Christmas is less than a week away, and if there is an emergency present sitch, we’re here to help, no matter how long you procrastinated this year.
The best part: these hidden gems can all be found in the aisles of your local Guardian or Watsons.
That means even if you’ve only got 15 minutes before your next gift-exchange party, you can find these goodies easily. Cheers to saving money and time!
Here are our top picks.
Consider the Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask the best Christmas gift for your girlfriend who loves to travel.
These masks come with a self-heating technology that releases a warm, gentle steam to relieve tension behind the eyes, perfect for those who spend hours in front of a computer and/or travel frequently.
They have also been said to be great for those who suffer from allergies.
It takes everything in us not to take a bite out of these fun fruit scented lip balms. They work as stocking stuffers for everyone. You can also split this set of lippies and give one to every bestie.
Gifting hand cream is always a safe bet, because everyone uses (or at least, should use) these things. At $9.95 for a set of four vitamin C infused hand creams makes it both a fool-proof and adorable option.
This lip balm and hand cream set from Cath Kidston will carry skin through cold climates, air conditioned spaces and keep it smelling good, too.
Help a loved one start the new year with a healthy head of hair with this Shampoo and Treatment duo from Moist Diane. This set heals dry scalps and encourages growth with nourishing ingredients like organic argan oil and biotin. There is also a room diffuser included.
This box set from K-beauty brand April Skin will become your post-party skin recovery essential.
The brand’s best-selling calendula peel off pack that is made with calendula flower extract and calendula flower oil that will work to revitalise and give your skin a new lease of life just in time for the new year.
Got a girlfriend who is always on the go but loves to look pretty? Help her out with this hardworking kit from Pupa that comes with an eyeshadow primer, four eyeshadows, two shiny lip creams, two matte lip creams and a lip gloss.
A giant hoard of makeup brushes can be intimidating. This set that contains a blusher brush, fan brush, foundation brush and blending sponge lets you pare down to the absolute essentials you need to create dozens of beauty looks.
In preparation for the party season, this double cleansing set from Japanese brand DHC will ensure your skin is thoroughly cleansed, prepped, glowing and radiant.
The high-performance cleansing oil and mild soap encourage a healthy glow and make an ideal gift for someone looking to step up their self-care Sundays to the next level.
If you are planning a mistletoe moment this Christmas, there’s no better time and way to perfect your pout.
Prep and exfoliate with the delectable sugar lip scrub, then top off your newly luscious lips with an ultra-hydrating strawberry lip balm. It’s a sweet treat both you and your mistletoe mate will enjoy.