40 Best Beauty Products To Give As Stocking Stuffers This Year

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Good things come in small packages! Whether you're looking for a little pick-me-up for your favorite beauty lover or hoping to add a dash of Christmas cheer to larger gifts, there's no shortage of beauty stocking stuffers to choose from. 

After all, beauty products are some of the most wonderfully thoughtful gifts — especially during the holidays when the people you love often give so much to others.

If you're looking for truly unique stocking stuffers for the beauty and self-care enthusiast in your life, look no further! Winter can be tough on your body (and on your wallet!), so finding the perfect gift that doesn't break the bank and really lets them know how you feel is important.

Whether it's from the wonderful aroma of a lotion or the uplifting glow of a highlighter to keep them bright and shining — even through the gloomiest months of the year — these stocking stuffers keep on giving beyond the holidays.

Here's how to find the ultimate beauty products to help the ones you love to show themselves some self-love and care this holiday season — and you may find a couple can't live without products for yourself, too.

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Here are the 40 best beauty stocking stuffers to gift this holiday season under $40.

1. FENTY Skin Start’r Set

From the beautiful Rihanna herself! This line is designed to help reduce problems in skin, clean, and brighten your face for that gorgeous glow.

Your friends and family will adore this.

(FENTY/$40)

2. TULA Skincare Glow and Get It

If you know of someone who complains about dull skin and under-eye bags, this is what they need!

It delivers an instant pick-me-up to your tired skin and helps reduce wrinkles, too. Yes, please!

(TULA/$25-$28)

3. LOUM Stress Detox Enzymatic Cleaner

There's no doubt 2020 has been hard enough on us all, but thankfully, LOUM's enzymatic cleanser can help you wash the worst of it out of your skin!

This detoxer can help treat breakouts, blemishes, and other stress issues in your skin, like excess oiliness, which means a bright, clean face just in time for 2021!

(LOUM/$30)

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4. Sephora Enchanted Jungle Mask Collection

Eight masks with different scents that you can either share or give to someone who really needs to be reminded to pamper themselves as the New Year begins!

(Sephora/$25)

5. Dermalogica Cleanse and Glow to Go

Normally $40, this travel kit is currently on sale for the holiday and would be a great gift for anyone who loves to travel but hates the way it damages their skin.

(Dermalogica/$29)

6. One Ocean Beauty Purifying Ocean Mist Cleanser

The holidays are a time when demands are coming from all angles — so we need all the help we can get. 

If you know someone who's still using tissue and water to get their makeup off, give them the gift of a cleanser that will make it a pleasant and uplifting experience.

This multi-tasking cleanser lifts makeup and impurities in one easy step, without stripping the skin. Plus, it's packed with active marine ingredients from the Antarctic Ocean that reduce shine and pores, and improve firmness for glowy skin in no time flat!

(One Ocean Beauty/$38)

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7. Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener

For a little bit of lift, add some cream-to-powder formula that will add a pop of color and help firm up your eyes. It's a win-win for anyone looking to simplify their makeup bag!

(Thrive Causemetics/$24)

8. ULTA Glow Pill Super Serum

One of the easiest and most thoughtful gifts to give? One that will help someone moisturize and get rid of wrinkles at the same time!

It's called "super" for a reason.

(ULTA/$20)

9. Bare Minerals Get Started Mineral Foundation Kit

This is perfect for the makeup lover who likes a natural look, or someone who wants to get started in cosmetics without going overboard.

(Bare Minerals/$34)

10. Function of Beauty Customizable Shampoo

For some people, finding a shampoo that actually works in their hair is a pain. With this customizable set, however, you can be sure that it's not only clear of harsh chemicals and cruelty, but that it's totally made for the person in mind.

(Function of Beauty/$29-$39)

11. e.l.f. Cosmetics Supers Mini Skincare Kit

This mini skincare kit is perfect for the person you want to pamper this holiday.

(e.l.f. Cosmetics/$15)

12. Honua Hawaiian Beauty Water

This amazing beauty "water" is actually a combination of all-natural ingredients that will exfoliate your skin and give it a boost of healthy glow!

Give this to someone you want to enjoy the smell of Hawaii every day.

(Honua Skincare/$24)

13. Shiseido Ginza Tokyo Waso Starter Set

Looking to get a gift for your skincare loving friend who adores Asian skincare products? This one contains a healthy boost of Japanese "superfoods" for your skin and will help keep it youthful and fresh looking.

(Nordstrom/$25)

14. Sea the Hydration Skincare Set

This set will help protect your skin, hydrate it, and even keep your makeup in place with a setting spray! It will quickly become a staple of the makeup routine of anyone you give it to.

(Tarte/$15)

15. Too Faced "I've Got a Holiday Hangover" Kit

Gift this to someone to help them soothe themselves once we're past the holidays and into the new year.

(ULTA/$32)

16. Milk Day + Night Kit

Got a friend with a complicated cleansing routine who's not getting the results they want? Gift them this two-in-one "wake up and wind down" set that some reviewers claim works "like magic."

(Milk Makeup/$39)

17. Beauty Thrills Eyes, Brows, & Face

Want to get those eyelashes popping and your brows sharp enough to cut with minimal effort? This set is perfect, easy to use, and small enough to store in a purse for date-night touch-ups.

