Sunday, 7 December 2014

Ellis Tuesday's Christmas Gift Guide: Secret Santa (Under £10)


Secret Santa Gift Guide Under £10

From the top of the tree to the bottom: Left to rightThe Body Shop Perry The Penguin Bath Sponge £5 - Ted Baker Sweet Treat Purse Spray Mia* £10 - The Body Shop Bob The Polar Bear Bath Sponge £4 - Lush Snow Fairy £7.50 - Chapstick Awesome Lips Kit* £4.25 - W7 Loads of Lashes* £4.95 - Lush Santa's Lip Scrub* £5.50 Rodial Glam Balm Lip Christmas Tree Decoration* Was £14 Now £7 Lush Joy to The World* £8.50 - W7 It's Christmas Nail Polish* £4.95 - The Body Shop Glazed Apple Lip Gloss* £7

Shopping, when it comes to Secret Santa gifts, tends to be a bit of a palaver every year. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way which is why I decided to challenge myself to see what could really be bought this Christmas on a Secret Santa budget, hence why this very gift guide was born. 

Most of the time you really don't know the person well enough to pluck for a properly personal gift and then there's the traditional Secret Santa budget, which is normally under £10. If you're doing Secret Santa this year and the budget is £5 then I have also got you covered as all of the gifts included in this gift guide are less than £10, with a few even being under or around the £5 mark.

My fail safe Secret Santa gift regardless of who you're buying for has to be a Lush gift set. Not only are there several under the £10 Secret Santa remit but all of the hard work is really done for you as it's already wrapped (absolutely beautifully might I add) and ready to go. And whilst you're in Lush don't forget about the other Christmas additions to the Lush range. Snow Fairy is my latest obsession and Santa's Lip Scrub is another ideal Secret Santa addition (and just shy of £5). 

Then there's The Body Shop who never fail to impress, especially at Christmas. Just look at how cute the little penguin and polar bear bath sponges are! I'm also loving the entire Glazed Apple range and the lip gloss from that range hasn't left my side (or lips) recently. 

If you're buying for someone who loves Christmas as much as they love their beauty products then you can do no wrong with the Rodial Glam Balm Lip Christmas Tree Decoration. Just imagine that hanging on their Christmas tree. And believe it or not, you can also get a brilliant perfume for £10, albeit a purse spray but nonetheless, the Ted Baker Mia scent is so beautiful and just look at the packaging too.

W7 also have you covered this Christmas with the most festive nail polish imaginable called It's Christmas (expect a full review of this very soon) and some great sets, such as the lashes one which I've featured.

If you enjoyed seeing some of the smaller gifts that can be found this year then I will be doing a gift guide dedicated to stocking fillers on the 21st and trust me it is definitely worth the wait. Next Sunday's Christmas Gift Guide is all about the best of the best when it comes to Christmas gift sets too, so if that's what you've still to buy then keep an eye out for that post.

Are you participating in Secret Santa this year? If so, what do you have in mind for your recipient? Did this post provide you with some shopping inspiration? What do you think of the products that I've featured?

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  1. The two sponges are so cute! And the Lush Joy To The World looks so sweet, definitely a good secret santa!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Aren't they India? :) They should make sponges like that all year round I think!

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  2. I have bought the sponges for my little girl as I think she would love them. You really do have some great ideas here xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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    1. Aww that's so cute Charli! :) I am sure she will absolutely love them!
      Thank you very much.

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  3. Oh those Body Shop bath sponges are adorable!! I wonder if they sell them over here in Australia! x

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    1. I would definitely check as I'm sure that they are selling them in most Body Shops stores! :) Fingers crossed Mandy!

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  4. Ah this is such a good idea. I've got a secret santa to buy for and literally have no idea, so I think I'm going pop to lush! Great post xx

    Honeypot Blogs

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  5. Coming to leave you some love! What a great gift guide post! I'm a huge fan of Snowfairy but I think at this point, who isnt?! lol Also a huge fan of the Ted Baker fragrances! YAY :) x

    Lucie xx
    Fatbeautyx | Plus Size Fashion & Beauty Blogger & Vlogger

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    1. Thank you very much Lucie! :)
      Hehe. Snow Fairy is so amazing!

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  6. I wish I would have seen this before I bought my secret satas's gift! Some lovely ideas here, still might get some of the things you have mentioned for my family members just as a little something, my sister loves penguins so she'd love the bath sponge!

    www.hayleyeszti.com

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    1. Aww thanks Hayley! :) The penguin sponge would be perfect then!

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    1. Aren't they Amy? :) I love how cute everything is!

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  8. Aww the bath sponges are adorable! I'd feel terrible using their poor bodies to scrub my armpits! Xxxx

    Velveteenroses.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hehehe. I know exactly what you mean Emma! Maybe they would work just as well to decorate the tree or bathroom! :)

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  9. This is a really great gift guide! I love snow fairy - it's my favourite LUSH Christmas product

    Sophie x | sophhskii.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie! :) I'm really loving Snow Fairy too! It smells amazing!!

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  10. Hi Ellis, such a cute gifts ideas - I love Lush Snow fairy. xx

    http://www.annanuttall.com/

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    1. I'm glad to hear that Anna! :) Me too!

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  11. Love your picks. The Ted Baker Perfume is so nice & LUSH treats are always welcome in my stocking
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Vicki! :) I feel the exact same about Lush treats! Hehe.

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  12. Ah thanks for the inspiration - I hate buying secret santas! Those body shop sponges are the cutest!!

    Bethany Georgina

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    1. No problem at all Beth! :) Glad to hear that this post was of some help!

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  13. These are lovely ideas for a secret santa and I would love to get any of these!! Snow Fairy shower gel is amazing!!!

    Emma xx

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    1. Thank you so much Emma! :)
      It really is!

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