HOLIDAY 2015 Gift Guide: $30 And Under Gifts

by - December 02, 2015

Stocking stuffers are my absolute favorite thing to shop for. When I put together gifts for people, I rarely choose to pick up one large thing and instead go for a series of smaller gifts to make a kind of stocking. This is true for every occasion, really, especially birthdays. I feel like there's something a little more fun about getting a series of smaller gifts that are exciting rather than one big gift - like a little kid who feels like they have more money just because it's broken down into change rather than one bill. Anyway, this post was really fun for me to put together and I would love to get any of these products as a gift this holiday season.

Keep reading to take a look at the under $30 items that I chose!

A collection of Smashbox bestsellers in try-me sizes.
I previously reviewed this set and I think it's a great introduction to Smashbox and a great little gift for any makeup lover - or even better, someone who is just getting into makeup. It's also a pretty fantastic price, if you ask me, even though the samples are quite small. 

Make love last with this power-pout trio of our award-winning Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick -- full-coverage, creamy-matte color that holds tight for hours.
I have to admit that I included this because I really want it for myself. This set of 3 miniature liquid lipsticks is perfectly on trend and I think it would be phenomenal for any makeup lover.

This eye and cheek makeup palette features six eye shadows, a blush, and two highlighters to create a radiant winter look.
This little palette is pretty adorable and I think it would make a great stocking stuffer. With 6 shadows, a blush, and two highlighting type products, this is a great set for on the go at a very affordable price.

A four-piece set of highly natural, effective skincare products enhanced with vineyard-inspired ingredients for a luxurious, sensorial experience.
What better gift for the holidays than a set specifically meant to take care of your winter skin. Like I said in my last post, I feel like Caudalie automatically feels a little bit luxurious, and those are my favorite types of gifts.

A set featuring two of FAB's on-the-go beauty essentials, Vitamin Hydrating Mist and Ultra Repair® Lip Therapy, to refresh the complexion and keep lips hydrated and smooth. 

Again, a perfect gift for this time of year is one that focuses on hydration. With a lip balm and a mist intended to keep you hydrated, this is a little gem of a gift for pretty much anyone. Also, I've heard pretty much the most amazing things about this lip balm. 

A skin-improving kit with four problem-solving masks.
This little kit is perfect for a stocking stuffer or add on gift for just about anyone who likes to have a little pamper night. With 4 miniature masks for different skin issues, this is a great one to have on hand at a great price.

A duo of polishes that strengthen and nourish nails while providing stunning holiday looks.
How cute is this duo from Deborah Lippmann? With a creme polish and a glitter, it's great for holiday nail looks, but it's also not holiday specific so you can wear it all year long!

A lip and nail duo featuring a mini Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick with its exact Formula X Nail shade match in cult-favorite shades.
This comes in a variety of shades and includes a mini Studded Kiss lipstick and a matching nail polish. I think that matching your nails to your lips is very chic and I love that these come in pretty edgy shades. Great little gift.

Inspired by precious gems and minerals favored by queens and aristocratic ladies of yore, this trio features three irreverent yet wearable shades of pink and red.
I love the curation of this set because I feel like anyone of any age can get use out of these shades. While I love the edgy curation of the Kat Von D, I also love wearable nail colours. Also, this has pretty amazing reviews from what I've seen!

I want to say essentially the same thing about all three of these little beauty ornaments. There's something both luxurious and adorable about all of these and I think they're great little stocking stuffers for just about anyone. My #1 pick though? The Caudalie Beauty Elixir. Said it before and I'll say it again... Caudalie just feels a little bit special.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir Ornament - $19CAD
An invigorating mist for a refreshing pick-me-up to carry on the go, wrapped in festive holiday ornament packaging for the perfect stocking stuffer.

A giftable ornament featuring a rose-tinted lip treatment that moisturizes and smooths with a floral scent and flavor.

A cult-favorite hand cream enriched with 20 percent shea butter for incredibly soft hands, and a special holiday gift box that doubles as an ornament.

Protect and repair your dry or chapped lips from morning till night with this fragranced lip set. 
I picked up this set for myself, because it's a great value, and I'm absolutely loving both of these products. I am going to be reviewing them soon, but I will say right now... This is pretty much perfect for anyone on your list, especially at this time of year.

Bésame Cosmetics Classic Colour Lipstick Matches - $7CAD
A set of five rich, high-pigmented lipsticks housed in a portable matchbook.
I feel like this is just such an adorable little gift, especially as a stocking stuffer, for pretty much any beauty lover, because it's something different and fun and a little bit silly.

A set of oil-blotting sheets made with 100 percent mulberry paper.
This is another absolutely adorable gift. I love that these blotting sheets come in a compact with a mirror for touchups, because that is very rare, and they also have a little sticky pad that picks up your blotting paper to make them more convenient to use. GREAT stocking stuffer!

A set of four provocative travel fragrances from the Femme Fatale collection.
I lovelovelove TokyoMilk Dark fragrances and I absolutely want this for myself to try out and figure out which one I love best to get the full size of. I like everything about this set and I think it would be perfect for anyone on your list who likes edgier, unique scents.

Experience Nirvana on-the-go or revel in it for the first time with a limited-edition set of petite rollerball perfumes featuring the Nirvana Black and Nirvana White fragrances in exquisite giftable form.
Who doesn't love Elizabeth And James, I ask you? This is a great set because it's like 3 scents in one, since these two are designed to be blended together. 

This set contains three classic fragrances that capture the artistry of L'Artisan Parfumeur.
I have to admit that I don't actually know what these scents smell like... but they are beautifully packaged and I think a selection of fragrances is a great gift. And these, packaged in these beautiful bottles, feel like something a little special.

With all fragrance gifts, I would check out the notes and consider whether you think that the person you're buying for would enjoy them. Even with a set, it's a bust if it's overall not their personal style.

Score! Another gift guide in the bag! I really hope that these posts are helping to give some ideas of what to get the beauty lovers on your list, or really even some of the people who are luke warm about beauty.

I've had a lot of fun picking out all of these gifts and I hope you had fun reading about them! Thanks for reading!

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