What's better than beauty gifts? Tiny beauty gifts
When it comes to the important females in your life, finding the perfect stocking fillers for her can be tricky. Too often we resort to panic buying loads of knick-knacks without actually thinking about the person on the receiving end.
Far better to carefully pick out a select few beautiful tiny stocking fillers for her than to bombard her with a ton of smellies she doesn’t really need (or want, for that matter).
There’s something really lovely about having a miniature version of all your favourite beauty products; even though they do the same job, nothing beats a pint-sized lip gloss, liner or hand cream. And if nothing else, it saves valuable handbag size.
From the world-famous brands you’ve always loved to a few more niche ones we implore you to try, consider this THE definitive guide to beauty stocking fillers for every budget – or those last minute secret Santa gifts you haven’t picked up yet.
So if you’re struggling to think of ideas, browse through our carefully selected edit below. Because nobody wants to unwrap an orange.
Aveda’s soothing Candrima aroma is a must for anyone who needs to relax over the Christmas period. You’ll get a cleansing oil, body polish and body lotion all wrapped up in a beautiful green box. We’d like Santa to bring us one, please.
Treat a loved one to this adorable By Terry lip care bauble. Or, buy it early for yourself and hang it on your tree for all to admire (and envy).
You can’t go wrong with the scent of Moroccan rose, especially not a pint-sized stocking filler version of REN’s sell out bath oil.
As well as offering some of the loveliest bottled scents on the market, Jo Malone also makes great smelling Christmas decorations, FYI. This beautiful ornament makes the perfect decoration for the knick-knack lover in your life, and it’s fresh pine and eucalyptus scent is a welcome aroma in any home.
Any beuaty lover will tell you that you can never, ever, have too many nude lipsticks in your lip arsenal. Shiseido’s new Rouge Rouge collection has just about every collection, but at Marie Claire we’re crushing on shade Dusky Honey.
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When it comes to festive scents, it doesn’t get much more Christmassy than the scent of pine trees, so these gorgeous juniper berry and Lapp pine bath salts are the ideal gift for someone who loves a soak in the bath.
MAC enthusiasts will die for a piece from their latest collaboration with Jade Jagger in their stocking – it’s a need, not a want situation. We’re loving the Mineralize eye shadow quads in suitably rock and roll shades.
One for the highlighter obsessed lady in your life, bareMinerals Gold Obsession is a golden wash highlighter that comes with a matching gold-handled brush. Perfect for a holiday glow.
We’d be kidding ourselves if we said this wasn’t one of the most coveted launches of the year. Rhi Rhi has created the most flattering, universal red that should be in every beauty lover’s stocking this year.
Available in Red Truffle 21, Pomelo, Green Orange & Coriander and White Rose & Lemon Leaves they completely sold out earlier this year – so be quick with your clicking if you want to gift one this year!
The winter weather wreaks havoc on our skin – think tight, dehydrated and uncomfortable – so give the gift of perfectly hydrated skin this year with some of Darphin’s skin-softening heroes.
Bobbi’s best selling product now comes in a teeny-tiny duo for stockings everywhere; complete with a mini liner brush, it’s ideal for an on-the-go, cat eye kind of girl.
Sore, chapped lips are a thing of the past with this nourishing tinted lip oil trio from Elizabeth Arden. It certainly won’t disappoint – we’ll take four, please…
Nothing beats a hot bath during winter to wind down and let all the day’s stressors go. Thanks to this gorgeous trio of oils from Cowshed, there’s a bathtime scent for just about every mood.
Ah Liz Earle, making beautiful Christmas gift sets since 1995. At a very reasonable price of just 10 quid, this duo makes the perfect stocking filler for mums everywhere.
A sheet mask is a must-have for every stocking this year (how did we live so long without them?) and this K-beauty staple by Simple is exactly what you need to soothe stressed-out skin.
This one is an absolute must for anyone who is still yet to try the now iconic Beautyblender (although you’d be hard pushed to find a beauty lover who hasn’t). The bauble is complete with a solid Blendercleanser for cleaning your sponge on the reg.
The only thing better than one full size Charlotte Tilbury lipstick is probably three mini Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks. Inspired by some of the legendary MUA’s favoruite celebrities, these will be warmly welcomed into any beauty lover’s arms on Christmas morning.
There’s just something nice about receiving fancy soap on Christmas day, and Bamford’s best-selling, fresh-scented duo will look gorgeous in any bathroom.
NARS’ collaboration with Man Ray is one of the brand’s best, and they’ve matched up your favourite shades of blush and Audacious lipsticks in these Love Triangle sets – which you can hang on your tree as well as putting in a stocking, FYI.
The bubble face mask was without doubt one of the most popular (and most terrifyng-looking) K-beauty trends of the year – if you haven’t tried one, you’ve definitely seen them on Instagram.
Cult favourite Double Cleanse has been given a makeover and now comes in a luxurious balm form rather than the oil. Apply to a dry face, massage the balm-to-oil into skin and emulsify with water before rinsing off to a face prepped for treatment. Plus, who doesn’t love a dinky tube of cleansing balm?
We’re yet to find anyone who doesn’t love Glossier’s fluid blush, Cloud Paint. It’s easy to blend and the colour payoff is excellent, so a set of all four of them will delight any beauty lover on Christmas morning.
Despite the name, this one is a great gift for just about anyone who’s hands need some TLC this winter – not just gardeners. Chapped hands will be soothed and dry skin softened thanks to Odylique’s hero formulas.
You can’t go wrong with lip balms in a stocking – frankly, they’re a necessity. Look to skin experts Nugg for a great lip therapy duo.
The cold snap wreaks havoc with our skin often leaves us with dry and chapped skin. The hydrating hand cream and lip care rose duo by Jurlique will fix all of your flaky winter skin woes.
Consider those last minute Christmas gifts well and truly sorted.
We’re just going to buy our couple for ourselves…