Beauty Stocking Stuffers: Ornamental Gifts

Ornamental Gifts

It’s holiday time! This year, I’m going to be making a lot of posts regarding what gifts are available where, which ones are the best deals for each price range, and which ones I personally recommend. I’m starting with ornamental gifts that include beauty products right in the package. I’m a sucker for gifts that can be taken out of the bag or box and hung right on the tree, and I can’t be the only one. Right? Right?!

I promise!

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Unless specified otherwise, the packaging is what allows the product to be hung from the tree. If anything includes an actual ornament, I’ll mention it. Items that are out of stock at a specific store but should be restocked will have a line through them, like this. Items that may or may not be restocked will be italicized. I’ll be updating this list as new items are added, so feel free to check back.

Some companies have really gone all out this year, most just have one or two ornaments. Let’s start with the companies who only have a few, shall we?

Various Brands – Least to Most Expensive

L-R Top: Whish Body Butter ornaments in Vanilla Spice (red), Sparkling Berry (pink), Winter Berry (blue), and Vanilla Mint (green). L-R Bottom: Origins Holiday 2015 ornament, Formula X gold glittery topcoat ornament.

  • Formula X has a full-sized bottle of a glittery gold foil top coat in their Holiday Ornament ($7, Sephora).
  • Whish has a Body Butter Ornament in four separate scents, two are Sparkling Berry and Vanilla Spice ($9, Nordstrom), the other two are Winter Berry and Vanilla Mint ($9, Ulta). All contain 1.7 oz (50 ml) of product.
  • Origins has an actual ornament, one with five samples of their most popular products inside. Simply called Origins Ornament 2015 ($12, Macy’s), it contains:
    • Modern Friction, a gentle facial exfoliator (.17 oz, 5 ml)
    • GinZing, an eye cream that brightens and reduces puffiness (0.24 oz, 7 ml)
    • Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask, to clear and minimize pores (0.24 oz, 7 ml)
    • Drink Up lip balm in Berry Splash (0.24 oz, 7 ml)
    • Peace of Mind, a peppermint-based oil designed to help relieve tension (0.24 oz, 7 ml)

L-R: Crabtree & Evelyn Gift Tins containing lotion in Citron Honey & Coriander, a scent called “Gardeners,” and Pomegranate, Argan, and Grapeseed

  • Crabtree and Evelyn has a Hand Therapy Tin ($12, Nordstrom), with the tin being the ornament. It contains two 0.9 oz (27 ml) hand creams in Citron Honey & Coriander, a scent called “Gardeners,” or Pomegranate, Argan, and Grapeseed.
  • Ahava has small tubes of hand lotion and body lotion, both 1.35 oz (4o ml), in their Wish Upon A Star ($12, Macy’s) ornament.
  • Elizabeth and James has two miniature rollerball perfumes (.24 oz 9 ml) in two currently popular scents, Nirvana White and Nirvana Black ($12 each, Sephora)
  • Too Faced has a deluxe (.17 oz 5 ml) mini of their Better Than Sex/Better Than Love Mascara ($12, Ulta, Macy’s, Too Faced Site). Both products are the same, they just have alternate labeling. It seems Too Faced may be switching over to “Better Than Love” as the ones labelled “Better Than Sex” sell out. Ulta and Macy’s both show tubes with “Better Than Sex” on them, Too Faced shows one with “Better Than Love.”
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Left: Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black, Too Faced Better Than Sex/Love Ornament Middle Top: Ahava Whish Upon A Star Middle Bottom: Too Faced Better Than Sex/Love mascara Right: Elizabeth & James Nirvana White

 

