On a budget this Christmas? Looking to pick up some delicious beauty gifts without spending too many pennies (or pounds in this case?). Well you're in the right place. Like I said in my budget stocking filler gift guide, there are so many incredible beauty gifts out this year but narrowing them down and working out what to buy and who to buy it for without breaking the bank can really be tricky.
When it comes to makeup at Christmas, I want beautiful packaging and the wow factor when I look at it. I get that you shouldn't always judge a book by its cover, but when you unwrap a gift at this time of year, you want it to be blooming beautiful and exciting. The Rosie for Autograph makeup range is perfect for this. Hubba, hubba - just look at the rose gold packaging. The quality of this range is also really great for the price point. The Rosie for Autograph Cream Eyeshadow Sticks are super easy to apply and when swatched, they literally blow my mind. The pigmentation is incredible and they blend out really beautifully. Just make sure you pop an eye primer on first to ensure it lasts. I've got the shades Almond Eyes, Feline Fox and Movie Star Crush and they all work beautifully together. Wow indeed. If you know more of a blush kinda gal, then the Rosie for Autograph Cream Blushers are amazing too.
Eyeshadow palettes are a go-to for Christmas. I usually get an Urban Decay Naked Palette every year from my Dad (though this year I've had to stop the tradition to my new found obsession and overflowing palette collection... Oopsie!) and I love giving them to friends too. On the budget end of the spectrum, the best all-rounder palette has to be the Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours The Brave palette. I mean, just look at it. This is the palette that was created with British Beauty Blogger and I can see why! It's under £10 and features 30 beautiful shades - I still can't quite believe it. Don't worry, the quality is great too. If you know someone that's always on the go and is more likely to take their makeup with them, a great option is the Bourjois Eyeshadow La Palette Les Nudes. This palette is great for day wear and it's super pretty with a great mirror for applying on the go.
Christmas is always a time for pampering, I mean I'm already dreaming about the amount of face masks I'll have time to apply and mani's I'll have time to paint over the break. So treating someone to something that they can do this with is ALWAYS a great shout. The Dirty Works Beauty Stack is a great place to start. This budget friendly beauty gift is truly beautiful for the price. It features a mini pack of bath caviar, a bath fizz and some body butter - but it's the packaging that really gets me with this one. For Lush fans, the Lush Rudy Gift set is great. Cute packaging and two bath bombs inside!
If you've got someone that's a little older (or perhaps just loves taking care of their hands) then I'd really recommend picking up the Crabtree & Evelyn Feast For The Senses Hand Therapy Cracker. These are really incredible quality and how adorable is the packaging? The English Soap Company's soaps and candles are a great option too. The packaging is super festive and I'm obsessed. The candle says Merry Christmas and smells great too!
If skincare is more their thing, then I'd recommend having a look at Caudalie's options. They have the lovely Caudalie Divine Bauble and Caudalie Hand Cream Trio but my top budget pick is the Caudalie Vinosource Face Cracker. This features some of their most raved about face hydrators which is perfect for this time of year when skin needs a little extra help. If you're looking for something that covers a few more bases on the skincare front then the Bee Good Award Winners Gift Set is a great shout. This affordable set includes a cream cleanser and lip balm that works well for all skin types.
Hair is always a go-to of mine if I'm unsure of the route to take. I fell in love when I saw this Toni&Guy Ashely Williamson Limited Edition Washbag Gift Set. For one, the bag is super cool and a great addition to to any gals washbag/makeup bag stash but the products inside are great too - a mini volume boosting shampoo and conditioner and a full size 3D volumiser spray!
The Body Shop has always been a go to for me at Christmas time. In fact for as long as I rememeber I'd always pick up gifts there for my friends. Throwing back to the cube gift sets with mini shower gel days... But it's the Christmas product releases that get me every year. This year I've fallen in love with the Vanilla Chai range and the The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Body Scrub, The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Candle and The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Hand Cream. All at great price points and they smell delicious. If you prefer something a little frutier, then the Spiced Apple (here) or Frosted Berries (here) ranges are great options too.