Stocking Stuffers. Just a "little something", these small trinkets can often be more challenging to purchase than one, large gift. But they don't have to be. In fact, in each of my shopping ventures, I find so many unique and affordable gifts that would be perfect stocking stuffers, kris kringle gifts, teacher thank-yous and the like.
Here are some tips when finding the perfect stocking stuffer:
- Think of "nice to have" items, rather than "need to have items"
- Take advantage of the recipient's guilty pleasures or obsessions, and
- Find something that will actually fit in a stocking!
For me, it's all about beauty items. My stocking is usually filled with nail polish (I LOVE!), but why not go for a really great make-up brush or funky new lip gloss? Make-up is like purses and shoes -- you can never really have too much!
Pur Minerals has taken the guesswork out of stocking stuffers with their 2014 Holiday collections. They've got your face and cheeks, lips and brushes covered with their newest sets.
These make-up sticks give your face and cheeks a nice healthy dose of colour (for when it's grey outside!). $28 for set of 3.
5 Piece Brush Set
Perfect to stash at work or when you're on the go, you get 5 essential brushes and a foldable travel clutch. $28 for the set.
You Better Not Pout!
My favourite this season. You get 7 pieces -- lip glosses, lip sticks, lip gloss pencils and a moisturizer -- all in one set. Shades vary from shimmer to spice:
- Vanilla Glaze Lip Gloss
- Sugar Plum Lip Gloss
- Spice Cake Lipstick
- Crème Brûlée Lipstick
- Sugar Cookie Lip Balm
- Red Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil
- Strawberry Shortcake Lip Gloss Pencil
The kits are all available at Shoppers Drug Mart, which just adds to the convenience factor! Happy Stocking Stuffer shopping -- I'll have more great ideas later this week!