Coming atcha with another gift guide today and I’m going to be real: I’ve seen a lot of ‘stocking stuffer’ gift guides/ideas but everything is so expensive. I don’t know about you girls, but when I think of stocking items, they are usually toiletries and chocolates, an orange in the toe, a magazine and then a few more ‘fun’ things scattered in there. Typically anything over $20 wouldn’t make it into a stocking and would be wrapped under the tree.
All that to say, I’ve rounded up a bunch of more budget-friendly items if you’re stuffing a stocking for a special girl in your life (Marco, are you reading? 😉 ) and need some ideas.
HAIR ELASTICS | KOPARI NATURAL DEODORANT — LOVE THIS! | EARRINGS | POP SOCKET | CREST WHITESTRIPS | MAKE-UP SETTING SPRAY | MINI BRUSH SET | MASCARA | SHERPA MITTS — 40% OFF! | TIGHTS | MINI STRAW CLUTCH | JEWELRY TRAY | POM BEANIE | PERFUME | ZODIAC MUG | PARABEN-FREE BODY LOTION | MOON DISH | USB LIGHT | LIP GLOSS
Pretty much everything in this list is under $15, except the Crest Whitestrips, which are considerably higher, but also something that is practical and you might purchase for yourself anyway. I also wanted to keep it interesting and not just do toiletries and suggest a few beauty items that I love that don’t break the bank either.
HAIR ELASTICS | These are so cute and won’t pull or break your hair–great for working out or throwing your hair up for bed.
KOPARI NATURAL DEODORANT | I have been using this natural deodorant for the majority of this year and have to say I really like it. It’s the third natural deodorant I’ve tried and I will definitely buy again. If you’re thinking about making the switch, I’d highly suggest it. Just note that there is a bit of a ‘detox’ period where your body is ridding itself of your former, non-natural deodorant, which sucks but is worth it. Just keep your deodorant on hand during the day to re-apply for that first week.
EARRINGS | Statement earrings that aren’t expensive are awesome for the stocking–bonus, she can wear them that night for Christmas dinner.
POP SOCKET | If she has a larger phone, a pop socket is a must have. Technically you can remove them and put them onto a new case, but it’s always fun to have something different.
CREST WHITESTRIPS | Love these and have been using them for years.
MAKE-UP SETTING SPRAY | I forgot to share a photo of this in the photo but I used this for our wedding and it’s fantastic. It set my make-up all day long (I have dry skin) without making it cakey. They sell a mini version which is great for someone who wants to test it or carry it with them.
MINI BRUSH SET | Another item that I came across but didn’t share in the photo, but it’s such a cute set that would be great for an on-the-go gal or a weekend getaway bag.
MASCARA | Hands down my favourite mascara, I use this everyday and continue to buy tubes of it when it runs out.
SHERPA MITTS | These are so cute! I love that they look different from normal knit mitts but so cozy and stylish at the same time.
TIGHTS | Love these tights that resemble a pair of OTK socks, very chic with some ankle booties.
MINI STRAW CLUTCH | *swoon8 ! This clutch is less than half price until tomorrow and so perfect for summer or a beach vacay.
JEWELRY TRAY | I love little trays to keep jewelry in as a catch-all.
POM BEANIE | If you’re looking for a budget friendly pink, fur pom beanie, look no further!
PERFUME | I love these cylinders of perfume–they fit perfect in your purse or evening clutch if you’re going out so you can refresh as the day/evening goes on. There are tons of fragrances to choose from as well.
ZODIAC MUG | Slap a Pisces symbol on something and call me happy–I’m into astrology and especially zodiac traits so love things like this, plus they have a personal touch to them without being over the top.
PARABEN-FREE BODY LOTION | I recently picked up a bottle of this lotion and really like it. The formula is lightweight and absorbs nicely without being sticky nor thick. If you like lemon scents (which I’m even normally like, meh), you’ll love this.
MOON DISH | Another cute jewelry dish that would dress up the bathroom counter or on your dresser.
USB LIGHT | This is cute, kind of made me laugh, but great for someone who often works at nighttime in bed etc.
LIP GLOSS | My everyday lip gloss, love this stuff so much + it has SPF in it.