Secret Santa is one of the most beloved social traditions of the holiday season. It's a fun, lighthearted way to get in the giving spirit, whether you're doing an office-wide exchange or a little get-together with friends. The tricky part: finding a gift the receiver will actually use. But if you've been paired with someone who loves all things beauty, it couldn't be easier — Sephora has you covered.
The beauty mecca has some amazing gift options that fall within different budget guidelines. From mini cult favorites to perfectly paired nail polish sets, teeny liquid lipsticks to skin-restoring masks, the hard part isn't finding the perfect gift. It's narrowing it down to one perfect gift.
As the saying goes, treat others the way you'd want to be treated. So chances are, if you'd love to receive it, they probably will, too. Of course, that's the trouble with snagging Secret Santa goodies at Sephora — you might end up gifting yourself a not-so-secret Santa gift, too.
If you've been tasked with finding a little something-something under $15, here are 12 incredible Secret Santa gifts you can find at Sephora. Throw in a candy cane or two, and you've got the perfect present. (Well, your giftee does, anyway.)
1. Tarte Tarteist Lip Wardrobe Volume II
As the name suggests, these two matte liquid lipsticks form the perfect lip wardrobe.
2. GLAMGLOW GRAVITYMUD Sonic Blue Collectible Edition
GLAMGLOW GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment Sonic Blue Collectible Edition, $14, Sephora
Classic video game devotee or not, this mask has become an instant cult classic thanks to its firming power and its fun, electric blue hue. For a limited time only, it's available in this mini version.
3. Milk Makeup Glitter Stick Mini
Milk Makeup is the trendy indie darling of the beauty scene, and their fun glitter highlighter stick is a great intro to the brand.
4. Pinch Provisions Hangover Kit
Pinch Provisions Hangover Kit, $14, Sephora
If your Secret Santa gathering might get a little boozy, this kit may come in handy sooner than later. It's complete with a hair tie, ear plugs, an eye mask, breath drops, electrolyte tablets, and life-saving pain relievers.
5. Nails Inc. Unicorn Nail Polish Duo
For anyone who can't get enough of the unicorn trend.
6. Benefit Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain Mini
This incredible multi-purpose product has earned its place in the beauty hall of fame — it's equally pretty on lips and cheeks.
7. Sephora Collection Lip Mask
This lip-hydrating powerhouse is super budget-friendly, so you'll have leftover cash to pair it with another face or eye mask.
8. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Ornament
Better Than Sex is more than just a fabulously cheeky name for this mascara — it's also (arguably) true.
9. Taste Beauty Frenchie the Bulldog Lip Balm
It's a super-hydrating lip balm. It's a Frenchie. In a Christmas sweater. Sold.
10. Sephora Collection Asleep For The Winter Sleep Mask
What does the fox say? Zzzz.
11. Philosophy Pure As Snow Set
This seasonal set comes with a facial cleanser and a three-in-one shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath.
12. Sephora Collection Almond Foot Mask
Festive socks and a pedicure all in one.