2015 Holiday Gift Guide - Stocking Stuffers

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2015 holiday gift guide beauty stocking stuffers

2015 Holiday Gift Guide - Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is right around the corner, so hopefully you've got the majority of your shopping done. I always find that stocking stuffers are the things I tend to leave to the last minute, so we're sharing some of our top picks to help inspire our fellow stocking procrastinators!

1. Anna Sui Eye Shadow Case & Eyeshadow Pan

anna sui eye shadow locket case


Anna Sui's eye shadow cases have got to be the cutest things on the planet and we love the 2 released as part of their holiday collection! We're also loving the super pretty cream eye shadow pans you can purchase to fill them. If you want to grab something extra adorable for a beauty-lover's stocking these are adorable and budget-friendly!

Price - $5 retail (case) $12 (eye shadow pan)
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2. Pacifica LE Holiday Roll-On Ornament

pacifica limited edition holiday roll-on ornament
We're suckers for beauty ornaments and we're huge fans of Pacifica perfumes, so this cute rollerball perfume ornament is a total win for us! Sugared Amber Dreams is the only scent available, but it's really pretty and we find quite a few of our readers like it.

Price - $12 retail
Where to Buy -

3. Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss Duo

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss duo
MUFE released so many killer Artist Plexi-Gloss gift sets, but for those that want a little something to put in someone's stocking (or who would like to check out this formula for the first time) we love this little duo! The two shades, a red and a vibrant fuchsia, are two of our favorites from the line to date.

View our swatches of 12 of the Artist Plexi-Gloss shades.

Price - $20 retail, currently on sale for $14
Where to Buy - Sephora/ Make Up For Ever Boutiques/

4. Sephora Ornament Lip Gloss

sephora ornament lip gloss
Each year Sephora releases some of the most adorable beauty ornaments and this year we're in love with the gloss globes! These incognito glosses would make the perfect stocking stuffers or Christmas tree surprises. It looks like the silver ornament has sold out online (definitely check in store), but the gold one is still up online as of the time of this post!

Price -  $5 retail
Where to Buy - Sephora/

5. Q&Q SmileSolar Watches

q&q smilesolar watches

Q&Q Smile Solar watches are really neat if you haven't heard of them before--check out their story and learn more about how they support some great causes. They're made of recycled materials and do not require battery replacements since they're solar powered! The designs are cute (the Harajuku ones are our personal favorites) and we thought these were fun and gender-neutral to share with you guys. In fact, the hubs has already claimed one of them! The watch face isn't super huge (the bigger the better in my opinion), but it's large enough a man or woman that prefers bigger faces might still find its to his/her liking. There are tons of designs so check them out.

Price - $40 retail, currently on sale for $36 at the time of this post
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6. Urban Decay Travel Set of 5 (various sets)

urban decay travel set of 5 cosmic
Urban Decay Cosmic 24/7 Liner Set

urban decay travel set of 5 delirious
Urban Decay Delirious 24/7 Liner Set
 Urban Decay's travel 24/7 liner sets are fantastic if you need to expand your eyeliner shades or if you prefer not to travel with full-size pencils. Both sets are currently on sale for $19, which is a great price for 5.

View our full review on both sets prior to purchasing: Delirious and Cosmic.

Price - $19 on sale
Where to Buy -  Sephora/

7. Q&Q SmileSolar Mini Watch

q&q smilesolar mini watch
Yes, we're featuring a second Q&Q watch in this gift guide, but in our defense this one is mini and adorable! While we personally think it's best for kids and those with super petite wrists, anyone that like a small watch face could potentially prefer it over the regular size. There are fewer designs in the mini, but we still thought a couple were pretty cute.

Price - $40 retail, currently on sale for $36 for the holidays
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8. Algenist Kiss & Wink

algenist skin care kiss & wink set

Algenist has been one of our favorite skincare brands every since we were first introduced to their products a few years ago. We've found they've been effective for us and for many of our readers, which is why this cute little set made its way onto our stocking stuffer list! While many Algenist products tend to a be a bit pricier than drugstore brands, this set is really budget-friendly and a great way to introduce a friend or family member to their products. I actually recently ran out of a bunch of my Algenist products (check out their cleansers, eye creams and bi-phase face peel!), so I'll have to grab some more.

Price - $25 retail ($45 value)
Where to Buy - Sephora/  Ulta/

9. Olivia Garden Holiday Essentials Folding Brush & Mirror

olivia garden holiday essential folding brush & mirror
Olivia Garden makes a variety of amazing brushes (I really need to grab a new round brush and paddle brush from them!), but I got super excited when I saw they were releasing these cute travel-friendly folding brushes for the holidays! As you know, I love to travel and while I'm a nut when it comes to my brushes at home, I really hate lugging around giant brushes when I'm flying. This brush is the perfect size for a handbag, backpack, etc. Doesn't it remind you of the folding brushes that we kept in our lockers back in high school? Throwback!

Price - $2.99 retail
Where to Buy - Ulta/

We hope these ideas help anyone still shopping for stocking stuffers! For those that have finished their shopping, perhaps you can reward yourself for a job well done. ;)

Don't forget to check back for our final gift guide! Also, check out our previously posted gift guides:

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions are our own.


  1. I would love to find so many of these in my stocking! That folding brush takes me back to school when I used to carry one of those brushes in my backpack. And I love Pacifica's scents!

    1. Right?! I totally remember having one in my locker and thinking it was cool... Ah to be young again lol.

  2. I really need to try out the Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss - you got me so curious about those!

    1. Yay! They're pretty fabulous ;)

  3. That make up forever lipgloss duo looks amazing!!!

  4. Great picks! I want to get that MUFE Plexi Gloss duo :)

  5. Those Urban Decay liners are to die for! How fabulous!

  6. I love those Anna Sui cases


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