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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

8 Stocking Stuffers for $30 or Less

Good things come in small packages. These tiny treasures are stocking ready, but that doesn't mean they're side show gifts only. They're chic enough to be the main attraction. Make little packages look lux by wrapping in petite boxes, customized Christmas stockings (from the dollar store!) or reusable makeup bags and clutches. Make a big bang on a budget with these diminutive delights.

Stocking Stuffers for $30 or Less

1. Classic Go-To Pallette, Bobbi Brown, $25
This tiny compact contains three eye colors, two lip colors, a high shimmer lip gloss and a mirror in a container not much bigger than a lipstick compact. These essentials easily transfer from daily purse to evening clutch to overstuffed carry on without taking up too much room.
2. Pure Shea Butter Vineyard Rose, L'Occitane, $15
Fair trade,
95% Certified Organic Shea butter enriched with rose hips oil touts 50 uses including lip balm, cuticle cream, raw runny nose relief, mascara replacement, eyebrow tamer, paper cut neutralizer, hair scultping putty and so much more in a tiny compact that's always handy.
3. CitySlips Foldable Ballet Falt w/ Case, Von Maur, $25
Foldable travel flats have become quite popular to relieve tired feet from sky-high heels. These stylish flats feature a classic design, three color choices (black, silver and gold), and leathery texture so they look like a chic accessory you chose to wear rather than a last-minute shoe fix.
4. Eraser Rings, MollaSpace, $5
Make mistakes more playful (and adorable) with little eraser rings. These silly little colorful rings turn normal erasing into fancy, diamond-worthy experience. They're also a fun alternative to gift bows on wrapped packages.
5. OPI Glimmer Wonderland Nail Polish Set, Sephora, $22
For the nail art obsessed or the manicure manic who loves to change up her look, this sample set of tiny OPI colors lets her test fancy holiday colors that will also look great all year. Includes colors such as "Never Enough Shoes" and "Already Famous".
6. Brush Wand, Sephora, $10
Travel makeup compacts are great for emergencies, but what about brushes? This wand magnetically connects four applicators in one handy tool so you can always have the brush you want. Best of all, it's the size of an eyeliner pencil.
7. Micro PAK Essentials Kit, The PAK Store, $30
This mini kit, which is under smaller than 4 inches wide and 1 inch deep, carries (and includes!) cuticle oil, body mist, hair spray, breath spray, lip gloss, dental floss, nail file, double-sided fashion tape, wet wipes, antibiotic cream, bandages, mirror and a tin for personal items like pills or pins. It also has a removable wrist strap so you can carry it on it's own or keep it in a larger bag. There are also slots for cash, cards and a window for your ID. You can buy refills on their website so your PAK is always packed with these goodies.
8. Folding Flower Tote, Pylones, $8.10
If you're always running out of space in your back or forgetting to grab your reusable shopping bags before hitting the store, keep this cute little flower in your purse. It unfolds into a full-size tote when you need it and fits back in the fun flower when you don't.