When it comes to holiday shopping, I tend to be a huge procrastinator—and I’m confident I’m not the only one. If you’re looking to do some last-minute shopping, specifically for the beauty lover in your life (or yourself, cause that works too), check out the gift sets that I’m blushing on this season (and we’re sure they’ll go crazy over, too!).
Winter has a tendency to beat up our skin by sucking up all the moisture. This GLAMGLOW set, which features designs by artist Donald Robertson, is the ultimate hydration hero. It brings a full-size THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment Mask (a personal fave), a SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment Mask, and GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment, which are all great for restoring skin’s moisture, giving off a dewy glow.
Where to Buy: GLAMGLOW.com, $59
Mariah Carey was right—honey, I can’t describe… how incredible this gift set is from Urban Decay. The Honey Drop Vault brings a Naked Honey palette, Honey Primer Potion, Honey Lip Plumper, Honey Scented Sparkling Body Powder, and Honey-Scented All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray (which, btw, the all nighter is one of the best setting sprays I’ve ever tried).
A $132 value, this Tatcha Little Luxuries Obento set is the holy grail of on-the-go skincare. It comes with a Camellia Goldspun Lip Balm and travel size versions of The Silk Cream, The Silk Canvas, Violet-C Radiance Mask, Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, and Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil.
Where to Buy: Tatcha.com, $88
If you’re looking to give the gift of #flawlessskin2020, then you need to opt for this DERMAFLASH Luxe Gift Set. This device was created to help us get rid of that pesky peach fuzz that forms on our face, along with dead skin cells and built-up debris. Removing all this gives our face a smoother canvas, which helps skincare products penetrate into the skin easier, thus creating flawless skin and makeup application. Whew, anyone wanna gift me this one?
Clean beauty? Yes, please! This Holi-Sleigh set from C’est Moi comes with the brand’s best-selling favorites: Envision Eyeshadow Palette, Visionary Makeup Crayon in Rose, Muse Mascara, and a mini gift bag to store it all in.
Where to Buy: CestMoi.com, $33
This vegan-friendly set from Natura is infused with the Brazil nut, castanha, which is found deep in the Amazon and is known for being a rich resource for beauty benefits. The oil derived from the castanha deeply nourishes the skin, providing intense moisture. This set comes with Castanha Creamy Exfoliating Soap, Castanha Hand Cream, Castanha Shower Body Milk, Castanha Body Lotion, all inside an eco-friendly box. But what I love most about this gift set is that when you purchase Natura products, you’re helping Brazil’s Amazon forest. According to a statement, “To date, Natura has helped conserve 4,447,897 acres of the Amazon with funds from products sold and various brand initiatives.”
Where to Buy: Natura.com, $62
Oh, heyyy! It’s Your It Girl Super Squad! This 7-piece makeup and skincare gift set from It Cosmetics is all you need for your morning and nighttime routines. The set comes with full sizes of Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer Oil-Free, Bye Bye Under Eye Brightening Eye Cream and Secret Sauce Moisturizer—and travel sizes of Superhero Mascara, Miracle Water Micellar Cleanser, Confidence in a Gel Lotion Moisturizer, and Confidence in a Cleanser. The products are amazing for nearly all skin types and the mascara is amazing. I have what feels like non-existent lashes and the Superhero Mascara does a great job at elongating them.
Since Beautyblender first hit the market, there have been a lot of other makeup sponges making their way into the space but beautyblender still remains my #1. This holiday season, beautyblender unveiled two holiday sets, including this Crown Jewels Blender Essentials gift set. It comes with four beautyblender sponges, four Blendercleanser Solid Gemstone Cleansers, and one Bounce Foundation 4-Pod Sampler.
Where to Buy: Sephora.com, $65
I had to share one specifically for my fellow curly girls. The Ultimate Care Kit from DevaCurl is great for all curl types and comes complete with a DevaDryer, DevaTowel, a matcha butter conditioning mask, and Deep Sea Repair mask.
Where to Buy: DevaCurl.com, $159
Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk is one of the best matte lipsticks out there—so you can’t go wrong with this lipstick and liner set. The formula feels creamy upon application and isn’t drying, thanks to ingredients which are intended to soften, protect and hydrate lips.
Where to Buy: CharlotteTilbury.com, $35
The Better Skin Co.
The Must Have Trio gift set from The Better Skin Co. not only comes with the brand’s serum, Mirakle Cream, and cleanser—but you also get the cutest sequin bag to carry all your beauty essentials wherever you go.
Where to Buy: TheBetterSkinCo.com, $74
Marc Jacobs Beauty
This Marc Jacobs Beauty gift set is all about that glow. Aptly called The Glow Show, this set includes a full-size Youthquake moisturizer, Blurring Coconut face primer, Enamored Hi-Shine lip gloss, and Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
Where to Buy: Sephora.com, $69
You can give the gift of Erno Laszlo’s 12 Days of Masking Set (which comes complete with Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, Pore Cleansing Clay Mask, Detox Hydrogel Mask, Multi-task Eye Serum Mask, and Hydra-therapy Skin Vitality Treatment), and give back to women in need at the same time. For the holiday season, Erno Laszlo teamed up with Project Beauty Share, a non-profit organization that collects personal hygiene, cosmetics and beauty products, and distributes them to women and families overcoming abuse, addiction, homelessness and poverty. For more on this partnership and how to help, click here.
Where to Buy: ErnoLaszlo.com, $84
Nothing screams holiday season and Christmas like gingerbread cookies! The Too Faced Christmas Star Makeup Collection, which features an adorable gingerbread woman, comes with a star-shaped eye and face palette, a lip gloss, and a travel size Better Than Sex mascara. Best part? Everything actually smells like gingerbread!
Soap & Glory
The Soap & Glory Scent-Sational Indulgence Box is everything the beauty lover in your life needs for a self-care day and beyond. The set comes with a Righteous Body Butter, Bright & Beautiful Mask, Clean on Me shower gel, Scrub of Your Life, Puffy Eye Attack Under Eye Mask, Speed Plump Miracle Moisture Mask, and the Original Pink Bath Bomb.
Where to Buy: Walgreens, $40