Our 17 Favorite Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Beauty Lovers
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And just like that, December is almost over. Or, should we say, just like that, 2020 is almost finished? With days passing us by much quicker than expected, and our end-of-year deadlines and responsibilities taking up a large portion of our time, many of us might have forgotten to purchase gifts for the beauty lovers in our lives. We want to let you know that it is OK if you haven’t finished your shopping list yet—you still have time to get that hair, makeup, or skin-care item you’ve been eyeing for that certain someone. Stocking-stuffer beauty gifts are a fantastic option because they generally come in a size that won’t crowd your minimalist beauty lover’s collection, and they’re usually extremely chic in their design, too. Plus, it’s a great way for your giftee to try a new product or tool in hopes that it will become a staple in their skin, hair, or makeup routine.
If you need a stellar gift fast, here are the 17 best beauty stocking stuffers to consider for anyone on your list this holiday season.
Bathing Culture Golden Hour Hydrosol
The key to having a bouncy and dewy glow last the entire day is to spritz your face frequently with a hydrosol. Purchase this Moroccan neroli- and rose-flower-packed formula for the friend who is always on the hunt for a supple glow and is always looking to try great, clean formulas on the market. The clear glass bottle is also 100 percent recyclable.
It’s time for us to accessorize our zits—why not? These hydrocolloid pimple patches are great at speeding up the life cycle of a zit while simultaneously decreasing any inflammation at the pimple site. These patches come in a cute carrying case that will fit seamlessly into any purse, night stand, or minimalist skin-care collection.
Daily Concepts Daily Facial Dry Brush
You’ve likely tried dry-brushing your body before, but how about dry-brushing your face? This facial dry brush lives in our morning routines because the bristles are soft, meaning that they won’t cause any irritation or damage in the skin. This brush will increase circulation and elasticity while helping with lymphatic drainage at the start of a taxing day.
Lele Sadoughi x Fekkai Oversized Scrunchie
Whether you’re wearing this around your wrist or around your bun, this is the perfect iconic accessory to gift this year. Hair titan Fekkai teamed up with accessories designer Lele Sadoughi to bring us a beautiful, oversize pastel hair scrunchie that will be the ideal finishing touch to any outfit you decide to sport. These scrunchies are made from 100 percent organic cotton, which never tugs at the strands, thereby protecting and improving overall hair health.
Linné Rise & Rest Functional Fragrance
Give the gift of a functional fragrance this year. This rollerball duo contains all the scents your workaholic loved one needs for an energized day and a calming night. The Rise rollerball has notes of orange essence and black spruce, which promotes clarity, focus, and motivation throughout the day, whereas the Rest rollerball contains petitgrain sur fleurs to reduce stress and frankincense to promote a calm mood before bed.
RMS Beauty Master Radiance Base Cream Highlighter
Consider this for the person in your life who always seems to sport an otherworldly glow no matter what time of year it is. This product works well as an illuminating base under foundation, or as a highlighter to help you achieve that lit-from-within sheen. Our favorite way to wear this holy-grail makeup product is on its own with just a touch of concealer around our problem areas.
Pat McGrath Labs Celestial Divinity Luxe Quad in Interstellar Icon
Finding any trace of Pat McGrath either in a stocking or under a tree is sure to bring a person immense joy during the holidays. This quad comes equipped with some of the creamiest shadows that will help create a stunning day or nighttime makeup look. Consider adding two of these to your cart—you’re definitely going to want one for yourself.
Fur Mitt Trio
Exfoliation is the best way to prevent ingrown hairs on the legs, bikini line, and underarms. These Fur mitts slide onto the fingers to provide a thorough physical exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and debris from the skin and prevent painful ingrown hairs. These are reusable, making it great for your sustainable-beauty-loving friend.
Westman Atelier Lip Suede Palette
Palettes are always great to stuff into anyone’s stocking for their ability to create multiple makeup looks while taking up minimal space in our collections. We love that this luxury, clean formula palette is wearable all year round and provides that creamy just-kissed finish that we’re all after these days.
Essie Core Mini Nail Polish Gift Set
You can never go wrong with a shimmery holiday nail, which makes this adorable four-piece set from Essie a foolproof stocking stuffer. Whether you’re shopping for a niece, your mom, or even a treat for yourself, these gorgeous metallic and glitter polishes are a definite must to close out 2020.
Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Perfume & Lipstick Set
Any fragrance collector would be thrilled to add this cult-classic Gucci scent to their stash. The rich floral notes serve as the perfect reminder that spring is just a few months away. Plus, your giftee will be thrilled with the matching sheer lipstick in Goldie Red, the brand’s most popular shade. Remember—red lips will never go out of style.
NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device
Purchase this for the person in your life who seems to have their aesthetician on speed dial. Microcurrent devices (when used consistently) are great for increasing elasticity, minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and smoothing out any texture in the skin. Give the gift of a perfectly sculpted face this season.
Billie Floof Dry Shampoo
Consider this product for your friend who is always on the hunt for the best dry shampoo to soak up any excess oil and add volume to second-day hair. This comes in a light and dark formula, meaning that no matter what hair color you or your friend has, this will blend into the scalp seamlessly without any powdery white cast.
Chillhouse Chill-Tips in Checked Out
We love the ease of press-on nails, as they’re a quick way to create a glamorous manicure that will never chip or fade. Get this set for the person in your life who spends all their time typing away, and give them something chic to stare at as they spend eight hours in front of their computer screen.
Farmtrue Loose Smudge in Embark
Along with the holidays comes the new year, so consider gifting this smudge blend to a loved one to reset their home as they embark on a new chapter. A mixture of birch bark, cinnamon, white sage, basil, and pine will help to clear out negative energies from what can only be called the wackiest year we’ve ever had, and invite in prosperity, protection, confidence, and a clear path to what lies ahead.
Boscia Ready, Set, Glow! Mini Essentials Kit
Consider this set for anyone who is a skin-care novice and does not know where to start. This set contains everything a person needs to rid their skin of impurities—cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream, and serum—while boosting collagen levels and restoring balance to the moisture of their skin. The handy carrying pouch is also perfect for traveling and storage.
Ciaté The Cheat Sheets Vol. 2
Decorating a bare space with stickers is no longer reserved for our phone cases and laptops. These nail decals are a great way to add a quick and cute design to any manicure without the added hassle of drawing on the designs with polish and a brush.
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