Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas with Farleyco

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Need some holiday gift ideas that won’t break the bank? Well, Farleyco has got you covered! If you’re not familiar with Farleyco, they are an online distribution company that caters to the Canadian market. They remind me of an online drugstore, offering not only the usual brands and products that you would find at your local drugstore, but also harder to find products from around the world.

There are so many lovely gift ideas here, some of which are by some of my favourite brands, which is why I am so excited to share it with you. Everything shown is under $11, making these wonderful options for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa gifts or to add to a gift basket for someone this holiday season. So, here we go!

IMG_9037EcoTools Ultimate Shade Duo* I’ve been a huge fan of EcoTools for years—the synthetic bristles on their brushes are super soft, have no fall out and are such great quality for the price. This set comes with two eye shadow brushes; the wide fluffy brush is great for applying colour all over the lid, as well as highlighting the brow bone, whilst the smaller, more dense brush gives you more precision for applying and blending accent colours. Overall, EcoTools is a great eco-friendly brand. They use recycled materials, such as recycled bamboo for their brush handles, and also use recycled plastic and aluminum. Even their packaging is made from 100% tree-free paper.

Other great gift ideas by EcoTools: EcoTools Facial Cleansing Brush, EcoTools Eye Enhancing Duo Set and EcoTools Six-Piece Bamboo Starter Set (such great value with this set)

Real Techniques Dual Ended Expert Sponge* Along with EcoTools, Real Techniques is another favourite brand of mine for makeup brushes. I also adore their makeup sponges, which have the perfect firmness to them for applying both powder and liquid makeup. This newer sponge seems to be a hybrid of the Miracle Complexion Sponge (which I use and love) and the Miracle Finish Sponge. This one is designed for medium to heavy application coverage—the orange side is good for applying foundation, whilst the pink side can be used for applying contour, highlight or blush. This sponge is perfect for someone like myself, who can get lazy when it comes to switching between makeup tools when doing my makeup.

Other great gift ideas by Real Techniques: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (my favourite makeup brush), Real Techniques Lip Colour + Blur and Real Techniques 4 Miracle Mini Complexion Sponges

7th Heaven Charcoal Peel Off Masque* I’ve been using 7th Heaven face masks for over a decade and I honestly cannot recommend them enough. I love these affordable little packets, as they always work well and I can (usually) get two uses out of one. Charcoal peel offs have become hugely popular in the skincare world within the last year and I personally love them, but then again, who isn’t drawn towards a black peel off mask? This mask uses activated charcoal to draw out impurities, while witch hazel and birch leaf calm and soothe the skin. I’ve tried a few charcoal peel off masks and this is definitely my favourite one so far. I love the consistency of this mask and how it applied, dried and peeled off my skin, but I especially love how soft and clean it left my skin feeling. Even my boyfriend loves this mask!

Other great gift ideas by 7th Heaven: 7th Heaven Avocado Oil Mud Masque, 7th Heaven Hot Chocolate Masque (love their self heating masks) and 7th Heaven Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques

Flexitol Lip Balm* With winter just around the corner, everyone needs a heavy duty lip balm they can rely on, and this one by Flexitol is a great option. Designed for severely dry, chapped lips, this helps relieve any soreness and discomfort and works to deeply hydrate and condition dry lips. It does have that medicated, menthol smell and taste to it, which I personally don’t mind. My lips have been pretty dry, so I’ve been applying this liberally before bed and it’s really helped to loosen any dry skin on my lips, making them look and feel much more softer and smooth.

Other great gift ideas by Flexitol: Flexitol Hand Balm, Flexitol Nail Revitalizer (I need this) and Flexitol Intense Hydrating Lotion

IMG_9039So…? Vanilla Milkshake Body Mist* These affordable fragrances will keep you smelling sweet and delicious all holiday long. These mini sprays are perfect for traveling or just stashing in your purse or gym bag. Seeing as I am slightly obsessed with vanilla scents, I have especially been loving this Vanilla Milkshake one. It has that lovely, sweet vanilla scent to it, but with other notes of peach and plum, it also adds a fruity element to it. The So…? Pink Grapefruit Body Mist* is also a delicious scent, great for someone that likes something more fresh and citrusy. This also has fruity notes, this time of mango and passionfruit, and it’s a perfect vacation or summertime scent.

Check out the rest of the So…? collection here.

I love… Bath Fizzer in ‘Strawberries & Cream’* Everyone loves a good bath fizzer and this one comes already wrapped like a present. I love that this fizzer does not irritate my skin and that it comes wrapped in two halves—this way you have the option of using the entire bath fizzer for one bath or using only one half and saving the other for another bath. You won’t get much bubbles from this, but it does fizz up and leave your bath water smelling lovely (though I wish the scent lasted longer). Unfortunately, I don’t have a link for this item, as it is sold exclusively in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Other great gift ideas by I love…: I love… Strawberries & Cream Bubble Bath (add to your bath with the bath fizzer), I love… Strawberries & Cream Body Spritzer and I love… Strawberries & Cream Body Butter


I hope this post was a little helpful in suggesting some affordable gift ideas for this holiday season. I use and love all of the products here, and think any of these would make great additions to any gift!

Of course, make sure to check out Farleyco for all your beauty needs! Happy shopping!

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