Christmas Gifts Under £30

23 Nov 2015

A picture of Kiehl's Holiday 2015 Limited Edition Peter Max Designed Creme de Corps

With the final week of November underway, the run up to Christmas has never been closer. I've been talking about Christmas a lot over the past few weeks, but I can't help it. As soon as November 1st comes around each year it's like an alarm goes off in my brain and I can't help but think of Christmas and how much I love the festive season and everything it brings. 

My Christmas Gift Guides are now well underway, having shared the best beauty gifts under £15 as well as some lovely Christmas gifts for the home featuring a few delicious treats and an amazing array of incredible home scents. Today I'm back with another beauty themed gift guide, covering all the best gifts you can pick up for between £15 - £30. With gifts perfect for all ages and covering a variety of beauty needs, my under £30 gift picks are sure to make the perfect presents this Christmas.

Kiehl's Holiday 2015 Limited Edition Peter Max Designed Creme de Corps, £27
Creme de Corps has featured in my Christmas Gift Guides for a couple of years now and I always look forward to seeing who Kiehl's have teamed up with for their limited edition holiday releases. For 2015 Kiehl's have collaborated with German born artist Peter Max, well known and loved for his vibrant colour palette and whimsical imagery, a stand-out name in global pop culture. Each of the Kiehl's best-selling products which feature in this year's holiday collection have beautiful vivid, bright and imaginative packaging which really stands out from the traditional designs you'd see at Christmas. Creme de Corps is one of my favourite body products, a real treat product to use throughout the year to make my skin look and feel amazing. It's a well loved product, being famous for being part of the beauty routine of Victoria's Secret models. A hydrating body moisturise enriched with the finest ingredients possible, it leaves skin feeling beautifully soft, smooth in texture and looking healthier and more radiant. 
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A picture of Caudalie Mask Trio Gift Set

A picture of Soap & Glory Soaprise

Caudalie Mask Trio Gift Set, £20
Caudalie is a very well loved skincare brand and in 2015 they released a range of face masks which has impressed beauty lovers and skincare fans alike. The Mask Trio Gift Set features a full size 75ml Instant Detox Mask; working to detoxify skin and eliminate impurities whilst regenerating, soothing and purifying, a 25ml Glycolic Peel Mask; an instant radiance boosting wonder which uses a gentle combination of biological exfoliants, providing skin with a radiant glow whilst combating dark spots and dead skin cells, alongside a 25ml Moisturizing Mask; a nourishing mask which boosts hydration, especially great for dry and very dry skin. This would make a lovely Christmas gift for any skincare fan!
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Soap & Glory Soaprise, £16
There's no doubt that Soap & Glory always pull out all the stops when it comes to Christmas gift sets and I'm pretty sure you'll all agree that they are one of the most popular brands come Christmas time. Not only do they have a huge range of gift sets covering their entire beauty range, but their gifts being on 3 for 2 offer in Boots often mean that Soap & Glory fans will indulge in a gift or two for themselves whilst treating friends and loved ones, too. One of my favourites for anyone who is a fan of the body care range is the festively themed Soaprise. Featuring six Soap & Glory Christmas crackers, each holds a different scented body wash; Clean on Me, Sugar Crush, Rich & Foamous, Foam Call, Clean Girls and Orangeasm. The beauty of this particular Soap & Glory Christmas offering is you could give someone the entire set, or make a change from traditional Christmas crackers and use these instead, especially as each comes with it's own party hat and 'words of wisdom'! They'd also make a fab stocking filler gift if you divided up the set between 6 friends. 
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A picture of Soap & Glory The Perfect Ten Limited Edition Ten-Shade Shadow Palette
A picture of Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Bath & Body Duo

Soap & Glory The Perfect Ten Limited Edition Ten-Shade Shadow Palette, £16
Makeup gifts more your thing? Then Soap & Glory have quite the selection! My favourite is The Perfect Ten, a beautiful 10 pan eyeshadow palette which is light-weight, great for travelling and sure to be a winner for any age this Christmas. It's incredibly budget-friendly when you consider the size of the palette compared to high-end brands of the same size which can be double, if not triple, the cost. A beautiful palette, the shades cover everything from your everyday neutrals to warm beiges and berries to the more sultry shades of purples, chocolates and navy blues that turn a day from look to night. With buttery soft formulas and fabulous colour pay-off, this is one palette not to be missed - for a loved one or yourself! 
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Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Bath & Body Duo, £26
Crabtree & Evelyn have really blown me away with their Christmas range this year; by far the most beautifully presented and festively designed packaging around! The Rosewater range is one of my favourites and this set is perfect for a really indulgent gift whilst still being fairly reasonably priced. It features a full size 250ml Rosewater Shower Gel and a 245ml Rosewater Body Lotion. The Rosewater scent is absolutely beautiful with light notes of Violet, Florals and Musk, teamed with the softening and hydrating formula of both products which cleanse and condition skin, it makes a really lovely pampering gift. Perfect for mums and grandmothers, but one that would also be a sure winner with anyone who loves a rose scent!
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A picture of Soap & Glory Glam-O-Flage Cosmetics Kit
A picture of Pai Limited Edition Perfect Balance Discovery Collection

Soap & Glory Glam-O-Flage Cosmetics Kit, £20
A sure winner for everyone from makeup beginners to beauty obsessives, the Glam-O-Flage Cosmetics Kit features some of the best selling Soap & Glory makeup products within the range. The set includes 3 Lid Stuff Shadow Shades in shades perfect for creating a neutral or smoky eye; Cream Soda, Copper and Choccy, alongside a Glow All Out Luminising Face Powder, Supercat Carbon Black Eyeliner (officially one of the best liquid liners I've ever used), Thick & Fast High Definition Collagen-Coat Mascara in Film Noir as well as Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Lacquer in Charm Offensive, one of the most popular shade within the range. A fabulous collection to find under the tree this Christmas.
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Pai Limited Edition Perfect Balance Discovery Collection, £20
Last but not least for my under £30 picks, a fab little gift set from one of my favourite skincare brands. The Pai Discovery Collection features 4 Pai products perfect for skincare novices and experts alike. There's a 30ml Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanse, which just so happens to be one of my favourite ever cleansers, alongside a 12ml Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Skin Tonic, a 10ml Geranium & Thistle Rebalancing Day Cream and an Organic Muslin Cloth. Presented in a beautifully illustrated back with all the products neatly inside a Muslin pouch that you can use for travelling or even as a new makeup bag. You'll get roughly 2 weeks use out of each product with daily use, so a very handy set to have for anyone who travels a lot or someone wanting to up their skincare routine but prefers to 'try before you buy'. The Perfect Balance set is perfect for combination, oily, blemish prone and sensitive skin; there's also an Instant Calm Discovery Collection which is tailored for hyper-sensitive and redness prone skin. 
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