Best Value Beauty Gift Sets for Christmas 2018

Best Value Beauty Gift Sets for Christmas 2018

Christmas is only 5 days away, and in case you’re a last minute shopper, I’m sharing the best value beauty gift sets for Christmas 2018. Whether your budget is $5 to $350, there are so many options available at your local Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws Superstore or Sephora. To celebrate the holiday season, I’m also giving away a luxury beauty prize set from Burt’s Bees and Laura Mercier. Keep reading below to enter to win!

Best Value Beauty Gift Sets for Christmas 2018: under $40

I’ve yet to meet a person who didn’t like bath bombs. It’s why a festive bath bomb set is the ultimate stocking-stuffer. These Me Bath bath bombs in Snow Kissed Cranberry are cruelty free and around $5. I’ve spotted them at Loblaws Superstore and are perfect for adding into a gift basket as well.

Burt’s Bees is also a universally-appreciated brand, with its natural ingredients and versatile products. This year both the Essentials Travel Kit and Naturally Soft Hands gift sets are lovely for grandparents, caregivers and Secret Santa. I’ll be giving away the Essentials Travel Kit, be sure to enter the form below!

Who isn’t in need of a new lip balm in the winter months? This EOS Holiday set is around $10, and I’ve seen it at Loblaws! It makes a great gift for teachers or young teens as well.

For around $30, the Fresh Destination Sugar Lip kit is a wonderful value. You get three minis of Fresh’s iconic Sugar Lip Treatment, and can even break them apart to share. You can also offer a full size Fresh Zodiac Collection Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy collection. This item pairs perfectly with a new deck of tarot cards.

Best skincare gift sets for Christmas

This year, I was introduced to Laline, a body care brand from Israel. Their cornerstone ingredient is dead sea salt, combined with luxurious moisturizers. All month, I’ve been using the Dead Sea Minerals Salt Scrub with Argan Oil in the shower to remove dead skin. The packaging is so lovely, and perfect for gift-giving to bring the spa home.

I’m a MASSIVE fan of Fresh skincare. Their masks (black tea instant perfecting mask and rose face masks, specifically) are my holy grails for getting rid of winter lizzard skin. The Fresh Masks for Miles set is the ULTIMATE skincare gift. Featuring four different Fresh face masks and a scrub, it’s great for giving as a unit to the skincare obsessed or splitting up into skincare gift bags. The Mindful Masking Set (pictured above) is a more economical option, with my two favourites as well as the Lotus Youth Preserve Face Mask.

Best Value Beauty Gift Sets for Christmas 2018: Makeup and Palettes

This season, I have fallen completely in love with Laura Mercier’s holiday gift set offerings. The Laura Mercier Nights Out eyeshadow palette comes packaged in a luxurious golden case, and the shades are very unique. While I tend to stick to the left side of the palette, the deep emeralds and sapphire jewel tones are perfect for Holiday makeup looks or New Year’s Eve. At $69, it’s a beautiful luxury palette.

If you’re shopping for a novice makeup lover, the Laura Mercier Shadows & Brights Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection, is an amazing value for $50. I use this set for easy, 30 second eye-makeup look, using only my fingers! These minis are also great for travel.

The Pret-A-Powder Limited Edition Powder & Puff from Laura Mercier is also a lovely item to gift. With limited edition packaging, it offers a rich, golden glow and is great for darker shades. I’m giving away this product as well!

I’ve also become obsessed with the Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick, that came as a duo in the Velour A Deux Lip Duo Rose. This universally-flattering deep rose adds a moisturizing, matte finish to lips. I’ve added this lipstick to my top 10 favourites of all time!

In the luxury category, a Eye Colour Quad palette or Refining Pressed Powder from Clé de Peau Beauté’s Holiday line, Féeries d’Hiver is a lovely gift.

Another must-have palette this season is Urban Decay’s Born to Run palette. This eyeshadow palette has a ton of matte and metallic shades in a wide variety of colours.

