The Best Stocking Stuffers for Christmas
Take a deep breath – you’ve almost finished your Christmas shopping (haven’t you – if not stay tuned, we have special posts coming up on Christmas for Him, and the Top 10 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas, or check out the earlier stories we’ve done here (Kris Kringle, Value Added Christmas Sets, Christmas Gift Sets Under $100, The Best Christmas Gift Sets Under $50, and The Best Fragrances for Christmas, but that’s for another time). If you just need a couple of small items to top up some gifts, take 5, grab a cup of tea (or something more festive), and browse through the list below. Whether you need a small gift set, or an individual item, you’re sure to find something to please.
VS Sassoon Salon Curls Limited Edition Conical Wand
The ideal gift for an elegant and chic Mum/Grandmother, Daughter/Granddaughter who loves bouncy curls and natural waves. The limited-edition conical curling wand (in gorgeous on-trend rose gold) heats up in just 30 seconds and features 30 variable temperature settings up to 205°C, so it’s ideal for any hair type (choose the lower settings for fine, fragile, or damaged hair, medium settings for normal hair, and the higher settings for thick, hard-to-curl hair). The titanium ceramic technology distributes heat evenly across the 19mm-45mm tapered barrel, to create smooth, silky and kink-free natural curls and waves. The Salon Curls Conical Wand comes with a bonus luxe rose gold cosmetic pouch to pack makeup, accessories etc for extra glam. Salon Curls Limited Edition Conical Wand RRP $39.95.
T2 Tall Tales
For their Christmas Teaware Collection this year, T2 gave six of their favourite designers, artists and illustrators the chance to bring a fairy-tale story to life on their cup & saucers! Each creative was given a different story to work with, and asked only to let their imagination run wild in their own unique style. It has made for some seriously covetable collectibles for tea lovers who like a touch of art alongside their tea. Our favourites – the Marc Martin King of the Cats Jumbo Cup & Saucer (I want it, I want it, I want it), with its cute little cats with cheeky agendas and hidden personas. RRP $40.00. If you prefer T2’s Infuser Mugs, we also love the design by T2 in-house illustrator Bronnie Morgan, which tells the story of the frog who attends a party in the sky with all his favourite bird friends, only to find himself in a spot of trouble when he tries to go back home to earth. RRP $36.00. The designs are so gorgeous you may not be able to stop at just one! (Image not to scale)
Personail Nail Polish Wraps
Personail Nail Polish Wraps are the perfect gift for anyone who likes a DIY Manicure, and doesn’t have the time or patience for traditional polish to dry. These clever Australian designed nail wraps are 100% nail polish, meaning they adhere to your nails exactly like nail polish does, just without the drying time or using a UV lamp – you can be ready to go in just 10 minutes (allow a little longer if applying a top coat). Personail lasts 10 days by itself, or up to 3 weeks if you apply a topcoat. Each pack of Personail nail polish strips contains 16 strips, so you can find the perfect size your your nails – just apply to clean dry nails, file to your nail length, and go (apply a top coat if you prefer to lengthen the life of your colour). The nail polish strips come in plain colours, or patterns (both pictured), so you can find a look to suit. Personail Pack of 16 RRP from $15.99. For younger children these also come in smaller sizes for kids – pack of 16-18 RRP from $17.99.
Aevitas Tufty Vegan Foundation Brush
For lovers of beauty (and animals), the Aevitas Tufty Vegan Foundation Brush is a perfect stocking stuffer. The stubby handle makes this brush super easy to hold, so it’s simple to achieve a streak-free finish, and the compact size means it fits easily into your makeup bag. The cruelty-free and vegan brush uses soft, compact, non-animal origin bristles, which do not get weighed down by foundation and primers, leading to even makeup application and almost no product waste. The slant of the bristles helps to apply foundation or primer into hard to reach places, whilst the brush is easy to clean too – wash weekly in a gentle shampoo, and allow to dry. Tufty Vegan Foundation Brush RRP $35.00.
Crabtree & Evelyn How Sweet It Is Signature Biscuits
Surprise and delight your favourite Foodie with the Crabtree & Evelyn How Sweet It Is Signature Biscuits. The bright retro biscuit tin is filled with 10 of the Crabtree & Evelyn festive signature biscuits to satisfy all sweet tastes over the Holiday season. The biscuits are all butter, all handmade, and a bite from any will just melt in your mouth. From classics like the Viennese Finger to the Butterscotch Ring, seasonal flavours such as Christmas Pudding to Spiced Ginger, and three different chocolate variations, there’s a biscuit here for everyone. Your giftee can put their feet up with a good book, and enjoy some me time and these gorgeous biscuits. How Sweet It Is Signature Biscuits 520g RRP $50.00.
