What is it about stocking stuffers that gets me all jazzed?! Ever since I was a wee, feisty, redheaded tyke, I've always had a thing for them. It's like getting a bunch of tiny presents! I thought it would be kind of cool to stick with the beauty theme and show you guys some awesome little stocking stuffers under $10 (a lot of the ones I chose here are actually under $5!) These would also make fun little Secret Santa ideas for the work place if you have a beauty product junkie to buy for! I included the specific brands pictured in the below links, but feel free to just use this list loosely to spark your gift-giving imagination!
Nail Polish Remover Pads | I freaking love these things. I keep them in my purse for nail emergencies. Super easy to use.
Love & Toast Handcreme | I really like this brand. Comes in a lot of fun scents that aren't obnoxious and the packaging is really funky and cute!
EcoTools Makeup Brushes | I am a BIG fan of EcoTools for many reasons, but the biggest reason is they are made incredibly well and are priced insanely low. They don't shed, they're super soft and they wash beautifully. They have fabulous little starter kits that are a great value. (Click here for other kit).
Facial Cleansing Wipes | There are so many brands and options to choose from, I'm just digging these ones right now which are great for pesky breakouts and getting sweat and bacteria off your face and chest after the gym. Effective but not too harsh, either. Also great for teenagers!
Razors | This is one of those great stocking stuffers that everyone needs but no one likes to buy for themselves. I like disposable ones so I don't get lazy and end up with a dull blade for months. Just toss it and move onto the next.
Lip Balm | I swear this is like a staple of stocking stuffers. I remember getting just about every single brand and flavor of lip balm and chapstick since I was a kid and I still love getting it. I'm loving these Softlips Cubes right now! They feel so good on the lips and the packaging looks like a cute, colored ice cube!
Mini Makeup Palettes | Around the holidays you'll see all sorts of cute little mini palettes. Mostly eye shadows and lip colors, these are awesome ways to play around with new colors and they fit perfectly in those holiday party clutches! This one from Sephora is a surprisingly perfect inclusion of neutral and cool smokey tones.
Cleanser | Again, like razors, this is one of those things that is great to receive and is a total necessity.
Cotton Swabs | Perfect for eyeliner cleanup. A bathroom vanity necessity.
Soap | The possibilities are endless here, but I stumbled on this one during a recent Target trip and it smells soooooo good. Crisp, fresh and has a lovely lather. You can also find it at Ulta.
Eye/Lip Liner Sharpener | This is one of those quirky little beauty items that I can never have enough of. I'm always managing to misplace them. What's the deal with that?! I love the double-sized ones that can sharpen standard sized pencils as well as jumbo pencils. This one is particularly nice because you can flip the cap open and get all your shavings out.
Sephora Collection Face Masks | I LOVE that these come in so many formulas/colors! There's literally an option for everyone and they're only $6! Choose from: Ginseng (Toning), Pomegranate (Energizing), Rose (Moisturizing), Pearl (Brightening), Green Tea (Mattifying) & Honey (Nourishing).
Nail Polish | Again, you have thousands of brands/colors to choose from in this category, but I'm loving the Ulta nail polishes these days. The formula is incredibly opaque and long lasting and there is a great shade collection.
Travel Size Hair Products | These are a great idea for stockings. Shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, volumizers, hair powders....just about every type of product comes in a mini size these days and they're perfect for travel and also just for trying out new brands without committing to the high price tags. Ulta is a great place for finding lots of different luxury line brands most of which are under $5.
What are some of your favorite types of stocking stuffers? I'm always on the lookout for different ideas!