Lastly, the Quo line from Shoppers Drug Mart has dozens of amazing beauty gifts. From makeup brushes to makeup sponge advent calendars, I love how this line is accessible, and you can shop late! The All About Eyes Kit has so many shadows and matching liners, while the Lip Gloss Trio and Lip Gloss Ornament make for the perfect stocking stuffer! I love picking up a couple extra items and keeping them on hand for last-minute gifts.

Enter to win a Laura Mercier Pret-A-Powder Limited Edition Powder & Puff and Burt’s Bees Essentials Travel set by filling out the form below:
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Disclosure: items featured were gifted to me, but opinions are all my own. I am under no obligation to post, and genuinely love all the products featured. Happy Holidays and good luck entering the giveaway! 

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  1. jgolds8712
    December 21, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    I love all your recco’s Nat!!! ?

  2. Athena
    December 21, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    This is a great list!!

  3. Maritess
    December 21, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    We are having family for the Holidays.

  4. Yihua Li
    December 23, 2018 / 5:27 am

    Having dinner with my family members!

  5. Amy Heffernan
    December 23, 2018 / 7:29 am

    Celebrating this year at home with the kids!

  6. heatherswanson
    December 23, 2018 / 7:51 am

    A meal with my mom,brother & special friends.

  7. Tabby72
    December 23, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I’m celebrating by visiting family and friends!

  8. Becky Sell
    December 23, 2018 / 9:32 am

    I’m celebrating by having a small dinner with my mom and dad.

  9. Sheila Foley
    December 23, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Doing the usual food and more food with family and friends?

  10. Lisa
    December 23, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    I am celebrating with a small group of family.

  11. Louise Gilbert
    December 23, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    spending a quite Christmas at home. We are not having Christmas till the 27th got to wait for the kids to come home

  12. Erin N
    December 23, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    I am celebrating Christmas with my sister and nephews this year and I am so, so excited! Merry Christmas!

  13. Kelly Kimmell
    December 23, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    I am celebrating Christmas with my daughter.

  14. Calvin F.
    December 23, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    Been a hectic month, family just got home, so celebrating low key with them, resting and catching up. Also chillin at home with the cat.

  15. ShariD
    December 23, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    I am going to dinner at my sister-in-laws.

  16. ami bruce
    December 23, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Celebrating with my kiddos and having my bf’s family over for dinner.

  17. Debbie Yoder
    December 23, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Celebrating with my husband and our good friends!

  18. julie_bolduc
    December 23, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    We are celebrating with my inlaws and parents

  19. 12carebear
    December 23, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Just a quiet day at home and then maybe going to the family gathering on boxing day but not sure. We celebrate Yule to so we had a family dinner that day and gifts for the kids

  20. Ashley B.
    December 23, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    We are going to be opening up presents with the kids bright and early, heading over to my parent’s to open presents and then my in-laws will join us there for us all to have dinner together!

  21. Jonnie
    December 23, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    We are doing our usual family celebration at home. We have our big turkey dinner on Christmas Eve then Christmas Day is all about presents, festive movies and all the treats we can stuff into our faces.

  22. Lorna Queen
    December 23, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Just me and my husband alone!

  23. Jessica W.
    December 23, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Luckily, our families live in town, so we are just visiting our family around our city.

  24. Luminous Angel
    December 23, 2018 / 9:23 pm

    I’m away from family working – but with my husband – so a quiet, romantic holiday!

  25. Meghan Vandenbussche
    December 23, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    celebrating with close family <3

  26. pinksuzanne
    December 23, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I am hosting Christmas this year and my kids and grandkids are coming to our house for a week. It will be a great time.

  27. Mara Donnachie
    December 23, 2018 / 9:53 pm

    Going to my boyfriend’s grandparents and having dinner and gift giving.