Salt Lab Deconstructed Bath Bombs
Do you know a loved one who is stressed and overworked at this time of year? A better question might be who doesn’t? Your loved one may benefit from a burst of magnesium, and some “me” time. Magnesium is essential for over 300 different chemical reactions in our bodies, including maintaining energy levels, helping with relaxation, and sustaining the health of your heart and blood vessels, and many of us are deficient without knowing it. Salt Lab Deconstructed Bath Bombs were developed in Australia specifically as a method for safely increasing magnesium levels in the body, in order to assist with stress reduction, muscle recovery and increased sport and exercise performance. The deconstructed bath bomb uses the highest quality magnesium chloride flakes, dead sea salts & bentonite clay for their abilities to help relieve body pain, improve skin hydration, enhance skin barrier function, and decrease inflammation. Simply soak for 20 minutes and let the salts go to work. 1 Deconstructed Bath Bomb 280g RRP $19.99.
Ariana Grande Cloud Fragrance
Launched earlier this year, Ariana Grande Cloud became an instant success, and now, just in time for Christmas, a 100ml size has launched – just perfect for your Ariana loving daughter/granddaughter. The fragrance is inspired by optimism and hope – messages which are on-trend for the teenage audience. The gorgeous cloud shaped bottle houses the addictive feminine scent, with opening notes of Lavender Blossom, Juicy Pear, and Bergamot. The middle notes of Creme de Coconut Praline and Vanilla Orchid are a decadent heart, whilst base notes of Musks and Woods give the scent a creamy sensuality. Cloud Eau de Parfum 100ml RRP $59.00. Also available in 30ml size RRP $39.00.
Colour by TBN Nails & Lips
The Colour by TBN Christmas Collection is absolutely gorgeous, and has colours for everyone, all priced at under $15. At this price, you can afford to get more than one, which is why we have chosen our favourite Lip and Nail colour packs as Stocking Stuffers. Colour by TBN has released six new packs of 5-colour nail polishes, in light, bold, and retro colour collections, whilst also launching three new 4-shade Vegan lipstick packs in best-selling rose, nude, and ruby shades. There are so many colours you can play around with the combinations to find colours that suit. Our favourites – the Tea For Two Nail Collection (a selection of five soft colours), and the Pink Passion Lipstick Pack (a selection of 4 best-selling pinks from pale to deep). RRP $11.99 per pack – both pictured. All of the collections are fabulous – choose the colour that suits!
Blistex Pearl Soft & Silky Lip Balm
Soft, hydrated lips are a Summer must, and with so much outdoor activity, regular lip balm application is oh-so necessary. Give the gift of gorgeous lips by popping a Blistex Lip Pearl (or two) into their stocking. Featuring a unique flip open lid that stays attached and is impossible to lose (or drop in the sand – hooray!). With a quick flip, the dome shaped lip balm glides easily over both lips in one swipe for instant hydration. For a boost of moisture, Blistex Pearl Ultra Moisturising is bursting with shea butter and silk extracts. It has a creamy and hydrating formula, and comes in two flavours – blueberry-peach and plum-vanilla. Pearl Soft & Silky Lip Balm 7g RRP $5.95. At this price, get one for yourself as well!
DKNY Be Delicious Mini Set
The gorgeous apple-shaped DKNY Be Delicious Mini Set is released as a limited edition every Christmas, and has fast become a collectors item. This years Christmas Set features 3 DKNY Be Delicious Mini’s in 7ml sizes, including the DKNY Be Delicious Signature, a crisp, fresh fragrance, with notes of Apple, Grapefruit, Tuberose, Magnolia, Amber, and Musk. Also in the set is the DKNY Be Tempted, a sensual oriental-gourmand fragrance, with notes of Blackcurrant, Lemon, Rose, Violet, Patchouli and Vanilla, and DKNY Be Tempted Eau So Blush, a softer, floral-woody version of Be Tempted. With notes of Pink Grapefruit, Magnolia, Peony, Jasmine, Creamy Woods, and Solar Musk, this is a subtle fragrance. The Mini’s are the perfect size to take away with you on holidays – take one, or take all three. Be Delicious Mini Set RRP $49.00.
