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A DIY gift set or basket can be one of the best holiday gifts you could ever give your friends. By putting some time and a little effort into it, you truly show them how important they are to you. But putting together a beauty gift basket doesn’t have to be scary if you follow these 5 steps.

Creating your own makeup gift basket for your friends isn’t difficult—it just requires some planning! Choosing a budget is super important. Be mindful of how much you want to spend and the cost of the products, as well as the decorations. And don’t forget a theme! You can do a holiday gift set for a complete look or maybe just products for lips and eyes. If you’re feeling stuck, a quick social media search can give you lots of ideas. Then, go shopping. Purchase your items based on your budget and theme and make sure the beauty products are cohesive enough for the gift basket.

Gift basket making is not scary at all if you simply make a game plan and follow it. See below for some super cute and easy-to-make holiday gift basket ideas using products from the e.l.f. Cosmetic arsenal and share with us the gift baskets you make for your friends this holiday season.

It's a Beautiful Face - Under $15

Whether you want an everyday matte look or a more sultry shimmer look, these products will bring you from day to night! The Bite-Size Eyeshadow contains highly-pigmented, blendable colors that come in both matte and shimmer shades. On top of that, this compact is perfectly sized for application and touch ups on the go, so you can bring it with you anywhere!

And don’t forget your lips with the Lip Lacquer. Not only is this lip gloss infused with both Vitamins A and E, which can help with hydration, but it’s versatile enough to be worn alone for a sheer hint of color or layered over lipstick to make a bold statement at night. The best part of it all is that you can get the whole makeup gift set for under $15—a complete steal!

Luscious Lips - Under $20

For all things lips, look no further than this themed holiday gift basket. From exfoliator to lip liner and lip stain, this gift set covers everything lips from A to Z! The Lip Exfoliator is infused with Vitamin E and jojoba and avocado oils, which could help nourish and moisturize your lips, while the sugar buffs away dry, dead skin from your lips for a softer, smoother feel.

Now that you have smooth, kissable lips, use the versatile Love Triangle Lip Filler Liner to sculpt and fill in lips with long-lasting color. This triangle-shaped lip liner creates precise lines and doubles as an all-over lip color to fill in lips. Lastly, apply Glossy Lip Stain for a gloss-to-stain finish that won’t transfer and leaves your lips with a subtle pop of color and a hint of shine. All this for under $20 with room for decorations, too.

Eyes for Every Day of the Year - Under $30

The Need It Nude Eyeshadow Palette is perfect to highlight lids with matte and shimmer nude shades for a natural look. Use these silky-smooth shadows as a liner, on the lid and in the crease of the eye for an evenly contoured and blended effect. Apply No Budge Retractable Eyeliner to your lash line, waterline or all over your lids for intense eyes that will last you from breakfast to lunch! Not only is this creamy eyeliner pencil water-resistant, but you can smudge it for a smoky or runway-inspired look.

Give your eyes extreme volume with Big Mood Waterproof Mascara . This volumizing and lifting mascara will make your eyes pop with bold-as-e.l.f. lashes. Its hourglass-shaped brush separates and defines lashes, while its long-lasting formula is infused with jojoba oil, which may help moisturize and grow your lashes for a fuller effect.

It’s All About the Putty - Under $40

Don’t forget to prep your skin with primer! Poreless Putty Primer grips makeup and helps minimize the appearance of pores for a flawless look. It’s infused with Squalane to help grip makeup for long-lasting wear and a flawless finish.

The Putty Bronzer delivers a bronzing, dewy glow with its unique putty-to-powder formula and semi-matte finish, while the creamy Putty Blush seamlessly blends into the skin for a radiant finish. It can be applied with the Putty Primer Brush and Applicator, which features a spatula on one end to scoop out formula and a dense bristle brush on the other to apply, buff and blend out your putty primer, bronzer or blush!

Spa Day in a Basket - Under $50

Revitalize your skin with the Hydrating Coconut Mist, infused with coconut oil and Vitamin B5 that helps hydrate the skin, as well as Vitamin E that may help soften the skin. With an invigorating coconut scent, prep your skin by using the mist before makeup application and then later for a moisturizing pick-me-up.

The Hydrated Ever After Skincare Mini Set has all your favorite Holy Hydration necessities in convenient travel sizes so you can stay hydrated wherever you are! Deliver a surge of moisture to your skin with the Holy Hydration! Sleeping Facial Mask for a plumped up, radiant complexion.