16 Hair Products Under $50 That Make Amazing Gifts
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Get ready to gift like a hair expert with our list of no-fail, cult-approved and award winning finds—all under $50. We did the shopping legwork for you and sourced some of the cutest gifts made for your mane. These insta-pleasers will make even the pickiest in your group grateful. Start shopping stat, because it’s never too early to start giving.
René Furterer Karité Nutri Intense Nourishing Mask: $48
If you’re going to invest in one hair mask, let this be it. The René Furterer Karité Nutri Intense Nourishing Mask works on scalps and tresses in tandem, delivering all the moisture needed during the impossibly chilly holiday months. After only the first use, 97% of women said their hair was easier to detangle and 87% said it felt “intensely nourished” …and we’re sold.
Revlon Perfect Style Maximum Shine Porcupine Round Brush, 1-1/4″ Barrel: $12.99
Made with ionic technology, this brush is a blowout game changer—it helps reduce static and frizz while holding in moisture, maximizing volume and aiding in heat distribution, making it a must for the hot tools maven in your orbit.
Miriam Quevedo Gold Shampoo: $45
Gift the Miriam Quevedo Gold Shampoo to the queen in your life. The extravagant wash go-to relies on 24k gold, caviar, hydrolyzed keratin peptide and organic argan oil to revive damaged tresses, leaving hair as glossy as the royals.
Cake Beauty Joy to the Girl Dry Shampoo Gift Set: $10
Cake Beauty’s Joy to the Girl Dry Shampoo Gift Set is the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone on your list. Dry shampoo is not only versatile (it’s residue-free, whether you have blonde or dark brown locks) but gives manes mega lift, so you can bring the va-va-voom to all your holiday soirees.
Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner: $14
A healthy scalp is the most direct route to healthy hair. The Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner stimulates circulation in the scalp while preventing bacterial overgrowth and curbing excess oil production, which translates to increased hair growth for all.
Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist: $25
Think of the Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist as everything you love about oil but in a no-mess mist. Dubbed a “dry oil,” this Alterna bestseller protects locks from heat damage when styling and adds nutrients back into the tresses for silky hair.
Ouai Wave Spray: $26
The Ouai Wave Spray is a haircare staple that you should consider a holiday fail-safe. Made with specialty rice protein and coconut water, the award winner could easily replace your fragrance. The scent is a combo of super yum ingredients including rose, magnolia, blackberry and lily, making locks not only sweet smelling but tangle-free and texturized.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray 10th Anniversary Edition: $46
Bottle bling is instantly gratifying. For their 10th anniversary, Oribe gave their cult Texturizing Spray an official glamover and we couldn’t be more here for it. The product adds body to lackluster tresses and smells like the most popular girl in school.
David Mallett Australian Salt Spray: $40
Every product in stylist David Mallett’s haircare line makes us feel lux, minus the designer price tag. In particular, the Australian Salt Spray is a must-gift to enhance every mane. The salt in the spray makes it truly one of a kind—it’s sourced directly from the Murray River in New South Wales, perfect for outdoorsy naturalistas who are product savvy.
Totalee Work Cream Elixer: $24.95
Gift the most bang for your buck with Totalee Work Cream Elixer, which like the name suggests, is a total multi-tasker. The cream adds hydration, blocks humidity, and when combined with the line’s conditioner, acts as a deep conditioning treatment—not to mention the insta-vacay tropical scent.
NuMe Classic Curling Wand: $49
NuMe’s Classic Curling Wand does exactly what it’s supposed to—provide you with shapely, DIY ringlets. With a 100% tourmaline ceramic barrel made with far infrared heat technology, the iron relies on negative ions to get the perfect curl, making it low-impact enough for daily use.
IGK Get Lit: $29
The holidays are guaranteed to stay lit thanks to the IGK Get Lit set, which is basically a party-survival pack in a box. Inside you’ll find a scalp scrub (LOW KEY Cleansing Walnut Scalp Scrub), hydrating melt (MISTRESS Hydrating Hair Balm) and dry shampoo (FIRST CLASS Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo) to get your girls through all upcoming functions from now to NYE.
Color Wow Dream Coat Anti-Humidity Hair Treatment: $28
Think of Dream Coat as a raincoat for your locks—it keeps water out of the cuticle, thus preventing humidity from creeping into your strands and banishing frizz. The treatment keeps your mane looking its best no matter the weather, which is why you need to start preaching the Dream Coat gospel and grab one for everyone you know.
Bumble and bumble. Surf Spray in Montauk Dunes:$24.65
Endless summer is possible with Bumble and bumble.’s limited edition Malibu Beach and Montauk Dunes surf sprays—whether you want to give an east or west coast vibe is the ultimate decision.
amika Heavy Hitters: $40
Knock out flat hair with this too cute Heavy Hitters gift pack from amika. Perk Up Dry Shampoo, Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray, Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray, and Fluxus Touchable Hairspray is the recipe all your fine haired friends have been looking for, in some of the cutest packaging on shelves.
Hum Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair: $25
Though not a typical gift, the recipient of the Hum Nutrition Hair Sweet Hair vitamins will thank you. Healthy hair starts internally, and this unique combo of all good things, including biotin, zinc, Fo-Ti (a Chinese herb) and PABA (an antioxidant) will get everyone on your list on the path to strong locks.