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The Best Luxury Stocking Stuffers for Adults This Holiday

The Best Luxury Stocking Stuffers for Adults This Holiday

It’s time to think stocking stuffers, dear reader, and we’ve got some over-the-top ideas for little luxury gifts that are sure to please. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of the best little luxury stocking stuffers for adults this holiday season, including fashion and beauty gifts, tech gear and gadgets, gourmet treats, wellness products and more.

Stocking stuffers can be a controversial topic. Some people think a proper stocking should be filled with practical drug store staples and some seasonal candy tossed in for bulk.

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Others (read: everyone here at Dandelion Chandelier) prefer a discerning combination of functional items, creative finds, and a dash of luxury for that special feeling of Christmas morning delight. Then, there’s the question of whether each present should be individually wrapped. And do you open them all together or does each member of the family take a turn?

the best luxury Christmas holiday stocking stuffers for adults this year

the best luxury Christmas holiday stocking stuffers for adults this year

 

Whatever your traditions, we think this year calls for a little extra attention to the humble stocking stuffer. With the year we’ve all had and the prospect of more lockdowns this winter, we are doubling down on all things holiday related in the hope that those feelings of warmth and cheer will power us for as long as possible through the new year.

the best luxury stocking stuffers for adults this holiday

If you’re up for a stocking upgrade, check out our 21 must-have luxury gifts from beauty to tech to sweets. Best of all, most of our finds are $50 and under.

Send this list to that partner who heads to Walgreens at 9pm on December 24th to start their holiday shopping. Alternatively, remember the old adage: “If you want it done right, do it yourself.” Buy and wrap now and you’ll be just as surprised and most definitely satisfied on Christmas morning.

1. claus porto mini soap gift set

 These bars of soap from Portugal’s historic fragrance house are a timeless gift and already wrapped in beautiful, vintage-inspired papers.

little luxury holiday gifts

BUY NOW – $46.

2. jbl clip 3 portable speaker

For easy-to-share tunes, this little luxury tech gift is a no-brainer. An attractive waterproof portable speaker that attaches with a carabiner and can run for 10+ hrs.

 

little luxury tech gift

 

BUY NOW – $39.95.

3. esta ceramiche salt and pepper shakers

These charming bamboo-inspired salt and pepper shakers will elicit all the oohs and aahs we want to hear from our gift recipients on Christmas morning.

BUY NOW – $160.

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4. baggu reusable bag

Just saying no to plastic bags is easy when you’re prepared with a cute reusable one. This bag holds up to 50lbs – that’s two and half watermelons, fyi.

 

 

BUY NOW – $12.

5. maison boissier caramels

 These sweet treats come straight from a Parisian candy maker who’s been crafting confections since 1827. The gorgeous box contains three delightful flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and raspberry.

 

 

BUY NOW  – $32.

6. essential oil infused therapy dough

Play dough for adults! These aromatherapy-infused putties are handmade in Maine. The ultimate little luxury holiday wellness gift, you can choose from lavender for calm, peppermint to increase energy, or orange to improve mood.

BUY NOW  – $15.

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7. lilah b. divine duo lip & cheek

We love this multi-tasking, creamy lip and cheek duo that is moisturizing and imparts a just-kissed-under-the-mistletoe glow.

 

 

BUY NOW – $46.

8. courant leather wireless phone charger

There’s nothing like a little luxury tech gift to make for the perfect stocking stuffer. Crafted from pebble-grain Italian leather, this wireless phone charger is a must-have for that person whose phone is always running low.

little luxury tech gift

BUY NOW – $150.

9. simone rocha rose jacquard socks

It’s all about micro-luxuries these days. They won’t even miss pedicures with these gorgeous and feminine socks.

BUY NOW – $55.

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10. areaware goober candle

 Who doesn’t need a playful blob candle for their work from home setup?

BUY NOW – $24.

11. hill house home silk eye mask

Sleep is one of the ultimate luxury holiday wellness gifts these days. And if a nap is in order, might as well make it glamorous with a little luxury holiday gift like this silky eye mask with a cheeky, embroidered message.

 

 

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BUY NOW – $50.

12. ticket chocolate’s hot chocolate on vintage spoons

Few things are as comforting (and delicious) as a cup of hot chocolate on a winter day. Just heat up the milk and stir!

 

 

 

 

BUY NOW – $79.

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13. optp lorox infinity roller

This uniquely-shaped infinity roller hugs all those small, hard-to-reach areas with soft, cushion-like foam.

BUY NOW – $17.95.

14. by chari mama necklace

The designer behind Michelle Obama’s VOTE necklace created this one for all the mamas out there. Sterling silver plated in 14K gold, it’s totally perfect for minimalists to wear alone – and for maximalists to layer with other pieces.

 

 

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BUY NOW – $100.

15. threeasfour face mask

Our new favorite place to buy masks (and other luxury stocking stuffers for adults) is from The Real Real. The luxury consignment store has partnered with NY governor Andrew Cuomo and his daughter, Mariah Kennedy Cuomo, to enlist more than 20 New York-based designers to produce limited edition masks.

BUY NOW – $44.

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16. piecework tutti frutti 500 piece puzzle

Everyone will love working on this gorgeous puzzle featuring a tropical still life. Plus, it doubles as art for your coffee table once completed.

BUY NOW$26.

17. 3rd ritual moon botanical body lotion

Everyone loves a luxury wellness gift at holiday time. Drench their skin with an ethereal blend of essential oils, including evening primrose oil and moonstone extract.

 

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BUY NOW – $32.

18. lele sadoughi pearl ear warmer

One of our personal favorites on the list of luxury stocking stuffers for adults is this ear warmer. Being winter chic is easy with a knit crown dotted with delicate faux pearls.

BUY NOW – $128.

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19. nailberry oxygenated nail lacquer

Can nails be healthy while painted in the boldest of reds? Nailberry’s oxygenated formula is breathable and water permeable, which helps vital nutrients and oxygen to access the nails and work to improve nail health.

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BUY NOW – $19.

20. craighill sigma touch tool

 They’ll want one of these touch tools to keep germ-free right now. And they’ll also treasure it as a strange pandemic artifact for posterity.

 

 

 

 

BUY NOW – $30.

21. karaoke microphone speaker

Here’s something entertaining: a little luxury tech gift. This portable mic lets them channel their inner pop star. Actually, come to think of it, you might end up regretting this particular gift. But hey – nothing is stopping you from using it as a mic to issue authoritative sounding orders and commands!

little luxury holiday gifts

BUY NOW – $50.

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22. Tom Dixon Puck Coupe Champagne Glasses

We close our list of luxury stocking stuffers for adults with a forward-looking little gift that should lighten the mood. Show 2020 the door on NYE with an elegantly minimalist pair of coupe champagne glasses.

 

BUY NOW: $115.

The Best Luxury Stocking Stuffers for Adults This Holiday

 There you have it- 21 picks of little luxury holiday gifts that will make for the stocking stuffers of their dreams. Get ready, get set- start stuffing!

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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