Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gift Sets

holiday-gift-guide-gift-setsWhen it comes to giving gifts, beauty products are particularly tough to buy. Picking something out for someone else is just so hard, even if the person is your sister. When you want to get your sister, friend, or relative something beauty-related but have no idea where to start, the beauty kits that flood the stores this time of year are awesome. For the beauty maven who seems to have it all, a gift set is a great way to let her experiment with new products, or stock up on favorites. Go for a brand she’s never tried before, or zero in on her favorite, and you’ll have gift-giving all wrapped up this holiday season. Here are a look at a few of my favorites.

Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Palette ($52): For the woman who loves complex eye looks, this do-it-all kit is a great option. You get:

  • Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer
  • 16 eyeshadows (Satin Sheets, Marshmallow, Peach Fuzz, Buff, Malted Milk Ball, Lovey Dovey, Copper Peony, Gum Drop, Teddy Bear, Honeymoon, Cherry Cola, Cop a Teal, Nice Stems, Nice Ash, Pastille, & Black Sugar).
  • 2 bronzers: Sun Bunny Light & an exclusive shade
  • 2 blushes: Papa Don’t Peach & La Vie en Rose
  • Highlighter in Candlelight Glow
  • Dual-ended eye brush
  • A mini lookbook to inspire her. (Image via Sephora)

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Josie Maran Moroccan Bazaar Shimmer & Glow Argan Essentials ($28): This kit includes Argan Color Stick in Rosey, Argan Oil, Argan Luminizer (SO great), and Argan High Gloss Lip Quench (an incredibly cushy lip treatment). Like all of Josie’s products, these are all-natural and good for your skin. (Image via Sephora)


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Philosophy Christmas Morning Gift Set ($24) includes a trio of products scented like sweet treats: Barely Glazed Shampoo/Bubble Bath/Shower Gel and Body Lotion (both 4 oz.) and Sugar Sprinkles Lip Shine. Philosophy has a ton of holiday-themed gift sets. Find your favorite here. (Image via Philosophy)

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Ciate Caviar Mini Nail Bar ($29): Ciate’s polishes and textured caviar toppings are all the rage, and any beauty trendsetter would be thrilled to receive this set. The kit includes eight mini bottles. You get four bottles of Paint Pot Polish in Kinickerbockerglory (hot pink), Sand Dune (glinty gold), Fit For a Queen (metallic silver), & Pom Pom (classic red). Four bottles of Caviar Pearls come in Candyshop (fuschia, turquoise, & orange), Jubilee (red, white, & blue), Prom Queen (blue, pink, & silver with sequin chips), & Hologram (holographic white). It also comes with a mini funnel that makes applying the caviar pearls easier & less messy. (Image via Sephora)

Check out more gift-worthy sets after the break.

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Stila All Is Bright Lip Glaze Set ($25): Stila’s Lip Glazes are iconic; the twist-up tubes are known for delivering juicy, high-shine color. This set bundles eight limited-edition shades: Jack Frost, Jingle, Holly, Jolly, Joy, Splendor, Black Cherry, & Sugar Plum. (Image via Sephora)

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bareMinerals Light Up The Room set ($39): This skin-perfecting kit packs 4 powerful products that will get her glowing in a snap: Well Rested, a creamy, slightly pink highlighter for the undereye area; Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream; Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer; & Illuminating Mineral Veil to finish it off. (Image via

Sephora Draw The Line Eyeliner Sampler ($28): Whether the lady on your list goes for a smudgy, smoky rocker eye, or a sleek cat eye, this kit gives her tons of black eyeliner options. It includes Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight Black, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Matte Black, Buxom Insider Eyeliner in Black Jasper, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion, & Sephora Collection Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner in 09 Glitter Black. (Image via Sephora)

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Alterna Bamboo Beauty On-The-Go ($26): Perfect for the eco-conscious gal, or just one who takes great care of her hair. These products are made with eco-certified, fair-trade compliant, certified organic strengthening bamboo extract and shine-boosting Indian Gooseberry. Inside are four products that turn manes from meh to marvelous: Luminous Shine Shampoo & Conditioner, Silk Sleek Brilliance Cream, & Luminous Shine Mist. (Image via

Anastasia Beverly Hills Kisses On My List Vol. 2 Hydrafull Gloss Set ($30): Long-lasting glosses in limited-edition shades Moi, Maggie May, Jolene, Lola, Roxanne, & Sharona. (Image via Sephora)

Screen Shot 2012-12-04 at 10.11.39 AMFresh Sake & Seaberry Spa Retreat Set ($75): Give a fragrant sampling of Fresh’s ultra-luxe products. Kit includes Sake Bath, Seaberry Restorative Body Cream, Sake Petite Candle, and a bar of Seaberry Exfoliating Soap. (Image via Sephora)

Will you be gifting any beauty sets this Christmas?

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2 Responses to Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gift Sets

  1. Gina says:

    Nice post

  2. Missy says:

    Great ideas…wish these were still available in stores, would love to get them with my Christmas money.

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