Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

Opening stockings is one of my favorite things to do on Christmas morning!  Filled with tiny treasures of 'just because' loot, I love how they're full of surprises.  Here, I rounded up some of the coolest beauty miniatures that are clearly, this years stocking essentials. Deborah Lippmann 'R&B' Mini Nail Lacquer Duet, $19, includes two hot colors, "Between the Sheets" (fuschia) and "Birthday Party" (glitter),  in a cute little sparkly pouch.  Wear the polishes alone or layer them for a fun, festive look.

Lather Daily Brew Lip Balms, $16.50, for a pack of three cafe-inspired balms. Break them up amongst three different stockings or gift them together.  Flavors include Fresh Coffee, Vanilla Latte and Green Tea.

Nordstrom Ombre Travel Brush Set, $29, includes four synthetic, must-have makeup brushes – a powder brush, an allover eyeshadow brush, contour eyeshadow brush and a flat eyeliner brush.  Plus, there's a cute texturized pouch to store them in.

Bliss Mistletoe Must-Haves, $12, consists of two date night essentials: Fabulips Softening Lip Balm and a mini High Intensity Hand Cream.

Bite Beauty The Lip Kit, $38, includes four double ended lipsticks in punchy shades.

Demeter Humongous Miniatures, $6 ea., come in a set of four mini (1/2 oz.) single note fragrances in Sugar Plum, Snow, Gingerbread and Mistletoe.  Purchase one kit and toss them into four different stockings.