30 Products Beauty & Skincare Lovers Want In Their Stockings

December 15, 2022

When it comes to Christmas shopping, stocking stuffers are always the last things on everybody’s list (which is not surprising considering they have been customarily reserved for last minute gifts and cheap candy). But why not get more intentional with stocking stuffers, filling them with everyday use, quality gifts? We spoke to beauty and skincare lovers about their all-time favourite products and rounded up the ones small enough to fit in stockings. –Christina Armanious


Derma E: Universal Cleansing Balm: Infused with essential oils, this ultra-smooth cleansing balm removes makeup, dirt and excess oil from the face. “I have dry skin and this cleanser leaves my skin feeling so supple, and makeup applies so much nicer afterwards, too!” as one beauty lover puts it.

Heritage Store: Rosewater Mist: This versatile Rosewater spray can be used to soften your hair, set your makeup, hydrate your skin before moisturising, and soothe your body after shaving.

Laneige Cream Skin Toner: This multi-purpose formula provides both toning and moisturising benefits for all skin types. 

Peter Thomas Roth: 24K Gold Eye Patches: A great anti-aging and eye bag treatment, these 24K gold patches will lift and firm the under eye area. 

Volition Beauty: Turmeric Brightening Polish: One beauty lover swears by this product, saying that “the exfoliant is amazing for [brightening] the face and body.”

La Roche-Posay: Effaclar Duo: The best lotion for acne treatment, the Effaclar Duo helps mattify the skin without drying out your face.

Midnight Paloma: Rose Quartz Facial Roller: This facial roller not only provides a cooling massage but increases blood circulation, allowing your skin to absorb products better.

La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Balm B5: As one beauty lover explains, “this soothing balm is amazing for barrier repair and dry skin.”

Antipodes: Vanilla Pod Hydrating Cream: This cream is extremely moisturising (and anti-aging!) with squalene, rosehip oil, and Vinanza Grape seed extract, and is also perfect for makeup prep.

Patchology: Best In Snow Hand&Foot: Your best friend in the winter, this body mask will make your hands and feet feel buttery soft.


EltaMD: UV Clear SPF46: In the words of one beauty lover, “This is the ultimate sunscreen everyone should have.” It’s perfect for breakout prone skin (including acne, dermatitis, rosacea and hyperpigmentation), and helps minimise blemishes. 

Andalou Naturals: Tinted Sunscreen: This tinted SPF30 mineral sunscreen (zinc oxide), made with rich and long-lasting moisturising properties (including alpine rose), is great for when you are not wearing makeup, albeit mimicking the look of a foundation.

Supergoop!: Mineral Sheer Screen: This clear lightweight sunscreen is the best for providing SPF coverage underneath makeup. “It’s one of the few mineral sunscreens I have tried that doesn’t leave a white cast!”

Fragrance & Makeup 

Yves Saint Laurent: Black Opium Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: If Lorelai Gilmore had a signature scent, this is what it would smell like. With a rich aroma of black coffee mixed with notes of vanilla and white flowers, Black Opium is a deliciously gourmand fragrance.

Maison Margiela: ’REPLICA’ By The Fireplace Travel Spray: This unique fragrance evokes the warmth and cosiness of a crackling fire.

Morphe: Microfiber Beauty Sponge: This sponge’s velvety surface will ensure your makeup is applied evenly and smoothly, with a natural-looking finish.

MAC Cosmetics: Primped & Prepped Kit: One beauty lover admit to buying this kit for her own stocking this Christmas, explaining that she uses this primer every day for her eyes, lips and face. 

Charlotte Tilbury: Hollywood Flawless Filter Primer-Highlighter: This full-featured Flawless Filter gives the skin a dewy glow, and it can serve as a primer, light coverage foundation and highlighter, while brightening the skin and creating a pore blurring effect.

Charlotte Tilbury: Mini Beauty Highlighter Wand Duo Set:This world-famous liquid highlighter blush set will give your cheeks a fun iridescent glow while still maintaining a natural-looking finish.  

Rare Beauty: Soft Pinch Liquid Blush: Whether you prefer a matte or glossy finish, this long-lasting liquid blush blends evenly onto your skin to create a gentle flush on your cheeks.

Lashes, Brows & Hair

Gucci: L’Obscur Lengthening Mascara: As one beauty lover puts it: “It’s all in the brush.” The thin applicator on this mascara is designed to lift and lengthen your lashes, especially the ones that are harder to separate.

Benefit Cosmetics: Great Brow Basics Pencil & Gel Set: One beauty lover explains that “this product works wonders for thick eyebrows,” adding that its precise applicator makes it easy to fill, shape and define your brows.

amika: Dry Shampoo & amika: The Kure Intense Bond Repair Hair Mask: The amika dry shampoo refreshes oily hair while the mask repairs and strengthens dry and damaged hair.

Kiehl’s: Amino Acid Scalp Moisture-Restoring Treatment Mask: Perfect for anyone with a dry scalp or dandruff, this Kiehl’s formula treatment replenishes the scalp’s moisture. 

Heritage Store: Black Castor Oil: This deep conditioning formula allows your hair, eyebrows and lashes to look more healthy, strong and shiny.


Laneige: Lip Sleeping Mask Intense Hydration with Vitamin C: A popular recommendation from many beauty lovers, this sleeping mask provides overnight moisture to your lips. 

Lawless: Mini Winter Beach Lip Plumper Set : This set leaves your lips looking lustrous, hydrated and plump.

Givenchy: Le Rouge Sheer Velvet Matte Lipstick: Your go-to for a long-lasting and hydrating matte lipstick. “It feels so comfortable on the lips and somehow makes them look so smooth and plump. And the shade range is perfect – ‘shade 16 Nude Boise’ perfectly enhances my natural shade.”

Clinique: Almost Lipstick: This balm blends perfectly with your lips’ natural colour to create a unique tint so that you don’t need lip gloss or lipstick.

Fenty Beauty: Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer: An ultra-shimmer lip gloss for juicy looking lips. 


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