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Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Will Outshine Gifts Under the Tree This Christmas

And they're all under $30.

They say good things come in small packages and frankly we could not agree more. This is why a Christmas stocking filled with goodies is one of our very favourite parts of the big day. 

Waking up to find a full-to-the-brim Santa Sack or stocking at the end of the bed is what Christmas is made for (and family, friends, merriment blah blah blah). 

But finding the perfect set of goodies to gift your loved ones isn’t always easy. They can’t be too expensive or fancy, but you still want them to be used and loved like any other gift. 

This is where we come in. Considering we are always on the lookout for the perfect gifts for any occasion, we’ve scoped out plenty of options that will be an absolute delight to unpack from the stocking come Christmas morning. 

Read on to find our favourite stocking stuffers and prepare to impress. 

The best stocking stuffers to buy in 2023 

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Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse roll on cracker, $8.80 (was $11), ASOS

This cult-French beauty product is the perfect festive addition to any stocking, simply roll on the high points like your shoulders and decolletage to add some glow and shimmer. 

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Base Primer in Burst, $29, Holme Beauty

If you’re a fan of subtle natural beauty, this award-winning primer acts as the perfect base either on its own or under your favourite foundation to deliver a lit-from-within glow and slight shimmer. 

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Mosey Me Twisted dinner candle set, $19, The Iconic

The perfect centre-piece for your next dinner party, these adorable twisted candles are a unique and delightful find in any Santa Sack. 

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Rubi Lily hair claw clip, $12.99, Cotton On

The cutest hair accessory that turns a basic French twist into a statement hairstyle. 

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red, $21.95, Adore Beauty

The perfect Christmas red, this quality OPI lacquer is the stocking stuffer to end all stocking stuffers for the girls who cluster (IYKYK). 

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Mini dewy set, $26, Anastasia Beverly Hills

In case you haven’t noticed, this season we are all about glitz, glam and glow. A mini ABH Dewy Set setting spray is the perfect thing to achieve a flawless base. 

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A Tahaa Affair mini candle, $18.95, Glasshouse Fragrances

The perfect mini, throw one of these festive candles in the stocking for anyone who loves those rich, sweet fragrances from their home scents. 

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101 Ointment Multibalm in Raspberry Shortcake, $11.96 (was $14.95), Lanolips

A perfect pout is what we have on our Santa list this year, and Lanolips has ensured it has never been easier with their iconic 101 Ointment. However, this deliciously sweet Raspberry Shortcake flavour is particularly covetable this Christmas. 

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Knot sculptural soy wax candle, $15, Studio McKenna

For the homebody, a sculptural statement candle can elevate any coffee table, bookshelf or bedside table in an instant. 

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Salt by Hendrix Jade Gua Sha, $22.46 (was $29.95), Adore Beauty

Sculpt your face naturally using the ancient art of Gua Sha, a centuries-old traditional Chinese technique that helps to aid with lymphatic draining that can cause puffiness and dull skin. 

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Shaped desk lamp, $14.99 (was $29.99), Cotton On

If you’re shopping for someone who loves a bit of colour and fun, this desk lamp is the perfect way to spice up a bedroom or office desk. It also makes a great gift when hunting for something for younger sisters, nieces, and daughters. 

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Make Me Blush pink crossbody phone strap, $20.30 (was $29), Louve Collection

We all know someone who is constantly losing their phone or perhaps is heading overseas and wants some added security to ensure no stolen goodies. A thick phone strap is highly functional and frankly quite cute. 

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Friendly Acids kit, $22, Frank Body

As we head into summer the time is nigh to get our skin into tip-top condition to truly glow. This kit comes with a Glycolic Acid Scrub that is great for clearing pores and offering some chemical and physical exfoliation, as well as a smoothing body lotion that finishes the job. 

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HiSmile Smile Stika temporary teeth tattoo, $9, Sephora

You may be scratching your head at the thought of teeth tattoos, but this fun beauty trick is the perfect way to add some shine to your smile. Choose from a range of designs and styles and adorn those pearly whites and flash us a smile. 

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The Pebble incense holder, $29, Maison Balzac

Maison Balzac has certainly made its name in the homewares world and with designs like this adorable glass pebble for holding your incense we aren’t surprised why. Delicate and playful, this tiny holder packs a punch in terms of style. 

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Star sign single stud earring, $29 (was $40), Arms of Eve

A simple gold stud in their star sign for an expertly curated ear design is the perfect and understated gift this festive season. 

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Pavlova foaming body wash, $20, Sundae Body

Arguably the best part of Christmas is a generous helping of Pav, now you can practically bathe in it with mouth-wateringly delicious foam body wash that smells of Kakadu Plum and Finger Lime. 

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What are stocking stuffers for? 

Stocking stuffers are those tiny surprises stuffed into Christmas stockings, adding a fun and exciting twist to the holiday morning.

They’re often reserved for kids as gifts that Santa has stuffed in their stockings come Christmas Eve, but why should kids have all the fun? 

What can I put in stocking fillers? 

Stocking stuffers are often smaller, inexpensive treats like lollies, quirky gifts, beauty products and trinkets. The idea is to include items that are small in size but big on cheer!

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