Every year, the holidays sneaks up on us like the Grinch trying to steal our gifts. Except, unlike the Grinch, most of us enjoy the community and generosity displayed during the holiday season. Let’s be honest, regardless of religion or tradition, giving and receiving gifts is a universally loved activity. If you’re excited about the parties and quality time with loved ones but feel anxious about crossing all the Ts on your gift list, you’ve come to the right place. We are deeply familiar with how overwhelming holiday shopping can be, which is why we’ve gathered some of our favorite stocking stuffer options for the beauty lovers on your list.
Whether your loved one is makeup-obsessed, a lover of all things green beauty, or someone looking to baby their body through the winter, we’ve got festive and affordable options across the board. Now, you can focus less of your energy on anxiously combing through holiday sales, and more of your energy on consuming delicious cookies and cranking Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
So go ahead, pour yourself a nice cup of cocoa, settle into your couch, and behold all of the fabulous stocking stuffer options we’ve found for the beauty lover in your life.
1Marc Jacobs Beauty, $28
Few makeup additions scream holiday cheer more than a glittery, runway-ready shade of the Marc Jacobs eyeshadow. Both the Topaz Flash and Blitz Glitz colors will help you ring in the New Year.
2Nugg Exfoliating Lip Scrub, $9.99
The holiday season can wreak havoc on our lips, which is why an adorably packaged Nugg lip scrub is an ideal addition to any beauty lover’s stocking.
Who among us doesn’t want to pucker up to Bite Beauty’s neutral-colored Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick and mini Lip Pencil?
This adorable, yet elegant ornament not only contains the wildly popular Champagne Pop Highlighter, but your loved one can even hang it on their tree after opening it up.
A cute hair scarf is a gift that can be used all year-round. Plus, Louvelle has four different patterns to choose from.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to limit your gifting to holiday-themed cosmetics. Especially when the summer-loving friend on your list might be longing for these four mermaid-inspired shades.
This affordable mask set will cover all your loved one’s winter skin care needs. There’s a mask for purifying, moisture, pore-refining, and radiance-boosting, complete with two under-eye brightening hydrogel patches.
Few things say “I love you” quite like high-quality brow tools, and Anastasia Beverly Hills is the place to shop for brow products.
With nine gem-inspired palettes to choose from (each palette comes with nine shadows), there’s a goldmine of eyeshadows for the beauty lover on your list.
There are few stocking stuffers both as cute and practical as a macaron-shaped lip balm. This Crème Shop one draws inspiration from Hello Kitty. Every time your loved one moisturizes their lips, they’ll be filled with happiness.
11Sigma Beauty Blender, $15
In a perfect world, beauty sponges would last forever, (aka through all of our makeup looks and furious washings). But the reality is that most of us need to replace them. So why not give your friend the gift of a clean, new makeup sponge?
This adorably packaged balm duo can be used on everything from your lips to your cuticles, and it’s especially helpful for dry, wintry patches.
We fully believe the Holy Trinity refers to this trio of the Kiehl’s original lip balm, cranberry lip balm, and mint lip balm.
Celebrate the holidays with this luxe Baylis & Harding bath set.
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This 3-in-1 skin care product functions as a cleanser, scrub, and mask, depending on how thick you apply it and the length of use. This is ideal for the time-efficient person on your list.
16Juice Beauty Plant Me A Kiss, $19
This gorgeous duo includes a mascara as well as a satin lip cream, both of which can be placed inside the metallic ornament and hung on the tree.
This pretty-in-pink trio will treat your loved one to the Peel & Polish Resurfacing Concentrate, the beloved Glow Tonic, and the soothing Rose Flash Balm. This is perfect for holiday travels, as well.
New Year’s is a time for over-the-top updos, which means dropping some jeweled bobby pins in a loved one’s stocking is not only a sweet gift, but it’s seriously helpful.
All of the delicious holiday treats can wreak havoc on our precious skin, so giving your loved one the gift of a brightening and fortifying scrub is a surefire way to make them feel fresh.
Shu Uemura makes the most glamorous eyelash curlers on the market, which is why festive curlers are a must-have this holiday season.
Getting naked for a shower in the dead of winter is less than ideal, which is why dry shampoo is a great gift for anyone trying to stay fresh.
