9 great stocking stuffer beauty gift ideas. We have your gift!
We’ve selected 8 stocking stuffer beauty gift- ables that we know you’ll want! ” Every single gift item in this feature ranges in price from less than $2 to less than $12 and is something unique and practical, fun and fantastic. Check out these eight great stocking stuffer beauty-centic items that you won’t feel sheepish about gifting, for the Beautista, the lip product lover, kids and teens, the hair product fan, eye palette lovers, For men, kids, and everyone on your list, a budget-friendly gift you can buy in multiples, and the perfect little thank-you gift. These should make it onto your gift shopping list:
For the Beautista: You’ve put makeup on your face and are ready to add mascara, but when you do, a flake, a smudge, a glob falls from your lashes, messing up your flawless look. And isn’t it always when you’re in a hurry? You may call it a “stocking stuffer” but we call the Tweezerman No Mess Mascara Guard ($10.00) a must-have. This clever little flexible, rubberized mascara shield isolates your lower lash line (place the shield under your lower lashes as you apply your mascara so the flakes, glops and smudges fall on the guard, not on you face. You can also position this upside down from the brow-bone, shielding your eye makeup while you add mascara to your upper lashes. We’ve reviewed mascara guards before, but this one better. It’s s not rigid, so it is comfortable and easy to use — so simple, so clever, and so necessary! This just makes makeup application so much easier. Gift is on it’s own, or pair it with one of the mascaras The Advice Sisters have suggested (use our search box and type “mascara”). To get more information and see all the Tweezerman products and gifts visit the Tweezerman Web Site.
The perfect little Thank You gift: Do you hand out little “thank you gifts and you don’t want to spend a lot, but you don’t want to look “cheap,” either? Thank you lucky stars for Le Couvent Des Minimes star ornaments with universally-welcome beauty goodies inside. There are two versions: The Sparkling Hand Cream Duo, $12 (a $16 value) has two 0.8 oz. tubes of hand cream ( Amiable and Matines) and the one we tried, the Dazzling Hand & Foot Duo, $12 (a $16 value) that contains 0.8 oz. tubes of Gardener’s Hand Healer Soothes hands with 20% Shea Butter and 7 botanicals and a fresh, herbal scent that men like too. The hand cream is exceptional, acting like an “invisible glove” to protect against chapped and dry skin. There’s also a tube of Hiker’s Foot Healer: It is just for hiking, of course. It’s great for the holidays, when you’re on your feet a lot, as this product softens skin and soothes the sensation of hot, tired feet. The key ingredients are botanicals, Wintergreen, Tapioca Powder and Peppermint. It also helps fight itchy, dry skin (cracked heels?no thanks). The orange and basil scent is unisex, so guys can use it, too. The back story on Le Couvent Des Minimes is that in monasteries, a brother known as the Gardinarius sacrificed his hands to tend and care for the gardens. This tradition of loving care for plants continued at the convent of the Minims in Mane through the arrival of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. The sisters continued to cultivate the fertile land, harvesting sustenance for residents and missionaries returning from tropical climates. Le Couvent des Minimes pays tribute to the original gardeners by incorporating botanicals and nourishing ingredients in their skincare recipes. You’ll notice that the products feature an ancient engraving representing the traditional gardening tools as a nod to their hands-on heritage. At $12.00 per pretty star, these are a great gift that won’t break your budget. Shop for these and more lovely items at http://usa.lecouventdesminimes.com/
For the Lip Product Lover: Lip balms are so essential during the drying days of Winter, and if you are a intense lipstick fan, you have to keep your lips hydrated, Everyone needs lip balms, but Carmex has come out with a seasonal flavor–MINT! Carma Laboratories, Inc., the manufacturer of Carmex®Lip Balm products is featuring their beloved Carmex lip balms in NEW Limited-EditionCarmex® Winter Mint Lip Balm Click Sticks. According to Carmex, loyal fans keep writing to bring back mint, so as a holiday treat, stock up on the refreshing Winter Mint and give everyone the gift they really want and use. Carmex® Winter Mint Lip Balm Click Sticks are available as part of specially marked 2-pack BOGO (Buy-One-Get-One-Free) and 4-pack B3G1 (Buy-Three-Get-One-Free) packages. Both of these offers combine the best-selling Carmex® Original Lip Balm Click Stick or Carmex® Original Lip Balm Tube with a bonus Winter Mint seasonal stick. The Winter themed packaging makes them stocking stuffer ready. The specially marked packages are at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and other retailers (SRP of $1.59 – $4.29). For more information or to find a retailer near you, please visit: www.mycarmex.com.
For the eye palette lover: Essence Cosmetics is one of our favorite brands because they have such trendy and fun collections, and they’re all so amazingly affordable. For holiday, Essence offers four make-up kits: How to Make Eyes Bright, How to Make Nude Eyes, How to Make Smokey Eyes.and the brow fanatic’s dream: Essence How to Make Brows Wow Make-up Box S, Although these are just $10.00, they are a fabulous value that makes a significant looking gift or stocking stuffer. Six colors and an applicator are nestled into the cutest little compact, each with a “conversation” shaped mirror and 2 how-to day/night looks cards slipped behind it. The brows box even has a tiny tweezer (and four shades of brow powder light to dark) which is great for your makeup bag. Get yours at Ulta and Ulta.com. For more information visit the Essence Cosmetics Web Site.
