Ulta Beauty Has The Best Last-Minute Gift Sets For Every Budget

When your life is moving too fast — your inbox is overflowing, you desperately need a haircut, and you're wondering how the hell we're already two weeks into December — it's hard to feel in control of anything. But one way to instantly find your footing, and feel like a badass planner who has it all together, is to finally wrap up your holiday shopping.
In fact, you can get it all done today, on your laptop, with one single virtual shopping cart. That's because Ulta Beauty has the most gift-able seasonal sets from all your favorite brands — some are even on super sale — making it easy to bang out the bulk of your holiday shopping while you're kicking back with a glass of red wine and a bottle of nail polish while watching The Holiday.
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Because you know you'll need a little something for your best friend, your sister, and a couple white elephant swaps — and don't want to concede to the easy gift card — we rounded up the best picks from Ulta's Holiday Gift Guide, broken down by price point. Click through all of the goods, ahead.
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$10 & Under

For just $8, you can grab this festive skin-care kit, which comes with an assortment of five different K-beauty sheet masks. In other words, it's like gifting your friend a nightly pampering session for a full work week.
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You can make someone's long trip home for the holidays a lot easier by gifting them with a travel pack of skin essentials: makeup removing wipes, a gentle cleanser, a deep pore cleanser, and a mud mask.
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The perfect stocking stuffer, this Clinique kit comes with the renowned Moisture Surge Hydrator gel cream and a punchy pink lip gloss. It's a $30 value, priced at just $9.
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As far as seasonal scents are concerned, everyone loves peppermint, which means you can't go wrong with this minty-fresh shower gel and body butter (pine-tree green loofah included).
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$25 & Under

If $30 is the agreed price limit for your next gift swap, this is the category where you'll find the perfect crunch-time present. One of our favorites is this Peter Thomas Roth masking sampler, which made our editors' gift lists and is basically the gift of a hungover Sunday-night pampering session every weekend for the foreseeable future.
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Stila's Glitter & Glow eyeshadow is arguably the world's best liquid shadow if you're looking for a soft, shimmery lid that will stay put all night long (trust us, Beyoncé's makeup artist uses it). When you bring a three-pack of the most wearable shades (pale gold, silver, and copper bronze) to your white elephant swap, all your friends will be fighting for it, too.
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Looking for a bath set that screams "treat yourself"? Give this rich bubble bath and body lotion duo. The packaging is chic and the scent hits the nostalgic cord of baking fudge in your childhood kitchen... even if you never actually did that.
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One of the most useful gifts of the bunch, this set will have your BFF thinking of you every time she reaches for a refreshing rosewater spritz at her desk when 4 p.m. rolls around.
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$50 & Under

When you up your budget to $50, you can't go wrong with a deluxe makeup brush set, an upgrade for the friend who's still using the brushes you got her four years ago.
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There's something about uncapping a creamy, metallic eyeshadow stick that makes us excited to smudge it all over our lids. This pack comes with three blendable pencil shades — a deep shimmery bronze, soft copper, and a pale Champagne hue — that are so wearable, you'll want to keep the set for yourself.
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This curated curly hair kit has all the DevaCurl favorites: the No Poo duo, a Melt Into Moisture treatment mask, a styling cream, and the Set It Free shine spray. The gift of nourishing hair products is one that truly keeps on giving.
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Instead of a DryBar gift card, you can do anyone — your friend, roommate, sister, or work wife — one better, with this Bumble and bumble Volume and Texture kit. The shampoo, conditioner, and texture spray will deliver the lift and plumpness of a salon blowout, without having to schedule an appointment during party season.
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Above $50

Yes, this Clarisonic is $199, but the techie device is just a one-time splurge — you only have to remember to replace the brush head for years to come.
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MAC's most popular lipstick shades — including Ruby Woo, Rebel, and Chili — can all be found in this 10-piece mini lipstick set.
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If you're splurging on fragrance this holiday season, you can't go wrong with Gucci Bloom. Given the name and the packaging, you might be expecting a powdery floral, but it surprises you with an infusion of tuberose and jasmine, which gives it an unexpected musky undertone. With this set, you can keep the full-sized perfume and gift the rollerball, or the other way around...
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