22Milani Bold Obsession Eyeshadow Kit, $19.99
This gorgeous 12-shade palette will make the eyeshadow enthusiast stand out more than your holiday decorations.
23Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Turban, $30
The worst part about washing your hair is the 18 hours it takes to dry—particularly if you’re trying to avoid heat damage. Luckily, Aquis has the answer for all of us lazy air-dry lovers.
This set is ideal for your BFF who loves green beauty. They’ll be able to mask it up with charcoal, cleanse their skin with Vitamin B enzymes, and moisturize with a soothing balm.
Normally, an anti-aging moisturizing cream might not feel like an exciting gift, but this special popper makes it a lot more fun to open!
We’d be hard-pressed to imagine a friend who wouldn’t squeal upon receiving this Sunday Riley set, which includes the Luna Sleeping Night Oil, the Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, and the C.E.O. Moisturizer.
Detangling your luscious hair is a year-long activity, which is why gifting a loved one with a cute and practical detangling brush is a gift that will keep on giving.
28Ten Days of Tocca Gift Set, $50
The fragrance lover in your life will feel completely pampered by all 10 perfumes in this gift set. Whether they fancy a rollerball or a scented hand cream, this sampler is an ideal way for them to find their signature scent.
29Kopari Beauty Besties Kit, $40
Have them channel a tropical Christmas with this delicious set that includes a coconut deodorant, coconut lip gloss, a face cream, and a multi-tasking lotion.
30Ahava Mini Trio Celebration, $15
Since winter can be such a stressful time for our skin, this cream trio will be a miracle for your loved one’s dry and parched hands.
31Emera Haircare Sample Box, $14.50
If you have a loved one who is currently obsessed with the wide-ranging benefits of CBD, then introducing them to Emera’s hair care offerings might be a perfect match. This sampler includes a CBD-infused shampoo, conditioner, serum, and scalp treatment.
This luxurious sheet mask is a fabulous stocking stuffer for the K-beauty lover on your list.
33EOS Sugarplum Balm, $3.29
This festive lip balm is great for moisturizing the lips, and it’s good enough to eat (but please don’t eat it).
Is there any better way to enter 2019 than with a collection of luxurious sheet masks? We don’t think so.
Your beauty-loving friend will feel like royalty when they gaze upon this fairy tale-inspired packaging from Jill Stuart Beauty’s lipstick collection.
36Olive M Antioxidant Balm, $36
This organic multi-purpose balm is infused with neroli and rose so you can keep your body, face, and lips silky smooth throughout the winter.
This sweet-smelling blend of essential oils is great for the person on your list looking to even out their skin tone and soften wrinkles without using harsh chemicals.
This beautifully packaged perfume kit includes 20 samples of Pinrose fragrances, so your loved one can smell just as good as they look.
39White Sands Orchid Oil, $26
This heavenly-scented oil will serve as a calming balm for your loved one’s dry, winter hair. Plus, we can’t get over how luxe the packaging is.
40Priori Gentle Cleanser, $19.95
This travel-sized lactic acid cleanser is great for anyone looking to stay on top of their skin care routine.
There are few brands that consistently put out formulas as deeply moisturizing and delicious-smelling as SheaMoisture. This will be a real treat!
42EIR NYC Surf + Turf Kit, $40
Help them take care of their skin, especially during the winter when most forget about sun care.
43The Balm The Dew Manizer’s Quad, $27.50
A set of four dazzling liquid highlighters and all-over illuminators.
44Farsali Unicorn Essence Mini, $22
This cult-favorite essence will be perfect of the skin care lover on your list.
Give the gift of incredible lips with this ultra-luxe mini lipstick set.
46Kristin Ess Rose Goals Kit, $14
All of the Kristin Ess products are incredible, so you can’t go wrong with any of their gift sets. But the Rose Goals kit is truly a treat.
47Juicy Couture Oui Eau de Parfum, $105
A fun and flirty perfume, with notes of jasmine water lemon, that will match their spirit.
Give them this playful lip plumping trio that comes with Buxom’s bestselling lip liner, two high-shine liquid lips, and a sultry eye veil.
For the eyeshadow lover on your list, Urban Decay launched three mini palettes inspired by its beloved Born to Run palette.
A perfume set that offers a range of scents and a little bit of self-care. Each fragrance is paired with a positive intention, just the kind of vibe we want to have in 2019.