Secret Santa has become an integral part of Christmas celebrations, and is practically a tradition among some colleagues or groups of friends.
Secret Santa can go one of many ways, such as you getting the name of your best friend and knowing exactly what to get for them, or you having to crack your head thinking what to get for that colleague you don’t know very well. So, although it can be quite fun, Secret Santa can also be a very stressful activity to participate in.
To help you out, if you know your Secret Santa recipient is a beauty fanatic, here are 23 amazing Secret Santa beauty gifts under S$30 that they will be thrilled to receive.
1. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
A cult favourite product, the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is well known for giving you plump and hydrated lips the next morning. Simply swipe on the mask before you sleep each night and wake up with supple and moist lips ready for some lipstick to head to your next Christmas party! The mask also comes in four different scents for you to choose from.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask (20g) is available at Laneige counters and Shopee for S$22.95 (usual price S$27).
2. Burt’s Bees A Bit of Burt’s Bees Salted Caramel Lip Balm & Mini Cuticle Cream Gift Set (Limited Edition)
Another coveted lip product, Burt’s Bees lip balms are famous for how hydrating and smooth they are. This set features the limited edition Salted Caramel Lip Balm for soft lips, as well as a Mini Cuticle Cream to treat your nails to some intense moisture and to soften them. Not to mention, it comes in an adorable candy wrapper-like packaging!
A Bit of Burt’s Bees Salted Caramel Lip Balm & Mini Cuticle Cream Gift Set is available on Sephora for S$18.
3. Mario Badescu Mini Mist Collection (Limited Edition)
Mario Badescu is perhaps most well known for their facial mists, which smell as gorgeous as they look. Just look at this Christmas packaging and you’ll know what we mean. A simple yet festive Christmas box houses four of their signature facial mists for you to refresh your skin with just a few spritzes. For another great option that goes slightly above the S$30 budget, consider the Mario Badescu Mist & Glow Skincare Set (S$32).
Mario Badescu Mini Mist Collection (59ml each) is available on Sephora for S$30.
4. Pixi Glow Tonic (Limited Edition)
The Pixi Glow Tonic is one of the brand’s bestsellers and you can be sure most beauty enthusiasts will be happy to receive it. And this special edition for Christmas repackages the holy grail product into a bauble that you can hang on your Christmas tree – how cute!
Pixi Glow Tonic (100ml) is available on Sephora for S$24.
5. FRESH Cleanse & Mask Duo Gift Set
Another product with an adorable packaging, this gift set can also be hung from your Christmas tree like a cute little ornament. The set includes the fan-favourite Soy Face Cleanser (50ml) and a mini Rose Face Mask (15ml) – two of FRESH’s best sellers.
FRESH Cleanse & Mask Duo Gift Set is available at FRESH boutiques and Sephora for S$29.
6. The Inkey List Caffeine Under-Eye Serum
Let’s be honest, with how affordable The Inkey List products are, we could fill this list with all of their products. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for anyone with puffy dark eye circles, this Caffeine Under-Eye Serum from The Inkey List will help to reduce the puffiness while preventing skin damage from any free radicals which could be making dark circles more pronounced. Who said caffeine was just for keeping you awake?
The Inkey List Caffeine Under-Eye Serum (15ml) is available on Sephora for S$18.
7. Huda Beauty WISHFUL Mini Essentials Gift Set
This cheery gift set includes the WISHFUL Honey Whip (10ml), WISHFUL Thirst Trap Juice (3ml), and the WISHFUL Yo Glow (20ml). A perfect travel-sized kit or even just as a trial kit, these products gently exfoliate and moisturise all skin types to leave you with glowing, radiant skin.
Huda Beauty WISHFUL Mini Essentials Gift Set is available on Selfridges for S$21.
8. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
A holy grail product for tired, flakey, and itchy skin, this Ultra Repair Cream is perfect for anyone who suffers from eczema, psoriasis, and other skin irritations. It is safe for sensitive skin, and will hydrate dry, scaly skin while calming any irritated patches of skin as well.
9. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
An affordable and very effective chemical peel, this Peeling Solution will exfoliate and revitalise your skin. The Peeling Solution contains plant-derived Tasmanian Pepperberry, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5, and anti-oxidant rich Black Carrot. This product is recommended for experienced acid exfoliation users.
The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (30ml) is available on Lookfantastic for S$12.
10. Sephora Collection Holiday Vibes Skincare Surprise Gift Set (Limited Edition)
Ring in the holiday season with Sephora Collection’s range of stunning gift sets. This Holiday Vibes Skincare Surprise Gift Set is the perfect gift for any skincare lover in your life, and won’t break the bank at the same time.
The kit has everything you need for a perfect self-care night in, including a Peach Lip Balm, a Charcoal Nose Strip, Caffeine Eye Masks, and a Watermelon Face Mask.
Sephora Collection Holiday Vibes Skincare Surprise Gift Set is available on Sephora’s website, app, and in-stores islandwide for S$23.
11. Fenty Skin The Daily Duo Mini Cleanser + Toner Serum Duo (Limited Edition)
Fenty Skin is the gift that keeps giving. Just look at how stunning their products are; who could resist putting Fenty’s Christmas gift sets into their shopping basket?
This Daily Duo includes the Total Cleans’R Remove-It-All Cleanser (45ml) and the FAT Water Pore Refining Toner (50ml) and is perfect for you to pack along your next overseas trip or staycation.
Fenty Skin The Daily Duo Mini Cleanser + Toner Serum Duo is available on Sephora.sg and in Sephora stores islandwide for S$29.
12. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation Mini
Get Fenty Beauty’s foundation in an adorable mini size so your giftee can bring it around anywhere for easy touch-ups. And if you actually know which of the 50 shades they wear – you certainly deserve extra brownie points!
