So pay day has arrived and “Dry January” has come to a close – thank God! You’re finally free to spend all your hard earned cash on nights out and Nike. Well that was what you thought, until you realised that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. But, we’ve done a little research on your behalf. Behold 13 Valentine’s Day gifts for less €30:
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick (€19):
There isn’t a make up junkie on the planet who fails to appreciate Urban Decay cosmetics. If picking a shade proves problematic opt for something neutral like “Native” or”Naked”. The Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks are available here at Debenhams.ie.
Miniature Macaroon Necklace (€9.97):
If you have been forced to sit through endless episodes of “Gossip Girl” and subjected to more than a dozen Chuck Bass quotes, then this gift will put you in the good books for life. Be sure to include the words “I was in Paris, only to get your favourite macaroons from Pierre Hermé” in your card. It will either work wonders, or make you look like a complete creep. This necklace is available here from Etsy.
theBalm The Manizer Sisters (€28 / Currently €23.52 from Cloud10Beauty).
This one is a “Holy Grail” among make up lovers so you can’t really go wrong. Available here (currently on sale) from Cloud10Beauty.com.
Urban Decay Total Perversion Duo (€28):
While the name is a little sketchy, the sentiment is clear. This mascara has caused obsession worldwide – even Kim Kardashian is a fan. Available here from Debenhams.ie.
PHYT’s Lait Hydro-Nettoyant Cleanser (€22):
PHYT’s are possibly the best skincare brand on the market at the moment, and one of my absolute favourites. I adore this cleanser so any secret admirers, feel free to hand it over to the Postman. Available here.
Initial Necklace (€24.63):
These dainty necklaces look far more expensive than they are at €25. Absolute bargain. And, if you’re feeling completely cheesy, you can get your own initial added to the piece. Available here from Etsy.
Bando Getaway Passport Holder (€29.50):
Pair this with some plane tickets and you’re on to an absolute winner. Available here from Hippenings.
Fuschia The Eye Collection – Galaxy (Was €65 – now €25):
Well known Irish brand Fuschia always deliver on quality. And, at this price tag – who could resist? Available here.
Mionetto DOC Treviso MO Prosecco (€21.95) – OVER 18s.
If she’s a champagne and chocolates type of girl, this prosecco is a great option. Available for store pick-up from O’Briens Wine.
Parks London Champagne Scented Aromatherapy Candle (£9.99):
Usually these candles cost upwards of €30 but they are currently available on the TK Maxx website for £9.99 (UK sterling). Snatch one up quickly because the supply is limited.
Blank Canvas Master Series Palette One (€34.95/ Currently €29.36 from Cloud10Beauty):
Barely making it in under the €30 mark, this gorgeous palette was a huge sell-out at Christmas and is currently on sale here at Cloud10Beauty.com.
Ziaja Cocoa Butter Gift Set (€9.99):
Ziaja is a completely underrated brand and their cocoa butter range is simply divine. Effective products that smell like chocolate – sold! Available here at Originalbeauty.ie.
Compass Bracelet (€12.29):
For anyone who suffers from “wanderlust” available here from Etsy.