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Good things come in small packages, and stocking stuffers are proof positive of exactly that. Whether you need something to *actually* put in a stocking or are just looking for a small gift for your beauty-loving friend/co-worker/neighbor/partner/family member, these skincare, makeup, and wellness gifts are sure to please. A friendly word of advice? You may also want to consider snagging one or two for yourself.
Read on for the best beauty stocking stuffers to gift this holiday season.
Natasha Denona Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Whether it’s going to be stashed in a stocking or a compact makeup bag, this five-pan palette of nude and metallic shades will fit and still get the eye makeup job done.
Sakara Beauty Chocolates
If you have a chocolate-lover in your life, snag these sweet treats from Sakara, which also contain plant-based collagen to help support moisture, texture, and elasticity in the skin.
Glossier Zit Stick
Hey, zits happen. But think of this as a magic wand to banish blemishes, thanks to a combo of benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil, and caprylol salicylic acid.
Billie Super Salve
Lip balm is always a practical (and much appreciated) gift. This one is vegan, clean, super hydrating, and comes in tons of flavor and color options to boot.
Amika Bite-Sized Best-Seller Travel-Sized Set
This set is everything you need for a good hair day, full stop. It comes with a shampoo and conditioner, hair mask, dry shampoo, volume and texture spray, and a blowout spray—all in travel-friendly sizes. It’s especially great for anyone who travels a lot or who wants to try a bunch of products from this haircare brand.
Olive & June The Poppy Universal Polish Bottle Handle
File this one under "why didn’t we think of that?" This unique tool pops onto any polish top, making it easy to grip and paint your nails, even with your non-dominant hand. Yes, seriously.
54Thrones Kenyan Hibiscus + Moroccan Rose Beauty Butter
The packaging is pretty, the formula is insanely hydrating, and all of the ingredients are ethically sourced from co-ops and artisans across Africa. What more could you ask for?
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Antioxidants, vitamin C, and a unique moisture wrap technology make this lip mask like your standard balm on steroids. Just apply a thick layer before bed and let it work its magic. Also nice: It now comes in seven flavors, with something to fit everyone’s personal preference.
What our Testers Say
"I've replaced my regular lip balm with it—especially on days when I’m particularly dry. In the past, I’d been reliant on my lip balm of choice for midday touch-ups, but with the lip sleeping mask, I’ve noticed an increase in my lips' overall smoothness and hydration." —Tembe Denton-Hurst, Product Tester
Curie Holiday Hand Sanitizer Trio
Leaving the house without hand sanitizer probably isn’t going to happen for a while (or ever again), so why not make it this super moisturizer variant that’s tough on germs but super gentle on hands? Plus, it comes in three yummy scents.
Golde Superfood Latte Sampler
Mix in one of these packets with water, milk, or a smoothie to get a quick hit of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that are not only good for your body but good for your hair and skin, too.
Fur Bath Drops
An amazing travel-friendly alternative to bath bombs, these drops are packed with hydrating and nourishing ingredients. Just drop one into the tub and let it do its thing, softening and smoothing the skin.
Jenny Patinkin Uplifting Gua Sha Heart
How cute is this heart-shaped gua sha tool? Not to mention that it’s made from real rose quartz, which is said to emit transformational, loving energy. Yes, please.
Perfect for any frequent flier in your life, these are a standout way to store and hold all of your beauty essentials. The TSA-compliant size holds weeks’ worth of skincare and a few days’ worth of haircare. They also come in a rainbow of colors so you can color-coordinate by product category.
Uncommon Beauty Mango Lip Balm
Along with jewelry, Kristin Cavallari now has her own beauty line, and this mango lip balm is our favorite SKU. We know another lip balm is on the list, too, but this one is super creamy, tastes delicious, and comes in an oversized tube that both lasts forever and is easy to find, even in a crowded purse.
