20 Under $20: The Fail-Safe Beauty Gift Guide

20 Under $20: The Fail-Safe Beauty Gift Guide

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

This year, give your friend the gift of a healthy smile and help the planet while you’re at it. The alfree EARTH CONSCIOUS toothbrush is a soft bristle brush infused with sustainable activated bamboo charcoal for a gentle deep clean that reaches all the tight spots with ease.

$4.50 at alfree

Muji Porcelain Toothbrush Stand

Why stop there? The Muji Porcelain Toothbrush Stand is the perfect bathroom accessory to pair with it. 

$4.30 at Muji

Lady Jayne Classic Claw Clips 

This sister, mum and friend-approved gift also happens to be one of the biggest hair trends of 2021. A half-up do isn’t complete without a Lady Jayne Classic Claw Clips, plus, the marble finish ensures on-the-go hair always remains polished.

$5.99 at Chemist Warehouse

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

Skin-soothing properties aside, the Skin O2 Nourishing Bar Soap in the scent ‘Wild Rose’ adds a beautiful pop of colour to any bathroom vanity or shower shelf. It’s even suitable for use on sensitive skin.

$9.95 at SkinO2

Manicare Bec + Bridge 5 Piece Grooming Kit

For the fashionista who loves beauty, this Manicare Bec + Bridge 5 Piece Grooming Kit includes all the essential tools for an at-home manicure. Australian arid deserts and native florals inspired the packaging’s wildflower prints and earthy colour palette.

$19.99 at Manicare

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+

Transport your loved one to a tropical island with the coconut-scented Reef Sunscreen Oil Spray SPF 50+. It’s also a little cheaper than a plane ticket to Hawaii… 

$12.99 at Chemist Warehouse

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 

Grab some ribbon and turn the Burt’s Bees® Naturally Nude Lip Trio into a gift that can hang on your tree. This cute Christmas gift set contains three Burt’s Bees bestsellers:   Beeswax Lip Balm, Peony Lip Shimmer and Blush Lip Shine.

$19.95 at David Jones

Rimmel London Maxi Blush

For the gift that will keep on giving, the Rimmel London Maxi Blush guarantees luminous and lit-from-within skin with just one swipe. Featuring a lightweight powder formula, the blush easily builds to the wearer’s desired shade.

$9.36 at Chemist Warehouse

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

While this handbag friendly nourishing hand cream might be under $20, the value of soft, hydrated hands is priceless. Formulated with real almond milk, L’OCCITANE’s Almond Delicious Hands hydrates, soothes and restores dry skin.

$15 at L’Occitane

CIRCA Pear & Lime Soy Candle 

The CIRCA Pear & Lime Soy Candle has been infused with a vibrant mix of Anjou pear and Mexican lime, mimicking the feeling of a reviving drink on a hot day. 

$19 at Sephora

Organic Formulations Coconut Body Wash

Suitable for use on the entire family, this is a gift that will please everyone. Wash off a long day with the Organic Formulations Coconut Body Wash, infused with aloe vera to deeply cleanse and soothe parched skin.

$14.95 at Chemist Direct

Revolution Beauty Ultra Blush Palette

Revolution Beauty’s Ultra Blush Palette is a one-stop-shop for your daily makeup look. It contains eight highly pigmented and easily blended shimmer and matte shades that can be used as blush, highlighter and eyeshadow.

$15 at Priceline

Natio Shimmering Sands Bronze & Highlight Duo

Natio’s Shimmering Sands Bronze & Highlight Duo is a versatile powder duo that adds dimension to cheekbones and brow bones, while the bronzer gives skin a sun-kissed glow. We guarantee it’s on every beauty lover’s wishlist. 

$19.95 at David Jones

Which of these gifts are you looking forward to purchasing? Do you have any other suggestions under $20?

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