Every year during the holiday season, beauty brands put out tons of gift sets full of their best selling products. It’s an exciting time of year for beauty gurus, who know that some sets can pack a punch – meaning that some of them can include a few products for an incredible value. Of course, on the flip side, many gift sets end up being lame and unfulfilling. They might look like they’re stocked with full-size products, but once you open them up, you’ll find tiny little samples that won’t last more than two or three uses. How are you supposed to know what’s worth it and what isn’t based on a small image online?
We’ve done some of the work for you. There are plenty of amazing beauty gift sets out there that would make perfect holiday gifts. While some of the best ones are a little bit more pricey, there are lots of inexpensive sets under $25 that are more than worth it. Put them on your holiday wish list or give them out as presents! Here are some of the best beauty gift sets under $25:
1. Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set
Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set, $25, Sephora
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipsticks are easily one of my top five favorite lipsticks out there – they have amazing pigment, they never feel dry, and they last forever. This set of mini lipsticks should last you a long time and include some universally flattering pinks.
2. Frank Body Mini Scrub Duo Set
Frank Body Mini Scrub Duo Set, $20, Urban Outfitters
Frank Body makes the best body scrubs out there, hands down. This set of two mini scrubs doesn’t include teensy tiny bags. The coconut coffee scrub smells incredible and the shimmer scrub is REALLY fun. This is an awesome value.
3. Living Proof PHD Holiday Travel Kit
Living Proof PHD Holiday Travel Kit, $25, Anthropologie
I love Living Proof and their PHD line is my favorite. These are travel sizes, but they’re still a decent size and have a good amount of product that should last you a good amount of time. The dry shampoo is my favorite!
4. STILA Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set
STILA Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set, $25, Sephora
If you haven’t tried the Stila Eye Glitters yet, you’re missing out. These little products pack a serious punch. They’re some of the most pigmented eye shadows I’ve ever tried and last forever. The glittery shades are gorgeous! These little guys should last a while and the shades are all beautiful.
5. Pinrose Best Travel Perfume Ever
Pinrose Best Travel Perfume Ever, $24, Pinrose
I’m obsessed with Pinrose perfume because everything smells fantastic and the packaging is minimalist aesthetically pleasing perfection. The travel perfumes are also genius: they’re wipes instead of little bottles, so they’re super easy to take anywhere. This travel set comes with a cool pouch and a huge variety of scents.
6. Tory Burch Deluxe Mini Duo
Tory Burch Deluxe Mini Duo, $22, Sephora
Okay, yes, these are small deluxe samples, but look at how beautiful the packaging is! Plus, a small bottle of perfume can go a really long way.
7. Too Faced Is My Life! Set
Too Faced Is My Life! Set, $22, Ulta
Although these look like full-size products, they aren’t – they’re all samples. But still, you’ve got a lot here. There’s a sample size of the best mascara in the world, which can last for a few weeks. You’ve got a decent amount of primer, a Melted Matte that will last surprisingly long, and a cute little bronzer.
8. Becca Glow On The Go Highlighter Set
Becca Glow On The Go Highlighter Set, $20, Sephora
If you haven’t tried Champagne Pop yet, you’re seriously missing out. This universally flattering highlighter is super pigmented and lasts all day long. This set includes the powder Champagne Pop as well as the liquid version. It’s a great deal. The full size powder highlighter is generally over $30 and I bet you’ll never even finish it – this is a good size.
9. Benefit Cosmetics Hello San FrancisGLOW! Glowin Downtown Highlighter Kit
Benefit Cosmetics Hello San FrancisGLOW! Glowin Downtown Highlighter Kit, $26, Ulta
Benefit always has the cutest holiday sets with the best little tins. This one includes some cult favorite highlighters and luminizers. They’re small, but they’ll last a long time.
10. Drunk Elephant Hit It Off Duo
Drunk Elephant Hit It Off Duo, $20, Sephora
I’m a huge fan of Drunk Elephant – this Lala Retro Whipped Cream is my favorite moisturizer on the planet. This set includes small products, but DE is expensive! You’re better off trying these little items with this before spending all of your money.
11. Disney x Kiehl’s Since 1851 Lip Balm Giftables Collection
Disney x Kiehl’s Since 1851 Lip Balm Giftables Collection, $22, Nordstrom
What’s better than Kiehl’s, Disney, and some cute packaging? Not much. These lip balms feel wonderful and smell great. And if you’re a Disney fan, you absolutely need to ask for them. This is a great value!
12. L’Occitane Almond Trio
L’Occitane Almond Trio, $18, Sephora
L’Occitane is a pricey French brand that works great. I love to take advantage of their holiday sets for some mini products at a wonderful value. This little bag includes some of their best-selling almond products, as well as a very cute pouch.
13. Marc Jacobs Beauty Longwear Lip Set
Marc Jacobs Beauty Longwear Lip Set, $20, Sephora
Marc Jacobs lipstick is another top five fave for me. This is only two items, but it’s worth it: the beautiful lipstick will last a long time, and the lipliner brings it all together.
14. Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Set
Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Set, $25, Sephora
Peter Thomas Roth makes some of the best face masks out there. This is a little set of travel size best selling masks and it’s a terrific value considering the full sizes can be over $60 per item.
15. Philosophy Grace For The Holidays Set
Philosophy Grace For The Holidays Set, $18, Nordstrom
You won’t realize you need fancy hand wash and hand lotion until you try these. Trust me!
16. Among The Flowers x UO Ice + Spice Shower Steamer Trio Set
Among The Flowers x UO Ice + Spice Shower Steamer Trio Set, $16, Urban Outfitters
This is a little bit different, but so worth it – they’re shower steamers. You put them in your shower and they smell nice and make everything more relaxing. Sort of like a bath!
17. Tarte Lash Flash Eye Set
Tarte Lash Flash Eye Set, $22, Ulta
Obsessed with lashes? This is for you. It includes samples of Tarte’s best selling mascara, liquid liner, and glittery eyeshadow. A pair of lashes makes this a really great value.
18. Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit
Tweezerman Mini Nail Rescue Kit, $22, Anthropologie
The rumors are true: Tweezerman makes the best tweezers ever. This mini nail rescue kit includes a small tweezer and some tiny nail tools. It’s cheap enough to add a cute nail polish for a great gift.
19. Winky Lux Kitty Glam Kit
Winky Lux Kitty Glam Kit, $22, Ulta
Every cat lover needs this set. The cat pouch is perfect as a coin purse, and the lipstick has a flower in it! It’s awesome.
20. Pinch Provisions Frozen AF Winter Kit
Pinch Provisions Frozen AF Winter Kit, $24, Urban Outfitters
Do you need this stuff? No, but it makes a very cute gift.