It can be hard to please your beauty-obsessed friends: with beauty products being so accessible and not usually too pricey, anything new they already have and anything they spot they usually snap up there and then. The key to buying a successful stocking filler is to go for something that they won’t have picked for themselves – something that is either a little bit luxurious or self-indulgent, or something that is so cute and quirky they won’t have thought of it themselves. So here’s a few stocking-filler ideas that they hopefully won’t already have. And if they do, well, then you can always keep it for yourself…
Glossier Balm Dotcom £10
This cult US brand has FINALLY landed in the UK (if you don’t know now, you soon will) so is sure to be a hit with your beauty-obsessed bestie. Glossier’s ‘do-everything’ Balm is a multi-purpose salve that you basically can’t go wrong with, and the absolute definition of a perfect stocking filler. There are six to choose from, each with a different flavour and colour, so they’re a cute thing to collect. Pick our favorite one ‘Birthday’ which has a subtle shimmer and a scent that was inspired by cake. Yum.
CODE’s best selling VLM mascara gives lashes lift, length and lush volume and this cute mini version is the perfect size to live in your handbag, keep in your car’s glove compartment or throw in your gym-bag. A must-have for anyone who likes their lashes to look sexy and full at all times.
Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion £15
Must have read for any beauty obsessive 🙌🏻 Sali Hughes is a brilliant writer, highly recommended as a stocking filler that will be used over and over again.
Tom Ford Nail Lacquer - Plum Noir £29
We love this colour! With high coverage and shine, what more do you want! Your beauty obsessed friend will appreciate this 💅🏻
John Lewis Silk Pillowcase £35
Ok you might think £35 is a little much to pay for a pillow, but any beauty obsessive will know and appreciate a silk pillow. We spend about 7 or 8 hours every night and sleep in positions that irritate and wrinkle skin on the face, this silky pillow will limit the friction on the skin and appearance of sleep wrinkles. Thank us later 👏🏻
HUDA Beauty Palette £56
These palettes may be pricey but they contain EVERY colour a make-up junkie requires. Full of shades you won’t find anywhere else- in matt, sparkle and shimmer finished, and made with deeply pigmented formulas, we promise this will go down a treat.
Kylie Jenner’s Insta-worthy pout is at the top of the wish-list of most beauty fanatics. Treat your friends to fuller and more defined lips – without the fillers – and they’ll love you forever. Warning - this plumper works so well it can become seriously addictive. You may end up with repeat present requests…