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10 Affordable Holiday Beauty Gifts Under $30

Updated on April 12, 2011

It's a holiday season and that means shopping time. Of course not all of us have money to spend on costly gifts. Despite the deep discounts offered, many holiday gifts are still too expensive to get. This is extremely true with beauty goodies. Despite the high cost of beauty products in general, there are still plenty of inexpensive holiday gifts for the beauty junkie on your list. So, here it is a list of 10 beauty products which we can offer for less than $30. The majority are beauty sets and we can bought plenty of them for less than $30. Hopefully this will help and inspire you to offer something nice to your family and friends.

Stila Lip Glaze Set – $25

The set contains eight lip glazes, including four new, limited edition shades.

The shades are:

- Kitten

- Grapefruit

- Apricot

- Guava

Limited editions shades:

- Blush - A creamy rose

- Merry Merry - A sparkling red

- Majesty - A deep, juicy berry

- Seashell - A shimmering lilac

As you can see the range of colors is great. You can do anything from a soft nude lip to a fiery red with this kit.

An interesting detail is that the fruit names of the lip glazes truly match the smell. Isn't it so cool? An Apricot really smells like it!

Another thing that should be pointed out is the set size which is bigger that the ones previously. This year Stila offers 50% more gloss than in previous Lip Glaze sets!

Who would love it? Anyone who loves lip glosses is going to die over this set. But really, who doesn't like it?

Philosophy The Cookie Exchange - $30

If you know someone that can't get enough of holiday cookies, chances are that this may be THE perfect gift for her.

This set contains: 4 x 4.0 oz Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Baths in Lemon Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin, Coconut Macaroon, and Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These high-foaming, 3-in-1 formulas smell delectable and foam with holiday delight. Smells fantastic in the shower and bath, suds and clean well and leaves the skin feeling lightly moisturized. Makes you feel like Christmas, the cookie smell is going to get you. Share warm, fresh-baked cookies.

Great gift to give to somebody, especially those, who love to bake. Each bottle has a recipe, to bake the cookies that correspond, with its bottle. A wonderful set. Yummy scents!

Nars Blush in Orgasm - $26

Orgasm. Need to say more? This legend continues to be a most-talked-about product among women and celebs.

The packing it's very slim, compact fitting everywhere. The color is a peachy-pinky undertone with gold shimmery. It comes with a mirror what makes the application extremely easy.

The best thing is that this blush lasts longer than the usual blushes which last around 3 hours. There's no need to re-apply this blush.

NARS 'Orgasm' blush is one of the most top-selling products from Nars, being Best of Sephora's Best Blush for 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Why the major love-fest? Maybe it's the sheer formula that brightens your face with one sweep. Or maybe it's the glow we get from the flattering peachy-pinky mix with a hint of sheen.

FLIRT! Limited Edition Eyeshadow Set - $20

Flirt is a company that is owned by Estée Lauder Company. This means that they guarantee quality, big pigmentation, blend ability and long lasting use.

This makes a great gift because it is very cheap and has great eye shadows of great quality. It comes with 40 eye shadows with several textures, it has matte, satins, shimmery and they fit the Mac eye shadow palettes.

There are clear dupes of some Mac eye shadows like Prussian, Amber Lights, Henna and Talent Pool in this collection, along with plenty of others.

With 40 eye shadows you can mix and match, wear one or wear them all. Create simple everyday looks or bold looks. Someone who never tried flirt products is going to get a great first impression.

For $20 we can offer 40 eye shadows. It is an amazing deal! I think it's a good gift to offer someone that is looking forward to trying out different shadows without shelling hundreds of dollars.

L'occitane Hand Cream Trio Collection - $25

We all acknowledge the quality of the L'occitane hand creams. I've actually mentioned in another hub as my favorite winter hand cream.

Now this Christmas L'occitane launched an hand cream triangle. This gift set comes with three nourishing hand creams that penetrate quickly in your hands to protect and moisturize them. The cream is almost in a paste form that sinks into skin very quickly, and it does not leave hands greasy. It leaves your hands very soft, moisturized and smelling incredibly well.

The set contains 1 oz Shea Vanilla Hand Cream, 1 oz Lavender Hand Cream and 1 oz Shea Butter. The scents are very calming and the texture very rich which hydrates the skin very well for the winter times.

For $25 we are able to offer each and every quality of the 3 hand creams by L'occitane on a pretty package.

