TACKY?

kymmie

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I am a beauty box addict. There are often product samples that I cannot use so I toss them UNUSEDUNOPENED in a jar. Would it be tacky to include some of these products in a Christmas stocking?
 

sdkitty

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I am a beauty box addict. There are often product samples that I cannot use so I toss them UNUSEDUNOPENED in a jar. Would it be tacky to include some of these products in a Christmas stocking?
I think it depends on whose stocking it is. If it's someone close like a sister and you know she likes this type of thing I think it's fine. Putting them in a stocking isn't the same as wrapping them individually and giving as a gift.
 

jen_sparro

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I like to include unused samples alongside a christmas/birthday present to my family and friends... I personally don't think it's tacky, however I do think it is if that was the ONLY gift you were to give someone (but each to their own).
 
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I love samples. As a gift is tacky, as filler/extras to a gift to someone you know is a product junkie is a fun bonus IMO
 

BomberGal

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For a *stocking* Not tacky at all.
As an actual gift-gift, tacky. Although, saying that, Many of the Sephora gift sets that people buy as regular gifts are nothing but a box of deluxe sample sized products. So... I guess presentation plays a role in that too. (I bought a lot of those gift sets specifically to break down for stocking stuffers.)

My family does stocking gifts (small, practical and low-value type items) for Christmas eve and Gifts on Christmas day. So I do set aside samples that I won't use and give them away in package exchanges or as extras in a birthday parcel or as stocking stuffers, depending on the individual. I wouldn't give sample sized cosmetics to someone that doesn't wear makeup, for example.
 

kymmie

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Oh, they would be just filler items. I agree tacky as a gift which is why I was concerned about as a stocking stuffer...