While grandiose gifts are sure to grab anyone's attention, sometimes the best gifts to receive are quite the opposite. After all, it's much more convenient to receive something that's tiny, compact and most important, exciting and useful. If you're on the gifting end of this equation and are stuck searching for the perfect beauty buy for your product-obsessed friend, don't get distracted by big kits, shiny packaging or all of the above. Instead, opt for stocking-size essentials that will fit neatly on their vanity and actually be of use long after the holidays are over. Our picks? Of-the-moment skincare, personalized fragrances, useful tools, wellness essentials and classic makeup. Scroll and shop this and more, now.