Remington Random Dot Print Straightener – $19,99

A straightener for $19,99? Yeah it is true. Remington launched 4 models of straighteners and curling irons with the most adorable prints. They have a dot print, a paisley print, a swirl print and a garden print. Every single model has a straightener and a curling iron in the exact same print.

This straightener have ceramic plates which make it glide easily throughout the hair without damaging. They also heat up immediately, within 30 seconds.

Nowadays every girl needs to adjust her hair. The price is the best part ($19,99) which makes them into great Christmas presents.

An interesting idea would be to offer both (straightener and curling iron) in the same print. Therefore the person would get a matching set that is absolutely adorable!

Too Faced Glamour to Go: Fairy Edition – $19,50

This palette is becoming a success. And why is that? Because it includes everything a girl could ask for in a rather small palette, to be perfect with all the amazingly pigmented shadows that you find in larger palettes!

Too Faced has released many of these To Go palettes over the years and it always achieves extreme success.

This palette includes:

  • 8 spectacular shadows
  • Bronzer in Sun Bunny
  • Blush in La Vie en Rose
  • Charming Lip Gloss in Pretty-in-Pink – shimmering gloss

For  $20 is a find, because it's excellent for traveling, pretty small, compacted, and slightly larger than a credit card so it fits on every makeup bag.

SEPHORA by OPI Rocker Chic Mini Collection - $18

In autumn/winter we like darker colors so we get rid of the lighter colors like the pinks and the whites. This fall, deep shades with a rock n roll theme are definitely on.

I’m a huge fan of OPI. I love the colors, the quality, everything.

SEPHORA by OPI Rocker Chic Mini Collection has magnificent tones. It has from the light red that matched pretty much everything to the darker tones like a blue shimmery.

These nail polishes that come in these mini collections are much smaller than the regular sizes ones. However it does come in large quantities which allow you to try out a variety of shades without paying much.

This set contains: 4 petit nail polishes in Fiercely Fabulous, Just a Little Dangerous, Already Famous, and Go My Own Way.

Check the colors

This set is really for any woman who enjoys nail polishes.


Carol's Daughter Ultimate Tui Hair Set - $30

Carol's Daughter began in the early 1990s by founder Lisa Price and has attracted consumers across the globe. It’s a line of natural beauty products that include fragrances, products for your hair, body and hands.

Tui Herbal is one of the brand's bestsellers and is made from extracts such as lavender, rosemary, sage, nettle, clover, and aloe vera.

This set contains:
- 8 oz Tui Herbal Shampoo
- 8 oz Tui Leave-In Conditioner
- 8 oz Tui Herbal Smoothie

Tui Herbal Shampoo is an herbal blend that gently cleanses dry/damaged hair without moisture-stripping detergents. The rich conditioning properties provide moisturizing nourishment that leaves your hair looking and feeling better than ever.

The Tui leave-in Conditioner is a flower-infused formula that weightlessly conditions and hydrates hair and scalp. 

Finally the Tui Herbal Smoothie is an intense conditioning treatment for normal to dry hair made from a super-rich emulsion of shea butter, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil. Calming chamomile aids in taming of frizzy, unmanageable hair, while the fragrant Tui blend of guava, mango, and passion fruit tantalize the senses.

This is a great set for those who love making the hair more healthy, shiny, and smelling amazing.

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Holiday Set - $28

Finally, this set is absolutely gorgeous. These are such great products, all natural.

This gift set is an ideal way to experience the natural and essential oils of Pacifica's signature perfume blends. All products are free of mineral oils, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, and artificial color.

Moreover, what is fantastic is the fact that it is made 100% vegan, with no animal testing. I’m a huge animal lover, so these products make my day.

This set contains:

- 17 oz Body Wash
- 8 oz Body Butter
- 0.33 oz Roll On Perfume

Pacifica's products always come in a variety of amazing fragrances inspired by nature (floral, fruity, etc). This one blends coconut, delicate vanilla, and creamy vetiver with exotic floral accords of ambrosia to leave skin beautifully scented.

I want this one for myself!

So here you have 10 beauty gift ideas, for less than $30 to offer to those we love the most!


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    • AngelaPereira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you Katrina for stopping by :-)

    • katrinasui profile image


      7 years ago

      These are wonderful beauty gifts and they are also very cheap. Nice hub on beauty gifts.


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