From skin-care samplers to full-fledged makeup mega-kits, here are the most dazzling holiday gift sets spanning makeup, skin care, hair care and more.
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The holidays are a wonderful time of year for beauty fans.
Virtually every brand releases a special-edition selection of products in celebration of the gifting season. In an effort to highlight some of the most spectacular sets, we’ve rounded up 30 beauty gifts to wrap-up — or buy for yourself — during the holidays.
From skin-care samplers to full-fledged makeup mega-kits, here are the most dazzling holiday gift sets spanning makeup, skin care, hair care and more:
The gift: AlumierMD #LetitGlow.
Why we love it: From the brand AlumierMD, this kit features an Enzymatic Peel, an exfoliator featuring lactic and salicylic acids; an Aqua Infusion Mask to soothe and hydrate; and a Recovery Balm, an antioxidant-rich recovery mask with aloe, hinokitiol, honey and seawhip — basically, all the products needed to get skin glowing. The gift set also includes a headband and an application brush.
$175 | Alumiermd.ca
The gift: Amika Blowout Buffet Blow Dryer Brush Set.
Why we love it: Perfect for the person on your list who loves a good blowout, this set from Amika features the brand’s bestselling two-in-one Hair Blow Dryer Brush, along with two styling products — the Wizard Detangling Primer and Perk Up Dry Shampoo — for a super-smooth hair situation.
$130 | Sephora, sephora.com
The gift: Amorepacific The Grand Reveal of Youthfulness.
Why we love it: This luxe skin-care gift from Amorepacific provides sample sizes of the Korean brand’s most popular products including the Vintage Single Extract Essence, Time Response Eye Reserve Cream and Time Response Skin Reserve Cream. Featuring fermented green tea, the products promise to improve skin’s firmness, clarity, texture and radiance.
$320 | Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com
The gift: BareMinerals Full-Size Strength & Length Mascara Duo.
Why we love it: Give the gift of bold lashes with this duo from BareMinerals. Featuring two full-sized mascaras — because two mascaras are twice as nice as one — the formulas are infused with plant-based lash serum to help strengthen and lengthen lashes with each use.
$33 | Sephora, sephora.com
The gift: Beautycounter Ready, Set Makeup Trio.
Why we love it: From the clean beauty company Beautycounter, this holiday trio offers a full face of glowing glam thanks to three products: the Lid Glow Cream Shadow in the limited-edition shade Moonlit; Think Big All-in-One Mascara; and The Jellies lip gloss in Caramel. The simple set makes achieving a haute holiday glow as easy as one, two, three.
$52 | Beautycounter.com
The gift: Benefit Cosmetics Jingle Brows Brow Gel, Pencil & Highlighter Value Set.
Why we love it: Benefit Cosmetics is known for giving good brows, and you can do that too by gifting this special holiday set. The kit includes three brow products — Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer, High Brow Dual Ended Highlighting Eyebrow Pencil and Gimme Brow+ Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel — for foolproof brow definition.
$48 | Sephora, sephora.com
The gift: The Body Shop Fuzz & Nuzzle Beard Care Gift Set.
Why we love it: Perfect for the bearded one in your life, this grooming kit from The Body Shop features a few essentials for keeping whiskers in check. The gift set features a Cedar & Sage Conditioning Beard Oil to tame and hydrate, a pair of small beard scissors for trimming, and an adorable beard comb — shaped like a moustache, of course.
$30 | The Body Shop, thebodyshop.com
The gift: Buxom The Queen’s Vault Plumping Lip Set.
Why we love it: Plump it up this holiday season with this lip-plumping product set from the brand Buxom. The limited-edition lineup includes six products in one seasonal set. Featuring five bestselling plumping shimmer lip glosses, along with a full-sized lip serum that’s infused with vegan collagen, tripeptides, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and further plump things up.
$52 | Sephora, sephora.com
The gift: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Magic Kisses.
Why we love it: From makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury comes this limited-edition set featuring Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil and Pillow Talk Lip Cheat. The full-sized lip oil offers hydration thanks to plant extracts and hyaluronic acid, while the travel-sized lip pencil offers lip-defining colour and on-the-go application.
$45 | Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com
The gift: Caudalie Rose de Vignes Hand & Lip Duo.
Why we love it: The winter season can wreak havoc on skin — especially hands and lips. This set from the French brand Caudalie offers instant relief with a divinely scented Rose de Vigne Hand and Nail Cream, along with a Lip Conditioner. See you later, scaly skin.
