I might be slightly biased, but I think beauty products make the best stocking stuffers. They’re small, they’re cute, and they’re very affordable—at least, if you shop the ones on this list.
I’ve done the digging to find you the perfect skincare, makeup and haircare treats, each ringing in at under $20. Whether or not you’re actually stuffing a stocking, these are ideal gifts if you’re sticking to a budget (or if you just want to treat yourself).
Check out this year’s best beauty stocking stuffer ideas below.
The Best Beauty Stocking Stuffers of 2021
Versed Photos, Please Brightening Tightening Mask
Versed Photos, Please Brightening Tightening Mask is a creamy, non-drying clay mask that gently exfoliates, brightens and draws out impurities. A single pouch gives you at least 12 applications.
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak is an all-natural bath soak made with coconut milk powder, coconut pulp and vanilla. It smells good enough to eat, and leaves skin soft and silky-smooth.
Voluspa Mini Decorative Tin Candle
Voluspa Mini Decorative Tin Candle is a miniature candle in a beautifully patterned tin. The lid keeps dust out and is handy for travel. It comes in an array of scents and designs, and you get an impressive 25-hour burn time.
Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm
Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm is a hydrating lip balm that comes in three sheer colours, as well as clear. The clean gel formula is spiked with hyaluronic acid, and the tints create a “your lips, only better” effect.
Go-To Transformazing Mask
Go-To Transformazing Mask is a single-use sheet mask that gives lightweight moisture and luminosity to all skin types. It’s drenched in a serum containing niacinamide, vitamin C and Australian botanicals, and works its magic in just 10 minutes.
Lano Coconutter Hand Cream Intense
Lano Coconutter Hand Cream Intense is a rich but non-greasy hand lotion that repairs dry skin with lanolin, shea butter and cocoa butter. It smells like yummy coconut, and also doubles as a foot cream.
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray is a mini texturizing spray for creating tousled, beachy hair without drying it out. Unlike most styling products, it’s all-natural (a blend of salt, aloe vera and essential oils).
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Wipes
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Wipes are the face wipe version of the brand’s famous micellar cleansing water. Perfect for the gym-goer or frequent traveller, they remove dirt, oil and makeup without causing irritation.
Kopari Coconut Melt Mini
Kopari Coconut Melt Mini is a small jar of 100% virgin coconut oil, which has a multitude of different uses. It’s a makeup remover, moisturizer, lip balm, hair mask, shaving oil and so much more.
Truly #Heart Your Imperfections Blemish Patches
Truly #Heart Your Imperfections Blemish Patches are the cutest way to cover up pimples while helping them heal. Worn overnight, the heart-shaped patches draw out bacteria and reduce inflammation.
Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray
Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray is a lightweight, milky spray that tames frizz in all hair types. Rather than silicones, it uses hydrators like glycerin, coconut oil and shea butter to lock in moisture and protect from heat damage.
One Love Organics The Cleansing Sponge
One Love Organics The Cleansing Sponge is the prettiest konjac sponge on the market. But it’s also practical, because it deep-cleans and gently exfoliates without irritating sensitive skin.
Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers
Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers are the ultimate oil-absorbing sheets, made from 100% natural abaca leaf and gold flakes. Just one gets the job done, without disturbing your makeup or leaving any powdery residue behind.
Pursoma Unplug Ritual
When it’s self-care time, Pursoma Unplug Ritual is just the ticket. This single-use bath soak includes French sea salt, green clay, jojoba oil and lemon verbena to help detoxify and de-stress. Post-soak, you’re meant to sweat out toxins while resting under a warm blanket for up to 30 minutes—then you’ll sleep like a baby!
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler is the OG detangling brush that you know and love, but in a compact size with a travel-friendly protective cover. As always, the patented teeth formation smooths hair without snagging or breakage.