  28. Shelley Butcher
    December 24, 2018 / 3:00 am

    Celebrating with my grandkids!

  29. cynthiac
    December 24, 2018 / 6:30 am

    I’m hosting the family for our holiday dinner.

  30. Jenness M
    December 24, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I’m journeying to my parents!

  31. susan1215
    December 24, 2018 / 8:17 pm

    We are going to my SIL’s house for Christmas.

  32. Elaine
    December 24, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Will be spending it at my parents house

  33. Lauren Peterson
    December 24, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    I’m working most overnights, but we’re having my fiance’s kids over tomorrow for lunch, so we can still sleep before work 🙂

  34. ivy pluchinsky
    December 25, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    I’m celebrating with family!

    December 25, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    We are haing family in for dinner and will visit our family and friends that live nearby.

  36. Sharon Schoepe
    December 25, 2018 / 10:59 pm

    We are spending a quiet holiday at home

  37. Juliee Fitze
    December 26, 2018 / 4:22 am

    Spend the day with my family at my sisters.

  38. billiondollarprincesss
    December 26, 2018 / 11:36 am

    I will be spending time with the family at my mother’s.

  39. Sarah p
    December 26, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    I spent time with both sides of my family. It was so great to see everyone.

  40. Linda Svarovsky
    December 26, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Spending time with family and cooking a holiday dinner.

  41. Gillian Morgan
    December 26, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    My family is hosting Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years.

  42. Heidi C.
    December 27, 2018 / 1:37 am

    We are hosting on Christmas Day.

  43. Kristy R.
    December 27, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    We are staying home this year. My Mother in law is visiting. 🙂

  44. Krista Miller
    December 27, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Karaoke party with friends & family! And turkey dinner of course.

  45. Darlene Carbajal
    December 27, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Celebrating with family!

  46. BeautyDiaries01
    December 27, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Spending time with my family <3

  47. rosannepm
    December 28, 2018 / 12:21 am

    All of my sons and their families were home for 4-5 days. 15 people here to celebrate Rosanne

  48. binabug
    December 28, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I always take the week off of work because we generally only work two days, and that way I’m only loosing two days pay.

  49. Lisa Pecora
    December 28, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    I went to ( and still have a few more) holiday parties.

  50. Megan Zuchowski
    December 28, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I am spending time at home with family

  51. Dericka Buckels
    December 28, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I’m spending New Years with my family. We’ll probably go to a nice restaurant and pop fireworks.

  52. Judy
    December 28, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    Just keeping it really low key this holiday .spending time with friends

  53. Julie Lynn
    December 28, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Unfortunately I am working New Years Eve night.

  54. Christina Ferguson
    December 28, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    We are celebrating the holidays with friends and family this year.

  55. Stacey Roberson
    December 28, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    We spent the holidays at home this year. It was nice to be able to relax and not worry about going anywhere.

  56. inkchick
    December 28, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    I have spent a very low-key holiday season with just a close family friend.

  57. Marilyn Nawara
    December 28, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I’m celebrating the holidays close to home with family and friends. Lots of parties and fun!

  58. Robyn B.
    December 28, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    I will be celebrating with my whole family at my house.

  59. Sandy Bonesteel
    December 29, 2018 / 4:32 am

    We will spend the holidays with family.

  60. Debra Branigan
    December 29, 2018 / 9:40 am

    We are spending the holidays at home. We had one set of the family over at Christmas and will have “2nd” Christmas on the 30th when another family visits.

  61. debbiewelchert
    December 29, 2018 / 11:37 am

    We are staying home this year. We will be having lots of food and goodies with my whole family.

  62. mrsmchappell
    December 29, 2018 / 11:58 am

    We are spending the holidays at home together, enjoying lots of baked goodies and board games!

  63. GJordan
    December 29, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    I will be at home with my daughter watching Anderson Cooper

  64. Dana Rodriguez
    December 29, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    We have a party to attend NYE at a neighbors. Happy Holidays!