$14 | Caudalie.com
The gift: Cheekbone Beauty Sustain Starter Kit.
Why we love it: From the Indigenous-owned beauty brand Cheekbone Beauty, this starter kit provides a seamless introduction to the company’s powerful beauty products. Featuring a Sustain Lipgloss in the shade Sweetgrass, Sustain Eyeliner in Raven Black and a vegan-friendly Sustain Face Palette, the trio of products provide a full-face of sustainable glam.
$65 | Cheekbonebeauty.com
The gift: Clé de Peau Beauté Lipstick Mini Set.
Why we love it: This set of miniature lipsticks from the brand Clé de Peau Beauté offers an introduction to the idea of a ‘lipstick wardrobe’ thanks to the inclusion of five shades ranging from soft pink to vibrant red. The limited-edition holiday set is part of the brand’s broader holiday, aptly titled Garden of Splendor, featuring wonderfully whimsical packaging.
$135 | Cledepeaubeaute.ca
The gift: Dermalogica Our Best Cleanse + Glow.
Why we love it: Give the gift of clean skin with this set from Dermalogica. The holiday offering provides three full-sized cleansing products — the Precleanse Cleansing Oil, Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator and Special Cleansing Gel in one easy set. The products are billed as being suitable for normal and combination skin, while targeting concerns such as clogged pores, dullness and fine lines.
$135 | Zennkai, zennkai.com
The gift: Estée Lauder Repair + Renew Skincare Delights.
Why we love it: Perfect for diehard fans of the popular Advanced Night Repair collection, this Estée Lauder gift sets sees a full-sized Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex packaged together with a travel-size Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate, Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion and Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery in one sweet striped box.
$138 | Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca
The gift: Fenty Beauty The Body Duo.
Why we love it: Ensure the body gets some love with this skin-care duo from Rihanna’s brand Fenty Beauty. The product duo features small sizes of the Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrup and the Butta Drop Whipped Oil Hydrating Body Cream, which features seven skin-loving oils including sunflower, coconut and jojoba along with shea butter to smooth skin. Hello, hydration.
$43 | Fentybeauty.com
The gift: Hermès Twilly d’Hermes Eau de parfum set.
Why we love it: A fine fragrance is a wonderful gift to unwrap come the holidays. And this set from Hermès is sure to delight. Offering aTwilly d’Hermes perfume, miniature eau de parfum and a moisturizing body lotion — each featuring the signature notes of ginger, sandalwood and tuberose — the luxurious lineup is packaged in a stunning keepsake box.
$157 | Hermes.com
The gift: Innisfree Green Tea Hydration Set.
Why we love it: Perfect for a teen or someone who is new to skin care, this option from the South Korean brand Innisfree offers an introduction to K-beauty at a very approachable price point. The lineup includes a cleansing foam, serum and face cream each featuring the brand’s signature Jeju Green Tea ingredient to nurture and hydrate skin.
$35 | Sephora, sephora.com
The gift: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream.
Why we love it: The bestselling Ultra Facial Cream from Kiehl’s has been given a holiday update that makes it perfect for selecting as a stocking stuffer thanks to packaging featuring artwork by French artist and illustrator Marylou Faure. The face cream, which features glacial glycoprotein and olive-derived squalane, aims to improve skin’s barrier while also boosting hydration.
$80 | Hudson’s Bay, kiehls.ca
The gift: Laneige Midnight Minis.
Why we love it: If you can get your hands on this covetable collection of mins Lip Sleeping Masks from the brand Laneige, you’re sure to be on Santa’s ‘Nice List’. Featuring Vitamin C and antioxidants, these lip masks have garnered a following of fans who love their smoothing performance, which makes finding them all in one holiday set a seasonal treat, indeed.
$24 | Sephora, sephora.com
The gift: Laura Mercier Set for Perfection Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Puff Set.
Why we love it: Say goodbye to mid-party makeup touch-ups with this set from Laura Mercier. The holiday offering sees the brand’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder packaged with a petite pink Velour Puff to provide up to 16 hours of makeup perfection. Available in three tones: Translucent, Translucent Honey and Translucent Medium Deep.
$51 | Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca
The gift: L’Occitane Shea Butter Collection
Why we love it: This skin-loving set from L’Occitane is about smoothing — and supporting fair trade practices. The brand partners with more than 10,000 women from Burkina Faso to purchase the 100-per-cent fair trade certified shea butter that goes into these products. The collection includes a Creamy & Comforting Bubble Bath, Shea Body Shower Oil, Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream, Shea Milk Extra-Gentle Soap and Shea Butter Hand Cream all packaged in a L’Occitane Gift Box.
