Holiday 2018 Shopping

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Ideas $50 and Under

December 8, 2018

I have my very first Holiday Gift Guide of the year rounding up some really cute beauty gifts for $50 and under! Over the next couple of weeks I will be rolling out various gift guides in different categories so stay tuned for more ideas and inspiration. For today’s Gift Guide I have gathered ideas in beauty for $50 and under and broke them down by category. I personally have not started any holiday shopping yet because I honestly can’t believe it’s basically the end of the year already! Luckily everyone in the family is into Sports so that always pleasantly narrows down the search – if not, an Amazon gift card is widely accepted even by the pickiest people I know.

Makeup Gift Ideas

The holidays means that there are so many good makeup sets and palettes out there! As a beauty junkie this category is an easy one to navigate for myself as well as others. One of my favorites is this Urban Decay Holiday Heat Set which includes the Naked Petite Heat Eyeshadow Palette, a full-size Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, a travel-size Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion and travel-size All Night Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray for only $45! MAC always has some really great options for the holidays as well as Becca.

Skincare Gift Ideas

Skincare gift sets are my favorite to shop for myself, particularly the Sephora Favorites series because I’ve discovered some major holy grail items through those sets. Skincare, much like fragrance, is super personal so unless you truly know someone’s skincare routine, preferences, or skin type, it can be a bit tricky to find something suitable. Of course there are some safe options that could work universally like the Fresh Sugar Jetsetter set, which is remarkably priced! The First Aid Beauty Skin Summit set is suitable for all skin types and targets dryness, redness and uneven skin tones. The Belif Merry Merry Moisturizers set is a holiday set featuring the Moisturizing bomb and two more Belif favorites that work for all skin types.

Hair Gift Ideas

While hair care products or sets is not something I typically gift to others, I know there are some of you out there who love a good travel or trial set. I was able to find a few really cute sets priced at amazing selling points including Sephora Favorites collections, Verb, Briogeo, Amika, and more.

Bath & Body Gift Ideas

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a nice bath & body set or item. Philosophy, Diptyque, Byredo, and L’Occitane all have some really wonderful selections that are either standalone items, sets, or come in fun Christmas Crackers and Christmas Ornaments.

Fragrance Gift Ideas

Usually fragrances are categorized at a higher price point but there are a number of more affordable options on the market. Many brands are rolling out special and limited edition gift sets in perfume as well as home scents. Byredo and Diptyque are high-end premier brands but they offer mini candle options under $50. Diptyque has some of their signature scents like Baies, Figuier and Vanille in mini size, and Byredo also has some cute minis including Fleur Fantôme and Burning Rose, which is a perfect year-round scent. Boy Smells launched 2 really fun sets of 3 votive candles, I have my eye on the Kush, Ash & Cedar Stack Set of 3 Scented Votive Candles.

Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

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  • Chelsea December 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I have to recommend the Too Faced Sugar Cookie palette if you’re into holiday gifting and holiday palettes!

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