Shiseido Facial Cotton
Shiseido Facial Cotton is a set of 165 square-shaped cotton pads—and trust me, once you try these, you’ll never go back to the drugstore kind. The high-quality cotton feels super soft, dispenses just the right amount of product, and never comes apart or leaves lint behind on your face.
Megababe Shower Sheets
Megababe Shower Sheets are the easiest way to freshen up post-gym or during travel. These individually-wrapped, biodegradable wipes are soaked in a blend of gentle cleansing agents, exfoliating glycolic acid and softening aloe and coconut oil. Each one is actually big enough to cleanse your whole body.
Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash
Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash takes hand sanitizing to the next level. The no-rinse gel formula kills bacteria while moisturizing, and leaves your hands with a fresh, herbal scent (and zero stickiness).
Patchology FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels
The Patchology FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels are a set of five lip gels to moisturize and soften your lips. Each single-use mask is loaded with glycerin, collagen, peptides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, and treatments take just five minutes.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
This travel-sized First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser is a sulfate-free and fragrance-free face wash that is suitable for just about everyone. It has a creamy texture that rinses away clean, taking with it all traces of dirt and makeup.
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Pipette Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
Pipette Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is not only one of the best mineral sunscreens, it’s also the most affordable. Originally formulated for babies, this 20% zinc oxide lotion is just as protective for adults. It’s non-whitening, with a slight dewy sheen, and free of silicone and fragrance.
UpCircle Fennel + Cardamom Chai Soap Bar
UpCircle Fennel + Cardamom Chai Soap Bar is a 100% natural face and body soap infused with green clay, shea butter and chai spices. The latter is where the “upcycling” comes in—the spices are leftover from manufacturing chai tea syrup, and repurposed here to gently exfoliate.
Bawdy Shake It Seaweed Butt Mask
The Bawdy Shake It Seaweed Butt Mask is a sheet mask for your rear end. The package contains two treatments—each with one sheet per cheek!—and they promise a firm and sculpted-looking backside. (Apparently, butt is the new face?!)
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara is a smudge-resistant mascara with a tiny brush to target bottom lashes. The tubing formula won’t give you raccoon eyes, and comes off easily with warm water. (You can actually use it on your top lashes, too!)
Bite Toothpaste Bits Mint Charcoal Toothpaste Bits
Bite Toothpaste Bits Mint Charcoal Toothpaste Bits are an eco-friendly twist on toothpaste. Each bite-sized tablet is made with all-natural ingredients, including activated charcoal, coconut oil and xylitol. All you do is bite down and brush with a wet toothbrush, and it transforms into a fresh, minty foam.
The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane
The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane is a lightweight and fast-absorbing oil that is well-tolerated by most skin. It can be used instead of or on top of moisturizer, on the lips instead of lip balm, and even on hair to add shine and heat protection.
Kocostar Foot Therapy
Kocostar Foot Therapy is an intensive alpha-hydroxy acid peel for your feet. All you do is wear the enclosed pair of foot wraps for 90 minutes. Within three to five days, dead skin peels off to reveal soft and smooth feet.
Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner
Perfect for tossing in a handbag, the travel-sized Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner lets you refresh and hydrate your skin on the go. Both a toner and a face mist in one, its clean ingredients include aloe, hyaluronic acid, and CoQ10 (an antioxidant).
Kari Gran Lip Whip Perfector
Kari Gran Lip Whip Perfector is an all-natural lip scrub that doubles as a hydrating lip mask. It uses sugar and chamomile powder to exfoliate dead skin, while castor seed oil, beeswax, jojoba oil and avocado oil prevent chapping and create a smooth base for lip colour.
Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer
The Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezer belongs in everybody’s beauty arsenal. These mini stainless steel tweezers have the same precision and durability as the original size, with a slanted edge for the perfect pluck.
The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream
The Inkey List Caffeine Eye Cream is an affordable eye treatment that harnesses the anti-inflammatory benefits of caffeine. As such, it can help to reduce puffiness, while also delivering lightweight moisture. This is a great choice for daytime, underneath makeup.
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