I approach gift-giving like it’s a sport. Seriously—I don’t mess around. I start brainstorming in the summer (this year, it was July). I take down all my ideas in a note on my phone, and I slowly add to it throughout the months, until November. That’s when I feel ready to decide on the perfect gift for everyone on my list. Then, I’ll set aside one afternoon to click ‘add to cart’ in one glorious blaze of holiday shopping.
However, that doesn’t mean I empty my bank account every year. In fact, even though I’m a serious and dedicated gift-giver, I rarely spend over $100 on any one person. And this year, I’m capping it at $50, because if there’s one thing scouring the internet has taught me, it’s that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to find something special. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share the 20 best beauty gifts I’m shopping at Nordstrom this month. Keep scrolling to see everything in my cart (some of it just so happens to be on sale right now).