From stocking fillers to Secret Santa must-haves, these present ideas are both thoughtful & budget-friendly

When it comes to budget beauty buys that don’t scrimp on quality, we’ve got you covered. Our team are always championing the fact that brilliant beauty needn’t come with a hefty price tag. And, with the cost of living rising, it’s no surprise we’re starting to think about Christmas presents that give us more bang for our buck.

Enter our expertly curated edit of affordable Christmas gifts any beauty addict is sure to love, selected from the winning and nominated brands and products from this year’s Boots Beauty Awards. Whether they’ve been chosen for their amazing customer reviews or their bestseller status, there’s a perfect pressie for all.

From the TikTok-approved complexion sponge that helps you deliver an airbrushed finish to the hair mask that promises to add unrivalled shine and lustre to overstyled strands, we’ve created your go-to round-up of fabulous Christmas beauty buys under £10. Scroll on for all the beauty award-approved goodness…

10 of the best Christmas gifts under £10 from Boots

Covering stocking fillers to Secret Santa ideas and more, here are 10 Christmas beauty must-buys that loved ones and your bank balance will thank you for.

Have these ideas inspired you to do a wider Christmas shop? Then get yourself wrapping-paper ready with our full range of gift ideas to take your Christmas presents up a notch.

Revolution Pout Bomb Plumping Gloss

• Available in six shades

• Contains vitamin E

• Cruelty-free

Pucker up, because this gorgeous gloss makes an ideal Secret Santa gift for a beauty lover. Choose from six “your lips but better” shades of high-shine pigment that work to plump with just a single sweep. Plus, it’s formulated with vitamin E for added nourishment.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

• Features three surfaces

• Anti-microbial properties

• Latex-free foam technology

A TikTok favourite, this complexion sponge is the beauty insiders’ secret to a smooth, airbrushed base. And make no mistake – it’s not just any old sponge. This blender features three distinct surfaces that allow for three different ways to apply your foundation. Whether it’s the rounded sides for expert blending, dabbing and stippling, the flat edge for expert contouring, or even the precision tip that allows for impressive blemish coverage, this product is going to be their (or your) new beauty BFF. Pop it on your Santa list too.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum Boost Sheet Mask 

• Contains one mask

• Enriched with Matrixyl 3000 Plus, pro-retinol, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C

This sheet mask makes the ultimate stocking filler. Brimming with active skincare goodies like vitamin C for brightening and hyaluronic acid for hydrating, your skin will be left looking radiant and glowing. Our top tip? Gently massage the remaining serum into the face and neck until fully absorbed for the most effective results. We like to apply ours on Christmas evening to refresh and replenish after one too many glasses of bubbly.

Pantene Grow Strong & Long Keratin Hair Mask With Bamboo & Biotin

• Size: 160ml

Christmas parties can lead to excess heat styling, ultimately leaving our hair lacking lustre. It’s no wonder then, that we’re reaching for this luxurious mask that’s enriched with nourishing biotin and bamboo. Simply apply to lengths and ends for soft, swish-worthy locks that really shine. And while there’s no denying that it does make the perfect Christmas gift, we’ve a sneaky suspicion we may be keeping this one for ourselves (sorry, not sorry).

17. Eye Shadow Palette 030 Browns

• Size: 7.2g

• Contains nine shades

• Suitable for vegans

Give the gift of nostalgia with this 17. eyeshadow palette. We can confirm that the brand has come a long way since we used it the first time around. One of our favourites from the relaunch? It’s got to be this super-compact palette. Apply a lighter beige in the inner corner of the eye and follow with a sweep of darker brown over the crease. The results? A beautiful, smokey eye with minimal effort.

YourGoodSkin Vitamin C & Green Tea Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

• Size: 125ml

• Dermatologically tested

A little luxury is always appreciated, making this hot cloth cleanser from YourGoodSkin a thoughtful Christmas present for someone in need of some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Formulated with vitamin C (our favourite for bright, glowing skin), just a pea-sized amount helps remove make-up, excess oils and daily impurities with ease. Follow by wiping with the hot cloth and take a second to appreciate a treasured moment of calm during the busiest season of the year.

NYX Professional Makeup Eye Lash Curler

• Size: 37g

For Christmas party-ready peepers look no further than this eye lash curler – a must-have tool in the kits of make-up artists. Just gently grip the curler onto lashes, clamp down (it’s not as scary as it sounds – it’s more a tiny squeeze), leave for a few seconds, then slowly open to reveal the magic lift. For a festive gift combo, why not pair with their favourite mascara and lash primer?

L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Detox Face Mask Charcoal

• Size: 50ml

• Contains montmorillonite, ghassoul and kaolin clays

Forget snow, all we want is glowy skin this Christmas, which is why we’re reaching for this mask from L'Oréal Paris. Enriched with three types of clay combined with charcoal, a thin layer twice a week is all that’s needed for a party-ready complexion. We’re talking cleansed pores and skin that looks fresh and beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to find this under their Christmas tree?

W7 Romanced Eye Colour Palette

• Contains 14 shades

• Metallic glitters to matte shadows

Yet another pretty palette that’s sure to evoke cries of joy on Christmas morning, W7's romantic-themed eyeshadows are as beautiful as the name suggests. The combination of peachy, natural tones with intoxicating splashes of sweet pinks and glinting golds has something for everyone – whether their preferred make-up is simple and muted, or marked by a trending splash of colour. And as for those textures? Think everything from sparkling metallic glitters to creamy mattes. Boost the pigment by wetting your make-up brush with a setting spray before application. Oh hey, eye-catching colour that won’t budge.

Champneys Slumber Body Balm

• Size: 300ml

• Do not apply to irritated or broken skin

A fabulous budget-friendly Christmas gift for the person who has it all. This nourishing body balm will bring a little spa-worthy pampering to the comfort of their bathroom. Apply post-bath, and enjoy its deliciously lightweight texture, as well as its relaxing scent. It’s sure to make quite the impression for all the right reasons. We’re stocking up.

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