Here’s a little secret on how to save money on makeup: take advantage of the holiday season and buy all the beauty gift sets you can afford… or at least use them as gifts to ask for. Beauty gift sets are the best. The best ones include full-size products for an amazing deal, and almost all of them include helpful travel sizes as well. They are the perfect opportunity to try new products to fall in love with, or to score your old faves in bulk. On top of that, they almost always feature gorgeous packaging you won’t even want to throw out.
I’ve spent the last few weeks sifting through so many beauty gift sets it has made my head spin… and I’ve picked some of the best ones out there for you guys to add to your holiday wish list. And hey, they don’t even need to be for you. All of these options would make great presents that your friends or family members would definitely appreciate. Whether you’re looking for new makeup, some life-changing skincare, or awesome hair products, it’s all below. Here are 26 amazing beauty gift sets you’ll want to ask for this holiday season:
1. Too Faced Le Grand Palais
This has to be one of the cutest beauty gift sets I’ve ever seen. Created to look like a French palace, this kit includes sample sizes of the incredible Better Than Sex mascara I am obsessed with, eye shadow primer, and a cute little Melted liquid lipstick. On top of that, there are 18 show-stopping eye shadows, two blushes, one luminizer, one blush, and some step-by-step guides to show you how to use everything. It’s gorgeous, it doesn’t need to be wrapped, and it’s an awesome price.
Too Faced Le Grand Palais, $58, Sephora
2. Benefit Party Poppers Set
Beauty advent calendars are the best, especially when they’re from a fun company like Benefit. This 12 days of makeup fun set comes with 12 sample sizes of some of their best products including lip gloss, mascara, highlighter, and more. Plus, when you open it, it sings a Christmas song! This is adorable.
Benefit Cosmetics Party Poppers 12 Days Of Gorgeous Set, $45, Ulta
3. Sephora Favorites LashStash
Looking for a new mascara for yourself? Ask for this. Trying to find a gift for someone and you have no idea what brand they like? Get them this. This box contains eight deluxe sample sizes of some of Sephora’s best-selling mascaras, along with a Tarte eyelash curler, lash fibers, and an eyeliner. It’s amazing.
Sephora Favorites Lashstash, $45, Sephora
4. Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic Set
As someone who is obsessed with masks and uses a ton of them, I can tell you from experience that Peter Thomas Roth makes incredible ones. This kit includes five “mini” masks (that are actually an excellent size): there’s a pumpkin mask, a rose stem cell mask, a cucumber mask, a mud mask, and even a 24k gold mask. This is sure to impress anyone – or you might want it for yourself. This is only $75, and Peter Thomas Roth is a pricey brand, so this is an amazing deal.
Peter Thomas Roth Mask-A-Holic Kit, $75, Sephora
5. Drybar Sparkle & Shine Kit
This is easily one of my favorite gift sets of all time. Drybar makes incredible hair products, and I’ve literally never used a better hair dryer in my life. This set includes their famous blow-dryer, a roound brush, and travel sizes of treatment oil, shine spray, shampoo, and conditioner. At $199, it seems like a lot, but it’s actually a great price – the dryer alone is normally worth over $200. Make sure this is on your wish list!
Drybar Sparkle & Shine Set, $199, Nordstrom
6. Josie Maran Whimsical Wonder Argan Oil Set
Josie Maran makes amazing products that work great and look beautiful. This set is so pretty you won’t want to let it go, so ask for it yourself! This little argan oil set will keep your skin smooth, soft, and glowing.
Josie Maran Whimsical Wonder Argan Oil Set, $39.99, Sephora
7. Tarte Home For The Holidaze
I’m obsessed with Tarte and just as obsessed with this holiday set. It’s genius. In a gorgeous gold case, there is a portable palette case, four mini palettes that each include eye shadow and blush, a lip creme, and mascara. You can basically create your own portable palettes with these, which is just so cool. And all of the shades are beyond gorgeous.
Tarte Home For The Holidaze, $49, Tarte
8. Kate Somerville Melrose Place Kit
This gift set has to have the most chic packaging ever – it will have you dreaming of summer. This set includes a gentle face wash, exfoliator, and moisturizer. Kate Somerville makes amazing products that are great for sensitive skin and normally pretty pricey, so this is a steal.
Kate Somerville Melrose Place Kit, $85, Kate Somerville
9. Fresh Sugar Lip Set
If you’ve never tried a Fresh Sugar lip balm, you are seriously missing out. This set includes nine deluxe sizes of the brand’s famous lip balm in different shades ranging from a darker Fig to the basic cult favorite. These balms make your lips incredibly soft. They’re normally over $20 for each full-size, so this is a great way to try a lot of them for under $100.
Fresh Sugar Lip Story Set, $73, Nordstrom
10. Laura Mercier Glam To Go
Laura Mercier makes beautiful makeup with truly amazing staying power. It’s always good to have these to-go sets with you to take while traveling, because it makes everything so much easier. This one includes three neutral eye shadow colors, a blush, a bronzer, and a pretty lip gloss.
Laura Mercier Glam To Go Cheek, Eye, and Lip Travel Case, $55, Macy’s
11. Karen Walker Amber Craft Makeup Brushes
Okay, how beautiful is this brush set? Not only are there six gorgeous makeup brushes included, but they also come in a pretty gold stand that you can keep to store these. This is limited edition and a great price, so make sure you ask for it!
