My gift guide is the post that I look forward to the most each year because brands create holiday exclusives that are creative, cute and a great bang for your buck.
This year all my picks are teeny-tiny and, therefore, make fantastic stocking stuffers.
First up is a year-round favourite of mine, a pack of Original Invisibobbles. Canadians can find these game-changing hair ties online at Farleyco. After years of damaging my hair with standard hair ties, these traceless ties transformed my hair. Gone are the days of having broken strands right where my ponytail lives. Invisibobbles don’t tug or damage your hair, and they keep your hairdo secure.
Next up is the Sparkle-On-the-Go Set from Real Techniques. Not only will you get the fab Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, but you’ll get mini sculpting, expert face and multitask brushes. Pop one into each of the stockings you’re stuffing or keep them together for one lucky person.
I know I’d be squealing with glee if I found a bottle of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair in my stocking! This bottle that fits in the palm of your hand packs a nightly dose of luxury, making your skin feel soft and moisturized by the time you wake up. This gift will be something the recipient uses *immediately*.
For me, winter is the harshest on my lips. Cracked, chapped and all-around uncomfortable, the cold weather really does a number on them. So I’m including not one, but TWO, lip-focused stocking stuffers. First is the Fresh Beauty Hydrating Lip Kit featuring a Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment, a Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm and a Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy. Some of these items can provide up to 24 hours of moisture, sooo….sign me up!
Next is an absolute go-to for the holidays – an array of holiday sets from Burt’s Bees. These sets each contain lip balms that are sure to heal your lips, as they contain beeswax and natural oils. Some of the sets are purely lip-focused, while others include a cream or salve for your dry skin. No matter which set you choose, the person whose stocking you stuffed with Burt’s Bees is sure to be delighted.
Last up is a piece of luxury makeup. The Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Fire Rose is an extra-special, ultra-luxe quad, perfect for the holidays. It comes in limited-edition holiday packaging and those shades? A berry burgundy with champagnes, rose golds and platinum? Get out of my dreams and into my stocking!