Christmas shopping can be a major headache, especially when your list of presents to buy is never-ending. Trying to figure out what to get people is often the most tedious part of the process. I know the struggle of trying to figure out what an aunt, niece, or cousin might like, especially when you’ve got a pretty specific budget.
Fret not! We’ve got a series of gift guides to give you a hand with the process, starting off with this list of the best value beauty gifts under $30!
#1 Burt’s Bees Classics In Your Purse, $22
There’s no better way to introduce someone to your favourite brand than with a collection of classics or best sellers. This Bee Merry classics set from Burt’s Bees contains a lip balm, cuticle cream and the signature Res-Q Ointment, as well as two hydrating face masks.
#2 Sephora Color Wishes 5 Eyeshadow Palettes, $29
This set of five individual eyeshadow duos is the perfect purchase. I especially love the fact that each duo makes a pretty great gift on its own if you’re looking for some really cute mini presents. They’ve even got little inspiring titles like ‘Be a Role Model’ or ‘Be a Rockstar’.
#3 Bare Minerals Dashing Duo, $28
Sometimes all you need is the perfect lip colour and a foolproof mascara. This mascara and lipgloss duo is absolutely adorable, and all you need for a great no-makeup-makeup day. You might even be tempted to treat yourself to one of these, and we don’t blame you!
#4 Tarte Fanciful Favourites Deluxe Discovery Set, $29
Some of the best types of gifts in the beauty world are deluxe-sized products. The recipient gets to try out the item without worrying about wasting a full-sized product. This set from Tarte contains deluxe versions of three of their signature products: The Maracuja Oil, a limited edition Amazonian Clay Blush in Fanciful and the Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara.
#5 Stila Huger Than Huge Extreme Lash Duo, $25
Another deluxe set comes from Stila, with their Lash Stunner Extreme Lash Primer and Huge Extreme Lash Mascara. I love deluxe mascaras more than most beauty products because mascaras have such a short shelf life. If you’ve gotta throw it out after three to six months, less wastage is always best!
#6 Soap & Glory Three Times Butter, $21
Soap & Glory has some amazing body products that smell like heaven. These body butters are no different! They’re the brand’s must-haves and come in perfect travel-sized containers that are great for friends you know that are travelling to cold or dry climates!
#7 Caudalie Hand Cream Trio, $28
We go back to the classic Christmas gift set with Caudalie. Hand cream trios are perhaps the most popular choice of a holiday gift across beauty brands. While Singapore is not always the most appropriate weather for hand creams, you can’t go wrong with creams that are also good for your nails!
#8 Butter London Oh, Dahling!, $24
If you know someone who loves to match their lipstick to their nail polish, look no further. This set from Butter London has a matching liquid lipstick and nail colour. The set is available in two shades, the playful pink set Oh, Dahling and a deeper classic red set called So Saucy.
#9 Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask Christmas Set, $21
Skincare fanatics worried about their pores will thank you for this set. One of Innisfree’s best sellers, the set contains a full-sized jar of the Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask as well as a travel-sized toner and cleansing foam. It’s even worth trying out for yourself!
#10 Laneige Lip Care Set, $22
Some TLC for your lips is always a good gift (especially if you know someone who’s crazy about Korean beauty lip trends). This set contains a Laneige Moisture Lip Balm as well as two Lip Sleeping Masks.