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15 beauty gifts under $25: Best makeup, skincare and haircare for the holidays

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

Now that it's nearly the most wonderful time of the year, it's time to start making your holiday and Christmas gift lists and checking them twice. If you're on the hunt to give this year's best in beauty — on a budget — look no further!

I'm rounding up the best affordable skincare, makeup and hair care picks under $25 to gift the beauty lovers on your list. They can ring in the holiday season in style, and you can rest easy knowing that these gifts didn't break the bank.

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

NYX Professional Makeup Bright Idea Illuminating Stick

NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick (Photo via Shoppers Drug Mart)
NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick (Photo via Shoppers Drug Mart)

This holiday season, it's all about glowing skin, and the Bright Illuminating Sticks from NYX are available in a variety of radiant hues. These are thoughtfully designed to give you a lit-from-within glow, and are super affordable in price, making them the perfect gift for the beauty lovers on your list.

$11 at Shoppers Drug Mart

Kylie Cosmetics Plumping Gloss

Kylie Cosmetics Plumping Gloss (Photo via Shoppers Drug Mart)
Kylie Cosmetics Plumping Gloss (Photo via Shoppers Drug Mart)

This plumping gloss by Kylie Cosmetics is sure to bring the sparkle and shine this holiday season. It features 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 Exhibitionist Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner

CoverGirl - Exhibitionist Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner. (Image via Amazon)
CoverGirl - Exhibitionist Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner. (Photo via Amazon)

The Covergirl Exhibitionist Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner is a must-add gift to any beauty lover's makeup collection. Say hello to a fuller-looking lash line with this stay-all-day liquid eyeliner that comes in matte black and rich brown colourways.

from $9 at Amazon

Sephora Collection Clean Face Mask

Sephora Collection Face Mask (Photo via Sephora)
Sephora Collection Face Mask (Photo via Sephora)

Give the gift of self-care this season with one (or more!) of the beloved Sephora Collection face masks. Available in a variety of formulas designed to address various skin concerns, these make for the perfect stocking stuffers.

$7 at Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hollywood Flawless Filter

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hollywood Flawless Filter (Photo via Sephora)
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hollywood Flawless Filter (Photo via Sephora)

Sleigh the holiday season with a makeup look that's merry and bright thanks to this mini Hollywood Flawless Filter from Charlotte Tilbury. The makeup bag must-have is a mini-size complexion booster that blurs, smooths and illuminates skin for a picture-perfect look.

$22 at Charlotte Tilbury

Makeup by Mario Lift Lip Kit

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 Pencil. The beauty lover on your list will love this festive set for the holidays— and beyond.

$25 at Sephora

Morphe 9T Neutral Territory Artistry Palette 

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

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

$19 at Sephora

Biossance Mini Squalane + Omega Repair Deep Hydration Moisturizer

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 must-have affordable beauty pick. The ultra-hydrating formula is ideal for fortifying the skin's barrier just in time for the winter.

$23 at Sephora

Sephora Collection Silicone Scalp Massager

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's suitable for wet or dry hair use and will help cleanse your scalp, making it the perfect haircare goodie to gift loved ones this season.

$15 at Sephora

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Ornament

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Ornament (Photo via Too Faced)
Too Faced 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, it comes packaged in a super cute ornament that's perfect for using as holiday decor!

$21 at Too Face

Essie Nail Polish

ESSIE Nail Polish (Photo via Amazon)
ESSIE Nail Polish (Photo via Amazon)

ESSIE offers a wide range of nail polish colours that are perfect for gifting this season. A must-add to any holiday cart, the brand is known for offering salon-quality formulas that ensure flawless coverage, as well as a glide-on brush that allows for easy application.

$9 at Amazon

JVN Mini Complete Leave-In Conditioning Mist

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

Get your hair holiday ready with this mini-size conditioning mist from JVN. This lightweight, daily moisturizing detangler is ideal for maintaining refreshed, hydrated hair.

$14 at Sephora

amika Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask

amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask (Photo via Sephora)
amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask (Photo via Sephora)

Spruce up your holiday haircare essentials with this nourishing hair mask from amika. This top beauty pick is the key to super soft and smooth locks thanks to its vitamin and nutrient-enriched formula that's specially designed to moisturize hair.

$21 at Sephora

Ardell Multi-pack 6 Wispies, 1 Count

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

Falsies 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're super fluffy and comfortable to wear for day or night.

from $16 at Amazon

Stila Save The Day Eye & Lip Perfector 

STILA Save the Day Eye & Lip Perfecter (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 in which the handy sponge tip allows you to sharpen any eye or lip looks with total ease. It features a vegan, silky gel formula that both hydrates and nourishes.

$23 at Shoppers Drug Mart

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