Christmas is a time for giving as much as receiving (sigh!). But buying gifts can quickly add up in cost—particularly if you’ve got a large family or everyone from your tight-knit girls’ group to workplace is keen to do Secret Santa. Which calls for smart, purse-friendly purchases that are worth every penny and will allow you to stick to a budget this festive season so you can rest easy and focus on spending time with loved ones.
Not sure where to begin? We’ve collected together more than half a dozen affordable gift options that are perfect for a range of deserving recipients and will go down a treat—whether they’re your BFF or a colleague you don’t know too well. There are sweet-smelling fragrances for the beauty fan, indulgent candles for the self-care aficionado and cozy items for the home lover. Warning: you might be tempted to keep them all for yourself…
Here’s our pick of the 8 best affordable presents, whoever you’re buying for
1. Superdrug Layering Lab Trio Blossom
Everyone loves to feel a bit more special as they get ready in the morning. This blossom-scented toiletry set has everything they need to feel their sparkliest self this winter—with a scent that will get them excited for spring days. They can begin the chilled-out bathroom vibes by spritzing the body mist, before freshening up with the body wash and massaging in the body lotion to finish. It’s a clear win!
2. Superdrug Bloom Collection 6 Piece Layering Gift Set
If you’re trying to sniff out the perfect present for a perfume fan, then you can’t go wrong with this set of mini eau de toilettes. The scents include Pink Peony and Cashmere, Raspberry and Pomegranate, Orange Rose and Amber, Mandarin and Lime Basil, Dark Berry and Jasmine and Driftwood and Sea Salt. They can be worn individually or layered for a personalized fragrance (ooh la la!), and come in travel-friendly sizes ready for next year’s holiday.
3. Superdrug We Love Face Mask Trio Gift Set
Opting for skincare products can be a little more straightforward than playing guesswork with make-up shades if you’ve got a beauty lover on your hands. This face mask set—which comes with an applicator for perfect easy coverage—will provide them with numerous lovely pamper nights. Highly recommended: enjoy with a warming cuppa or coffee and a new show to stream.
4. Superdrug Fantasy Kids Rainbow Bath Fizzer
Buying stocking fillers for the little ones in your life? Our solution: you can’t go wrong by dropping a little surprise into their bathtime. This child-friendly bath bomb will whizz up plenty of fun, and provides a special treat to enjoy during the Christmas holidays. Once dropped in warm water, it will emit rainbow hues and plenty of fizz as they splash about in delight.
5. Superdrug Studio London Zebra Print Short Scarf Scrunchie
A chic hair accessory will always be well-received by the style queens in your midst. This monochrome zebra print scrunchie will become their go-to for bringing some extra glam to more ordinary outfits. What’s more, it can be worn in two versatile ways—tied up as a regular scrunchie, or then unwrapped for more of a statement. It’s sure to turn heads!
6. Superdrug Sloth Hot Water Bottle
We all know someone who loves nothing better than an evening in on the sofa with their home comforts close to hand. But if they’re already all set with their favorite PJs, mug, throw and slippers, what else might bring them some winter joy? Well, this adorable hot water bottle. It features the cutest gray sloth design, and is bound to make them smile.
7. Superdrug Mini Jar Candle Warm Ginger
Similarly, a candle is always the perfect gift to be enjoyed at home—particularly for the loved one in your life who struggles to relax. This stylish option, which will look chic placed on any surface, emits a warm ginger scent that is perfect for the festive season and will have them winding down in no time. It’s also value for money, coming with a considerable 12 hours of burn time. Now, that’s lit.
8. Superdrug Studio London Create Your Look Eye & Brow Duo
After a stocking filler for a make-up fan that they’ll actually use? This eyeliner and brow gel set is a greater starter kit for beautiful eyes and brows and is certain to be universally loved thanks to its neutral tones. What’s more, the pretty, sleek packaging means both items will be enthusiastically added to make-up bags.
Want more gift inspiration? Visit our Superdrug Christmas Gift Guide
Lauren is a freelance writer and editor with more than six years of digital and magazine experience. Most recently, she has been the Acting Commissioning Editor of Women's Health—where she co-produced the Going For Goal podcast—and has previously also written news and features for titles including The Telegraph, Grazia, Stylist, Dazed, The Sun's Fabulous, Yahoo Style UK and Get The Gloss. She covers all aspects of lifestyle, specializing in health, beauty, and travel. Can't live without: oat milk lattes, new podcast episodes, long walks, and great skincare.
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