The best budget beauty buys

Whether it’s the work Secret Santa or you just need a few little bits as stocking fillers, budget beauty products are a great thing to reach for. Our favourite way to stock up is with larger collections, which are perfect for dividing among the people on your gift list. It helps you tackle a few presents in one go, while still being budget-friendly once you work out the cost per present. We’ve picked out the top ten we’d like to find in our stockings this year.

Molton Brown’s 11-piece Fragrance Discovery Collection

This is definitely one for the fragrance lovers. With 11 of Molton Brown’s most iconic aromas in travel-friendly sizes, we love the idea of splitting this set down into sets of three and gifting your loved ones their favourite eau de toilette, plus a couple of new scents to discover. You’d even have a couple left for yourself, so it’s a win-win!

Neom Hand Balm Trio

Ideal for sharing among three friends, you can really tailor these Hand Balm’s to suit their needs. Not only is each formula beautifully moisturising, the scents are going to be loved by everyone. Whether a good night’s kip is called for, a moment of calm during a stressful day or an uplifting boost of freshness, Neom certainly delivers.

OPI’s six-piece Christmas Collection

Whether split individually or divided into three beautiful duos, this OPI edit is for your fellow nail polish lovers. The colours are just right for this time of year, and the classic formula will be a winner in any stocking. Our favourite combos are Affair in Red Square plus Naughty or Ice, Lets Take an Elfie teamed with Award for Best Nails Goes To, and Tinsel Tinsel Lil Star alongside This Gold Sleighs Me, but you can mix and match to suit all!

Korres’ six-piece Olive Body Cream & Shower Gel Mini Gift Set

Something about minis just gets out hearts racing. Matching minis in complementary scents? Phwoar. This Korres set is made for sharing, with three Pure Greek Olive Oil Hydrating Shower Gels and three Pure Greek Olive Oil Body Creams in the delightful Honey Pear, Ginger Mint and Chamomile Tea fragrances. They’ll certainly add a luxe finish to any morning shower.

Neom’s two-piece Hand and Lip Collection

Yep, it’s another one from Neom, but the products just make such great gifts, don’t you think? This little set features Wonder Balm and Hand Balm, which can be separated into two beautiful presents in their own right. You can pick from relaxing, calming fragrances or something a little zestier and more uplifting to suit their needs.

Percy & Reed’s four-piece Seriously Good Hair Collection

There’s not a person around who won’t be glad of finding pro-level haircare in their Christmas stocking! This collection is filled with some of Percy & Reed’s most iconic formulas, including I Need a Hero! Wonder Balm Hair Primer. We’d pair the shampoo and conditioner together, and gift the other two pieces separately, so everyone gets good hair from Santa this year.

Nails Inc’s seven-piece Ginger All The Way Collection

Nothing shouts Christmas quite like gingerbread, and this Nails Inc collection is certainly a sweet treat to unwrap on the big day. With seven nail polishes to choose from, you could easily split this set down into complementary duos and keep one for yourself. Plus, they even smell like gingerbread, so we doubt your recipient will even have the turkey in the oven before they’re painting their nails.

Gary Cockerill’s Liquid Lipstick Trio

Got a make-up maven or three on your gifting list? They’ll love to receive a liquid lipstick and lip pencil duo from Gary Cockerill! Whether they’re more Cherry Delight, Very Berry or Coral Glow, this duo is the perfect pick for their Christmas day pout, working to withstand slurps of champagne, lashings of trifle and plenty of kisses under the mistletoe.

Neom’s Pillow Mist Duo

Okay, we can’t resist a little more Neom. But who doesn’t want to be in a good mood for Christmas?! The Pillow Mist is one of the brand’s most iconic products, helping to encourage a deep, peaceful night’s rest, (which might be very welcome after a bowl of Christmas pudding and a Buck’s Fizz or four). With two in this kit, you can really treat your favourite people to a festive slumber.

OPI’s five-piece Beauty’s Big Sister DTLA Infinite Shine Edit

With shimmery shades ready for the Christmas glitz and glamour, our final pick is this OPI nail edit. Complete with a cosmetics bag, it’s the perfect way to share the nailcare love this season. Why not gift the colours to your favourite OPI fan, and introduce a friend to the brand with the top coat and base coat?

We hope that’s everything ticked off your Christmas list now, but there’s still a little time left to buy! Check out our beauty department for even more fabulous formulas.