16 Budget-Friendly Secret Santa and Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is here and so is the tradition of exchanging gifts, either mysteriously or with grandeur. Yes, we are talking about the custom of Secret Santa. However, once the excitement starts fading, the thought of finding the best Christmas gifts for your near and dear ones, throws is into panic mode. Between planning a kickass Christmas party and arranging the most delicious plum cake, choosing Secret Santa gifts for colleagues can easily slip your mind. Don’t fret! Whether you have forgotten to select gifts for your workmates or simply need help with picking the best gifts, we have got you covered. In this piece, you will find an ultimate compilation of Secret Santa gift ideas for colleagues as well as Christmas gifts for friends and family. So, instead of taking the traditional route of gifting coffee mugs, chocolates, show pieces, etc. bring luminosity to the face of your loved ones. Pick any of these makeup, skincare, and hair care items and see how their face brightens just like the Christmas lights.

Christmas & Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Women

• Makeup Items as Christmas Gifts

Want to surprise your ‘makeup obsessed' colleague? Gift her a makeup kit that includes primer, foundation, concealer, kajal, and mascara. And boys, you can prepare this kit as a Christmas gift for your girlfriend as well. On this note, let’s look at some of the best options that you can pack as Christmas or Secret Santa gifts.

• Primer:

To achieve a flawless makeup look, creating a base is essential. Hence, choose a face primer as one of the many Christmas gifts and help your special person or work bestie set the base makeup like a pro. Primer helps smooth pores and blur fine lines and acts as the smooth base for the products you’ll apply next. We recommend you to go for the L'Oréal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Prime.

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• Foundation:

Foundation is the second pillar (the first being the primer) of face makeup, and helps to create an even-toned base. So, end your search for Secret Santa gifts for women and wrap primer and foundation and gift it along with some chocolates. You can choose from the range of Infallible 24H Matte Cover Foundation and go for shades like 105 Natural Beige, 108 Caramel Beige as per her skin tone.

Infallible 24H Matte Cover Foundation (105 Natural Beige)

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• Concealer:

While packing Secret Santa gifts for women, you can add one more item to the list to complete the makeup kit. Concealers hide dark spots, blemishes, pigmentation, and all sorts of imperfections on your face. So, present your perfectionist colleague a concealer along with primer and foundation and help her get a flawless makeup look. We recommend you go with the range of L'Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer and select from the three shades 312, 314, and 317.

Infallible Full Wear Concealer 312

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• Highlighter:

It’s time add a shimmery glow and make your work bestie’s face shine brighter than the Christmas star by gifting her a highlighter. We recommend you to select the L'Oréal Paris Le Blush Bar Highlighter 16 Passionate.

Le Blush Bar Highlighter 16 Passionate

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• Kajal:

Kajal as a makeup accessory beautifies eyes and accentuates your natural features. It is one of the basic products that every woman wears on a daily basis. Include Kajal in the makeup products list of Christmas gifts for women or Secret Santa gifts for women and let your special one or work bestie flaunt bold and hypnotic eyes. We recommend you opt for L'Oréal Paris Kajal Magique - Supreme Black.

Kajal Magique - Supreme Black

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• Mascara:

Who said you can only buy Christmas gifts for your girlfriend or colleague? Why not spoil your bestie this time with some interesting Christmas gifts. Just like she adds drama in your life, it’s time to give her something that will add drama to her eyes. Gift her mascara that will help add volume and length to your eyelashes and create the appearance of bigger eyes. We recommend you select the L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Washable, Black).

Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Washable, Black)

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• Lipstick:

Looking for Secret Santa gift ideas? Well, be a Secret Santa and give your workmate a lipstick shade that she likes and wears the most. Lipsticks can single-handedly establish its authority over other makeup items and reign as an evergreen gift item (for those who are obsessed with it). So, go for the wide range of L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick and select from shades like 372 Petal Potion , 354 Nudist, 366 Stirred.

Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick 354 Nudist

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• Skincare Items as Christmas Gifts

Wondering what to get as Christmas gifts for your girlfriend or work bestie who don’t apply too much makeup? How about expressing your love by taking care of their skin this Christmas! Following is a list of skincare items that you can give as Christmas gifts or pick one or two items to give anonymously and be the best Secret Santa ever.

• Cleanser:

Cleanser is an essential skincare item that helps to strip away all the impurities trapped under the skin. And the results can improve significantly when you include the right kind of ingredients in your cleanser and skincare routine. One such miracle ingredient is glycolic acid. Using glycolic acid-based face wash can expertly exfoliate skin, remove dirt, dust, and grime and leave a radiant glow. We recommend you to opt for the L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Daily Foaming Face Cleanser. This face wash helps to reduce dark spots and boost skin renewal. So, put an end to your search of Christmas gift ideas for her (your girlfriend or wife) and pick up a gentle cleanser. Cleanser comes first in our list of Christmas gift ideas, there are more!

