sale for $19; available at Sephora
This former Cover Girl model has made a name for herself since launching her popular Argan-based line back in 2007 . This limited edition duo offers two of Maran's favorites.

BECCA Glow on the Go Highlighter Set

$20; available at Sephora
We included BECCA Cosmetics in our recent run-down of the best beauty collabs, and this highlighter set is a perfect stocking stuffer to give any girl on your list the holiday glow.

Drunk Elephant Hit It Off Duo

$20; available at Sephora
Founded by Houstonian Tiffany Masterson, Drunk Elephant Skincare’s "Hit It Off Duo" affords a chance to try the line's award-winning jelly cleanser and whipped moisturizer. Drunk Elephant also has its own gift guide including some other well-priced options.

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Philosophy's dessert-worthy products will leave you smelling as sweet as a freshly baked cookie.

Philosophy Thank You Fresh Cream Gift Set 

$28, available at Macy’s
Known for a minimalistic but luxurious take on skincare, Philosophy's gift set in Fresh Cream is a steal for fans of this beauty brand.

Kiehl’s First Class Essentials Collection

$30; available at Kiehl’s

A longtime staple on the skincare scene,¬†Kiehl‚Äôs‚Äďand its stand-alone store in Highland Village‚Äďis not to be¬†forgotten, and neither¬†are the well-groomed men in your life who deserve some attention this holiday season.¬†The line offers both men's and women's skincare and haircare products, and there are¬†plenty of great sets to¬†stow under¬†the tree this year.

Make your own!

Achievable under $30; available everywhere
This one is up to you, so get creative and get shopping. 

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