Day 7 of 25 Days of Christmas: A Holiday Gift Guide (Budget Friendly Gifts)

Check all the beauty lovers off your Christmas list in one easy shopping trip by stopping at your local Ulta! There is an abundance of gift sets in all varieties and price ranges, but the ones I’m focusing on here are all around $20. I’ll be adding more to this list from different stores, but for now here’s my pick of top 10 budget friendly gifts from Ulta. 

1. BH Cosmetics

BH Cosmetics has a plethora of palettes for sale from eyeshadows to highlighters — and they’re all between $18 and $25!


2. NYX

NYX has a $22 Sugar Trip Squad eyeshadow palette with 12 amazing colors that are perfect for any time of year and any occasion. They also have 3 really cute sets for $18 each — there’s a mini eyeshadow palette, a shadow and liner set, and an eye and lip set. 


3. Soap & Glory

From $7 Hand Food and Heel Genius duos to $25 total body sets, Soap & Glory has something in every price range. There’s even a BOGO 50% off deal on the Fizz-A-Ball bath bombs!


4. Beauty Gems

Give the gift of home pampering this year with this 10 piece “Personal Pedi Spa Kit” by Beauty Gems. It’s a great budget friendly gift under $20 at only $12.99. I had to resist getting one for myself because umm hello, treat yoself! 


5. The Body Shop

Body Butter Trios: Fruity (Coconut, Strawberry, Mango), Nutty (Coconut, Almond Milk & Honey, Shea), and Festive (Berry Bon Bon, Vanilla Marshmallow, Peppermint Candy Cane) are $18 collections of rich body butter trios. Perfect for that friend or family member who’s obsessed with keeping their skin soft, supple and hydrated.


Body Care Duos & Trios: Also by The Body Shop are these $10 trios and $9 duos of body care essentials (body wash and body butter, but the trio includes a shower loofa). It’s a sure fire grab and go item — there’s sure to be someone on your list who’ll appreciate some luxurious shower products!


Body Care Essentials Gift: This 4 piece set ($20) comes in 3 fragrances (Almond Milk & Honey, Shea, and Coconut). Gift includes hand cream, shower cream, body butter and a shower loofa.


Body Care Gift Bag:  This $15 travel friendly gift bag contains a shower cream, body butter, and hand cream (all TSA compatible) and comes in the same 3 fragrances as the 4 piece set above. Not to mention the portable mesh bag makes it easy to pack up your toiletries and get going in the flashiest of flashes!


3-Step Skincare Kit: This tea tree oil based skincare routine is perfect for oily, breakout prone skin and it’s only $15. Tea tree is effective in treating and preventing blemishes, naturally and in a timely fashion. Perfect for those who suffer from stress breakouts...the holiday anxiety won’t stand a chance at mucking up your skin with this trio!


6. Bath Gift Sets

Give the gift of bubble bath friendly wine and cocktails with these $15 ($9.99 online) bath sets that come in plastic, lidded tumblers that you can take in the tub. They come stuffed with treats to pamper yourself with like bath fizzies and bubble bath.


7. Capelli

The Capelli cold weather accessories range from $8 to $15 and this adorable plaid triangle blanket scarf is plush and warm and only $12. Yet another item I had to resist buying for myself!


8. Make your own NYX Gift Set

Mix and match these glitter palettes ($10), glosses ($8), and tinted lip oils ($6) to create personalized gift sets for each and every makeup queen in your life!  


9. Memebox (I Dew Care)

This Memebox Cosmic Kitten mask set comes with both of the infamous I Dew Care Diamond and Holographic peel-off masks as well as an adorable black cat headband to keep your baby hairs out of the way when masking. In store the set is $21, but online it’s available for $12 — GET ON THAT!


10. Philosophy 

Now these babies, I picked up for myself. At $20 a piece I just couldn’t resist! I’ve always wanted the clean and crisp and classic Amazing Grace fragrance, so that was a no-brainer, but when I smelled the Fresh Cream fragrance I was hooked. It’s the perfect creamy scent...milky and just slightly sweet...not overbearingly sugary — what creaminess should  smell like (in my opinion). They have multiple scents to choose from in this $20 travel friendly half ounce bottle, so be sure to check them out for the fragrance freaks in your life. 


 Up next: Stay tuned for the next installment of A Holiday Gift Guide!