Ho ho ho, ladies! The holidays are officially here and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about it. And while I do live in the middle of the Sonoran desert, I’ll have you know that despite the lack of snowflakes and ultra chilly temps, we desert dwellers still decorate appropriately. Only instead of decking the halls and pines and building snowmen, we deck the cacti and go all out with the twinklies and blow up santas.

Anyway, the holidays mean a few things. Number one: Lots of delicious grub (don’t sweat the few LBs you’ll put on this year, ladies, those sweet treats are worth it and you’ll burn it all off in the spring, anyhow). Number two: family get-togethers and time off work (double cha-ching). And number three: presents. Glorious, glorious presents.

Whether you’re giving this year and want some inspiration or you’re looking for items to add to your own wish list, check out this roundup of holly jolly gift sets. And for you, my budget-conscious lovelies, they’re all priced under an easy $50.

Beauty Gift Sets $50 and Under

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Holiday Collection 2012

Holiday Collection 2012, $49.99 from Bodyography
Purple power! This holiday gift set by Bodyography has got your lips, eyes, face and even nails covered (literally). My favorite pieces are the eyeliner -- perfect for a casual holiday look -- and the liquid luminizer for a dewy, mid-winter glow. The gift set was originally priced at $65, but on Black Friday, the price dropped to $49.99 and will stay there through the end of the year. Bonus: All pieces are full size.