  65. jlenhart
    December 29, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    I will be working and spending time with family.

  66. favgreen
    December 29, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    We are actually expecting family any sec. for a later Christmas celebration…Sushi is on the menu!

  67. Aaron
    December 29, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    I am celebrating very little, staying quiet and safe. Happy holidays to you and yours.

  68. gmoney222
    December 29, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    We had a family get together at my brother home for Christmas Eve. Don’t do much for new years eve to many drunks on the road.

  69. Laurie Nykaza
    December 29, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    We will stay at home with family and friends dropping by for holidays

  70. Wanda Bergman
    December 30, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    We will be celebrating with all of our family at our house this year.

  71. tiffany dayton
    December 30, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Cooking a big dinner for friends and family.And of course opening presents!

  72. Tara
    December 30, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I spent the holidays with family and just actually saw my son this past weekend so everything was nice. Not sure what I am doing for NYE thought!

  73. Mary
    December 30, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    Spent the holidays with my close family members. Very low key this year…it was nice, less stress!

  74. Antoinette M
    December 30, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    I am spending the holidays with my family.

  75. tammy S
    December 31, 2018 / 12:04 am

    I will be spending time at home watching movies & relaxing the time off my husband has

  76. Debbie Penney
    December 31, 2018 / 4:04 am

    I am spending the holidays with my family.

  77. Diane Leavey Wolf
    December 31, 2018 / 8:00 am

    Just staying at home and having the family over, all I need <3

  78. Amy
    December 31, 2018 / 8:53 am

    We are spending the holidays with family and friends.

  79. Teresa Kunberger
    December 31, 2018 / 11:14 am

    We had lots and lots of family time from gifts to movies and games it was lovely

  80. Francine Anchondo
    December 31, 2018 / 11:39 am

    Spent it with family

  81. Brenda Elsner
    December 31, 2018 / 11:55 am

    I am spending it with family!!

  82. Mel
    December 31, 2018 / 11:58 am

    I am spending time with my family and friends.

  83. mail4rosey
    December 31, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Everyone camped out at my oldest son’s house so we could watch my granddaughter open her presents on Christmas morning. 🙂

  84. jacquelyncannon
    December 31, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I am spending the holidays with close family, my church family and close friends.

  85. Virginia Hildreth
    December 31, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    I’m celebrating the Holiday with close family and friends.

  86. December 31, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Spending time at home with my husband.

  87. donna porter
    December 31, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    We are spending the Holidays with family and friends at home this year.

  88. Lushka Smith
    December 31, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Celebrating the holidays with family and a few close friends.

  89. Tara Gauthier
    December 31, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    We enjoyed a nice relaxing Holiday at home, just me, hubby and the kids!

  90. Amy
    December 31, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    I celebrated the holidays with my kids at great Wolf Lodge.

  91. Mira
    December 31, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    I’ll be celebrating with my newborn daughter at home this year!

  92. Cynthia Whipple
    December 31, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    i got to see or talk to all my loved ones.

  93. Bonny McDevitt
    December 31, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    Me and my 7 year old daughter are watching movies together till midnight!

  94. honeypie411
    December 31, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    We are celebrating with family time.

  95. Laurie Emerson
    December 31, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    We are celebrating at home with friends and family visiting.

  96. Ann Marie
    December 31, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    My holiday celebrations have been rather low-key thus far. I have a very small family, and ended up spending Christmas with only my mom and dad. There weren’t many presents, and we hadn’t done much by way of food or decor, but it was still wonderful to be able to spend those lovely moments together.

  97. Anita
    December 31, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    I have been celebrating with my family with a dinner, gifts , sings and watching holiday movies

  98. hofken
    December 31, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Spending New Year’s Eve watching old musicals with my hubby.

  99. starzine
    December 31, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    Spending time with family.

  100. aekz2
    December 31, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    I’ll be home with my family.

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