Secret Santa gift exchanges can go so many ways. You’re either lucky enough to pick your work BFF for a breezy gift-shopping experience, or you might need to find something worthy enough to gift to your boss.
Perhaps, you have to get something for a co-worker whom you… don’t really know all that well (wait, have I even seen them around in the office?).
There are just tons of gifts to buy and so little time, not to mention the headache of figuring out what your giftee will like. But if your Secret Santa recipient’s into beauty, we’ve got you covered.
If you need some inspiration and ideas for your upcoming gift exchange, check out these 10 gifts under S$50 that every beauty junkie and newbie will love!
1. Marc Jacobs Tempting Trio Mini Eye and Lip Makeup Set
We couldn’t contain our excitement when we first saw the designs of the Marc Jacobs 2020 Holiday Collection – just look at that festive green and adorable cherries on the packaging!
This three-piece set includes Marc Jacobs’ bestsellers: the mini Velvet Noir mascara, Fineliner in Blacquer, and Enamored lip gloss, all wrapped up in the gift box.
The Marc Jacobs Tempting Trio Mini Eye and Lip Makeup Set retails for S$40 at Sephora.
2. Fenty Beauty Two Lil Stunnas Lip Paint Mini
Make your lips pop and get into the holiday spirit with these two mini limited-edition Stunna Lip Paint shades: “Unmatched” (deep cool red), and “Underrated” (deep berry). These hues look incredible all on skin tones and stay on all day! It’s just the perfect for a lipstick junkie or any Rihanna stan, really.
The Fenty Beauty Two Lil Stunnas Lip Paint Mini retails for S$39 at Sephora.
3. Tarte Fresh-Faced & Festive Must-Haves Set
Featuring Tarte’s bestsellers all rolled into one gorgeous gift set, this is the perfect gift for that friend or colleague of yours who loves a natural no-makeup makeup look!
The set consists of the Surfer Curl Volumizing Mascara that delivers sweatproof natural, nourishing volume and curl, the Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask in Strawberry Jelly that coats lips with a sheer hint of nourishing colour and 12-hour hydration, and the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush that delivers a healthy, youthful, and fresh flush of colour.
The Tarte Fresh-Faced & Festive Must-Haves Set retails for S$26 at Sephora.
4. Astalift Pure Collagen Drink
Got a giftee who enjoys taking care of her complexion? You can’t go wrong with a gift like Astalift’s Pure Collagen Drink that nourishes skin to shine from within.
Packed with a cocktail of marine collagen peptides, vitamin C, and ceramide, this non-caffeinated formula can help with skin firmness, elasticity, clarity, radiance, and moisture levels while addressing the appearance of wrinkles.
Not only that, the drink incorporates also ornithine, a special naturally occurring protein found in freshwater clams that helps support collagen synthesis to enhance the skin’s youthful appearance, in the formulation.
The formula can also help maintain bone, joint, and teeth health as the collagen peptides used can support overall health and deliver the nutrients to the other parts of our body besides our skin.
You can expect to see visible results with regular consumption in the evening. The best part? Astalift’s formula contains low calories and is free from sugar, preservatives, and artificial colourings!
Astalift Pure Collagen Drink comes in a box of three bottles, and now retails for just S$50 for five boxes instead of the original price of S$20 per box at all Astalift stores and online.
5. Ana Hana Flower Hand Poured Scented Candle
Have you ever seen a more beautiful candle? Adorned with real plants and fruit, each candle is hand-poured and arranged so no two are ever the same! There’s also the option to add on 3D or pop-up Christmas cards priced at S$12 for that extra festive touch.
P.S: Green eucalyptus is known to be a great stress reliever, so you might want to consider that for that special someone who’s always working ’round the clock!
The Ana Hana Flower Hand Poured Scented Candle retails for S$35 at Ana Hana Flower.
6. FRESH Cleanse, Mask, Moisturise Set
This Christmas, gift this set of FRESH’s cult classics to any skincare lover! It includes the Soy Face Cleanser to remove dirt and makeup, the hydrating and toning Rose Face Mask with real rose petals, and Lotus Moisturizer to strengthen the skin’s barrier and boost radiance for a clean, toned, and hydrated face.
The FRESH Cleanse, Mask, Moisturise Set retails for S$41 at Sephora.
7. Pixi Purifying Trio Kit
This limited edition Christmas collection includes three of Pixi’s bestsellers: the Glow Mud Cleanser, Glow Tonic, and T-Zone Peel-Off Mask. Together, this easy three-step ritual deeply cleanses and purifies problem areas to prevent breakouts.
The Pixi Purifying Trio Kit retails for S$31 at Selfridges.
8. Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet Set
Know someone with dry skin? This 3-step hydration routine gift set will be the perfect gift for them! It includes a gel-to-water formula Vinsource Moisturizing Sorbet, the ultra-light Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum, and soap-free Instant foaming Cleanser. This set is the key to hydrated, plump skin.
The Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet Set retails for S$41.50 at LookFantastic.
9. Virtue Labs Hair & Scalp Reset Duo
Targeting scalp and hair health, this little gift set features the bestselling and award-winning Restorative Treatment Mask to instantly and intensely nourish and hydrate hair, while the Exfoliating Scalp Treatment gently balances the scalp, sloughing off accumulated dirt, sebum, and product debris.
The Virtue Labs Hair & Scalp Reset Duo retails for S$38 at Sephora.
10. Jung Beauty 2 Step Steaming Hair Spa
Anyone can achieve salon hair with these hair masks! Packed in a box of five, each hair mask blends innovative K-beauty technologies and haircare ingredients like coconut oil, hydrolysed keratin, silk amino acids, gold, and Heat Revival Complex to keep your hair soft, silky and shiny!
This hair mask has two steps, the second being a leave-in Keratin treatment, to provide more hydration and care for your hair. It’s definitely a great alternative to hair treatments at salons!
The Jung Beauty 2 Step Steaming Hair Spa retails for S$50 at Ksisters.