  • Borghese has an ornament with tiny sample cups of their Fango Muds ($12.99, Macy’s), which are skin masks for face and body.
  • Ole Henrikson has a try-it 0.5 oz (15 ml) size of the Sheer Transformation Daily Moisturizer ($14, Sephora)
  • OPI‘s ornament is a duo of polishes, Cosmic Couple ($14.95, Ulta). One full-sized, one miniature. The full size is in OPI Red and the mini is in the shade Is This Star Taken? The clear plastic ornament comes inside the box, and fits the smaller polish.
  • Molton Brown London, probably the highest-end brand on this list, has four different scents of shower gel/bath wash, each in a collectible glass ornament that can be refilled, reused, or filled with small holiday decorations of some sort. The Limited Edition Festive Bauble ($15 each, Nordstrom) comes in
    • Festive Frankincense, which is red
    • Pink Pepperpod, which is pink
    • Templetree, which is blue
    • Vintge, which is a semi-opaque white filled with silvery shimmer.
  • BareMinerals has a set of three neutral loose eye shadows in their Precious Pearls Set ($15, Macy’s). The three shades are:
    • Cultured Pearl (light pearl pink)
    • Blissful Pearl (pearlized sand)
    • Magnificent (deep pearl taupe)

L-R: Bare Minerals Precious Pearls, Molton Brown Limited Edition Festive Bauble in Pink Pepperpod (pink), Festive Frankincense (red), Vintage (white), & Templetree (blue), Borghese Fango Muds, OPI Cosmic Couple, Ole Henrikson Sheer Transformation Daily Moisturizer.

  • Sephora Collection, which is Sephora’s house brand, has a set of four mini eye liner pencils, called Marvellous Eyeliners ($16, Sephora). Three of these are regular eye liners, .025 oz (.7 g) each, in Intense Black, Pure White, and Classic Taupe. The fourth is a kohl liner in Navy (.027 oz 7.5 g).
  • Sephora Collection’s second ornament is a set of four mini lip liner pencils, called Enchanted Lip Liners ($16, Sephora). All four of these are 0.025 oz (.7 g), and the shades are Classic Red, Deep Aubergine, Pale Beige, and Fresh Berry.
  • Fresh has an ornament that contains a 5 oz (15 ml) mini of their Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream ($16.50, Sephora).
  • Sephora Collection has a third ornament, the Babushka Doll Trio Airbrush Sponge Set ($18, Sephora), which is a set of three different-sized liquid makeup application/blending sponges.
  • Caudalie has an ornament with a 1 0z (30 ml), travel-sized Beauty Elixir Spray ($18, Sephora), a multi-use spray that can be used to prime and set makeup as well as tighten skin’s appearance and minimize pores.
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Top L-R: Fresh Lotus Youth Face Cream, Sephora Collection Babushka Doll Trio, Sephora Collection Marvellous Eye Liners Bottom L-R: Cauldalie Beauty Elixer Spray, Sephora Collection Babushka Doll Trio packaging, Sephora Collection Enchanted Lip Liners

  • Fresh’s next ornament is a small, 05 oz (15 ml) bottle of their Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil ($18.50, Sephora).
  • Eve Lom has a very nicely packaged lip balm, The Kiss ($22, Nordstrom), which is sheer and decently-sized for a gift lip balm, 0.28 oz (8g)
  • Fresh has a limited edition, nicely-decorated Sugar Rosé Extreme Tinted Lip Treatment Ornament, ($29, Sephora) which is full-sized (.15 oz, 5 g), and the same price as their regular full-sized lip balms, which have much less fancy packaging.
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Top, L-R: Fresh Sugar Desire ornament, Fresh Sugar Rosé Extreme ornament Bottom, L-R: Fresh Sugar Desire ornament contents, Eve Lom The Kiss ornament, Fresh Seaberry Oil ornament.

  • Fresh also has a duo of products, a lip exfoliating scrub (0.28 oz 8 ml) and a treatment balm (.15 oz, 5 g, full size) in their Sugar Desire ornament ($29, Nordstrom)
  • NEW: Charlotte Tilbury, a brand I’m not familiar with, has a set of three mini (0.035 oz 1g) lipsticks in the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Mini Lipstick Charm Trio ($39, Beautylish). The individual lipsticks come with ribbons on the tops that can be re-tied for hanging. I do want to point out that these are extremely tiny, and they cost more than simply buying the three full-sized lipsticks in Bitch Perfect, Penelope Pink, and So Marilyn. They’re ideal as an extremely luxe gift, something to complete your beauty-gifts-only tree, and great for someone who only wears lipstick occasionally. Check the reviews to see exactly how they compare to a full-sized lipstick.
  • Molton Brown London has a trio of their body wash/bubble bath ornaments in the Festive Bauble Set ($40, Nordstrom) Each ornament contains 2.5 oz of body wash, and the three scents are Eucalyptus, which is green, Festive Frankincense & Allspice, which is red, and Ylang-Ylang, which is blue.
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L-R: Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Mini Lipstick Charm Trio, Molton Brown Festive Bauble Set

The Body Shop – Least to Most Expensive

The Body Shop has a ton of hangable gifts, all skincare. Very affordable, too.

