Little gifts, big surprise: Stocking stuffers to bring a smile on anyone’s face

Although I don’t actually celebrate Christmas, I find the concept of stocking stuffers to be interesting.

From what I believe, these are just little items that fit nicely within a stocking on your fireplace (as if the main gift wasn’t enough?). If you’re like me and Jewish, you probably have friends believing that you get gifts for all eight days of Hanukkah. Although I wish this were the case, typically I would just get one big gift, and if I were lucky, maybe a few small ones too.

The thing about stocking stuffers is that they really work no matter what holiday you celebrate. These are traditionally little gifts that are aimed to bring joy and convenience into your life.  So if you’re a beauty lover like me, then I think you’ll really enjoy my top picks.

Sephora Collection Rose Gold mask

Sephora Collection The Rose Gold Mask

A great gift that really any gal could use? A great sheet mask.

Although you can basically find these anywhere nowadays, Sephora Collection has a whole range of them in store and online, and special for the holidays is their Rose Gold mask (C$9).

This mask is a limited-edition for the holidays sheet mask that is designed to nurture and hydrate your face. Open it up and apply it on your skin for at least 15 minutes to reveal softer and more revitalized skin.

The mask is enriched with rose quartz extract that helps to hydrate dry skin (perfect for the winter season!), as well as hydrate, comfort, and soften skin.  The coolest part is that the mask actually has a rose gold foil on it to maximize the product on your skin.

LANEIGE Kiss Me At Midnight set

Laneige Kiss Me At Midnight Lip Sleeping Mask set

I live by the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, so when I saw that they came out with a special holiday set, I got really excited.

The Kiss Me At Midnight set (C$37), which is currently sold out on Sephora and Laneige’s site (check in store to see if they still have it!), contains a full-size of the original Lip Sleeping Mask, as well as two minis of the formula in special-edition scents.

You apply this miracle worker before bed to wake up with soft, supple lips thanks to a formula that is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. It also has a Moisture Wrap technology that coats the lips in a protective film.

Included in the set is a 20g of the original berry fragrance, as well as 3g of the mini chocolate and a 3g of the sweet candy scents. I will add that a little definitely goes a long way with these and I still have more than half in the one I got a couple years ago, so you may want to buy this and split it up, or gift it to someone who travels often (I brought one of the minis with me to New York).

Lilly Lashes holiday 2019 ornament

Lilly Lashes 3D Mink Miami & Mini Adhesive Ornament

In case you couldn’t tell from my post a couple days ago which featured Velour’s holiday offerings, I love gifting lashes.

I’ve been a follower of Lilly Ghalichi for a while now and have been dying to try out her lash line. A couple years ago the socialite actually brought her lashes into Sephora and for this season, they have come out with a special-edition ornament that features one of her iconic pairs.

This cute star ornament (C$33) contains a pair of her Miami lashes, as well as a mini bottle of her lash adhesive. Lilly Lashes are hand-crafted and designed to blend naturally with your natural lashes, adding length and volume.  The Miami lash is an ultra-wispy volume lash that is designed to up the ante on any holiday look.

Also included in the set is a mini of her adhesive, which is latex-free and quick drying.  I’m very picky personally with lash adhesive, but I think this is a nice touch to throw in with this set.

At C$33, it’s definitely a more pricier gift, especially since it’s only one pair of lashes, but these are so beautiful and would be great for a New Years look as well.

Benefit The POREfessional and Gimme Brow holiday ornaments

Benefit Cosmetics stocking stuffers

A great little stocking stuffer idea? Some little holiday-packaged minis from Benefit!

Benefit has a few different little stocking stuffer gift ideas for the holidays. If you have a friend with large pores, then take a look at The POREfessional (C$18 for 7.5ml), which comes in a mini version and is a smoothing pore primer.  Apply this product underneath your foundation to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, as well as help your makeup stay in place all day or night long.

If you have a friend who is more about their brows, then take a look at the Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel (C$17), which comes in Shade 3. This tinted eyebrow gel has tiny microfibres that adhere to skin and hairs, creating a more natural-looking full brow.

Both of these products are perfect to throw in your bag or travel makeup bag. Best of all, they already come in a holiday-appropriate packaging, making them perfect to just throw in your gift receiver’s stocking. I will note though that these are about a third of the size of the regular size products, so it might actually be more worthwhile to pick up the full size, however, I do think the holiday packaging is cute and if you’re looking for a little topper gift, these would be perfect.

There are so many awesome choices for little mini beauty gifts this season that I truly believe if you are gifting cosmetics, then it shouldn’t be too hard to find something great. Any of the choices I mentioned would make great gifts and would be sure to bring a smile to just about anyone’s face.

Which stocking stuffers are you planning on picking up?

 

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