$100 @ MAC
as christmas approaches they'll get nice eyeshadow sets and other lip product sets. I would wait for those - it's a fun way to try a few things with the best/on-trend colours for the season. also, the packaging is usually special and different which will make the gift "better" ;-)
The palettes in the MAC Me Over collection are very nice! The Angel Flame palette is very versatile, gives you some cute neutrals with a nice dark grey that you can use wet as a liner.
I agree about their holiday selections too, they have some very nice Limited Edition Holiday items coming up!
I would definately get some of their delightful eyeshadow, very pigmented and tons of colors. Plushglass lipgloss is great too. I like the nude shades. For shadow I like Mac Me Over shades, like Honey Lust, Era, Patina, Satin Taupe, Sketch, and Carbonized. As for PlushGlass, I like Ample Pink, Wildly Lush, Pretty Plush, Nice Buzz, and Big Kiss.