Tis the season to treat yourself to something extra. The holidays and the end of the year are always stressful — you’re under pressure from all sides — and in the final sprint of 2022. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or bribing yourself with an early present, you should consider adding a beauty gift set to your cart.
We’re going to let you in on a little secret — beauty gift sets are low-key Black Friday deals. The sets usually have a high value, like $150, but only cost $70. You can try out some price-y skincare La Mer and makeup products or Mac without going over your budget.
I’ve been covering these holiday gift sets from Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom and Dermstore since October, so I rounded up the best ones from multiple retailers. When determining which ones to include in this list, I thought about the price, the brand and whether there were cult-favorite products inside. There are some sets for the generalist who wants to try everything and for the superfan of a specific brand, like Sunday Riley or Charlotte Tilbury.
But because these gift sets are so festively packaged and secret deals, they do go pretty quickly. If you want to get your hands on a set, you should start shopping now. Everyone is trying to beat shipping delays this year, so the sooner you place your order, the better.
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The smallest size of the celebrity-favorite Crème de la Mer usually goes for $95, so to get the famous moisturizing cream along with three additional products is an amazing deal. This money-saving gift set also comes with a travel-sized Regenerating Serum, Renewal Oil, Treatment Lotion, and a chic green traveling case for it all to fit inside. Usually, this kit would retail for $187, but you can shop it exclusively at Nordstrom for just $95.
A Bundle of Fan-Favorites
If you want to treat yourself or your loved one to a slew of beloved, Sephora’s set of best-sellers is worth adding to your cart. It’s got everything from the famous Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask, Supergoop’s Glow Screen sunscreen, and Laneige’s celeb-adored lip mask. There are a whopping 25 products inside this fun-filled advent cal. Together, everything is valued at $271, but you can shop it for $85.
TikTok-Loved Mini Lipsticks
Charlotte Tilbury is known for its high-quality make-up products, though sometimes they can be a little expensive. This set of three mini matte lipsticks is valued at $40, but only costs $30. It comes with the TikTok-viral Pillow Talk shade, as well as the berry-red Walk of No Shame, and nude-rose Supermodel.
A Rejuvenating Hair Set
If your loved one has been feeling frustrated about hair breakage or dullness, then get them this gift set. Olaplex went viral on TikTok for their hair-restoring products. This limited edition set, which is valued at $84, includes the No. 3 Hair Perfector, No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner and No. 7 Oil.
A Skin Routine Re-Haul
End 2022 with a brand new skincare routine. This Kiehl’s set comes with three full-sized best-sellers, including the Dark Spot solution, Ultra Facial Cream, and Vitamin C Eye Serum. Valued at $167, you’ll save close to $70 on the Brighten Up Glow Set at Nordstrom.
The Holy Grail Trio
Widely considered one of the best concealers out there, the Tarte Shape Tape concealer is a creamy, full-coverage concealer that’ll disappear your under-eye circles. You’ll also get the Maneater Mascara and the Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm with this set.
Must-Have Skincare Set
If you’ve been wanting to take your skincare to the next level, get this beauty editor-beloved microcurrent Nuface set. It’ll contour and tone your face with microcurrent pulses. First, you apply the hyaluronic gel on your face with the included brush and then drag the Nuface device across your skin, stopping and holding it whenever the machine beeps. Don’t worry, it comes with video tutorials!
Wrinkle-Reducing Nighttime Routine
This celebrity-loved skincare brand can be a little pricey, but you can try half the line, thanks to this pack. This set is valued at $196, so you’ll be saving more than $100 when you purchase everything altogether. You get the Ceramic Slip Cleanser, Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence, Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil, A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum, 5 Stars Retinol + Niacinamide Eye Serum and Ice Ceramide Moisturizer with Vitamin F.
Before you go, check out our top foolproof holiday gifts for absolutely everyone on your list: