STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER ON YOUR LIST
For the trendsetter, start with a gel-like nail lacquer in a haute holiday hue like flashy metallic or a moody wine shade. Add in a long-lasting, black liquid eyeliner for recreating the graphic lines that swept the runways this fall, a brick red lipstick with a satin finish and a fragrance by her favourite design house.
If relaxation is the goal, prep the scene for an evening of self-indulgence with a sonic facial cleansing brush (don’t forget to add in a replacement head or two!) and a hydrating sheet mask. Exfoliating gloves, a heavenly scented shower gel and a luxe body oil ensure sweet dreams are only a steamy shower away.
And for the guys, grooming buys don’t have to be basic. Instead of his usual deodorant, show him the finer things in life with a stick scented to match his favourite cologne. If he still uses soap to wash his face, treat his pores to a cleansing gel or exfoliating scrub—he’ll never look at a bar of soap again. Or switch his regular shaving cream for a hydrating shaving oil. Introduce him to the magical powers of a serum for his eyes or face. Just be prepared to share yours once his runs out (trust us, he’ll be that obsessed).
Tips and Tricks
• Stuff like a pro by placing the soft items in the toe of the stocking—it helps to maximize real estate.
• Wrap each item before you place them in the stocking to ensure no one sneaks a peek.
Did you know?
• People have been stuffing stockings as far back as 1823 when traditional items like gold coins, fruits, nuts—even coal—were gifted.