December is here, which means the
Chrismukkah countdown clock is going to start ticking down a lot faster. While both Black Friday and Cyber Monday have swiftly come and gone, our lists are far from fully checked off.
But don't sweat it, because whether you still need a small something for your S.O.'s mom whom you've never met, your teenage sister who's in her "difficult" phase, or the co-worker you drew for Secret Santa, there's a one-stop shop you can hit for the gift set that's exactly what you're looking for (even if you don't know what that is yet). It's the mecca of beauty with everything from a $3 Gingerbread warming brighting face mask that sounds good enough to eat to the makeup-lover's dream NARS lipstick set (valued at twice as much as it's on sale for) — and it's called Ulta Beauty.
Click ahead to check out 20 holiday products from Ulta that make the perfect presents for your people.
Gifting hand lotion is always a safe bet —
everyone uses the stuff (or should, at least). And $20 for a pre-packaged snowflake gift box containing three sweet-smelling Philosophy options makes it both a fail-proof and affordable choice.
Holiday Handbook Set,
Nyx, the brand that keeps you within your credit card limit, is helping you stock every one of your handbags (er, your friend's handbags) with soft nude mattes and glittery metallic liquid lipsticks. It's a steal at $25 for 12 shades.
Meet The Metallics Lip Vault,
Who doesn't love a little bit a everything? Gifting a beauty advent calendar is kind of like ordering the sampler platter. In this Ulta Beauty countdown calendar, there are 12 different beauty goodies hidden inside, so whether you're giving to a highlighting queen or someone more partial to simple mascara and eyeliner, you know there's something they're gonna to love.
12 Days of Beauty,
Part adorable, part extra (in the best kind of way), this pink, glittery tumbler bath set is perfect for the friend that loves rosé and bubble baths — so, all of them.
Candied Cranberry Tumbler Bath Set,
A brightening gel face mask that warms on application and smells like gingerbread cookies fresh out of the oven. If that's not the best $3 stocking stuffer you've ever heard of, we don't know what is.
Gingerbread Cookies Brightening Warming Gel Mask,
What's better than body butter from the Body Shop? Special-edition scents that you can only snag during the holiday season. Three body butter that smell like frosted berries, a hot vanilla chai latte, and sugar-coated plums will make any post-shower slather a whole lot sweeter.
The Body Shop
Festive Body Seasonal Trio,
obsessed with bath bombs
— so these colorful bubble soap balls that look and smell like yummy mini chocolate truffles are almost a no-brainer for gifting.
Fizz & Bubble
Holiday Bath Truffles,
With fresh scents like Water Flowers & Sea Salt and Ocean Breeze, this Dionis hand cream holiday set is perfect for the person who would never dream of wearing anything candy-scented.
Hand Cream Gift Set,
A $95 value, this NARS velvet liquid lip set comes with six shades from soft pink to warm red. If you're a fan of the brand's glossy long-wearing liquid lipsticks, you should maybe grab two of these — one to give and one to receive.
NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set,
Another steal from The Body Shop, this three-step set is sure to leave dry winter skin silky, hydrated, and glowy.
The Body Shop
Shea Festive Picks,
Give the gift of citrus this season. Bliss' best-selling three-piece set of lemon-and-sage products has
just been marked down from $20 to only $12.
Somebody to Love,
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Peter's Picks for the Girl,
These lipstick/liner hybrids in fiery orange-red, deep cherry, bright magenta, and soft rose are perfect for sculpting a fuller pout that stays in place all day.
They're Real! BIG Sexy Lip Kit,
An upgraded snow globe, this Benefit Beauty Beauty & The Bay holiday set features a brow highlighting pencil, They're Real mascara, mini High Beam liquid highlighter, and the cult-fave Hoola bronzer.
Beauty & The Bay "Limited Edition Holiday Value Set",
Doing a full face of makeup can take a lot of products (and a whole lot of money). Tarte's changing the game with this set, though. With 25 eyeshadows, two blushes, two highlighters, a rosy lip gloss, a darker mauve lipstick, a mascara, and an eyeliner, you needn't anything else. The set's selling for $50,
but it's valued at more than $400, which makes you the best gifter ever.
Magic Star Collector's Set,
Filled with 15 shadows in both matte and glitter finishes, a Better Than Sex Mascara, and an agenda book with a sticker sheet inside, this is the perfect pick for your teenage cousin who wants to play with makeup and still has a locker.
Pretty Little Planner,
All That Shimmers,
This little trio is less than $10 and comes with the OG balm, a coconut-pear flavor, and the red-tinted balm that's the key to subtly shiny rosy lips.
Must Have Moisture Exclusive,
We all have that person on our list who wears natural deodorant, shops at Whole Foods, and only uses vegan beauty products — and this set from Pacifica is going to brighten up their routine.
Best of Pacifica Set,
Full-sized Kate Spade perfumes sell for almost $100 — which is more than most of us can drop on our friend-group Secret Santa. But when you fun-size the designer eau de parfums, you can get four different scents, which only makes it only
look like you went over the $30 budget.
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TRULY Collection Coffret,
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