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These Are the Perfect Gifts for the Squad

These Are the Perfect Gifts for the Squad

Text by:  @im_kelpsea  & Melissa Borrego 

Text by: @im_kelpsea & Melissa Borrego 

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With the Holiday season just around the corner, we know there are plenty of you still looking for the perfect gift for each member of your squad! We know you don’t want to pick the most basic gifts out there, so we have curated the hottest gifts out there for everyone you know!

She’s fab and never leaves the house not looking her best.

She’s fab and never leaves the house not looking her best.

If you have that one friend that strives to live that #glam life, then it can be a task to decide on the perfect gift. You’d love to splurge on those highlighter palettes she was eyeing before, but it can be hard to afford all of that when you’re running low on funds.

Budget-Friendly Ideas

Too Faced Under The Kissletoe ($19): This mini set of the deluxe lip set will totally go over well with your glam bestie. This kit includes the colors: Chocolate Honey, Melted Matte Drop Dead Red (deep mulberry), Melted Latex in Hopeless Romantic (warm nude), Melted Lipstick in Chihuahua (dusty mauve), and Melted Lipstick in Chocolate Honey (warm caramel).

35O Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette ($23): This palette is a steal! Imagine gifting your bestie with the perfect neutral palette with this range of orange and brown eyeshadows?

too face best year ever eyeshadow palette

Want to shell out something extra?

Too Faced Best Year Ever Eyeshadow Palette ($49): This super fun girly three-piece palette is perfect for any girly glam girl.

Ciate London Nail Polish Set ($59): This is the perfect manicure buddy. This gift is an advent calendar with 19 mini nail polishes and one full-size polish for any colorful mood your bestie may be in.


She's thoughtful and always working on a bright idea.

She's thoughtful and always working on a bright idea.

For the one that is a lover of self-expression and lives for Pinterest DIYs, you want your present to reflect the same creative vibes. You’re often caught between something useful for their crafts or those little nick-nacks that remind you of something they made.

bh cosmetics take to brazil eyeshadow palette

Budget-Friendly Ideas:

Take Me to Brazil Palette ($16.99) This colorful palette will inspire your artist bestie to create a beautiful look.

NYX #GlitterGoals Kit ($15): Allow you bestie to create the best makeup masterpiece by giving her this glitter kit that keeps her look in tack all day long with this duo kit!

If you want to ball out on your bestie:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eyeshadow Palette ($42): This luxe palette features 14 amazing eyeshadows that would be amazing for your bestie.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Full-Bodied Foundation Brush ($34): This brush promises to hug every curve in your face and give you an airbrushed finish. What’s an artist without the perfect brush?

You can catch her in the gym, any day of the week.

You can catch her in the gym, any day of the week.

Some people prefer exercise over extra fries. Some people love both. Your always-ready-to-workout friend may be a challenge to find gifts for when their wish from Santa is to just get gains. So any amazing skin care product would be the perfect gift for their post-workout routine.


MARIO BADESCU Home & Away Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater Trio

Fit Ready & Budget Ready

Mario Badescu Home & Away Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater Trio ($24): What better way to get clean after a grueling workout than this cult favorite facial spray?

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover ($8.99): This amazing cleanser doubles as one of the best makeup removers as well. Imagine giving your bestie this gift that packs the perfect duo for their skin care needs.


Mia 2 Facial Cleansing Brush ($169): What workout guru wouldn’t want to add this to their skincare routine? This is a #classic that will be a hit.


GlamGlow Let it Glow! Volcasmic Set ($39): This set is perfect for those with normal, oily, or combination skin. This set is definitely worth the splurge, everyone wants a beautiful glow after a hard workout!

She's IG famous & always snapping pics.

She's IG famous & always snapping pics.

From Snapchat to Instagram, nothing can keep them away from updating their fans about the latest and greatest in their lives. These friends always know how to hype you up when you post those selfies, and you want to get them something that reciprocates the love.

Snap-Worthy Savings

Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip set ($25): Curated by Queen Instagram Beauty Guru, Huda Kattan, each set features a full-size Lip Contour, a mini Liquid Matte Lipstick in a complementary shade, and a mini Lip Strobe.

maybelline master chrome highlighter

Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter ($9.99): The selfie-addicted bestie needs that perfect glow in every picture! This Maybelline highlighter is inexpensive, but perfect for achieving the #Glowup you need for selfies!


Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette ($46): This palette lets you mix and match 12 warm, rich eyeshadows! The super blendable Amazonian clay-infused powder formula glides on like a cream, providing long-wearing, intense payoff that's never chalky or patchy.

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops ($42): This multi-use beauty product will leave your bestie with the perfect sunkissed glow needed for every selfie!


She always has the perfect beat!

She always has the perfect beat!

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Too Faced, and Fenty Beauty are all familiar names to this friend! They have a knack for cut creases and are ready and willing to accompany you to the nearest Sephora.

Drugstore Beauty Bargains

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NYX Duo Chromatic Lipgloss ($8):  These lippies are completely mesmerizing! Your bestie will love the impeccable 3-D finish!

Elf Rose Gold Beauty Set ($16): Rose gold was the color of the year, and your bestie wouldn’t mind having a little more of this shade in their collection!


Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set ($49): A limited edition set of Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks in eight neutral shades, what more can your bestie ask for?

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette ($65): If your makeup loving friend doesn’t have this palette yet, you need to grab it for them! You may just become their favorite of the squad!

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