Under-$30 Beauty Gifts That Only Look Expensive

The act of gifting during the holidays should be a completely selfless act. But if you can pick out the perfect gift for a loved one and save yourself some cash...then it's a win-win situation, right? Look, we get the desire to shower your family and besties in cute gifts, but the reality is, no one should go into debt or sacrifice necessities just to partake.
Luckily, if your shopping list is lined with peeps who squeal at the release of new Fenty Beauty lipstick and spend their Sunday evening masking, then the present possibilities are both affordable and endless. The beauty aisles are officially decked with skin care, hair, and makeup gifts for every budget, but if you aren't ballin' this year, you can still pick up something good. Ahead we rounded up some of our favourite beauty gifts — all under $20.
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Cool weather can take a toll on everyone's lips, so you can't go wrong with picking up this set from Toronto-based Bite. It has everything your friends needs to keep their lipstick canvas soft and hydrated.

Bite Beauty Sweet Treats Agave Lip Care Set, $15.00, available at Sephora.
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How excited would you be to see these mini Fenty lipsticks on your Christmas tree? It comes with two teeny tubes of Mattemoiselle that are the perfect size to toss into your purse.

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Two Lil Mattemoiselles - Chill Owt Edition,$24.00, available at Sephora.
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Hand cream is one of those gifts you rarely wish for but always comes in handy. This set comes with three so the lucky recipient can stock their car, desk, and purse.

Tocca Crema Veloce Gift Set, $23.00, available at Sephora.
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A pigmented eyeshadow palette is always fun to have, but it's even better to unwrap in December. This one is particularly good because you can immediately put on these colours to hit up holiday parties after you open gifts.

Violet Voss Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette, $24.00, available at Sephora.
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Pick up this Mario Badescu set for the skincare snob in your life. We promise they'll spritz their face with this rose water every change they get.

Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray & Lip Balm Ornament, $15.81, available at Mario Badescu.
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Being forced to choose between primer, mascara, and brow gel is unfair, so pick up this set with three of Benefit's bestsellers.

Benefit Cosmetics Confection Cuties Limited-Edition Value Set, $26.10, available at Nordstrom.
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This gold hair clip and mini dry shampoo set make lazy hair days way easier.

Kristin Ess Reviving Dry Shampoo + Hair French Pin - 4oz, $22.99, available at well.ca.

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