The best beauty gifts under $150: Christmas edit.

by Afterpay
Nov 26, 2023      7 min read

It’s that time of year again: the festive frenzy is kicking into high gear, and the race to tick off your Christmas shopping list has begun. But let’s face it – among the twinkling lights and holiday cheer, panic buying can be the party crasher of the holiday season. 

We’ve all been there, rushing through crowded stores in a desperate search for last-minute gifts while muttering to ourselves that next year will be different. The trolley ends up full, but your nervous system is shot from the stress of it all. 

We can do better this year. Shop online (away from the chaos) or in-store with Afterpay, starting with this handy guide to the best beauty gifts under $150.  

Christmas beauty gift sets for your gals.

Sure, the festive season is all about celebrating with family, but what about those mates who turn into family? You could gather your squad for a bottomless brunch or a weekend away or give them a simple gift that says, “I get you, babe”. 

The friend who’s all about her look will appreciate some new beauty tools or a holiday hair transformation thanks to Olaplex’s Strong Days Ahead Hair Kit. If she’s the one with the lips, she’ll love a lip repair hamper that includes a sexy gloss and some sun protection to boot. 

If your gal deserves a glow-up (who doesn’t?), you can’t go past the Super Glow pack from The Beauty Chef. Straight fire when it comes to Christmas beauty sets, this duo pack will strengthen her skin from within while enhancing her natural beauty. Pro gift-giving tip: bag one for yourself.  

The best beauty products for men.

Of course, we’ve got beauty goodies fit for the fellas, too. Our standout choice is Inspire by No. Emploi – a peppery and zesty scent from internet duo The Inspired Unemployed. The lads are donating 100% of profits to those in need and calling for submissions from people and charities doing it tough for a chance to win a share of sales proceeds. Now that’s giving with purpose. 

If your man prefers to groom his face than slap on a scent, gift him a premium beard trimmer. Meridian’s The Trimmer is waterproof, oh-so-precise and comes in a bundle, so it gets our vote. Plus, the sage Pantone is cute and looks great. 

If he’s into skincare (or needs some), there are plenty of men’s essential skincare kits around. Start with something simple, like Kheil’s Fresh Start Essentials Gift Set, or flex your skills to bundle up some men’s beauty products that’ll make him fight you for the mirror. 

Australian beauty products that don’t miss.

Our country produces some of the best beauty products around, so it makes sense to shop locally and support homegrown brands this Chrissie. 

When it comes to natural ingredients, Aussie brands like Sand & Sky continue to serve up the goods. Their Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask shot them to fame globally and remains a cult favourite for good reason. Made with pure Australian clay, it contains zero nasties and promises a facial detox and tighter pores in just 10 minutes. 

For sun lovers, Naked Sundays Glow Mist is a no-brainer. It’s a sunscreen you can spritz over makeup for extra UV protection on beach days and every day in between.  

If supplements are more their jam, there’s a pretty solid line-up of Aussie brands to choose from. We love Edible Beauty’s Native Collagen Powder, which packages up a plant-based blend of vitamin C and antioxidants to boost natural collagen production. More of that, please!

Wrap up your glow-up with Afterpay. 

Giving the gift of beauty (inside and out) doesn’t have to be a frantic dash or a budget-buster this Christmas. Whether you’re buying for that special person or popping something under the tree for yourself, you can buy now and pay in four easy instalments with Afterpay. 

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