Okay, is it a bit early to be posting this? I’d say no. I’m one of the most scatter brain people out there, and the last two years, I’ve completed all my Christmas shopping by December 1st. You know what that means? It means, I can thoroughly enjoy and be present in the season, and I love nothing more. Try it just once, and I promise you, your perspective will be completely transformed, and you’ll never return to the Holiday rat race that seems to become of December. So I’m doing segments this year, stocking stuffers for him, her, and littles, a few gift ideas for your loved ones, and all before December 1, so stay tuned!
I’m always struggling to find small ideas for stockings that are not the norm (chapstick, dollar store finds, gift cards, etc.) those are all great, and will still make way into our stockings, but you should balance them out with a few luxury items as well. I didn’t intend for this guide to be a purchase all and fill your stocking, although, if I found all of these things in my stocking don’t think I’d even look under the tree! I just compiled some of the finer things in life so you could treat yourself, cause you deserve it! At least that’s what I tell myself, and I genuinely think I do. I work hard, ya know? Make the jump to learn a bit more about why I picked each piece, and let me know if I missed anything you live and die by! I need more ideas too!
Lush Bath Oil I love the bath bombs and bubble bombs from Lush for the babies, but the oils are definitely made for grown women. Hardly ever do I take a bath, but when I do it’s because I have one of these on hand. I prefer these more so in the fall/winter months because they make my parched skin ridiculously soft. Also, if you haven’t tried Buffy from Lush, you are missing out!! It’s the holy grail of that place!
Glamglow Gravity Mud Mask I was skeptical of this brand at first, thinking it was just a trend, but this “tin man” mask, as I call it, is worth its weight in gold. I definitely notice a big difference in the clarity and tightness of my skin after I use it. Once it dries, it peels off, and the motion of that is so satisfying.
Electric Wine Bottle Opener I love my wine, not a snob, just love the grape. I love a good glass of red, preferably. and even though I used to loathe opening bottles when I waited tables in college, I’m actually quite good at it now, but convenience!!! Also, p.s. Houdini is owned by Rabbit, so you are getting a quality product for a fraction of the parent brand’s price, you’re welcome!
Hair Perfume because I’m a girly-girl who really likes the smell of honeydew & Jessie James Decker.
The best drug store, and possibly all-time Mascara is this one. I have tried so many, and this one seems to do the most. Length, volume, no clumps, need I say more? Oh yeah, it’s 7 dollars…score.
No-kink Hair-Ties I need these for work, and for my future plans of eventually going to the gym, ha! I sincerely dislike styling my hair, only to have it ruined by a hair tie.
Sugarfina Bento Box because adults need candy too.
Copper Kitchen Timer I’m always using my iPhone and microwave timer, and I’m always missing that third timer for the final dish. At least let it be cute like this one.
Roll-Up Brush Bag on sale for $20, this brush bag is so good! I used to have one, and wore it down over years of use! The little one holds 10 brushes which is perfect for me (not a beauty blogger, ha!), but there is a Larger One you can get here if you are!
Brush Set If you are anything like me, you’ve been using the same brushes for years and years, or maybe you’re actually sanitary. Anyway, I finally gave in, once my 10 year old blush brush broke in two, and purchased a set of Sigma brushes. And I’ll say this, they are everything everyone raves about.
Milky Jelly Cleanser I’m a Glossier convert, and I haven’t found a product by them I haven’t loved yet, but this stuff is the ace deuce of facial cleansers. I’m someone who doesn’t wear a ton of make up, and I definitely do not wear make up daily, so when I’m not wearing make up, this is what I find myself constantly reaching for. Really anything Glossier is so good, but if you’ve yet to try something, I can give you 20% off and free shipping for your first order if you shop clicking here. Everyone loves a discount, right?
Facial Essence This is a must have for everyone. I love how this refreshes me throughout the day. It’s one of the more expensive beauty products I own, but well worth it, as I’m constantly using it.
Clhei Folio Wallet or the Hobo Folio Wallet The bigger the wallet the better, in my opinion. Both of these wallets are beasts, in terms of typical wallet sizing, but they will hold anything and everything, and hold up so well. I have a Hobo wallet that looks brand new if not better, and is going 12 years strong. My cost per use theory holds strong with these wallets. I would much rather spend a good buck on one and have it last for years and years, than to spend pennies, only to have it fall apart on me.
Honeydew Panties My mom used to always put underwear in my sister and I’s stockings, which was great, but then we’d have to open up panties in front of our dad which was awkward AF. But now I am a grown up and can open up sexy ass panties with no shame! Sometimes adult-ing is a good thing! Anyhow, I think I only purchase Honeydew underwear at this point because they are so so soft and at a good price point. They offer everything from full coverage to barely there, so there’s something for all of us, cheers to that.
Dishwasher Magnet UM, I need this. I never know if the dishes are dirty or clean or what. So to save me all the hassle of trying to figure it out, I know, I know it’s really freaking hard, but at this point in my life, I want simple. All things simple please, forever and ever amen.
Perfume Oil Roller Ever wonder what I smell like? Probably not, but if you did, this is it! Favorite perfume at this stage in my life. I typically like having 2-3 perfumes for different occasions, but right now, this is the one for all events, except for work, cause I’m not wasting it on serving pancakes. I like the roller, cause it fits in my purse, and the oil makes the scent last for such a long time.
Real Simple Magazine Subscription Favorite magazine of all time. I get so excited when the new issue comes in the mail. I feel like it’s such a well rounded magazine too. Good times never felt so good, so good, so good! (I’m listening to Sweet Caroline right now, hence the type singing right there ^^^^^^^^^^)