It’s almost Christmas, panic! Last time I blinked I was packing away the summer clothes, how is Christmas upon us already? If like me you can’t deal with the mental madness of shopping centres then have a browse through my top 30 gifts for under €30. All of which are available online and in store so if the retail vortex is one you’re avoiding, this will be handy post for you. However, if braving the shops is your only option, my tip is to go with a detailed list. Have an idea of who you have to buy for because god forbid you’d forget about Nora Batty down the road, and detail what you’d like to buy for each person. If you want to be super savvy and productive with your Christmas shopping there’s one vital point to remember when braving the shops, put your blinkers on!
Get your foam on and make sweet music with this musical box, filled with a medley of Soap & Glory marvels, gives ‘singing in the shower’ new meaning!
Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle on their eyes, especially at Christmas. Ted Baker’s extensive Sparkle & Shade gift set will do just that. This set includes mascara, two eyeshadow crayons, an eyeshadow trio, gel eyeliner and an eyebrow pencil. Such a beautiful Christmas gift for makeup lovers!
Beautifully presented in a rose gold travel case is everything you need for gorgeous hair on the go. The set includes travel size shampoo, conditioner, dry oil and hair spray.
This is such a cute gift. Not only will candle lovers get to enjoy a beautiful long lasting scent, they will also discover a piece of jewelry half way through their candle. This is also available in a bath bomb form. I think this is a brilliant gift!
NUXE The Essentials Travel Kit includes 5 travel-size NUXE treats to care for your skin from top to toe. Includes minis of NUXE Huile Prodigieuse, Prodigieux Shower Oil, and Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream.
Never miss a coffee date or business opportunity when you have the next 12 months planned out in this stylish 12 month Ban.do planner. Dream big and draft plans and make them come true in 12 months! With artwork from Ban.do’s agenda girl gang, fun holidays, and stickers, tracking and achieving your goals will be super easy.
This super cute Christmas gift from Benefit contains their No.1 seller ‘They’re Real’ mascara and three creaseless colour washes.
What’s Christmas with out a good selfie but this handy gadget is the perfect way to boost your selfies, not to mention much less obtrusive than a selfie stick. The Clip is a specially designed wide angle lens that easily clips onto your smartphone and increases the scope of your photos, so you won’t need to struggle to fit all your friends in one shot! Perfect for group selfies or panoramic shots
LUSH baths are the best baths! This ‘Northern Lights’ set contains a trio of (very) colourful bath bombs and will give anyone a bathing treat this Christmas.
Give a Protective Eye or a Kiss this Christmas from the Stella & Dot Wishing Bracelet collection, all hand made (with love!). These are all hand braided with gold, rose gold or silver threads with a semi shiny bar for a touch of sparkle.
Know someone who loves big bouncy hair? Well then, these revolutionary rollers are the perfect gift. The Mega Bounce Sleep In Rollers (20 per bag) are designed to create extra lift and volume. they flatten like a sponge when you lay down, so you can sleep in comfort and wake up to hair with body and bounce!
No Christmas is complete without a gift set from The Body Shop, right? Well you cannot go wrong with this Coconut gift set full of bath and body favourites. It’s a beauty gift that instantly transports you to the tropics – whatever the weather.
There’s no such thing as too many handbags and this rose gold sparkle clutch will jazz up any look. Also available in black, silver and unicorn colour.
As the saying goes, ‘kind hands, warm heart’ so why not give the gift of happy hands this Christmas with a signature Crabtree & Eevlyn gift. This trio of hand therapy products, includes old favourites, and new ones.
Lightboxes are a big on trend gift this Christmas as a home decor accessory or a must-have accessory for parties and weddings. Use them to make announcements, label your drinks bar, send funny messages or welcome guests or as a cute display in your home.
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Minis contains 6 mini versions of the best-selling Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks. The perfect gift for your best friend, your sister… and especially yourself!
