The holiday season has arrived, and with it, countless colorful beauty gift sets. From shaving and shampoo kits to skin care and makeup sets, how do you choose the right one for the people on your list without breaking your budget?
Here’s a selection of the best luxury beauty gift sets out there — and they’re all under $100. Click through to see which ones you can get at an affordable price, as well as the gift sets that are worth the small splurge.
1. GOLDFADEN MD Brightening Transformation Kit
Where to buy: GoldfadenMD.com
This kit is for someone who wants healthier, more radiant-looking skin, but is a little sensitive to some products.
This Brightening Transformation Kit contains a scrub, which will slough off any dead surface cells and reveal the smooth skin underneath. There’s also a hypoallergenic face wash to thoroughly cleanse without causing dryness and an eye concentrate to help diminish puffiness, fine lines and dark circles around the eyes.
2. Limited Edition Paul & Joe Advent Makeup Coffret
Where to buy: BeautyHabit.com
There are a lot of gorgeous calendar-inspired gifts out there this season, and this one from Paul & Joe Beaute is a favorite.
As December progresses, open the windows to reveal beautiful gifts, including a Paul & Joe print makeup pouch, a moisturizing lip essence, a red lipstick, four eye shadows, a powder blush and more.
3. Mitch Grand Gent Deluxe Kit
Where to buy: Available at www.Paulmitchell.com for salon locations
Some men are wash-and-go, but others don’t mind making a little effort to look their best. For those guys, buy this Mitch gift set. It contains a two-in-on, sulfate-free shampoo, a firm hold gel — for those days when his hair needs a little extra help — and a styling cream that provides texture and hold without feeling sticky or stiff.
4. Makeup Forever Artistic Essentials
Where to buy: MakeupForever.com
Got a makeup addict on your gift list? This beauty gift set contains all the essentials for a classic makeup look.
The cute collectible metal box contains a primer to smooth the skin, a mini HD powder to set makeup, mascara and eyeliner for dramatic lashes and eyes, and a gorgeous, red high-shine lip gloss.
5. La Mer Mini Miracles Duo
Price: $85 ($125 value)
Where to buy: Nordstrom.com
La Mer is an ultra-luxurious skin care brand that the women or men on your list might have been curious about but didn’t take the plunge due to the price. This year, let them finally experience this coveted brand for themselves.This Mini Miracles kit includes two essential La Mer products, Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream and Renewal Oil, for silky, moisturized skin.
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6. Kiehl’s Age Defender Collection
Price: $88 ($112 value)
Where to buy: Kiehls.com
For the man who is very serious about taking excellent care of his skin, the Age Defender Collection is a gift he’ll thank you for again and again. This gift set contains a serum, moisturizer and an eye treatment, all designed to tighten, tone and prevent wrinkles. And, the products are housed in a reusable dopp kit.
7. Deborah Lippmann Her Majesty Gel Lab Pro Color Set
Price: $45 ($100+ value)
Where to buy: DeborahLippmann.com
For the manicure lover on your list, this stunning nine-piece polish set in a cool metallic box will give her many months of gorgeous nails. This beauty gift set includes a strengthening base and top coat, plus eight colors ranging from subtle nudes to decadent deep tones.
8. Jack Black Mr. Big Set
Price: $75 ($113 value)
Where to buy: Nordstrom.com
For the guy who likes grooming without a big fuss, this kit contains three large-sized products that will last him for ages. The Mr. Big Set includes an energizing face scrub; a rich, conditioning shave cream; and a lightweight face moisturizer with SPF — all in a tote for grooming on the go.
9. Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball Trio
Price: $49 ($78 value)
Where to buy: Sephora.com
The fragrance lover who craves variety will appreciate this gift set of three portable eau de toilettes and a carrying sleeve.
She’ll have one scent for every mood. The trio includes:
- Daisy, a light, sweet floral
- Daisy Dream, which is fresh and fruity
- Daisy Eau So Fresh, a fruity fragrance with a woody base
10. IT Cosmetics Experience Velvet Blurring 5-Piece Ultimate Luxe Set
Price: $98 ($210 value)
Where to buy: Ulta.com
This Ulta exclusive from IT Cosmetics contains all the makeup brushes she needs for a flawless look. The 5-piece set is packaged in an elegant pouch and includes brushes for face powder, foundation and eye shadows.
11. Smashbox L.A. Lights To-Go Blendable Lip & Cheek Color
Where to buy: Ulta.com
For that girl who wears a different look every day, this beauty gift set contains four versatile colors she can dab on her lips or cheeks. Shades include a peach, pink, champagne and bronze, which can be worn alone or layered to create a look uniquely her own.
12. Le Métier de Beauté Moisture Matte Lip Crème Collection
Where to buy: NeimanMarcus.com
If she craves variety, she’ll adore this set of luscious lip creams. There are four beautiful shades — Tabou, Ricochet, First Look and Affinity — which are all enriched with vitamin E to keep her lips soft and supple.
14. Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics
Where to buy: UrbanDecay.com
She’ll have a ball experimenting with the 12 silky eye shadow shades in this glamorous gold Urban Decay palette. Every neutral shade she can think of is included, from light to deep. There are 11 mattes, plus one demi-matte for accentuating the high points, like under the brow.
Now, get out there and shop. Some beauty gift sets are limited edition, so grab them while you can.
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