The Best Stocking Stuffers From Ulta Beauty

Cold weather dries skin out, and wearing masks doesn't help. So when you're looking for the best stocking stuffers, give the gift of self-care. Since we're still in full-blown pandemic mode, self-care has to include skincare. Wearing masks is a great way to stop the spread of COVID-19, but let's face it — none of our faces are happy about this. But holiday shopping for skincare products isn't just about rehydrating skin or bringing back the pre-pandemic glow. This year, making a skincare routine means carving out time for yourself. That's what you're giving someone when you pamper them with their favorite exfoliating face mask or a deep conditioning hair mask: permission to make time for themselves. 

Whether their "me time" is for a daily skincare routine or doing their makeup, pick up their favorite moisturizer or get them something new to try to show how much you support them taking time for themselves. So when you go to pick up stocking stuffers for the person in need of a little TLC, you're definitely going to need to stop at Ulta Beauty. Since they carry everything from designer to drugstore brands, it's easy to spoil someone without blowing your entire Christmas budget.  

To help make your last-minute holiday shopping easier, we rounded up the Ulta Beauty's best beauty stocking stuffers.

Opt for the Tula Ultimate Holiday Glow 3-Piece Best Sellers Kit

The cool thing about Tula? They're an environmentally conscious brand that's pro-empowerment. Their products, according to their website, all feature probiotic extracts and superfoods to help your skin glow. With so many different products to choose from, we recommend you go with the Glow Starts Here Bestselling Skin Essentials Kit

This five piece set includes all full-size products like their best-selling Rose Glow & Get It Eye Balm, The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleaner, and So Polished Exfoliating Sugar Scrub to help get your giftee's skin back to glowing brighter than Christmas lights.

Don't Forget the Peter Thomas Roth 5-Piece Masking Kit

If you're unsure about your giftee's skincare routine, you won't disappoint with Peter Thomas Roth's Masking Minis 5-Piece Mask Kit. Making time to do a mask at home is super soothing and has great benefits for your skin. Where cleansers work on the surface, masks infuse the ingredients right into your skin (via Cleveland Clinic). 

The set includes five different masks and we are dying to try them all. The Blue Marine Algae mask (exclusive only to this set!) is focused on hydrating your skin. Plus they're going to want to try the 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm mask — it has real gold and promises to brighten and tighten skin. 

Get your hands on the VERB Ghost Mask ASAP

Skin isn't the only thing that needs extra hydrating this time of year: hair needs it too. Conditioner does do some work to help soften hair, but when you need moisturizing and repair, you're going to want to get a hair conditioning mask. Like face masks, ingredients in conditioning hair masks soak into the hair, which means you get a better conditioning that lasts longer (via Refinery29).

So if you're looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer, grab a bottle of VERB Ghost Mask from Ulta Beauty. Good for all types of hair, from thick to thin, kinky to straight, this mask hydrates, nourishes, smoothes frizz, and add shine, according to the product description. 

Gift the Morphe Eye Obsessed Brush Collection + Bag this year

If you're still looking for last-minute stocking stuffers for the makeup lover in your life, you're gong to want to get them a new set of makeup brushes. Celebrity makeup artist  Jenny Patinkin told Bustle the lifespan of a makeup brush is all dependent on proper care and the quality of the brushes.

But at a time when hygiene has never been more important, getting someone replacement brushes is a great way to show you care. This year you need to get the Morphe Eye Obsessed Brush Collection + Bag. It's a 12-piece brush collection, available only at Ulta Beauty, that has everything from detail crease brushes to a pointed blender brush to an angled brow brush. 

Don't miss the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

Nothing helps encourage well-being more than a good night's sleep. When you're looking for your last-minute stocking stuffer, be sure to grab some aromatherapy for your loved one. "Studies have shown that aromas can create a physiological response that causes our body to produce hormones — including melatonin, the hormone that promotes restful sleep," Amy Galper, the executive director of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, told The Cut.

When choosing a pillow spray, you definitely want to get a bottle of this works' Deep Sleep Pillow Spray – and it's not just because it smells good. In a clinical study, 89% of users fell asleep faster than usual, and 98% of users felt more refreshed in the morning after using Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (via thisworks).