Let the holiday shopping commence! Or if you are like me…it already has 🙂 There are so many holiday sets and limited edition gift items out this time of year and it’s impossible to browse them all in the hopes of finding the best ones. I’ve scoped out the best drugstore beauty gift sets under $20 and done a little of the work for you.
Beauty is a big giftable category and brands come out with all kinds of sets and deals this time of year. And actually, it’s a great time to buy because many everyday products are on sale or in sets where you can try them at a cheaper price.
I use the holidays to try and buy items I have really been eyeing and want to try. Maybe some pricer skincare or high-end products. Lots of brands come out with minis or “best of” sets that are toootally worth the money and a great way to try out new products and see if you like them.
When I was putting together the best drugstore beauty gift sets under $20, I wanted to make sure I was including quality brands and sets that would pack a lot of value for the price. There are so many fluff brands that pop up all over during the holidays with makeup and beauty items for cheap. And it’s tempting to buy from them.
But I’ve learned the hard way that those products just aren’t worth the money. The makeup is usually really bad (i.e. eyeshadows have no pigment, lip colors are more suited for a middle schooler, etc).
So IMO, it’s better to go for gift sets from brands that you already know have quality products. You will end up with great products that you can actually use and enjoy or the person who you are gifting to will really enjoy it.
Circling back to the “best of” or “best seller” boxes many stores come out with – those are usually a GREAT option especially if you are shopping around for products and don’t have any holy grails yet.
Searching for a good mascara? Buy the “best seller” mascara box. Looking to improve your skincare routine? Try the “best of” skincare box. These let you try samples or minis of best selling products at a fraction of the price. Find what you like without wasting a ton of money and product buying full sizes.
I should mention…I know these are gift sets and one would think this post would be about finding gifts for others. And that is part of the reason I am writing it…however, I would be lying if I said I didn’t also write this post because I buy these for myself. It’s called self-care sorry not sorry 😜
Anywho, let’s jump into this roundup of the best drugstore beauty gift sets under $20. I won’t go into detail on every one because we would be here for days. If you see one you like, I’ve linked them so you can read more about them. Just know you can’t go wrong with any of these IMO. They are all packed with great products under $20 which equals BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK PEOPLE 🎉
From left-to-right and top-to-bottom order pictured in the graphic above:
NYX Butter Gloss Trio – $10.00
Target Best of Box – Cosmetics – $14.99
Ulta Best Beauty Bets 9 Piece Sampler Kit – $19.99 (sale price)
Note – sets below aren’t pictured in the graphic
e.l.f Jet Set Hydration Kit – $7.49
Target Best of Box – Skincare – $14.99
Yes To Holiday Skin Treats Gift Set – $11.99
As mentioned, I included a few “best of” gift sets but not all of them. You can’t go wrong with those even if I haven’t mentioned them in this post. Both Ulta and Target had other sets to choose from like lip sets, mask sets, etc. They would all be great options!
So whether you are looking for makeup, skincare or beauty tools, this list should have you covered! As a beauty lover myself, I would totally love any of these as a gift so you can feel confident in gifting them to someone else.
But the kicker is you gotta jump on these babies fast because they will probably be sold out in no time. If there was ever a year to shop early, it’s 2020 my friend. For goodness sake, after all we’ve been through, you deserve a little TLC so best be getting these before they gone 😳
Hope this roundup of the best drugstore beauty gift sets under $20 was helpful in your holiday shopping research. If any of the links are sold out, try googling the item description to see if any other retailers are selling the same thing. Many times the same gift set is sold at several stores so you may still find it somewhere else.
Happy shopping and Happy Holidays 🎄
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