Cheap Beauty Stocking Stuffers That Aren't Total Crap

Illustrated by Elliot Salazar.
In our opinion, you're never too old to have a stocking — especially one that's filled with more than just candy canes. So, to keep this festive tradition alive, we rounded up 23 amazing goodies for all the beauty devotees on your list. And, if you see something you like, there's nothing wrong with dropping a few hints to your near and dear.
From a mini perfume atomizer to a magical cloth face mask, there's something here to please addicts and minimalists alike. Oh, and the best part? Everything is $15 or less, making these picks awesome presents to gift yourself, too. Being grown-up was never so much fun.
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Photo: Via L'Occitane.
A gal can never own too much hand cream — especially this time of the year. Keep this delicious-smelling little tube in your purse, so you never get caught with chapped paws again.

L’Occitane Cerisier Rouge Hand Cream, $12, available at L’Occitane.
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Photo: Via Drybar.
From the salon that brings you killer blow-outs, these pro rollers promise to assist you with your DIY job at home when making it to the salon is simply not an option. Bonus points for the self-grip style that eliminates that dreaded clip crease.

Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers, $10, available at Drybar.
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Photo: Via Tokyo Milk.
There is lip balm, and then there is this eye-catching gem. Even though it’s a big no-no (read: chapped lips), you’ll want to keep licking your smackers due to the delicious, lemony green-tea flavor.

Tokyo Milk Iced Green Tea Lip Balm, $10, available at Tokyo Milk.
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Photo: Via Benefit.
This little helper is perfect for touching up your lashes after seeing a tearjerker at the movies, or traveling, or the morning after. Just sayin’.

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara Deluxe Mini, $10, available at Sephora.
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Joining the eye palette club doesn't have to be expensive. Allow us to introduce you to this bronzy collection of neutral hues. You can pack on the matte shades for a super-dramatic eye or go for a subtle, natural look. Twelve shadows ringing in under $12? We'll take it.
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Photo: Via Meow Meow Tweet.
Everyone, and we mean everyone, needs soap. So, nobody would dare regift this made-from-scratch formula crafted with nourishing and essential oils. But, let’s be real: We were sold as soon as we eyeballed the cute cat packaging.

Meow Meow Tweet Cedar Sage Liquid Soap, $15, available at Meow Meow Tweet.
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Photo: Via Pacifica.
A hydrating tint gives just the right amount of color and moisture, minus the use of mineral oil, petroleum, parabens, and artificial flavoring.

Pacifica Color Quench Mineral Lip Tint, $6.99, available at Target.
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Photo: Via Caudalíe.
What’s in this little vial might just be magic. While the intoxicating blend of grapefruit, pink pepper, vanilla, white musk, cedar, and Bulgarian rose smells divine, it’s the grape, sesame, extra-virgin hibiscus, and argan oils that are going to give your skin, hair, and nails a healthy sheen. Tip: Tap a small amount on your cheekbones for an instant glow.

Caudalíe Divine Oil, $9, available at Nordstrom.
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Photo: Via Trina.
While we love a dresser filled with all of our favorite fragrances, those bulky bottles aren’t exactly purse-friendly. Not to worry. This sleek little three-inch atomizer holds .05 ounces of perfume, so you can spritz on the go.

Trina Fragrance Atomizer, $6, available at Nordstrom.
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Photo: Via Love & Toast.
Found: A lip gloss that doesn’t feel like a sticky mess. Bonus points for being all-natural and organic.

Love & Toast Dots Lip Gloss In Doll House, $6.99, available at The Woodhouse Day Spa.
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Photo: Via Sephora Collection.
How many tubes of lip gloss do you own with at least 20% of useless product because it’s stuck on the sides? Not with this baby. Finally, a gloss with a non-absorbing, scoop-like applicator that ensures that every drop you paid for actually winds up on your pout.

