Best Makeup, Skincare, and Haircare for the Holidays

These affordable beauty picks are perfect for stocking stuffers or holiday gifts. (Getty Pictures)

Now that it’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, it’s time to start making your holiday and Christmas gift lists and double-checking them. If you’re looking for the best in beauty this year – on a budget – look no further!

I’m rounding up the best affordable skincare, makeup, and haircare picks under $25 to treat the beauty lover on your list. They can ring in the holiday season in style, and you can rest easy knowing these gifts didn’t break the bank.

Keep scrolling to find the best affordable beauty gifts for the holidays, starting at $7.

NYX Bright Idea Lightstick (Photo via Shoppers Drug Mart)

NYX Bright Idea Lightstick (Photo via Shoppers Drug Mart)

This holiday season is all about glowing skin, and NYX Luminous Glow Sticks are available in a variety of glowing shades. These are carefully crafted to give you an enlightened glow from within and are very affordably priced, making them the perfect gift for the beauty lover on your list.

$11 at Shoppers Drug Mart

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Kylie Cosmetics Plumping Gloss (Photo via Shoppers Drug Mart)

This Kylie Cosmetics plumping lip gloss is sure to bring shine and shine this holiday season. It contains a plumping complex designed to make lips look fuller and has an ultra-shiny, comfortable formula that helps soften and smooth lip lines.

$22 at Shoppers Drug Mart

CoverGirl - Liquid eyeliner that enhances showy lashes.  (Picture via Amazon)

CoverGirl – Liquid eyeliner that enhances showy lashes. (Picture via Amazon)

Covergirl Exhibitionist Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner is a must-have gift for any beauty lover’s makeup collection. Say hello to a fuller lash line with this all-day liquid eyeliner, available in matte black and rich brown.

from $9 on Amazon

Sephora Collection Face Mask (Photo via Sephora)

Sephora Collection Face Mask (Photo via Sephora)

Treat yourself to self-care this season with one (or more!) beloved face masks from the Sephora collection. Available in a variety of formulas designed to address various skin concerns, they’re perfect for stocking stuffers.

$7 at Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hollywood Flawless Filter (Photo via Sephora)

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hollywood Flawless Filter (Photo via Sephora)

Sled the holiday season with cheerful and luminous makeup thanks to this mini Hollywood Flawless Filter by Charlotte Tilbury. The must-have makeup bag is a mini-sized complexion booster that blurs, smooths and illuminates the skin for a flawless look.

$22 at Charlotte Tilbury

MAKEUP BY MARIO Mario's Lift Lip Kit (Photo via Sephora)

MAKEUP BY MARIO Mario’s Lift Lip Kit (Photo via Sephora)

Now you can recreate makeup artist Mario’s signature lip lift with the Kit’s Ultra Suede Lipstick and Sculpting Lip Liner. The beauty lover on your list will love this festive set for the holidays and beyond.

$25 at Sephora

Morphe 9T Neutral Territory Art Palette (Photo via Sephora)

Morphe 9T Neutral Territory Art Palette (Photo via Sephora)

Morphe eyeshadow palettes are known for their high-quality pigments and colors, and this one in particular features a neutral color story that’s ideal for the holiday season. It features a range of ultra-blendable, creamy shimmers and mattes, making it the perfect beauty choice for that special someone on your list.

$19 at Sephora

Biossance Mini Squalane + Omega Repair Deep Hydration Moisturizer (Photo via Sephora)

Biossance Mini Squalane + Omega Repair Deep Hydration Moisturizer (Photo via Sephora)

This mini version of the coveted Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Deep Hydration Moisturizer is a go-to affordable beauty pick. The ultra-hydrating formula is ideal for fortifying the skin barrier just in time for winter.

$23 at Sephora

Sephora Collection Silicone Scalp Massager (Photo via Sephora)

Sephora Collection Silicone Scalp Massager (Photo via Sephora)

This eco-friendly silicone scalp massager is a must-have. It is suitable for wet or dry hair and will help cleanse your scalp, making it the perfect hair care gift for your loved ones this season.

$15 at Sephora

Too Face Better Than Sex Mascara Ornament (Photo via Too Faced)

Too Face Better Than Sex Mascara Ornament (Photo via Too Faced)

Luscious lashes are in this season. The beauty lover on your list will love how this formula helps thicken, lengthen and curl lashes. Plus, she’s wrapped in a super cute ornament that’s perfect to use as holiday decor!

$21 at Too Face

ESSIE nail polish (Photo via Amazon)

ESSIE nail polish (Photo via Amazon)

ESSIE offers a wide range of nail polish colors perfect for gifting this season. A must-have for any holiday basket, the brand is known for offering salon-quality formulas that provide flawless coverage, as well as a gliding brush that allows for easy application.

$9 at Amazon

JVN Mini Complete Leave-In Conditioning Mist (Photo via Sephora)

JVN Mini Complete Leave-In Conditioning Mist (Photo via Sephora)

Prepare for your hair vacation with this mini-size conditioning mist from JVN. This lightweight, daily hydrating detangler is ideal for maintaining fresh, hydrated hair.

$14 at Sephora

soulfood amika nourishing mask (Photo via Sephora)

soulfood amika nourishing mask (Photo via Sephora)

Elevate your holiday haircare essentials with this nourishing hair mask from Amika. This premium beauty pick is the key to super soft, smooth hair with its vitamin and nutrient-enriched formula specially designed to hydrate hair.

$21 at Sephora

Ardell Multipack 6 Wispies, 1 count (Photo via Amazon)

Ardell Multipack 6 Wispies, 1 count (Photo via Amazon)

Fake are the perfect finishing touch to any holiday makeup look. The beauty lovers on your list will fall in love with the tried and trusted Ardell Wispies because they are super soft and comfortable to wear day or night.

from $16 on Amazon

STILA Save the Day Eye & Lip Perfector (Photo via Shoppers Drug Mart)

STILA Save the Day Eye & Lip Perfecter (Photo via Shoppers Drug Mart)

This innovative find is ideal for on-the-go touch-ups where the handy sponge tip lets you refine any eye or lip look with ease. It features a vegan, silky gel formula that hydrates and nourishes at the same time.

$23 at Shoppers Drug Mart

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Donovan B. Sanford