When I was younger, opening stocking stuffers was one of the highlights of the holidays. Why? Because Santa (aka my beauty-loving mom) would fill my red-and-white sock with sparkly shadows, nail polishes, lip glosses, hair glitter, and the like. After all, beauty products are usually on the smaller side, so stocking stuffers present the perfect opportunity to spoil loved ones with the shiny new skincare and haircare products they wouldn't normally buy for themselves.
To provide some inspiration, we put our heads together and scanned our own wish lists to put together a master list of some of the prettiest, pint-sized products to pamper your loved ones with this holiday season. Keep reading for 20 stocking stuffers we'll be gifting this year (and will probably steal back for ourselves.)
Nothing feels as luxurious as a French-inspired stocking stuffer. This two-for-one editor-loved product gifts your loved one with soft and supple lips and hands.
Not only do we want to wrap presents that our friends and family will love, we also want to choose products that deliver on all fronts—packaging included. This lip and eye balm duo does just that. Virtually every editor on the Byrdie team is obsessed, and the packaging (and performance!) couldn't be chicer.
We get it. The holiday season (as much as we love it) can be stressful.This pocket-sized scent pod is portable so you can relax with aromatherapy even when you're on the go. We have them stashed everywhere. Plus, there are eight different scents to choose from. (We love the sandalwood and rose options, especially.)
Made from 100% pure silk, there honestly isn't a chicer way to get your beauty sleep while also protecting strands. It will maintain your blowout, prevent damage and stress to your heads, and help keep your scalp's oil balance in check. Plus, it's like, really pretty.
These pretty lip balms are at the top of our list this season. Due to their size, they're the ultimate stocking stuffer and the packaging couldn't be more gorgeous. Plus, the plum blossom shade is exclusive to this just-for-the-holidays set.
Filled with two satchets of each of Moon Juice's signature dusts (Beauty, Brain, Power, Spirit, Sex, and Dream) this is the ultimate gift for anyone in need of some adaptogenic stress relief this season. We're obsessed with adding a sprinkle to our favorite smoothies.
If you want to gift your loved one with a truly iconic gift, this dazzling perfume from Krigler is absolutely the one. Worn for years by the likes of Hollywood (and European) royalty, this particular scent was Grace Kelly's signature.
Show-stopping nails are always in vogue but this six-piece set boasts the merriest array of seasonal options: From a heavy metal pewter to candy-coated red.
Eye shadow is lovely, but we don't always get the saturated pigment and durability we pine after. Enter this dazzling long-lasting formula from Beauty Pie. Not only are we obsessed with the gorgeous turquoise shade, it's also so easy to navigate on the lid and lasts for hours without a smudge to speak of. It makes for a magical stocking stuffer, and we plan on dropping it into every sock we see this season.
This season, give the gift of glowing skin. Presented in a shimmery rose-gold ornament, this editor-favorite cleanser will keep skin cool, calm, and collected.
We're obsessed with the old-world look of this stackable Spanish-inspired candle from Paddywax. Plus, the notes of black copal and myrrh are just right for holiday gatherings. You'll also get soft whiffs of smoked patchouli, fir needle, and vanilla.
We've yet to meet a beauty editor who doesn't swear by this magical elixir. Yes, the full-size is an investment (albeit one we think is totally worthwhile), but this trial size is the perfect stuffer for even the snuggest of stockings.
Not everyone is into vampy lips and all-out glitter for holiday festivities. Perfect for the minimalist who still loves a touch of glamour, this set features a plumping gloss, radiance-enhancing illuminator, and a pretty blush and highlighter duo.
We've tried plenty of eye gels and creams only to be left disappointed. (Our dark circles are epically stubborn.) However, these cooling gels are one of the few that have proven up to the task. They're infused with water, cactus collagen, rose oil, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and heavy-hitting brightening medley of vitamin B3, C, and E.
A luxe gift that your loved one might not splurge for on their own, this pure silk sleep mask is essential for the dreamiest night of sleep. Plus, it's great post-eye gel (hint, hint).
Nothing feels more festive than velvet. Update the look with a deep navy version that serves as a striking complement to every hair color.
Fall and winter can be stressful on the skin. This star-shaped sponge is infused with spiced neroli, amber, and vanilla while exfoliating away dead skin with incomparable speed. Plus, we love anything that allows us to channel our star sign—especially come the holidays.
This innovative set from Odacite features four different concentrates to allow your loved one to experiment and discover their ultimate skin elixir for healthy, ultra-glowing skin. We love this set, (they have four in total), which helps relieve dull, tired skin,
This favorite scent from Philosophy is loved for a reason. With dainty notes of bergamot, muguet blossoms, and musk, it's fresh, feminine, and the perfect stocking stuffer for just about anyone who loves to smell amazing. Plus, the ornament packaging is lovely.
With plenty of glittery, light-catching shades to choose from, this liquid liner remarkably stays put and looks mesmerizing in photos.