From designer fragrances to travel-sized skincare, all with a holiday twist.
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In the competitive art of gift-giving, beauty and skincare sets are power players. After all, there’s a reason why the beauty industry is considered recession-proof: The desire to pamper oneself tends to carry us through tough times, but self-care is always a necessity.
Whether it’s Taylor Swift-inspired red lipstick, the uplifting sparkle of glittering nail polishes, or the soothing effect of luxury skincare essentials, the expansive world of beauty has the power to raise spirits.
As we enter the season of giving, it’s high time to share the joy of makeup, moisturizer, and everything in between with your loved ones. From clean-beauty stocking stuffers to a luxurious fragrance that has withstood the test of time to a splurge-worthy hair styler, we found the holiday best gift sets from Chanel, Dyson, Jones Road, and Merit at all price points. Because everyone on your list deserves a dash of glamour.
For more gift ideas, visit our complete 2023 holiday gift guide.
Best Beauty and Skincare Holiday Gift Sets 2023
CHANEL N°5 Eau de Parfum Body Oil Set
Meant for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life, Chanel’s iconic N°5 Body Oil and Eau de Parfum duo is a little slice of luxury. If Marilyn Monroe approved the scent (it’s been said that it’s all she wore to bed), this elegant pair will certainly hit the mark for the other icons on your list. (And if you’re looking for a Chanel gift at a lower price point, check out this trio of glossy nail polishes complete with logo decals, or the bestselling hand cream that fits neatly in most purses.)
Merit Five Minute Morning Set
For the person on your list who’s overwhelmed or intimidated by the beauty world and the plethora of products out there, we recommend Merit’s Five Minute Morning Set, which consists of seven essentials for perfecting your natural appearance in a breeze. The impossible-to-mess-up products include the popular Minimalist, a do-it-all complexion corrector designed to cover up any imperfections without masking your natural beauty; and Merit’s Flush Balm, which adds a soft wash of color that lasts throughout the day but doesn’t feel heavy.*
Augustinus Bader Winter Radiance System
Saks Fifth Avenue
Whose skin doesn’t need a little extra TLC during the dry winter months? This product isn’t cheap, but you get what you pay when it comes to this sustainably sourced and science-backed brand: Katie’s a huge fan of Augustinus Bader because its products are more effective than anything she’s tried before. The seasonal Winter Radiance System set contains The Rich Cream, which guides nutrients into your skin at the right concentrations to prompt cell renewal; a pack of brightening eye patches; and The Cream Cleansing Gel, which helps reduce redness and preserve the skin’s moisture. This one’s ideal for the skincare aficionado in the family.
Jo Malone London Cologne Collection
It’s probably a safe bet that someone you’re shopping for has a soft spot for Jo Malone — so many have a personal connection or memory tied to this timeless fragrance brand. Give that person in your life a sweet treat with this mini set, which includes five of JM’s best-selling scents. Packaged in a festive gingerbread-inspired holiday gift box, they’ll be able to test out options ranging from lime basil to bluebells.
Peach & Lily Glass Skin Discovery Kit
Peach & Lily
K-beauty — aka Korean beauty — may not be on everyone’s radar, but the uninitiated should start with this assortment of goodies. The set includes Peach & Lily’s bestselling products, both in the states and overseas. It’s a trial-sized version of the brand’s cult-favorite four-step skincare routine, including the Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanse, Wild Dew Treatment Essence, Glass Skin Refining Serum, and Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream. Combined, these will help you achieve the dewy #GlassSkin effect that’s perpetually trending on TikTok.
Tubby Winter Gift Set
If your recipient has sensitive skin or a child, consider Tubby Todd your go-to gift source. Supply them with all the safe and mild bath products they’ll need by giving them Tubby Todd’s seasonal set, perfect for combatting the dry, cracked skin that winter ushers in. The gorgeous box comes with hair and body wash, lotion, and a bubble bath all in their limited edition vanilla and apricot scent, and you can add a few bath bombs for an extra dose of luxury. If you want scented skincare products without the harsh chemicals, Tubby Todd is the way to go.
ILIA Color Ways Multi-Stick Set
This limited edition set will have you — or your giftee — looking party-ready in seconds. It features three shades of ILIA’s bestselling multi-stick, which adds buildable and blendable color to your lips, cheeks, or wherever else you deem worthy of attention. Mix the shades or use them individually: Customization is the name of the game with this product.*
Jones Road Platinum Pink Kit
Jones Road, Bobbi Brown’s beauty brainchild, created a limited-edition gift bag with all the beauty accoutrements one might need to achieve a lovely glow for day or night. For silver-jewelry wearers, opt for this Pink Platinum Kit, which includes a blush-and-lip-color combo in an English rose pink, black eyeliner, a sparkly pink eyeshadow gel, and the brand’s bestselling Miracle Balm in a translucent pink shade. For those who prefer a more golden hue, check out the Jones Road Pink Champagne.
Deborah Lippman Limited-Edition 9-Piece Nail Polish Set
Whether you’re treating your bestie, niece, or replenishing your own collection, Deborah Lipmann’s 9-piece mini nail polish set is the ultimate way to spread some holiday cheer — just try not to smile when your friend waves their glimmering fingertips at you. The glittering shades will make a statement 0n New Year’s Eve, and they’ll add a shimmery twist to every cozy sweater or legging look well into 2024.
