Beauty Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Are Guaranteed Crowd-Pleasers

Updated 05/04/19
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Chriselle Lim

As the saying goes, good things come in small packages, which cannot be truer when it comes to holiday gifts. Let’s be honest, big gifts are great but mini stocking stuffers are where the real fun is at. Not only do you feel less pressure picking them out, but they're also easy on the wallet, which allows for a more impressive variety. You can really cater to your friends and families personal tastes: mini eye mask and lipstick for mom, pint-sized face mist and perfume for sis, pocket dry shampoo and mini Crème de la Mer for me?

Though they may be small, good stocking stuffers always stand out. Click through to see the best bite-size beauty treats we’ll be giving (and hopefully receiving) this holiday season.

The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set Honeycomb/ Sugarcane/ Rhubarb/ Cayenne
Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set $25 $19

Lipstick-lovers will be over the moon to discover this beautiful set of mini must-haves in a range of wearable colors for day and night.

Midas Touch Travel Kit
Beautyblender Midas Touch Travel Kit $25

Don’t underestimate the gifting power of a Beautyblender. Any makeup lover knows that this little pink sponge can transform any foundation into a flawless base. Bonus: It comes with a solid cleanser to keep the applicator clean.

Magic Luminizer
RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer $38

Give the special ladies in your life the gift of glowing skin. Simply dab this pocket-sized highlighter onto cheekbones, brow bones, inner corner of eyes and bridge of the nose for a warm, luminous sheen.

The Bounceback Pack
Drybar The Bounceback Pack $37

Everyone wants their blow dry to last as long as humanly possible, which is why the Drybar's hair care essentials (including every woman's hero products–Dry Shampoo and volumizing Triple Sec) are a no-brainer when it comes time to fill up those stockings.

Cloud Paint
Glossier Cloud Paint $18

What do you gift your most beauty-obsessed friend? Glossier, of course. The cool-girl brand's blushes not only brighten your complexion but they come in these cute stocking-size paint tubes. Insta-perfection.

Mini Miracles Collection
La Mer Mini Miracles Collection $85

The perfect gift for your friend who loves luxury skincare. The legendary Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream now comes in a mini version (at a far more favorable price point than the original) alongside petite versions of popular La Mer favorites—the hydrating treatment lotion and eye concentrate.

Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist $48

A pick-me-up if there ever was one. This refreshing, hydrating mist instantly relieves dehydrated, tight, and uncomfortable skin. Spritz on top of makeup or on bare skin for a luminous, dewy glow and a boost of hydration.

Diamond Lipstick
TIGI Diamond Lipstick $26

Enriched with vitamin E, rose-hip seed oil, and shea butter, TIGI's chic diamond lipstick glides smoothly onto the lips while leaving your pout hydrated with a long-lasting finish. Bonus: The cap also doubles as a nifty little mirror. Perfect for those on-the-go touch-ups.

Nars Mini Blush & Bronzer Duo -
Nars Mini Blush & Bronzer Duo $24

Your family and friends will be over the moon with Nars's mini blush bronzer. The coveted compact combines the brand's cult-favorite formulas, which are flattering on any skin tone, and the small size fits into a mini clutch.

Glamglow Youth
Glamglow Glamglow Youth $54 $39

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing we want more over the holidays than to indulge in a face mask (or two). Glamglow’s three-piece set comes with an anti-aging treatment mask, a firming mud mask, and a nourishing moisturizer to layer on after a day of pampering. Bring on the holidays.

Boy Brow
Glossier Boy Brow $16

If your mom, sis, and cousin don’t yet know about Glossier’s highly acclaimed Boy Brow, do them a favor and throw one into their stocking. The brands cult following swears by the creamy formula to help thicken, fill in, and groom brows into place.

Space. nk. apothecary Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin Cloth Bauble
Eve Lom Cleanser & Muslin Cloth Bauble $24

While Eve Lom's editor-loved cleansing balm is usually accompanied by a steep price tag, you can now score this limited-edition mini holiday version for under $25. Santa, if you're listening, this one's on my wish list.

PRX Reparative Mending Elixir
Frederic Fekkai PRX Reparative Mending Elixir $25

First off, who wouldn’t want to pull this beautiful, opulent blue bottle out of their stocking? Second off, this indulgent oil turns dry, dull, and damaged hair into shiny, smooth, and silky locks. Oh, and it smells utterly amazing.

Tinted Lip Oil
Tatcha Tinted Lip Oil $30

This tiny treasure of a lip oil contains a blend of more than 95% botanical oils, which means your perfect red pout stays moisturized, soft, and smooth all day long. Let the nourishing formula melt onto lips to leave a luminous sheen that will brighten any complexion. You're welcome.

ARI by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum Spray
Ariana Grande ARI by Ariana Grande Eau de Parfum Spray $59

Featuring notes of sparkling fruits and delicate florals with a hint of addictive marshmallow (yes!), there’s no woman who wouldn’t want to pull this chic fragrance out of her stocking.

Limited Edition Hand Cream Cherry Blossom Limited Edition 1 oz/ 30 mL
L'Occitane Limited Edition Hand Cream Cherry Blossom Limited Edition $12

Mini hand creams are a no-brainer when it comes to stocking stuffers. L'Occitane's limited-edition cherry-scented formula is enriched with almond oil, shea butter, and vitamin E to banish dry and flaky hands on cold winter days. Plus, we can't resist the cute design and pocket-sized packaging.

Nail Polish
Smith & Cult Nail Polish $18

You can't go wrong with a pretty polish. We absolutely adore the handsome bottles and modern hues by Smith & Cult. This shimmery white-smoke shade is one of our favorites for day and night.

Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Masque: On-the-Go Masque
June Jacobs Cranberry Pomegranate Moisture Masque: On-the-Go Masque $18 $14

The jet-setters in your life will go head over heels for these travel-friendly moisture masks. Enriched with a powerful antioxidant blend of cranberry, pomegranate, and green tea extracts, the luxurious formula will leave skin supple and revitalized (perfect after a long flight.) Throw a couple of pouches into your family’s stockings for major brownie points.

Knotted Velvet Hair Tie Set
Madewell Knotted Velvet Hair Tie Set $13

Hair ties just got a whole lot more stylish with these bow velvet versions. Easy on the eye and on the wallet. 

Jo Malone London(TM) Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne
Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne $65

Warning: Everyone will want to sit next to you over the holiday after you spritz yourself with Jo Malone's mouthwatering scent of nectarine, peach, plum, and blackcurrant. The brands chic packaging is always a winner.

Texturizing Hair Spray
Ouai Haircare Texturizing Hair Spray $12

Like dry shampoo and hairspray had a baby—this ultra-lightweight hairspray builds incredible volume and texture. For ultimate volume before a holiday party, flip hair upside down and spray.

Brilliantly Beautiful
Elemis Brilliantly Beautiful $99

The secret to a luminous skin? Elemis’s Brilliantly Beautiful set featuring an antioxidant-rich cleanser, an illuminating moisturizing balm, and the brand's iconic superfood facial oil enriched with omega-rich broccoli, flax seed and daikon radish to plump, smooth, and feed the skin.

Women's Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Women's Luxe Eye Shadow $38

Add luster and iridescence to your look with an ultra-luxe shimmery eye shadow. Apply dry onto your lids for a day look and or with a damp brush at night for a metallic effect.

Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Polish -
Herbivore Botanicals Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Polish $18

A welcome gift in any stocking–Herbivore's lip polish soothes dry flaky lips in winter with a natural blend of coconut oil and Moroccan rose.

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