Sephora Collection Swoon Lip Gloss Pick-Up Artist, $12, available at Sephora.
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Photo: Via Masque Bar by Look Beauty.
While you might (temporarily) look like a cross between Hannibal Lecter and Michael Myers, these masks are perfect for perking up your complexion in a flash. Available in four formulas to address all skin types, the active ingredients (from collagen to coenzyme Q10) are in the mask itself, so say good-bye to messy application and removal.

Masque Bar by Look Beauty Wrinkle Reducing Sheet Mask, $10.79. available at Target.
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Photo: Via The Body Shop.
Every lady should own a compact — even if it’s only to check her teeth after a meal. This one does more: It reminds you of how fierce you are, too.

The Body Shop The Lash Batting Mirror, $8, available at The Body Shop.
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Photo: Via The Gnarly Whale.
Who said wavy, beachy tresses can only be achieved on vacation? This fun salt spritz will give you a sexy mane reminiscent of a sunny afternoon spent in St. Barths.

The Gnarly Whale Lavender Beach Waves, $12, available at The Gnarly Whale.
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Photo: VIa Bliss.
Your lips and hands are among the first to go when dryness hits, so this stuffer is basically perfect for everyone on your list.

Bliss Mistletoe Gems Mega-Moisturizing Duo for Lips and Hands, $12, available at Drugstore.com.
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Photo: Via Cyndibands.
You’re never too old to receive a gift that favors fun over practicality. Well, this one covers both. Whether or not you want to spin this baby is your business.

Cyndibands Dreidel with 6 Hair Ties, $14, available at Beauty.com.
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Photo: Via Molton Brown.
While this ornament is pretty enough to hang on your tree, the shower is definitely preferred since it’s filled with one of Molton Brown’s yummy, scented washes.

Molton Brown Festive Bauble, $15, available at Barneys New York.
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Photo: Via Paul & Joe.
Embarrassed by shine on your nose? Not when you’re pulling out these adorable blotting papers.

Paul & Joe Blotting Papers, $4.74, available at ASOS.
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Photo: Via Figs.
What this balm does have: killer retro packaging, organic essential oils, and the best butters in the biz. What’s missing? Harmful chemicals and synthetic ingredients.

Figs & Rouge Rambling Rose Balm, $9, available at Beautyhabit.
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Photo: Joya.
We know what you’re thinking. You didn’t even know CB2 carried awesome soaps like this hand-crafted, debossed bar from Brooklyn. This beauty lathers like a boss and smells like Italian mandarin, Brazilian orange, and fresh quince, with a dash of Damask rose and sandalwood. Go out and buy a bar for everyone on your list — and yourself, too.

Joya Composition No. 1 White Soap, $11.96, available at CB2.
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Photo: Via Marvis.
The number of toothpaste choices at the drugstore is dizzying, but one thing you won’t find there is a paste that tastes like a yummy black jelly bean. Don’t worry, it does a great job cleaning choppers, too.

Marvis Amarelli Licorice Toothpaste, $10.50, available at Dermstore.
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Photo: Via Giddy.
Fans of this non-greasy balm claim it has “saved their fingers and hands,” which is something every sports enthusiast, frequent traveler, or climate-challenged person needs. Trust, they’ll be giddy after just one use.

Giddy Hand & Lip Balm Duo in Cooling Mint, $9.25, available at Gloss48.
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Photo: VIa Julep.
While we love the slim little bottle, what really sold us on this polish is its fast-drying, paraben-free formula and “oxygen technology” that allows your nails to breathe. The cherry on top? All of the colors are named after influential women who rock. Buy now. A portion of your purchase will go to an organization that empowers the female race.

Julep Color Treat in Sydney, $14, available at Sephora.
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Photo: Via MAC.
MAC’s amazing color pigments last forever and can be used a multitude of ways, from highlighting to perking up your pout. These mini sizes are A) perfect for stocking stuffers and B) perfect for you if you want to stock up on your favorite colors for about half the price of the full-sized versions.

MAC Sized To Go Pigment, $10, available at MAC.
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