Each holiday season, brands and retailers wow us with value-rich beauty gift sets that inspire new looks while delighting the senses. These sets are a joy to shop and almost universally well-received by giftees.
One of the best traits of the beauty set, whether you’re giving or receiving, is its recurring nature. These kits aren’t a one-time-use kind of thing. They’ll either make it into your giftee’s daily regimen, or they become the go-to pampering kit. In both scenarios, it’s the gift that keeps on giving — which usually means she’ll think of you with a smile on the regular.
Beauty kits are also economical. I’ve been known to purchase them, take them apart, and use the contents as stocking stuffers or co-worker gifts. It could even be a “two for you, one for me” kind of thing. Just saying.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself (it’s fine, truly) or for the lucky people on your list, you’re sure to find a wonderful selection of gift sets that will make their holiday season even merrier. Here are 10 interesting picks to consider — all $62 or less.
Best beauty gift sets
Dewy skin set ($42)
I like this set from LOLI Beauty because it’s something a little different. The kit contains three beauty oils to nourish, hydrate, and brighten all skin types.
Each of the three superfood beauty oils have a purpose: rejuvenating, balancing, and calming. Your giftee can use the oils in lieu of moisturizer or under makeup as a primer.
Get the LOLI Beauty set at Ulta for $42.
Makeover kit ($38)
Ulta’s Popular Beauty Besties Sampler has eight in-demand cosmetics that can provide your giftee with a whole new look. A hydrating primer from Laura Mercier lays down the base. To that, add brow color from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Superhero Mascara from IT Cosmetics, eye liner from Urban Decay, and NARS blush and lipstick. Also included is a makeup remover from Clinique.
Bliss facial set ($10)
Four facials in one kit means your giftee will be ready for any skin issue that comes her way. She can detoxify with a charcoal facial, boost moisture with a hyaluronic acid facial, tighten pores with a volcanic sand facial, or resurface with an enzyme facial.
These products are vegan and planet friendly, too. Grab this set at Target.com.
Budget-friendly spa at home ($15)
For $15, you can gift someone 10 travel-sized beauty buys plus a pretty pink bag to keep them in. She can treat her nails, hair skin, and body with the fun products inside — ranging from a HASK deep hair conditioner to Hempz moisturizer to Dr. Teal’s foaming bath salts.
This is a Target pick, and worth every penny.
Black-owned beauty set ($35)
How clever is this — a beauty gift set filled with products from black-owned brands. Adwoa beauty, Bread Beauty Supply, Briogeo, Fenty Beauty, Pat McGrath Labs, and Shani Darden are all represented here. Products include two deep conditioners, hair gloss, mascara, rose lipstick, retinol serum, and a cleanser.
The kit is highly rated on Sephora and available for $35.
Lip sampler ($36)
If you’re shopping for me, I’ll take this lip sampler kit. Inside you’ll find full-size lip products from NARS, Huda Beauty, and Summer Fridays, plus mini lipsticks from Yves Saint Lauren and Clinique.
The set covers all bases. There’s a scarlet red lip pencil, a neutral lip stick and pencil, a sheer lipstick, and a nourishing balm. It’s a great buy from Sephora for $36.
Fun and funky body beauty set ($42)
Your wildly extroverted friend will adore this four-piece set, maybe just for the packaging alone. She’ll get Brazilian body cream, body brightening cream, moisturizing shower-cream gel, and lip butter. According to users, Sol de Janeiro products are ultra-moisturizing and smell fabulous.
The set is $42 on Amazon and qualifies for Prime shipping.
Sheet mask set ($12)
Gift this set of 12 sheet masks from Glam Up to one person or split them up into multiple stockings. At the $12 sale price, it’s a bargain either way.
Glam Up is a K-beauty brand that sells on Amazon. The brand’s sheet masks are made from fresh, natural ingredients, like tomatoes, acai berry, peppermint, aloe, and oatmeal. They deliver benefits you’ll love, ranging from clarifying to firming to brightening.
Eye brightener ($62)
Thrive Causemetics brought together three popular eye products into one set — ideal for the fashionista who loves a simple eye routine that delivers stunning results. The set includes an eyeliner, eye brightener, and mascara. You can choose the colors you want for each, too.
Pick this set up from Thrive Causemetics’ online store for $62.
Hangover set ($25 with code FRIEND)
The HangoveRx set from Too Faced earns a chuckle just for its name. This beauty gift set contains a primer that livens tired skin, a lip balm that plumps dry lips, and a makeup setting spray she can use to prime, set, and refresh makeup all day long.
Combined, these products are sure to revive a dull face and camouflage the evidence of excessive holiday celebrations.
The normal price on the HangoveRx set is $58 at Macy’s. Pick it up soon for $25 by using the code FRIEND.