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Here’s the thing about stocking stuffers—even if you’re not actually putting them in someone’s stocking, they still make great gifts when you want to get someone a little something, without going overboard. You know, for that co-worker you’re kind of friendly with or your favorite spin class instructor…you get the picture. The other great thing about stocking stuffers? They’re ideal when you want to give yourself a little something (hey, it’s the holidays and you deserve it.)
Check out our favorite beauty stocking stuffers here.
Charlotte Tilbury A Pop Of Pillow Talk Magic Lip & Eye Kit
One lippie in the universally-flattering pinky nude Pillow Talk shade is sold every two minutes; now, it comes in an eyeshadow quad and lacquered gloss. This set is limited edition, making it even more of a special gift. Also, get your hands on it while you can because it won't last.
Crest 3D White Whitestrips with Light
If your friend or loved one has hinted at wanting to try a professional teeth whitening service a time or two, gift them this cult-favorite whitening kit equipped with a handheld device so they could try it at home. It dramatically whitens teeth and weakens stains in as little as 10 days.
Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray, Mini Size
The ultimate hair styling companion, this spray is a cross between a dry shampoo and hair spray, able to build va-va-voom volume and texture in seconds. Gift the mini size to your friends and loved ones and we're confident they'll eventually transition to the larger size on their own.
LanMa Beauty Blending Sponge Holder
Instead of keeping your makeup sponge on your bathroom counter or vanity to dry, where it can inevitably pick up some germs, store it in these adorable rose gold holders. By keeping your makeup sponge clean, you can help prevent the risk of unwanted breakouts, so this pick is totally worth it if you ask us.
Organic Bath Bomb Gift Set
Take bath time up about 15 notches with this assortment of deliciously-scented bath bombs. We can't decide what we love more, the seven different addictive scents or the fact that they're shaped like sweet treats—think cupcakes and donuts. Good thing we don't have to pick.
Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer
As we inch closer and closer towards the cold and flu season, it's even more important to keep germs at bay. This might just be the chicest hand sanitizer we’ve ever seen; it's equal parts pretty and practical. The formula kills over 99.9% of germs, but is moisturizing, not drying, and comes in eight different scents.
Nest Votive Candle in Spiced Orange & Clove
Okay, so maybe a candle technically doesn’t fall into the beauty category, but it’s still a great stocking stuffer. Especially when it’s this baby, in the iconic brand’s newest holiday scent of orange mixed with cinnamon, gingered honey, star anise, and spiced brandy. Long story short: It smells great and won't disappoint as a gift.
E5 Animal Print Sheet Masks
Nothing against ordinary sheet masks, but ones with unique designs—like these animal prints—are way more fun. There are 12 masks in total, a variety of tiger, panda, and lion designs infused with green tea, aloe, and collagen respectively. Stuff all three animal prints into a stocking for a gift that will surely be remembered.
"Wild Beauty: Wisdom & Recipes for Natural Self-Care" by Jana Blankenship
This beauty book has fun anecdotes, helpful info, plus over 45 DIY recipes for natural makeup, haircare, skincare, and even perfume.
Burt's Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
Our hands do so much for us, it's only right to treat them with some TLC. This gift set has everything needed to do so, including Burt's Bees Almond Milk Hand Cream, Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream, and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, as well as a pair of cotton gloves to help with absorption.
Herbivore Botanicals Calm Soaking Bath Salts
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who would refuse a chance to unwind in a warm bath. Add a few spoonfuls of these mineral-rich Himalayan Pink Salts to your bath and take the aromatherapy and relaxation to the next level. Your hardworking friend will love you for this one—trust us.
Bath & Body Works The Cozies Shea-Infused Socks
These may seem a little kitschy but stay with us here. Not only are they soft and cozy, but they’re also infused with shea butter to combat the dry, cracked heels that can plague you all winter. Trust us, you (and your BFFs) won’t want to take them off.
La Mer Mini Miracles Set
La Mer products are notoriously expensive, but they're priced that way for a reason—they're really, really good. To really 'wow' your luxury skincare-obsessed friend, reach for this set of three La Mer favorites. There's pint-sized versions of The Treatment Lotion, The Eye Concentrate, and The Moisturizing Soft Cream, as well as a cute travel bag to store them all in.