5 best bang-for-your-buck beauty gifts

The beauty industry at Christmas is so intense and so crazy that it can be so hard to find awesome gift sets among the unbelievable amounts of gifts available. However I decided I would find my 5 favourite ones which save you a decent amount of money which hopefully give you some ideas and hope in this shit show that is the beauty space during the holidays!

Benefit “Sweeten Up Buttercup” Gift Set


  • Full sized Bad Gal Bang mascara (£21.50 for 8.5g)
  • Full sized Porefessional (£27.50 for 22ml)
  • Full sized Gimme Brow in Medium (£20.50 for 3g)
  • Mini Hoola Bronzer (usually £25.50 for 8g but the mini works out to be £12.75

The price of the gift set: £34.50

The worth of the gift set: £82.25

Amount saved from buying gift instead of individual products: £47.75

This gift set is available at Debenhams, John Lewis, Look Fantastic, ASOS, and Boots

Peter Thomas Roth “Meet Your Mask” Gift set


  • Cucumber gel mask (14ml)
  • Rose stem cell mask (14ml)
  • Pumpkin enzyme mask (14ml)
  • Irish moor mud purifying black mask (14ml)
  • 24K gold mask (14ml)
  • Blue marine algae mask (14ml)

The gift set costs £22 and the amount of the masks would cost £26.18 which is a saving of £4.18. This may not seem like a massive savings however it is an affordable way to try masks which are usually between £43.50-£77 without having to buy one of each pot which would cost you £324 which is a hell of a lot of money

This gift set is available at Beauty Bay

Real Techniques “Everyday Essentials Set”


  • 400 Blush Brush (£9.99)
  • Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99)
  • 300 Deluxe Crease Brush (£5.50)
  • 402 Setting Brush (£7.99)
  • 200 Expert Face Brush (£8.99)

Price of gift set: £19.99

Worth of gift set: £38.46

Amount saved from buying gift set instead of individual products: £18.47

Available at Superdrug, Boots, Real Techniques and Selfridges.

Soap and Glory “The Mask Force” Five Gift Set


  • Bright and Beautiful Sheet Mask (£4.00)
  • Puffy Eye Attack Under-Eye Mask (£3.50)
  • Speed Plump Miracle Moisture Mask (£4.00)
  • The Fab Pore Pore-Refining Sheet Mask
  • What A Peeling Purifying Peel-Off Mask

Cost of gift set: £12.50

Worth of gift set: 19.50

Amount saved by buying gift set and not individual products: £7

Available in Boots

First Aid Beauty “Love your fab skin” gift set


  • Face cleanser (£2.99 as it is around 0.11p per ml)
  • Facial Radiance pads x 60 (£24)
  • Ultra Repair Face Moisturiser (£19)
  • Ultra Repair Lip Therapy (£10)
  • Facial Radiance Intensive Peel (£5.76 because it is 0.60p per ml)

Cost of gift set: £34

Worth of gift set: £61.75

Amount saved: £27.75

Available at ASOS, and Feel Unique

That was my thoughts on the 5 best bang for your buck beauty gift sets for Christmas season 2018. You can put these on your Christmas lists or buy them as presents for your beauty lovers in your life. I tried to add a mixture of make up, skincare and brushes so that it covers more interests.

Thank you so much for reading this post today and I hope to see you around these parts again soon!

Alex x


  1. OMG, I love all of these! I was like ooh I’ll comment on this one, NO WAIT, this one. So now I just have to comment on all of them! lol. I NEED that brush set. It’s the perfect combination of brushes needed. I also love that “love your fab skin” and will most likely purchase it for three friends and myself this holiday season! Such a great post!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and for commenting, I’m glad you liked the post! Yeah these were some of my Christmas wish list and I was like wow it’s gonna save some money getting the set and I decided to make a post on it! If you do get any for yourself please let me know on Twitter or Instagram @allthingsalexx_ because I would LOVE to know! Alex x


    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I felt like it was important to show how the set could save you money and also where to get it from so it was easy for the reader. Alex x

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and commented Geraldine. Yeah I think they would be lovely gifts and it would save you a little bit of money to buy them as gifts! Alex x

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    1. Yeah they’re such great brushes honestly and I have these in my Christmas list because they are just the staple brushes anyone could need! Xx


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