(Sephora/$20)

18. CannaCell Botanical Skincare

Know someone who really loves all-natural, hemp-derived products? Get them this set, and their skin will never look better!

(Andalou/$20)

19. Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Give someone the gift of absolutely perfect eyelashes, even without mascara! These curlers will absolutely lift your eyes, even if you're going for a no-makeup look.

(Fragrance Net/$15)

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20. Awake Beauty Moisture Lip Balm

Cold weather can wreak absolute havoc on your lips, leaving them chafed, cracked, or even (yikes!) bleeding. Give this to your friends to help protect them against the elements! They will definitely thank you for it come spring.

(ULTA/$7)

21. Rose Quartz Facial Roller

If you know someone looking for the ultimate way to relax and unwind after a stressful day, give them this gem of a facial roller. Easy face massage every night? Oh, yes.

(Sephora/$40)

22. Flawless Touch Hair Remover

This little device is discreet and as pain-free as possible. According to reviews, it works well with short hair, which means no waiting until the hair is long enough before using it again.

(Amazon/$12)

23. Mirah Shave Oil

With a combination of oils that will almost ensure you don't get cuts or bumps during shaving, you'll definitely want to let your friends in on this secret!

(Young Living/$25)

24. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen

The number one step to taking care of your skin is to keep it safe from sun damage!

This SPF 40 sunblock will not only protect your skin without that harsh sunscreen smell, but it will also give it a faint sun-kissed glow.

(Violet Grey/$34)

25. Daylite Highlighting Powder

Let friends and family alike shine like actual diamonds with this amazing talc-free powder.

(Ilia Beauty/$34)

26. VAGA Crystal Nail Files

These glass nail files are not only gorgeous to look at, but they'll last longer than your typical acrylic files, too. And since they're not made with softer materials, the grit will stay on them for ages!

(Amazon/$10)

27. Black Lengthening Mascara

Do you know someone who spends way too much on falsies to give their lashes that pop? Help them go the natural route and lengthen their own lashes easily!

(Young Living/$34)

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28. SDARA Eye Gel Pads

24K gold will help ease those pesky under-eye bags and have you feeling like a million bucks.

(Amazon/$15)

29. Kitsch Spiral Hair Ties

These spiral hair ties might not look like much, but they hold firm in your hair without leaving those weird ponytail bumps!

And the best part? When you inevitably stretch them out, just drop them in hot water and they’ll return to their original size.

(Amazon/$8)

30. Onyx Professional Hard as Hoof

Weak nails are the worst! This nail hardening cream will ensure whoever you gift it to as strong, glam natural nails.

(Amazon/$9)

31. Rael Beauty Miracle Patch

Let’s face it: The holidays are rich with heavy comfort foods, sweets, and maybe some stress, which might be a recipe for a few pimples.

But with these little patches, you can cover them and watch them shrink and go away in only four hours!

(Amazon/$16)

32. Beach Turban Hair Towel

These quick-dry hair turbans are perfect for anyone who hates spending 30+ minutes blow-drying their tresses.

Also perfect for getting your hair out of your face when you’re putting on face masks or cleansers.

(Dock and Bay/$19)

33. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Happi Scalp Scrub

This scrub is designed to help clean your scalp of all the dead skin and product build-up that can lead to dull, oily, or damaged hair.

You can pamper your scalp and get fuller looking hair!

(Sephora/$36)

34. Tenoverten Hand Repair Serum

The skin on your hands can end up taking a beating. Here’s a natural, lightweight solution that will help keep your skin glowing and fresh, no matter how cold it gets this winter. A great gift for everyone.

(Violet Grey/$28)

35. SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Masque

If your hair ends up getting dry, frizzy, or just plain full of splint ends and dull locks, it’s time for a deep conditioner.

This conditioner needs only 30 minutes to turn your hair from frazzled to silky smooth.

(Amazon/$11)

36. Go-To Face Hero

This face oil is designed to hydrate and moisturize your skin and protect against wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. It really is a hero!

(Revolve/$34)

37. Golden Hour Glow The Sun Show Bronzer

If you’re looking for that perfect sun-kissed look for your skin, look no more! According to the manufacturer, it’s like a golden hour filter you can use for your face!

Any fashionista will adore it.

(Kosas/$34)

38. Method Body Wash Pure Peace

For anyone who loves spending time in the shower as “me time," this body wash can make it a truly heavenly escape.

(Amazon/$7)

39. 03 Soothe and Cool Massage Oil

Looking for a way to help you cool down and relax post-workout, or just work that knot out of your neck after being at your desk all day?

This combination of peppermint and chamomile will cut through that strain and relax you!

(Way of Will/$16)

40. Curie Holiday Hand Sanitizer Trio

Whether you’re going to a relative’s or staying in this holiday season, it’s important to be safe. These hand sanitizers come with a helpful mesh bag for traveling and are also amazing for skin! The perfect gift for someone you love.

(CurieBod/$24)

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Merethe Najjar is a professional writer, editor, and fiction author who adores healthy, simple skincare products. Visit her website or follow her on Twitter.