Even if you think the person you’re shopping for already has all of the trendy makeup under the sun, try gifting them a petite jar of Danessa Myricks Beauty’s Infinite Chrome Flakes. These water-based flakes don’t require an adhesive and your person will love popping them on top of their eyeliner or any other makeup look for an added celestial sparkle.
If a speedy manicure that lasts a week is worth the big bucks, it’s definitely worth $10, which is exactly what the Olive & June The Instant Mani Press-On Nails will cost you. These press-on nail kits look like salon handiwork (there are both plain nail polish and nail art options to choose from) and come with 42 nails, so your recipient can squeeze a couple of manicures out of each pack.
Hair-Care Gifts Under $25
Usually, less is more — unless we’re talking samples, in which case more is always more. The Target Beauty Capsule Black-Owned or Founded Beauty Sample Box Gift Set is a treasure trove of hair- and skin-care products from Black-owned or founded brands like Bevel and SheaMoisture. Even the most indecisive people in your life will be able to find a fave among the options.
On-the-go types will be thanking you for weeks after the holidays if you gift them an IGK All Stars Volume, Hydration, and Dry Shampoo Kit. This box of travel-size stylers covers all of their nomadic hair needs, including the Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm and Beach Club Volumizing Texture Spray for smoothing and roughing up hair, respectively. It also comes with a mini dry shampoo, because you never know when you’re going to need to zap up excess oil.
Achieving luxuriously soft and shiny hair has never been easier, thanks to Dae’s The Signature Mini Gift Set. This set includes travel-size bottles of the brand’s Signature Shampoo and Conditioner, which are infused with hair-stimulating hibiscus flower extract and nourishing moringa seed oil. The best part? They’ll get to try both products for less than the price of one full-size bottle ($24).
Scalps deserve a little rest and relaxation year-round, but especially after a hectic holiday season. Give your friend, partner, or family member a head start on head care with the Ceremonia Mini Sunday Reset Duo. Start with the Payaya Salt Scrub, which removes buildup and moisturizes the scalp, then follow up with the Mascarilla de Babassu for a boost of deep hydration.
Fragrance and Nail Gifts Under $25
This Maison Louis Marie Discovery Eau de Parfum Sampler Set is perfect gift for the friend who likes switching up their signature scent. They’ll be able to try out five of the French fragrance house’s top-selling eau de parfums, including No.04 Bois de Balincourt, a delicate sandalwood and amber scent.