Doing a little panic shopping? You're not the only one — the final countdown before the holidays is fraught with frantic folks attempting to cross those final items off their never-ending lists. That cousin who came crawling out of the woodwork or the old friend who took you by surprise when they turned up back in town needs to be gifted, and while you're game to oblige you may be running out of ideas (and budget). An easy solution? Shopping this selection of beauty gifts under $10 that'll still arrive at your door in time for the slipping under the tree. Weary holiday shoppers, breathe easy.
Thanks to holly-jolly holiday spirit (and a hefty dose of good business sense), many stores have pushed out their shipping services as close as possible to the big day of gift giving, to help last-minute shoppers still arrive with presents in-hand. It's especially good news if you've got any beauty gifts left to purchase for friends, family, or coworkers, but lack time to stop by your local shops between work, parties, and gift wrapping; websites like Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, and more are still taking orders that'll meet the holiday deadline.
Nordstrom's generous (aka free) shipping still guarantees a Dec. 24 delivery on order placed through noon on Dec. 22, so snag affordable stocking stuffers like C.O. Bigelow's crowd-favorite Rose Salve Lip Balm, just $5.99. It smells divine and actually keeps lips comfortable in the midst of rough winter weather, so it's a no-brainer for just about anyone.
Over at Amazon, there's no shortage of Prime-eligible beauty goods that will bring big smiles in spite of small price tags, all with the online retailer's convenient two-day shipping. Shop sets like this 12-Count Sheet Mask Kit, $9.70, or this Five Piece Makeup Sponge Set, $8.99, to help beauty enthusiasts re-up their stock. And beauty stores Ulta and Sephora are still offering ways to get your gifts on time — you may just have to pay a bit more for guaranteed delivery (select Two-Day shipping at Sephora, and Premium Shipping at Ulta for faster arrival).
As far as beauty gifts are concerned, all hope is not lost. Just keep scrolling to see the goodies you can still get your hands on.
Coming in right at the $10 mark, this set from Bare Minerals is ideal for makeup enthusiasts who travel frequently. It bundles the brand's Prime Time Original Foundation Primer with its crowd-fave Original Mineral Veil Powder. It'll ship free and arrive in time for the holidays in orders placed by Dec. 22 at 12PM ET.
Clinique's iconic Happy fragrance is packaged up pretty for the holidays (and on sale for only $7) in this sweet ornament. Inside, a travel-sized perfume spray and a mini Gelato Cream For Body in Clinique Happy are ready to be revealed. Select premium shipping at checkout to ensure a pre-holiday arrival.
The idea behind this relaxing lavender bath soak is genius. The three soak sets are packaged up in tea bag-like sachets that you drop into your warm bath water to brew a soothing "tea". Epsom salt and oats relax sore muscles and dry, irritated skin for an all-around restorative experience. Guaranteed delivery ends on Dec. 20, so order fast to receive it in time — or select in-store pickup to snag it at your local Target.
At first you may think a hair tie set is a boring gift idea — but how many times have you been without a ponytail holder when you've really needed one? It's a gift that's thoughtful and handy, especially when it's these no-slip, no-dent spiral ties from Scunci. Guaranteed delivery goes through Dec. 20, so order fast or pay for expedited delivery at checkout. Alternatively, select in-store pickup at your Target to secure the goods.
This grab-bag of goodies contains some of Sephora's top brands, like Algenist, Biossance, Laura Mercier, GLAMGLOW, and Playa for a varied gift for the beauty enthusiast. The sample-size products are great for introducing someone to new lines or taking on-the-go when traveling. Click two-day shipping when you're checking out for delivery by the holidays.
A beauty gift that's always appreciated? One that's actually super-useful, and bound to come in handy every day. This set of essential makeup sponges in bright colors will re-up your makeup obsessive's stock for some time to come. It's available for two-day shipping with Amazon Prime, so it'll arrive in time for the holidays.