Beauty Stocking Stuffers

December 13, 2016

I take stocking stuffers seriously...probably because my mama has always spoiled us by finding pint-sized giftables that are either useful, fun, pretty, quirky, or a combination of all. While I haven't quite nailed her uncanny ability to find a diverse range of items perfect for weighing down stockings (individually picked for each child, no less) I've found tons of beauty items this year I think are ideal for stuffing in the stockings of friends and family. Nordstrom has an unreal selection of Holiday Beauty Gifts - sets, limited editions, holiday themed formulas, and more - and I could literally almost add one of everything to my cart. But I limited myself to what I think are eight top items. Unintentionally, they are all pretty perfect for travel...maybe they're perfect for some peeps on your list!


.slip for beauty sleep “Slipsilk” Sleep Mask ($45): I’m obsessed addicted to wearing a sleep mask at night. It’s a little debilitating because I can no longer sleep without one. And when it comes to sleep masks, a silk one is just the ultimate luxury. What makes the Slipsilk Sleep Mask so special is that it’s make 100% of pure silk (both inside and out) and was designed over a period of 10 years to be shiny, durable, think, and luxurious. To me, this is a gift perfect for someone who “has everything”!

.Kiehl’s Jeremyville Dry Relief Duo ($16): cute packaging, check. Cult products, check. Travel sized, check. This little duo is made up of two of Kiehl’s most-loved products, Creme de Corps allover body moisturizer and Lip Balm #1. The adorable limited-edition artwork by Brooklyn-based artist Jeremyville makes it an ideal form + function set great for stuffing in a stocking or two. A truly fool-proof gift that’s unisex (seriously, my husband may be the biggest buyer of Lip Balm #1) and will definitely be used and appreciated by whoever you gift it to!

.C.O. Bigelow Marvis Travel with Flavor Set ($15): we all have to brush our teeth, why not elevate the daily experience with toothpaste that’s both good-looking and good-tasting? This Marvis toothpaste set of three comes with the Classic Strong Mint Toothpaste, Whitening Mint Toothpaste, Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste. Great for someone who travels and is always needing a mini sized tube of toothpaste or just a chic little something unexpected. And, at a $19 value, the $15 is pretty fab!

.Hello Crush TSA Travel Set ($20): when it comes to traveling with my skin care products, I don’t like to bring my full-sized bottles but I don’t want to stray from my regimen. This little travel set with empty tubes and jars are perfect for holding my favorite products (at the regulated TSA sizes) so I can use them when away from home. Such a bonus that the empties come with a clear punch that’s TSA approved. It makes a great gift because it’s one of those things y people need and often want but won’t always buy for themselves! P.S. the set also comes in coral and you can buy individual tubes and jars!

.FOREO Luna “Play” Facial Cleansing Brush ($39): I’ve been pretty curious about the FOREO Luna Facial Cleansers but all the various sizes range from $99-$249…all expect the “Play” size which is $39! That’s a pretty great price tag considering it does gives same deep yet gentle cleansing but at a petit size. Any beautybuff – including me – would love finding one of these Christmas morning. Dear Santa, I want one of these in my own stocking. 

.Jo Malone 1oz Cologne ($65): when it comes to sophisticated scents, I always turn to Jo Malone. The fragrances are complex and unique – making them really special. The 1oz size bottles are at an over $50 price but great for gifting to ladies that love a little luxury. And while scent is a very personal thing (nothing worse than getting a candle that’s not your favorite smell, am I right?) Jo Malone’s fragrances are designed to be layered and mixed, so there’s a pretty good chance that whatever blend you choose will compliment what the gift recipient already wears… P.S. if you really want to give a Jo Malone gift that is pure perfection, this set of five 0.3oz perfume set is amazing!

.AERIN Beauty Tangier Vanille Rollerball ($28): so this perfume might not be Jo Malone but it is by AERIN Lauder (a tastemaker of all things beautiful) and it’s a rollerball which makes it super awesome for traveling with or carrying in your handbag or gym arsenal for on-the-go fragrance. I love the under $30 price tag almost as much as I love the scent (for the record, the rollerball size comes in several other blends). The rich vanilla, amber, and musk is so perfect for this time of year!

.Moroccanoil Treatment Ornament ($15): I’ll flux between a few different hair products but the stuff I always end up wanting when I’m on a trip (but never back because I don’t have a small enough bottle) is my Moroccanoil Treatment. It’s the perfect weightless conditioner that protects when styling and gives unreal shine. I love that this mini bottle comes in a festive little ornament box and that I can refill it from my big bottle at home as it starts to run out from being used on trips! P.S. this trio is awesome for any true Moroccanoil lover!

Again, these are just my top eight favorites. Nordstrom really does have an amazing selection of beauty favorites perfect for holiday gifting right here!

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