With the holidays less than a month away, finding the perfect gift for that special someone can become stressful. Not knowing what to get, trying to stay on budget, all while fighting the crowds and trying to stay positive, could push anyone over their limits. I really do believe you don’t have to spend a fortune on gifts to show someone how much you care, and that you’re thinking about them this holiday season. So many retailers have great gift ideas for everyone on your list and prices that can’t be beat. I’m sharing a few of my favourite things for under $20, not only will they make a wonderful gift, but would be perfect for stocking stuffers too.
This cute Travel Size Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Set is a seductive and mysterious floral scent, inspired by the exotic gardens of Japan. Asian Pear, Fuji Apple and Ume Plum as your top notes, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Butterfly Lily, Kyoto Rose, Mimosa Petals are your middle notes and Vanilla Rice, Imperial Amber, Silk Musk, Cinnamon Incense, Himalayan Cedarwood and creamy Sandalwood as your base notes. Both the shower gel and body lotion now have two times the moisture and three times the Shea Butter compared to the original, plus rich ingredients like Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and fast absorbing Jojoba Oil will leave your skin feeling incredibly soft, smooth and nourished for 16 hours’ worth of moisture and hydration. As for the fragrance mist, one might think it’s too summery for winter, but thanks to its warm, rich base notes of Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cedarwood and Sandalwood, it’s perfect for this time of year, as the warm scent of cinnamon actually reminds me of the holidays. It retails for $15.
Nails have become the ultimate accessory and now you can get the elegance of the runway on your fingertips with Revlon by Marchesa Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliqués. These nail art appliques are the newest collaboration from Revlon with Marchesa co-founders Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman and feature 8 different limited edition nail appliques that use opulent jewels, dainty beads, rich metallics, intricate prints, and lavish colours to replicate some of Marchesa’s most coveted couture gowns. These would be sure to add a little bling this season to any of the females on your list and cost only $8.95. See full review here!
We sometimes can’t afford Kate Spade, we always need a new notebook or planner in the New Year and black and white is the hottest trend this season, so this Kate Spade Spiral Notebook with black and white stripes just makes sense. Retails for $14.
Although advertised as a travel kit, this Soap & Glory package is filled with 4 of their bestsellers and retails for only $20; The gift set includes a mini 50ml Clean on Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Get, 50ml The Righteous Butter Body Butter, 50ml Glad Hair Day Shampoo and 50ml Hand Food Hand Cream all packaged in the same pink retro design as the original sized bottles but gives you more variety for one low price. See full review here!
Who doesn’t need another shade of pink nail polish and what girl doesn’t love Minnie Mouse, so this limited edition Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Nail Colour is the perfect gift for any girly girl on your list. Glittering stars, softly falling snow and glowing neon lights is the inspiration behind the adorable Minnie Mouse bottle of nail polish that retails for $15.
LUSH Snow Fairy Sweet is pink, sparkly and is candy scented like bubble-gum and vanilla mixed into one. It creates fluffy pink bubbles in the shower and bath and contains “Fairy Dust” for a little extra shimmer this holiday season. It can be used as a shower gel, to your favourite shampoo for extra shine, or add to your bath for a ton of scented bubbles. It retails for $9.95 for 100ml or $19.95 for 250ml. See full review here!
Brushes are a necessity in every women’s makeup routine and this Real Technique The Core Collection, which was created by Samantha of Pixiwoo, a makeup guru on YouTube, is the perfect addition to any collection. It combines high-tech material with innovative design for creating a perfect look, its bristles are made from taklon which is synthetic making them 100% cruelty free and the handles are made out of aluminum with rubberized handles for easy grip. Brushes come in a travelling case that can also be altered to use as a stand and features a Deluxe Crease Brush, Base Shadow Brush, Accent Brush, Pixel-Point Eyeliner Brush and a Brow Brush that’s lightweight and easy to use. It retails for $19.95. See full review here!
Simply because who wouldn’t want to wake up to a warm cup of coffee or tea in this “Good Morning Beautiful” Mug. It’s found at Chapters for $10.
Designher Kit is carefully curated DIY Jewelry and Accessory subscription service that helps take the guess work out of crafting. It’s a delivery service that supplies inspiration and all the necessary materials right to your door-step once a month for you to create wearable and polished pieces that you will be excited to design and proud to show off. You can send someone a monthly subscription for $19 a month. See more details on it here!
Express Glam takes inspiration from fashion and style in this feminine, flirty and floral scent, perfect for that fashion forward girl who’s sexy and is always the life of the party. It has a mixture of black currant, mandarin vodka, jasmine petals, lily of the valley, sandalwood flower, pralines, creamy musk, and white woods that gives a touch of sass and confidence that can easily take her from day to night. This convenient rollerball applicator is perfect for her to slip into her purse for when she needs a quick touch up at her holiday party, fancy dinners or a night of dancing and retails for $15.90. See full review here!