Great beauty gifts don’t need to break the bank. There’s so many amazing beauty brands who offer budget-friendly gifts and sets that I wanted to collate my favourites to help inspire your shopping if your budget is tight this year…
You don’t always need to spend a lot of money to give a great beauty gift. In fact with the likes of sales, offers, the Boots 3 for 2 etc, there’s always a big range of affordable beauty gifts that you can enjoy at this time of year. And these things are usually a lot of fun too because it means your money goes further and in the case of the 3 for 2, it means you might be able to nab yourself an extra treat as well.
So I wanted to give you guys a dedicated Gift Guide in this year’s series which will focus on some of the amazing brands and products that I feel will help you give an amazing gift to your loved ones, but also not break the bank. So here’s my top affordable beauty gifts…
Soap & Glory 3 for 2 (Or currently on sale)
I adore Soap & Glory, and nothing is more fun as a gift than their Christmas sets. Fortunately the Boots 3 for 2 is now back (why did it ever go away?!) and you can stock up on their sets and top picks with an extra treat for yourself. (Or alternatively these will be on offer as Boots have been trialling some different things this year. Either way you’ll get a great deal.)
I don’t think Christmas is really Christmas without a Soap & Glory set and I’m sure you’ll agree that they’re a staple gift brand at this time of year. So what are the best picks? I’d recommend the Soap & Glory Wash Come True set which is a 6-piece set of shower gels and body washes in different scents and designs, plus the packaging is super cute and quite well sized so it looks BIG, which is great for those friends and family members who think size does count! One of the scents is the Christmas limited edition ‘Naughty but Spice’ which is my favourite and I love to stock up on it. The set is usually £12 but right now it’s only £9.33!
If you’re also a fan of the limited edition scent which is the traditional Soap & Glory fragrance with a plum and cinnamon twist to make it extra festive, then the Soap & Glory Naughty But Spice Duo is perfect and currently only £3.33! (The normal price is only £5 so even then it’s a great affordable beauty gift.) It contains a travel size of the body wash and body lotion so it’s practical as well – there’s nothing not to love.
And alternatively, a little stocking filler or treat would be the Soap & Glory A Christmas Quacker which is so much fun! It’s a bath bomb which smells divine and then when it dissolves in the water you find a little rubber duck hidden inside and waiting to play. And who’s not going to love that?! Currently only £4 and usually £6.
Sanctuary Spa Gifts
Another great brand that I always associate with lovely Christmas gifts, is Sanctuary Spa. Again they’re in the Boots 3 for 2 but I also enjoy shopping their range from Look Fantastic these days too. There range this year is just as beautiful as you’d expect and it offers the opportunity to relax and unwind while also being lovely affordable beauty gifts that won’t break the bank.
My top picks this year are the Jar of Treats which come in the most beautiful and ornate looking jar that you can reuse for anything! It’s filled with travel sized goodies to help you relax including Body Wash, Body Lotion and my favourite, the foaming bath wash. There’s also a hand cream and body puff so a great and practical all-rounder.
Then there’s my personal favourite, the Sanctuary Spa Facemask Glow Trio which is right up my street! This little trio of some of their best-selling face masks mean you can have the best pamper evening at home. The mask set includes the fab 1 Minute Daily Glow which is great for adding instant radiance when you use it. And the Diamond Dust Mask and Charcoal Mask too. So there’s something for all skin types.
If you’re looking for some affordable beauty gifts for body skincare then the Sanctuary Spa Body Butter Trio would also be well worth checking out. It’s a 3 pack of their delicious and highly nourishing body butters in different scents and they’re all 100g so you’d get a complete winter fix with this one set.
MOR Beauty Gifts
MOR may not be a brand that you automatically think of for affordable beauty gifts but actually they offer amazing value products and gifts that have that real luxury element. So you can rest assured that you’re giving the gift of something wonderful with their treats. I love their Perfectly Pomegranate Gift Set this year which is only £14 and contains a keepsake soap tin and soap and matching hand cream. Both of which smell divine – it’s one of my favourite MOR scents ever.
There’s also things like the MOR Little Luxuries Snow Gardenia Perfume Oil which is a lightly perfumed oil which leaves skin scented but also nicely nourished and super soft to the touch. It contains Vitamin E so you know that your skin will be softer and smoother with just one use. It’s only £11 and totally one of those little luxury gifts a beauty lover would adore – and it’s a real winter favourite scent.
There’s also the MOR Emporium Classics Lychee Flower Perfumette Eau de Toilette which comes in an almost book-like package and contains a travel size of the sent in 14.5ml. It’s a lovely floral scent and the perfect handbag size so it’s one of those gifts that everyone will be able to use and take out and about with them.
Twist & Spritz Atomiser
If you want to give the gift of fragrance but don’t have the budget for a whole bottle, then the Twist & Spritz Atomiser’s are a great alternative for affordable beauty gifts. This atomiser comes in multiple colours (I love the Rose Gold) and it allows you to really quickly and easily fill the atomiser with 8ml of your favourite perfume. So you don’t need to give a whole bottle, just give something practical to help the recipient take their chosen scent out and about with them. No more need to carry a big, bulky bottle in your handbag ladies!
Beauty Kitchen Raw Inventions Rainbow Baby Bombs
We love the Beauty Kitchen Raw Inventions Limited Edition Rainbow Baby Bombs in our house and have to share them out because my children love them as much as me. This tub has 15 different bath bombs in rainbow colours and the fragrances are all natural so I don’t worry they they will dry our my son’s skin when used. They smell lovely, turn the water a different colour in the bath and just make bath time a lot more fun. Perfect for any beauty lover or bath time fan.
St Moriz Get Your Glow on Tanning Gift Set
Nothing beats a beauty gift set that you can use for New Year, right? A great party season product to check out is the St Moriz Get Your Glow on Tanning Gift Set. It’s got their best-selling tanning mouse in the medium shade and a mitt to apply it with, alongside the cutest little body bronzer and highlighter compact to help finish your tan with a healthy glow on top. There’s also a matching lip gloss to bring the whole bronzed look to life. All for only £12. Party season never looked so good.
Sheet Masks A-Hoy!
A good sheet mask is a fabulous and affordable beauty gift. Not only do you get some great skincare in a one-hit-wonder style that can target almost any and every skincare concern, but you can also get some great ones that won’t break the bank. Look Fantastic have a huge range of masks from just a few pounds each right through to the premium brands and price-points. I love shopping for my masks there are the range is so big! And everyone loves an excuse to face mask, right?
So if you’re looking for affordable beauty gifts that will treat your loved ones without breaking the bank then hopefully you’ve found some inspiration here! I’d love to know which products you have your eye on and if you’ll be asking Santa for any of these yourself?
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