Shopping a gift for a friend (or, *ahem* yourself) with an affinity for Korean beauty goods who also adores all things kitschy and cute? You’ve wandered into the correct corner of the Internet, my friend. Put on your shopping shoes (if you’re sitting at home, that’d be a pair of cozy socks, naturally) and let’s dive right in to this happy little gift guide with the best K-beauty gift options $10 and under for the Holidays!
Etude House Strawberry Sponge Hair Curlers
I love these Strawberry Curlers by Etude House not just because they’re unreasonably cute, but because they curl your hair with zero heat. That means healthier, shinier hair at the end of the day, and plenty of Insta photo ops while your hair is tied up in foam strawberries. I personally recommend buying several packages if you have long or thick hair, that way you’ll be able to curl more hair at the same time. To use, lightly dampen hair with mist, brush out a section, and then wrap it around the strawberry. You can sleep on it or wear it until your hair dries.
Skinfood Gummy Bear Jelly Hand Cream
I’m just a girl who can’t say no… to grape-scented products housed in an adorable gummy bear bottle. This lotion is small enough to keep in your purse, big enough to last for months, and cute enough to earn you compliments every time you use it. Skinfood’s Gummy Bear Jelly Hand Cream smells exactly like a juicy, candy grape, but more than that, it contains actual grapefruit and grape seed extract to help soothe your skin. It also contains shea butter, which is highly moisturizing.
TonyMoly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar
You’ll have a hard time finding a cuter lip balm than this bunny shaped option by TonyMoly (a brand, by the way, that has a black belt in producing unbelievably charming products). TonyMoly’s Petite Bunny Gloss Bar lip balm comes in six different versions, including strawberry, grape, apple, orange, cherry, and peach. Each delivers a mega dose of moisture, a sheer wash of color, and a smile every time you dig it out of your handbag.
Etude House Hair Washing Headbands
How many times have you stood in front of the bathroom sink to start your skin care cleansing and moisturizing regimen, only to have to constantly swat hair out of your face? The solution, of course, is a headband that keeps your hair back. Why not take it one step further by using a headband that’s super adorable? Enter Etude House My Beauty Tool Lovely Etti Hair Band.
Kocostar Cucumber Sliced Mask
Even if you’re an old pro where sheet masks are concerned, you might not have played around with something like Kocostar’s Cucumber Sliced Mask before. Instead of it being a whole sheet that you place over your face, it’s individual “slices” of cucumber-shaped pieces that you place strategically on your face or other parts of your body that could use a boost of soothing moisture. And I don’t know how they did it, but this smells exactly like fresh cucumbers plucked from the garden.
Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper
Not all blotting paper is created equal, especially where cuteness is concerned. Too Cool for School’s Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper is a perfect example of that. Their blotting papers are housed in mint-green packaging that features a cartoon-drawing of a brachiosaurus hanging out in the city. The sheets are made from 100 percent mulberry paper—and btw, there’s more dino-cutenessss in the entire TCFS “Dinoplatz” line.
Happy shopping, all!