Ella Bache Discovery Set
Discover great skin, and keep it during the January holidays with the travel-sized skincare goodies in the Ella Bache Discovery Set. Packaged in a gift box featuring the contemporary design of Melbourne artist Kerry Armstrong, the three skincare must-haves will keep skin glowing over Summer. The Gift Set contains Lait Enrichi 50ml (Moisture-rich Cleansing Milk), a lightweight milky cleanser that emulsifies makeup and sweeps away impurities, Serum Marin 15ml (Strengthening Serum), an algae based serum that helps to decrease redness, purify and soothe oily skin conditions, and Crème Jojoba 20ml (Softening Jojoba Cream) featuring the skin healing and soothing benefits of Jojoba oil, to help leave the complexion soft, smooth and supple. Discovery Set RRP $39.00 (valued at $84.27)
Jurlique Hydrating Rose Duo
This is another Gift Set on our wish list! Containing two of our favourite Australian-made, botanical Jurlique products, this gorgeous set is the perfect stocking stuffer. Ensure hands are kept hydrated, and deliciously scented all Summer long with the Rose Hand Cream (125ml size), a rich, protective hand cream with natural antioxidant properties, to deeply moisturise and restore smoothness to overworked hands. The Rose Love Balm (15ml size), is a natural salve, infused with the natural scent of roses that moisturises, softens and protects dry or chapped skin. Beauty Over 40 tip – it’s brilliant at soothing dry chapped lips, or for dry rough cuticles – it will have them smooth and hydrated in no time. Hydrating Rose Duo Gift Set RRP $60.00 (valued at $75.00).
Burt’s Bees A Bit of Burt’s Bees Set
If your stocking space is limited, and you still want to keep your loved one(s) in tip top shape this Christmas, the Burt’s Bee’s A Bit of Burt’s Bees is a great gift. A festive tree bauble containing a duo of Burt’s Bees cult favourites, the multitasking kit is filled with natural moisture for both your hand and lips. The Set comes in 2 variants, with a choice of moisturising Lip Balms – Burt’s Bees Coconut & Pear Lip Balm (4.25g) or Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm (4.25g – Pomegranate Set pictured), paired with Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (8.5g). A Bit of Burt’s Bees Set RRP $9.99.
Nivea Pamper Time
Give your loved one a bit of pampering for the holidays with the Nivea Pamper Time Set featuring a host of Nivea favourites, her skin will glow all Summer long. The Pamper Time set features Nivea Shower Crème & Oil Pearls Cherry 250ml, for an indulgent shower, and silky soft skin, Nivea Micellar Water Sensitive 400ml, a 3-in-1 make-up remover that cleanses, removes face and eye make-up, and hydrates in in one step, for sensitive skin, Nivea Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion 250ml, enriched with Shea Butter to leave skin intensely moisturised for up to 48 hours, Nivea Smooth Hand Cream 100ml, to moisturise, soften and smooth dry hands, and the Nivea Lip Original 4.8g, to moisturise and nourish lips, leaving them soft and smooth. The set also comes with a bonus Shower Puff. Pamper Time Set RRP $24.95, available from Target stores.
RAWW Superfood Salad Exfoliating Cream Mask
Another product to deliver the gift of great skin in a small package is the Vegan friendly RAWW Superfood Salad Exfoliating Cream Mask. The mask contains 98% natural ingredients, and comprises 54% superfoods. The mask is designed to gently remove impurities whilst keeping skin smooth and supple. Supercharged with antioxidant-rich Kale and Green Tea to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and Sweet Orange Oil to help increase blood flow and enhance collagen production, skin will love this mask. This non-drying formula is enriched with Rosehip Oil to help maintain moisture and keep your skin silky smooth, and comes with an application brush. Superfood Salad Exfoliating Mask 50g RRP $29.99.
The Body Shop Festive Body Butter Trio
The Body Shop is famous for its Body Butters, and the gorgeous Body Butter Trio Gift Set features three scent-sational Christmas scents. After all, what’s more festive than the smell of candy canes, marshmallows and winter forest berries! The set features the festive Body Butters of Peppermint Candy Cane, Berry Bon Bon, and Vanilla Marshmallow, all in 50ml sizes. Feel uplifted with the three body butters, featuring fresh Peppermint, Vanilla Extract from Madagascar and Cranberry Seed Oil from North America. Take one on holidays, keep one in the bathroom, and put one in your handbag, for soft, smooth, supple skin. All day, every day. Festive Body Butter Trio Set RRP $25.00.