Tony Moly All You Need Mask Set
With 13 masks (a mix of eye and face options) you can easily give this as one gift, or split it up to create several individual stocking stuffers. However, if you go that route, definitely make sure to snag one or two for yourself.
Take My Face Off Vlada’s Mitty Pout Reusable Lip Cleanser
With this (reusable, washable) makeup remover cloth, it’s possible to remove even the most stubborn of long-wear lipsticks. What's more, it does all of that without ever irritating or stinging your lips like some wipes and traditional makeup removers can tend to do.
Faceé Ice Globe
Pop one or two of these globes in the freezer for 30 minutes, then roll it all over the skin to help calm inflammation, soothe irritation, and tamp down puffiness. (They’re our secret weapon for waking up on bleary-eyed mornings.)
Fresh Soy & Strawberry Cleansing Duo
This is another great set that can be kept together or split up. It includes the brand’s beloved soy face cleanser and strawberry scrub, both in cute mini sizes that still feel substantial.
Earth Therapeutics Warming Thermal Moisturizing Hand Mask
When hand cream just isn’t cutting it, add this hand mask to the mix. Pop on the gloves—infused with hyaluronic acid, shea butter, argan oil, and more—for 20 to 30 minutes. They’re made of triple-layered foil to help capture your body heat, so you get a nice warming sensation, too.
Tweezerman 3-Piece Micro-Mini Tweezer Set
No brand does tweezers quite like Tweezerman. This trio is perfect for travel, featuring three different types of tweezers and a convenient case to keep them in.
Nails Inc. Be Merry and Bright Light-Up Glitter Nail Topper
Shake this bottle up snow globe-style and see all the fun little specks of glitter come to life. Use it as a topper on a red manicure for a super fun and festive look.
Life Elements Holiday Bath Bomb
Pick up this bath bomb for the person in your life who loves pumpkin spice everything. It has a festive and warm scent and contains 200 milligrams of organic broad-spectrum CBD to help relax your mind and muscles.
Billie Floof Dry Shampoo
Not only is this a standout dry shampoo formula—it relies on rice starch and baking soda to sop up unwanted oil—but the packaging also couldn’t be cuter. It adds volume, too, and comes in shades for both light and dark strands.
Tangle Teezer Original Detangling Brush
Another one of those inventions that we aren’t really sure how we lived without, this product magically combs through even the gnarliest of snarls without ever pulling or tugging. (FYI, it’s a must for kids, too.) It's also super gentle and won’t cause breakage, even when your hair is wet and fragile.
What Our Testers Say
"Whether I use it on damp or dry hair, it always provides beautiful results with minimal effort and time." —Sarah Y. Wu, Product Tester
LanMa Beauty Sponge Blender Holder
It’s easy to find a way to store makeup brushes, but less so with a beauty blending sponge. That’s why this metal cone is perfect—it keeps your sponge in place and also ensures that it’s well-ventilated so it doesn’t get grimy after you wash it.
Lovani Mini Portable Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron
No matter whether you’re using it to straighten bangs, as a tool for touch-ups, or just need a small flat iron for travel, this tiny-but-mighty tool will get the job done.
Queen of Cups Lip Lightning 4-in-1 Daily Lip Treatment
We’ve seen lip masks and lip wipes, but we’ve never seen anything quite like these multi-tasking lip treatment pads. They're both smooth and hydrating—plus, they're made of biodegradable and compostable cloth so you don’t have to worry about them not being sustainable.
Hate having to towel-dry your hair? With this scrunchie, you don’t have to. It’s made of an ultra-absorbent material that quickly sops up water. Our go-to move is to throw our wet hair up in a bun using this guy and let it do the hard work for us.
100 Percent Pure Super Fruit Balm
If you’re looking for a slightly larger stocking stuffer, this luxe body balm is choice. It’s packed with butters, oils, and tons of protective antioxidants, though it never feels greasy or sticky. Dry winter skin, be gone.