Holiday Gift Guide #1 — Inexpensive Luxuries (Under $20 Beauty)

Gift Guide 1 Inexpensive Luxuries

When last year I didn’t post any holiday gift guides, I got quite a few emails asking me for present ideas, and I totally get why! With certain special people in our lives, finding the perfect gift is the easiest thing in the world. You just know what they need or love. With some others, you may feel a little clueless and helpless as to what could be a nice gift — especially if you don’t want to spend mucho dinero. I hope you like my under $20 picks (it’s all stuff I actually use and like, not just random items). I will post a few more guides with different gift ideas. But, if you need a little extra help or have questions about the items mentioned, drop me a comment below and I’ll try to help you. I hope you have an enjoyable, stress-free time shopping for presents upcoming holiday season.

Whamisa Hydrogel Organic Sheet Mask Inexpensive and fun to use, this sheet mask is great for a soothing and hydrating boost to the skin, and encourages to a little self-care and relax. About $9, available here.

Box Naturals Luxe Towelettes Fresh-smelling, multi-use wipes that comes in the prettiest packaging. I always have a couple of them in my bag in case I need to refresh myself (body and face). Each box contain 12 individually wrapped wipes. $9, available here.

100% Pure Wooden Gentle Bristle Brush A gentle, vegan hair brush that doesn’t flatten thin hair, makes my hair look shiny, and feels lovely on the scalp. $15 but currently on sale for $7. Available here.

One Love Organics Cleansing Sponge A super-cute konjac sponge that is gentle and effective for cleansing the skin. It makes a lovely gift for anyone, no matter the skin type. $10, available here.

Schmidt’s Deodorant Stick (Sensitive Skin) One of the most effective and affordable deodorants is now also available in a baking soda-free formula for sensitive skin. It’s a great one to convert someone to a “cleaner” option, because the consistency is similar to conventional deodorant sticks. $12.95, available here.

Henné Luxury Lip Balm V2 My favorite lip balm now comes in a thick, stick version. No more dipping fingers in the pot (though I didn’t even mind, because I like it so much). $19, available here.

Kahina Kessa Mitt. Because exfoliating feels so good!–especially during Fall and Winter when the skin get dry and flakey. $14, available here.

Conscious Coconut Travel-Friendly Organic Coconut Oil Can’t go wrong with gifting coconut oil! It can be used on lip, body, hair, and this one comes in the easiest to use, travel-friendly squeeze tube. $16, available here.

100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask Eye masks are the ultimate self-care treat, especially if you leave them in the fridge, so they are cooling and de-puffing. These contain caffeine to help depuffing, aloe for intense hydration, and emollient oils to soften fine lines. $7, available here.

W3LL People Bio Extreme Lip Gloss I’m so happy to be able to include these glosses (W3ll People recently lowered their price). These are great glosses. Comfortable (non-sticky), pretty colors, and good-smelling. $14.50, available here.

100% Pure Creamy Nail Polish inVelveteen. The most screen-shot(ted?) photo on my Snapchat stories (even more than pizzas in Italy) was this beautiful, mauve nail polish. This would be a great gift for that friend that loves painting her nails but is still using brands that contain the worst, most toxic ingredients. Color, formula, and staying power are awesome and it’s 10-free. $12, available here.

Kooshoo Lila Hair Ties. I can’t think of any woman who wouldn’t find high-quality hair ties useful. These are made in the USA with organic cotton and natural rubber, and are comfortable and completely ouch-free. available here.

Pursoma Minerals de Mer Body Soak. The simplest, most enjoyable way to detoxify, which doesn’t include drinking veggie juice, is a body soak. This one from Pursoma has a relaxing and rejuvenating effect, and takes as little as 15 minutes. $14, available here.


If you purchase anything from 100% Pure, make sure to use the code GLOW15 to receive a 15% off discount — it expires tonight at midnight. You can shop here. If you’re looking for more beauty sales, keep an eye on my Facebook page (here) where I post about sales/discount codes whenever I find them.