Let's cut to the holiday chase - we are all looking for affordable gifts this season.
And it's no secret that fashion and beauty items provide the best stocking stuffers out there. Nothing is smaller, cuter or more practical.
Here are my top 10 must-have stylista items that frugalistas can buy for their favorite fashionistas.
. When I first saw this package, I thought it was cookies. But it is actually one perfectly folded multicolored tank top and boy short. So cute. $25 to $32. Available at Smith Bros., 1728 Chestnut St., 215-988-1838.
2. Lancome's vibrating mascara
. Lipstick is so 2007. So long, lovely lashes aren't just an option; they're a necessity. The battery-powered wand makes sure all your lashes are covered without any work from you. Get them with this innovative mascara from Lancome. $34. Available at Macy's and Nordstrom.
3. Kiehl's scented lip balms and hand soaps.
I don't know about you, but I'm always losing my lip balm, and dishwashing detergent leaves my hands rough. Keep soft hands and lips this winter with pear, mint and mango scents. Lip balm is $8.50; liquid hand soaps are $15.50. Available at Kiehl's, 1737 Walnut St. 215- 636-9936
4. Wellie Warmers and Kate Spade Booties.
There is nothing I hate worse than cold toes. Not to worry. Wellie Warmers are knee-length socks you can wear like slippers or with your wellies, instantly turning the rubber galoshes into winter boots. $20. Available at L.L. Bean or Free People.
Kate Spade Women's "Zzee" Knit Slipper Booties let you walk on air - even if you have hardwood floors. $88. Available at Kate Spade, King of Prussia mall.
Carol's Daughter Almond Cookie Body Spray.
This is a body product so good you can eat it - well, almost. This scent will have you smelling like a Stella D'oro breadstick. $30. Available at Sephora and LeRoi & Cinzia Simmons Full Service Salon, 404 W. Chelten Ave., 215-844-0431.
Second yummy runner-up: Fresh Brown Sugar Body Scrub. $65. Available at Sephora.
Herbal extract eye balm
Holiday parties can take their toll, but a dab of this chamomile and herbal extract balm will have you looking like you just woke up from a refreshing night's sleep. $25. Available at Ursula's About PHace, 1700 Sansom St., Suite 201, 215-557-1562.
8. Knit beret
. This warm, chunky French-style hat will be a hit on anyone's head. It comes in gray, black and Phillies red. $28. Available at Urban Outfitters.
9. lululemon yoga pants
. Yoga pants aren't exactly a stocking stuffer, but if you roll 'em up really tight, we bet you can squeeze them in, plus an eyeshadow or two. Perfect for the gym and the grocery store. $98. Available at the new lululemon store at 1527 Walnut St., 215-563-4806.
10. Shea Nilotica East African Body Butter.
This hand salve is part of a new line of products called SheaTerra Organics. Perfect to combat the winter air that's so hard on hands and feet. $16. Available at
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