The best beauty Christmas gifts for under $50
Get in the car, we’re going shopping
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / December 11 2019
Christmas is nearly here, haven’t you heard? And if you’re one of those guys who is behind the eight ball on the gifting front, we totally feel you – because gifting is HARD. Especially when you feel like you have to spend a fortune to get a decent gift.
Well, we’re here to save the day (classic us!), and bring you a pile of incredible beauty Christmas gifts that won’t set you back more than $50. Let’s get to it.
MOR Boutique ‘Rosa Noir’ Soy Candle, $49.95
Struggling to figure out what to get that one person on your list? Get them a candle. It works every. Darn. Time. Especially if it’s the MOR Boutique ‘Rosa Noir’ Soy Candle - have you smelt this thing?! Heaven. With floral notes of rose, carnation and lily of the valley, and base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and musk, it’ll add elegance and style to any space (plus, it looks good while doing it).
DAVROE Travel Pack Blonde Senses, $39.95
If your blonde bestie is forever dealing with brassy tones (especially come summer), do her a solid by giving her the gift of shiny, luminous hair with the DAVROE Travel Pack Blonde Senses. It contains Blonde Senses Shampoo, Blonde Senses Conditioner, Ends Repair Leave-in Treatment and a Replenish Jojoba Crème Treatment.
Huda Beauty Demi Matte and Cream Lip Set, $25
Aw man, does anyone else just wanna keep this for themselves? The perfect gift for your sister or friend, the Huda Beauty Demi Matte and Cream Lip Set is made up of a full-size Lip Contour, a mini Liquid Matte lipstick in a complementary shade, and a mini Demi Matte lipstick. Plus, it all comes encased in this super cute pout packaging (we need this in our life).
Olay Total Effects Regimen Gift Pack, $31.49
Fact: You can NEVER go wrong with an Olay gift pack. Our fave this year? The Olay Total Effects Regimen Gift Pack. It contains Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence, Total Effects UV Touch of Foundation and Magnemasks Hydrating Sheet Mask. A serious no-brainer for Mum.
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer & Mini Sponge Set, $42
Do you know what’s even better than receiving the cult favourite Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer? Receiving a Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer & Mini Sponge Set with a cute-as-hell flamingo charm attached. Just look at how adorable it is! And think of all the dark circles it’ll camouflage! We love.
Ole Henriksen Let's Get Luminous Brightening Essentials Set, $49
As soon as you spot this orange packaging, you know your skin is in for a good time. Ole Henriksen Let's Get Luminous Brightening Essentials Set is THE gift for radiant skin. It’s made up of these three legends: Truth Serum, C-Rush Brightening Gel Crème and the uber popular Banana Bright Eye Crème.
Clinique Power Lashes, $39
While the long-lasting Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula would be a total win on its own, if you throw in Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate and Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Chocolate (in case you’re not following, the Clinique Power Lashes gift set), you’ve got yourself one hell of a prezzie.
Morphe The Jeffree Star Artistry Palette, $50
The world needs colour and Jeffree Star is serving it up by the pound! This Morphe The Jeffree Star Artistry Palette has an incredible selection of 30 attention-grabbing shades and it is EVERYTHING your sister/bestie/cousin/sister-in-law needs in her life to create a statement with bold, fully fierce looks. Party eyes, this way!
Benefit Cosmetics Minis Van, $45
Packed with a selection of bestsellers and trailblazers, the collectable Benefit Cosmetics holiday gift sets will make your holiday shopping easy as pie. We have our eye on the Benefit Cosmetics Minis Van – it’s a limited-edition three-piece set that’s loaded up with a mini Gimme Brow+, The POREfessional and BADgal BANG! – the makeup staples every gal needs in her kit.
Mecca Cosmetica Perfect Pair, $45
Whether you’re looking for something for your Gran, your neighbour or your kid’s school teacher, you can’t go wrong with the Mecca Cosmetica Perfect Pair set. The Original Lip De-Luscious SPF 25 and the Happy Hands Transforming Hand Cream in Rose & Peony are some serious handbag staples anyone would appreciate.
In Essence Limited Edition Cracker, $49.95
Christmas crackers are a guaranteed crowd pleaser – especially those that contain more than a paper hat and a dad joke. In Essence Limited Edition Cracker contains two incredibly relaxing oil blends, aptly named Joy and Serenity. The best part? No wrapping required.
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil, $49.95
We’ve all got that one friend who complains about their damaged hair on the reg. Help a girl out and wrap up a bottle of Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil and stick it under the Christmas tree. It’s perfect for all hair types and works to protect colour, fight frizz and provide heat protection (pretty much everything they could ever want), for smoother, more manageable and healthy tresses.
Lush Comfort & Joy Gift Pack, $42
Nothing quite says Christmas cheer like a Lush pamper pack. And this one is a belter. The Lush Comfort & Joy Gift Pack offers four comforting goodies, including the Yog Nog Shower Gel, Snowflake Body Lotion, Sultana of Soap and Validation Shower Bomb. Smooth skin, coming through.
Moroccanoil Hydrate From All Angles, $69.95
If your loved one is a total beach bum come summer, they’ll love you for gifting them the Moroccanoil Hydrate From All Angles hair gift set. Featuring three products with the hero ingredient argan oil, they can enjoy the feeling of silky soft, healthy-looking hair.
The Ordinary The Daily Set, $33
For the friend who doesn’t know where to begin with her skin care routine, The Ordinary The Daily Set could very well be the best gift she could ever receive. Perfect for folks who haven’t dipped their toes into the skin care world yet, it features three foolproof skin care products in one affordable kit: Squalene Cleanser, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum, and the Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA face cream. They’re gentle and suitable for any skin type (even sensitive skin).
Frank Body Lip Trio Kit, $29.95
Know a lip balm addict? Frank Body Lip Trio Kit is a serious must-have for lovers of all things lips. The trio includes Frank’s cult fave Original Lip Balm, plus the new Cherry Bomb & Send Nudes Lip Tints. Now that’s a good time.
SALT by Hendrix LOVE Gua Sha, $49.95
Well, isn’t this just a pretty little gift! The SALT by Hendrix LOVE Gua Sha tool is something we all need in our skin care routines, STAT. This cute little stone will de-puff skin, assist with blood circulation and help serums penetrate skin more deeply. We’ll take three.
Have some extra cash to throw around? Check out our guide for the best Christmas gifts over $100.
Which beauty gift will be making an appearance on your own Christmas wish list this year? Share with us in the comment section below.
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew 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.