Christmas Gifts for Her Under $50 Plus a Giveaway

I love shopping for make-up, jewelry and all things sparkly. The following are some fun Christmas stocking/gift ideas for “her” that are sure to make any girly girl smile 🙂

Love this set from Bare Minerals called “Fired Up” for $39.  Any make up loving gal would be thrilled to find this under the tree.

Love these PJ tops from Forever 21. They are each $22.80 and go great with your favorite pair of leggings. Love Pullover. Jumbo Heart Pullover.

I have a little obsession with Essie Nail Polish and I’m loving these pretty shades of pink. Left: Strawberry Shortcake, Nude Beach and True Love. You can find Essie at Target now for about $7 a bottle, yay!

I am in love with this set by Fresh called Sugar Berry Merriment. What a great deal for $28.

My very favorite purse essential is this “Cherry Me” stick by Maybelline. It’s about $3, feels like chapstick with the perfect amount of tint. This is available at most drugstores. Perfect as a stocking stuffer!

Loving this J.Crew bangle that is on sale for $22! You better hurry if you like this one, I have a feeling it’s going to be sold out very soon.


This fun set is by Tarte and it’s called The Stand Outs. For $25, it’s a great stocking stuffer!

Loving these Dreamy Cotton pants from J.Crew. A little pricy for $48, but I figure that when I wear loungwear as my “uniform” it’s nice to splurge on some comfies 🙂

One of my favorite Stella and Dot rings is on sale for $19.50! This is the Midnight Bloom Ring, that is regularly $39.00 so it’s a smokin’ deal right now. I love that it is adjustable too, so you know it’ll fit 🙂

Stella & Dot has some of the best stud earrings. I own 2 out of 3 of these and they are my favorite “go to” earrings. Beautiful quality and what a perk that they come in the cutest gift box ready for giving 🙂  From left to right we have the Black Gigi Studs for $24 The Swallow Studs for $19 and the lovely Vintage Studs for $29.

Contest is now closed. Heather, entry #687 has been chosen and notified as the winner.

I’ll be giving away this gorgeous adjustable Midnight Bloom Ring from Stella & Dot and the sweet Swallow Studs  They are so pretty in person and they come in the cutest packaging too.

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Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post, just my picks for gifts. Giveaway provided by me.

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  1. Erica Tanner

    Oh I love the bird earrings! And my favorite thing to get in my stalking are mini everything. My mother finds mini food bottles, small pads of paper, my favorite treats, etc.

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  3. Joyce Gaines

    I love it when it’s time to tear my stocking down from the mantle and see what my clever hubby has come up with this year. In the past it has been a giant chocolate covered strawberry, all organic and low sugar, dark chocolate, a small figurine that I showed him in a photo once that was just like one I had as a teen (40+ years ago), and last year was a gift certificate to a sustainable organic farm that allowed me to choose whatever was in season whenever I wanted and have it delivered to me fresh picked from the garden. What a guy! He is the best thing about Christmas. πŸ™‚

  4. Jenny

    I love getting makeup for Christmas because (1) I tend to stick to the same tried-and-true shades/items forever so it’s a good way for me to try something new without getting overwhelmed and (2) as a budget-limited student I don’t usually like to spend money on makeup.

  5. I don’t get stocking stuffers anymore, but one of my favorites to give in the kids stocking is a new toothbrush. They love seeing what they will get every year.

  6. Esther T.

    My daughter is 33 and I still do a stocking for her. She doesn’t care so much what’s in it, she says it just makes her feel “special”, that I take so much time to come up with the contents!

  7. Kelly

    My favorite stocking gift to receive would definitely be socks! I love Costco socks that come in so many different fun colors!

  8. miranda

    My family loves to give (and receive) lotto tix scratch offs as stocking stuffers and Grandma would always give us a Pez dispenser.

  9. Jill

    My favorite stocking gift is a Starbucks gift card and those little mini packages of flavored coffee (get them every year!)

  10. My favorite thing to get in a stocking is chocolate – but not just any old chocolate! I love Hershey’s cookies and cream miniatures! They are so good and I end up eating the entire stocking-full in a matter of minutes.
    I like to put interesting novelty sweets in other people’s stockings. For instance, reindeer “poop.” It’s always fun to watch the reactions!

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  11. Vballer

    I love giving or getting things that are in the end if the recuever’s wish list! It makes the gift (or stocking stuffer) so much more special!

  12. Kim

    I am 42 and my mama still makes me and my two sisters a stocking. our favorite thing in our stocking is mascara and she also puts a pack of disposable razors – and much more. ha!

  13. I make soap that looks and smells like desserts, and always make extras to give away as little stocking stuffers! Even made lump of coal soaps this year for those on the naughty list πŸ™‚

  14. Raechel

    I LOVE getting makeup in my stocking!! And I love giving my favorite things (makeup, fragrance, ect..) to my friends!

