16 Unique Stocking Stuffers Your Beauty-Obsessed Friend Doesn't Already Have


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We all have that one friend who, when it comes to the world of beauty, seems to have it all. Their makeup vanity is always stocked—the newest launch, most sought after collaboration, the rare indie find… the list goes on. And while it may be comforting to know you have your own personal beauty consultant just one phone call away, it does make holiday shopping a daunting task. Thankfully, we’ve sourced a few unique stocking stuffers that are sure to excite and ignite their spark for all things glamorous.

We know the classic, crowd-pleasing holiday beauty gifts are always an option (we’re talking, an Urban Decay Naked Palette, a Becca highlighter quad, or even the Sephora Holiday Perfume Sampler). While these may be the perfect gifts for a beauty newbie, chances are your beauty-obsessed friend probably already owns them (and may even have a few backups). So expect the unexpected with this holiday gift guide. You’ll see everything from a butt mask to chewable toothpaste. Bottom line? You can rest assured that we've done all the research for you so that you can avoid any frazzled trips to the mall this holiday season. Scroll on to see our top picks.

Overnight Dry Shampoo
Kaia Naturals Overnight Dry Shampoo $32

When regular dry shampoo isn’t cutting it for third or fourth-day hair, this overnight dry shampoo is the ultimate savior. Activated charcoal detoxifies while a mix of ultra-micronized powders absorbs odor and excess oil, leaving your hair looking (and feeling) refreshed.

The Original Highfiver
Palette by Pak The Original Highfiver $39

Ease the stress of choosing which beauty products to travel with by gifting this nifty five-compartment cream, powder, and liquid holder. Perfect for the beauty-loving jet-setter in your life, this washable, reusable, and quite frankly game-changing travel tool lets you bring all your favorites because let’s face it, we need options.

Bite It Butt Sheet Mask
Bawdy Bite It Butt Sheet Mask $9

Your beauty lover of a friend no doubt has a mask for every skincare concern, but we promise they'll be surprised when they find a butt mask in their stocking this year. This non-toxic, vegan mask is available in four formulas that achieve different things for your booty, from detoxifying to toning.

Antiperspirant Foot Lotion
Carpe Antiperspirant Foot Lotion $15

We chose this with gym-goers in mind because when it comes to smelling fresh while getting in that cardio, we could all use a little help. Developed with dermatologists, this grease-free foot cream contains natural eucalyptus oil to help stop foot sweat. Heads up, they make an antiperspirant hand lotion too. 

Power Mist Hand Sanitizer
Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer $12

Forget everything you’ve ever known about hand sanitizers, including the eyesore packaging. Each of these sleek, perfectly sized hand sanitizers contains 500+ spritzes to kill 99.99 percent of germs. Plus, there’s a scent for everyone— watermelon, vanilla, and citrus, just to name a few.

Moisturizing Foot Mask
Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask $15

Everyone’s favorite foot mask just birthed its moisturizing alternative. Designed to use on its own or post-peeling, this hydrating foot mask features collagen, hyaluronic acid, and 14 natural extracts to ensure dry, cracked heels are a thing of the past.

Red Wine Bubble Bath
Dermaroot Natanicals Red Wine Bubble Bath $41

Pour yourself a glass of merlot—for your bath. This luxurious, indulging bubble bath treatment is formulated with resveratrol (loved for its anti-aging properties), along with Shea oil, olive oil, and aloe for their skin-softening benefits.

Tip Off Liquid-Filled Makeup Removing Swabs
Alleyoop Tip Off Liquid-Filled Makeup Removing Swabs $8

Let go of all of those unused cotton pads and bottles of makeup remover and make way for these convenient cotton swabs that are pre-filled with makeup remover. A genius must-have that makes on-the-go wiping away of smudges, flakings, and last night’s mascara a breeze.

Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-Off Mask
Avon Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-Off Mask $42

For a beauty fiend, nothing screams festive holiday more than a gold mask. With a blend of vitamin B3 and botanical extracts, this gold-hued peel-off mask leaves skin hydrated, brighter, and more luminous.

Solid Perfume
Roots Rose Radish Solid Perfume $69

Besides the fact that it could be used as a stunning piece of home decor once used up, this all-natural solid perfume contains few ingredients and they’re all the right ones. The five different scents offered contain jojoba oil and beeswax to help the scent bond to the skin.

The Duo
Bite Toothpaste Bits The Duo $20

For the beauty lover who happens to be a conscious consumer, these toothpaste bits are the ideal alternative to traditional toothpaste that's often in plastic packaging. These come in glass bottles and feature an all-natural formula of activated charcoal and mint for a refreshingly whiter smile…the earth-conscious way.

Mini Lumi Mirror
Fancii Mini Lumi Mirror $27

When bringing your ring light everywhere isn’t an option, this compact mirror is the next best thing. Made to fit inside clutches and fanny packs, this mini mirror features LED lights for a color-corrected skin reflection and is available in 7X or 10X magnification for those close-up touch-ups.

Pop-On, Pop-Off Brush Heads
Beautiac Pop-On, Pop-Off Brush Heads $20

Give the gift of clean makeup brushes and you’ll instantly become the new favorite friend. This makeup brush subscription service sends cruelty-free, vegan pop-on, pop-off style brush heads every month, which means less washing, less contamination, and more time for yourself.

Clean Skin Kit
Madison & White Clean Skin Kit $135

A luxurious stocking stuffer that could be a gift on its own, this kit features a set of four pillowcases with the days of the week embroidered on each side to ensure you sleep on a clean, bacteria-free surface every day of the week.

Dual-Sided Silicone Mask Applicator
Cosmedix Dual-Sided Silicone Mask Applicator $12

The face mask lover in your life will appreciate the double-sided feature of this mess-free applicator. The smooth side evenly distributes product on the cheeks and forehead while the textured side gently exfoliates the t-zone area.

Exfoliating Manuka Mask
OY-L Exfoliating Manuka Mask $60

With ingredients sounding good enough to eat (including manuka honey, blueberry and cranberry seeds, and hemp seed oil), this exfoliating mask has an addictive formula that conditions the skin as it gently exfoliates.

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