I always put off picking up stocking stuffers until the last minute. I mean, I plan to do it earlier when I am out shopping for everything else, but I never remember to. This year, I am trying to be a bit more creative and not just fill them up with candy and novelties.
There are some great goodies to be found to fill up a stocking. Take a look at a few of my faves I found this year - all in the beauty category, of course.
Hard Candy Just Nails Nail Polish -$5.00
In a variety of nail colors with the icon formula and ring in place on the bottle, these little beauties fit perfect into a stocking.
Available at Walmart.
Burt's Bees Bee Keeper Lip Balm Set - $9.99
The most popular Burt's Bees lip balms all packed together in one great, easy to stuff set. The great re-useable tin contains the following: Beeswax Lip Balm, Honey Lip Balm, and Replenishing Lip Balm.
Available at Burt's Bees, Drugstore.com, CVS, and major retailers.
Solerra Instant Bronze Mitt & Sunless Tanning Mitt - $24.95 each
Wipe on that instant and sunless tan with these innovative mitts. Perfectly fits in a stocking, and perfectly glides on for an instant, smooth, sunless tan.
Available at Solerra.com.
OPI Decorate Your-elf! - $14.95
Each gift pack (3 options) features an OPI Holiday Wishes Nail Lacquer plus coordinating 2-in-1 Lip Gloss (for rich color and radiant shine!).
* All A-Bordeaux the Sled! (wine lacquer / sheer wine gloss)
* Holiday Glow (silvery charcoal lacquer / nude gloss)
* Meet & Jingle (crimson lacquer / sheer crimson gloss)
Available at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and Ulta.
Purple Lab - Huge Lips, Skinny Hips - $25.00
A tongue-in-cheek lipgloss that contains ingredients to do just what the name says. For huge lips, this gloss contains Vitamin B3. This helps to stimulate blood flow to the lip surface, in a non-irritating way, and fille in lines, wrinkles and plumps them up. For skinny hips, this gloss contains 10% Hoodia Gordoni extract. Hoodia is a known appetite suppressant that has been used for years for it's hunger curbing abilities. Select from six tempting shades: Kitty Poledancer, Lychee Martini, Worship Kate, No Panty Lines, Red Sole and Love Your Thighs.
Available at b-glowing, ScoopNYC and Amazon.
C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Cordial - $7.50
C.O. Bigelow's Mentha Cordials are the famous lip mentha balms with a twist. These are their Winter Cordials, which combine the high shine and breath-freshening benefits of Mentha Lip Shine with a host of new flavors. Choose from: Hot Buttered Rum, Triple Hot Chocolate, Warm Spiced Cider and Vanilla Cream Eggnog.
Available at Bath and Body Works.
Bath & Body Works Accessories Lambie Sleep Mask - $10.00
For a cute and fun gift that will be more than welcome, this great sleep mask, soft and plush like a lamb. It can be sprayed with an aroma therapy sleep mist to aid in sleep.
Available at Bath and Body Works.
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color - $4.99
My favorite drugstore nail color is always in a stocking I stuff. Pick it up easily at a drugstore and give a gift of great looking nails. The formula bonds with nails to provide a shatterproof, diamond hard protective coating that virtually ends splitting, cracking and peeling, all with a diamond like shine. Choose from an array of the seasons hottest shades.
Available at major retailers and drugstores.
Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum Roll-On - $16.00
Because every gal loves a little couture, Juicy Couture presents Viva La Juicy, an enticing scent of wild berries and mandarins, honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine. To round it out, amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline add just the right touch of sweetness. This great roll-on fits perfectly in a stocking.
Available at Sephora.
Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve - $12.50
For the driest of hands, this hand treatment will get hands in top shape, no matter what harsh conditions they are subjected to This salve makes for a protective barrier around the hands to keep the elements out while repairing the damage that is already done. Stick this hand savior in a stocking to keep her hands the softest they have been.
Available at Kiehl's.