To make sure the products we chose were actually affordable, we only selected items priced at $60 (pre-tax) or under. We only considered beauty gifts (that includes makeup items, skincare products, haircare products, and beauty tools) that claim to be worth more than you’re actually paying, because we really wanted you to get some great value this holiday season. Not only that, but to make sure our choices were as unbiased as possible, we took into account consumer reviews and ratings for each product, excluding anything listed on a site that doesn’t have a rating system or anything that had an average of fewer than four stars. We also considered products that some of our celebs have reviewed and gushed about, so your friends and family members will be getting the real A-list treatment.

We also know it’s about availability when it comes to our beauty picks. No one wants to spot a great deal they can’t actually snag, right? To combat that, we focused on products from the likes of national stores Ulta, Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Sephora to ensure as many people as possible actually have access to all of our choices. So, now we’ve got all that out of the way, let’s go ahead and deck the halls with affordable beauty gifts.