  15. Megan

    “Santa” always leaves a couple lottery scratchers in my stocking. I’ve never won more than $2, but they’re still fun. πŸ™‚

  16. Brendon

    My favorite stocking stuffer is little notepads. I’m a list maker, so they come in handy, but my mom always finds the cutest little notepads.

  17. Becca

    My mom used to always give me earrings that she said “looked like me” It was always special seeing what she picked out!

  18. Amy Iwen

    having only a son, nail polish and lip balm don’t cut it! But thats what I enjoy! For him, gummy bears and gas gift cards (never too old for gummy bears!)

  19. My favorite stocking stuffer to give is a little edible holiday treat, such as a packaged cupcake or a small container of peppermint chocolate bark. The possibilities are endless!

  20. Melissa

    I love the Christmas Pez dispensers. I have been getting one from Santa since I was 4 and I am now 36. I look forward to it every year!

  21. Diane

    What’s your favorite stocking gift to receive or give..
    I love to give and get restaurant gift cards so after the Holiday is over we can relax and go out for a nice dinner !

  22. Love finding fun costume jewelry in my stocking. And I just ordered the cute heart pullover from F21 for my best friend’s birthday – I think she’s going to love it! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  23. Katie Rose

    Growing up, my mom always put a new toothbrush in each of our stockings (probably to balance out the candy). One year she completely forgot to get them and was shocked and amused at all of our disappointment (we were old enough then to know it was her and Dad). We teased her for days about it and occasionally brought it up in subsequent years. She never forgot again. My first Christmas with my hubby a new toothbrush was the first thing I got him for his stocking, and we’ve gotten them for our kids every year as well. It’s kind of a silly tradition especially since it isn’t the only time of year we get new toothbrushes. But I have sentimental attachment to, of all things, giving a toothbrush in the Christmas stockings.

  24. Stephanie

    My favorite stocking stuffer that I have ever received was sparkly nail polishes in a starbucks tumbler! perfect combo! coffee and nail polish! πŸ™‚

  25. Shanna

    I love getting lip gloss in my stocking and a must-have is always beef jerky (kind of quirky, but it’s tradition)!

  26. Ceri

    Giftcards for things I use weekly are great stocking stuffers… But, my kids eat the lip glosses and bangles up! My husband’s stocking tends to have socks, boxers, etc… in – poor husband!

  27. Heather Spooner

    I love receiving makeup as a stocking stuffer and I usually give gift cards to the person’s favorite store.

  28. Heidi Babi

    My favorite stocking stuffer to get is logic puzzles. Yup. Just a book of brain-teaser logic puzzles. To give… chocolate! I make my own chocolates and candies and give those.

  29. Katie M.

    My favorite stocking gift to receive is makeup!! I love digging into my stocking and finding a cute little eyeshadow compact, and lip glosses!!! I love giving jewelry and accessories to people! Giving them that funky little piece that represents them is always fun for me!

  30. Wendy

    My favorite stocking stuffer is gift cards. And makeup! And earrings. I’ll take pretty much anything that fits inside that little stocking.

  31. I love receiving colorful pens/markers in my stocking. I am always leaving them places, so by the time the next year rolls around, I’m always needing more!

  32. Emily

    My mom always gives me a new toothbrush in my stocking (ever since I was like 5; I’m now 25). Is it weird that I look forward to it every year? Sometimes it’s a novelty one (Spiderman) or a really neat electric one. I just like ’em!

  33. Sherry D.

    One of my favorite things I still like to give and receive in a stocking is old fashioned candy. It is simple and reminds me of Christmas’s past.

  34. I have to admit the chocolate marshmellow santas are pretty high up there. But I also love the girly lipsticks – going to pick up those Maybelline chapsticks for sure. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Katelyn Rose

    Every year my Pappy puts a scratch-off lottery ticket in everyone’s stocking at my grandparents house. There are about 25 of us now, and it is always fun and a fight to see who is going to win money. One of my fun favorite Christmas traditions!

  36. Kati

    we still try to do the fruit in the stockings for tradition, but i love to get the Lindor truffles, always a treat for christmas season!

  37. sandra Elsey

    I love to tuck earrings, nail polish, some candy and fruit plus a small gift card in each of my girls stockings!

  38. judy cooper

    my favorite stocking stuffer to give is Money…stuffed all the way to the end of the toe…with hersheys kisses and other misc chocolate…and anything else I can stuff.

  39. My favorite stocking stuffer grown up was candy or chocolate. I didn’t eat many sweets as a child and eating chocolate before 8am on Christmas day was a HUGE treat.

  40. we always get a movie in our stocking and usually some kind of makeup or jewelry from our parents – those are my favorites! it’s so fun to see what they picked out for each of us πŸ™‚

  41. Carrie

    Santa fills my kids’ stockings with goodies that are made in Scandinavian countries and aren’t seen in local stores (thank you World Market!!).

  42. Mandi

    My favorite thing to give in stockings are scratcher type lottery tickets; my favorite thing to receive is orange Tic Tacs and my mascara. πŸ™‚ Stockings are my favorite part of Christmas! And I wrap everything I put in them.