6 Secret Santa Ideas from Adore Beauty

Guys, it’s time to stop giving tacky mugs and chocolate-pooping reindeer as secret santa presents. Just because the point of secret santa is to stay secret, does not mean you can hide behind the veil of anonymity and give terrible presents. We need to take a stand against the inevitable disappointment many receive after spending weeks looking forward to secret santa, wondering who picked their name and what they might get, only to receive another pair of light-up tree earrings. We know that one was you, Carol.

Adore Beauty stock loads of trending and cult beauty brands, like Benefit Cosmetics, Becca and Clinique, and have plenty of secret santa (and other gifting) ideas for under $30. They’re an Australian company that offer free-same day shipping, so you don’t have to stress about your gift arriving on time. What we’re saying is you can buy an awesome christmas present for someone, for under $30, without even leaving the couch. There’s no excuses this year, Carol.

We’ve worked with Adore Beauty to pick six of our favourite Secret Santa gift ideas to inspire you to give a little more this Christmas.

img_0446Circa Home Mango & Papaya Miniature Candle $14.95
Sure, you might not be able to afford to gift someone a tropical island holiday this Christmas, but you can sure make them feel like you did with this fruity and exotic candle. Give this candle as a secret santa and they can sit back on the couch, light it up and pretend they’re sipping mango daiquiris on the beach in the Bahamas.

img_0455O&M Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque Mini $10.95
With summer comes dry, damaged hair. But things don’t have to be that way with this O&M moisture masque that uses sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, argan oil and macadamia oil to restore moisture and alleviate frizz. Give the gift of fabulous, commercial-worthy hair this Christmas and smile in satisfaction as you see your secret santa swooshing their shiny locks around with newfound confidence.

img_0450Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick $22
Is your secret santa always going on about beauty vloggers? Does she love the Kardashians, and is always checking her compact to ensure her makeup is on point? If you answered yes to any of the above, this is the secret santa present for  you. Gerard Cosmetics have developed a matte liquid lipstick that is highly pigmented with a velvet finish, to help achieve that so-hot-right-now matte look without drying and cracking your lips. Available in a variety of nude shades and statement colours, make your secret santa feel like Chloe Morello while barely spending over $20.

img_0444Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mini $20
This pocket-sized mascara is perfect for the girl on the go who is always travelling or running late to things. The Roller Lash mascara has been a favourite of makeup artists and makeup hopefuls for years, with its innovate brush design that helps you grab every lash and long-lasting formula. Give this to our secret santa and hope they save a few minutes each day by doing their mascara on their way to see you, rather than keeping you waiting that extra 5-10 minutes.

img_0452Glasshouse Montego Bay Hand Creme $24.95
Gosh, don’t we all love the smell of a Glasshouse candle. They can make the most drab of rooms seem like a Park Avenue penthouse with their exotic scents and sleek packaging. Unfortunately you can’t bring a burning candle with you everywhere you go, so to answer your aromatherapy needs we give you the Glasshouse Hand Creme range. The Montego Bay scent is one of our favourites, with a zesty smell of coconut and lime. Give your secret santa soft and supple hands this Christmas, and try not to smell their hands every time you see them.

img_0456ModelCo Magic Makeup Blender $14
If you find yourself constantly staring at your secret santa’s foundation line, do them a favour and buy them a Magic Makeup Blender. These babies have taken many a cake-face to an angel-face, as with just a little water the sponge expands and allows the user to achieve a fully-blended face with high-coverage. This is one time when it’s okay to be grateful your identity is hidden in secret santa, as you never have to answer awkward questions from your friend as they realise this present is probably a subtle hint.

To browse Adore Beauty’s full range of cosmetics and shop their holiday gifting, visit the website here.

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