Fill their stockings with these exciting stocking stuffers! Kicking off the 2019 Christmas Gift Guides. I’ve found the coolest gift ideas for friends, family and work colleagues.
2019 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
Fill your stockings or decorate your tree with the coolest gift ideas! Once upon a time, decorating your Christmas tree meant pulling out dusty old baubles, felt hand-made decorations from your childhood or a tangled mass of string lights that may or may not work. Christmas crackers were fun but often led to more junk for the bin. Not these days! Now we can decorate with cute beauty baubles, crackers conceal makeup brushes and LED string lights are the bomb!
Today I want to share the first of my Christmas Gift guides for 2019. Kicking off with stocking stuffers. Great ideas for family, friends or work mates, these are affordable, great quality and exciting!
I love to share these gift guides each Christmas and admittedly, they are some of my most viewed posts. All of the products I am recommending I have either been given as samples, or I’ve bought. It’s been over a month in the making to find the right gift ideas.
None of this is sponsored, I simply aimed to find the best gifts so you can save time and gift well. So, if you want to avoid the whole “it was too hard, so here’s a gift card” thing, stick with me. We got this!
Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balms nourish and make your lips feel bee-utiful. (I went there!)
The 100% natural Lip Balms are infused with fruit extracts and Beeswax to richly moisturize and soften lips, the nourishing oils and butters will make your lips juicy, happy and healthy looking. There are some tinted and non-tinted gift sets that you could divide up between stockings or gift to one lucky person! Added bonus the cute, glass honey pot contains a flavour duo of moisturising, alongside a Tinted Lip Balm for a hint of tint (Hibiscus shade).
Speaking of lips, this little lip fave of mine from French cult beauty brand Nuxe is a winner too. The Reve de Miel Lipbalm also comes in under $10, in a frosted glass pot. This ultra-nourishing lip balm combines Honey, botanical Oils and Propolis, a rare and precious bee hive ingredient to immediately soothe, provide intense nourishment and repair your very dry and damaged lips. I love it! Nuxe is new to Chemist Warehouse in Australia.
The cute Christmas balsam & fir hanging bauble has a hand cream with top notes of Citrus, Bergamot and Nutmeg. While the Christmas prosecco rose` mini diffuser is perfect for that friend who loves prosecco. For me, her name is Jess. :)
Toothpaste? Really? Yes! Even in a stocking! Natural, smooth & creamy with a fresh, spicy flavour, LOVEBYT CINNAMON & CLOVE cleanses, whitens & brightens for a healthy sparkling smile. It’s not a strong taste, but a perfect alternative for anyone who doesn’t love a mint toothpaste and wants a natural alternative too.
JURLIQUE ELDERBERRY & FREESIA HYDRATING MIST
On my Instagram stories the other day I did a poll to see who else uses facial mist sprays. More than half of the people answered that they had never tried one! Personally, I’ve been OBSESSED for years and it all started with Jurlique. This limited-edition Elderberry and Freesia Mist is infused with a new, unique berry and botanical fragrance blend using extracts straight from the Jurlique Farm. Black Elder, Rosa gallica and Chamomile extracts leave the skin feeling hydrated, refreshed and restored, with the addition of Viola Tricolour and Sweet Violet extracts that help to protect soothe, soften, hydrate and moisturise the skin. Such a nice gift!
NUDE BY NATURE
Vibrant Essential 6 Piece Brush Set. This is the COOLEST Christmas cracker yet in my opinion! Complete with a set of six makeup brushes, this is perfect for travel or everyday use. I didn’t waste any time cracking this one open and using the brushes. The quality is so good! All brushes are made with ultra-soft high-quality synthetic fibres, as Nude by Nature is proudly cruelty-free. For less than $30, this is one cracker I would fight for!
Christmas Cracker. Who isn’t into essential oils these days? This under $50 cracker contains two of In Essence’s most festive lifestyle blends, Joy & Serenity. I have been meaning to get an oil diffuser for my apartment, so I am excited to try these uplifting blends.
Another cute idea! This Glasshouse Christmas bon bon contains two Wild Peonies and Lily fragrance body care products. A body lotion and shower gel set that one of my friends will be getting. Priced at under $16, it’s a cute stocking stuffer too.
