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Best budget-friendly beauty gifts

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Give the gift of beauty

Whether you’re shopping for birthday gifts, hostess gifts or thank you gifts, if you’re buying for a beauty buff, we’ve got you covered! And better yet, our picks won’t break the bank. There are a wide variety of get-gorgeous items that make great gifts – without a hefty price tag.

Give the gift of beauty

Pacifica Take Me There

You’ll be a huge hit no matter whose house you turn up at with this box of Pacifica favorites in their much-loved blood orange scent (so yummy!) Each set comes with a roll-on portable perfume, light pink lip tint and ultra-hydrating body butter in travel sizes ($18).

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e.l.f Studio Makeup Clutch Palette

Looking good on the go is always important but lugging a giant makeup bag? No thanks. That’s why anyone you’re buying for should appreciate this purse-size mirrored palette featuring 32 eyeshadows, six lip colors, two blushes and one bronzer ($15).

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Bath and Body Works Mini Signature Tin Gift Set

Surprise one of your favorite pals with this decorative tin stocked with body care minis, including shower gel, body lotion and fragrance mist in one of our favorite Bath & Body Works scents – white citrus ($15). The cute tin can be reused as a planter or desktop pen and pencil holder.

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Burt’s Bees Natural Manicure Gift Set

If you happen to be buying a gift for anyone who takes hands and nails seriously, they’ll be thrilled to get this kit ($15). They can ensure total softness with lemon butter cuticle cream and almond milk beeswax hand cream, along with lip balm and a small cosmetics case.

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Minimergency Kit for Her

Better than flowers or a bottle of wine, we love this adorable emergency kit (just pop it in your purse) filled with anything a gal on the go might need, from clear elastics and stain remover to earring backs, nail polish remover and lip balm ($13). Cute metallic cases com in silver, pewter, gold, red, turquoise, pink and purple.

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Tocca Eau de Parfum Sampler

Not everyone has a signature scent and some schools of thought say you shouldn’t. Give a friend the gift of choice when it comes to fragrance with this elegant box filled with sample sizes of seven sumptuous Tocca scents ($18).

TokyoMilk Bee Blossom cosmetic bag

Any beauty buff would be impressed with this gorgeous cosmetic bag that looks more like a piece of art than something meant to house powders and glosses ($14). The beautiful bag features floral imagery along with glittered papery butterfly tag a (super-cute touch). Whomever you gift this to will be hard-pressed to keep it hidden in the bathroom.

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