The 15 Best Holiday Beauty Sets to Gift…or Keep for Yourself
Our holiday gifting motto this year? In the spirit of Oprah, “You get a beauty set! You get a beauty set! You get a beauty set!” That’s because they’re easy to wrap, cost-effective and often packed with best-selling or buzzy items that are worth a try. We’re talking product bundles so good—from brands including Dr. Dennis Gross, Kosas and Olaplex—we fully intend on keeping a few for ourselves. Here, the 15 best holiday beauty sets to shop this year.
1. Kosas The Mini Wet Set
Here’s a gift even your too-cool cousin will appreciate: This trio of Kosas’s popular Wet Lip Oil Glosses. All three shades contain a mixture of hyaluronic acid, peptides and avocado oil that works to hydrate and plump while you wear them.
2. Best of Dermstore Holiday Edit
Have a skincare junkie on your list? Get her this curated holiday set from Dermstore. It features $107-worth of products from brands like Sunday Riley, First Aid Beauty and Naturopathica, for just $20. (Yup, you read that right).
3. SkinCeuticals Anti-Aging System
This set features SkinCeuticals’s legendary C E Ferulic treatment, which means it's bound to sell out. Just keep in mind that with anti-aging in the name, you might offend your MIL if you stick this skincare bundle in her stocking. Oh well, guess you’ll just have to keep it for yourself…
4. Briogeo Scalp Revival Scalp Therapy Value Set
You’ve raved about Briogeo’s scalp massager to your sister too many times to count, so it’s about time you got her one of her own. And while you’re at it, you may as well gift her this set, which also contains the brand’s Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo, Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Conditioner and Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment.
5. Grande Cosmetics Lash Fix-It Kit
Multiple PureWow staffers swear by GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, so when we saw that this set includes a full-size tube of the formula, plus a full-size tube of the GrandeREPAIR Leave-In Lash Conditioner, for a little over the price of the serum alone, our jaw dropped. Yup, this is definitely a gift you’re going to want to slip into your own stocking.
6. Violet Grey The Ultimate Shower Essentials Set
TBH, we’d buy one of each of Violet Grey’s holiday gift sets if our bank account allowed it. But alas, we have to be choosy, so we’re treating ourselves to this Ultimate Shower Essentials Set. We’ve heard amazing things about Necessaire’s body wash and lotion, and the Acquis towel is already our go-to so we’d love an excuse to add another to our collection.
7. Dr. Dennis Gross Peel. Glow. Be Merry Set
This limited-edition set features Dr. Dennis Gross’s wrinkle-smoothing and dark spot-erasing Alpha Beta Peel Pads at a fraction of their typical price. Oh, and it comes with a full-size bottle of the brand’s C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum and a travel-size bottle of the C + Collagen Deep Cream Moisturizer too.
8. Peace Out Skincare Maskne MVPs
Your best friend has been complaining about maskne since May, so help her out with this acne-fighting set from Peace Out Skincare. The acne healing dots work wonders on singular breakouts while the acne serum clears up larger problem areas. And if she has dark spots from past breakouts, a couple of the dark spot microneedling patches should do the trick.
9. Sundays Manicure Kit
Any nail salon devotee will be over the moon to receive this nine-piece at-home manicure set. Curated by the nail experts at Sundays, it includes everything she needs to create a beautiful (and non-toxic) mani.
10. GoopGlow Bestsellers Kit
Want to get your mom on the clean beauty train? Give her this kit for Hanukkah. This way, she can sample four of GoopGlow’s best-selling products—but you don’t have to break the bank buying her a full size of each.
11. Olaplex Hair Repair Trial Set
Give the gift of great hair this year thanks to Olaplex. This four-piece set contains travel-sized bottles of the brand’s trusted hair repair system—the No. 3 Hair Perfector, No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner and No. 6 Bond Smoother—to rid strands of frizz, tangles and split ends. And yes, it’s all safe to use on color-treated hair…so you should def give it to your bestie who’s been blonde for half of your friendship.
12. Milk Makeup Here for the Party Set
Shopping for your makeup-obsessed niece? You can’t go wrong with this set, which includes samples of Milk Makeup’s most popular products. Prepare to claim your title as the coolest aunt ever.
13. Versed Haul of Fame
Something tells us your skincare-loving sister-in-law wouldn’t mind finding this box under the tree. Versed bundled six of its most popular products so she can try ’em all while perfecting her ten-step skincare routine.
14. Body Blendz Sugary, Sweet Skin
Reviewers say this set is the secret to banishing dry, itchy winter skin for good.
15. Belif Moisture Festival Set
A four-step skincare regimen for your grandma who’s always complaining about her parched complexion.