Brilliant budget beauty gifts for Christmas 2016

At Christmas, money is tight – yet we all want to treat our loved ones to some special gifts on December 25th! If you’ve set yourself a limited budget for Christmas gifts this year, that’s no reason to compromise on the quality of your presents! Here at Direct Cosmetics, we offer a wide range of luxury beauty products at incredible prices. If you’re a little overwhelmed by the number of gems on our web store, here are some of our top budget beauty gift picks for Christmas 2016…


Perfumes make an incredible gift but are notoriously expensive – particularly during the Christmas shopping season. Narrow down our fragrance range by price to find the perfect perfume present for your budget. Our budget fragrance recommendations include Still by Jennifer Lopez (a subtle fresh-floral scent) and Splendor by Elizabeth Arden (a classy floral-fruity fragrance). Both of these perfumes are currently available for less than £15.

For him, there are plenty of amazing budget fragrances. We particularly like Jovan’s Musk for Men – a 1973 woody-musk classic that’s a great pick for more mature men. Younger guys may prefer a fresher fragrance such as David Beckham’s The Essence, a fresh-citrus fragrance perfect for spring and summer days.


Bath and shower

Bath and shower gifts tend to be more affordable than fragrances but the best bath products can be just as luxurious as high-end perfumes! We love Molton Brown bath and shower products. They’re usually a little pricey, but for budget gifts we recommend their 50ml size body washes, shampoos and conditioners. Choose three or four for an affordable yet luxurious gift for your favourite family member! Heathcote and Ivory offer adorable gift sets that soothing bath salts, stunning soap and moisturising hand cream – the perfect budget gift for someone who deserves to be pampered!


If shower gel is on your one of your relatives’ Christmas lists, we recommend the stunning Korres shower gels. Check out varieties like basil lemon and guava, and pick your recipient’s favourite!


Skincare gifts can be tricky. Some of us are very protective over our skincare routines, and you might upset the recipient if you get them anti-acne or anti-aging products! We recommend sticking to top-of-the-range moisturisers and body lotions, such as The Body Shop’s famous body butters and Burt’s Bees indulgent lotions and scrubs.



Again, it’s difficult to find an amazing makeup gift for enthusiasts who already have their routine set in stone, but newly passionate makeup fans will certainly welcome a new shade of lippy or a fancy foundation brush! Our favourite best-value brands include Rimmel and Bourjois. Nail art continues to grow in popularity, so perhaps treat a friend to a selection of nail polishes or nail tools!

Remember: Direct Cosmetics offer incredible discounts on big brand beauty products, so before you buy anywhere else, check our online store! All the products we’ve mentioned in this article are subject to stock constraints, so move fast to secure the best budget Christmas gifts for your family and friends!


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