Beauty Pie Genius Lift Ultra-firming Cryotherapy Set
Waking up with puffy eyes is no joke, and it’s even more common in the winter months when having the heat on leads to dryer air while you’re sleeping. These stainless steel cryo globes make for a cooling, soothing facial massage, and the hydrating serum supercharges their benefits to leave skin glowing. The lightweight serum is suitable for all skin types, while the globes can also be used to target knots and soreness on your back, arms, legs, and more. Store the globes in the fridge so you can grab them at any time.*
Saie Mini Dew Blush Trio
Got a clean-beauty enthusiast on your list? Female-founded brand Saie is a leader in creating beauty products that double as skincare, and this year, they’re selling a limited-edition set of their bestselling Dew Blush shades, which pop on a wide range of skin tones. (They also created adorable mini sizes of their Glowy Super Gels, which add the softest sheen to any natural face makeup look.) Gift the whole set or pop one into three different stockings.
Dior Beauty Rouge Discovery Mini Lipstick Set
Life’s most indulgent treasures are often found in the smallest packages: Think Swiss chocolates, engagement rings, and this trio of mini Christian Dior lipsticks. Lucky for you, the French fashion house is offering complimentary shipping, samples, and gift-wrapping with each purchase this season. These three hues are a gorgeous base for any beauty lover, in shades that range from subtle pink to spicy red. (Plus, the beautiful golden Dior gift box this set arrives in can easily double as statement décor on a nightstand or bookshelf.)
The Rhode Kit: Four Skin Glazing Essentials
Here’s one for the Hailey Bieber fanatic in your life. The model-turned-skincare-founder made it her mission to “make one of everything really good” when crafting her brand rhode. So it’s extra-exciting that the skincare line’s holiday bundle contains four of its signatures: a Peptide Lip Treatment (a super long-lasting lip gloss), the Glazing Milk (a lightweight essence that preps your skin), the Peptide Glazing Fluid (a daily serum), and the Barrier Restore Cream (a go-to-moisturizer).
Supergoop! SPF Bestsellers Starter Kit
You could wax poetic about the need to wear SPF all year-round to everyone at your holiday dining table, or you could opt for a more subtle approach and surprise your loved ones with this travel-ready assortment of Supergoop!’s top sunscreen performers. This set comes with Glow Screen, Unseen Sunscreen, and Play, all wrapped up in a bright, sunshine-y cosmetics bag.
T3 AireBrush Duo Blow Dry Brush Set
For the wannabe hair stylist in your life — or anyone who’d appreciate getting a salon blowout at home without overspending — T3’s AireBrush Duo Blow Dry Brush Set is the way to go. With five heat and three speed settings, plus two attachment options, this brush uses proprietary IonFlow technology to pump up the volume on dull hair, all while reducing frizz and adding shine. The results are [chef’s kiss].
Biography First Edition Hand & Body Wash and Cream
This luxurious hand and body wash and cream duo makes an excellent gift for anyone whose hands suffer during the winter (meaning, pretty much everyone who steps outside or has an over-ambitious heater). The package includes exfoliating pumice and quartz, alongside softening plant extracts to leave your hands exceptionally smooth. The cream doubles down with moisturizing babassu oil and other hydrating ingredients to further soothe skin without feeling greasy. The spicy, woodsy scent is wonderfully cozy for the chilly months ahead.*
Yves Saint Laurent Mini Lash Clash & Rouge Pur Couture Satin Lipstick Set
Yves Saint Laurent
What epitomizes holiday glamour more than a timeless red lip? This Yves Saint Laurent set is adorned with a creamy rouge and nude lipstick (which promises up to 16 hours of comfortable wear) and a petite version of the brand’s volumizing mascara, both designed to nestle inside the included makeup bag.
Dyson Special Edition Dyson Airwrap Multi-Styler
By now you’ve probably heard the lore about Dyson’s cult-favorite Airwrap hair styler, and we’re here to tell you that despite the hefty initial investment, it’s totally worth the splurge. With multiple attachments that can be swapped out to blow dry, curl, smooth, and all-around transform your hair, this nifty gadget truly does it all. Plus, it’s made for all hair types and uses aerodynamic technology that not only reduces heat damage but also dries hair faster than traditional tools. It’s a popular high-end gift for a very good reason.
Trudon Gloria and Gabriel Scented Candle Set
While candles aren’t traditionally considered beauty products, they do illuminate your mood and your face, which means they’re a beauty must-have to us. So we had to include this festive set from go-to French candlemaker brand, Trudon, which is celebrating its 380 years in business. (It’s safe to say you don’t retain centuries of loyal customers without selling wildly rich scents that add irresistible aromas to any room they’re placed in.)
LAWLESS The Dreamy Dozen Talc-Free Eyeshadow Palette
Our list wouldn’t be complete without a highly versatile eyeshadow palette. LAWLESS has introduced a sleek new kit featuring 12 talc-free shades, three of which are ideal for adding shimmer to your look, whether for a daytime neutral appearance or a dramatic smokey eye for a night out. This palette is a convenient replacement for all those loose eyeshadow compacts floating around your loved one’s bag of beauty tools.
Harry’s Men’s Holiday Gift Set
We found an opulent shaving gift box for those who balk at the price of razors these days. ($20 to start, and then you need to buy replacement heads every few months? No thanks.) Harry’s designed a sleek setup that includes: a limited-edition sophisticated and sturdy black metallic razor with an ergonomic handle and rubber grip that designed for control; one extra blade cartridge with a flex hinge, lubricating strip, and precision trimmer for those hard-to-reach spots; a black travel blade cover; and a nourishing foaming shave gel that creates a rich lather and smooth glide. This bundle looks as good as their face will, and all for just $15.
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