This Mark Hill gift set will keep her hair looking fabulous wherever, whenever this Christmas. The gift includes a Styling Primer, a Plumping Primer and Freeze Hold Hairspray to keep her sassy hair style in place throughout the day. Pack into the Beauty Bag with the Back Comb and Sectioning Clips, and her hair will be ready for anything!
The perfect gift for tan lovers. Vita Liberata Sheer Tinted Tan Mousse Gift Set will give skin a fabulous sunkissed glow. Contains Sheer Tinted Tan Mousse 200ml, Rich Face Tinted Tan Lotion 100ml and the famous Vita Liberta tanning mitt, it’s a kiss of tan in a gift.
What’s Christmas without chocolate and although this is a step away from traditional Chocolate Santa’s and selections boxes, it’s soon becoming a popular Christmas gift. Pop into Brown Thomas and personalise your Nutella jar with any name and present it in a cute gift box. Ranging from €5.90 – €20 with a choice of a Nutella mug or chopping board and knife.
A tin full of sweet treats from The Body Shop seasonal bath and body collection, Frosted Berries. Infused with Cranberry extract from north America, this great gift contains Frosted Berries shower gel 60ml, body butter 50ml, body scrub 60ml, body lotion 60ml.
These Bombay Duck Alphabet Spotty Mugs are such a lovely Christmas gift. The Jade China mugs are rimmed in gold with a matching gold handle. Each mug, decorated with pastel spots and gold monogram letter, are presented in a Bombay Duck hat box. The perfect personalised gift!
SOSU Complete Contour Palette is everything you need to create the perfect contour and it’s even got step by step instructions to contour perfectly. It contains three cream shades for concealing and contouring, two powder shades to set the creams or use as powder concealer and highlighter, and one highlighting cream.
Shimmer and shine with this beautiful Cocoa Brown The Goddess Collection Gift Set. IT contains 3 Cocoa Brown Goddess Oils – Golden Goddess Oil, Rose Gold Goddess Oil, and the brand new Ice Goddess Oil.
What’s Christmas without a bit of bling and these ‘Tara Earrings’ from My Shining Armour are beautiful elegant little black and crystal studs. They’ve got just the right touch of class if you are going for an elegance gift.
This classic (but incredible) palette contains 28 neutral coloured eyeshadows with a matte, satin or shimmery finish and is a go-to palette for any eye look. You can even use the shimmer shades to highlight and the matte shades to fill brows.
Ciate Snow Globe is a beautifully Christmas gift set. It contains 6 mini (5ml) Paint Pot nail varnishes, including a limited edition glitter. Makes a truly beautiful gift for her this Christmas.
This handy gift of must-have make-up for eyes, lips and face is a glamazing (I had to go there!) gift this Christmas. Containing THICK & FAST™ High Definition Collagen Coat™ Mascara, SUPERCAT™ Carbon Black Extreme Liquid Eyeliner Pen, SEXY MOTHER PUCKER™ Lip Shine Lacquer in CHARM OFFENSIVE, GLOW ALL OUT™ Luminising Face Powder and LID STUFF™ Eye Shadows in THREE gorgeous shades
You can’t beat a good book for Christmas and this is a lovely read for all females, no matter what your style, age or interest! Pippa shares her top tips and insights for how to live well, look good and feel great. This book is stuffed with practical tips and inspirational advice and is the book for everyone to discover your own personal style and to build the confidence to celebrate it.
I am a big fan or Triliogy Rosehip Oil and this gift harnesses the power of Rosehip Oil for a healthy radiant glow, all-in-one bespoke cosmetic bag. It contains travel-sized versions of three of Trilogy’s most popular products; Make-Up Be Gone cleansing balm, iconic Rosehip Antioxidant + Oil and Hydrating Mist Toner.
Seen anything on this list you might indulge in as a gift or even for yourself? I hope it gave you a few ideas at least. As always, please share your thoughts and opinions.