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26 Beauty Gifts Under $10 Anyone Would Love To Receive

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1. A gorgeous cruelty-free and vegan green créme nail polish for getting you in the mood for cozy fall nights and that "sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace" mood. It's a one-step polish (meaning you don't need a base coat or topcoat) and has Argan oil, pro vitamin B5, and vitamin C for stronger nails!


I fell in love with this shade when I saw it and bought it immediately! It's such a lovely and eye-catching shade of green. The créme formula means it's thick so I only need to run over my nails with just one or two coats. I was actually surprised when my nails didn't chip for over two weeks — my other thinner polishes would chip within three days. That only told me I'd been using the wrong formula and polish this whole time! Orly's where it's at. Plus, my best friend and her little sister saw my nails AFTER they had already chipped and looked not-their-best, and they STILL noticed the color, said how pretty it was, and asked where I'd gotten it! That's how you know, guys!

Get it from Orly for $6.99.

2. A cruelty-free peach lip balm to keep their lips smooth and soothed this season. With natural fruit extracts like peach (of course) and strawberry, a sweet peach scent, and the cute bear packaging to top it off, they'll find this gift absolutely ~peachy~!

Peach & Lily

Peach & Lily is an Asian-owned and woman-owned brand focused on using K-beauty and innovative, futuristic, and natural ingredients to give you your best skin yet.

Promising review: "This is a great lip balm. Super hydrating, not overly greasy or sticky and lasts great on the lips. A little goes a long way and my lips feel instantly hydrated. Would 100% purchase more than one, you will want to keep them everywhere." —Alison

Get it from Peach & Lily for $7.99.

3. A moringa flower body butter because it feels rich and lovely on your skin and smells absolutely heavenly. They can spend all their evenings pampering their skin with it until it's as soft as can be.

the body butter
The Body Shop

This is nongreasy, gives 24-hour hydration, absorbs quickly, and leaves behind a fresh floral scent that'll have everyone trailing after you! I know this because I use this all the time after showers and love it. It sinks right in and leaves my arms — and legs soft and silky). My family's always mentioning how good I smell after applying. I don't even need to put on perfume!

Get it from The Body Shop for $6.

4. A soft silicone brush that'll really get into their pores and deeply cleanse, massage, and exfoliate without irritating. It foams up nicely and the funny jellyfish shape will make their routine even more fun!


After each use, just separate the brush and the sponge from inside and dry.

Promising review: "I was looking for a soft scrubbie for my face and when I saw this cute little guy, I knew it'd be perfect — and it is! The top is scrubby but not too abrasive, so I can scrub pretty hard without it scratching the bejeezus out of my face. There is a sponge inside that fills up with whatever soap I'm using so I don't have to worry about running dry. I use a stick cleanser, rub it on my face, scrub away with this thing, and rinse it out under the water. The inside sponge is removable so if you don't like it for some reason, you can just take it out. I bought this thing months ago and it is still in perfect condition with daily use and its adorable little face is still intact. I mean, just look at it. How could anyone not want it in their life immediately?" —TF

Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

5. A Switzerland-themed eyeshadow palette to take them to the Swiss Alps this winter. The elegant cool-toned shades ranging from lush greens to soft violets will be perfect to dress up any holiday look.

BH Cosmetics

This has 16 shades, various finishes from matte to shimmer to glitter, and is cruelty-free and vegan.

Promising review: "The mattes are pigmented. The shimmers are so smooth and pick up on a brush very easily. Perfect for traveling because you can create a variety of looks. These shades pull a cool tone on me." —Cherry

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $8.

6. Or a pigmented mini eyeshadow palette for the person who's always on the go and has no time for complicated blending and too many shades to choose from. With three neutral colors in matte, shimmer, and glitter finishes, half the work's already done for them!

the palette

Promising review: "Very buttery great pigment and for five bucks, what are you waiting for? I just wish they would make more of these in different colors. I reach for this over my high-end palettes when I want an everyday look." —jackieski

Get it from Sephora for $5.

7. An Innisfree hand cream that smells like you've entered a fresh laundry guesthouse! The long-lasting scents are so unique and pleasant that they'll want to keep applying. Whether you think they'll want their hands to smell like autumn rain, a wedding bouquet, or the above-mentioned laundry, there's a scent for them!

the lotions

Each scent corresponds to a month of the year, and each one has different botanical ingredients like magnolia, sandalwood, peach, eucalyptus, and more. Reviewers especially love that the cream doesn't leave any greasiness behind. And yes, if you haven't guessed by now, my favorite scent is the guesthouse laundry one.

