These 30+ Mini Gifts From Sephora Will Bring Big Smiles
Gifts don't need to be expensive to be good. And, anyway, good things do come in small packages . . . and we're not just talking diamonds. These present ideas from Sephora may be in mini form, but that doesn't make them any less appealing (like a little La Mer face cream, for example). The items are all TSA-approved-for-carry-on small, which means that if your loved ones travel light and are flying back home after the holidays, they'll be aboard with your gift.
Some of these things are cute for stockings, others are sets that are cute for stocking up, and the rest make for a perfect way to let a loved one dabble in something new. There are solo stars that shine alone, like that amethyst face roller, and others who perform better in a pack, like a shampoo-conditioner set.
If you've ever been to a Sephora store, you're most likely familiar with the checkout area lined with small things you never knew you always needed. Consider this list a little of that, too.
Here are 30+ of the best mini items from Sephora that can still get a big grin this holiday season.
IGK Flight Club Dry Shampoo Travel Set
The first rule of Flight Club . . . is that you definitely share it with your friends. Gift frequent fliers, or infrequent shampooers, the IGK Flight Club Dry Shampoo Travel Set ($28) this season. The lightest option (Jet Lag) has finely milled volcanic ash to refresh a scalp; the style-extending Direct Flight uses turmeric to gently cleanse; and the most powerful — called First Class, naturally — uses charcoal powder for that deep detox.
Peter Thomas Roth Mix, Mask & Hydrate
The five little masks and one moisturizer in the Peter Thomas Roth Mix, Mask & Hydrate ($75) kit range from a soothing cucumber one for the eyes to one infused with actual gold for a glow boost. There's something for everyone, or perhaps everything for someone? Merry masking!
Caudalie Vinosource Face Cracker
When your loved ones pop these holiday crackers open on Christmas morning, their faces are the ones really getting gifted: there's a mini serum, a mini moisturizer, and a mini micellar cleansing water in this Caudalie Vinosource Face Cracker ($16).
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme the Goods! Customizable Set
Did you ever see a set and think, "It could be so perfect if only that one shade actually matched my hair or skin color"? Well, that's not the case with the Benefit Cosmetics Gimme the Goods! Customizable Set ($29), as you can pick from eyebrow gel shades from blond to black when scooping up one of these kits. (Oh, and there's also a mini mascara, a mini bronzer, and a mini primer, too.)
Mario Badescu Facial Spray Travel Trio
Long flight? No problem. The Mario Badescu Facial Spray Travel Trio ($15) includes three airplane-friendly, aloe-vera-based face sprays for hydration on the go. Hey, maybe they can use it to make a new friend on the flight home?
Moroccanoil Beauty Vault
There are seven travel-size, argan-oil-infused goodies locked up in the Moroccanoil Beauty Vault ($45). Set them free by gifting the set of bestselling products to someone you love. There's a hand cream, a moisturizing soufflé, and a dry oil for their body, alongside three protecting products for their hair.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mini Fairy Bomb
Giving someone the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mini Fairy Bomb ($10, originally $20) is like dusting someone with soft pink snow . . . but in the most the luminous way possible. Let it shine on the tree then glimmer on their body, as the puff is packed with iridescent shimmer.
La Mer Crème de la Mer Mini
Arguably one of the most iconic skincare brands, La Mer definitely makes many beauty-product bucket lists. It doesn't come cheap, but the delight will be huge if you pop a La Mer Crème de la Mer Mini ($90) jar under the tree for someone special this year.
Milk Makeup MVPs Set
There's a team of Milk Makeup hard hitters in this Milk Makeup MVPs Set ($39). First up is a little version of the brand's popular Kush Mascara (fortified with cannabis seed oil). Rounding out the starting lineup — a stick of cooling water (yes, water in stick form) to depuff their undereyes and a dual-tasking glow oil for cheeks and lips, among other favorites.
Natasha Denona Mini Gold Eyeshadow Palette
The golds and greens in the Natasha Denona Mini Gold Eyeshadow Palette ($25) evoke a decorated Christmas tree, but this set is not just for show. With five high-pigment colors in both matte and shimmer, it's a great little set to add to the (holiday gift) mix.
Herbivore Jewel Box Mini Facial Oil + Serum Set
So, they've tried face oils, and they're hooked. Well, the limited-edition Herbivore Jewel Box Mini Facial Oil + Serum Set ($58) has five more to add to their collection, including the popular Prism one (with AHAs and BHAs) and the Emerald option with hemp seed oil.
Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask Mini
If you count yourself among the many, many fans of Glow Recipe's first, most iconic mask, introduce it to someone you love with the smaller version, the Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask Mini ($22). Its watermelon extract hydrates and soothes irritation while they're sleeping.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask Mini
It's like a facial in a bottle, because very few people get to go to the spa every week. The Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask Mini ($28) can be used that often, and before they know it, they have dewy skin . . . without needing to change out of pajamas. Oh, and there's a bonus marula facial oil to protect against environmental stresses when they do need to leave the house.
Clinique's Best-Selling Minis
As the name hints, Clinique's Best-Selling Minis ($25) include five of the brand's most popular products. Let a loved one sample an exfoliating cleanser, an eye cream, a mask, a moisturizer, and a makeup remover — it's like a full beauty routine in one gift box.
Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit
Sudden snaggy nail or cracked cuticle? Friends don't let friends have a nail emergency. Gift the Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit ($22) that's small enough to go along with them and comes with the right tools to get their nails sorted.
Belif Ho-Ho-Holiday Kit
Five little minis packed into a waterproof pouch means that the Belif Ho-Ho-Holiday Kit ($23) is a stocking stuffer that can travel home with them after the holidays. Plus, the included Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask can work wonders to battle dry airplane air before they pop it into the fridge back home.
Murad Mini De-Stress Set
If you know your friends are stressed but you don't think you can do anything about it, show your support with the Murad Mini De-Stress Set ($30). This way you can at least help de-stress their skin — and the included Revitalixir Recovery Serum with cannabis seed oil is surely a good place to start.
Yves Saint Laurent Mini Black Opium & Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Duo
There's something new and something classic in the Yves Saint Laurent Mini Black Opium & Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Duo ($29). The iconic Black Opium fragrance smells of vanilla and white flowers, while the newer Mon Paris is rich with red berries and pear. The latter scent was inspired by the City of Love, so how sweet is this petite set for a Francophile?
Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen For Face & Body Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA++++ Mini
OK, we get it. Sunscreen isn't exactly the sexiest thing to put into a stocking, but safe sun protection is pretty hot. Get straight to the point and gift a Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen For Face & Body Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA++++ Mini ($19), because you're just looking out for them and their skin.
Sephora Collection Let It Glow Highlighting Kit
It's way better to let it glow than to let it snow. Let them do the former this holiday season with the Sephora Collection Let It Glow Highlighting Kit ($10). It comes with two mini highlighters in Sunrise Shimmer and Moonrise Shimmer to take them from sunrise to sunset.
Clinique Almost Lipstick Mini Duo: For You For Me
With a hint of color, the Clinique Almost Lipstick Mini Duo: For You For Me ($10) set could be split among friends or tucked into a stocking. Closer to a balm than a lipstick, the shades have pigment that goes on transparent to highlight different lips' natural hues, so the same color would look different on them and you.
Sephora Favorites Iconic Hair
There are 11 minis in this Sephora Favorites Iconic Hair collection ($20, originally $40), including brands like Bumble and Bumble, Drybar, Ouai, and Kérastase. Give it to someone who's always looking for the next best (hair) thing and see which one is the superstar.
Sephora Collection Holiday Touch Up Eye Brush Set
These four little makeup brushes and their sweet holographic pouch will fit in a stocking, then on a keychain. The Sephora Collection Holiday Touch Up Eye Brush Set ($20) makes eye makeup touchups easier no matter the place. It also makes a nice spare set to keep in a car, a desk drawer, or a bag.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set
Ahh, Fenty Beauty, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. One, two, three, four, five . . . in the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set ($42). We won't tell if you decide to keep one of these for yourself.
Sephora Collection Color Hit Mini Nail Polish
Sephora Collection Color Hit Mini Nail Polish ($5) comes in a rainbow of creme and high-shine finishes, and there are metallic glitter and shimmer options, too. If your friend likes nail polish, there are 55 options to choose from. At that price, maybe pick up a few — mani-pedi party, anyone?
Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Mini MatteTrance Lipstick Trio
Here's a great gift for someone who loves to switch up lipstick colors every day of the week. The Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Mini MatteTrance Lipstick Trio ($25) adds three more minis to the mix and comes in such a festive pouch.