These Are the Best Beauty Gifts If You Only Have $100 to Spend
Not to scare you, but there's not too much time left between now and the holiday season. Of course, this is a fun, warm, and loving time of year full of family, holiday parties, and more food than we can humanly consume, but our list of gifts we need to purchase gets longer every year while our budgets remain the same (not fair, is it?).
So you don't have the Sunday scaries every day of the week thinking about all the presents you need to buy, we put together a list of beauty and wellness items you can purchase if you only have $100 to spend. It's broken up by price range, so you can get a couple of smaller gifts for a few friends, or if you plan to spend closer to the $100 range on one gift recipient, we have that too. Keep scrolling to find some killer new items your loved ones will adore.
$15 and Under
David and Athena Aromatherapy Spray ($14)
Gift these multipurpose scents to your zen friend or anyone who could use a sensory pick-me-up. Try all three: Grapefruit (for an energy boost), Ayurveda (to calm your senses—the brand recommends spraying it on your yoga mat), and Hippie Chic (a mellowing blend of patchouli and sweet orange).
$35 and Under
Moon Juice Beauty Dust Sachet Box ($20)
Not that your gift recipient needs something to make them more beautiful, but these pretty packets will help calm their nerves and increase collagen and silica production while fortifying their skin, hair, nails to help them stay as beautiful as they already are. You can pour these little single-serving packets into nut milk, tea, iced coffee, or any hot or cold drink of your choice while giving it the slightest hint of sweet flavor.
Paddywax Rosewood and Patchouli Soy Candle ($32)
Paddywax nails aesthetics and scent combinations right on the head, which makes it easy as a gift-giver, because not only are the contents good quality, but the packaging itself hardly warrants a gift bag or wrapping paper. This candle is a decorative accent piece and an intoxicating warm, musky scent, perfect for the chilly holiday weather.
$50 and Under
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Mini Lipstick Trio ($39)
These mini lipstick are so cute, you'll want to create a little charm bracelet out of all of them (which isn't a bad idea, you know). Your BFF can experience three of Charlotte's iconic matte lipsticks in miniature form to travel with virtually anywhere.
Jo Malone Christmas Cracker ($45)
One regular-sized bottle of Jo Malone fragrance is more expensive than this entire set, so you can rest assured you're getting a (beautifully packaged) deal. It comes with Mimosa & Cardamom Body Crème, Basil & Neroli Cologne, and Blackberry & Bay Body & Hand Wash so your giftee can smell like Jo Malone's Tantalizing scents from head to toe.
Glossier Black Tie Set ($50)
This limited edition set is so good, you'll want to keep it for yourself. Inside, you'll find the No. 1 Pencil eyeliner in soft black Graphite, Haloscope highlighter in opalescent Moonstone glaze, a clear lip gloss, Glossier pink nail polish, and a silk black ribbon to accessorize with. All of your loved one's New Year's Eve party essentials are right in this box.
$75 and Under
Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphisis 005 Kit ($60)
Nothing says holiday beauty more than metallic eye makeup packaged in golden sequins. Your giftee can give the kit a spin by placing the cream shadow on their lids, creating a gilded cat eye with the dual-ended eyeliner pen, or really any variation of the shadows to stand out this holiday season and well into next year.
Tatcha Soothing Indigo Mini Set ($54)
Your loved one can enjoy a spa day at home with Tatcha's set of its best Indigo products: Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder, Soothing Triple Recovery Cream, Soothing Silk Hand Cream, and Soothing Silk Body Butter. It comes packaged in a traditional Japanese furoshiki, so you can skip the gift wrap line altogether.
Sephora Collection Double Time Double Ended Brush Set ($74)
There's nothing more annoying than having to lug around a clunky brush set when you travel (or even to stow away in your makeup kit), so this double-ended set is the perfect answer to the problem. Another gilded beauty for the holiday season, this set has everything you need to apply your foundation, your eye makeup, and your lip application in a compact kit.
$100 and Under
Sunday Riley #SquadGoals Skincare Essentials Kit ($90)
This set is our kind of #squadgoals. You'll get some of our all-time favorite Sunday Riley essentials, like the Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser, Luna Sleeping Night Oil, Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, and Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment. If you have a friend who's been itching to try some Sunday Riley products, this kit is a complete steal.
Christian Louboutin Women's Parfum Collection ($95)
Sure, we'd love to gift (or be gifted) some Loubs for the holidays, but since we all don't have a cool $700 laying around, we're happy to know we can still wear Louboutin on our necks (and wrists, and behind our ears). This fragrance set comes in three intoxicating scents: Tornade Blonde, Bikini Questa Sera, and Trouble in Heaven, all formulated for a powerful woman who turns heads.
What beauty gifts are you planning to buy your loved ones this holiday season? Sound off below!