If you’re still looking for affordable beauty gifts, you should probably head out to your local Shoppers Drug Mart or Loblaws ASAP.
For the manicure-obsessed
Save them another expensive trip to the nail salon and pick up the Joe Fresh Gel Look Polish ($5). The 2017 Holiday collection includes 8 festive, but neutral-friendly shades that can be worn all-year round. The formula delivers that UV gel polish finish without the extra hassle of a lamp—making it chip resistant, long-lasting, and a perfect stocking stuffer! Current fave colors are Pink Wish and Mauve-ulous! (Find these at your local Loblaws, Provigo, Superstore, or Maxi&Cie!)
For the jetsetter
One thing jetsetters know is that traveling takes a major toll on your skin. All that stress, recycled air, airport grime, and fluctuating climates wrecks havoc all over. But, carrying a giant tub of body cream and nourishing soap is a waste of precious cargo space, so instead, give them the gift of travel-size and happy skin with Soap & Glory Holiday sets. The Wait On Hand & Foot Duo ($12) has the HAND FOOD Hand Cream and the HEEL Genius Foot Cream (both 50ml containers) that will keep those traveling limbs silky smooth.
If you want to go all out, the Special-Edition Soaper Heroes ($24) is filled with travel-sized minis that will keep anyone’s skin squeaky clean and well moisturized. The set includes CLEAN ON ME Shower Gel, THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE Body Buffer, RICH & FOAMOUS Body Wash, SUGAR CRUSH Body Wash pod, RIGHTEOUS BUTTER, and HAND FOOD Hand Cream.
For the makeup fanatic
Ok, you don’t have to spend a bazillion dollars on your makeup fanatics—Quo‘s 2017 Holiday Collection is a serious head-spinner (30 pieces to choose from), and everything is under $80. If they prefer surprises, Quo’s 12 Days of Beauty ($40) is a no-brainer, but if you prefer specific gift sets, keep reading!
All about the lips
If you want to wow the lipstick hoarder, make sure to go for the Quo Lip Gloss Bar ($20) or the Liquid Lipstick Bar ($20). They both include 8 mini lippies with colors that range from neutral to fire engine red. If you’re looking for stocking stuffer material, the Quo Luxury Lipstick Wadrobe ($30) comes with 4 full-sized lipsticks in some of the most flattering shades.
All about the base
Set them up for success with these base products that will make them (basically) froth at the mouth with excitement. The Quo Illuminating Palette and the Face Sculpting Palette both go for $22 each and they include 6 product pans per palette—which is huge! If you’re feeling generous, the Quo Artisan Brush Set ($79) will make anyone jump up and down. It comes with 10 brushes that will take base make-up from ok to flawless! If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, any of Quo’s Blending Sponges ($8) will do just fine. Of course, if you hope to touch on everything (eyes, lips, and face), the Beauty On The Go Trio ($35) is a major must-have!
Window to the soul
Can’t forget the eyes when you’re shopping for the makeup fanatic. Quo’s All About Eyes Shadow Palette ($22) is a great beginner’s kit with shades that are friendly to use and easy to blend. If you want to step it up, Quo’s Deluxe Eye & Face Palette ($45) is a great multi-tasking product that keeps things organized in color quadrants (super user-friendly).
But, don’t forget, the eyes are important, but the brows are the cherry on top, so make sure to include either the Brow Essential Kit ($10) or the Deluxe Brow Sculpting Set ($20)!