28 of the Best Beauty Gifts Under $50

They look luxe, but they won't break the bank.
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They look luxe, but they won't break the bank.

If your beauty budget has a $50 limit, not to worry! I've scoured the stores, and there's plenty of gorgeousness out there, for not a whole lot of cash.

Beauty gift sets will definitely give you the most bang for your buck, since they bundle multiple products for a lower-than-usual price. (I've got a few below, and also check out my big gift set round-up for more ideas!)

But I also think it's nice to treat someone to just ONE ultra-luxurious beauty item—like a Chanel lipstick or a Tom Ford soap—that they'd probably never buy for themselves. Quality over quantity, right?

Here are 28 ideas all ringing in under $50 Canadian:

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  1. Dior: How glam is the Diorific Nail Polish bottle?! 
  2. Urban Decay: Naked2 Basics is more affordable than the regular Naked palettes, and has everything you'd need.
  3. Tocca: A quality Scented Candle is always a welcome gift.
  4. Shu Uemura: The famous Cleansing Oil is now in a limited-edition Maison Kitsuné design.
  5. Le Soft Perfume: This Solid Perfume Stick is beautifully packaged, delicately scented and so handy for the purse.
  6. Kate Spade: Exotic tiare, gardenia and coconut water are the notes in this cute Live Colorfully Rollerball.
  7. Reiko Kaneko: The gold lip print on the side of this Mug will totally make her smile.
  8. Thierry Mugler: Hair Mist is a unique alternative to full-blown perfume.
  9. Clinique: Dubbed A Case of the Pretties, this palette includes shadow, lipstick and blush—plus how-to instructions.
  10. Pursoma: The Resurrection Bath is a stimulating and revitalizing treatment, perfect for a post-holiday detox.
  11. Chanel:Rouge Allure Lipstick (here in La Merveilleuse) is always appropriate.
  12. Beautyblender: The Original Sponge is a must-have for any makeup-wearer.
  13. Lush: Sikkim Girls is a beautiful exotic floral concoction with a quirky bottle!
  14. Face Paint: Makeup artist and YouTuber Lisa Eldridge has just released her first book, on the history of makeup.
  15. L'Occitane: This large tube of Hand Cream is practical yet chic.
  16. MAC: You get four mini lip chubbies in this Patentpolish Set.
  17. RMS Beauty: Living Luminizer is the bestselling highlighting cream used by countless models, celebs and editors.
  18. Sephora Collection: There are 128 (!!) eye, lip, and cheek colours in this Blockbuster Palette.
  19. Tom Ford: It's a splurge, but this Bath Soap is super-indulgent.
  20. Charlotte Tilbury: The Cat Eyes Duo includes a mini kohl liner and eyeshadow.
  21. Yves Saint Laurent: I keep talking about this Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick because the bullet itself is imprinted all over with tiny lips!
  22. Tarte: The Lips for Daze set—with five full-sized LipSurgences—is a must-buy.
  23. Anna Sui: This Rose Hair Oil comes in the prettiest bottle, and has a tea rose scent.
  24. Amika: Whoa, a flat iron for under $50? Yes! This Mini Styler also comes with a cute clutch.
  25. Nest: This Rollerball in Midnight Fleur is just lovely.
  26. Forever 21: Love the polka dots on this Train Case for holding beauty essentials.
  27. Deborah Lippmann: For the nude nail polish fan, Undressed Nudes is a wardrobe of six shades.
  28. Marvis: This Gift Set of seven flavoured toothpastes is so much more fun than boring Colgate.

What's your favourite beauty gift under $50?