If you're working within a tight holiday shopping budget, not to worry—it's still possible to spoil your loved ones, without spending a whole lot of cash.
Great gifts DO exist for less than $50, and I'm here to prove just that!
By sticking with beauty gift sets, you'll definitely get the most bang for your buck, since they bundle multiple products for a much lower-than-usual price.
Keep scrolling to discover the best beauty gift sets on a budget.
The Best Beauty Gift Sets of 2020
Omorovicza Perfecting Duo
Omorovicza Perfecting Duo is from my most beloved luxury clean skincare brand (seriously, any gift from them I'd go crazy for!). This set includes a nourishing lip balm, plus the famous multitasking face mist in limited-edition rose gold packaging.
Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Pillow Talk Lips
Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Pillow Talk Lips is for a "your lips, only better" effect. Pillow Talk, a nude-rose, is the best-known and most popular shade from this celebrity makeup artist line. Here, you're getting it in a full-sized matte lipstick and matching mini lip liner.
Caudalie Power Glow Essentials
Caudalie Power Glow Essentials are a trio of natural skincare products for normal to combination skin. They include the brand's iconic face mist in a full-sized glass bottle, plus travel sizes of the foaming cleanser (which I adore!) and face mask.
Skin Gym Jade Facial Workout Kit
Skin Gym Jade Facial Workout Kit contains three jade tools for sculpting your way to better skin. There's a Gua Sha, face roller and eye roller, and all can be used to decrease tension and puffiness and increase circulation.
Lanolips The #1 Essential Lip Tints Trio
Lanolips The #1 Essential Lip Tints Trio includes three full-sized tinted lip balms to heal dry lips while giving them a sheer wash of colour. The shades are Rose, Rhubarb and Perfect Nude, and they're all lanolin-based, with a glossy finish.
Glow Recipe Let It Glow
Glow Recipe Let It Glow gives you a mini skincare routine in three products. Start with the gentle gel cleanser (which I'm currently using and love!). The lightweight moisturizer can be worn alone or as a serum under heavier creams, and the sleeping mask works as both an overnight treatment and a wash-off mask.
CLEAN Reserve Solar Bloom Eau de Parfum & Hair Mist Set
CLEAN Reserve Solar Bloom Eau de Parfum & Hair Mist Set is a twist on the typical fragrance gift, because it contains a full-sized hair mist—for infusing scent and nourishment into your hair! You also get a matching perfume, and both have sunny notes of citrus, orange blossom and coconut water.
Milk Makeup MVPs Set
Milk Makeup MVPs Set is an inexpensive way to try out seven bestselling products from the cool-girl makeup brand. They're comprised of a serum, de-puffing stick, primer, bronzer, highlighter, mascara, and lip and cheek tint.
Kiehl’s Smooth Skin Delights
Kiehl's Smooth Skin Delights is a set of three travel-sized hand creams, perfect for tossing into your purse. One offer intensive repair for the driest skin; the other two are lightly scented with lavender and grapefruit.
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Set
Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Set is for anyone who loves lip colour. You get three travel-sized tubes of high-pigment liquid lipstick, in pink, red and nude. The velvety matte formula and chic packaging couldn't be more luxurious.
Boy Smells Set of 3 Scented Votive Candles
Boy Smells Set of 3 Scented Votive Candles are being touted as the next "status candles." Whether or not you care about that, you'll appreciate that they're made from quality beeswax and coconut, and come in unexpected scents (like Ash, Kush and Cedar Stack in this set).
ILIA Mini Prime & Set Duo
ILIA Mini Prime & Set Duo stars two of the best clean products for a mattified complexion. One is a silicone-free and fragrance-free primer (which doubles as a moisturizing and firming face serum). The other is a translucent powder that I personally use on a daily basis!
Erno Laszlo Eyes on the Holidays
Erno Laszlo Eyes on the Holidays is a set of 12 hydrogel eye masks to target puffiness, dryness and dark circles. Think of them as a targeted eye serum in mask form—they're packed with good-for-skin ingredients like niacinamide, algae and hyaluronic acid.
