The holidays are just around the corner and it’s definitely time to start thinking up some gift ideas! Luckily there are so many options that won’t break the bank and are perfect for anyone in your life that loves makeup.

As I’ve stated in the past, I am obsessed with the (1) Urban Decay Naked Palettes. They make a great introductory palette called Naked Basics for under 30 bucks. This set includes six matte neutral shadows that look great on just about anyone!  Plus, it allows for creating so many different eye looks.

If you are really on a budget, NYX makes some great gift options. I really like their (2) Enchanted Kiss Butter Gloss Set. It comes with three different lip glosses all of which look great with any complexion. My favorite is Creme Brûlée! And did I mention this kit is only $10?

Another great product from NYX is their (3) Natural Eyeshadow Palette which is similar to the Urban Decay Naked Palette, but cheaper. This one costs a mere $7 so you really can’t beat it!

Makeup palettes make a great gift because with so many color options you can’t go wrong.


If makeup isn’t really what your searching for Bath and Body Works makes gift sets that can fit anyone’s taste and your budget. They come at different price points depending on how many products you want to include. I love the (4) Chalkboard Bathtub Gift Set because it comes in an adorable little tub stocked with goodies and a loofah! Plus, it’s only $35. This set comes in four great scents including Warm Vanilla Sugar – the perfect scent for winter!

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Choosing a gift for someone else can be a difficult situation. If you find that you are having trouble making a decision, a gift card always works. This way you can select exactly how much you want to spend and the recipient can get exactly what they want. Any makeup guru would love a gift card from Sephora, Ulta, or Target. Include a lip gloss or nail polish for an added personal touch.

There is no reason to spend a fortune on your makeup-loving friend (or yourself). Use these suggestions when shopping to make sure you shop smart!

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