L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Daily Foaming Face Cleanser, 50ml

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• Day Cream:

Add a day cream in the skincare Christmas gifts basket that you are preparing to gift your girlfriend, sister or friend. Day creams moisturise the skin and ensure your loved ones get healthy, radiant and bright skin. For added protection, pick a day cream that comes with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and wrap it as an ideal Secret Santa gift for the women in your life. We recommend you choose the L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Day Cream with SPF 17.

L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Day Cream with SPF 17, 15ml

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• Night Cream:

Wondering what else to pack as Christmas gifts for your girlfriend? Go for a night cream and surprise her by showing how much you care about her night-time skincare ritual. Night creams help to soothe and hydrate the skin after a long stressful day. They also help to repair skin while you sleep. You can go for L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Glowing Night Cream that will help to combat dullness and get brighter glowing skin.

L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Glowing Night Cream, 15ml

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• Serum:

Is your girlfriend a skincare fanatic? Are you searching for unique Christmas gift ideas for her? If yes, then this Christmas, gift her a face serum along with other skincare items. We recommend you to select L’Oréal Paris Glycolic Bright Skin Brightening Serum. This glycolic acid infused-face serum brightens the skin and enhances skin tone, reduces dark spots, and helps to reveal bright skin.

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Summary: Glycolic acid as a skincare ingredient helps to gently exfoliate the skin, moisturise it, reduce dark spots, and leave healthy radiant skin.

• Sunscreen:

Harsh sun rays can damage the skin of your loved ones and make them look more aged. Hence, do not forget to include sunscreen while packing Christmas gifts for women in your life. Our recommendation is L'Oréal Paris UV Defender Serum Protector Sunscreen Bright and Clear.

UV Defender Serum Protector Sunscreen Bright and Clear 50ml

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Hair Colour Products as Christmas Gifts

This year, wrap vibrant colours as Secret Santa gift ideas and make someone’s Christmas merrier.

• Hair Colour:

Does your girlfriend or work mate love to try different hair colour? If yes, then present them hair colour products as Christmas gift or Secret Santa present. Go bold with your gift choices by giving them vibrant red hair colour. We recommend you to choose L'Oréal Paris Casting Crème Gloss Regular (Raspberry).

Casting Crème Gloss Regular (Raspberry)

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Christmas & Secret Santa Gift for Men

Now that you have some gift options sorted for your female colleagues and friends, let’s move to another tricky segment – picking gifts for men. Rummaging the internet to get some Secret Santa gift ideas for men? You are not alone! To help you find Secret Santa or Christmas gifts, we have curated a list of skincare items that you can give your male colleagues or loved ones this year.

Skincare Items as Secret Santa and Christmas Gifts for Men

• Face Wash:

Traces of regular exposure to pollution, smoke, dust, and dirt will hardly go away with water. You need more – an effective face wash. This basic skincare item will help remove impurities from the skin and deeply cleanse the outer layer of skin. Pack the L'Oréal Paris Men Expert Hydra Power Water Power Duo Foam as a Christmas gift for your boyfriend or make it a part of Secret Santa gifts for men.

Men Expert Hydra Power Water Power Duo Foam

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• Moisturizer:

The importance of moisturizer in a skin care routine needs no introduction. And if your man is a beard person, then you must rely on a product that effectively looks after both the facial hair and skin underneath. Choose the L’Oréal Paris Men Expert Barber Club Short Beard & Face Moisturizer (50 ml) as it can prove to be one of the best Christmas gifts for your boyfriend. Remember, moisturizer can also be considered as one the ideal Secret Santa gifts for men which will help your colleague to take good care of their skin during winter.

Men Expert Barber Club Short Beard & Face Moisturizer (50 ml)

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• Skin and Beard Oil:

Is your man passionate about his long and bushy beard? Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas for him? If yes, then there can be no ideal Christmas gift for your boyfriend than a beard and skin oil. Beard oil soothes itchiness and nourishes the skin underneath. Select the L'Oréal Paris Men Expert Barber Club Long Beard & Skin Oil, 30ml.

Men Expert Barber Club Long Beard & Skin Oil, 30ml

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Summary: Men should include facewash and moisturizer in their skincare routine to keep their skin healthy. Those who are suffering from beard-related itchiness must use skin and beard oil.

Pro Tip: While packing Christmas gifts or Secret Santa gifts for colleagues, you may be worried if the makeup products you picked will suit them or not. Well don’t worry, you can use L'Oréal Paris Virtual Try-on tool to figure out how it will look on her. The advanced tool helps you select the best makeup products for them and preview over 100 shades of makeup and hair colour.

This Christmas, replace boxes of chocolates with skincare and makeup products and let your loved ones shine bright like Christmas lights. Pick up a decorative basket and include personalized skincare items as Christmas gifts for family, friends and wrap them with great care and love. In fact, you can also gift any of these ideas to yourself. After all, who said you can’t be your own Secret Santa!

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