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10 best-value holiday beauty gifts under $30

It’s the optimum time to start on your Christmas gift shopping with many holiday collections going on sale in November. Let us start you off with our guide to the best gifts under $30, perfect for friends or colleagues!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.