What’s better than opening up a fresh box of fantastic beauty products from your favorite luxury brand? Not much!
Holiday beauty gifts are among the best choices for just about anyone in your life. They encourage self-care, boost confidence, and add something special for your friends and family to incorporate into their daily routines.
A cosmetics holiday gift set is a popular choice because the products are hand-picked by people who know their stuff. If you’re lost on which lipstick pairs with which blush, you have nothing to fear. Everything is already paired up and ready to rumble.
Skincare kits or bath products make lovely holiday gifts as well. It’s no surprise the holiday season can be stressful for many, and in many parts of the world the air is getting cold and dry, meaning — gasp — chapped skin!
Give the gift of relaxation, of luxury, of showing how much you care, packaged into a gorgeous little bottle of serum.
We’ll share with you the best makeup and skincare gift sets you can find. This year’s list is packed with options from all of your favorites and then some, so stock up and get to gifting!
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Best makeup gift sets for a fierce look
Bloomingdale’s Festive Lip Set
Let’s start with a classic, festive lip set from a store that helped define those terms. Bloomingdale’s has a new limited edition refillable lipstick set from Dior, appropriately named Rouge Dior Golden Nights. The set includes six shades specifically selected for the holiday season, plus a limited-edition case in a couture design. Perfect for the lip shade collector in your life,
or someone who you know will appreciate the opportunity to add some glam to their holiday look this year.
Sephora’s Holiday Makeup Collections
Sephora is often a go-to for beauty gifts, with some of the best holiday makeup collections. Over 3,000 brands grace their shelves (in person and online), and they always step it up for the holidays. Christmas makeup usually is festive, glittery, and dramatic, so how about gift sets that are all about the eyes? The Amor Caliente Eye Shadow & Cheek Palette from Too
Faced has 11 bold, spicy shades that are perfect for warming your holidays.
Sephora also has a Lashstash Set with 10 bestselling lash products from beloved brands, including seven mascaras, lash primer and serum, and a set of false lashes. While the kids play with their holiday toys, us beauty buffs will play with our look!
Essential kits by Bobbi Brown and Glossier
Legendary makeup artist Bobbi Brown has gorgeous ready-to-gift kits for the person in your life who appreciates being able to throw together a makeup look effortlessly, with one bag of essentials. The Holiday Wish List Deluxe Collection has an eye palette, mascara, liner, shadow brush, gloss, bronzing powder, and face base packette, all in a chic makeup bag. Everything but the bathroom sink, right?
The Easy Essentials Eye, Cheek, and Lip Set from Bobbi Brown contains an eye and cheek palette, mascara, and high shimmer lip gloss. These absolute essentials with everyday classic shades can carry the lucky giftee from day to night and from season to season. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year long!
Speaking of essentials, Glossier is it. Designed with our real beauty routines in mind, we recommend their top-rated Makeup Set for adding simple luxury to someone’s life every day. It includes their famous Boy Brow grooming pomade, Cloud Paint cheek color, and Lash Slick mascara. Check, check, check!
Flirty & fun from Marc Jacobs Beauty
Up next: a cheeky choice! Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Very Merry Cherry Collection is a super fun and sassy group of products that can make unique gifts. Choose from mini eye and lip sets for adorable stocking stuffers, or full-size eyeliner, face, or combo sets in cute mint-green packaging with cheery cherry decals.
Luxurious holiday beauty gifts
Cleansing & moisturizing with Kiehl’s
If you’ve been scouring this list with Dad’s skin in mind, there are plenty of options for the guys in your life. Kiehl’s has a men’s section with special formulas for moisturizers, cleansers, shaving needs, hair and beard grooming, and much more. Kiehl’s has a Men’s Ultimate Age Fighters collection, a Groom-On-The-Go set, and a Fueled-Up Favorites kit with all of their bestsellers.
Want a super cute holiday-themed gift for anyone on your list? They also have a Limited Edition Skincare Advent Calendar. Did we mention they also have products for pet grooming? Sorry, it’s hard to not get excited about all of the options!
Grooming & styling
Back to Sephora for a minute, since we mentioned grooming — they have some cool limited edition gift sets for hair that are definitely worth the browse. Check out the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer set, or the New York Minute Blow Dryer Brush set from Amika. They’re top rated by the community, so you know it’s legit.
Know a Drybar fan? The Big Buttercup Bundle might be the perfect gift for the Drybar experience from home, complete with their fantastic styling tools and products. We know having our hair done for us is best, but this is a close second!
For a stellar stocking stuffer, the Perfect Hair Day Starter Kit from Living Proof includes their shampoo and conditioner, styling treatment, and dry shampoo. They claim it’s a mini transformation kit, and who doesn’t want their hair to be transformed?
Clinique and Paula’s Choice: Skincare goddesses
Clinique is nothing short of iconic. Remember seeing your mom open those little green boxes of creams, or her glass bottle of Happy perfume on the vanity? Timeless then and timeless now. Introduce someone to Clinique with the Best of Clinique gift set, including face soap, lotion, repair serum, eye cream, makeup remover, mascara, and more.
For the person who wants flawless skin for life, consider the De-Aging Experts kit to help them get a head start on perfecting texture and tone. They don’t need it, of course, you’re just there to support whatever their skincare goals may be!
Who’s the pal who wants simple, fragrance-free, not-tested-on-animals goodness with years of skincare research to back it up? Sounds like they’re looking for Paula’s Choice. They have some lovely kits for specific trouble areas, like the Advanced Pore-Perfecting and Advanced Firm & Brighten kits, as well as essential cleansing and moisturizing kits for oily and dry skin types. You might prompt the start of a beautiful skincare relationship with these holiday beauty gifts.
Plant-powered bathing by Apoterra Skincare
We love the new crop of natural and holistic products, and if you’ve got people on your list who feel the same, Apoterra Skincare is a solid choice. Their skincare products are plant-powered and ethically produced. The Tulsi Organic Body Care Set has a body oil and scrub for silky skin, plus an aromatherapy experience for calm and balance. Sign us up!
Ready, set, shop
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