You know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when someone remembers your fave colour/band/sweet treat? It’s proof that a little thought can go a long way. So, this year if you’re looking to stretch your Christmas budget a bit further, we’ve got plenty of ways you can show that special someone how much you care without going OTT on the spending. We’re talking top money-saving tips to save big on your Superdrug Christmas shop as well as low-cost Christmas gifts that she’ll be talking about well into the New Year (because you paid extra close attention!)
Our favourite Christmas gifts on a budget
For the self-care queen
She has mantras for days and a vision board hanging over her desk. This is a woman that knows how to check in with herself. While a spa day voucher might blow the budget, our friends over at Sanctuary Spa have many tricks up their terry cloth sleeve to mimic that spa feeling at home. Cue this body glow gift set – which is a 25-minute spa treatment in a box (for waaaay less!)
For the ‘please-don’t-get-me-anything’ club member
If your mum or bestie is claiming that she doesn’t need anything this year, but you still want to treat them to a small-but-mighty gift, this truly pampered gift set from Dove ticks all the boxes. A practical choice that won’t collect dust in the back of a cupboard, it features two full-size bottles of body wash and a luxe shower puff. It’s a small gesture to elevate their everyday – job done!
For the one always on holiday
Her diary is blocked out with more hotel stays than a pop star doing their first worldwide gig and she lives exclusively out of her suitcase. Yes, we all know someone with the travel bug. But, you don’t need to match their jet set (read: expensive) energy this Christmas – instead get them a gift they can pack on their travels. Like this three-piece fragrance set from Superdrug’s very own Artiscent, complete with 20ml travel-sized bottles – perfect for throwing in your carry-on.
For the time-strapped busy body
From first-time mums to that bestie with three side hustles, we all know someone who spends their days bouncing from one thing to the next with no downtime in between. Encourage her to block out time for a speedy at-home pamper sesh with this facial-in-a-box from Simple. Featuring not one, but four sheet masks and a spa-inspired headband, it’s sure to add a moment of calm to her day.
For the work Secret Santa
What do you do when you don’t know a person that well? Instead of guessing what their favourite hobby is based on the background of their Zoom call, play it safe with a gift that says ‘treat yourself’. This 5-piece gift set from Baylis & Harding, featuring pampering products in their signature Vanilla & Almond scent, is the ultimate crowd-pleaser.
5 ways to shop on a budget at Superdrug
OK, so you’ve checked a couple of names off the to-buy list – but what about the rest? Here’s a few savvy ways to save on your Superdrug shop…
Seek out Star Buys
Every week we drop a selection of Star Buys. What makes them so twinkly and bright? Well, we take a variety of our favourite products, from skincare to fragrance, and slash the prices. They’re hard to miss but fly off our shelves quickly – so keep refreshing this page.
Members save MORE
Are you part of our club? Become a Healthy & Beautycard member to enjoy full-on red-carpet treatment every time you shop. From exclusive member prices to free delivery over £15 (usually £25) – and points, because everyone loves points! – it’s a great way to spend and save this season (and beyond!).
Top offers at top prices
Because one good deal is never enough, we also have a range of Top Offers on your fave products – and no category is off limits. From makeup to toiletries, you’ll find extra special deals on Christmas gifts to help your budget stretch even further this year.
Filter, filter, filter
If you’ve got a set budget you want to keep to for your giftee, then we’ve made the search easier than ever. Head over to our Christmas Shop and have a browse at our edits, all filtered for you at various price points – starting at £10 & under.
Discover Superdrug own brands
Did you know, that as well as stocking big name brands, we have our Own Brands at Superdrug? And because affordability is important to us, you can often find products you know and love for less. From skincare formulas that have gone viral to scents that steal the show, our in-house brands have got the wow-factor.
Need more gifting inspo? Coming right up…
About Elena Chow
Elena is a creative copywriter who’s been around the beauty block for more than a decade, writing for brands and glossy magazines. A self-proclaimed fragrance addict (her ‘open’ collection is at 14 bottles, but who’s counting?) with a try-anything-once approach to skincare, it’s no wonder she loves penning pieces on our newest releases and must-try hacks.