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Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas – Holiday 2016

Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffer ideas, gift basket ideas or just looking to give your friend, boss, coworker, sister, WHOEVER a little extra something this holiday season, this list has you covered! xo.


Mer-Sea Cement Cup Candles » I found Mer Sea on one of my favorite shopping websites, Anthropologie and was immediately drawn to them. You cannot go wrong with gifting candles. EVER. Gifted as a set, in a stocking or a gift basket or paired with other spa-like products, it’s perfect however you give it. I love the rustic, chic look of the cement cup candles. They are a soy wax blend with no artificial coloring, come in 10 different, unique scents, and offer up to 30 hours of burn time. My favorites: L’eau Tide & Pique-Nique. //

•Trilogy Skincare Bare-Faced Beauty » A cute little travel set featuring some of Trilogy’s best sellers: makeup be gone cleansing balm, rosehip oil antioxidant+, hydrating mist toner all packaged in a limited edition gift bag. Their products are all natural, contain no harsh chemicals and are suitable for any skin type. As a skincare junkie, you know I couldn’t leave out a nice holiday set for gifting – and this one is really affordable too and can be purchased at Whole Foods stores nationwide! //

•Artis Palm Brush Elite Collection » If I had a big enough budget I would buy the entire Artis line to gift to someone. Each brush is handmade from CosmeFibre with tapered ends and contains 10x more fibers than a traditional brush making it incredibly soft, dense brush that offers a flawless application every single time. I could go on and on about why Artis brushes are superior to their competitors but I’ll just leave you with this – I have never had a more smooth, even foundation application before I started using Artis. Pure luxury. //

•Pacifica Limited Edition Holiday Hand Cream Trio » Hand cream isn’t the most exciting gift, but it’s a practical one. I love keeping a few stocked in my desk at work all year around, especially winter. I love sets like this because they’re good to give on their own or separate and add to a gift basket or as a stocking stuffer. Scents included: Tuscan Blood Orange, Sugared Amber Dreams and Tunisian Jasmine Lime. Sugar Amber Dreams is my personal favorite, sugar, vanilla and warm amber.. heaven! //

•Show Beauty Pure Repair Treatment Mask » A deeply nourishing treatment mask that treats damaged hair, restores shine and adds strength. It’s packed with caviar and white truffle extracts for added amino acids and proteins, quinoa proteins to restore hair back to its healthiest state. This is a great product to start with if you’re looking into introduce someone to the Show Beauty line, or a great option paired with a hair salon gift certificate. //

•REN Skincare Moroccan Rose Duo » I am addicted to the REN Moroccan Rose collection, and this set may or may not make its way out as a gift (already halfway used – oops!). It contains a body wash & body lotion. It’s so simple, but SO necessary. And let me just tell you, the scent is amazing, and I know I talk about high quality bath products and at-home spa products way too often, but this definitely fits into that category and will be loved by anyone. It’s formulated with the coveted Moroccan Rose Otto Oil, and of course the subtle scent of fresh Roses – a great gift for stress relief & great for relaxing! //

•BeautyBlender 5-Piece Pro.On.The.Go Set » I feel like probably everyone who loves makeup probably already owns & loves a beautyblender or other makeup sponge applicator. This specific set has it all – the original beautyblender, beautyblender pro, micro mini pro, blotterazzi pro and a mini blender cleanser. This will be plenty useful or a great way to get someone hooked on the beautyblender craze. //


•Van Der Hagen Luxury Boar Shave Set » Men can definitely be a pain to shop for. I always resort to food related gifts, cologne, ties, etc. I came across this set on Amazon and thought it would be a fun way, affordable way to switch it up, and give him something different this year. This set includes a 100% natural boar bristle brush, shave soap, apothecary mug and acrylic brush & razor stand. I also added one of their razors (not included in the set) to enhance the set even more. It will keep him well-groomed and looks way better on your countertop than those cheap disposable razors. A win-win. //


•Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse Palette » I am an eyeshadow addict; I can’t pass up a good palette! This one offers 4 glamorous shades that transition easily from day to night. The colors range from a light medium copper, dark medium gold, light medium gold to medium dark rosy copper. Every colors is pretty, neutral and pops of glitter are especially appreciated this time of year! This is one of several quad palettes available, so there is something for everyone on your list. //


•Flawless By Friday Flawless in 15 Facial System » If you know someone who’s really into their “spa time”, which really, who isn’t?! This + a candle and a body cream = the perfect at home spa gift set. The system contains 3 masks with the active ingredients of honey & gold to fight signs of aging, decreases redness & puffiness and boost collagen production. This is a great way to get the recipient of this gift to take the necessary 15 minutes to RELAX while reaping all the benefits of these masks! //


•Nudestix Nude(art)ist Magnetic Eye Box Set » I was so excited to see this released on Sephora’s website! I’ve been using & loving Nudestix for the past few months and am stoked they came out with an entire set. Fabulous for traveling and THE most convenient option for makeup on-the-go. This set is completely different than any other makeup holiday eyeshadow collections available and is a really fun, fresh take on the way we apply makeup. The colors are really pigmented, extremely long-wearing and layer & blend really well together. Every shade included is nude/natural and ideal for any eye color & skin tone. This is a really unique, fun makeup gift if you don’t end up keeping it for yourself! //


•Amayori Geisha Ritual Kaori Sake Soak » This isn’t some mass-produced generic product you will find in a typical bath & body type of store. Amayori’s collection of bath products are 100% natural, super luxurious aromatherapy inspired by Japanese bathing rituals. Each fragrance has a designated purpose and is essentially “meditation for the imagination”. I chose The Geisha Ritual which is strength & self-possession. It’s a relaxing combination of Bergamot to sooth, Mandarin to uplift and Jasmine to nourish. It contains 100% pure sake & organic hydrosol. Even the biggest bath junkie, whose tried every possibly bath product out there will be impressed with this! //


•Philosophy Bath & Fragrance Ornaments » The cutest little bath, perfume & skincare gifts that make awesome stocking stuffers or a great addition to a gift basket. Or a really cute, inexpensive gift in itself.. hellllllo coworkers! These are my top choice for any “secret santa” gift exchanges this year. I am obsessed with Philosophy’s entire holiday collection, a hint of whats to come on my upcoming gift guide. //


•Drybar Merry Mini Must-Haves » You don’t have to be a world class traveler to appreciate travel sized beauty products! Whether you travel to and from work, to the gym or to the mall, having products you can throw into your bag for touch ups on the go are a must! This little set has a dry shampoo, dry conditioner and their triple sec 3-in-1. I’m obsessed with dry shampoo and keep this one in my purse to refresh and extend my hairstyles. Thanks drybar for creating this, from a sleep-deprived mom who has minimal time to spend doing her hair. 🙂 //


•HP Sprocket Photo Printer » In a world where everyone is always on the run and has their phone glued to their hand, this gift is so useful. As a mom, I take tons & tons of pictures of my kids but more often then not, put off going to the store to have them printed. This makes that task a whole lot easier & more convenient. It’s so tiny, about the size of an iPhone and makes printing photos from your phone/tablet a breeze. The photos are 2×3” and are stickable and a fun way to capture & keep all of life’s memories both big and small. //

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