If there's a person in your life who's obsessed with all things beauty, browsing through the
best beauty gift sets is the easiest way to get them more of what they love. Almost all of your favorite hair care, skin care, body care, and makeup brands grace shoppers with curated sets this time of year, which makes browsing for presents a cinch. The hardest part now? Figuring out which one to buy.
gift guides are for, though. Whether you're looking for the most bang for your buck, want to give your loved one a little bit of luxury, or are seeking to find your BFF their next favorite beauty product, there are more than enough gift sets to choose from.
From iconic makeup brands like Benefit and e.l.f. to top skin care essentials from The Inkey List, you're sure to find just the right set for your loved ones' beauty cabinets. And, if they happen to be beauty newbies, a gift set works as a great introduction to crafting a skin or hair care regimen. In other words: Beauty gift sets are for
everyone, from the novice to the bona fide influencer.
If you need a little help browsing, let these 15 of the best beauty gift sets serve as shopping inspo.
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Wellness nail care brand Sundays' vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free, and 10-free manicure kit comes with everything you need to give yourself the perfect at-home treatment. From top and base coats to cuticle oil and a cutely striped nail file, even the most novice DIY manicurist can get a salon-quality mani.
For The Skin Care Devotee
If you want to help your loved one upgrade their skin care routine with must-have ingredients — like retinol and hyaluronic acid — this set from The Inkey List will plump and brighten their complexion. It includes a vitamin C for the a.m., a retinol for the evening, and a hydrating serum and eye cream for any time of day. The best part of all? It doesn't break the bank.
For Ultimate Beauty Sleep
There’s nothing better than skin care that does its magic while you snooze. Honest Beauty’s Sleep Bright Holiday Gift Set works overtime for the most glowing results by morning, and it’s perfect for anyone looking for a simplified, three-step nighttime routine. Start with the Gentle Gel Cleanser to remove makeup and other gunk from the day. Follow with the Beauty Sleep Resurfacing Serum, which helps to dissolve dead skin cells without irritation (thanks to fruit-derived AHAs). Finish with a thin layer of the Hydrogel Cream, which has moisture-binding hyaluronic acid to immediately plump skin. Use it with the included cat-ears-headband — a favorite of founder Jessica Alba’s to use during her routine!
Give the gift of great hair this holiday. Briogeo's Merry Multi-Masking Kit includes the brand's most popular hair masks, which are suitable for all hair types. All three treatments are designed to give damaged strands an infusion of moisture and nourishment, so whether hair is damaged from coloring or one too many hot tools, these 97% naturally-derived and cruelty-free masks can help.
For The Makeup Aficionado
This set from Uoma Beauty is a dream for makeup lovers. Not only does it contain must-haves like mascara and brow gel, but the eyeshadow palette features the perfect mix of neutral shades and rainbow hues for pops of fun. You also get two matte lipsticks in a soft pink and a peach-toned neutral, both of which will match the eyeshadows of the palette. Basically, it's all you need for the perfect makeup look.
If you want to give a gift that helps your loved one relax, Lush's relaxation-themed gift set has it all. It's comprised entirely of lavender-based products, which are designed to give the user a moment of chill. For the perfect self-care evening, you get luxurious bath bombs, skin-nourishing shower gel, and a moisturizing Dream Cream.
This collection of Fresh's bestselling lip balms work to send chapped lips packing. They're the perfect hybrid of skin care and makeup, as each of the subtly tinted shades deliver hydration — a la a traditional lip balm — along with a touch of color. No matter which color you choose, each formula has SPF 15 to protect your pout along with sugar (of course) to act as a humectant and prevent water loss.
Glow Recipe's range of skin care staples aren't just healthy for your skin — each item is fun to use (and look at). The colorful, pastel packaging and fruit-based skin care make the brand the ideal introduction to K-beauty based products. This set of minis allows users to test some of the brand's most iconic (and OG) products like its Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, Blueberry Bounce Cleanser, and Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer.
Everyone loves great brows. Benefit's cult-favorite brow essentials are all in this gift set, including its brow pencils and volumizing gel. Use these products together for a perfectly sculpted look or, on days when you just need to get out the door, brush the gel through the brows for a quick and easy on-the-go look.
Slip's iconic silk scrunchies help to prevent breakage when wearing your hair up, and it won't create creases either. Whether you're shopping for your workout-loving BFF or a loved one that pays special attention to their strands, this is the perfect beauty-themed stocking stuffer.
Buying makeup for a loved one can be tricky if you don't know their exact preferences, but you can never go wrong with brushes. Sigma's Essentials Set gives your friend everything they need to create a full face, from teeny, tiny brushes for precise definition to those meant for all-over application.
If you have a serious skin care lover on your list, a NuFace is sure to bring them joy. The mini version of the trendy beauty device uses microcurrent to help lift and tone the face, which works to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, while the NuFace Fix is specifically designed for smaller areas like the skin around the eyes and lips.
With half of your face covered with a mask most of the time, eye makeup is very in right now. This set of eight gorgeous liquid eyeshadows (all in gorgeous, glittery shades) is ideal for makeup lovers that enjoy experimenting with color. From a silvery hue to a bold blue that's perfect for a Zoom New Year's Eve party, this set — which is just $35, BTW — is extremely versatile.
For The Blowout Enthusiast
If you're looking to gift a hair tool that's on the affordable side, amika's Hair Blow Dryer Brush Set is a great find. This tool — which is good for all hair types — gives a salon-style blowout with its hybrid dryer and round brush design, which work together to provide a sleek, bouncy finish. Plus, the kit includes the brand's iconic dry shampoo and anti-humidity style spray to help protect your style.
Giving someone a fragrance is risky. Giving someone a set of 13 perfume samples? Perfect. This Sephora Sampler Set allows recipients to test out 13 of the retailer's best-selling fragrances, from Marc Jacobs' Daisy to Prada's Candy. The kit also comes with a voucher for one full-size bottle of their favorite for free. While this kit is sold out online, it's still available in stores, so check your local Sephora.