Party Popper from Becca. So, these are essentially full sized lipsticks in mini form! By that, I mean the actual lipstick bullets are big while the casing is shorter. Such good value! These creamy lipsticks are the perfect shades for the party season. The lipsticks are infused with Hyaluronic Acid coated in botanical oils to hydrate and smooth the appearance of lips. With pure color pigments and Avocado & Olive Oils, the nourishing formula instantly drenches lips in long-lasting, luminous color.
MAKEUP STOCKING STUFFERS
This year, as with every year, the clever people at Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima release the coolest Christmas gifts. Mecca Max is the vegan makeup brand by Mecca and I love these affordable gift ideas. So good to add to fill stockings or gift to friends and work mates.
There are SO many options available but my top picks are the Always Smiling Lip Gloss Trio at $28.00 they are creamy and hydrating, fit perfectly in your pocket or clutch and can be used as a top coat over your favourite lipstick or worn solo for a pop of shimmer and shine.
The cute Eye Shadow Quads come in three colour options, at only $12 each! So good! These richly-pigmented quads each house four complimentary eye shadows in shimmer and matte finishes. They also come with a sheet of cute stickers, girls will love.
The Beauty Within Advent Calendar is every bit as cool as it looks. Comes with 12 days of makeup products to unveil day-by-day or all at once like I did! At $60, it gives a full set of shimmery makeup colours and products to play with for the party season. It was actually my first beauty advent calendar and I love the whole concept!
Happy Days Eye + Complexion Brush Set is a complete vegan beauty brush collection. This set bundles together four eye brushes, four complexion brushes and an exclusive travel case that unclips to transform into a handy brush holder.
There are some amazing options for stocking stuffers at Mecca so make sure you check them out.
NUDE BY NATURE
Still on the vegan beauty train, is this Starlight Moisture Infusion Lipglosses trio from Nude by Nature. Ideal for home or handbag, the set features three beautiful shades for a vibrant, glossy (not sticky) lip. The trio features much loved shades 01 Bare, 05 Blush Beige and 07 Dusk priced under $35.
The Beam Moisture Shine Lipstick is loved for its luminous shine finish, non-drying formula and moisturising feel. Create multiple day and night looks with the popular shade 03 Dusty Rose. It’s under $20 and comes in a cute bauble package.
I’ve used the Bondi Sands self tan products before and was excited to see they have just launched these illuminating products to the market too. Glo Lights come in gold, bronze and pearl shades. Priced under $20 each they are a great stocking stuffer for the party season or through summer.
SKINCARE STOCKING STUFFERS
I am not a huge fan of that traditional self tan smell. Actually I hate it! But these days brands are coming up with scented self tan products like this one from St. Tropez. Scented in Watermelon, the Gradual Tan Body Lotion and Bronzing Mousse are a welcome addition to the self tan range. I’ve been using St. Tropez for years so I am very excited about this one! They each are priced under $35 and make a great gift ahead of summer.
This Tinted Compact Cream with SPF is one I’ve been using for a couple of months and I love it’s coverage. It smoothly melts onto the skin to even out the complexion and conceal skin imperfections. Suitable for everyday light tinted coverage, as well as coverage for rosacea, pigmentation, recent scars and post-surgery. It also provides high tolerance for allergic and intolerant skin. We should all be wearing SPF everyday, so don’t skip it!
I am so in love with the original and best, makeup sponge the beautyblender. Each year they bring out cute gift sets with soaps to clean your beautyblenders in fun packaging and colours. The pink is the OG but I love them all, such a game changer when applying makeup.
Skin Food is a classic from the much loved natural skincare brand Weleda. It’s one product my friends rave about at dinner or over drinks. Literally it is one of the best creamy moisturisers in the world with tons of awards to prove it. This is one stocking stuffer that can not go wrong.
One of those products everyone loves is the classic from Lanolips. The single bauble is perfect as a stocking stuffer or little secret santa gift. It will not dissapoint!
Generation Clay Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask is packed with locally sourced superfruit, Davidson plum. A gentle, natural version of skin-exfoliating alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), the hardworking beauty hero rejuvenates dull, tired skin while lightening dark circles and pigmentation. So good for skincare lovers who want a natural mask!
If you have any questions on any of these, please ask away. My gift guides for women, men and children will be out shortly, so stay tuned for more! Happy Christmas shopping!
Don’t forget, with a lot of these to check out if there are sales happening this week. I’ll be sharing my edits of the best of the sales and all the discount codes you need to know for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.