Now that December's nearing its halfway point, it's time to get serious about holiday shopping; after all, we're in the thick of holiday celebrations, what with all the secret Santas, white elephants parties, and other gift exchanges that require more a bit more thought than a gift card. And though finding great beauty gifts that are under $20 dollars might seem like a challenge, especially if you're visiting overpopulated malls or scrolling through any site's best-sellers section, but it's not impossible. Enter: the gift set. If you're a last-minute shopper on a budget, you're not out of luck: These affordable beauty gifts sets for the holidays will have your shopping done in no time.
If you're shopping for someone who takes pristine care of their skin, grab them a mini skincare set that'll offer optimal hydration in the winter months — and fit snugly in any stocking. And if you're shopping for a makeup-lover, there are tons of sets filled with mini gloss sets, blushes, highlighters, and lipsticks they're sure to love. And if you're shopping for someone whose beauty regimen you don't know by heart (like a co-worker, or distant relative) there are tons of options there, too.
Whatever your gift needs, get inspired with the best beauty gift sets under $20 dollars ahead.
Cleanse & Energize Gift Set
Consider this three-piece gift-set for the skincare lover on your list. The Checks & Balances face wash provides a gentle cleanse, turning into a frothy texture when massaged into your face. The GinZing Ultra-Hydrating Energy-Boosting Cream provides relief from dry, winter skin, and lastly, the GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream is your post-holiday party secret weapon.
Hyaluronic Happy Hour
Peter Thomas Roth
Peter Thomas Roth’s Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream has a cult following and for good reason: It works. Be the best gift-giver with this kit, which contains two Water Drench favorites.
Makeup Your Glow Skincare Duo for Makeup Lovers
The perfect gift for even the most sensitive skin, this Ole Henriksen set relies on black currant extract, which provides natural hydration to the skin.
Limited Edition Dewy Skin Mist Mini
This new arrival at Sephora is a stocking-stuffer that you'll want to share with others. The botanicals in the mist provide a dewy look before makeup application — or throughout the day when skin needs a pick me up.
Bliss Large Mask Sachet Skincare Set
With five masks, this gift set is sure to please any skin-care enthusiast.
Lip Sleeping Mask Holiday Edition
The hyaluronic acid in this lip sleeping mask keeps moisture locked in while you snooze.
Lunar Light Gen Nude Lip Duo
Everyone has someone in their life who has a lipstick for every occasion. Grab this duo, which includes Bareminerals' best-sellers, Radiant Lipstick and Buttercream Lipgloss, which look even better when layered on top of each other.
Drenched In Glow Mini Face Set
Becca’s Drenched In A Glow Mini Face Set contains all of the necessary tools to maintain a tinsel-like glow. Add shimmer with the Skin Perfector Highlighter in Champagne Pop, brightness with the Light Priming Filter, and lips to match with the Glow Gloss in Rose Gold.
By far one of the best deals, this set includes three of Benefit’s bestsellers.
Glam & Glow On The Go Minis Set
Wrap this up for the clean-beauty-obsessed friend on your list. The mini versions of the Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight (adds instant dewiness) and Mini Shimmer Veil in Soleil (can be used on eyes, lips, or as a highlighter), are free from mineral oil, and sulfates that can cause skin reactions.
Mini Fairy Bomb
The mini fairy bomb is packed with a light pink powder that's made for all-over application.
MatteTrance Lipstick Mini
Pat McGrath Labs
This classic red’s creamy and vibrant color will go perfectly with any holiday outfit.
Dramatic Duo Mascara Set
Two gifts in one, the mascara gift set will prepare lashes for optimal length and volume that Lancome’s Instant Full Body Volume Mascara creates.
Less Bitter, More Glitter Nail Duo
Nail polish makes an excellent gift — and these shades add an extra holiday touch. The vibrant reds are reminiscent of holly berries, with a bit of sparkle.
Merry Mini Must-Haves Set
Available online only, three of Drybar’s favorites are offered in a mini gift set that will be sure to make any blowout last throughout a day of holiday events.
Holiday Shower Gel in Christmas Cookie
This 3-in-1 shower gel can function as a body wash, bubble bath, or as shampoo. (The almost-edible fragrance of cookies will get anyone in the holiday spirit.)
Essentials Travel Kit Holiday Gift Set
This gift set offers Burt's Bees' bestsellers, all tucked away in a festive travel pouch.
Holiday Cherry Ornament
This holiday trio of beauty products are beautifully scented, and include a shower gel, body lotion, and hand cream.
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Mini Holiday Edition
Sol de Janeiro
Grab this mini cream for anyone going on a holiday vacation this year.
Birchwood Pine Scented Candle Ornament
Finish off your holiday shopping with these gorgeous holiday candles.