  • There are three limited edition sponges, an owl, a bear, and a robin. $6 each, or you can grab 3 for $12.
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The Body Shop Festive Sponges in Owl, Bear, and Robin.

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The Body Shop Treats Gift Sets. L-R Top Row of larger images: Olive, HoneyMania L-R Bottom Row of larger images: White Musk Smokey Rose, Italian Summer Fig L-R Bottom Row of smaller images: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Wild Argan Oil, Strawberry, Satsuma, Mango, Shea Butter Top-Bottom Left Column of smaller images: Fiji Green Tea, Coconut, Moringa, White Musk, White Musk Smoky Rose (again, whoops). Boxes with septagonal windows are Limited Edition.

  • There are five different Soft Hands, Warm Kisses gift tubes, each containing a hand cream and a lip balm. These are $14 each, or 2 for $22. Each tube purchased provides one day of safe water for a family in Ethiopia. The scents are:
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Top Row, L-R: The Body Shop Hand Cream Trios in Nutty, Seasonal, and Fruity. Bottom Row, L-R: The Body Shop Soft Hands, Warm Kisses in Strawberry, Mango, Shea, Coconut, and HoneyMania

L’Occitane – Least to Most Expensive

  • L’Occitane, a fairly luxurious skincare line, starts with a full-sized (1 oz, 30 ml) hand cream ornament ($12, Sephora)
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L’Occitane Single Hand Cream Ornament

  • One of the best deals not just from L’Occitane, and not just in ornamental beauty gifts, but in the whole massive amount of gift kits out there is the L’Occitane four piece set ($14, Sephora, Dermstore) of travel sized shea butter items:
    • 0.8 oz (24 ml) Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Milk Soap
    • 1 oz (60 ml) Shea Butter Ultra Rich Shower Cream
    • 1 oz (60 ml Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion
    • 0.3 oz (9 ml) Shea Butter Hand Cream
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L’Occitane Shea Butter Festive Ornament.

 

  • There are a number of lip balm & handcream duos, all $20 on L’Occitane’s site:
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L’Occitane Hugs and Kisses sets. L-R: Shea Butter, Delightful Rose, Shea Zesty Lime, Jasmin-Immortelle Neroli & Pamplemousse Rhubarbe.

  • There’s the Shea Butter Travel Treats ornament ($20, L’occitane site), which contains full size (1 oz 30 ml) tubes of the shea butter hand cream and the shea butter foot cream.
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L’Occitane Travel Treats ornament.

  • There’s also several multi-ornament, multi-scent gift sets. There’s only one on the US L’Occitane site, the Shea Butter and Verbena set ($28), which is another of the best ornamental gifts on this site. It contains:
    • Shea Butter Hand Cream 0.3 oz (9ml)
    • Shea Extra Gentle Milk Soap 0.9 oz (27 ml)
    • Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Lotion 1 oz (30 ml)
    • Shea Butter Ultra Rich Shower Cream 1 oz (30 ml)
    • Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel 0.3 oz (9ml)
    • Verbena Shower Gel 1 oz (30 ml)
    • Verbena Body Lotion 1 oz (30 ml)
    • Verbena Perfumed Soap .9 oz (25 g)
    • Two decorative ornaments that can be used as packaging for the products
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L’Occitane Verbana and Shea ornament set.

