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The ultimate budget-friendly Beauty gift guide for this Christmas

Tis’ the season that’s filled with joy, spontaneous outings and lots of gift-giving and receiving. However, there’s not much to compensate for the madness that ensues Christmas gift shopping. Malls are flooded with the last minute shoppers, bizarre prices at every corner and the “I don’t know what to get them” dilemma that meets us at the start of every shop.

Post-pandemic we witnessed the rise of online shopping reaching its peak and becoming the norm for most of us, and it’s surely woven itself into normalcy for us. At least for those of us who don’t take too well with crowded malls, stressful shoppers, and those never-ending queues there are alternative means.

To help you out, we’ve scorched the internet for the best deals and complied a list of a few of our favourite online beauty gift sets, that’ll save that trip to the mall. From bath bombs to makeup and skincare mini’s, these gifts are super cute, travel-friendly, and affordable - just under R500.


The Body Shop Strawberry Treats R155 (Clicks)

It’s jolly, it’s juicy and it smells like strawberries. This Body Shop duo set - Shower Gel & Body Butter - will leave your body feeling lusciously smooth and smelling of fresh strawberries. It’s bound to transform your average shower routine into a pampering session and makes for the perfect gift for anyone.

Poetry Stores The Femme Gift Set R379 (Poetry Store Online)

This Poetry Femme Gift set is the ideal trio to indulge in a session of rest and rejuvenation. It contains a body butter, hand & nail cream and a divine smelling soap bar which makes for a good secret Santa gift idea.

Justine Tabasheer Gift Set R590

Justine rings in the festive season with it’s citrus scented Tabasheer gift set that contains aN anti-perspirant roll-on deodorant, eau de parfum, body lotion, and a 100ml parfum body spray. This is suitable for that one person that loves to leave a lingering scent everywhere they go on all their items!

Lush Lovely Gift R265

With this Lush Lovely gift set - body scrub and bath bomb, containing essential oils,- you’ll be left with smooth supple skin and subtle scents of mimosa, jasmine and orange flower, smelling oh so lovely this festive season. This spoil is a one-size-fits-all.


The Ordinary The Daily Set R420 (Woolworths Online)

It’s already great that The Ordinary finally made it’s way to SA shores, but now they’re spoiling us with these amazing skincare sets that are the perfect starter kit for any newbie. This set consists of a Squalane Cleanser, Hyaluronic Acid Serum 2% + B5, and Natural Moisturiser Factor + HA- that will leave your skin feeling and looking amazing. We all have that one friend that loves to try all things new, so you’ll get bestie of the season for this one, for sure.

SKOON Dew-It-Yourself Spa Kit

Consisting of a Pro-collagen Hydrating face Mask + Skin PJ's mist, this duo will not only keep your skin hydrated but feeling firm and healthy. SKOON’s Dew-It-Yourself kit is a terrfic that’ll save you from breaking the bank at the spa. We’re yet to find a gift receiver that does not love SKOON.

PIXI GLOW BEAUTY IN A BAG R499 (Truworths Online)

This kit is giving everything we need after a night out. Glow Tonic Cleansing Cloths, A mud cleanser, Glow Tonic and a Peel and Polish. This lil’ beauty set is ideal for that makeup lover who loves a squeeky clean canvas that does everything it needs to do.


STILA Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Duo - Red-Y To Rumble (Superbalist) R420

This STILA Stay All Day Liquid lipstick Duo reminds me of a classic red lip on Christmas day. It leaves a creamy-matte finish that’ll last you through Christmas lunch till evening drinks thanks to the full-coverage which will last up twelve hours. Infused with Vitamin E and Avocado oil, your lips will be kept supple and smooth. A stocking filler that can’t go wrong.


Lancome does it again with their all-in-one set that is guaranteed to leave your lashes looking voluminous and clump-free for up to 24hr. It comes with the holy grail eye makeup remover and waterproof eye liner. It’s giving doll eyes, for every occasion, this festive.

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