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation Mini (12ml) is available on Sephora for S$23.
13. Tarte Mini Shape Tape Contour Concealer
The famous Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in a mini version is for anyone looking to try the product before splurging on it. This concealer will not only cover your blemishes, but will also brighten and give your skin a firmer and more lifted look. It’s hard to go wrong with such a coveted makeup item, so swing by your nearest Sephora and grab one today.
Tarte Mini Shape Tape Contour Concealer (1ml) is available on Sephora for S$17.
14. Too Faced Better Than Sex Ornament Mascara (Limited Edition)
Here’s another well-loved makeup item that you can hang on your Christmas tree, instead of plain, old ornaments. Mascara makes for a much better decoration than regular ornaments, don’t you agree?
What’s more, this mascara has a unique collagen-fueled formula to thicken, lengthen, and curl your lashes after just one coat, which means you’ll know who has received your gift based on who has the best lashes at subsequent parties.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Ornament Mascara (4.8ml) is available on Sephora for S$24.
15. Dear Dahlia Beauty Mini Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse 6-Piece Set
No makeup look is complete without the perfect lip colour. Swipe on one of six colours in this stunning Dear Dahlia Lip Mousse set for a stunning pop of colour. Choose from their Best Seller Collection, Red Collection, Pink Collection, and Teddy Bare Collection for different shades depending on your preference.
Dear Dahlia Beauty Mini Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse 6-Piece Set (1ml x 6) is available on Sephora for S$24.
16. Milk Makeup Mini Highlighter
Add some shine to your look with this creamy, pearlescent highlighter that will give you a natural, radiant glow for all your Christmas parties and events. The highlighter is also available in three shades for you to choose from.
Milk Makeup Mini Highlighter (6g) is available on Selfridges for S$20.
17. Zoeva Cocoa Blend Voyager Eye Palette
A travel-sized palette of much-loved warm, sultry shades for you to glam up your look anytime and anywhere. This versatile palette has six pans of rich colours with matte, satin, and shimmer finishes that allow you to swipe on vibrant colour and create stunning looks on the go.
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Voyager Eye Palette is available on Lookfantastic for S$21.
Body & Hair
18. Aesop Citrus Melange Body Cleanser
A spa treatment may not fit your S$30 budget for Secret Santa, so consider this invigorating body cleanser instead.
Made with refreshing Petitgrain, Lemon Rind, and Grapefruit Rind, this gets rid of dirt, impurities, and dead skin cells. Offering your giftee a detoxifying shower, they will also get a treat for their senses as they take in the stunning citrus scent of this gel.
Aesop Citrus Melange Body Cleanser (100ml) is available at all Aesop outlets. You can also find it on Lookfantastic for S$24.50.
19. Drunk Elephant Sili Body Lotion
This Sili Body Lotion can be applied on both wet and dry skin, so you can smooth it on your skin once you’ve hopped out of the shower. Your giftee will be treated to some hydrated skin that looks more radiant.
Drunk Elephant Sili Body Lotion (240ml) is available on Sephora for S$28.
20. Lush Hey! Hollywood! Bath Bomb
Is your giftee a self-care queen who knows how to kick back and relax?
Then she will probably love this stunning Christmas-themed peppermint bath bomb from Lush relax with after all that Christmas partying.
The ‘Hey! Hollywood!’ bath bomb has an adorable design of a green leaf with pink berries, and as the bomb fizzles, the shimmering green will fall away to reveal vibrant pink hues in your bath water.
Lush has stunning Christmas items each year, and this year is no different. You can check out their website or stores for other stunning Christmas designs such as ‘The North Pole’ bubble bar or the ‘You Shall Go To The Ball‘ bath bomb.
Lush Hey! Hollywood! Bath Bomb is available on Lush.sg and in Lush stores islandwide for S$18.
21. The Body Shop Feels & Festivity Hand Cream Trio
Celebrate Christmas with The Body Shop and their stunning Christmas gift sets!
This Hand Cream Trio features one hand cream from each of the brand’s special edition Christmas scents. Enjoy the rich, fruity-floral notes of Love & Plums, or try the sweet, fruity fragrance of Kindness & Pears. Don’t forget to savour the light and fresh floral notes of Joy & Jasmine as you hydrate your hands. Don’t forget to check out all of The Body Shop’s other Christmas gift sets, including their stunning advent calendars!
22. THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection Christmas Wonder Friends fmgt Glam Up Easy Gel Nail Set
If you know your Secret Santa giftee often has no time to run down to the salon for a manicure, you can gift them this wonderful Easy Gel Nail Set from THEFACESHOP.
One of their 35 bundles of the Christmas Wonder Friends Collection, this nail set makes home manicures easy as it contains three fmgt Easy Gel polishes (10ml) that are available in an assortment of colours, and an fmgt Pro Salon Nail Polish Remover (150ml).
Check out THEFACESHOP’s Wonder Friends Collection for other stunning beauty bundles, with products for your skin, hair, and body.
THEFACESHOP-Nature Collection Christmas Wonder Friends fmgt Glam Up Easy Gel Nail Set retails for S$26.50, and is available in THEFACESHOP stores islandwide.
23. Tangle Teezer Compact Hair Styler – Rose Gold Luxe
To complete your shower ritual, comb your hair and treat your scalp to the very best with this Rose Gold Luxe Tangle Teezer.
This comb is travel-friendly and can comb through wet or dry hair without tugging on your gorgeous locks. It has a unique two-tier system technology to add volume, texture, and shine to your hair on the go. Not to mention, it makes for a perfect Secret Santa gift!
Tangle Teezer Compact Hair Styler – Rose Gold Luxe is available on Selfridges for S$26.