Holiday gift guide: 8 kiss-worthy beauty stocking stuffers
Some people are partial to oranges, candy, coins and trinkets when it comes to stocking stuffers. But beauty lovers prefer makeup. Lipstick, nail polish, hair products … you name it, the cosmetics-obsessed will swoon over a stocking stocked with creams, powders and lotions. Here are eight items to give the stylish women (and one for the guys, too!) on your lists.
Tweens with an eye for fashion (and more than a few grown women) will cheer when they find a selection of hair accessories in their stocking. We have our eye on the holiday collection from Goody, which includes multiglitter elastics, $4.99, and headwraps, $3.99, a purse brush with two ouchless riboon elastics, $4.99, a FahioNow flower salon clip with bonus elastics and more. Find them at Walmart.
Women know it takes a real man to invest in his skincare. And if he won’t, you might as well. Check out the J. Paul Anti-Aging Collection, which includes moisturizer, overnight cream, shaving products, eye serum and more. Can’t decide? Go with the gift set, which includes Glide Shave Cream, ICE Aftershave and Guard Face and Body Lotion with SPF 30 in a logo dopp kit. J. Paul Gift Set, $65, macys.com
As important as putting makeup on is to some, it’s just as important to take it off t night. We love these facial wipes, a collaboration between the Yes to brand and YouTube star Ingrid Nilsen of MissGlamorazzi, that come in Yes to Blueberries or Yes to Cucumbers varieties, $5.99 for 40 wipes, target.com.
No stocking? No problem? Just hang this lovely red lipstick from the tree and watch your gift recipient beam! Topshop mini lip bullet pyramid, $10, topshop.com
The old dryer sheet trick of smoothing out your winter frizz and flyaways gets a chic update with these packaged, disposable and water-free sheets that come lined with a light wax complex that fights frizz, controls static, tames flyaways, blocks humidity and combats dullness. Keep them in your purse all winter long. Oh, and did we mention? They make your hair smell ah-maze-ing. Kérastase Carré Lissant, $28.50 for 50 sheets, kerastase-usa.com
What’s better than a great bottle of nail polish in your stocking? Three great bottles of nail polish in your stocking. This trio of mini versions of mint, pink and silver are like little Christmas miracles. Topshop nail polish trio, $20, nordstrom.com
Spice it up
We’re huge fan’s of Burt’s Bees, so when we discovered this limited edition pumpkin spice lip balm, well, we were buzzing with excitement. Burt’s Bees Pumpkin Spice lip balm, $2.99, target.com
If you have a friend who isn’t so worried about color, but loves a soft, moisturized lip, gift her with this limited-edition holiday ornament housing an SPF 15 lip treament rich in antioxidant oils, vitamins C and E and enriched with sugar. Yum. Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, $22.50, sephora.com
Know someone with sensitive skin? This mild, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic cleanser will do the trick. Dermatologist recommended, it’s great for teens and tweens (and moms and dads, too) looking for clear, healthy skin. SebaMed liquid face and body wash, $12.69, drugstore.comer, smoother skin.