When it comes to holiday shopping, I feel like it’s the little things that always stump me. I can usually come up with one big thing for my family and friends, but it’s the little stocking stuffers or gift exchange items that give me pause. I’m always on the lookout for unique and fun ways to share my love of beauty with the people I adore. If you’re like me, and shopping for the beauty lover in your life, take a peek at my picks for Holiday 2015 Beauty Stocking Stuffers.
Burt’s Bees Hydrating Essentials Kit
My intro to the world of Burt’s Bees came 10+ years ago when a Makeup Alley member raved about their Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. I immediately picked up a tin of the game-changing balm and I’ve been a Burt’s fan ever since. I love that it’s a solid, so I don’t have to worry about a mess or spill in my purse or makeup bag, plus I adore the signature lemon scent. The boyfriend even recognizes it.
I have used so many Burt’s Bees products over the years, and this Walmart-exclusive Burt’s Bees Hydrating Essentials Kit includes some of my faves, like the Coconut Foot Cream. Anyone who knows me, knows I hate everything about coconut; the texture, taste and scent, but I suck it up for this foot cream, which is really saying something about its magical, cracked-heel healing powers.
If you know someone who hasn’t been inducted into the Burt’s Bees fan club, this is a great place to start. It’s especially great for your friend who travels since all the items are under the TSA 3 oz limit. Pick up the kit for $9.88 at select Walmart stores and Walmart.com.
I’m a sucker for a nail polish ornament. I know it’s just a ribbon tied to a bottle, but they’re so festive and fun. Maybe it’s because my polishes are all tucked away in Helmers that I enjoy this adorable way to put nail color on display. For Holiday 2015, Essie is releasing four stocking stuffer options in Ingnite the Night, Tuck It In My Tux, Fifth Avenue, and Berry Naughty for $8.50/ea. They also have a Hostess Kit of four mini polishes in popular shades, Cocktail Bling, A-List, Rock At the Top, and Mind Your Mittens. For $12.99 it’s both a unique hostess gift, and an affordable stocking stuffer. You can get them both at Kohls.com.
I love that more and more nail brands are including embellishments in their gift sets. It’s a great intro to nail art or bling with very little investment. The OPI Constellation Chic set is just one of the many options from the brand to pair with the OPI Starlight collection (review in the works). It includes two popular core shades, An Affair in Red Square and Mod About You, plus one Starlight color, By the Light of the Moon with bonus Swarovski® Crystals and nail glue. To see all the gift sets visit OPI.com. This set retails for $24.95 on LoxaBeauty.com.
Soap & Glory Hand Food has taken up permanent residence on my work station lately. The super hydrating lotion really delivers on its “non-greasy” promise while leaving my mitts soft and smooth. The Soap & Glory Winter Wonderhand gift set includes three purse-sized tubes in different scents; Sugar Crush, Original Pink/Rose Original, and Smoothie Star. I’ve been using Smoothie Star because the scent reminds me of snickerdoodles, one of my fave holiday cookies. Snag this set for $12 at ULTA.com.
Do you love being the one to introduce your friends to new products/brands? Then get acquainted with Kiko Milano. The Italian brand recently launched in the US and they have some great holiday items, like this lip kit. The Kiko Milano Angel Kiss Set includes the Velvet Lips scrub, with nourishing jojoba and sunflower oils, and Kiss Balm which has a light pink tint to give lips a rosy glow. The kits comes in three scents/colors; Champagne and Strawberries (pictured) Cranberry Crumble, and Candy Canes. Get ahead of chapped-lips weather by picking up this kit for $14.00 on KikoCosmetics.com.
Do you plan to snag any of my fave stocking stuffers for your beauty-loving friends and family? What beauty/nail items do you think make great stocking stuffers?Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand. The opinions and text are all mine. Product samples were provided by reps for Burt’s Bees, Essie, Kiko Milano, OPI and Soap & Glory. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.