Trilogy Rosehip Beauty Trio Celebration Set
The Trilogy Rosehip Beauty Trio Celebration Set will keep your skin looking its best, with travel-sized beauty essentials. The set includes Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 20ml, to help repair and restore skin so it radiates good health, Cream Cleanser 30ml, a one-step, non-drying cleanser to leave skin soft and smooth, and the Vital Moisturising Cream 30ml, a versatile, non-greasy moisturiser to provide nourishment and hydration for all skin types. Each travel-friendly deluxe mini is enriched with Trilogy’s trademarked antioxidant-rich complex Rosapene™ to cleanse, repair and protect to keep skin healthy. Rosehip Beauty Trio Celebration Set RRP $37.95
Scunci Summer Style Essentials Pack
Life’s too short for boring hair this Christmas. Whether you need a gift for your sister, daughter, granddaughter, niece or BFF, Scunci has something for every girl this festive season. The gift set features 3 scrunchies (pastel pink + light denim + blue and white striped), 4 medium sized spirals (clear with glitter), 4 silver hair clips, 5 thick hair elastics (2 white, 1 pastel pink, 1 pastel blue, 1 pastel purple), 15 clear poly bands, and 1 hair gems tattoo pack for endless style possibilities. The pack comes in a handy waterproof zip lock bag – great for keeping her phone and money dry or storing hair accessories and makeup. Being fashion forward can be effortless and affordable. Summer Style Essentials Pack RRP $12.95. Available at Priceline.
Mary Kay Volumizing Brow Tint
Give her the gift that will allow her to create Brows that Wow, with the Mary Kay Volumizing Brow Tint. Formulated with long-lasting color and microscopic fibers that cling to hairs to give all brows – thin, sparse, faded, overtweezed or flat – a visible boost, for thicker, healthier looking brows. Available in four colours – Blonde, Dark Blonde, Brunette, and Dark Brunette, you’ll find a colour to match her brows. Why not get yourself one while you’re at it? Volumizing Brow Tint 4g RRP $20.00.
Sukin Nourishing Hand Cream Trio
Give the gift of gorgeous hands and nails with the Sukin Nourishing Hand Cream Trio. Featuring three of Sukin’s best selling Hand Creams in 50ml travel-friendly sizes, your hands will be kept hydrated and nourished, whilst Soy Protein, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E protect your cuticles. The three hand creams in the set are the Signature Hand & Nail Cream, to keep hands nourished and soft, with the refreshing scent of Mandarin, Tangerine, Lavender & Vanilla. The non-greasy Lavender Hand & Nail Cream will keep your hands hydrated, with Borage Oil and Vitamin E, and is gently enhanced with a relaxing Lavender scent. Rounding out the trio is the Rose Hand & Nail Cream, with Rose essential oil, which protects and nourishes hands, nails & cuticles with a blend of Aloe Vera, Soy Protein & Jojoba. Nourishing Hand Cream Trio RRP $14.95. Available at Terry White, Amcal, selected pharmacies.
The Soak Life Instant Shower Face & Body Cleansing Spray
If you have a friend who is going camping, or glamping these holidays, give them The Soak Life Instant Shower Face & Body Cleansing Spray, to keep them clean on the go. Instant Shower, is a no-rinse cleansing spray to cleanse and refresh your face and body – just spray on the skin, wipe off with a cloth or towel (or you can let it air dry) and voilà, you’re instantly clean. Instant Shower’s micellar technology along with cucumber extract and blend of essential oils removes dirt, oil, sweat and other impurities from the skin leaving it clean, refreshed, soothed and hydrated (but never sticky). It’s not only great for camping, you can use it any time you want to feel clean but don’t have access to a shower, such as after a workout, before drinks after work or before a big meeting, while travelling, in high humidity, or at festivals. Instant Shower Face & Body Cleansing Spray 125ml RRP $22.95
SkinX Antibacterial Sports Gel
For the active male or female, SkinX Antibacterial Sports Gel is a wonder product. The moisturising cooling gel, with Tea Tree and Aloe Vera helps to soothe dry skin, and help with rubbing, chafing, and minor scratches and grazes. SkinX hydrates and cleanses your skin, and helps with acne and bacne breakouts on your body. The formula also helps with skin aggravation caused by sports bras, lycra, and compression work out wear. SkinX has been used by high performance athletes and teams, such as the Australian Kangaroos, the NSW Waratahs, the Western Force, the GWS Giants and more, so you know it’s good. Antibacterial Sports Gel 180ml RRP $23.95.
So, now your Christmas shopping is all sorted, you can really relax, and start having some “me” time – go ahead enjoy it – you deserve it.
Values stated above provided by the respective brands.