Now that I’m done with the madness of the major Christmas shopping, it’s time to focus on one of my favorite rituals of Christmas gift-giving: stuffing the stockings! We’ve always loved watching the kids reach in and pull out a treasure from Santa. And when the kids were young, it was the easiest thing to shop for – always a plethora of small toys, gadgets and treats to choose from, the hardest part was narrowing it down to what would physically fit in the stockings. But now that I’ve got a high schooler and a college guy, it’s become a bit trickier. And while I know they’d love a stocking full of gift cards, I still want to see that smile of surprise. They still look forward to their stockings almost as much as they did when they were small…so my stocking game has got to keep up.
For my girl, that largely means embracing the fact that she’s into makeup. And while I know she’s going to hit the drugstore with her friends and shop some of the trendiest brands and products (luckily she’s clean-conscious and pretty eco-savvy, but sometimes a girl has to get the Wet-n-Wild, I get it. Happy medium!), I want her to use clean options as much as possible . Which makes Christmas a great time to gift her a few things, because let’s face it: a lot of clean beauty isn’t friendly for the teen budget. However while we are giving her a few splurge items in the beauty department, I’ve also chosen some things that should she like to replace them on her own dime, she’d be able to.
So let’s dive in and take a peek inside her stocking this year!