As the years go on and more beautiful people come into our lives, our holiday shopping lists continue to grow. Perhaps it's a good problem to have so many people in our lives worthy of receiving gifts, but this puts a serious dent in our bank accounts. Suddenly holiday cheer seems like a far-off concept.
But we come bearing good news: Good budget-friendly gifts exist, and you only have to go as far as your local drugstore to get them. Take a look at our favorite drugstore beauty gifts below!
Burt's Bees Tips and Toes Kit ($12)
Burt's Bees is the authority on skin hydration with its wide array of salves, lotions, and balms, so you can bet that a kit devoted to your feet and hands is going to be a winner. The kit also includes the brands signature lip balm for good measure.
E.l.f Silver 11-Piece Brush Collection ($30)
This editor can vouch for the fact that E.l.f.'s brushes are top quality—if it weren't for the branding on the handles, you might think they were from a department store. This set includes everything you need for a full face of makeup, from eye shadow to highlight.
Kiss Professional Pedicure Kit ($12)
Treating your loved one to a pedicure is expensive, but this cute kit will keep your giftee's feet in prime condition for far longer than one spa appointment. (If anything, it can be an IOU before your next girls' trip to the nail salon.)
L'Oréal Paris Icons Set ($16)
There's a reason this kit is called the Icons Set: It's got all of L'Oréal's best products, from its Voluminous Mascara to its Colour Riche lipstick to the Infallible Liner. It's the perfect starter set for someone making their foray into makeup (or even just a makeup lover who appreciates high-quality products).
Maybelline All-in-1 Makeup Palette ($15)
There's nothing like a good travel-friendly palette that covers most of your bases. Here, you'll find eye shadow, blush, highlighter, liner, and gloss. It's the perfect companion for your weekend bag, or even just your everyday bag.
No7 Deluxe Cleanse Collection ($48)
Your entire nighttime skincare routine, found. In this collection, you'll get a powered cleansing blush, a melting gel cleanser, oil-free makeup remover, and hydration mask. Getting ready for bed never felt (or looked) so good.
Nyx Lip Lingerie Vault ($65)
The ultimate beauty lover's advent calendar, this collection has 30 different shades for your liquid lip–obsessed friends to try for each day of the month. Now you won't need to guess her perfect shade.
Dove Deep Moisture Bath Gift Set ($15)
Winter months call for deep hydration, so give your loved one the gift of smooth, soft skin as the temperature drops. This bath set makes for nourished, radiant skin. All is calm, all is bright indeed.
Sally Hansen Gel Polish Starter Kit ($60)
You can become your own manicurist with this at-home gel set from Sally Hansen. Your nails will stay perfectly polished and unchipped for up to two weeks at a fraction of the cost of a salon appointment.
Soap & Glory Pink Big ($8)
The ultimate shower experience, this fun kit includes a scrub, gel, and body butter for smoother-than-silk skin. It doesn't hurt that the packaging is incredibly cute, too.
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