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Updated: 21 November 2013
Money’s tight for everyone this year, but we’ve worked out how you can have a luxury Christmas for less. Whether you’re after designer beauty products, posh jewellery for the Christmas party, or getting pampered like a celeb, we’ve been trawling the web for great deals without a hefty price tag.
Caring for you skin can be an expensive business, especially if you like using the big brands, but you can cut your costs considerably by heading to Feel Unique. This online store has top designer brands including Clarins, Elemis and Estee Lauder – all at bargain prices. Plus, you won’t have to pay for delivery!
Our favourite Christmas find has got to be this incredible Elizabeth Arden Red Hot Croc Color Collection gift set. This fabulous package comes in a beautiful red travel bag and contains 12 gorgeous eye shadows, color radiance blushes, ceramide ultra lipsticks, lipglosses, eye pencils, lip pencils, pressed powder, lash-extending mascara, nail polish and loads more! It’s worth over £300, but you can get your hands on the lot for just £50. Click here to order.
We also love this nails inc. Nail Polish Diary, which comes in gorgeous packaging and is a snip at just £42 (worth £132). The incredible selection of 12 nail polishes will ensure your nails are looking on trend and fabulous, every month of the year. Or it’ll make a great gift for your wife, mother, sister or daughter. Buy it now here.
For men, check out this fantastic Rituals gift set. This men’s collection set contains luxury shower gel, body gel, shampoo, bath scrub, face scrub and more. At only £32.50, it’s a real bargain! Take a look here. It can also be worth browsing through a specialist site such as mankind.co.uk which concentrates on men’s beauty and has great stocking fillers and special weekly deals.
HalfPricePerfumes is always a great place to look for top perfumes at bargain rates. Check out their Christmas gift shop where they’ve got great gift sets including this Elizabeth Arden Collectors set for just £19.99. Take a look at their top 10 Christmas perfumes or gifts under £5.
LookFantastic has a great selection of fragrances and sets. This Juicy Couture gift setcontains body lotion and fragrance for just £35! They’re also running an editor’s pick promotion which means you receive a free pamper kit when you purchase two Christamas gifts at one time.
We also really rate Allbeauty which consistently beats the department stores on price for designer perfumes. They’ve got savings of over 80% on some of the best brands including Burberry for women, reduced to just £27.75 – saving you over 50%.
We also think Splendour from Elizabeth Arden is absolutely sensational – and so is the price! Just £11.69 for 125ml, that’s a saving of 76%! Sign up to their newsletter so you can be the first to know about any great new deals. Take a look at their whole Christmas range here.
If you want something a bit different, sites like Folksy and Bouf will be right up your street. They’re both online marketplaces that feature independent designers throughout the UK. You can pick up pieces that you won’t find anywhere on the high street. The Moneymagpie girls really like Mia Scintilla and Red Bird Jewellery, who have really beautiful, quirky pieces – all at reasonable prices.
Budget designer jewellery and watches
Christmas is the perfect time for a bit of sparkle, whether it be with a necklace, pendant or watch. To capitalise on some bargain bling, check out Hsamuel.co.uk, where you’ll enjoy 50% off selected Christmas diamonds and watches.
Goldsmiths’ online outlet has a sale on their signature collection. The reason they’re reduced is simply because they’re either ex-display or returned stock, but don’t worry as they’re sold as new.
Incredible spa deals
Indulge yourself and have a relaxing day at a spa resort without spending a fortune with website Wahanda. This site was set up by the veterans of Lastminute.com and has a catalogue of spas across the UK and Europe. See the homepage for special offers which often include 2-for-1 deals and sales, and more importantly the daily ‘mob deal’ in which you could grab a massive bargain as long as enough people agree to purchase a particular deal.
Have a luxury spa treat at home
If you’re too busy for a whole day at the spa, then why not try a little luxury pampering from the comfort of your own home? Boots is pushing the boat out this Christmas – In the run up to Christmas they’re offering 3 for 2 mix and match across gifts and toys and better than half price gift sets, so you can save yourself a fortune on top beauty brands when shopping for Christmas presents.