  • There are two additional sets on the Australian L’Occitane site, a Jasmine and Verbena Festive Ornament Duo ($36 + $10 USD shipping) that contains:
    • Jasmin & Bergamote Shower Gel 1.7 oz (50 ml)
    • Jasmin & Bergamote Body Milk 1 oz (30 ml)
    • Jasmin & Bergamote Perfumed Soap 1.7 oz (50g)
    • Verbena Shower Gel 1 oz (30ml)
    • Verbena Body lotion 1 oz (30 ml)
    • Verbena Soap .9 oz (25g)
    • Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel .3 oz (10 ml)
    • Two decorative ornaments that can be used as packaging for the products
  • And a Jasmine and Shea Butter Festive Ornament Duo ($36 + $10 USD shipping) that contains
    • Jasmin & Bergamote Shower Gel 1.7 oz (50 ml)
    • Jasmin & Bergamote Body Milk 1 oz (30 ml)
    • Jasmin & Bergamote Perfumed Soap 1.7 oz (50g)
    • Shea Ultra Rich Lotion 1 oz (30 ml)
    • Shea Shower Cream 1 oz (30 ml)
    • Shea Butter Hand Cream .3 oz (10 ml)
    • Two decorative ornaments that can be used as packaging for the products
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L-R: L’Occitane Jasmine and Shea Butter Festive Ornament set, Jasmine and Verbena Festive Ornament set, and Shea Butter and Verbena Festive Ornament set.

This is not a hanging ornament, but so many people keep their advent calendars near the tree, I’m including it. L’Occitane is a bit famous for the goodies in their annual Advent Calendar ($49). And it contains a hanging ornament, to boot. Here’s everything you get, all 24 items:

  • Shea Butter Delightful Rose Hand Cream .3 oz (10 ml)
  • Jasmin & Bergamote Perfumed Soap 1.7 oz (50g)
  • Shea Butter Hand Cream 0.3 oz (10 ml)
  • Shea Butter Extra Gentle Milk Soap 1.7 oz (50g)
  • Pivoine Flora Hand Cream 0..3 oz (10 ml)
  • Shea Butter Ultra Rich Comforting Cream 0.3 oz (10 ml)
  • Delicious Hands Almond Hand Cream 0.3 oz (10 ml)
  • Shea Butter ultra Rich Body Lotion 1 oz (30 ml)
  • Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo 1.18 oz (35 ml).
  • Pivoine Flora Eau De Toliette .016 oz (.5 ml)
  • Aromachologie Repairing Conditioner 1.18 (35 ml))
  • Verbena Body Lotion 1 oz (30 ml)
  • Cherry Blossom Hand Cream .3 oz (10 ml)
  • Shea Butter Moisturizing Lip Balm 0.1 oz (3 ml)
  • Almond Shower Oil 1.18 oz (35 ml)
  • Verbena Shower Gel 1 oz (30 ml)
  • Shea Butter Foot Cream 0.3 oz (10 ml)
  • Set of 5 Gift Tags
  • Star Shaped Pastry Cutter
  • Nail File
  • Bow Tree Hanging Decoration
  • Set of Place Cards
  • Set of 10 Stickers
  • Sachet of Stars
  • Holiday Gift Box
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L’Occitane 2015 Advent Calendar.

There’s also an eight pack of L’Occitane hand cream ornaments ($55.98 + $3 S&H, QVC). The scents/formulas are:

  • 2x Shea Butter.,
  • Lavender
  • Pivoine Flora
  • Rose et Reines
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Almond Delicious
  • Verbena

Purchasing eight single ornaments would come to $96, so quite good deal if you’re looking for something like this.

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L’Occitane Journey to Provence Hand Cream Ornaments Set

Philosophy – Least To Most Expensive

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L–R: Philosophy Snow Angel body wash, Peppermint Stick body wash, and Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser.

L-R Philosophy Hands of Hope hand cream, Renewed Hope in a Jar moisturizer, Amazing Grace perfume, and Fresh Cream perfume.

Finally, QVC has a three pack of ornaments available, containing the Hands of Hope lotion, the Purity facial cleanser, and the Renewed Hope in a Jar ornaments, all sold together in the Skin-Care Ornament Trio ($29 + $3 S&H) The three products add up to $39 if purchased separately, and they’re not all sold at the same store, so this is a great deal if you want a tree with multiple, colorful skincare ornaments (I do).

Philosophy Ornament Set from QVC.

That’s all I know of for now, like I said, I’ll update, so check back if you wish. If I missed cool ornament, please let me know via the comments, the contact form, however you’d like to do it.

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