I admit it, I have a problem. I love to give the gift of beauty, but I cannot resist getting duplicates of all the great products for myself. That can get VERY expensive, so I decided to compile my list of the best beauty gifts for under $30.
My top pick for this holiday season is the French Tip Dip Full Set Kit, $24.99 at www.frenchtipdip.com. I never thought that a French manicure at home could be this easy! The Full Set Kit includes a complete manicure and pedicure system in a box. Even the manicure towel and Bubblegum scented remover are included. What’s not to love?
No girl can resist a trip to Victoria’s Secret during the holiday season, and I am no exception. This year I picked up 3 of the VS Makeup Ultimate Makeup Kits for $29.50 each. They make the perfect all-in-one beauty gift for the trend conscious women on your list. This self-contained kit has everything a girl needs for a variety of fantastic makeup looks, and it is also available at www.victoriassecret.com, so there is no need to fight the crowds at the mall!
I love to treat myself to pedicures, and this year I wanted to take care of a few other pairs of feet. Foot Works Cherry Ice 3 Piece Pampering Trio ($9.99 at www.AVON.com) includes an Exfoliating Scrub, a Cooling Foot Spray, and Moisturizing Lotion. This is definitely foot care at its finest, and you honestly cannot beat the price.
For the younger recipients on my list, I hit www.walmart.com for the Hard Candy 6-Piece Beauty Kit, ($20). My daughters are 16 and 17, and this is the perfect makeup kit for them. The cute cosmetic bag that is included will also make carrying their beauty essentials very convenient.
I HATE shopping for men. I know nothing about tools, grills, cars, or fishing, and I am tired of trying to find the perfect gift along those lines. This holiday season I decided to give the guys on my list something different, something that I know all about. Aveda, (www.aveda.com) made this easy with their gift sets designed with men in mind. They offer a variety of men’s gift sets in the $10 to $30 range, but I chose the 100% Comfort Set for the guys on my list. For only $28.75 you can pamper your guy from head to toe!
If you can’t make up your mind about beauty gifts, or if you have a hard time deciding on the right one, you can always opt for travel sizes. Place an assortment of travel sized beauty products in over-sized coffee mugs, gift bags, or holiday baskets for a unique and innovative beauty gift. Tie it all up with a big, red bow, and you are all set.