Stocking Stuffers for the Ladies
Shopping for stocking stuffers for some lovely ladies in your life? Look no further than this sizzling roundup of stocking stuffer ideas for women! I’ve tried to pick items that are pretty readily available – but you’ve still got time to place online orders too!
Fresh Zodiac Soaps – $18 each @ Sephora
I’m obsessed with all things zodiac, so naturally I adore these gorgeous thick bars of shea butter-infused soap from Fresh. Every star sign is represented with one of Fresh’s signature soap scents (Mangosteen, Sugar, Verbena, and Waterlily – my fave and my star sign!) The four scents actually align with the four elements – earth / water / air / fire – that our star signs represent, as an extra treat. The packaging however, is totally tailored to each zodiac symbol, for a fun, semi-personalized gift.
Siren with Flowing Hair Double Wall Tumbler – $26.95 @ Starbucks
Kudos to Starbucks – they’re willing to play with their brand a fair bit. Loyal fans will recognize the sultry siren that’s been given centre stage on this travel-friendly tumbler. The brand’s signature icon is given a Raphaelite makeover with a splash of gold, while the luxe ceramic fabrication will make this a heavyweight favourite in her stocking this year. It’s the perfect mix of practical, pretty, and feeding her Starbucks addiction.
Bliss Mask A-Peel – $30 @ Hudson’s Bay and Sephora (in-stores and online)
This has to be one of the cooler face mask concepts I’ve seen out there. You basically mix some water into the cup with the Bilberry extract and seaweed-infused mask powder and it’ll immediately start rubberizing – apply it to your face and let it set for 20 minutes, then simply peel off for stunningly radiant skin. I’m always partial to mask products created by spas…after all, they’re kind of experts on the subject, and Bliss has noted this is a spa-quality product!
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Bounty Assorted Mix Set – $12.99
If you’ve tried Burt’s Bees all-natural lip balms, you’ll know what the hype is all about. Super soothing for even the harshest of winter weather, these luxury lip balms are packaged in a perfect-for-stockings gift set this season. With four fabulous flavors to slick on daily – Honey, Vanilla Bean, Pomegranate, and Mango, she can keep one everywhere: Her office, gym bag, car, and purse!
Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Sets – $45 each @ Hudson’s Bay
This is definitely a pricier stocking stuffer, but one that has a whole lot of staying power. Each little kit contains everything you need to give yourself an at-home gel manicure, including the setting light housed in a little macaron-shaped package. With 8 different colours to choose from (plus standalone shades and DIY removing wipes) every week can be a spa manicure week at home!
Imbue Skin Recovery Mists – $22 each
The wintertime can wreak serious havoc on even the most diligent beauty maven’s skin. Enter Imbue Goods, a new Canadian brand currently specializing in skin recovery mists. What, pray-tell, does that involve? Each luxurious little mist starts with distilled water, and is infused with nourishing Rose Water, Vitamin E and a fragrant blend of essential oils. Not only will it instantly help to hydrate and refresh your skin, each bottle has its own unique aroma designed to put you in a certain mood – from bright and inspired (Muse) to relaxed and calm (Soothe). I especially love how their website gives you a ‘cocktail note’ that inspired the scent, like ‘Chai Martini’ for the Lust mist. You can nab each of them on their own for $22 a pop, but if you have a giftee that could really use some R&R, why not pick up the entire collection as either a standalone gift, or break them up amongst multiple family members to save on your stocking stuffers.
Teapigs Limited Edition Mugs + Tea Sets – $19.99 each
Nobody does tea like the British, right? So naturally, Teapigs caught my eye for being a UK brand that’s now offering up its cult-favorite line of teas over here in Canada. Teapigs’ yummy teas are made from premium looseleaf ingredients, but come housed in convenient biodegradable bags (i.e. you can compost them after sipping). With scrumptious flavors like Liquorice & Peppermint or Apple & Cinnamon, you’ll have no trouble tracking down some teas for her to drink this winter. Plus, this year they’ve teamed up with two fellow bloggers – Random Act of Pastel’s Alyssa Garrison and Monika Hibbs – to design two custom mugs. You can pick up a gift set that includes one of the mugs and a bag of tea for under $20, and $1 from every purchase goes to support a charity of each lady’s choice!
Dreambuilder Cuff – $38 USD @ Bird + Stone
I am a HUGE advocate for gift ideas that give back – in fact, I’ve featured quite a few this holiday season. Bird + Stone caught my eye for how generous their commitment is. Bird + Stone’s entire purpose is to help women in developing countries establish independence for themselves, in part through micro loans. How can you get involved? By buying their jewelry – it’s that simple. $5 from every purchase of the one-size-fits-all Dreambuilder Cuff above, for example, goes to support this feel-good company’s mission. And let’s not forget, the jewelry is hella cute too – this minimalist brass cuff is one of dozens of designs you can wear to show your pride for supporting this smart initiative. Not sure which design to pick? Opt for a gift card in her stocking instead so she can let the good times roll.
Once again, I have a really great prize package to give away filled with stocking stuffers from today’s post, including:
- Starbucks Siren with Flowing Hair Double Wall Tumbler
- Burt’s Bees Beeswax Bounty Assorted Mix Set
- Imbue Goods ‘The Full Set‘
- Teapigs 2x Mugs + 4x Teas
- Bird + Stone Dreambuilder Cuff
Valued at over $220 Canadian, here’s how to enter for your chance to win it all!
1) Heads up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave a comment by December 28, 2016 telling me your favourite stocking stuffer ideas for her gift ideas featured in this post!
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 29, 2016 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry Opportunities:
Follow @StarbucksCanada on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway, tagging them + me (@cdngiftguide) and linking back to this post. Be sure to leave a separate comment below that links to your Tweet!
Follow Burt’s Bees Canada on Twitter and send out a Tweet about this giveaway and gift guide that links back to this post, and tags both them and me (@cdngiftguide). Leave a link back to your Tweet in a separate comment below.
Follow Imbue Goods on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos, or share a photo of your favourite facial mist from their site onto your own Instagram! Don’t forget to tag Imbue Goods in your post, and link back to it in a separate comment below.
Follow Teapigs on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos, or share a photo of your favourite tea or gift idea from their site onto your own Instagram! Don’t forget to tag Teapigs in your post, and link back to it in a separate comment below.
Follow Bird + Stone on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos, or share a photo of your favourite piece of jewelry from their site onto your own Instagram! Don’t forget to tag Bird + Stone in your post, and link back to it in a separate comment below.