I love the holidays and I love looking at all of the special holiday limited-editions. I’ve been looking at beauty gifts $50 and under–that sweet spot where you can still get a gift that looks like you’ve spent so much more.
It wouldn’t be gift giving for me if I didn’t buy Philosophy; their gift collection is the best. I love the Sparkling Hollyberries Duo ($27), which includes an 8 oz. sparkling hollyberries shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath and an 8 oz. sparkling hollyberries body lotion. Anyone would be happy opening this set!
If you’re buying for someone who loves fragrance, this oh-so-chic Tory Burch Holiday Cracker ($28) is already wrapped and includes an Eau de Parfum Rollerball. This would be a great stocking stuffer, too!
A great way to introduce a friend to the line, or a little treat to keep for yourself (I won’t tell!), the Bobbi Brown Bellini Mini Lip & Eye Palette is a steal at $32. This compact includes 5 neutral eyeshadows and a High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bellini (a nude pink with pearl). This would be great to tuck into a handbag for a day-to-nighttime touchup, too.
One of my favorite M·A·C products are the Patentpolish Lip Pencils. These lippies have great pigmentation and shine, plus an even better feel on the lips. The aptly-named Irresistably Charming Mini Patentpolish Lip Set (Nude, $35) has four mini Patentpolish Lip Pencils in neutral shades. Anyone from tween on up would love this gift!
If you want to buy a gift that helps others, look no further than Kiehl’s. When you purchase the Creme de Corps Moisturizer from this year’s holiday edition (featuring artwork by Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra), Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net profits up to $100,000 to Feeding America. This is a fantastic unisex gift! Prices range from $29.50 – $48.
This ‘Ala Moana’ votive collection ($48) from Antica Farmacista is stunning. This would make the perfect housewarming gift. The Ala Moana scent is a lush floral with a hint of green. I’d recommend buying one and putting it in the gift closet for that last minute gift you didn’t expect to need (we’ve all been there).
What is more fun than an Advent Calendar? Counting down to Christmas and getting little surprises along the way from L’Occitane couldn’t be better. Open the door and you’ll find mini versions of some of your L’Occitane favorites….plus a few surprises! At L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide and online at usa.loccitane.com, $49.
Seven fabulous beauty gifts, all under $50! Get shopping!
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