Finish Up Your Holiday Shopping With These Darling Stocking Stuffers!
Did it just dawn on you that Christmas is merely five days away? Well, take a deep breath — not only are we experts in the art of procrastination, we’re pretty adept at thinking on our feet and adapting to stressful situations. And so, as a service to our fellow procrastinators, we’ve amassed some fun stocking stuffer ideas — all under $25 — that you can purchase at department stores, salons, and drugstores. Sure, the lines might be a bit long but when you come in with a battle plan, everything goes way more smoothly, so check these out and see if they make your “must get” list!
China Glaze Get Carried Away Set, $22. Available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.
Girls big and small love a good nail polish and this kit carries three lovely ones: Santa Red My List, a metallic blue-toned red with ruby micro glitter and swirling silver shimmer; So Blue Without You, a frosty metallic dark turquoise shade with swirling silver shimmer and turquoise micro glitter; and Your Present Required, a super fun, glittery top coat that has a clear base, silver and metallic pink glitter, and chunky metallic blue purple and pink sequin flakes. The Your Present Required harmonizes perfectly with Santa Red My List and So Blue Without You, so that you can layer it over either color for a festive, party-ready look. And if that’s not enough to sweep ladies off their feet, the kit comes with a silver mesh change purse that will fit nicely inside any of your holiday clutches.
Mark Get Some Scents Fragrance Pencil Gift Set, $20. Available at MeetMark.com
We’ve all seen rollerball fragrances by this point, slim and travel-friendly tubes with rounded tips that allow you to roll a dab of liquid fragrance onto your pulse points. But mark has introduced another whimsical way in which to experience scent: via jumbo-sized fragrance pencils like those that have become so popular in the makeup world (lip crayons and shadow pencils come to mind). This boxed kit features four fragrance pencils that allow you to scribble all over your pulse points and leave behind a subtle scent. The four fragrances included are: Jewel; Very Sassy; Celebrate; and Jewel Shine.
EOS Smooth Sphere 3-pack Ornament, $7.99. Available at Target stores.
I’ve always been ga-ga over EOS’ Smooth Sphere lip balms, so this limited-edition kit won me over almost immediately. Packaged inside an ornament-shaped, clear see-through case with snowflake embellishments, this lip balm kit features three full-sized lip balms, each formulated using 100% natural ingredients like nourishing shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E. The three flavors included in the ornament are: Pomegranate Raspberry, Sweet Mint, and the limited edition Vanilla flavor (which is creamy perfection and perfect for the season of sugar cookies, frosting confections, and confectionary delights).
LUSH Secret Santa Bath Bomb, $9.95. Available at LUSH stores and LUSHusa.com
Not only is this new LUSH bath bomb adorable, it’s actually rooted in the brand’s history. The house-shaped bath bomb is modeled after the first LUSH store in Poole, England, and it’s infused with a new perfume called 29 High Street, a zesty combination of orange water, lime, and Sicilian lemon notes that are softened and made creamier via tonka vanilla and jasmine notes. As with all LUSH bath bombs, the moment you toss this beauty into a warm bath, it will begin to dissolve, fizzing quickly as the water turns fun shades (in this case, orange and pink) and the bathroom is filled with an enticing fragrance. The best thing about this bath bomb: kids and adults alike will appreciate its adorable design, the way it transforms a bath into a form of play, and the way its uplifting scent adds a smile to their faces. It’s the perfect way to entice kids into taking long baths, having them splish-splash for longer than ever before, or to offer bit of relaxation to stressed-out moms who have spent hours on end decorating their homes, shopping for gifts, wrapping presents, and making sure the holidays are perfect for their families.
ChapStick Collector’s Edition Ornament Tins, $5 each. Available at Target stores.
These adorable round tins can be hung up on the Christmas Tree or slipped into stockings. Either way, they’re bound to promote good cheer with their lovely seasonal prints. The ornament tins come in three designs: Red, White & Sparkle, which features undulating red and white stripes like those you’d find on holiday ornaments, candy canes, or mints, all covered with loads of glitter; Candy Cane Swirl, which features the traditional red-and-white stripes of the go-to Christmas treat; and Red, White & Blue Candy Cane, which features candy canes dancing against an aqua blue backdrop. Once you open each tin, you’ll discover three ChapStick lip balms in yummy seasonal flavors like Candy Cane and Gingerbread Kiss. Adorable and functional, these tins pack the essentials needed to enjoy smooth lips during the season of kisses under the mistletoe. And, the tins themselves can be used to store knickknacks or even reused as ornaments for years to come.