The shopping days are ticking down and while you’re looking for that last minute gift, some retailers are putting out some jaw dropping last minute deals. Lots of places are trying to get your attention with 25 to 30 percent off but, if you’re like me, it’s those 50 or even 75 percent off deals that you’re really looking for so you can make the most of what’s left of your holiday gift budget before the December 24th deadline.
In case you missed Black Friday or Cyber Monday and haven’t found what you’re looking for, the last couple of weeks until Christmas are shaping up to be even bigger with more items on sale and deeper cuts.
With the internet so vast, it can be hard to locate these sales down or even just weed out the deals that aren’t actually that great. We don’t all have the time to sift through hundreds of products. That’s okay. This is what some of us do so others can find the right gift at the right price for the people they love.
Like I wrote in my best beauty gifts for Christmas guide, beauty products are great gifts because it’s basically impossible for someone who loves them to ever think they have too many. We’re always looking for something new and interesting to experiment with. You can also check out my best beauty gifts post for a rough breakdown of what sort of beauty gifts are appropriate for which type of acquaintances in case you’re feeling unsure.
One way to make the most out these sales is to ensure that you’re not getting slammed by hidden shipping costs. You can get free two-day Prime shipping for as low as $8.25 a month when you pay for your membership annually. Month to month it’s only $10.99 so even if you shop on Amazon just twice a month, your Prime subscription will pay for itself.
If you’re not willing to commit to that but you are into gaming the system, Amazon has a 30-day Free Trial Prime Membership. Just make sure you set a calendar reminder on your phone for couple of days before your free trial ends so you remember to end your trial (if you want to) before you’re automatically switched to $10.99 a month. Amazon is really good about that though, compared to other trials, because if you forget to cancel and you haven’t used your Prime benefits since your trial ended, you can usually get refunded.
Shipping times have you worried? Make sure to check Amazon’s Holiday Ordering Deadlines for all shipping methods and the cut off dates for how late in the month you can order something and still have it arrive by Christmas Eve. I’ll be making sure everything on here says it will arrive in time, but be sure to keep an eye out for that red text that alerts you the item may arrive after Christmas, just to be safe.
Looking for more ideas? See my guides the best beauty gifts for Christmas, best Christmas party makeup buys, best Christmas makeup ideas of 2017, and best Christmas gifts for teenage girls. If you’re looking for stocking stuffers or how to make the most of those last few dollars in your gift budget, right now Amazon has curated a collection of gifts $10 and under–all with free shipping.
These deals are so extreme that they’re going to run out fast. I’ll be regularly checking on these deals to keep this article accurate and up to date on inventory and pricing. Send coffee if you’re able.
Last updated: December 12 4:35 PM EST
Now let’s get to these deals before they run out.
1. $77.60 Off Vivid & Vogue Automatic Curling Wand
At 78 percent off, this curling wand is one of the best deals of the list. Normally it’s listed at $99.99 but this temporary deal saves you $77.60. Anyone who curls their hair on a regular basis will probably agree that it takes way too long and gets boring fast. Whether you’re dealing with a traditional curling iron or a wand, there’s a lot of spinning and turning and trying not to burn your fingers. The Vivid & Vogue Automatic Curling Wand does all the twirling for you so you can cut down the time your hair takes and not worry so much if your fine motor skills aren’t perfect because your coffee hasn’t kicked in yet.
It has a one inch barrel for natural looking curls and heats up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit in only 60 seconds. The wand has two buttons so you can choose to have your curling iron turn clockwise or counterclockwise, which is important if you want your hair to have proper symmetry. This is a great gift for someone with long hair but not so much for people with short hair. We don’t know how long this deal will last, so you may not want to wait. See this curler in action in the video below.
Price: $22.39 (78 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Vivid & Vogue Automatic Curling Wand here.
2. 50 Percent Off Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Extra Coarse Foot File
Earlier this year I featured an Amope Pedi Perfect Foot File in my guide to the best electric pedicure machines. Originally $49.99 this half off sale takes $25 off the price tag. This Amope Pedi Perfect Foot File is perfect for use on dry feet to gently remove built up dry skin and calluses without the bending and work it would take using a pumice stone. The Pedi Perfect spins to buff away dead skin quickly with extra coarse rollers covered in diamond crystals. It’s battery operated (four AA’s included) so it’s easy to use anywhere without getting tangled up in cords. We’re not sure how long this deal will last so grab one now.
Price: $24.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Extra Coarse Foot File here.
3. 57 Percent Off White Diamonds By Elizabeth Taylor
Save almost $30 on this classic fragrance by Elizabeth Taylor, normally priced at $52. This temporary price cut is on the 1.7 ounce bottle of eau de toilette spray which is in a 6.7 inch tall glass bottle with the signature diamond encrusted look on the cap. This feminine fragrance has a bright floral start of jasmine, Amazon lily, and rose with a foundation of warm amber and sandalwood. White Diamonds ships in its original box for easy gifting.
Price: $22.26 (57 percent off MSRP)
Buy the White Diamonds By Elizabeth Taylor here.
4. Up to 59 Percent Off Select Majestic Pure Body & Facial Scrubs
Majestic Pure has four formulas currently on sale: the Activated Charcoal Body and Facial Scrub to remove toxins (58 percent off), Arabica Coffee Scrub for anti-aging (49 percent off), Brown Sugar Anti-Cellulite Scrub (49 percent off), and hydrating Himalayan Scrub with Lychee Fruit and Almond Oil (59 percent off). These are a beauty gift that is great for nearly anyone because everyone loves a body scrub and there’s an option here to make everyone happy. Activated charcoal scrubs work with nearly all skin types and skin issues since charcoal is a purifier and helps to draw out toxins which can prevent acne, improve skin texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
The Arabica Coffee Scrub contains caffeine to increase blood flow which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks. The Brown Sugar Anti-Cellulite Scrub is full of citrus oils, real sugar, hydrating oils, and ginseng root to improve skin tone. (Though an anti-cellulite scrub might not be the best gift for a casual friend or work colleague.) These three scrubs contains Dead Sea salts and minerals which helps your body absorb and hold onto more moisture, keeping you hydrated and supple. The Himalayan Scrub with Lychee Fruit and Almond Oil is a classic salt scrub with Himalayan pink salt, vitamin C packed lychee fruit oil, and other hydrating oils to remove dry skin and moisturize. I’m not sure how long these prices will last but right now you can save up to $20 on these scrubs.
Price: From $12.95 (59 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Majestic Pure Himalayan Scrub with Lychee Fruit and Almond Oil Body and Facial Scrub here.
5. Save $30 Off Bs-Mall Premium Kabuki Makeup Brush Set
This makeup brush set is 75 percent off its normal $39.99 and is a way to really stretch your budget. It’s a 10 piece brush set from Bs-Mall made with dense synthetic hair and thick handles for easy gripping. Kabuki style brushes are rounded and have densely packed bristles that are very soft. This allows for exceptional blending and a smooth, airbrushed look especially when used for foundation. Brushes in this style are perfect for contouring, concealing, and achieving a flawless complexion. They won’t shed and are easy to clean with baby shampoo. With this set you get an angle blush brush, tapered brush, flat foundation brush, round powder brush, small angled contouring brush, small tapered detail brush, small flat stippling brush, small flat angled brush, and small round eye shadow brush. Again, not sure when this deal will end so act fast.
Price: $9.99 (75 percent off MSRP)