Petite Primpers MADE For Stuffing Stockings

We like to think of stockings as the unsung heroes of the holiday season. While giant, bedecked boxes certainly command a lot of attention, we believe the tiny treasures we uncover by the fireplace deserve just as much “oohing” and “aahing” and all-around thought and appreciation.

When we were kids, stocking stuffers were all about cheap tchotchkes and candy (or socks, if you’d managed to really annoy your parents that year), but now that we’re older, we’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the coolest petite primpers, from a genius piece of beauty bling to an itty bitty flat iron, to fill up your stocking (hung with care, obvi). Scroll through to check out these small wonders — they’ll make the rest of your presents jealous, promise.


This foxy little trinket has a vintage vibe and carries a secret — a pot of ultra-hydrating lip balm made with natural oils and extracts. 

Andrea Garland Le Renard Ring, $52, available at Beautyhabit.


This jam-packed treasure box features one full-size glitter polish and 16 mini lacquers, so you can paint to your heart’s content, well into the new year. 

Sephora by OPI Tinsel Town Collector’s Set, $49.50, available at Sephora.


Featuring three eyeshadows, two lip colors, and a mini shimmer gloss — all in super-flattering nude hues — this clutch-ready palette is a true small wonder. 

Bobbi Brown Uber Nude Lip & Eye Palette, $30, available at Bobbi Brown.


This jumbo barrette has some serious glitz — pair it with disheveled, textured waves to dress up your ‘do with minimal effort. Gltter Bomb Bobbi, $15 each, available at


Why give just one lipstick when you can gift an entire lipstick wardrobe? These shimmer lippies will get any pout-obsessed lady through the entire winter, with sheer nude, sheer wine, and deep rose shades that are infinitely wearable — and perfectly festive, too. 

Lipstick Queen Shimmer Lipstick Set, $48, available at Tinseltown.


Inspired by the camellia flower — a staple in Shiseido’s product line-up — this dual blush and highlighter can be used in myriad ways. Swipe on just one of the pretty pink hues for a fresh glow, blend them together to create a deeper flush, or add in the illuminating powder for a hit of radiance. 

Shiseido Camellia Compact, $36, available at Shiseido.


This quartet of balms — in peppermint, cocoa, citrus, and cinnamon flavors — features organic extracts of beeswax, cocoa butter, and essential oils to give your lips the softest, most subtle texture as it infuses them with much-needed moisture. We can’t stop swiping Cocoa on our pouts — the silky feel it gives our lips is positively addictive. 

S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Lip Balm Flight, $18, available at S.W. Basics of Brooklyn.


Be prepared for a variety of makeup emergencies with this pocket-sized brush set. It features four mini makeup brushes to help you stop eye, cheek, or face cosmetics meltdowns in their tracks. 

NARS Travel Brush Set, $75, available at Nordstrom.


The perfect perfume for the “perfume-hater,” this (exclusive-to-R29) perfume oil combines the essential oils of vanilla, tonka bean, bergamot, ylang ylang, and gardenia enfleurage for a perfectly feminine, all-natural, and unique scent. 

Lurk for R29 Perfume Oil, $50, available at Tinseltown.


Curious about the BB cream craze, but not sure if it’s right for you? Try this posse of skin potions from Korean brand Dr. Jart+ — it contains four of the brands BB’s in mini sizes, so you can test and play to find the right texture and skin-perfecting benefits for you. 

Dr. Jart+ The Original BB Cream Set, $34, available at Sephora.


Flattering on literally everyone, this trio of pretty glosses gives just the right amount of sophisticated color. 

Burberry Lip Glow Natural Lip Gloss Set, $65, available at Nordstrom.


Never suffer from wayward strands again — this tiny (and we mean tiny) flat iron can fit in your smallest party purse and help you remedy cowlicks, weather-related frizzies, and any other menaces to a sleek and sexy mane. Also great for girls with bangs, it’s just the right size to keep your fringe at Jessica Biel-levels of smooth. 

Amika Glitzy Gold & Pink Leopard Mini Ceramic Styler, $29, available at Sephora.


Because the men in your life deserve more than socks and beef jerky, add some class to their stockings with this set of five mini colognes from Penhaligon’s. 

Penhaligon’s Miniature Fragrance Collection For Gents, $56.37, available at Penhaligon’s.

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