Karen Walker Amber Craft Beauty Brush and Stand, $125, Sephora
12. Kate Spade Walk On Air Gift Set
I am very picky about perfume, and I adore this one. It has a light, airy scent that is feminine without being overwhelming. The bottle is simple, but so glam looking. The gift set comes with body lotion and a roller ball fragrance, which is perfect for travel. This is definitely something you’ll want to ask for.
Kate Spade Walk On Air Get Set, $98, Kate Spade
13. Foreo Deep Cleansing Essentials
If you’ve never heard of a Foreo Luna, you need to check this out. It’s a facial cleansing brush that really cleans your skin, removing dirt, oil, and makeup that doesn’t come off from just washing. This gift set includes a mini Luna, as well as two cleansers, and is a really great price.
Foreo Deep Cleansing Essentials with Turquoise Luna Mini, $139, Sephora
14. Make Up For Ever Lash Show Kit
If you’re into false eyelashes, you’ll definitely want to receive this gift set. It includes a set of falsies, mascara, eyeliner, and glue. I tried Make Up For Ever’s false eyelashes, and they’re my absolute favorite. They’re actually pretty natural-looking, they don’t feel uncomfortable, and you can reuse them a few times.
Make Up For Ever Lash Show Kit, $32, Sephora
15. BareEscentuals Bare Minerals Loveliest Of Them All Set
I can’t get enough of this gift set. The packaging is beautiful – this makeup set is in a pretty red box that you definitely won’t want to get rid of – and the products themselves are great. It includes eye shadow, mascara, lip gloss, foundation, blush, and a double-sided brush.
BareEscentuals Bare Minerals Loveliest Of Them All Set, $42, Macy’s
16. Bliss Berry Bright Trio
Need a small gift to give someone when you have no idea what to get them? This is perfect. It includes hand cream, body butter, and bath bubbles. Bliss makes incredible products, and this is really cute. Plus, who couldn’t use more hand cream?
Bliss Berry Bright Trio, $10, Ulta
17. Boscia Perfectly Poreless
Want to give the gift of wonderful skincare? Want it for yourself? This Boscia gift set answers your prayers. It includes a black cleanser, black mud mask, and cleansing soap. It will leave your pores basically invisible.
Boscia Perfectly Poreless Collection, $39, Sephora
18. Lipstick Queen Ice Queen
Lipstick Queen makes some of my favorite lipstick. It has great staying power, it doesn’t dry out your lips, and the colors really stand out. This set includes a dark red/berry color that looks great on it’s own – but you can also layer the shimmery Ice Queen shade over it to make it more fun.
Lipstick Queen Ice Queen Duo, $45, Nordstrom
19. ghd Arctic Gold Classic Styling Gift Set
This is a gift you’re definitely going to want to add your wish list. If you need a new flat iron, go for ghd. Trust me. The price is completely worth it. ghd flat irons will change your life. They heat up fast, leave you with silky smooth locks quickly, and are slim enough to also be used as a curling wand. This limited edition gold iron is beautiful and comes in a gorgeous case.
ghd Arctic Gold Classic Styling Gift Set, $225, Sephora
20. Korres Body Butter Luxury Set
This Korres set includes four body butters in some delicious scents. Korres makes such nice products, and not only do these smell and work great, they’re also really pretty to throw in your handbag. Ask for them for yourself, or buy this for someone else – it’s a great price point.
Korres Body Butter Luxury Set, $29, Sephora
21. Living Proof Happy Hair Days
I love Living Proof because their hair products actually do what they say they’re supposed to do. This little deluxe sample size set includes shampoo, conditioner, styling treatment, and dry shampoo. This is worth it for the dry shampoo alone, which works like a dream.
Living Proof Happy Hair Days Set, $32, Nordstrom
22. H2O+ Black Sea Retreat Body Collection
Guys, this skincare is so great. I love this set, which is a really awesome price. It includes a body scrub, shower cream, and body cream that will keep your skin so soft even through the cold winter.
H2O+ Black Sea Retreat Body Collection, $39.50, H2O
23. Jurlique Share Nature’s Joy Balancing Essentials
Y’all, I am so into Jurlique. It’s one of my favorite brands ever. I have sensitive skin, and the products always work so great for me – and they smell good without being overpowering. This set is no exception. It includes moisturizer, cleanser, and a balancing mist. Use these and you will have the best skin ever.
Jurlique Share Nature’s Joy Balancing Essentials, $99, Jurlique
24. Macadamia Professional The Perfect Blow-Dry Kit
Macadamia Professional products are so good for your hair. This kit includes blow dry lotion, dry shampoo, oil treatment, and a no-tangle brush to get and maintain the perfect blowout at home. And the price is amazing.
Macadamia Professional The Perfect Blow-Dry Kit, $46, Birchbox
25. CAUDALÍE Mask Trio
What better gift is there than the gift of face masks? This CAUDALÍE trio includes a detox mask, a glycolic peal, and a moisturizing mask. Give the gift of awesome skin. Or, you know, ask for it.
CAUDALÍE Mask Trio, $39, Nordstrom
26. Kerastase Nutritive Holiday Gift Set
Kerastase makes incredible hair products, but the major downside is that they’re expensive. That’s why this gift set, while still a little pricey, is such a great deal. It includes blowdry primer, shampoo, and conditioner. Use this for super soft hair.
Kerastase Nutritive Holiday Gift Set, $99, Kerastase
Which of these beauty gift sets is your favorite? What did we forget to include? Tell me in the comments!