12 Sephora Gifts Under $25 That Your Friends Will Love (& Actually Use)

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Would it be hyperbolic to say that the holidays are the most fleeting time of the year? It feels like as soon as you've decked your halls, trimmed your tree, and strung up all the lights, it's just about time to take it all down 'til next year. Ideally, though, the gifts you give (and, hopefully, receive) will have appeal and application long after the last of the holiday decor has been packed away. And as far as presents go for the beauty lovers in your life, these Sephora gifts under $25 certainly fit the bill.

Whether it's a brand or product you already know your friend loves (hello, Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day line) or a staple in your skin care collection you know they'll instantly fall for, gifting beauty buys that are everyday essentials is a foolproof way to your loved ones' hearts for the holidays — they'll appreciate receiving something they can actually use, instead of a seasonal item that'll sit on their shelf untouched for the next several months.

Thankfully, Sephora's selection of under-$25 gifts this year is jam-packed with presents that are not only festive but functional for all the makeup, skin care, and hair care obsessives you're shopping for.

Snag indulgent yet affordable gifts from cult-loved brands, like Christophe Robin's Perfect Hair Duo, $23, which includes its purifying sea salt scrub and restorative prickly pear seed oil mask in travel-friendly sizes, and Caudalie's Hand and Nail Cream Trio, on sale for $14, which will keep loves ones' skin in top condition well into the New Year. Add BECCA's on-the-go Prime, Set & Glow kit too, $15, to keep friends looking glowy and fresh anywhere.

Tried and true skin care essentials from The Ordinary and Mario Badescu are sure to put a smile on their faces — and keep their shelves stocked far beyond the holiday season. The Ordinary's The Daily Set, $19, includes its beloved Squalane Cleanser plus a hydrating serum and moisturizer (welcome products for dry winter skin), and Mario Badescu's The Icons: Drying Lotion & Rose Facial Spray Duo, $19, brings staples every shelf should have.

Surprise your best friends, work wives, and beauty-loving family members with gifts they'll actually keep in their rotation by shopping these useful Sephora buys, below.