Promising review: "BEST hand cream ever! The November 'Autumn Leaves' scent is quite possibly the best lotion fragrance ever. It's really fresh and almost musky, and it's not overpoweringly sweet. As for the formula, it sinks in immediately and leaves my hands feeling soft, and it doesn't leave a greasy finish whatsoever. This is my all-time favorite hand cream, and I will keep re-buying!" —Diana

Get one from Innisfree for $3 (available in nine scents).

8. A Mango Popsicle sheet mask because it's the perfect sweet treat for their face. It uses real mango (yum), ginger, licorice, and more to target hyperpigmentation and dullness, boosting radiance while nourishing and soothing. Aren't you mango-ing to order this now?

the sheet mask package
Peach & Lily

Promising review: "This sheet mask smells amazing. My skin was glowing afterwards. It's a favorite now. I will definitely be repurchasing." —Sierra

Get it from Peach & Lily for $3.49.

9. A Soap and Glory gift set for clean, soft skin after every shower! The shower gel is made with natural mandarin peel and has a built-in body lotion for hydration, and the whole thing smells like rose and bergamot. Luxurious indeed!

the set

The set contains a 2.5-ounce shower gel with built-in body lotion and a 1.69-ounce body butter.

Get it from Skinstore for $5.25.

10. A Pattern mini wide tooth comb great for quick curl styling. (Psst! This is Tracee Ellis Ross' haircare line!!) It works on wet or dry hair, helping to detangle while encouraging volume and separation, resulting in a happy head and healthy locks.

Pattern Beauty

Pattern supports and donates to organizations that empower women and people of color, and is involved in Black communities.

Get it from Pattern for $8.

11. An Egg Mellow Cream that works overtime as a six-in-one — it's a firming cream, serum, priming moisturizer, neck cream, eye cream, and sleeping mask! What all this means is that their skin will be bouncy, resilient, and well-moisturized. It's so egg-cellent, they won't look at another moisturizer again.

the Egg Mellow line
Too Cool For School / Via

When I'm not using a sleeping mask, this is what I'm slathering on — I just love how luscious it feels and how good my skin feels after! It helps smooth my skin texture, keeps it moisturized, and makes it feel bright and healthy.

This unique hybrid moisturizer uses a strong blend of ingredients like egg white and yolk, collagen, ceramides, and niacinamide to boost, strengthen, and brighten your skin.

Get the 15ml tube from Too Cool for School for $5.

12. A makeup sponge shaped like an egg bun with a face since it's much more fun to use one like that than those basic faceless ones. Give their makeup tools some character!


This makeup sponge enlarges by 1.5 times when wet. It is recommended to apply your makeup with a damp sponge for a seamless finish (squeeze out excess water).

Promising review: "I personally have never owned a blender before that was any sort of name brand, so I felt this one was very special. The first thing I noticed was that it has an ultra-smooth texture and is barely porous at all. It feels almost felted to the touch, like suede. On the skin, the puff feels very cooling and gentle, which leads me to believe this might be a wonderful option for you if you are a person with sensitive facial skin like myself. Blends concealer into the skin perfectly. I have no critiques; this product is adorable and gets the job done flawlessly!" —Clementine M.

Get it from Amazon for $7.

13. A pack of Cosrx pimple patches that they can slap onto those pesky zits that just have to appear right before Christmas. I swear by this brand, and these patches are both effective and fast. Just leave it on overnight and get ready to enter a new week with clearer skin.,

For persistent or bigger pimples, leave a pimple patch on overnight for two to three days to allow the pimple to diminish completely.

Promising review: "These little patches are really awesome to put on those breakouts that happen at that time of the month. They stick well and are not totally obvious. I put them on at night or during the day if I’m not going anyplace although I have realized later that I had one on when at the grocery store (nobody looked at me oddly at the store so I’m guessing it wasn’t an eyesore). I feel like if I put the patch on right away that the blemish doesn’t get that big and it seems to heal more quickly without leaving a dark mark. I have seen people apply makeup right over it on YouTube, although I’ve never tried it personally. Easy to use. Pretty effective. Not too expensive. I definitely recommend this item!" —Sarah Burg

Get them from Amazon: a single pack for $4.66 or a three-pack for $8.70.

