I come from a pretty large family: three siblings, three aunts, one uncle, a host of cousins. And that's just my immediate branch — on my mom's side. While I love them dearly, my pockets are significantly lighter once the holidays are finished. Gifting every person on my long, winding list can be expensive, especially while I'm shopping for myself, too. (Hey! I deserve it!) That's why I'm excited about 2019's best beauty gifts under $20. Some are from higher-end brands, like Peter Thomas Roth and L'Occitane, so it's not like I'm skimping out on quality — which is truly the best of both worlds.
My fancy-schmancy colleagues are also on the same kick, too. Three team members shouted out The Ordinary's The Daily Set as an ultimate stocking stuffer for their skincare-loving friends and family members. And Mario Badescu's The Multi-Taskers Set is one that Angela Melero, our Deputy Editor, wouldn't mind keeping for herself as the facial spray is the perfect midday refresher. As for me? The women in my family love all things hair — I get it honest! — so sets from brands like Briogeo and Carol's Daughter will definitely be under the tree.
Ahead, see more affordable beauty gifts to grab. Your loved ones and your wallet will thank you.