20 Under-$20 Actually Good Holiday Beauty Gifts You Can Already Shop

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Nothing creeps up on my bank statement quicker than a handful of holiday purchases. More often than not, I get a little too excited because my list is short, so I think it’s okay to spend more than I normally would on loved ones. Of course, that leads to me buying a little something for myself too. Before you know it, I’m sacrificing a dinner out with friends for ramen at home so I can replenish my bank account before New Year’s Eve. In moments like these, beauty gifts under $20 are my saving grace because the quality isn’t sacrificed for a smaller price tag.

It’s also an unexpectedly great time to invest in the cult favorites someone has been dying to try without having to buy the full-size version. This way, if they end up not liking it, less product is going to waste. It’s a win-win for both the giver and receiver. Beyond that are those straight-forward hair, skin and makeup sets that rarely get two thumbs down because they’re also essentials most of us need, like body wash, makeup brushes, and face masks for a spa night in. So if you’re looking to tighten your budget without downgrading the quality of your gift-giving, here are some beauty finds you’ll definitely be impressed by.

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Tarte.
Tarte.

Tarte Shape Tape Star Squad

Tarte has dozens of cute sets with best-selling products at a crazy-good value. This one, with the cult-fave Shape Tape Concealer and Glow Wand, is one of our faves. The travel sizes are perfect for holiday trips or touch-ups right from your purse. If you want to spend a few more bucks, add on the Keep Balm & Kiss On Gift Set for a full-size lip oil, gloss and mask.



Shape Tape Star Squad $17.95


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Beauty Bakerie.
Beauty Bakerie.

Beauty Bakerie Blending Egg Beauty Sponges

Beauty Bakerie has some of the cutest packaging in the beauty game and unsurprisingly, the products themselves are top-notch, too. This box of blending sponges is so adorable, it doesn’t even need to be wrapped.



Blending Egg Beauty Sponges $18


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I Dew Care.
I Dew Care.

I Dew Care Mini Scoops Wash-Off Mask Set

All three of these deliciously scented face masks are packed with ingredients to tackle some of your most common skincare goals: a brighter complexion, more hydrated skin, and calming post-breakout relief.



Mini Scoops Wash-Off Mask Set $20


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Burt’s Bees.
Burt’s Bees.

Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set

With all the extra hand-washing and sanitizing we did this year, pretty much everyone in your life needs to give their skin some love. This pre-wrapped gift set includes almond milk hand cream, shea butter hand repair cream and lemon butter cuticle cream, plus a pair of cotton gloves.



Hand Repair Gift Set $12.37


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Joy.
Joy.

Joy & Glee Razor Holiday Shave Care Gift Set

Razors, especially those that market to women, can get seriously expensive. Save your bestie some money by gifting her this cute — and helpful! — set with a pink razor, two cartridges, a shower hold and shave gel.



Holiday Shave Care Gift Set $19.95


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Olaplex.
Olaplex.

Olaplex Intense Repair Travel Size Set

Sure, it makes a great gift for a dye-obsessed friend, but we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to keep this hair-repairing set for yourself. You get travel-sizes of No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment and No.3 Hair Perfector.



Intense Repair Travel Size Set $16


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Love, Beauty and Planet.
Love, Beauty and Planet.

Love Beauty and Planet Everyday Gift Set

This affordable beauty brand is a favorite for its naturally derived ingredients that deliver major moisture to the skin, hair and body. Here, you get sulfate-free shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion for less than $30.



Everyday Gift Set $27.49


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Nordstrom.
Nordstrom.

Buxom Dolly Reins Supreme Lip Set

Buxom’s cult-favorite mauve shade now comes in this limited-edition gift set with travel-sizes of shimmery plumping lip gloss and creamy lipstick.



Dolly Reins Supreme Lip Set $12


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Target.
Target.

Kristin Ess Satin Skinnies

These skinny scrunchies aren’t just chic. The satin texture is more gentle on your hair and provides way less tension than typical hair ties.



Satin Skinnies $9.99


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QVC.
QVC.

GLOV Travel Set Makeup Remover and MagnetCleanser

You know makeup removing wipes aren’t the best for your skin — or the environment. This set makes it easy to take off even waterproof mascara.



Makeup Remover and MagnetCleanser $19.99


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Dermalogica.
Dermalogica.

Dermalogica Double Cleanse Set

Have a skin care-lover in your life? This cleansing set is sure to be a hit, with its travel sizes of PreCleanse and Special Cleansing Gel.



Double Cleanse Set $10


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Target.
Target.

Frank Body Perky Sculpting Body Hydrator Lotion

This body lotion kit has such cute packaging, you really just have to pop a bow on it. The formula is packed with caffeine, acai, shea Butter and longan seed extract for ultra-soft skin. Oh, and it comes in a cute reusable mug.



Perky Sculpting Body Hydrator Lotion $19.99


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Floral Street.
Floral Street.

Floral Street Light Fragrance Discovery Set

It can be tough to buy a fragrance for someone. Smell is so personal! That’s why this five-piece trial set of vegan, sustainable fragrances is such a good idea.



Light Fragrance Discovery Set $12


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Ulta.
Ulta.

Ulta Beauty Little Black Liner Haul Kit

Six full-size eyeliners for less than $20? There are a ton of people in your life who would appreciate this set that has every day essentials like a classic felt-tip liner and a special occasion glitter option.



Little Black Liner Haul Kit $18


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Nordstrom.
Nordstrom.

Nudestix Holiday Mini Glow Highlighter & Eye Color Set

Get your glow on for the holidays with this limited-edition set featuring travel sizes of Nudies Glow All-Over Highlight and Magnetic Luminous Eye Color.



Mini Glow Highlighter & Eye Color… $19


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L’Occitane.
L’Occitane.

L’Occitane Holiday Ornament Gift Set

Not only is this three-piece set packaged for you, it’s tied up in a holiday-ready ornament. There’s no one that wouldn’t love three shea butter-infused L’Occitane faves.



Holiday Ornament Gift Set $14


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Deciniee.
Deciniee.

Deciniee Jade Roller and Gua Sha Set

Get your mom into the face massage trend with this pretty two-piece roller and gua sha set.



Jade Roller and Gua Sha Set $14.99


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ChapStick.
ChapStick.

ChapStick 12 Days of ChapStick Holiday Advent Calendar

Get a whopping 12 holiday-scented lip balms in this fun advent calendar.



ChapStick Holiday Advent Calendar $13.48


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Bulldog.
Bulldog.

Bulldog Mens Skincare and Grooming Expert Skincare Set

Get the guy in your life to start using something on his skin that’s a bit better than hand soap. This four-piece set features shave gel, face wash, facial moisturizer and aftershave balm.



Skincare and Grooming Expert Skincare… $18.08


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Lush Cosmetics.
Lush Cosmetics.

Lush Sleepy Gift Set

If you have trouble sleeping, this lavender, tonka, and vanilla-infused lotion will have you in dreamland minutes after your head hits the pillow. And who wouldn’t want that as a gift?



Sleepy Gift Set $17.95


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