15 Last-Minute Beauty Gifts From Target That Will Make Loved Ones Feel Pampered (Without Pushing Your Budget)
It's the home stretch, friends. Decorations are up, parties are popping, and gifts have been grabbed — well, mostly grabbed. You've got a few final loved ones left to shop for, and you've somehow got to do it with the significantly depleted holiday budget you swore to stick to this year. But where should you look for budget-conscious buys that'll still get big smiles upon being unwrapped? Target, of course. And the best part is, you can snag the steals from the comfort of home, because these last-minute beauty gifts from Target will ship to you before the holidays are here at no cost to you. Yes, you read that right.
Last-minute holiday shopping is so stressful, you'd think we as a society would do more to avoid it (you know, by actually being prepared and buying gifts ahead of time). Yet, each year there's an inevitable rush right before the holidays to finish finding gifts for everyone, so you suck it up and prepare yourself to face the crowds. But this year, Target is looking to make this much easier on you.
Head on over to the superstore's site and you'll see a big banner on its homepage with some sigh-of-relief-inducing information: Target is offering free guaranteed delivery by Dec. 24 on orders placed before 1 PM EST on Dec. 20. That's right, free. Shop around the website, fill your cart, and when you check out you'll see a free shipping option to select. Just confirm you see that "Guaranteed by Christmas" banner on each product page while you peruse.
This generous shipping situation means Target's beauty category is an ideal place to check the rest of the skin, makeup, hair, and body care buys off your list, so loved ones feel extra pampered this season — especially considering the affordable gift sets and the free delivery will minimize the impact to your budget.
Grab skin care bundles or discovery kits from some of Target's fan-fave brands, like the Pixi by Petra Best of Vitamin C set, $22, and Versed's Twice As Nice Serum Rolling Gift Set, $17. Skin-soothing sets like the Grace + Tonic Discovery Botanical Skincare Set, $30, and Pacifica Cosmic Holiday Set, $15, are great bets too (especially for fans of naturally-formulated complexion care).
Or, encourage a little self-care as 2019 comes to a close with budget-friendly sets like this at-home spa set from Burt's Bees, $15, or Target Beauty's Sanctuary Foot Care set, $9, with comes with a scrub, lotion, and fuzzy socks. Grab Kristin Ess' Pillowcase + Mini French Pin, $15, and this Soothing Relaxation sleep set, $9, to round out a gift that guarantees beauty sleep.
Start scrolling to shop some of Target's best beauty gifts that'll arrive in time for the grand reveal.
A duo of serums plus a facial massager to amplify product absorption and to help release muscle tension, smooth, and reduce puffiness is a skin care gift set any beauty obsessive would appreciate.
Skin care enthusiasts who can't get enough of tried-and-true ingredients like Vitamin C will appreciate this trio set from Pixi. It bundles the brand's Glow Tonic, Vitamin C Glow Balm, and Vitamin C Lotion.
Know someone who always loves to try new products? Gift this Discovery Set from Grace + Tonic, which comes with a cleansing mud, an eye serum, and a hydrating cream in travel-friendly sizes to take on the go (or take up minimal space on shelves).
You probably didn't love getting a toothbrush on Christmas as a kid — but your grown up friends and family will appreciate the thoughtfulness of this electric style from quip, especially in a chic metal design.
Sheet mask enthusiasts will tear right into this five piece set, which is filled with different formulas to treat multiple skin situations.
One thing people often don't think about when traveling? Their body care. Gift this set to the frequent flyer who needs to keep up with their self-care somewhere far from home.
Slip this 15-pan palette into the stocking of your most makeup-obsessed loved one. It's got cool tones that'll be chic all winter season, in matte, shimmer, and satin finishes that blend like a dream.
The future of your family member's skin is written in the stars with this cosmic-inspired set. Hero ingredient hemp works with avocado and amino acids to balance and hydrate skin for a luminous complexion.
Anyone who takes hair care seriously knows that standard pillow cases can create damage to strands. So, surprise someone with this smooth satin pillowcase and no-damage French pin set — they'll be waking up to great hair days from now on.
Your friend who loves nothing more than cozying up for a long night's sleep will appreciate this gift set, which includes a soft eye sleeping mask, soothing lavender essential oil, and a relaxing pillow mist.
Makeup maximalists typically boast an extensive brush collection to apply their abundance of products with precision. And there's a good chance their set could use a re-up, so snag this 20 piece brush kit for a fresh start to the new year.
Got a friend that could use a spa day? Give them the gift of relaxation they don't have to leave home for with this Burt's Bees kit of naturally-formulated spa treatments, from face masks to conditioning lip balms.
A palette of high-impact cream colors with lots of metallic foil sparkle is ideal for anyone who loves getting dressed up for a big night out. Gift this to the friend that's got big plans for New Year's Eve.
When people think about at-home pampering, they probably don't consider their feet. Remind your loved ones to take special care of their steppers with this restorative set of foot scrub, foot cream, and cozy socks.