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Who doesn’t love a little treat? Christmas stockings always hold the promise of something special and unexpected.


Slip in diptyque's limited edition mini scented candles, which are beautifully presented in black glasses embellished with fantastical gold creatures.

A phoenix takes wing on Incense Tears, whose mystical perfume blends incense and myrrh.

Fiery Orange bears a Chinese dragon and a bouquet of blood orange, smokey wood and cloves, and Frosted Forest flaunts a galloping unicorn and a fragrance of fir needles, hinoki wood and mint.

Standing 2.5 inches high, each $32 boxed candle will burn up to 30 hours.


Pamper your pals with playful bath products at LUSH, which promotes natural vegetarian ingredients and doesn’t test on animals.

For the holidays, LUSH cast its signature aromatic bath bombs as a snowman, a gift and other colorful whimsies, each $7.75 to $8.99.

LUSH also stocks gift-wrapped box sets priced under $20 or $30 that are perfect for Secret Santa exchanges. The Snowdrop packs a Saucy Snowcake almond-scented cocoa butter soap shaped like a layer cake and a carton of moisturizing Dream Cream body lotion for $17.95.


Stop by Origins for On the Spot Relief, a rollerball of the brand’s signature Peace of Mind tingling peppermint balm for easing tension. The half-ounce tube dangles from a carabiner clip – the better to keep it at hand. Or, pick up Peace of Mind 1 oz. pumps for the same $14 price.

Origins’ stocking stuffers also include Flower Fusion sheet masks, such as Radiance Boosting Orange, Nourishing Violet and Soothing Lavender, each for $7.


Give her a little glow with bareMinerals' Sheer Brilliance Illuminating Complexion Duo – two little pots of subtly shimmering face powder for $10.

Helen Ficalora

Tuck a Helen Ficalora charm in the toe of that stocking. The selection is endless — initials, doves, snowflakes, zodiac signs, inscriptions of “MOM,” “LOVE” and hundreds more. Each is offered in 14-karat yellow, white or pink gold and sterling silver with chains to match.

Helen Ficarola charms start at about $55 in silver and $115 in gold. Many are available set with diamonds.

Tiffany & Co.

Paloma Piccaso used in her own script for her modern Graffiti collection at Tiffany & Co. Check out the 18-karat rose gold “love” and arrow single earrings, each $225, “love” ring for $425 and sterling pendant necklaces inscribed “forever” or “wish” at $200.