The Best Christmas Gift Hacks from RY

We all know Christmas can be an expensive time. It often feels like you’re working non-stop, only to spend all that hard-earned cash on gifts, decorations and of course, Christmas Day prep! When it comes to friends and family, we all love the feeling of giving gorgeous gifts that they’ll really treasure, but that’s not to say that saving a little money wouldn’t be appreciated from time to time.

When it comes to the best Christmas deals and savings, we have all your beauty needs, at prices that’ll make you feel as jolly as the man with the beard himself! Keep reading to find out the best Christmas beauty deals from RY.

The Best Christmas Gift Hacks from RY

1. Pick up a Christmas gift pack

Christmas gift packs are coveted by beauty addicts for a reason – they’re affordable, usually limited edition, and let you try a bunch of new products without committing to the full size. Plus, they usually come in gorgeous, festive packaging – seriously, who can say no to that? If you’re looking to save money on gift-giving, we definitely recommend picking up a pack or two this holiday season.

When it comes to replicating that salon-fresh feeling from home, we at RY can’t go past the luxurious haircare products from NAK. This Hydrating Quad Pack contains four products that’ll help give dry, colour-treated hair some well-deserved TLC. Save over half the RRP at just $49.95 with RY!


RRP: $109.80
RY’s price: $49.95

The beautiful Christmas sets from Pureology have also been a major hit this holiday season. They’re a perfect mix of high-quality products that’ll leave your hair feeling totally soft and shiny, and pretty packaging that’d appeal to any beauty-loving girl. We love the Smooth Perfection Trio Pack for frizz and flyaway-prone hair that needs a little taming. pureology_smooth_xmas_pack__79.45

RRP: $117.40
RY’s price: $74.95

These gorgeous gift packs also cross over into skincare! Give the ladies (or men) in your life a good pamper with a set full of goodies. Dermalogica offer kits that are both great value and an ideal way to see how their products can fit into your routine. We’re loving this PowerBright TRx Treatment Kit for those gals and guys with uneven skin tone concerns like hyper-pigmentation and acne scarring.

derm_powerbright_skin_kit_2015RRP: $52
RY’s price: $36.41

If you’re looking to splurge (but of course, grab a sweet deal in the process), the Asap Platinum Collection would make a beautiful Christmas gift. It includes six of the brand’s premium products, designed to totally transform the skin.

No matter the hair or skin type you’re buying for, there’s boundless options available from RY.


RRP: $225
RY’s price: $180

2. Take note of multi-tasking products

They’ve become a bit of a hit in recent years – those products that somehow manage to achieve it all, maybe even earning a spot in your daily beauty routine for their versatility. We’re talking lip and cheek duos, full-face perfecting powders and of course, the beloved makeup palette, often packed with stunning shades perfect for the eyes as well as your contour, blush and highlight.

One of our favourite all-rounder products this Christmas season is this cute trio from LAQA & CO., the Cheeky Lip Pack. With three knockout shades that’ll be perfect for any complexion, these pigmented, smooth crayons are great for both the lips and cheeks. Plus, the set comes in at just under $75, which means you’re looking at less than $25 each for what’s essentially two beautiful products in one.


The Balm is known for their affordable yet high-quality products, and they’ve simply excelled themselves with their In the Balm of Your Hand All-in-One Face Palette. Featuring shades that’ll work for your blush, contour, highlight and bronzer, as well as some fan-favourite eyeshadows, a lip colour and cheek cream, this palette seriously does it all. For just $39.95, the value in this product is jaw-dropping!


3. Use exclusive RY discount codes

Thinking of treating your hair this Christmas with a new straightener? Look no further than the ghd Platinum Azores Collection Serene Pearl Styler, complete with new and improved smooth plates and a cooling system that’ll ensure you have a stress-free, safe straightening experience. Save yourself $36 on the Pearl Styler itself, and also score yourself a free Alpha-H Liquid Gold, the smoothing and toning skincare product that’s gained cult status in the beauty industry. Whether you’re buying for yourself or for a very lucky loved one, Christmas will surely be full of excitement! To grab this amazing deal, just enter the code “GOLDUPGRADE” at checkout. Make sure you keep an eye out for even more codes that’ll lead to amazing Christmas and end-of-year deals!


RRP: ghd $315; Alpha-H $59.95
RY’s Price: ghd $279 + free Liquid Gold!

We hope these hacks will come in handy when finishing up that inevitable last-minute Christmas shopping! How do you find the best deals on Christmas gifts? Let us know!

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