They say that the best things come in small packages — and for any beauty lover, that definitely includes makeup, skin care goodies, hair accessories, and more. Since they're often relatively compact compared to other presents, it seems like beauty gifts were practically made to be stocking stuffers during the holidays.
However, small-but-mighty beauty products don't always have such a miniature price tag, which creates a problem when there's a budget involved. Thankfully, there are plenty of inexpensive beauty stocking stuffers to choose from out there. But there's just one challenge: Sometimes, they sort of, well, suck.
While they may be thoughtful, the truth of the matter is that sub-par products just don't end up being used. And whether you're the gifter or the giftee, you want a present to be something that's actually great to recieve.
The good news is that you can have the best of both worlds. Consider these 13 beauty stocking stuffers under $10 the solution. They're fun, useful, and exciting to unwrap.
These goodies are sure to please the most beauty-obsessed of 'em all, whether you're gifting someone else or adding to your own wish list (after all, even Santa Clause needs some help sometimes, too).
1. Inked by NEST Eau de Parfum & Scent Tattoo Set
This set includes two mini fragrances and — even better — two dainty scented temporary tattoos.
2. Invisibobble Traceless Hair Rings
These obsession-worthy hair ties may remind you of an old-school telephone cord, but they're gentle on strands (and they provide a super-strong hold, too).
3. GLAMGLOW Bubblesheet Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask
Your usual sheet mask game is about to get upgraded with this delightfully fizzy deep cleanser.
4. Stila Deluxe Glitterati Lip Top Coat
This magical lip top coat instantly turns any matte liquid lipstick into a glittery, shimmery statement.
5. Icing Gold Bobby Pins
These charming hair pins add a little something extra to any hairstyle.
6. Sweat Cosmetics Skin-Balancing Cleansing Towelettes
These towelettes are conveniently packaged individually, so you can throw them in your gym or travel bag. With coconut water and green tea, they're ultra energizing and refreshing.
7. TOO FACED More Than Meets the Eyes Duo
This miniature gift set comes with cult-favorite Better Than Sex mascara and an eyelid primer that'll take your smoky eye to new heights.
8. Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Dermatologists and fans alike swear by Mario Badescu products, and this rejuvenating, soothing facial spray is one of the brand favorites.
9. Gourmand Lait De Coco Hand Cream
Combat dry, cracking winter hands with this luxe hand cream. It looks as pretty as it feels, so you'll always want to have it nearby.
10. Smashbox Studio To Go Lips Collection
This set comes with a creamy lipstick and a top coat that instantly gives any color a matte finish.
11. Lush The Magic Of Christmas Bubble Bar Wand
With a cinnamon stick as the wand handle, this almond-scented bubble bath bar is oh-so seasonal.
12. Drybar Lil' Lemon Drop Daily Detangler To-Go Brush
This bright baby hairbrush is a must for any on-the-go touch-ups.
13. KNC Beauty All-Natural Collagen-Infused Lip Mask
Pucker up for this plumping, hydrating jelly lip mask.
14. Doll Face Green Tea Konjac Sponge
You don't need an expensive tool to cleanse and exfoliate your face. This natural konjac sponge from Doll Face Beauty is infused with green tea to help gently scrub away dead skin cells and improve your skin tone.
15. Benefit Double Up & Glow! "Liquid Highlighter Duo"
Everyone could use a little highlighter wand to go, especially during the holidays!
16. MATRIX Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Tasking Hair Mask
The lucky person who receives this will be so grateful. This ultra-hydrating mask nourishes and revitalizes strands in 60 seconds. No need to hang out in the shower longer than you need to!
17. Pumpkin Spice Granola
While this is a bag of granola and not a lipstick or mask, it is made with Adaptogenic ingredients Ashwagandha and Maca, both of which can help neutralize your body's response to stress. Stress can show on your face, so snacking on this yummy Pumpkin Spice granola could really help with your skin from the inside.