You might have already knocked some of the big-ticket items off of your holiday shopping list, but even if you’ve only mentally hit “click to buy,” consider adding some stocking stuffers to your cart, too. These products may seem like an afterthought in the grand scheme of things, but we’re here to tell you (and show you) just how thoughtful, practical, and giftable these small wonders can be.
Plenty of well-known brands like Kopari, Bobbi Brown, and Malin + Goetz have perfectly sized minis that make for a nice beauty bonus when opening presents. We fully recognize that your attention may be laser-focused on the “it” items of the season or figuring out exactly what to buy for that person in your life who seems to have everything, but scroll down to see our selection of stocking stuffers that, in all honesty, may get more use beyond the holidays than some of the other highly coveted gifts.
Gifting skin care can be a bit tricky, particularly if you’re unfamiliar with the recipient’s skin type and concerns, but there’s no going wrong with FaceTory’s Best of Seven Facial Mask Collection. There’s a sheet mask to tackle just about every issue, like a ceramide-packed option for anyone experiencing dryness, or a vitamin C variety for those who need help diminishing dullness.
With its moisturizing, deliciously scented, unrefined coconut oil, Kopari’s Sugar Cookie Coconut Melt is a sweet addition to any stocking. The travel-size pot of this multitasking moisturizer was made even sweeter with this limited-edition vanilla-scented version that’ll remind them of fresh-baked goods.
Electric beauty devices may have all the bells and whistles, but don’t sleep on the efficacy of a good ol’ mechanical tool. Knesko makes this Gemstone Face Roller, which harnesses the grounding and negativity-absorbing energy of obsidian. Tell the recipient to use the larger side to do a lymphatic drainage facial massage and then the small end for depuffing the delicate eye area. And with 1.25 million nylon bristles held together by an ergonomic handle, the Alder New York The Cleansing Facial Brush will also help get rid of every ounce of makeup and any other gunk from the day.
Hair ties seem to disappear like socks in the dryer, so slip a fresh pack into a few stockings as replacements. The Invisibobble Slim Trio Cracker comes with nine bands in a mix of shimmery pink, silver, and clear, and they’ll gently hold hair back without getting tangled.