33 perfect stocking fillers for beauty, skin and haircare enthusiasts

Written by Morgan Fargo

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The festive season is officially upon us and with it comes the fun task of shopping for your loved ones. Thankfully, there’s a wide range of great gift ideas available on the high street, many of which fit perfectly into a traditional Christmas stocking.

To save you from the overwhelming stress that comes with scanning through endless websites and shop shelves, we’ve rounded up the best beauty stocking fillers on offer this year. Plus, some of them may even work perfectly for Secret Santa, too. Happy scouting!

  • Soapsmith Dirty Sugar Soap

    A collaboration between Soapsmith and Crosstown, the dirty sugar soap bar is inspired by the bakery’s Tongan Vanilla Bean Doughnut and enriched with cocoa butter and shea butter. It smells good enough to eat, definitely, but don’t. Because it’s soap. 

    Shop Soapsmith Dirty Sugar Soap, £12

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  • Liha Idan Oil

    The Yoruba word for magic, this idan oil is made from tuberose-infused cold-pressed coconut oil. Deeply nourishing, use the special liquid as a body oil, leave-in hair conditioner and overnight moisturiser. 

    Shop Liha Idan Oil, £16

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  • Narloa Avocado Face Oil

    Packed full of hydrating fatty-acid omega 3 and repairing vitamins E and D, Narloa’s clever face oil softens, smooths and heals skin. 

    Shop Narloa Avocado Face Oil, £16.99

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  • Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioner

    Moisturising and lightweight, Briogeo’s leave-in conditioner is a blend of rosehip, argan and coconut oils to leave dry, damaged hair softer, more supple and highly nourished.

    Shop Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioner at Cult Beauty, £10

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  • Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly

    Love a gloss but hate the stick? Enter Tower 28’s conditioning lip jelly. The same shine (made with apricot oil, avocado oil and raspberry seed oil for extra hydration) in four shades – coconut, cashew, oat and almond. 

    Shop Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly at Cult Beauty, £14

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  • Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer Mini

    An old favourite in a miniature size, Benefit’s award-winning matte bronzer, Hoola, is an undeniable crowd-pleaser. Complete with a built-in mirror and powder brush, it’s good for on-the-go or on the bathroom shelf. 

    Shop Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer Mini at Boots, £15

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  • Olaplex Intense Repair Kit

    Renowned for repairing dry, brittle hair, Olaplex products have fast become a staple for heat-damaged, coloured and chemically treated hair. This set of minis is designed for intense repair work: No.0 is a pre-wash treatment that primes hair for the conditioning No.3 Hair Perfector.

    Shop Olaplex Intense Repair Kit at Cult Beauty, £15

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  • Nars Cosmetics Orgasm X Mini Blush

    Nars Orgasm X is the older sister to Nars’ cult-classic blusher Orgasm. A vivid coral pink dotted with golden shimmer, up the ante this Christmas with a new iteration of a true classic. There’s never a bad moment for a Nars flush. Genuinely, never. 

    Shop Nars Cosmetics Orgasm X Mini Blush at Cult Beauty, £16

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  • Jones Road The Face Pencil

    If you think concealer only comes in a pot or tube, think again. The Jones Road Face Pencil is a time-saving gem, covering redness, dark spots and correcting discolouration in a few simple swipes. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed make-up artist Bobbi Brown, it’s a creamy, buildable product that disappears seamlessly into skin. 

    Shop Jones Road The Face Pencil, £23

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  • Refy Cream Bronzer

    A standout beauty product, Refy’s bronzer is creamy, buildable and buffs out into a beautifully diffused natural glow. It’s as good as the hype suggests (if not better). Trust me on this.

    Shop Refy Cream Bronzer (available in Tan, Sand and Onyx), £18

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  • Refy Duo Brush

    And if you’re at a loss for how to apply Refy’s cream bronzer, pop the double-ended fluffy and condensed brush into your bag too. It’s multi-use (foundation, blusher, and highlighter) and exceptionally effective.

    Shop Refy Duo Brush, £16

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  • Skin Proud Jelly Bright Essence

    From the makers of the viral Frozen Over Ice-to-Gel Hydrator comes a moisturising and brightening essence. Enter Skin Proud’s Jelly Bright Essence, rich in anti-oxidants and hydration-boosting amino acids. Apply after cleansing and before moisturising.

    Shop Skin Proud Jelly Bright Essence at Boots, £9.30

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  • Real Techniques Mini Expert Face Brush

    A cute, hardworking mini version of the full-sized brush. Use for everything that requires buffing: foundation, cream and liquid contour, bronzer or blush. 

    Shop Real Techniques Mini Expert Face Brush at Lookfantastic, £4.79

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  • Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

    This Christmas, Liz Earle’s award-winning cleanser is available in a smaller travel-friendly size that’s unsurprisingly stocking-friendly size.

    Enriched with moisturising cocoa butter, purifying rosemary and soothing chamomile and eucalyptus, it comes with a soft cloth to help remove dirt, grime and make-up, too. 

    Shop Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, £7.50

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  • Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

    There’s something sweet about mini versions of products we know and love, right? Give the gift of clean skin this year with a gentle (yet effective) make-up melting cleansing balm. 

