As holiday shopping season reaches its peak, the beauty industry continues to answer the call with old favorites dressed in holiday style, along with some of the coolest new products you've been waiting all year to try out. And even better: Many of the best beauty gifts are available for under $50 — which leaves room for you to snag one (or two) for yourself.
Consider Rihanna's Fenty Beauty, for example, which offers its iconic lip glosses and metallic powders in sizes perfect for your holiday party clutch or your travel bag. And if you haven't tried Peter Thomas Roth's best-selling masks, now's the time to snag a set of five for only $19 — which is a steal, as they typically ring up at $60 each. Gift sets are also a great way to try bestsellers: Glossier's cult-favorite Boy Brow, which reportedly sold every 32 seconds in 2018, just so happens to be available in a bundle alongside equally popular Balm Dotcom and Futuredew serum, for those seeking the ultimate no makeup-makeup look.
Below, see more affordable beauty gifts from brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills, Tatcha, and more to make your friends and family look — and feel — their best this season.
A strong brow game is the gift that keeps on giving, and this set will help her achieve the arches of her dreams.
Exclusive to Nordstrom, this limited-edition Moroccanoil set includes its hydrating shampoo and conditioner both in full sizes, and a travel-sized treatment.
You can use this highlighter on your cheekbones and eyes, and finish off with a "bad gal" glossy lip.
Gift good skin, courtesy of the Water Cream and Deep Cleanse.
Be on the glow with travel sizes of the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Champagne Pop, Backlight Priming Filter, and Ultimate Lipstick Love in Orchid.
Winter brings season's greetings *and* dry skin, so this trio of hydrators comes in handy.
This warm and spicy floral favorite also comes in shower gel and body cream varieties, too.
If she loves a glam eye look without a lot of effort, these Cavier Sticks from Laura Mercier will be a staple in her collection. With just one swipe, you get a shimmery eye — and can easily elevate it with the other shades in the set.
These baby candles boast an impressive burn time of 20 hours each.
Included in Mask-Erade are five of the brand's bestsellers, so she can see which one is best suited for her skin type.
These mini perfumes are great for travel, but the keepsake box deserves a permanent spot on your vanity.
Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk lipstick and lip liner might be the most popular in the brand's collection. This duo will give her the opportunity to try both out, while achieving a gorgeous pout.
If she's a frequent traveler, gift a set that won't make her have to use the hotel options. T
Gift your friend a trio of Glossier's buzz-worthy products — Boy Brow, Balm Dotcom, and Futuredew. With these three staples, her makeup will be completed in just a few steps.