I was recently asked to share some ideas for finding inexpensive beauty products online to use as stocking stuffers for women. Thankfully, there are many such options — especially if one plans ahead to take advantage of coupon codes and sales.
Here are three tips for finding fun stocking stuffers using inexpensive beauty deals.
1. Free beauty product samples make great stocking stuffers.
Many beauty retailers regularly provide free samples with every online order. Some even provide multiple samples. Online retailers like ULTA, Biotherm, L’Occitane, Yves Rocher, Benefit, SkinStore, Perfumania, and Pur Minerals, for example, generally provide free samples with every online order.
Please note that sometimes free beauty samples are automatically added to your order. Other times you will need to enter a special coupon code to activate the free sample or samples. One advanced strategy in preparing for Christmas stocking stuffers is to save these samples from multiple orders placed throughout the year until you have enough.
2. Use free shipping coupons and promotions and buy clearance beauty items, trial sizes, and sale products.
Many beauty retailers frequently offer free shipping coupons and sales promotions that have no minimum order size. These are golden opportunities for stocking stuffers! Such promotions are usually short-term and often found around holidays and other seasonal events like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. Even major brands like AVON, philosophy, Clarins, Sephora, Clinique, and Elizabeth Arden periodically offer such limited promotions.
Such free shipping promotions with no minimum order size provide excellent opportunities to scoop up some fun deals on nail polish, lipstick, skincare products, and much more. Trial size products are often discounted as well and can make good stocking stuffers so don’t forget them.
3. Shop online discount retailers.
There are some truly discount beauty retailers that specialize in inexpensive beauty products. While their products may not be branded (or could be self-branded), they can make for some fun and very low-cost beauty stocking stuffers. One leading example is e.l.f. Cosmetics which specializes in providing a huge selection of $1 beauty products. Another discount retailer to check out is Overstock Drugstore which offers discounts on a variety of everyday brand name products.
Likewise, occasionally you can hit a home run on beauty deals with general discount and closeout retailers like Overstock.com and even SmartBargains, for example. But in all your efforts to save, don’t forget about the big departments stores. Many, including JCPenney, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Target, offer seasonal, clearance, and other beauty specials that can sometimes be significant. Many department stores also have free shipping and other coupon code specials at strategic times of the year so be sure to enjoy them.
In conclusion, there are many incredible beauty deals online if one has a few minutes to hunt for them. Browsing our Beauty & Skincare and our Fragrances sections can be great starting places. The bottom line, though . . . there are a lot of fun beauty products to use as stocking stuffers without spending a lot of money!