Dubbed "Dirty Santa" in the South, white elephant parites are the gift-giving equivalent of The Hunger Games, and you never really know your friends until you see how hard they'll throw down for a Star Wars-themed Lego set while in attendance. Beauty items are a surefire crowd-pleaser among all guests, and regardless of the price limitations set by your host, there's a gift set out there that will fit the bill—not to mention, get stolen at least 3 times. We've rounded up 10 items each organized by price point, guaranteed to make your gift the most popular one at the party.
1. $10 and Under: Clinique Sparkle and Glow Set
The weather outside may be frightful, but this dynamic duo ensures your skin won't have to endure the full force of the winter elements.
Clinique | $10
2. $10 and Under: Soap & Glory Take Your Pink Gift Set
The shea butter and vitamin-rich creams keep you hydrated from head to toe, though we always end up applying extra so that the bold floral scent lingers a little longer.
Soap & Glory | $8
3. $10 and Under: E.L.F. Defined Eyes Brush Set
'Tis the season for festive parties, which goes hand-in-hand with rocking a sexy smoky eye to each one. This brush trio contains everything you need to master the effect—we love the angled liner brush in particular, which makes getting a graphic wing ten times easier.
E.L.F. | $5
4. $15 and Under: OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's Nail Polish Set
Aside from the obvious homage to our girl Audrey, we love how this four-piece lacquer set can be worn throughout the year, but we can't promise we'll wait until spring to break out that signature robin's egg blue.
OPI | $15
5. $15 and Under: Le Couvent Des Minimes Morning Cracker Gift Set
Breaking open those festive crackers just got a lot more glamorous—in lieu of the Kinder Surprise-esque toys traditionally housed inside, you'll find an apple and pear-scented lip balm, and the most luxurious hand cream on the planet.
Le Couvent de Minimes | $13
6. $15 and Under: Sephora Collection The Romantic Eyeshadow Palette
Miss the boat on scoring that ever-trending Mario palette? Never fear, Sephora's version contains a spread of very similar trendy hues, and tucks away easily into even the tiniest makeup bags.
Sephora Collection | $12
7. $20 and Under: NEST Hearth Candle
Though she be but little, she is fierce—even in the tiniest studio apartments, this candle fills every bit of your square footage with the warmest fireplace-esque scent.
NEST | $16
10. $20 and Under: TokyoMilk Dark Femme Fatale Collection Duo
Wear the floral and citrus-based Everything and Nothing scent during the day to give your routine a piquant mood-boost, but at night, layer the gourmand Tainted Love scent over the top to amp up the sex appeal.
Tokyo Milk | $18