If there’s one gift that keeps on giving, it’s a quality staple to add to your makeup bag or skincare shelf. While most of us have a lineup of tried-and-true beauty products, it’s such a little luxury to test new items out and see how they mix in with other favorites.
One particularly great thing about the holiday season is that it means there’s a surplus in gift sets. These special beauty sets are ideal for gifting because they give the recipient a chance to test out a handful of products. Another perk: They come beautifully packaged and ready to gift.
If you’re shopping for the beauty-obsessed gal on your list, then you’re in the right place. In addition to gift sets, I’m also sharing a handful of larger purchases in the beauty category that are totally worth the price. These thoughtful sets and splurge gifts are sure to impress — happy shopping!
Dior makes some of my favorite makeup products, and this set gives you a little taste of everything. It comes with a lip gloss, lip maximizer, perfume, and a hydrating skin serum. Plus, it comes with this pretty navy blue pouch so you can store everything in one organized place.
There’s something about Charlotte Tilbury that just feels luxe. These mini highlighter wands will leave your skin with a subtle yet balanced glow (regardless of the weather outside.)
Give the gift of frizz-free hair with this full-size and travel-size Dream Coat Spray Treatment. The formula is lightweight yet works wonders to calm and smooth unruly strands.
Healthy and radiant skin is always a must, and these three powerhouse products will help you achieve your skincare goals. Complete with a cream, serum, and the brand’s signature essence, your skin will look more plump and firm as you glide into the New Year.
If there’s one skincare set that’s best to bring along with you while you travel, this is it. Score mini sizes of the award-winning Jet Lag Mask, Mini CC Me Serum, Mini Light Aura Eye Cream, and cult-favorite Mini Lip Butter Balm Vanilla.
Another Summer Fridays set that would make a thoughtful gift: this Lip Butter Balm set. It comes with three shades/flavors (vanilla, cherry, and iced coffee) which each provide an ample amount of shine while deeply moisturizing dry skin.
This bestselling lineup is ideal for those dealing with uneven texture or pesky pores. The Beauty Elixir and Detox Mask work hard to visibly tighten pores while prepping skin for clean, radiant results.
Everything from this line smells amazing, and while it might be cold and snowy outside, the scent is sure to whisk you away on a tropical vacation. The set comes with five mini products that your skin will soak right up.
Dry and cracked lips often come along with winter weather conditions, but that doesn’t mean you have to deal with it. This lip mask and glowy lip balm make the ideal duo for hydrating and nourishing irritated skin (would make a great stocking stuffer!)
There’s no denying that cold and flu season is amongst us. These little hand sanitizers not only look sleek but they’re also the perfect size to tote along in your purse or carry-on.
I will preface this by saying that whoever scores this hair dryer as a holiday gift is in for a major treat. The advanced technology uses light to dry wet hair, resulting in healthier and smoother strands.
p.s. I have a tutorial on how to use this dryer in case you’re interested!
Perfect for the person who loves to indulge in a spa day, this body oil will bring a little slice of relaxation to an evening wind down or post-shower routine. It’s made with primrose oil, which leaves the skin silky and soft, as well as camellia oil, which contains antioxidants that work to restore the skin barrier.
This limited-edition palette is such a good go-to during any season of the year. It comes with a finishing powder, two blushes, a bronzer, and a highlighter — I love the ease of having it all conveniently packaged in one palette.
If you know someone who is struggling with hyperpigmentation or melasma, I could not recommend this dark spot treatment enough. It’s made with saffron, which works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as turmeric, which soothes irritation and redness.
A bougie perfume is always a great holiday gift. This one has a timeless scent with woody, amber, and floral notes.
For those who blow dry or style their hair regularly, a quality hair oil is a must. This one reduces frizz, adds shine, and nourishes dry ends, all while protecting against heat damage.
This thick and beautiful cream is another great product to use if your skin is really dry or sensitive. It also smells amazing, and just a little bit goes a long way.
I wrote about this high-tech find in my morning and nighttime skincare routine blog post, and I’m including it here because it really would make such a useful gift.
It’s a skincare mask that delivers LED light treatments in short bursts of time. The results are firmer, smoother, and overall healthier-looking skin. Who wouldn’t want that?
I’ve used this vitamin C serum for a while now and can confirm that it’s fully worth the hype. I personally love how gentle it is (it doesn’t irritate my skin) while still offering visible results.
In my opinion, you can never have too many cosmetic bags, and this one has such a classic look that will never go out of style. It’s perfectly roomy for your makeup essentials (and would also be great for travel!)
There’s no denying that these handheld massagers have been super popular gifts in recent years, but they’re still trendy for good reason. Whether you know a runner or someone who likes to lift weights, this is ideal for relaxing sore muscles.