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The Best Under-$20 Gifts To Snag From Sephora—Including Drunk Elephant, Fresh, Caudalie, and More

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Let's be honest: All of us have been personally victimized by the checkout goodies at Sephora. While that section of the store can send you over your beauty budget for the majority of the year, it turns into a secret treasure trove for frugal presents before the New Year. So, this holiday season, we rounded up the most affordable gifts from Sephora (all of which ring up, drum roll, please, under $20).

Below, you'll find everything from SPF to nail art to exfoliating lip polishes. There's something for every beauty lover on your list, so grab your naughty and nice list (or, okay, just your list of friends), and let's get online shopping.


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7 of the most affordable gifts from Sephora to shop this holiday season

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator — $18.00

This product is a gift for dry winter lips. Brown sugar crystal, shea butter, and jojoba oil come together to nourish the lips so you, or this “friend” you’re shopping for, can arrive at the holiday soirée wearing a perfectly moisturized red lip.

Innisfree Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 36 — $15.00

Give the gift of sun protection with this SPF 36 from Innisfree. This go-anywhere bottle hydrates and soothes the skin (and will fit in your TSA-friendly beauty bag).

Caudalie Mini Beauty Elixir Face Mist — $18.00

This refreshing spritz is the perfect gift for your friend who always carries one of those huge purses around. It’s perfect for setting makeup—or a mid-day refresh—and it also comes in a beautiful bottle.

DevaCurl DEVATOWEL Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel — $20.00

Hair towels fight frizz and damage, and help your hair dry faster. So if you have a friend who loves to air dry, this is a great gift to help them keep their hair healthy (and optimize their towel time).

Ciaté London The Cheat Sheets Nail Stickers — $18.00

So your friend loves DIY nail art? This is the gift for them. These easy-to-use stickers level up any at-home mani or pedi with minimal effort.

Nécessaire The Hand Cream With Peptide — $20.00

A buttery hand cream is one of the easiest gifts for everyone on your list. This luxurious formula from Nécessaire contains niacinamides (for moisture), marula oil (more moisture), and peptides (the building blocks of collagen) that can relieve even the most chapped hands.

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Drunk Elephant Baby Pekee Bar + Juju Bar Travel Duo — $16.00

A Drunk Elephant gift is always a good gift—but this one will be a dream for the globe-trotters in your life. This duo of soaps will allow them to travel sans-face wash and still exfoliate and moisturize their complexion. Both are free of soap, fragrance, essential oil, silicone, and irritants (meaning, they’re also friendly to clean beauty lovers).

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