It’s that time of year. Your office is holding a Secret Santa, your group at the dog park is running a Kris Kringle, and suddenly you need to produce endless small gifts for your children’s teachers, your neighbours, your postman and just about anyone you’ve come into contact with in the last month.
Nevertheless, with all the gift-giving that is required of us, it is nice to have a few affordable crowd-pleasers on hand. And what’s more of a crowd-pleaser than beauty products?
To take the stress out of the holiday season, we’ve done a round-up of 20 gifts under $20 that’ll make for a handy stockpile this year so you don’t get caught empty-handed.
alfree EARTH CONSCIOUS toothbrush
Muji Porcelain Toothbrush Stand
Lady Jayne Classic Claw Clips
DU’IT The Greats Hand and Lip Duo
Do you know someone who would benefit from a little hydration on their hands or lips? Yes, us too. If you don’t keep this DU’IT The Greats Hand and Lip Duo all to yourself, we think you’ll be making someone close to you very happy. Also, the super cute packaging means you can skip wrapping altogether.
$9.95 at DU’IT
Skin O2 Nourishing Bar Soap – Wild Rose
Manicare Bec + Bridge 5 Piece Grooming Kit
MUD Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette – Nudes
With the universally-flattering shades found in the MUD Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette in Nude, your gift-receiver will be able to create countless looks. Whether it’s making use of the warm bronze metallics for party season or classic neutrals for everyday, the combinations are endless.
$12 at Woolworths
Nude by Nature Complexion Perfection Blend and Set Sponge Trio
For makeup beginners and professionals alike, the Nude by Nature Complexion Perfection Blend and Set Sponge Trio ensures flawless application of foundation, concealer, and cream products. Valued at $45.80, you might want to get one for your friend and one for yourself.
$19.95 at Myer
Reef Sunscreen Oil Spray SPF 50+
Bondi Sands Everyday Skincare Collection – Bondi Babe
You can wow your friends by showing them that you’re always up-to-date on the latest beauty releases. The Bondi Sands Everyday Skincare Collection – Bondi Babe is the popular tanning brand’s latest foray into skin care. The blue clay mask, created by experts, promises soothed skin with its science-backed ingredients.
$19.95 at Bondi Sands
Burt’s Bees® Naturally Nude Lip Trio
Rimmel London Maxi Blush
Tanologist Drop and Glow Bauble Gift Set
For a bauble that will add a little glow to any Christmas tree (and face), this gift set from Tanologist contains a mini version of the best-selling Self-Tan Drops.
$13.99 at The Iconic
Buckley & Phillips Lemon Myrtle & Eucalyptus Christmas Essential Oil Blend
If it’s too hot to fill your house with the constant aroma of oven-roasting potatoes this holiday season, try using an Aussie-approved alternative and deck the halls with the smell of the Buckley & Phillips Lemon Myrtle & Eucalyptus Christmas Essential Oil Blend. Australia’s bushland, native gums and coastal tea trees inspired this Aussie season-in-a-bottle.
$19.95 at Buckley & Phillips
Olay Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Sheet Mask
It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy a little pampering, which is why the Olay Niacinamide + Hyaluronic Sheet Mask makes for a great gift option when you’re stuck for ideas. Designed for dry skin, the 99 per cent niacinamide and hyaluronic acid formula intensely hydrates skin for a dewy glow.
$5.49 at Chemist Warehouse
L’OCCITANE Almond Delicious Hands
CIRCA Pear & Lime Soy Candle
Organic Formulations Coconut Body Wash
Revolution Beauty Ultra Blush Palette
Natio Shimmering Sands Bronze & Highlight Duo
Which of these gifts are you looking forward to purchasing? Do you have any other suggestions under $20?