From Bargain to Bougie, We Have a Christmas Gift for Every Budget

Buying Christmas gifts on a budget is usually about as fun as it sounds. 

This year however, we’ve done a bit of work to add the magic back to the gift buying process.

Regardless of whether your budget is high or low, we have a wide range of thoughtful gift ideas that all feel super special.

Picking gifts from different price ranges is also a great way to make a customisable Christmas gift hamper, so feel free to get creative with it and mix and match these every-budget gift ideas. 

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Ultra-luxe low budget gifts between $20-$30:

You don’t have to sacrifice quality when looking at budget friendly gifts in the beauty sphere

Here are our favourite thoughtful Christmas gifts on a budget that are far from being basic.

Christmas never smelt so sweet with our wide selection of delectable home and fragrance gift ideas. A budget corporate gift that makes for a great office Secret Santa are the Circa Home Scent Stems in Sea Salt & Vanilla. Designed to be used with the Circa Home Liquidless Diffuser, they’re a great way of enlivening any environment. You can grab a few different scents to create a gift pack, but this particular scent carries Marine notes with a base of Vanilla and Driftwood. It’s a dreamy summer day by the beach everyday with this special gift.

The Clinique Merry Moisture set is a sheer hydration duo, that amps up your glow. This gorgeous glittery package comes with the Moisture Surge™ 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, which is packed with Hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin. It also comes with their Chubby Stick™ Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon, which uses Vitamin E and Shea Butter to create a sheer, subtle, hydrating wash of colour on either your lips or cheeks. This is the perfect gift for someone who loves both skin care and makeup.

If you’re looking for a great skin care gift pack at a bargain price we strongly recommend the Alpha-H Holiday Rose 2 Piece Set. This gorgeous golden duo comes with mini versions of their Liquid Gold Rose Tonic and Liquid Gold Rose Hand Cream. Both of these formulas contain Glycolic acid to exfoliate and hydrate dull, dry skin types. The result is an all over glow, which is a worthwhile gift for that person in your life who loves to shine.

Terrible puns aside, the Clinique Beauty Bauble does exactly that with the inclusion of the mini Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. This cult classic Clinique product is paired with their lush High Impact Mascara in Black, which provides incredible length and curl. Together they create a dramatic look that is easily whisked away in several swipes. This Christmas duo is a great way to try out these two unique beauty finds, and we think that the sparkly purple bauble looks pretty great on the Christmas tree too.

The best gifts on a budget under $50:

If you’re not looking for Christmas gift ideas on a tight budget, then we have some suggestions for you under $50. These are great all-rounder gifts that work well on their own, or as part of a cute, curated Christmas hamper. 

Soft, silky and sensational
Soft, silky and sensational

For the silkiest hair this season try gifting them the Redken All Soft Duo Pack. Containing the All Soft Shampoo and Conditioner, this pair works to nourish and repair dry, brittle hair. Enriched with Argan oil, these products help the hair take on some extra shine. This go-to hair care set creates instant softness, and is an excellent Christmas gift idea for him on a budget. Sitting right on the $50 mark this really is a great mid-range gift that does not sacrifice quality one bit.

Boost their glow this Christmas with the Weleda SUPERFOOD Skin Food Glow. This set comes with two full sized ultra-hydrating goodies - the Weleda Skin Food and the Weleda Skin Food Light. Both of these multipurpose products are made with 100% natural ingredients and work effectively to soothe and heal even the driest of skin types. So, let them have the best of both worlds with these two game changing formulas that really work like nothing else.

The SALT BY HENDRIX Plump It Up Gift Set is the perfect way to introduce someone to the gift of Gua Sha. This compact set contains a Rose Quartz Gua Sha tool along with a mini SALT BY HENDRIX Mermaid Facial Oil and Botanical Facial Serum. Both of these face products are perfect for trialing this ancient tool, which helps skin care to work more effectively. They’re lightweight, hydrating and glide on like a dream. This is the best Christmas gift idea for her on a budget, particularly if she’s just starting out her self-care routine.

That’s exactly what Kiehl’s have done with the Kiehl's Holiday Crème De Corp Limited Edition. In this popping Christmas packaging, their cult favourite formula simply shines. It’s a great way of gifting this beautiful formula, while making it feel extra festive. This luxe body lotion contains Shea Butter, Avocado Oil and Squalene, making it ultra hydrating and super nourishing. It leaves the skin soft, supple and silky smooth, providing the skin some impressive 24hr hydration.

Our favourite Christmas gifts on an.... unlimited budget:

When it comes to Christmas, not all of us are restricted to strict budgets. So, if you’re here to go all out, we’re here for that too. We’re all about quality gifts at every cost, and these are our bougiest gift picks in that “above $100” price bracket. 

The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer in Copper/Silver has to be one of the most powerful gifts of the year. Not only does it look and feel super futuristic, it can achieve incredibly fast drying results (airflow is 105mph) and it measures the current output air temperature 20 times per second. Smart and fast, this dryer is designed for (comfortable) styling, with a huge range of settings, functions and attachments. It’s also luxe, top of the line and very quiet to use. The price tag may be high, but it is really an unbeatable hairdryer they’ll be dying to get their hands on.

It’s pretty undeniable that the ALTERNA Hair Bond Repair Duo is fancy as hell. Seriously, it’s made with Caviar. This skin care inspired hair care pack comes with the ALTERNA HAIR Restructuring Bond Repair Shampoo, Conditioner and a microfibre hair wrap. These products work to nourish, hydrate and strengthen the hair, with anti-aging properties that garner truly outstanding results. So, if they take their hair care game seriously, give them something that is really all that and more.

For a gift set that says chic we recommend the Giorgio Armani Si EDP Gift Set. This limited edition gift set comes with a full size fragrance, body lotion and a convenient travel size component as well. It’s an elegant Italian scent with base notes of musky blond wood combined with mid notes of Freesia and Patchouli and top notes of Blackcurrant. It’s a femenine, sensual and yet extremely fresh scent that will quickly become a signature for whoever you’re buying for.

When it comes to anti-ageing, you need pretty powerful products to see considerable results. The SkinCeuticals THE ANTI-AGING PACK is a knockout kit when it comes to potent, effective skin care ingredients. To keep the skin bright and hydrated, this pack comes with two of their fan favourite serums: the C E Ferulic Serum (mini!) and the Hydrating B5 Gel. It also comes with a full sized SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Interrupter, which deals with intrinsic ageing and helps to prevent the glycation process. Sounds pretty impressive, right? That’s because it is.