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Mom Stocking Stuffers $25 and Less

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    Glam Squad
    All you need for a night on the town, e.l.f.'s three-volume makeup palette of eye shadows, lip colors, and blushes comes with step-by-step instructions to create a party-perfect look. Top it off with a festive OPI nail color in celebratory names like Rosy Mistletoe-sies and A Ruby for Rudolph. e.l.f. Beauty Encyclopedia ($20; eyeslipsface.com) and OPI Nail Lacquers ($8.50 each; opi.com for store locations)

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    Water Works
    Of course donating toys or clothing is a wonderful way to help those in need this time of year, but some countries are still lacking the basics. Nature's Gate Organic body-wash and body-lotion set supports WaterAid America to make clean water accessible to communities in Asia and Africa—we'll drink to that!

    ($10; available at health and natural food stores nationwide in Lotus Flower, Vanilla Bean and Pineapple, or visit natures-gate.com for more information and store locations.)

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    Rock the Block
    Turn your iPod into a mini-boom box wherever you go. Perfect for a playdate or picnic in the park, just connect this super-portable mini-speaker to your iPod (no batteries required) and turn it up. A fun and easy way to share your favorite tunes! Available in a variety of colors.

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    Spa-rty!
    Three steps to a relaxing bath: Dissolve a handful or two of these luxurious Spa Sister bath beads under warm running water. Light a fragrant aromatherapy soy candle. Lean back and say aahhh! Spa Sister Caviar Body Soaks and Peace and Tranquility Soy Wax Candles ($10.50 each; Target.com)

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    Holiday Cheers
    Not sure what type of wine is best with certain foods? Wine That Loves makes pairing easy—whether you're eating steak, pizza or pasta there's one for every meal. Bring along a bottle or two to your next dinner party in Built's insulated tote. And if you can never remember which glass is yours, attach a wine charm to the stem to help you keep it straight. Wine That Loves wines, Built Two Bottle Tote and Colored Wine Charms ($13; crateandbarrel.com)

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    Bismark Garden Pot

    For the mom with the green thumb, these beautiful garden pots from Anthropologie are perfect. Go ahead on pot a pretty succulent before you gift it to make it extra special. ($16; anthropologie.com)

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    Warm Up
    So the weather outside is frightful... What better way to unwind on a wintry day than with a mug of hot cocoa? Create a little holiday magic with this unique cocoa powder that turns white when you add warm milk. But if it's a pick-me-up you need, brew a pot of Zabar's gourmet coffee. And just let the mugs speak for themselves! Holiday Cocoa ($4; crateandbarrel.com), Zabar's Coffee Taster Gift Set ($15; zabars.com) and Our Name is Mud Mugs (from $14.65 each; ournameismud.com)

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    Pretty in Pink
    Sure, you could use this gorgeous pink case as a cosmetics bag—it comes stocked with Soap & Glory's sparkly lip gloss and rich body butter and hand cream—but we think it'd make the cutest clutch to toss over your wrist at a holiday party. (Soap & Glory products, $6 & up; Target.com)

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    Note to Self
    These stylish note cards and magnetic notepads will make you giggle—especially as you tuck the "Daddy's 'to do' list" pad in your hubby's stocking! The note cards also make great gifts for your girlfriends, with sayings like "Mom's many purse-onalities" and "soles of a mom." A portion of all proceeds go to breast cancer research and education. (Notecards, ten for $15, notepads, $7.50; bonniemarcus.com)

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    Fancy Panties
    These adorable booty shorts are way sexier—and much more comfortable—than your average thong. Top them with a cute cami and voila!—holiday lingerie with just enough spice. Glitz and Glam cotton lurex tap shorts by Spreegirl ($15; revolveclothing.com)

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    Chic on the Cheap
    Brighten up a blah day with a colorful scarf. These ones from Old Navy are made of soft knit, and they won't ruin your holiday budget.($5 & up; Old Navy stores or oldnavy.com)

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    Coin Collector
    Purchase this fashion-forward coin purse and you'll be helping an impoverished community in Vietnam get one step closer to financial independence. A portion of the profits goes toward the care of handicapped orphans in the artisans' community.

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    Lomography Instant Mini Camera

    Whether you know a mom who’s into artsy photographs, or just one who embraces life’s happy accidents, this camera is a great choice. The camera allows multiple exposures to be taken on the same photo, and is known for creating over-saturated, off-kilter photos. It’s like an automatic filter for physical photos. This gorgeous gold camera also takes Fujifilm Instax Mini film, which can be found almost anywhere. ($141; asos.com)

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    Sweet Dreams
    If you're just too tired to bother with a nightly face wash, do a quick cleanup with these all-natural and biodegradable wipes, pull a sleep mask over your eyes and call it a night! This faux-fur and satin mask comes adorably packaged (box shown), and if you're nice enough to buy it for another worthy mother, you can make one of 27 wishes for her—we chose "peace" for you. Sleeping Beauty Eye mask and Baby Your Face wipes (30 for $16; rosyglowbeauty.com)

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    Sweet by Nature
    The world's first organic chocolate—so tasty, you won't be able to open a bar without finishing it (we couldn't!). Green & Black's Organic Chocolate bars ($3.50 each; major retailers nationwide)

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