Blogmas Day 15: The Budget Gift Guide

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Yesterday you saw the pricey stuff, so today I’ll share with you the best gifts with the best value for those shopping on a budget this Christmas! I love receiving gifts like this just as much as the luxe gifts, and they’re so much friendlier on your wallet during the holiday season!

The key to drugstore and budget shopping is knowing which brands have great holiday collections and gift sets, and where to get them! Whether it be Shopper’s Drug Mart, Rexall, Walmart, or online the realm of budget beauty gifts is endless!

Some of my favourite gift sets for the holiday season are brush sets. Being a true lover of Real Techniques brushes I think these make amazing gifts! Real Techniques can be found at Rexall locations in Canada, and for the holiday season keep your eye out for some limited edition sets such as the Deluxe Set for $30 or the well loved and always available Core Collection and Starter Set for $18 each. If you can’t find these set’s at your local Rexall then try online as well!

One brand that’s really killing it lately is NyxI’ve loved Nyx for a few years now but it’s relatively new to Canada. For this holiday season check out the new Nyx Butt Naked Eye and Cheek Palettes and gift sets available at Shopper’s Drug Mart for only $27. Or you can visit one of Nyx’s new flagship stores in Canada at either Queen St. West in Toronto or at Square One Mall! Powders, blushers, or the coveted lip creams galore!

For those nail polish addicts keep an eye out for Essie gift sets as well. I’ve seen quite a few different sets at various drug store locations, all at a reasonably low price. It generally works out to getting one of the polishes for free! And if you don’t see any sets that you like, then why not create your own? Places like Sally’s Beauty Supply and Trade Secret’s always have deals on polishes from last season!

And last but not least, take a look at the new products in the makeup aisle! There are some amazing new lippys and mascaras from both Maybelline and L’Oreal as well as so much more! Chuck a few of these in your basket and you’ll be the favourite gifter this holiday season! Beauty gifts don’t have to be expensive!

What are your favourite budget beauty gift sets out there this holiday season?

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