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 stuffers below.
The Best Beauty Stocking Stuffers of 2021
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 Decorative Tin Candle
Voluspa Decorative Tin Candle is a mini 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 two sheer shades, as well as clear. The clean gel formula is spiked with hyaluronic acid, and the tints create a "your lips, only better" effect.
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.
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.
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 so many different uses. It's a makeup remover, moisturizer, lip balm, hair mask, shaving oil and so much more.
Truly #Heart Your Imperfections Acne Patches
Truly #Heart Your Imperfections Acne 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.
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. See my brand review here.
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.
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.
Tangle Teezer x SkinnyDip Compact Styler Detangling Hairbrush
Tangle Teezer x SkinnyDip Compact Styler Detangling Hairbrush is the OG detangling brush that you know and love, but with a whimsical cat print. As always, the patented teeth formation smooths hair without snagging or breakage, and is protected by a click-on cover.
Shiseido Facial Cotton
Shiseido Facial Cotton is a set of 165 cotton pads—and trust me, once you try these, you'll never go back to the drugstore kind. The high-quality cotton absorbs just the right amount of product, feels super soft, and never leaves lint behind on your face.
Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash
Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash takes hand sanitizer to the next level. The non-sticky gel formula kills bacteria while moisturizing, and leaves your hands with a fresh, herbal scent.
Megababe Shower Sheets
Megababe Shower Sheets are the easiest way to wash off sweat and grime when you don't have time for a shower. 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 big enough to do your whole body, so they're perfect for travel or post-gym.
Buxom Power-full Plump Lip Balm
Buxom Power-full Plump Lip Balm is a plumping tinted lip balm that reacts with your lips' pH to produce a unique shade of rosy pink. I wear mine all the time, and I'm obsessed with the sheer, semi-glossy tint. Plus it gives your lips a satisfying minty tingle.
Bawdy Shake It Butt Sheet Mask
Bawdy Shake It Butt Sheet Mask is a sheet mask... for your rear end! You get two treatments, each with one sheet for each cheek, and they promise a plump and hydrated backside. (Apparently, butt is the new face?!)
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 may help to reduce puffiness, while also delivering lightweight moisture. This is a good choice for daytime, under makeup.
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.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser is a fragrance-free and sulfate-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. I've been a fan for years—see my review here.
Kitsch Scarf Scrunchies
UpCircle Cinnamon + Ginger Chai Soap Bar
UpCircle Cinnamon + Ginger Chai Soap Bar is a 100% natural soap infused with soothing pink clay and energizing cinnamon and ginger oils. The chai spices is where the "upcycling" comes in—they've been repurposed from UK syrup brand Henny & Joe's chai syrup, and work to gently exfoliate.
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.
French Girl Rose Lip Polish
French Girl Rose Lip Polish is a natural lip scrub that uses sugar to exfoliate dead skin, while shea butter moisturizes. It's scented with rose, peppermint and geranium, and comes in the chicest packaging.
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.
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. (I actually use it on my top lashes, too!)
Kocostar Foot Therapy
Kocostar Foot Therapy is an intensive alpha-hydroxy acid peel for dry, callused feet. Within three to five days of the 90-minute treatment, dead skin starts to peel off, revealing soft, smooth skin.
Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner
Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner is a travel-sized toner mist to refresh and hydrate skin on the go. Its clean ingredients include aloe, hyaluronic acid, and CoQ10 (an antioxidant). See my full review of this brand here.
Pursoma Minerals de Mer Daily Balancing Bath Ritual
Pursoma Minerals de Mer Daily Balancing Bath Ritual is a detoxifying bath soak with French sea salt, kelp and green algae. Besides relaxation, it also encourages the elimination of toxins through perspiration. Post-soak, you're meant to sweat it out while resting under a warm blanket for up to 30 minutes. Then you'll sleep like a baby!
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