11 of the best beauty Christmas gifts under $50
So good, you’ll want them for yourself
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / December 11 2018
Christmas. It’s coming. And if you’re anything like us, you always end up running around at the last minute looking for that special gift that says ‘you’re the best!’ – but also doesn’t send you broke in the process. And all too often you panic-buy something lame that just doesn’t deliver. Well, we refuse to let that happen to you this year, so we tracked down the best Christmas picks you can get your little mitts on for under $50.
Whether you’re looking for a Secret Santa gift, something for your fave aunt or your bestie, there’s something here for *everyone*.
Take a deep breath. You’ve got this.
Fenty Beauty Mini Fairy Bomb Fun-Sized Glittering Pom Pom, $33.00
This Mini Fairy Bomb Fun-Sized Glittering Pom Pom is purely magical – and we want to get our hands on one right now! The little white fluffy ball is the cutest body luminiser you’ve ever seen – hint: it’s packed with Fenty’s next-level 3D shimmer. Trust us, it’ll look as good hanging on the tree as it does on your skin!
Nude By Nature Delight Good For You Complexion Collection, $49.95
Give the gift of glowing skin this year (which is probably the best gift ever), with this beautiful pack of best-selling makeup essentials from Nude By Nature. Inside this insanely cute little makeup bag you’ll find six travel-sized makeup products, a handy mineral makeup brush and a pretty rose gold compact mirror. It’s perfect for pretty much anyone, although let’s be frank – you’re probably going to want to keep it for yourself.
Circa Home Christmas Mini Candle Trio, $34.95
Fact: Everyone LOVES a good candle. Especially one that’ll create the perfect festive mood. And Circa Home have got your sorted with three mini 60g candles in their limited edition Christmas scents of Red Spiced Pear, Cinnamon Sticks and Raspberry and Rhubarb. These are great for gifting as one, or dividing up into three separate gifts!
Olay Total Effect Duo Day/Night Gift Pack, $34.99
Mum. Is. Sorted! The Olay Total Effects Day & Night Duo Gift Pack is a great gift for every mum, so you’re not going to go wrong with this. Not only does it come in a jazzy little gold bag, but inside you’ll find two hardworking skin care products – the Total Effects Day Cream Normal SPF15 and Total Effects Night Cream. Both of these products received a whopping 4.5 stars from our Review Crew® and mum will be most thankful for the gift of skin that’s protected from the seven signs of ageing.
Schwarzkopf Hyaluronic Moisture Kick Trio Pack, $44.95
Summer can really wreak havoc on hair, that’s why it’s important to use haircare products that restore hair’s moisture balance from root to tip. The super hydrating products in this Schwarzkopf Hyaluronic Moisture Kick Trio Pack will not only get those moisture levels back on track, but will also leave hair looking and feeling nourished and soft. Go on, do someone a solid.
NIVEA Q10 Trio Gift Pack, $29.99
This uber pretty NIVEA gift pack is the ultimate prezzie for anyone who has skin. It’s full of powerhouse ingredients that’ll make the complexion brighter, smoother and refreshed (read: what everyone wants). It contains NIVEA Q10 Plus C Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Day Cream SPF15, NIVEA Q10 Plus C Sleep Cream and NIVEA Q10 Plus C Eye Cream – yep, a whole skin care routine sorted in one gift.
Benefit Cosmetics Confection Cuties, $30.00
If you’re stuck for a Secret Santa idea, snatch up one of these adorable Benefit Cosmetics sets. This one contains three mini versions of the cult-favourites Gimme Brow, The POREfessional Face Primer and Roller Lash Mascara. Seriously, *everyone* would be smitten with this gift and you’ll probably struggle to not pop your own name on it!
Mecca Cosmetica Lip Love Ornament, $50.00
Having too many lip balms is just not a thing. Especially when they’re as good as this super nourishing duo. Housed in this colourful little ornament are the best-selling Lip De Luscious Glide (a tinted balm that protects and plumps lips) and the Lip De Luscious Night Treatment (an intense overnight hydration treatment).
Ole Henriksen Sauna Glow Warming-Cooling Scrub & Mask Set, $48.00
A facial sauna in a bottle? Yep, you’re going to want to try this for yourself (we mean, let someone you love try it!). This bargain Ole Henriksen pack offers both a facial scrub and a mask for truly soft, smooth and healthy-looking party season skin. It suits ALL skin types and is a great option for anyone who wants to achieve their #skingoals.
Jurlique Hand Care Collection, $45.00
We think any gran/mum/woman in your life will be ecstatic with these iconic and beautifully luxe hand creams from Jurlique. This special set features the revitalising Rose Hand Cream, as well as a calming Lavender Hand Cream to help soothe and hydrate hands so they’re left soft, supple and smelling delightful.
Maybelline Total Temptation Kit, $34.95
If you’re stuck for a present for your super-picky bestie, consider it sorted with this gem of a makeup pack. Featuring the Total Temptation Mascara and Total Temptation Eyeshadow & Cheek Palette, the Maybelline Total Temptation Kit is the *perfect* gift for the upcoming party season, guaranteed to be used again and again. Plus, both of these products received 4 stars from our Review Crew®, so you know they’re goodies.
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Which one of these presents would you like to see your name on? Let us know in the comment section below.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.