13 of the best beauty stocking fillers to pick up this Christmas
And they’re all $25 and under
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / December 04 2017
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but with the Christmas period comes the inevitable (and sometimes downright stressful) scramble to buy thoughtful presents for your loved ones.
If you’re still struggling to come up with the perfect gift idea, we’re here to help! Check out our round-up of the best beauty Christmas presents for $25 and under.
Molton Brown Mesmerising Oudh Accord and Gold Festive Shower Gel Bauble, $22
Not only will this Molton Brown shower gel leave your friend or family member smelling incredible thanks to the its notes of nutmeg oil, elemi oil and oudh accord, but the gold leaf-glittered formula is packaged inside a bauble for the perfect addition to any Christmas tree.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Ornament, $17
You can now give the gift of amazing lashes this Christmas with this 5mL version of Too Faced’s cult mascara, Better Than Sex. We don’t know about you, but we’d be very happy to unwrap this come December 25.
Kester Black Bon Bon, $15
If you’re a fan of a good old lucky dip or are looking to host a lavish Christmas lunch with some impressive crackers to match, these Kester Black Bon Bons will be right up your alley. Each Christmas cracker includes one mystery coloured Kester Black nail polish that’s free from 10 different toxic chemicals often found in nail polish formulas.
TonyMoly 5 Mask Set - SOS, $19
This mini skin recovery mask kit is perfect for any skin care lover. The pack features five face masks that are formulated to soothe, treat and protect skin from acne-causing bacteria. Who doesn’t want the gift of pimple-free skin?!
Philosophy Peppermint Stick Set, $25
Philosophy’s Peppermint Stick Set is the perfect skin and makeup gift pack that brings together a shower gel (that can also be used as a shampoo and bubble bath) and glossy, mint-flavoured lip shine.
Sportsgirl All That Glitters Brush Set, $19.95
Sportsgirl’s glitzy brush set is the ideal gift for any beauty lover who already has everything. If we’ve learnt anything over our years of experimenting with makeup, you can never have too many brushes!
evo Power of 3 – Hydrate, $11.90
Good hair is one every girl’s wish list, which is why this evo travel set is a fail-safe gift for anyone and everyone. The handy pack includes a 30mL version of evo’s therapist hydrating shampoo, therapist hydrating conditioner and the great hydrator moisture mask.
Tocca Charming Duo EDP, $22
Fragrances are notoriously hard presents to buy for other people, which is why a gift set like this that has multiple scents is the way to go. This perfume duo from Tocca features Emelia EDP, a warm and fruity scent featuring notes of fig, clementine, geranium, magnolia praline and coconut water, as well as the uplifting and sweet Giulietta EDP, which combines notes of Bulgarian rose, ylang ylang, green apple, pink tulips, iris, vanilla orchid, amber and sandalwood.
Grown Alchemist Amenity Kit, $19.95
We could all do with a backup lip balm, hand cream and moisturiser, which is why this kit makes such a perfect Christmas gift. This year, you can cover all bases in one fell swoop with this hydrating trio from Grown Alchemist that includes the Hydra-Repair Day Cream, Vanilla & Watermelon Lip Balm and Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream.
LUSH The Night Before Christmas, $19.95
Fenty Beauty Limited Edition Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick, $26
Fenty Beauty is by far the most talked about makeup brand of 2017. If you want to be the one responsible for introducing all your friends to the range, pick up this stunning limited edition metallic lipstick. But you’ll need to get in quick because we can’t imagine it will be available for long!
Side note: We know this costs more than $25, but at just a dollar more, we thought it was too good not to include!
Crabtree and Evelyn Goatmilk & La Source Ornament Tin, $18
This hand cream duo featuring Crabtree & Evelyn’s iconic Goatmilk and La Source formulas is the perfect crowd-pleasing stocking filler this Christmas. Your friends, mum and even grandma will all be happy to get their hands on it.
Designer Brands Paparazzi Eyeshadow Kit, $14.99
Not only is this Designer Brands eyeshadow palette incredible value for money (it will set you back just $14.99), it also features 16 highly-pigmented (and wearable) shades in both shimmer and matte finishes, making it a winning palette for any makeup beginner.
Need more Christmas present inspiration? Then check out our guide on the best gifts you can pick up for $100 and under.
Which stocking filler would you most like to see under your own Christmas tree? Let us know in the comments below (and share the link with your friends!).
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.