For men, kids, and everyone else: If you asked a group of people what’s in their pockets or purse, one thing most would have, is a “Chapstick.” My Dad used to have the original chapsticks everywhere from his car to his coat. Chapstick has been around a long time, soothing and protecting lips. While we have suggested traditional Chapstick as a stocking stuffer in the past, this year there are two exciting seasonal, limited edition flavors: candy cane and pumpkin pie. Each has a suggested retail price of $1.49 and arrives in the traditional, swivel up stick, with cheerful graphics to decorate the outer tube. The pumpkin pie smells really pumpkin-pie-y and spicy and the candy cane smells just like the refreshing, minty, sugary treat itself. Both are yummy and festive enough to delight man, woman and child (just make sure the kids don’t eat them)! There are more than a dozen flavors and styles of Chapstick, including the 100% natural, anti-aging Chapsticks we recently reviewed. For information on all the Chapsticks and special flavors that are available in drugstores and mass market retailers, visit the Chapstick Web Site
For the Hair Product Fan: Hungry for something new for your hair? Hair Food Strawberry Ginger Root Clarifying Shampoo – 10.1 oz . by Clairol ($9.99) is a unique shampoo that gets all the “gunk” out of your hair, especially during the holidays when you’re using more gels, sprays, glitter, and even dry shampoo can be hard to remove. Hair Food gives you squeaky clean hair that also deeply cleanses your scalp. Nutrient rich strawberries and ginger clean that “gunk” right outta your hair and get rid of buildup from sweat, styling products, and whatever else is on your hair that shouldn’t be there after the party’s over. Most clarifying shampoos that really deep clean also leave your hair very dry, but this one doesn’t just get rid of dulling residue, it leaves your hair shiny and soft (and it has a light scent of fruit and ginger). It’s pampering, and luxe at a beer and peanuts price. Hair Food is also Silicone Free ; Paraben Free ; and Mineral Oil Free . The Hair Food System also includes a Moisture Collection and a Volume Collection (Kiwi, and Apricot). They are so affordable, you can gift them in multiples, Personally, I am a fan of the Clairol Hair Food Shampoo (Strawberry Ginger Fragrance – 10.1 fl. oz approx. $3.00). These are available, among other places at Target and Target online.
A stocking stuffer you can give in multiples: Nail Polish is a perfect stocking stuffer, and the ones for Holiday 2015 from Sinful Colors offer a whopping 28 shades from opaque to perle to shimmer to glitter. Consider: if you purchased all of the colors, it would still cost you less than $56.00 (not a typo) because Sinful Colors polish is just $1.99 each. Price isn’t always an indicator of quality and these polishes offer great value. The Advice Sisters have reviewed Sinful Colors collections so many times, and we are always impressed with the quality and the performance. you’ll find all of them by entering”Sinful Colors” in the search box at the upper right hand side of this page. In this gift guide, I’m focusing on the blingy-est of the bunch: from top to bottom left to right we have: (top row): Gilded: gold & red tiny bits of glitter in a clear base; Hit the Dance Glow: fairy princess raspberry with bits of holographic glitter, Snow & Teal is sparkling aqua with tiny bits of blue and silver glitter, Call You later: sheer emerald with green and gold glitter bits, (bottom row) Queen of Beauty: silver glitter bits in a clear base, Holiday Rebel: tiny bits of green glitter mix with larger red glitter and a clear base, Starlet Fever: barely tinted pink base with bits of pink glitter, Interstellar: semi-sheer purple base with silver sand holographic sparkle, Teal Midnight: semi-sheer turquoise base with sparkling bits of turquoise/blue glitter.Get these at Walmart, drugstore, and other online and mass market retailers.
For the Shimmer Girl: Shimmery makeup never goes out of style, especially during the holidays. But some of those glitter products can be really expensive. Another magical multiple are these Multi Reflects Sparkle Eye Dust Powders from NYC New York Color ($3.00) . There are ten shimmery colors to glitz up your days and nights all season long. The formula has been re-launched with more intense color and a pearlescent formula with more shimmer than glitter. We like Brilliant Sapphire as an refreshing alternative to the grey or brown smokey eye. This color is layer-able if you want a lot of color, but it’s not over the top. You can smudge it and subdue it too wear in the daylight. Eye dust can be difficult to apply precisely, but NYC New York Color has revamped the applicator so you can apply it with an angled, sponge tip wand that comes to a point and the powder stays on the wand. These are a little splurge for yourself, but if you wanted to give someone a great, glittery gift, and you purchased all ten colors it would still just run you $30.00. One Sparkle Eye Dust or a few, tied with a bow, makes a great stocking stuffer for teens and younger women., and for anyone who wants to add a little pizazz to their holiday eye looks. Get yours at drugstore and mass market retailers nationwide, and visit the NYC New York Color Website for more information.