Stocking Stuffer Beauty! Christmas Makeup and Skincare Favorites Holiday Gift Guide

Sharing our top reviewed beauty products ideal for stocking stuffer gifts this holiday season! 


stocking stuffer skincare and beauty holiday gift guide



Just in time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Cyber Week deals, I've put together a list of our favorite beauty products we think would make amazing holiday gifts! I say we because, well, Adam has gotten more into skincare so he has been using a number of these products as well. 


I tried to pick some of my favorite affordable beauty and luxury beauty items, and a couple in-between, to give you some variety. Ideally, there is something here for everyone! Below are some of our favorite products from some of my favorite beauty brands, and these mini, travel size, and regular size products vary by budget depending on how much money you can or want to spend for the holidays. 


And yes, that includes YOU! 😘  #treatyoself


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Drunk Elephant The Littles


If you or someone you know has been wanting to try Drunk Elephant for a while, this is the best kit I would recommend for a Drunk Elephant newbie! 


This kit contains 8 of their skincare bestsellers. Drunk Elephant has a luxury price point, so the value in this kit is that you can try multiple products in smaller, travel-size quantities for the price of one of these full-size items. I have tried and liked each and every single one of the products in their The Littles™ kit and I highly recommend it if you or someone you're buying a gift for has been wanting to try Drunk Elephant. This kit is available for Amazon Prime delivery here


Glo Skin Beauty Desk to Datenight (Rebel Angel Color Collection)


Glo Skin Beauty is one of my favorite beauty brands--for both skincare and makeup! They have some awesome kits available, and I think that their Desk to Datenight kit in the shade "Rebel Angel" would be an awesome holiday gift! This kit comes with a mini eyeshadow quad, blush, a lip pencil, and lip gloss. The mini eyeshadow quad in the shade Rebel Angel is a little bit sultry and a little bit shimmery, which is perfect just in time for the holidays! I would say this is a wonderful quad for New Year's Eve, but since most of us are doing the responsible thing this year and staying home due to the pandemic, it would be a fun eyeshadow to give yourself an excuse to put on a full face of glam make up for the holiday at home! 


I really like the formulas of all of their products I have tried, and this kit is very compact and easy to store or keep in your purse. If "Rebel Angel" is not your favorite quad of colors, they have a few more choices to pick from. But either way, the Desk to Datenight kit is an excellent travel-size makeup kit that would make an excellent holiday gift! This kit is available for Amazon Prime delivery here


Glo Skin Beauty Cool Smokey Eye Kit


Another makeup kit I really like from Glo Skin Beauty is their Cool Smokey Eye Kit. I definitely lean more toward cool-toned skin, so the shades in this kit are very flattering for my complexion. 


I would say this kit is excellent for someone who may not want to wear super colorful makeup and wants something more subdued but also put-together for their work Zoom calls these days. This kit has awesome basics in it including a full-size eyeshadow quad and a full-size shadow stick. This neutral smokey eye kit would be a great gift for someone who wears a lot of natural makeup and would give them a chance to try Glo Skin Beauty which is truly one of the best skincare and makeup brands that does not get the hype that it deserves. I have enjoyed every product from them that I've tried, and this Cool Smokey Eye Kit is a great introductory kit into the Glo Skin Beauty brand for those who have never tried it before! This kit is available on the Glo Skin Beauty website. 


Wander Beauty Wander Cushion


Chances are you, or the person you're buying a gift for, has already tried a Beautyblender®. I'm here to tell you that Beauty Blender is overrated now because 1) their price point is still high and 2) there are so many other sponges out there that are even better than the overrated, beauty blender sponge. The Wander Beauty Wander Cushion is great! And about $8 less than the blender sponge we're all used to buying. 


If you or the person who's on your holiday shopping list wears foundation or concealer, they will use Wander Beauty Wander Cushion sponge to blend out their makeup so there is no streaking or harsh lines. Like traditional beauty sponges, this one can be used dry or wet, but I always prefer to use it wet when I am doing my foundation or concealer. This Wander Cushion sponge is definitely a must-by for the holidays!


Wander Beauty Frame Your Face


The Wander Beauty Frame Your Face™ Micro Brow Pencil is an excellent brow pencil to use whether you wear a full face of makeup or even a simple 5-minute makeup routine! What I love about this brow pencil is that it's compact enough for easy storage, but also has both tools that I use when I am doing my eyebrows: a pencil and a spoolie. I tried this for the first time after I got one of those subscription makeup boxes, and this was one of the only products I ended up keeping and continued to use. 