14. An inexpensive but effective Etude House lash serum to nourish for healthier and stronger lashes! Plus, applying this along your eye line helps soothe your delicate eye area from heavy makeup and liner as well.

the serum

Promising review: "I've noticed new lash growth after using this for about two weeks! My existing lashes look dark and healthy. Panthenol is a great ingredient since it coats the lash shaft and keeps it sealed to outside factors. It also helps strengthen to lashes to prevent them from shedding prematurely. It's great for hair, too! I have VERY sensitive skin. No styes or anything on my lash line! I love Etude House, and am glad to find another product of theirs that I really love!" —Anna S.

Get it from Amazon for $6.30.

15. A light and creamy Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser that'll balance and soften skin with ingredients so gentle it's even safe for your eyes. They'll never have to deal with that tight, stripped feeling that's common after using a face wash. Sounds like a dream!


This is hypoallergenic, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, paraben, sulfate, and cruelty free, and vegan.

Promising review: "My skin is super sensitive and I've had trouble finding cleansers that don't make my skin feel super stripped and dry after using them. This cleanser is SUPER gentle while still actually cleaning my skin. Just using it makes my skin feel super nourished and soft. I don't have very much acne, but when I do break out, this helps gently treat it without drying it out and making it itchy. Note: this cleanser doesn't make suds when you use it (which I really like). It almost feels like a moisturizer that you wash off. I was a little confused at first, but that's just how the product is!" —Erin

Get a mini bottle from Glossier for $9.

16. A Saturday Skin sheet mask to help them achieve luminous skin for the holidays. This nourishes with supercharged but gentle antioxidants, and there's so much serum inside they can use it for their neck or save it for later. You'll stock up on these so quick!

Hands holding the essence-soaked sheet

Promising review: "As a sheet mask, this product is amazing; hydrating, soothing, plumping, everything. But it doesn't stop there. After removing the sheet mask, I noticed there was quite a bit of serum left in the package. I've never been one to go through the extra effort of conserving every last drop of something by tediously scooping it out and decanting it, but something about this product made me reconsider. I had a 2-ounce pump bottle so I poured the remaining serum from this mask into that (there was still serum left over even after doing this). I've used it in my morning routine as a hydrating serum and it's just as amazing. I've been using it for two weeks and I'm not even sure I'm halfway through the 2 ounces yet. Long story short, you're getting a high quality sheet mask with an amazing hydrating serum AND at least two weeks of daily hydrating serum out of ever single package. It's actually insane how much product you get with this! Love love love it." —JoselynG

Get it from Sephora for $6.

17. A lavender calming bar that uses real lavender petals that you can see around the soap to gently exfoliate while anti-bacterial properties temper inflammation and irritation. They get a deluxe soothing experience and softer skin!

a pile of the lavender bars, showing the petals
Bomb'd Aesthetics

Bomb'd Aesthetics is a Black-owned and family-owned business focusing on holistic care for sensitive skin using natural ingredients.

Promising review: "OK so, I have always been wary of using natural soaps because the ones I've tried in the past have really dried out my skin but oh my gosh these bars are AMAZING! It doesn't dry out my skin and leaves it feeling so soft. Not to mention, the scent is gorgeous. I will never go back to traditional body washes or big name brands again — these bars are too good!" —Sophia

Get it from Bomb'd Aesthetics for $9.

18. A carbonated clay mask because it foams and bubbles up a lot, making them look super silly. (I think it makes everyone look like an elephant.) But it's not all for show — it does its work too, exfoliating, clearing pores, and giving skin a serious cleanse.


Check out our Elizavecca Milky Piggy Bubble Clay Mask deep dive to learn more!

Promising review: "I have very few skincare items I buy more than once. I'm just not usually THAT impressed. That being said, I LOVE this mask. It bubbles up upon application and the tiny bubbles bursting itch and tickle, but stick out the 10 minutes. The first time I used it after washing it off you could literally see the junk and oil sitting on top of my skin as it had been pushed to the surface. The next morning my skin glowed. I have used it a few times since, not much gunk to push to the top now but can see the pores are empty. Def will be buying more, especially for Christmas presents." —Alice D.

Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

19. An Epsom bathing salt soak with white willow and eucalyptus to help soothe their tiredness and clear your head. It has a relaxing, refreshing scent and will re-energize them!

the package

Get it from Skinstore for $8.

20. A cult-fave Elizavecca hair protein treatment to restore the purity of their hair. It helps with oil control, frizziness, damaged hair, the works! It's lightweight too so no heavy ingredients involved.

Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

Promising review: "This is the first product that I have ever used where I saw immediate results. For those out there that have tried Olaplex at home, it's very similar in consistency but I think I see better results and this product is much cheaper. I shampooed my hair, towel-dried so my hair was damp, then ran the product through all my hair, mostly concentrating on my ends. I left it in for as long as I could and rinsed it out and my hair felt smooth and soft immediately. I let my hair air dry and it was soooo shiny! It is a small bottle but you don't need to use much so I can see it lasting for a while if you only do a treatment once a week or once every two weeks." —Samantha

We've tried this here at BuzzFeed and loved it! Read our Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment review (#1, along with other beauty products we've tried)!

Get it from Amazon for $7.40.

21. A Maybelline Matte Liquid Lipstick that'll really make a statement and dress them up, even when the rest of them is dressed down. And because it pretty much never comes off, they don't have to keep reapplying 😉.

the lipstick
@maybelline / Via

Promising review: "This literally will not come off unless you use heavy duty makeup remover. It is a little drying, but you can always put lip gloss or ChapStick over it after it dries. It's very pigmented. Probably my best liquid lipstick, definitely my cheapest. I'm buying a second one after like two days of owning the first." —Nikolai

Get it Amazon for $6+ (available in 44 shades).

22. A classic Smith's Rosebud Lip Balm for its vintage and aesthetically-pleasing vibe that makes it a great stocking stuffer. Besides hydrating the lips, they can use this for color on their cheeks and eyes, to soothe cuticles, and more!

the tin
@rosebudperfumecompany / Via

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

23. A hydrating mist to breathe life back into dry, thirsty curls and coils, and protect them from environmental stressors with essential ingredients like aloe vera and avocado oil. Plus, it'll helps them go longer between wash days!

the mist

Learn more about the mist here and check out Pattern's in-depth curl guide and how to care for your hair texture.

Promising review: "My absolute favorite hydrating mist for my curls. Keeps them fresh and springy all day. The smell is wonderful and feels light on my hair. My hubby says it smells very nice." —Suzanne

Get a 3-ounce bottle from Pattern for $7+ (available in two sizes).

24. A pack of oil-blotting sheets made with natural bamboo charcoal to whisk away the oil on their entire face anytime, anywhere, any day. The sheets are soft, don't disturb makeup, and come with 100 in a pack so they last forever. Just blot and you'll be good as new!,

These have been my go-to oil blotters for years now. I love them and I think nothing else works quite as well! They're effective and make you look fresh again in seconds. I can't get enough and always buy two or three together for fear of not having any as backup when I run out!

Promising review: "This works great. I used to purchase the Clean and Clear sheets and the oil on my face would reappear within 15–20 minutes. What I have noticed with the Natural Oil Blotting Papers is once I use it, I can go hours before I would have to use another sheet. I highly recommend this product for anyone who suffers from excess facial oil." —Jermaine

Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in three scents and multipacks)

25. A multi-use Nature Republic Soothing Aloe Vera Gel that feels nothing but refreshing on skin. Whether they have acne, inflammation, sunburn, or even shaving irritation, they can use this for immediate relief and hydration. It soothes where you need it to — it's literally in the name!

the gel jar and its watery texture
@naturerepublic_kr / Via

Keep it in the fridge for double the relief! And it's amazingly affordable too.

Another BuzzFeed editor swears by this gel too! Check out her Nature Republic Soothing Moisture Aloe Vera Gel review to learn why.

Promising review: "Really great product that has done wonders for my skin! I cannot believed how much it has improved the moisture of my skin. I also break out really easy and most facial products will irritate my skin horribly but this product has never done that! My mom is the same way and it has not caused any reactions for her either. If you have very sensitive skin, I recommend giving this a try!" —Ren

Get it from Amazon for $6.

26. A Clinique lipstick duo in two lovely colors that merge transparent pigment with the natural tone of their lips to create their own unique shade that complements them! How cool is that?


The two shades included are Black Honey and Pink Honey.

Promising review: "Black Honey has become my go-to lipstick on minimal makeup days. It enhances my lip color just the right amount so that it’s a bit more even and vibrant, but not obviously covered in lip product. Pink Honey is so sheer that I don’t mind putting it on as a chapstick. For someone who was on the fence about buying the full-size Black Honey, this was a great trial kit!" —Cinderstell

Get it from Sephora for $9.50.

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