Your Ultimate Guide to Holiday Gifts under $25
It’s almost time to battle ruthless delivery hours, sale searches and finding gifts that won’t weigh down your bank account!
But hey, the deals wait for no one, so it’s time to pull yourself up and find the hair, makeup and skin indulgences for the divas in your life. Remember, the only thing worse than having to buy gifts when broke is giving gifts that are totally forgettable. If you are looking for thoughtful yet affordable beauty gifts this holiday season, we’ve done the legwork for you!
These legitimately luxurious beauty bargains cost 25 bucks or less! In fact, we bet you’ll be eager to gift some of these to yourself as well. Don’t wait any longer because ‘tis the season after all, and we’ve got beauty bargains galore for you. Read on to find out about the best holiday beauty sets under $25 we’ve found so far.
Smashbox Holidaze Photo Finish Travel Primer Trio – $22
This superhit set contains 3 best-selling primers from Smashbox. Each one of these works with all skin types and helps makeup look better and last longer. The packaging is an LE designed just for the holiday season 2018 by LA based artist Jen Stark.
The OG Photo Finish Primer is a clear gel that goes on to smooth out the skin and reduce the appearance of discolorations or any other flaws. The next product in this set is the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer, which is moisturizer and primer in one (explains the name!). It set the perfect canvas for makeup over dry skin, locks in the foundation and makes it last and last.
The 3rd product in this set is the Primer Water, and it is literally a godsend for skin that requires extra TLC before or after makeup. The spray primes skin hydrates it and refreshes it even after the makeup is on.
Philosophy See the Beauty in Everyday Set – $25
While some of us can’t spend a minute without makeup, there are many others who’d rather spend money on skincare. Philosophy is one brand that is a favorite among this group. And you will see why it’s so well-loved with the ‘See the Beauty in Everyday’ set.
This LE skincare collection features some of the brand’s best products. Together they help create the perfect visage, clean skin and a complexion that shines to the gods!
Philosophy became known worldwide for their Purity facial cleanser, that’s included in this set. The one-step cleanser is perfect for people on the go who want to create balanced skin without having to use a lot of products. Next up is the micro-exfoliating daily face wash that promises to deliver a mini-peel that’s effective at revealing new skin.
And lastly, there’s the Purity Made Simple ultra-light moisturizer that’s the perfect top-up for the Philosophy skin routine. The moisturizer is great for reducing the appearance of pores and restore balance to the skin. That’s what makes it a great gift for the skincare connoisseur.
bareMinerals Midnight Moonbeam Full Size Mega-Volumizing Mascara Duo – $19
The LASHTOPIA mascara by bareMinerals is known for providing 10x volume on your eyelashes. And in this set, you get TWO of those for the price of one. The Midnight Moonbeam Lash Duo is the perfect gift for anyone who loves eye makeup. Every time they finish up their eye look, they’ll think if you!
The mascara features a HUGE brush that covers all the lashes equally well. The formula is smudge-resistant and doesn’t clump or flake all day long. We promise you it’s a very good gift that they’ll absolutely love.
Jack Black The Rescuer Gift Set – $18
Confused about what to get for your best friend who just so happens to be a guy? Or maybe you are looking for a gift for your dad, and want to give him something he’ll actually use and not just hoard?
Jack Black is the #1 men’s skincare brand that offers targeted moisturization and skin healing properties while remaining perfectly vegan and animal-friendly. At just $18, the Rescuer Gift Set offers the absolute essentials of men’s skincare.
The no-nonsense set includes two powerful products for hands and lips. First is the Industrial Strength Hand Healer, and the other is their Intense Therapy Lip Balm in ‘Natural Mint & Shea Butter.’ Both the products are dermatologist tested and offer quick relief from dry skin and lips.
Lipstick Queen The Nude Album Lipstick Palette – $25
This is the bible of nude lipsticks. The LE Nude Album features hit after hit of nude colors from Lipstick Queen. The retro packaging is reminiscent of a vinyl record, and it comes with a limited-edition lip brush as well. All 7 shades of lipstick are Lipstick Queen bestsellers of yesteryears and for a good reason… these lipsticks are infused with Vitamin E and are very comfortable and hydrating to wear.
Give the gift of the perfect nude lip this season. The unique rock n’ roll packaging is sure to make this a superhit gift for absolutely anyone.
REN DREAM Nighttime Favorites Holiday Gift Set – $25
Got a friend who absolutely needs their beauty sleep? Well, this is one set that will seriously upgrade their sleep routine with these all-natural skincare products from REN. This Nighttime Favorites set includes their award-winning Now to Sleep Pillow Spray. It also includes travel mini of their Rosa Centrifolia Purity Cleansing Balm and the V-Cense Night Cream.
Together the products in the REN DREAM Gift Set deliver a peaceful and relaxing sleep. These products are formulated to calm the mind and body after a long, stressful day. And that is precisely what makes it a great gift for the go-getter in your life.
Deborah Lippmann Supervixen Gel Lab Pro Color Collection – $24
We all know a new mommy who has ignored her hands for too long. If she refuses to get a manicure, treat her to the fanciest nail polish and kickstart her love for all-things-beauty. This limited-edition Gel Lab collection includes two of the brands best-selling holiday colors, and one over-the-top glitter nail polish that’s new to the lineup and exclusively available in this set.
The Supervixen Color Collection is gorgeous. It has the power to perk up moods, and inspire the holiday spirit in absolutely anyone. Give it to yourself or a friend-in-need. And get ready to have the time of your life!
Stila 3D Dazzle Liquid Eye Shadow Set – $25
This trio of long-wearing sparkly eyeshadows has changed the beauty industry as we know it. Give the gift of incredible shine, blinding glitter, and the mesmerizing sequin-like effect this holiday season. The set contains 3 of the bestselling Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows by Stila.
The hypnotic shadows are Golden Girl, Perlina and of course, Kitten Karma. The first one is a duo-chrome gold-fawn, next to a duo-chrome white that reflects blue, pink and purple (absolutely gorgeous) and the last one is champagne with copper sparkle (delish).
GlamglowYou Are Glowing Places Set – $24
This is the perfect Glamglow sampler, and it’s all you need for hydrated, cleansed and firm skin on-the-go. Give it away as a gift for the skincare aficionado in your life, or keep it for yourself for travel-sized pick-me-up spa treatment at home.
The special holiday packaging has been designed by artist Astrid Vos. So, give the gift of glow this season, with full confidence that they are going to love it!