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The Best Secret Santa Gifts Under £30

Rina Teslica
Writer and expert1 year ago
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Whether you’re buying a gift for Susan in accounting (who you’ve spoken two words to since you started your job), your work bestie, or you’re looking to spoil your nearest and dearest with cute (and purse-friendly) gifts, we’ve got the best secret Santagifts under £30 to make all beauty obsessives happy come Christmas. 


The Best Secret Santa Make Up Must Haves

The perfect gift for a make up maestro is {Cult Beauty The Beauty Bauble .} Featuring a quartet of essentials for eyes, lips, and cheeks this beauty bauble is a complete festive look. Featuring the {Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette}, {Too Faced travel size Better Than Sex Mascara}, {NudeStix Nudies All Over Face Colour Matte} in ‘Sunset Strip’ and the {ICONIC London travel size Illuminator}, this super saving bundle includes everything needed to pull off a dazzling seasonal look. Looking for the perfect gift for a lipstick lover? Enter Charlotte Tilbury’s  {ICONIC MINI LIP TRIO KIT}. The dream team of mini {Matte Revolution lipsticks} is here featuring bold, kiss-proof colour that also hydrates and protects your pout. Included in the set is the universally-adored ‘Pillow Talk’, the berry hued ‘Walk of No Shame’ and muted ‘Supermodel.’ Looking for the ultimate no-mess, more-colour blusher combo? Cute, compact, and home to not one but two cult-classic favourites, {Blushin Benetint Bundle Lip & Cheek Tint & Blusher Gift Set} is the one. Featuring the OG in tints; {Benetint} perfectly glides onto cheeks and lips to deliver sheer washes of colour, while the powdered blush delivers a soft-blended rosy bronze. A small but mightily indulgent treat. 

The Best Secret Santa Skin Care Saviours

Drunk Elephant’s {Been a Long Day} bundle might just be the perfect secret Santa for some skin care TLC. Featuring a tag team of overnight heroes ({T.L.C. Framboos} and {Lala Retro Whipped Cream}) these two do all the heavy lifting while you get some ZZZs and wake up to replenished and hydrated skin. What about superfoods… but for the face? {Youth To The People Daily Skin Health} set features the best-selling {Superfood Cleanser} and {Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream.} This duo feeds the skin with cold-pressed and plant-derived vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, delivering buckets of hydration, and revealing juicy, plump skin. Effortlessly elevate a skin care obsessive’s beauty ritual with Kitsch’sMini Spa Rollers. Designed to be kept in the fridge, the mini roller provides a cooling treatment to de-puff; calm inflammation and help alleviate sore muscles, tension, and headaches while the textured massager promotes healthy blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.  

The Best Secret Santa Hair Care Heroes

Heatless curls have been all over our FYPs. Not only are they super easy to do, but the less heat used on hair the better so, Kitsch’s {Satin Heatless Curling Set} is the perfect gift to achieve those coveted curls. Featuring a foam curling rod and two scrunchies, all in a satin finish secures your crown as giving the ‘best secret Santa’ gift for sure! You can’t go wrong with gifting silky scrunchies either and {Kitsch Satin Sleep Scrunchies} are perfect at preventing breakage whether you’re sleeping in them or tying hair up into the highest high pony. Hailed as a hair guru, hair wizard and hair doctor by the likes of VOGUE, {Philip Kingsley Nourish and Shine Jet Set} is a clever investment for anyone with damaged, lacklustre lengths. Featuring three deluxe editions of fan-favourite formulas, this will have your secret Santa on their way to voluminous tresses in no time...

The Best Secret Santa Body Besties

Long days in the office, endless parties, and copious amounts of mulled wine mean we’re all running on almost empty. So why not deliver some soothing energy in the form of {Odacité Soul Soothing Bath Soak?} Formulated with detoxifying Himalayan crystal salt and hydrating moringa oil infused with emotion-cleansing patchouli, uplifting neroli and relaxing lavender to appease mind, soul and body. Gift some deep relaxation in 3,2,1… hours in the bathroom, true crime podcast on blast, and your fav body scrub slathered on your body… is there anything more self-care-y than that? Introduce your secret Santa to coffee-obsessed Frank and their {Body Scrub Squad Kit}. Featuring four minis including the Original Coffee Scrub, Coconut Coffee Scrub, Peppermint Coffee Scrub and Cacao Coffee Scrub, this fantastic foursome is all-natural and vegan plus it’s formulated with good-for-you ingredients to achieve gorgeously soft, smooth and more even skin. And finally, pamper hard-working hands with {79 Lux Intensely Restorative Protective Hand Cream.} Delivering deep hydration, cellular repair, microbial protection, reduced inflammation and encouraged collagen production, this luxurious cream will be a welcome addition to any bedside table or handbag. Plus it’s easily absorbed and smells delicious too.

Rina Teslica
Writer and expert
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Rina is Cult Beauty’s Junior SEO Copywriter and has always had a passion for beauty and skin care (rich moisturisers are her obsession). What started as a love for The Body Shop and their famed Born Lippy lip balms (in ‘Watermelon’ of course!), she is now more interested in finding products with proven effectiveness instead of broken promises. A loud and proud VIEVE fan, Rina owns nearly every item of the range and recommends the brand to anyone who will listen... When she’s not intently reading ingredient lists, you can find her either immersed in multiple true crime podcasts or co-hosting her own parenting one, with an *extra* hot cappuccino in hand.