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Beauty Gift Ideas That Won’t Break Your Bank

There’s a little something for everyone no matter what personality type they might have, and don’t forget a little something for you!

After the year we’ve had, a taste of the holiday goes a long way. As such, a thoughtful gift is sure to bring a smile — a little reprieve, a little reminder of the holiday season, a little sigh of normalcy. Whether you’re home for the holidays or staying a bit further away, you probably have plenty of people on your nice list. In addition, you might be looking for some well-deserved goodies to treat yourself.

Everyone deserves a little Christmas magic, even if you are working with a budget. Spread the love to everyone in the family with some of our favorite affordable beauty and wellness gifts. There’s a little something for everyone no matter what personality type they might have, and don’t forget a little something for you.

Spiritual Sister

Mindfulness Cards, $15

Cultivate mindful moments with this deck of prompts, practices and pearls of wisdom. Sift through when you need a pick-me-up or leave around the house as little sweet nothings to bring back peace, clarity and gratitude.

Seventies Disco Queen

Tower 28 Beauty Mini Juicy All The Way Lip Jelly Set, $20

Maybe we can’t dance all together under a glimmering disco ball just yet, but you can still honor the grooviest decade with Tower 28’s ShineOn Lip Jellies. This limited-edition set features three colors for every occasion, plus a classic clear option. Moreover, you can trust apricot kernel oil and raspberry seed oil to nourish your pout all day long.

Self-Made MUA

Morphe Everyday Chic Artistry Palette, $25

Zoom meeting? Blend the velvety matte nudes to bring dimension to your eyes. Finally happy hour? Time to bust out the colorful shimmers to keep the excitement alive, even if you can’t physically be with your girlfriends. Beginner or pro, this palette will be your new go-to.

Social Butterfly

Aerin Beauty Eau de Parfum Discovery Set, $30

We all have that one terribly indecisive friend who can never seem to choose where to go or what to wear. This discovery set from Aerin features seven of the brand’s best-selling fragrances. From scents like Amber Musk to Mediterranean Honeysuckle, who needs a signature scent when you can have it all?

Sporty Spice

SWAIR Showerless Shampoo, $36

It’s not a dry shampoo, it’s a clean, vegan and cruelty-free showerless shampoo. The difference? This product works by getting your scalp and hair follicles to repel sweat, dirt and daily grime. Save time and save water!

Salon Sweetheart

Côte Classic Set, $42

Unfortunately, we’re frequenting nail salons much less these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fabulous nails. This kit from Côte contains everything you need for a beautiful and safe manicure. Plus, the pouch is begging to be repurposed for other travel and cosmetic items.

Golden Girl

Fenty Glow Trio, $42

For the girl who doesn’t shy away from glamor, this trio is the perfect holiday surprise. The limited-edition set includes a cream blush, lip luminizer and diamond veil shimmer for an all-over glow. Who needs to go to parties when you are the party?


Self-Love Deck, $45

I love me, I love me not. Being kind to ourselves is a daily practice, and it’s normal to have days when that practice slips. Gift this self-love deck to someone who could benefit from a gentle reminder here and there. Hand-illustrated affirmations are sure to brighten up their day no matter what!

Angel Face

Herbivore Cloud Nine 5 Piece Favorites Collection, $54

Cupid is here, and her name is Herbivore Botanicals. This set will give you the baby-soft skin of your dreams. With heavenly ingredients like Tremella Mushroom, Blue Tansy and AHA Blend 12%, how could you not be on cloud nine?

Work Wife

Alder New York The Gua Sha Gift Set, $75

Show your favorite co-worker how much you appreciate her grind with this facial massage gift set from Alder New York. After work, she can unwind by using the Black Obsidian Gua Sha Tool to work in the Fortifying Face Oil, before ending the day with a relaxing Brightening Face Mask that’ll counteract those long hours.

Feature Image Credit: Daisy Chaussee

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