These Are the Best Beauty Gifts If You Only Have $120 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 a fair deal, 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 $120 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 $120 range on one gift recipient, we have that too. Keep scrolling to find some killer new items your loved ones will adore.
$20 and Under
David and Athena Aromatherapy Spray ($20)
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).
$45 and Under
Moon Juice Beauty Dust Sachet Box ($30)
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 flavour.
Paddywax Rosewood and Patchouli Soy Candle ($45)
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 holiday weather.
$70 and Under
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Mini Lipstick Trio ($60)
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 ($70)
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 Tantalising scents from head to toe.
$75 and Under
Tatcha Soothing Indigo Mini Set ($75)
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.
Tarte Tarteist Toolbox Brush Set & Magnetic Palette ($65)
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 chic kit.
$120 and Under
Sunday Riley The Power Couple ($115)
This set is our kind of #couplegoals. You'll get some of our all-time favourite Sunday Riley essentials, like the Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment and the Luna Sleeping Night Oil. If you have a friend who's been itching to try some Sunday Riley products, this kit is a complete steal.
Chloe Women's Parfum Collection ($120)
Sure, we'd love to gift (or be gifted) some Chloe shoes for the holidays, but since we all don't have a cool $700 laying around, we're happy to know we can still wearChloe on our necks (and wrists, and behind our ears). This fragrance set comes in three intoxicating scents: Eau de Toilette , Chloe Eau de Parfum , and Roses de Chloe Eau de Toilette, 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!