Sponsored by SEPHORA
By Lexi Novak
Gift sets seem like the ideal present: One item, one purchase, and really, you’re giving a lucky recipient multiple treats to enjoy. Hello, favorite gifter award. Also, who wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of five gifts in one? But the reality is, many gift sets have one — two max — elements that you’ll actually use. The rest just ends up being filler (looking at you, drawstring silk pouch and flavored popcorn). Well we’re here to say: Gift sets are the best, and they can be 100% useable. You just have to know where to look and which to buy.
In the name of incredible gift sets everywhere, we’ve partnered with Sephora to hand pick nine holiday beauty kits that anyone would be thrilled to receive — not only because of their incredible value, but also because every single product in them is wish-list worthy on its own. Take the Dyson x Ouai set, for example. It includes a Dyson Supersonic blow dryer, three popular Ouai hair styling products, and a Ouai rose oil that doubles for hair and body. Now consider BITE's lipstick kit. The shades in it range from dusty mauve to poppy red (so there's a romantic hue for every mood), and they come in adorable mini bullets for easy travel. And who doesn't love the option of mixing up their fragrance? Sephora offers Favorites sets like men's cologne and women's perfume samplers, so you can have everyone's tastes covered.
Check out some of our selects below, click to shop the entire curation, and while you’re there, you might as well pick up a little something (or two) for yourself. It’s the holidays for you, too, after all.