Health and Beauty, Lifestyle

Christmas Gift Guide: Beauty Edition, Festive Gifts for Less than £20!

It’s one of the best times of the year, but I know a lot of people can find the shopping and splurging side of Christmas a bit of a stress. From bath and body, to makeup, this gift guide has got you covered, and most of the gifts are significantly under £20!

HAND CREAM

Cowshed ‘Cow Pat’ Moisturising Hand Cream– (300ml) £17.10

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Hand cream is a fab present idea, great for these colder months of the year. This is a slightly more pricey gift, but if you are looking to treat someone then a very elegant present. I love the Cowshed packaging, it really does make a beautiful present from the neutral design. Grapefruit is the main scent I get from this, I can’t smell the coriander in it so don’t let that put you off if you are not a fan! I’ve actually found this also makes a brilliant body lotion, you get a lot of product too so this may make you feel better about the price!

Shea Butter Hand Cream- Morris & Co.– (100ml) £10

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This one is a good amount of product, but is also not too big if you like carrying hand cream in your bag like I do. The shea butter scent of this is gorgeous, but not too overpowering. The product also comes in a beautiful box with the same print as the product packaging, these small touches make gifts that extra bit more special.

MAKEUP

Gloss Eye palette£8.50 (28 shades)

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With the majority of the shades being shimmers, this palette is perfect for the festive season, there is also a good mixture of warm and cool tones. The pigmentation is fab, and they blend very well. The sleek black packaging with the big mirror is also a bonus.

Sleek Highlighter Palette in ‘Solstice’– £9.99 (four shades)

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Who doesn’t love a good highlight to give you a holiday glow? This palette comes with three powders and one cream formula (the top left in the photograph above). Again, the pigmentation is great, they give you a stunning glow. But if you blend them out (I use a real techniques contour brush or a beauty blender), you can also achieve a more natural look. There is a range of pearly tones, and also a cooler and slightly more rosy tone, I have very pale skin and these all work great for me.  The other shade of this palette ‘Cleopatra’s Kiss’, may may be better if you are buying for someone with darker skin.

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SOAP

Highland Soap Company- Mini Guest Soaps– (35g) £1.95 each (Full sizes are £4.95-100g)

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If you are looking for more of a unique gift, the Highland Soap Company are one of my favourite bath and body brands. My Mum is a huge fan of all their products so stocking up on these each Christmas is an essential! The ranges of scents are extremely unique, such as ‘Scottish Bog Myrtle’, many of them having a Scottish theme due to being a family run business based in the Highlands.

These mini soaps make great stocking fillers, their full sized soaps also last ages and smell divine. Their raspberry lip balm and lemongrass body lotion are also favourites of mine. Their natural soya wax candles also create a fabulous scent for any room.

If ethics and the environment are important to you or who you are buying for then this brand is a great fit. All their products and raw ingredients are cruelty free, vegetarian, and are free of SLS and paraben preservatives. Additionally, materials used are simple and recyclable, even ones used in transit are biodegradable, they use fab objects such as corn husks for this!

Bath House- Pomegranate and Blackberry Soap Bar– (100g) £5

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For the low price of this product, you get a beautifully scented product and extremely luxurious and high quality packaging. The blackberry scent in the soap makes a great warm and winter like fragrance, this would make a great stocking filler too.

NAIL POLISH

Maybelline Color Show Nail Polish– ‘White Splatter’  and ‘Downtown Red’-£3.99

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If you can’t embrace glitter at Christmas then when can you?! This glitter top coat works well over any shade, especially dark berry and forest green colours.  ‘Downtown Red’ is a deep red colour and is also very festive, the two actually go well together too if you want to pair them up! I find these last a while before chipping so these are a great purchase for such a low price.

I hope this gift guide was helpful and gave you some festive inspo, let me know if it did!

Hope you are having a great day wherever you are in the world,

Mol x

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43 thoughts on “Christmas Gift Guide: Beauty Edition, Festive Gifts for Less than £20!”

  1. Nail polish is always a great gift add-on! It sounds funny but I absolutely love getting small hand creams and specialty soap bars as gifts. They’re things I don’t buy myself but really enjoy. They bring a simple happiness. Also, beautiful photos!

    Cheers xx

    Rachel | http://www.myspottedblog.com

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    1. Thank you so much, I enjoyed making it a lot 🙂 I agree, it’s always a special treat. Ooh I’m glad you like Cowshed too. Thank for you such a lovely comment! x

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  2. Wonderful pics! I’m not sure I’d get these as presents though because I’d be more likely to use them all myself and then there wouldn’t be any presents left 😁 especially the hand creams as my hands always get dry. Winter is the worse for my hands. I may add these hand creams to my Christmas list!

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