This Works Sleep On It
This Works Sleep On It is a set of three aromatherapeutic essential oil blends to calm the senses and promote deep sleep. Two are pillow sprays (so you can breathe them in as you're nodding off). The other is a portable rollerball to use whenever you need to de-stress.
Indie Lee Discovery Kit
Indie Lee Discovery Kit has three of the best clean beauty basics for all skin types. There's a brightening gel cleanser, hydrating toner mist, and a lightweight squalane oil. I'm the biggest fan of this line; see my full review here.
Fresh Sealed with Sugar Travel Size Sugar Lip Treatment Set
Fresh Sealed with Sugar Travel Size Sugar Lip Treatment Set is a perennial holiday favourite, a set of six travel-sized lip balms to tint and moisturize your lips. One is a clear plumping formula; the others are Coral, Rosé, Petal, Tulip and Punch.
Drunk Elephant The Midi Committee
Drunk Elephant The Midi Committee is a set of five products, offering incredible value for anyone new to this Instagram-friendly skincare line. You get a tube of one percent retinol, a hydrating serum, a lightweight moisturizer and a cleansing balm with an optional charcoal exfoliating booster. See my full review of this brand here.
Kevyn Aucoin Volumizing Lash Kit
Kevyn Aucoin Volumizing Lash Kit gives you one of the best eyelash curlers (I like it even better than Shu Uemura!), plus my Holy Grail mascara. If you've ever struggled with racoon eyes, you need this in your life. It's a tubing formula, and it never ever smudges—all while creating gorgeous natural-looking lashes.
NUORI A Fresh Start Discovery Kit
NUORI A Fresh Start Discovery Kit is a set of five natural products from a line that's all about freshness. To avoid oxidation, no product stays on the shelf longer than 12 weeks! Suitable for all skin, they include a milky cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream, moisturizing mask and hand cream.
Laura Mercier Eyes of Gold Mini Caviar Stick Collection
Laura Mercier Eyes of Gold Mini Caviar Stick Collection gives you four creamy eyeshadow sticks that have long been a staple of celebrity makeup artists. The wearable shades are rose gold, copper, bronze and cocoa, and they're long-wearing and crease-resistant.
Tarte 9 Ways to Shine Cheek Wardrobe
Tarte 9 Ways to Shine Cheek Wardrobe provides endless options for tinting, shading and luminizing your cheeks. There are three colour families in the set—rose gold, gold and gunmetal—and each include a blush, bronzer and highlighter in complementary shades. That makes nine products in total; what a steal!
Tata Harper Glow Getter
Tata Harper Glow Getter is a set of two travel-sized skincare products from one of the most sought-after natural brands. Both the cleanser and the resurfacing mask (reviewed here) use willow bark extract, a natural BHA, to gently exfoliate and get a glow going.
Slip Silk Skinny Scrunchie Set
Slip Silk Skinny Scrunchie Set upgrades your hair elastic game. These skinny scrunchies are made from pure silk, so they're gentler on your hair and won't create creases. You get six in this pack (choose from all black; gold, leopard and black; or the three shades shown here).
Herbivore Self-Love Body Ritual Kit
Herbivore Self-Love Body Ritual Kit is the cure for winter dryness. You get not one but two all-natural body scrubs to polish away dead skin (I reviewed both over here!). To lock in moisture, there's also a coconut-based body oil.
Oribe Ultimate Blowout Set
Oribe Ultimate Blowout Set is the ultimate in high-end haircare. The shampoo and conditioner help create glossy shine, while the heat-styling spray both protects your hair and reduces drying time.
Sephora Favorites Skincare’s Next Big Thing
Sephora Favorites Skincare's Next Big Thing is a curated collection of 10 clean skincare products in travel-friendly sizes. You get a toner (reviewed here), serum, night serum, face moisturizer, body moisturizer, sunscreen, face mask, lip mask and two face oils.
Credo Glow & Go 7 Piece Set
Credo Glow & Go 7 Piece Set gives you seven of the clean beauty emporium's bestselling products for healthy, glowing skin. Among them are my favourite gel cleanser (reviewed here), an enzyme mask, two face oils, an eye cream, a vitamin supplement and a butt mask (!!).
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