PSA: Here Are the Best Bargain Christmas Gifts Under $20

Somewhere between all the Secret Santas, the Kris Kringles, and finding the right stocking fillers - I get a bit lost. 

Christmas should be about the joy of giving, but with so many people to buy for it can also be a bit overwhelming, especially when there are budgets involved.

We’ve put together a list of the best beauty gift ideas under $20, so you don’t have to stress about finding the right gift for your mum/workmate/friend/partner/whoever else at an affordable cost.

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From haircare treats, makeup minis, skin care samples, to fragrance staples - this list works hard so you don’t have to. 


When Christmas time hits the workplace, you know you’re in for a long road of Kris Kringes, Secret Santas, Sneaky Santas… the list goes on. We know it can be hard to find Kris Kringle gifts under $20 Australia wide, which is why we’re suggesting this relaxing little gift. The SALT BY HENDRIX Bath Tea Baby - Coco Mojito (3 x Bath Tea Bags) are one of those perfect Secret Santa gifts under $20, particularly if you don’t know who the recipient is going to be. These citrusy coconut bath sachets make the skin super soft and make bath time a very relaxing treat.

One of our favourite gift ideas under $20 is the Invisibobble Sparks Flying waver + Slim Duo. The perfect gift for yourself or someone else, this gift pack comes with wavy faux pearl hair clips and a cute pink no-tug hair tie. Both are designed not to pull or damage the hair, while looking super adorable in the process. We think it's one of the best gifts under $20, and a perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa for someone who loves hair.

A unique fragrance gift under $20

If you’re struggling to think of Secret Santa gift ideas under $20, then why not try a sensuous scent? The CLEAN Reserve Blonde Rose 10mL Pen Spray EDP is a floral-woody musk with notes of Rose, Peony, Jasmine, Cedar, Musk, and Sandalwood. It comes in a beautiful, travel sized vile that feels substantial and expensive even though it's not. This minimal, comforting fragrance is one of the best easy gift ideas under $20, as it can be slipped seamlessly into almost any stocking, no questions asked.

A unique fragrance gift under $20

For new mums and bubs, one of the best gifts for $20 and under is the Weleda Baby Care Starter Pack. This neat little gift comes with the Weleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash, Calendula oil, and Nappy Change Cream. These popular baby care products are not only gentle and nourishing on delicate baby skin, they are also great for mums (she can utilise that Calendula oil too)! With an awesome affordable price, this has to be one of the best gifts under $20 we have to make that first Christmas feel extra special.

When it comes to Christmas, there's nothing like a cherry red tinted lip balm to help your loved one feel extra festive. The Lanolips Tinted Lip Balm in Red Apple makes an excellent Secret Santa gift idea under $20, with its bright colour and nourishing formula. This special stocking stuffer is packed with Vitamin E and naturally derived Lanolin for a high gloss finish and a perfected pout. I know what I want to be wearing when Christmas day comes along and it’s precisely this lip colour.

Finding a makeup Christmas pressie that won’t break the bank, but is still great quality, can be a bit of a task. This one is divine. The Barry M Cosmic Lights Highlighting Palette comes with 6 excellent strobing shades, ideal for a wide range of skin tones and preferences. There are 2 creams and 4 powder shades to add to the versatility of this incredible palette. These warm, cool and neutral shades also work well blended together for a customisable look. With so many options, this is one of those Christmas gifts under $20 for her that won’t disappoint.

Small gifts make perfect stocking stuffers and Secret Santas. This year, one of the KK gifts we have our eye on is the Circa Home Vanilla Bean & Allspice Mini Candle, which smells like what Christmas feels like. Nothing feels more christmas-y than a Christmas candle, and we think it’s a gift they won’t forget. So pop it on their Christmas tree this year, for smiles all round this festive season.

There’s nothing more iconic than a Christmas ornament
There’s nothing more iconic than a Christmas ornament

If your mood this festive season is skin care staples, this ornament presents a truly gold star gift. The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Limited Edition Ornament comes with a mini version of their stand out formula - Liquid Gold. It resurfaces the skin and boosts moisture so your skin can glow like a shiny Christmas ornament.






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Here Are the Best Bargain Christmas Gifts Under $20