Welcome to the third instalment of my Christmas Gift Guides for 2015! This time we’re covering beauty gifts below the $50 mark. These are perfect for people with smaller budgets, presents for sisters or friends, or even Kris Kringle gifts! There’s something for everyone here!
The Philosophy Holiday Cookies set is the perfect gift for a sister or friend. Containing a body lotion, shower gel/bubble bath and lip gloss, this set is available from Mecca or Sephora US.
The O.P.I Colour Paints* are the perfect gift for a nail polish lover! They are intended to create gorgeous watercolour designs and would be something perfect for perhaps a younger sister or a creative type! Available from Myer and David Jones.
The Tarte Amazonian Deluxe Lipstick Kit is the perfect kit for a lipstick junkie, encasing four of Tarte’s famous lipsticks. Deluxe sized and perfectly pigmented, they’re the perfect travel sized lipsticks to take! Available online at Sephora US or instore at Sephora Australia.
The Nude By Nature Bronzed Beauty Kit* is the perfect duo for someone with a love for makeup! It has the prettiest reusable rose gold tin (I’ve got it currently storing some important documents on my desk); a pigmented blush and bronzer duo and a duo brush – perfect for bronzing and for blush. Overall it’s an awesome little kit and a perfect, on trend gift! Available from Priceline.
The Becca Glow on the Go Duo* is the perfect introduction to Becca products for any beauty lover! It contains a deluxe size of both the Pressed and Liquid forms of the famous Opal shade and is perfect to take away with you! Available from Sephora US and Australia!
The Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit* contains miniatures of some of Benefit’s best sellers. It contains a deluxe size of both their Benetint and High Beam illuminator, as well as a small Sugarbomb blush and brush, as well as a lip gloss. It’s a gorgeous kit to give for a work Kris Kringle or to a beauty loving bestie! Available from Benefit online and Myer.
It’s no lie that I’m a candle fan, and something perfect for anyone is a candle from The Aromatherapy Co*. I’m a particular fan of the Coconut & Cacao scent, which is a soft, subtle scent but lights up the room – and I love any candle that has three wicks because it burns evenly. Available from Sephora AU and David Jones.
A gorgeous perfume for a collector or someone who’s after a new signature scent is the Guess Double Dare* perfume. I’m a personal fan of Guess perfumes, their Dare Limited Edition is my go-to scent but this is sneaking up there too! It has notes of strawberry, lychee and mandarin and is the perfect summer fragrance! Available online, and from Priceline, Myer and Westfield centres.
This L’Occitane Shea Butter Festive Ornament got me the second I saw it. I ordered it from the US but found it at my local store recently also. It has a cute reusable ornament for the tree so you can use it for years to come and to hide sweet treats. It also contains miniatures of four of L’Occitane’s Shea Butter products – the Hand Cream, Soap, Body Lotion and Shower Cream and they are the perfect size to take on a weekend getaway! Available from Sephora US or in L’Occitane stores.
Joico are one of my favourite haircare brands. They’re affordable (but on the pricer side of affordable) and fantastic quality with a variety of products for different hair types! They have some gorgeous Christmas kits out this year, including this Moisture Recovery Kit* which is perfect for those with dry and damaged hair such as myself! This contains a full sized shampoo and conditioner and a deluxe sized treatment balm. Available from Priceline.
Sukin are one of those skincare brands that don’t get enough love! They are vegan, natural and Australian owned. They’ve brought out Christmas kits this year and the Love Your Skin* kit is perfect. Containing a Foaming Facial Cleanser, Hydrating Mist Toner and Facial Moisturiser, this is perfectly inclined for someone with drier skin. My Dad actually introduced me to Sukin originally, and I reckon this could even be an awesome gift for a boyfriend to get them into a skincare routine!
There’s definitely a gift out there for everyone this year. In the under $50 category there are a huge range of gifts that can hold a special meaning to the giver and recipient. Have you tried and loved anything I’ve included this year? Is there something on this list you’re after this year?