With the days of Zoom virtual meetings in my future, my eyebrow routine is definitely something I make time to do in the mornings every day even when I am not doing a full face of makeup. The Wander Beauty Frame Your Face™ Micro Brow Pencil has been great to use, I will be ordering more during Cyber Monday, and I have a feeling it may become a holy grail for me! This Wander Beauty micro brow pencil is available on Sephora here.


Wander Beauty Eye-tinerary Mascara Duo


Both of these mascaras are my two favorite mascaras to use, and I would almost argue that they have become my holy grail mascaras too! 


I've sung their praises before, so there's a chance you've already heard me gush about how amazing the Wander Beauty Mile High Club™ Volume and Length Mascara is. I have mentioned it before and I will say it again: I am hard to impress when it comes to mascara, and this Wander Beauty is by far one of my favorites. The second mascara that comes in this duo is also one of my preferred mascaras these days, and it is the Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara. I really like both of the mascara wands in these, and this kit is a great value for the holidays! The Wander Beauty Eye-tinerary Mascara Duo is available on Sephora here


Drunk Elephant GLOWY – The Night Kit 


The Drunk Elephant GLOWY, The Night Kit, is the best-valued kit for the holiday season if you already love these Drunk Elephant products. Earlier I mentioned their other kit is best for Drunk Elephant newbies, but I would argue this kit is the best for the Drunk Elephant fans! I say that because this is a value kit, and if you or the person you are shopping for already uses or plans to buy refills of these products, this kit will save you some money to spend elsewhere for the rest of the holiday season. 


This kit has everything you need for a Drunk Elephant nighttime skincare routine. It comes with their night serum, jelly cleanser, micellar water, water facial mask, and moisturizing cream! It also comes with a compact mirror which is always nice to have around. This Drunk Elephant kit with everything you need for nighttime skincare is available for Amazon Prime delivery here


OSEA Daily Essentials Starter Set

OSEA is one of the brands I have come to love through 2020, and I was so excited to learn that they have an introductory minis kit! 

This kit is awesome for someone who has never used OSEA before and wants to try out the products and see which formulas they will fall in love with (without having to commit to full-price, full-size products just yet). In this OSEA Daily Essentials Kit, you get four formulas that I absolutely love: ocean cleanser, sea minerals mist, atmosphere protection cream, and undaria algae body oil. If you have not tried OSEA yet, this is your chance. This awesome kit with your daily essentials from OSEA is available for Amazon Prime delivery here. 


Axiology Cruelty-Free Lipstick


I have talked about how much I absolutely love Axiology on the blog this year, and it would seem wrong to not include them in this holiday gift guide. These lipsticks look good, feel great, and the Axiology company is setting the new standard for sustainability in the beauty industry! I won't bore you with all of the details about how they're a more sustainable choice, but if you want to learn more about why I love this brand and prefer their lipsticks you can read more about it in this blog post here


I realize not every lipstick shade is right for everyone, but a few of my favorites that would be excellent to wear around the holidays include the shades "True," "Strength," and "Brave." Multiple colors are available for you to choose from, and their lipsticks are available for Amazon Prime delivery here


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11 comments

  1. So many great products and so nice as little stocking stuffers. I have not heard of Axiology but cruelty free is something I support.

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  2. There's some really great stuff here. I think my GF would like any of these.

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  3. These are all great suggestions! I hope Santa puts some in my stocking!

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  4. Great ideas. I love everything on this list. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. lots of wonderful little ideas! I was just looking at a few things for my niece and this list definitely has helped!

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  6. Crizel Marie IbarraNovember 29, 2020 at 4:07 AM

    I want this item Glo Skin Beauty Cool Smokey Eye Kit and some make up for faces.. All the items are cool for Christmas gifts

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  7. Lots of great stuff in here. Going to share this with the hubs to give him some hints. -LYNNDEE

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  8. I am still looking for a gift for my mother-in-law so every idea is welcome. Thanks for these suggestions!

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  9. These are excellent guide for stocking stuffers. I love this I may copy your list.

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  10. Great ideas! So many great products. I already see things I like. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I don’t wear a ton of makeup but my daughter does. I’ll have to get a few things on your list that I think she would enjoy. She is hard to buy for these days because she can buy whatever she wants.

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