    Shop Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm at Boots, £10

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  • Bouclème Curl Defining Gel

    Bouclème Curl Defining Gel helps control frizz while adding body, bounce and shine. The best bit? There’s no greasy, sticky residue. Sign us up! 

    Shop Bouclème Curl Defining Gel at Lookfantastic, £12.75

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  • Fenty Beauty Mini Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer

    One of Fenty’s most beloved products, this lightweight moisturising primer prepares normal to dry skin for make-up. It softens, smooths and lightly blurs skin leaving a silky smooth canvas.

    Shop Fenty Beauty Mini Pro Filt’r Hydrating Primer at Boots, £15

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  • Ruby Hammer Lip Serum Balm

    A “combination of colour and care”, Ruby Hammer’s lip serum balm is blended with seed oils and cocoa butter to hydrate and moisturise thirsty lips. Add the sheer, dewy colour and you’ve got the perfect low-maintenance lip.

    Shop Ruby Hammer Lip Serum Balm available in Red, Nude and Fx, £18

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  • Nails Inc. Be Merry & Bright Light Up Polish

    There are ways to wear glitter as an adult person. One of them is by adding twinkling flecks of shimmer to your nail polish. This one is illuminating and eye-catching – everything you want for party season.

    Shop Nails Inc. Be Merry & Bright Light Up Polish at Lookfantastic, £12

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  • Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist Tranquillity

    Self-care shouldn’t stop when your skincare routine ends. Guarantee a good night’s kip with a beautifully relaxing sleep mist. 

    Shop Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist Tranquillity at Lookfantastic, £7.20

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  • O.P.I Shine Bright Collection Nail Polish in Tinsel-Tinsel ‘Lil Star

    If you’re going to gift a sparkly nail polish this Christmas, make it one that’s been designed in collaboration with Swarovski Elements, OK? Shimmering and crystal-rich, it’s a brilliant choice for a festive-ready manicure. 

    Shop O.P.I Shine Bright Collection Nail Polish in Tinsel-Tinsel ‘Lil Star at Lookfantastic, £13.90

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  • Jo Malone London Wood Sage and Sea Salt Body and Hand Wash

    Give the gift of olfactory bliss this Christmas with a spirited and deeply refreshing scented body and hand wash from fragrance house Jo Malone. 

    Shop Jo Malone London Wood Sage and Sea Salt Body and Hand Wash, £16

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  • Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel

    Sweetly indulgent, Philosophy’s cinnamon bun-inspired shower gel is a cleansing multi-tasking wonder that works as a bubble bath, shampoo or body wash. 

    Shop Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Shower Gel at Lookfantastic, £15

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  • Ultra Violette UV Icons Only

    No matter the month, SPF should be a regular part of your skincare routine. Ultra Violette’s formulas are lightweight, packed with antioxidants and never pill or ball. Heavenly. 

    Shop Ultra Violette UV Icons Only at Cult Beauty, £15

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  • Susanne Kaufmann Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath

    Soothe stressed-out skin (and a stressed-out mind) with this deeply relaxing and moisturising lavender-infused bubble bath.

    Shop Susanne Kaufmann Mallow Blossom Bubble Bath at Cult Beauty, £9

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  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Intense

    Up the vampy-ante this year with a smooth, soft, dramatic lip liner. We love to complete a dark lipstick look with this one by Charlotte Tilbury. 

    Shop Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Intense at Cult Beauty, £17

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  • Face Halo The Modern Make-Up Remover Original

    A brilliant and sustainable gift, these reusable and recyclable make-up remover pads replace non-biodegradable wipes and cotton pads. Each one is the equivalent of 500 single-use make-up wipes. Wow.  

    Shop Face Halo The Modern Make-Up Remover Original at Cult Beauty, £18

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  • Kitsch Pillow Eye Mask

    This nifty eye mask blocks out the light and helps to stop the sensitive skin around your eyes from becoming dehydrated while you sleep. It’s chic, sleek and comes in black or blush colourways. 

    Shop Kitsch Pillow Eye Mask at Cult Beauty, £13

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  • Mac Mini Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

    In the original Mac matte finish, this mini-version of the classic lipstick will always be a welcome present. Always. 

    Shop Mac Mini Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy at Boots, £12.50

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  • Lottie London Freckle Tint

    Ever wondered what temporary freckles might look like? Well, look no further. The Lottie London Freckle Tint creates realistic and super-natural freckle sprinkles. Cute! 

    Shop Lottie London Freckle Tint at Lookfantastic, £6.95

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  • Lottie London Ombre Blush

    The Lottie London Ombre Blush is a lightweight and natural-looking flush, designed to give cheeks a delicate tint and provide a pop of colour to the face. It comes in three different colours: peach, tan and pink. 

    Shop Lottie London Ombre Blush at Lookfantastic, £5.95

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  • Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

    Paula’s Choice’s widely loved liquid exfoliant helps deal with congested, oily and combination skin by clearing pores and reducing breakouts. 

    Shop Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant at Cult Beauty, £10

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  • Weleda Skin Food

    Another cult-favourite, Weleda’s skin food helps to deeply nourish and repair dry, dehydrated, scaly skin. Perfect for the colder months. 

    Shop Weleda Skin Food at Cult Beauty, £8.25

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