20 Best Stocking Stuffers

Scrambling for a last-minute gift? Curl up with your computer and some eggnog and relax; we've found the perfect little somethings for everyone on your list.

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For the Life of the Party:

If your best friend is the sort to plan New Year's Eve festivities and the after-party, Essie in Shine of the Times ($8; Click to Buy) has just enough sass to match. Layer it over gold polish for an extra pop of shine.

Courtesy of Essie

For the Fashionista:

These may seem like a lot to spend on stockings, but Wolford tights ($44; Click to Buy) last longer than some celebrity marriages.

Courtesy of Wolford

For the Francophile:

Do most of her shopping expeditions end with a bite at Ladurée? MOR Lip Macaron ($10; Click to Buy) reimagines the sweet French treat as a rich, hydrating lip balm.

Courtesy of MOR Cosmetics

For the Beauty Junkie:

Monograms feel fresh on a Nico and Lala makeup brush holder ($18; Click to Buy). It'll add a pop of color to any vanity or dresser.

Courtesy of Nico and Lala

For the Spa Devotee:

Lollia Shower Gel ($22; Click to Buy) is so sudsy and luxurious, bubble bath might be rendered obsolete. (Even the tube gives an elegant touch to any bathroom!)

Courtesy of Lollia

For the Blowout Addict:

Nix bad hair days in the new year: The boar bristles on this Bumble & Bumble hairbrush ($40; Click to Buy) promote shine—plus the round shape makes it perfect for blowdrying hair.

Courtesy of Bumble & Bumble

For the Surfer Girl at Heart:

Shed tortoiseshell for the pretty floral print of Suno for Warby Parker sunglasses ($175; Click to Buy). It blends a feminine staple with a hip aviator shape.

Courtesy of Warby Parker

For the Nature Enthusiast:

LUX Handmade Soap ($16; Click to Buy) is like a little burst of aromatherapy. Essential oils and shea butter soothe skin, while botanical elements like sunflower and lavender offer fresh scents.

 

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Courtesy of LUX Handmade Soaps

For the Polished Professional:

Put a pop of color in dreary winter weather with a pair of bright red J.Crew leather gloves ($98; Click to Buy). The zippers are a playful addition, while red looks chic and refined when paired with any neutral.

Courtesy of J.Crew

For the Girl On the Go:

Traveling isn't exactly stress-free, but the soothing scent of Jurlique Rose Body Cream ($12; Click to Buy) will help a jet-setter relax on her flight home. And the smaller size makes zipping through security a breeze.

Courtesy of Jurlique

For the Tech-Saavy Chick:

An eye-catching J.Crew iPhone case ($25; Click to Buy) gives a glamorous makeover to a no-form-all-function cell phone. Plus, she'll never lose it at the bottom of a cluttered purse again.

Courtesy of J.Crew

For the Chic Hostess:

Who would have thought that cowhide could look so good? Touched with silver, this Calypso St. Barth coaster ($10; Click to Buy) is more high-style than wild, wild west.

Courtesy of Calypso St. Barth

For the Budding Artiste:

If you've ever seen a sight so pretty it could and should be on a postcard, then let Watercolor Postcards ($20; Click to Buy) make it happen. An handy booklet guides those who are less creatively-inclined.

Courtesy of Anthropologie

For the Green Thumb:

Spice up your garden (or window box, for urban dwellers) with a few staple herbs. Anthropologie Seed Bombs ($6; Click to Buy) are a foolproof way to get green.

Courtesy of Anthropologie

For the Rugged Outdoorsman:

Razor burn and bumps are a thing of Christmas past with Origins Fire Fighter Aftershave ($17; Click to Buy). Eucalyptus and peppermint soothe and refresh for a smooth, great-smelling result.

Courtesy of Origins

For the Dapper Gentleman:

If your guy's a little bit old-school, invest in a luxe Art of Shaving shave brush ($55; Click to Buy). It produces a rich lather, exfoliates skin and looks oh-so-manly sitting next to the sink.

Courtesy of The Art of Shaving

For the Sports Aficionado:

Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Body Wash ($28; Click to Buy) has a zingy scent that's refreshing and bright after a long run. No sweat if it "accidentally" ends up in your gym bag—it'll be our little secret.

Courtesy of Molton Brown

For the Too-Cool Teen:

A vintage-style camera is unexpected and funky. Plus, the geometric pattern on the La Sardina Camera and Flash ($109; Click to Buy) helps it double as a fashion accessory.

Courtesy of Lomography

For the New Parents:

The quirky-cute My Name Is Simone plush toy ($46; Click to Buy) was created by a French designer who aims to add "a funny little smirk to our everyday life." We can't argue with that.

Courtesy of Smallable

For the Dog Lover:

Up your friend's design quotient with a cheeky pair of Jonathan Adler bookends ($30; Click to Buy). The dachshund is whimsical and a guaranteed conversation starter.

 

Want to spice up your hair for tonight's holiday party? Try a pretty celeb-inspired 'do.

 

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First Published November 21, 2011

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