15 Cool Gift Sets That Don't Feel Lazy

What's at the top of your holiday wish list this year? Probably not a gift set. Giving or receiving any sort of "kit" can feel like a lazy way out of hunting down something meaningful. Believe it or not, though, there's actually a good amount of packaged sets that we'd love to get our hands on this holiday season: one that's especially for new beginnings, a cozy kit for traveling long lengths, and a combo set that's even perfect for the person who feels impossible to shop for.

The 15 options ahead include all these and more (plus, they offer serious bang for your buck). This season, give the gift of multiple surprises. Your friends, family, and everyone in between will thank you.

No matter who you're shopping for or what your budget is, Refinery29 has all the holiday picks you need right here.
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For the person who's always on the go, give the gift of traveling in style with this plush eye mask and merino-wool blanket set.

Parachute x Clare V. Travel Kit, $199, available at Parachute.
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This package doesn't require much explanation — just a whole lot of good-looking and delicious chocolate. Can't go wrong with that.

Mast Brothers Gift Set (12 Bars), $110, available at Chelsea Market Baskets.
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Perfect for those hitting a major milestone in life (think: the newly engaged or first-time homeowners), this "New Beginnings" gift set includes two gorgeous mugs, a washed waffle blanket, and a bit of garland. It's basically a housewarming in a box.

Meus Shop New Beginnings Gift Box, available at Garmentory.
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A one-stop-shop for the fashion fiend in your family, this stylish box goes above and beyond with Instagram-worthy headphones, an on-trend neck scarf, and even a cashmere sweater.

Net-A-Porter Fashion Gift Box, $800, available at Net-A-Porter.
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For a present that's more on the affordable side, a pack of iconic enamel pins makes a cute and unexpected stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift.

Pintrill Icon Pin Pack, $38, available at Pintrill.
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This unisex gift box includes a candle, a watch, an agenda, and chocolate; it's perfect for even the most difficult-to-shop-for person on your list.

The Dreslyn Home Box Blanc ii, $290, available at The Dreslyn.
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Your coffee-obsessed roommate has just about every gadget in the book, but this (seriously adorable) copper kit will help take her morning ritual to the next level.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Copper Kit, $240, available at Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
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Candles are a universal gift, especially when they look (and smell) this good.

Tom Dixon
Elements Candle Set, $185, available at AlwaysMod.
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For the person who has always wanted to take up knitting, but never found the time, give the gift of a fun DIY project with this full-throttle scarf-making kit.

Wool And The Gang Roxy Scarf Knit Kit, $140, available at Need Supply.
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Sure, the gift of a good book is great for any little one, but why not go the extra mile with this collab between children's author Kelly Florio and Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia?

The Super Adventures of Sophie and the City: One Suite Holiday, $29.99-$398, available at Alice + Olivia.
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There's something about copper that just makes everything look that much cooler. This unique stationery set is ideal for the friend who insists on handwritten notes.

Well Received Copper Box Stationery Set, $245, available at The Dreslyn.
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If you're going to give underwear for Christmas, might as well make them benefit a good cause. This set includes three adorable, printed, seamless panties — and 20% of the profits go to helping women out of poverty and into business.

Empowered By You x Rebecca Minkoff
Underwear, $65, available at Rebecca Minkoff.
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Another gift set for a cause, this beach bag is filled with essentials for that perfect weekend escape. Plus, all proceeds are donated to Every Mother Counts.

Leilani x Every Mother Counts
Beach Bag, $375, available at Leilani Bishop.
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The search for a gift for your cool, Instagram-savvy friend is over thanks to this picture-perfect box of goodies.

Well Received Large Modern Gift Box, $170, available at Well Received.
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In collaboration with luxury book publisher Assouline, fashion-girl-favorite destination Farfetch has debuted a set that features all three books from its Farfetch Curates series, just in time for the holidays. It makes a cool gift for the world traveler who curates just about everything in life. Plus, it serves as sweet coffee-table decor.

Farfetch Curates Gift Set, $75, available at Farfetch.
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