Its that time of year again!
The holidays are upon us whether you like it or not. For many, that means the chore of shopping for gifts has begun.
Personally, I really enjoy Christmas shopping. I love giving people gifts and watching them get excited! I’ve complied a list of a few small gifts that would make perfect and unique stocking stuffers!
HOLISTIK Wellness Stir STIKs
If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember my post about these little lifesavers a few weeks ago. HOLISTIK Wellness is a CBD company that makes stir “STIKs” that you can stir or pour into your beverage of choice.
There are five different types; HOLISTIK stress, HOLISTIK sleep (my personal favorite), HOLISTIK recover, HOLISTIK beauty, and HOLISTIC digest. You can get a three pack for $13.99 making this a great, budget-friendly stocking stuffer!
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Patchology Current Mood Kit
Another brand I have been loving all this year is Patchology! I recently tried their Current Mood eye gels Kit. I was never one to really use eye gels until I tried this kit. They genuinely make the skin under my eyes feel and look so much better!
Moroccan Magic Lip Balm
Growing up, Santa used to fill my stockings with the essentials: shampoo, toothpaste, and lip balm. Fast forward to adulthood, and I’m filling our stockings with Moroccan Magic Lip Balm because it is truly the best!
Personally, I use their eucalyptus lip balm every single day. No exaggeration. Their three packs of lip balm range from $12 to $14 and are well worth it!
Beauty Blender Holder
What I once thought was an necessary vanity product, I’ve now realized has completely changed how I store and travel with my beauty blenders.
This little contraption is designed to hold your beauty blender when its not in use. I never realized how gross it probably got just laying on my bathroom counter or in my makeup bag until I started putting it in this holder. The silicone travel holder is aDORABLE and a fun but useful gift for any makeup junkie!
It comes in five different colors and is under $10!
Mini Makeup Samples
This is a gift you can’t go wrong with.
Beauty retailers like Sephora and Ulta are known for their vast variety of product samples you can purchase. Most of them are under $10 and feature some of the biggest brands in beauty. The idea is to try-before-you-buy.
What I love about these samples around the holiday season is that they make excellent stocking suffers or little gifts for your girls! These are high quality, luxury samples for exponentially less than what you’d pay for the full size product! It gives your friend a chance to try a luxury product without paying the luxury price.
Walmart Perfume (BrandBacker)
Beauty Box Subscription
Okay, technically a subscription to a beauty box would definitely be over the $15 budget you came here for, but hear me out!
If you’re already subscribed to a beauty box, most of the time you can purchase an extra box for the same price (if not cheaper!) than your monthly price! For example, Ipsy offers a mystery bag that you can purchase in addition to your monthly subscription for $14. This would make an excellent gift for someone!
If you’re feeling extra generous this year, you could purchase a year subscription to a beauty box for someone special! You could get a mini sample (lipstick, lotion, mascara, or whatever you think they’d appreciate the most) and put it in a small box with a note that says, “There is more where that came from!” with the password to their beauty subscription account!
Evian Mineral Water Facial Mist
Quite possibly the most important skin care tip I discovered this year was facial mists. What is essentially a spray-able toner has become my skin care must have, especially when my skin gets dry in the winter.
I love facial sprays because they’re easy. It takes two seconds to spray your face and you’re out the door.
Evian makes a great facial spray that is now a staple in my skincare routine. The Evian Mineral Water Facial Mist is $13.50 at Sephora and worth every penny! The best part? You could give this as a gift and not have to worry about what someones skin type is! This stuff is good for anyone on your list!
Honorable Mention: The Dollar Tree
This isn’t technically a gift idea, but it’s an idea of a place to go to get some surprisingly incredible stocking stuffers! I have been all up in my local Dollar Tree this year and I cannot believe how much they have stepped up their game!
Just yesterday, I went in there to get a few things for my company Christmas party and took a stroll down their beauty aisle. To my amazement, they offered SO MANY quality and even name brand products!
I was most impressed by their offering of YesTo products! I have used YesTo products since middle school and was surprised to see them in my local Dollar Tree! They offered two different masks and a mask applicator tool. Naturally, I snagged up all three and can’t wait to try them out!
I also got lots of candy, little gingerbread cookies, and decorations to fill our stockings with. They had a huge selection of holiday items, from decorations to wrappings to candy, the whole nine yards!
Don’t sleep on the Dollar Tree, guys!