$89 | Loccitane.com
The gift: Midnight Paloma x Brunette the Label Cuticle Savior Hand Cream.
Why we love it: Two Vancouver brands, Midnight Paloma and Brunette the Label, have teamed up to promote self care with a limited-edition collaboration that’s perfect for the busy holidays. Including sweatshirts, sweatpants, skin products and more, we’re partial to this hand-smoothing lotion that features a light, geranium-rose fragrance.
$25 | Midnightpaloma.com
The gift: Nars Endless Orgasm Mini Set.
Why we love it: The cult-classic blush shade from Nars has been given the holiday treatment with this seasonal set. The award-winning Orgasm hue is offered in a mini-size, along with a Mini Afterglow Lip Balm, plus a Mini Blush Brush. The pretty pink set also comes with a vibrant, ribbon-wrapped cosmetic bag.
$60 | Nars counters, narscosmetics.ca
The gift: Olaplex Healthy Hair Essentials.
Why we love it: Strengthen the bond — the hair bond, that is — with this set from Olaplex. The lineup includes a full-sized iteration of the bestselling No. 3 Hair Perfector treatment, along with a travel-size No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner and No. 7 Bonding Oil to meet all hair-care needs.
$80 | Nordstrom, nordstrom.ca
The gift: Oribe Dry Styling Set.
Why we love it: Taking texture to the next level is easy with this hairstyling product set from Oribe. Featuring a full- and travel-size Dry Texturing Spray — a game-changer, if you haven’t yet tried it — along with a Gold Lust Dry Shampoo, this set is sure to provide touchable, tousled texture that’s the envy of every post-holiday gathering.
$95 | Nordstrom, nordstrom.ca
The gift: Quo Beauty Glow Serum Blush.
Why we love it: Boost one’s blush game with this set of blush-sera from Quo Beauty. The colour products feature skin-care ingredients to give skin a dewy, lit-from-within glow.
$25 | Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca
The gift: Ren Clean Skincare it’s All Glow Set.
Why we love it: This skin-care set is sure to make the new year both merry and bright thanks to two powerful brightening products. Featuring the popular Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic along with a Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream, the clean offering promotes radiance while also targeting dark circles and firmness.
$66 | Lookfantastic.ca
The gift: Sangre de Fruita The Botanical Hand Duo.
Why we love it: Any gift from Bowen Island-based brand Sangre de Fruita is sure to delight this holiday season. This Botanical Hand Duo is no exception. Available in two combinations — Garden of Earthly Delights Botanical Hand Wash and Garden of Earthly Delights Botanical Hand & Body Lotion or the Neroli Noir Botanical Hand Wash and Neroli Noir Botanical Hand & Body Lotion — the product duo promises cleansing and hydration, along with ultrachic packaging.
$126 | Sangredefruta.com
The gift: Sephora Collection Holiday Vibes Set of 8 Face and Body Masks.
Why we love it: Perfect for the repeat sheet-masker, this set from Sephora Collection features eight sheet-mask options including a Pomegranate Face Mask, Caffeine Eye Mask, Pomegranate Eye Mask, Mango Hand Mask, Cactus Foot Mask, Aloe Vera Hair Sleeping Mask, Charcoal Nose Strip, The Bubble Mask. Talk about head-to-toe pampering.
$34 | Sephora, sephora.com
The gift: Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm Trio.
Why we love it: Kiss rough, chapped lips goodbye with this limited-edition trio of Lip Butter products from Summer Fridays. The 100 per cent vegan formulations feature ingredients such as shea and Murumuru seed butters, along with vegan waxes to smooth and hydrate lips. Plus, the matte pink reusable tin is pretty cute too.
$62 | Sephora, sephora.com
The gift: Valmont Celebration in Wonderland Advent Calendar.
Why we love it: Last but not least, this luxe collection of products from Valmont features 12 different products to give skin a dose of “attention and care.” The advent calendar offering includes Prime Renewing Pack, two Eye Instant Stress Relieving Masks, Vital Falls Moisturizing Booster, two DetO2x Packs, a mini-Prime 24 Hour and Hydra3 Regenetic Serum, Lady Code fragrance and more.
$460 | Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com
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From skin-care samplers to full-fledged makeup mega-kits, here are the most dazzling holiday gift sets spanning makeup, skin care, hair care and more.