The holiday shopping season is officially upon us and, as with every year, time is of the essence. Luckily, for those with Amazon Prime memberships and access to speedy, two-day shipping, time is on your side. No matter how much you end up procrastinating your shopping, you’ll pretty much guaranteed to check off your entire list in time for any holiday you celebrate with your loved ones.
Here at Allure, we’re all about Amazon’s vast selection of beauty gifts and gift sets that are ripe for the picking and adding to your cart. Working with a tighter budget this year? No sweat, because there are plenty of eye-catching, under-$15 options from drugstore darlings like Nyx Professional Makeup and Revlon. On the other end of the spectrum, if you’re looking to splurge on your bestie, mom, or partner, we’ve selected some of our favorite (and utterly chic) gift sets from luxury brands such as Sulwhasoo and Oribe so that their skin looks as radiant as ever and their hair looks as shiny as literal silk.
Whatever your budget may be, Amazon offers makeup, skin-care, or hair-care gifts that’ll pamper your friends and family well into the new year. Keep reading for 21 of our must-have gifting picks that’ll make playing Santa a success.
Amazon Beauty Gifts Under $15
Nyx Professional Makeup is one of the best drugstore beauty brands out there, but especially when it comes to creating explosively pigmented lip colors that we can’t wait to put on our lips. And chances are, your lipstick-loving bestie feels the same way. Give them a matte, long-wearing lipstick that won’t budge, crack, or transfer until they’re ready to take it off. There are a solid 29 shades to choose from, but we’re partial to Untamable (pictured above) because you can never go wrong with a classic blue-based red.
For your eco-conscious friend, gift them a trio of reusable Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Eco Pads to help them lower their environmental impact — and help them quickly remove waterproof eye makeup after a long night out. No more single-use wipes or cotton pads that pile up in the trash. After each use, they can give them a quick rinse with water and soap, or toss them into the washer every week or so for a deeper cleanse if they wish.
Infused with a blend of blue sea kale, sea algae, aloe, and botanical shea butter, ChapStick’s Total Hydration Daily Regimen will keep their lips in tip-top shape all winter long. Dry, cracked lips are a nonissue, thanks to the dead-skin-buffing Sea Minerals Moisturizing Lip Exfoliator, deeply moisturizing Overnight Lip Moisturizer, and Tinted Lip Balm, which creates a custom hint of color based on their pH.