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If you know and love someone living with vitiligo, you may know how to make them laugh and what makes them tick—but you may not always know the best personal care products for them. Conversely, maybe you live with vitiligo, but your friends and family sometimes miss the mark when shopping for you. That’s why we’ve curated this handy guide to the best stocking stuffers for someone living with vitiligo, from sun safety and self care to vitiligo pride.
Consider this your holiday cheat sheet—happy gifting!
When you live with vitiligo, sun safety is hardly optional. But you don’t have to sacrifice style or comfort to be sun safe. Here are our favorite sun safety gifts that deliver on both fashion and function.
Foldable, stylish UPF headwear that comes in seven different colors? What’s not to love?
If the boho look is more your vibe, here’s another packable sun hat option in an of-the-moment bucket style.
Sun Bum is a perennial favorite brand among our readers, and for good reason. Readers report that it’s lightweight, long-lasting and smells fantastic. This ultra giftable sun care kit includes three products in convenient travel sizes, plus a cute zipper pouch.
Here’s another gift-ready travel kit, this time from Coola. This is my personal favorite facial sunscreen because it feels weightless on my skin. It’s included along with a mini spray sunscreen, moisturizing lotion and SPF lip balm.
Readers love this sunscreen for its lightweight feel and the option to use it as a makeup primer. We love this convenient mini size for toting in your purse or pocket for easy touch-ups on the go.
File under “inventions we wish we’d thought of”: These tiny color-changing stickers that tell you if your sunscreen is protecting you or not. So you never have to guess whether you’ll suffer a sunburn or not. Genius!
Read More: Looking for more vetted sunscreens for vitiligo? Check out our guide to 12 dermatologist-recommended sunscreens for protecting vitiligo.
From products that can help you feel more confident to a community of your own personal cheerleaders, here are a few gifts that promote being your best self.
A trusted concealer is the perfect everyday carry item, so you’re ready for minor touch-ups anytime, anywhere. Readers rave about Tarte Shape Tape for providing full coverage while still looking natural.
Why not give the gift of community this holiday season? The Dappled Darlings Community is a virtual space where those with vitiligo are accepted, celebrated and understood—plus members get exclusive behind-the-scenes insights, curated vitiligo news updates and more.
Here are our favorite gifts for inspiring vitiligo pride and celebrating the skin you’re in.
Even though they don’t reference vitiligo specifically, we love this deck of affirmations promoting self love and body acceptance. Whether you frame a few, pin some to a mood board or use one as a bookmark, these messages are perfect for silencing negative self-talk.
Digital gifts are lifesaving for anyone who’s ever procrastinated until the last minute. This set of 39 body positive affirmations comes as a digital download so you can conveniently print them yourself (and you don’t have to wait on shipping!).
The trend of plastering your reusable water bottle with stickers doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, so we love seeing more and more stickers that represent vitiligo pride. This 3-inch, durable vinyl sticker features an original illustration of hands with vitiligo spelling “LOVE” in sign language.
Read More: Want to support more small businesses with your gift-giving? Check out our small business roundup featuring a variety of authors, artists and entrepreneurs that also support the vitiligo community.
For little ones with vitiligo
We didn’t forget the mini Dappled Darlings! Here are some gift ideas for the little ones with vitiligo in your life.
These lunch box notes include 10 confidence-boosting messages to help remind little ones with vitiligo that they are beautiful and valuable. The digital download is easy to print at home, too, making this a perfect last-minute gift.
We love this hand-painted wooden peg doll with vitiligo—because kids who live with vitiligo deserve to see themselves represented in their toys too.
Read More: Want more gift ideas that come tested and approved by the vitiligo community? Our Beauty + Skin Product Shop collects all our curated guides in one convenient list that’s perfectly shoppable.
Erika Page is the Founder and Editor of Living Dappled. After getting vitiligo at the age of seven, she lost 100% of her pigment to the condition and today lives with universal vitiligo.