The Best Beauty Gift Sets, From Skincare To Makeup & More

This Christmas, our favourite beauty brands have stepped up their game when it comes to gift sets, from Charlotte Tilbury to Drunk Elephant and many more.

The days when festive bundles only contained one or two products you might actually use are officially over; inside 2020's latest offerings, you'll discover skincare products with the buzziest ingredients, makeup adored by top influencers and game-changing hair tools recommended by professional hairstylists.


While they're impressive enough to keep all to yourself, you probably landed here because you're looking to snap up a gift for someone else. So click through to shop the best beauty gift sets boasting skincare, makeup and everything in between, whatever your budget this year.

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Charlotte Tilbury's makeup artist niece, Sofia, has put together this must-have kit. It includes the Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk (a collection of matte and shimmer nude and pink tones), Hollywood Flawless Filter (the ultimate, glow-inducing primer), Full Fat Lashes Mascara (arguably one of the best lash lengtheners) and four more products from lipstick to blush.
Charlotte Tilbury Sofia's Power of Makeup Kit, $150.00 Buy
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OPI's Shine Bright Collection Nail Lacquer Trio gift set boasts three bold but chic nail polish shades: Let's Take an Elfie (a deep metallic purple), All A'twitter in Glitter (an opalescent white glitter hue) and Red-y For the Holiday (a velvety scarlet red). Plus, it comes free with a Swarovski gift of 30 crystals in an OPI motif complete with nail glue to take your nail art to the next level.
OPI Shine Bright Collection Nail Lacquer Trio, $31.30 Buy
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Made in small batches in the UK, KANKAN London's refillable soap set will make the shabbiest of bathroom sinks appear cool. Filled to bursting with botanical ingredients, everything in the collection smells gorgeous.
KANKAN London SUPER Starter Set º1, $36.00 Buy
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If they know their skincare, you can't go wrong with Kiehl's. Facial Favourites is made up of a foaming face wash, soothing toner, pore cleansing mask and the product all beauty editors adore: Ultra Facial Cream, which is an excellent all-rounder moisturiser.
Kiehl's Facial Favourites for All, $44.50 Buy
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If they're serious about skincare, they'll love this set by Mario Badescu, available at Anthropologie. Unzip the bag to discover the brand's cult Drying Lotion, which zaps spots, soothing facial spritz and more.
Mario Badescu Best Of Skincare Set, $42.00 Buy
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HIGHR is the new, sustainable makeup brand to know, and it has launched with a cool lipstick collection. Hailing from LA, the products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, colours are bold and highly pigmented, and the packaging is chic and low-waste. How handy is the mirror in the lid?
Highr Collective The Reds, $40.00 Buy
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For the person who never misses a pedicure, make it Patchology's exfoliating feet exfoliation socks, which banish dry skin and make heels smooth.
Patchology MistleToes Kit, $24.00 Buy
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ghd's straightening brush is Refinery29-approved. So much easier to use than a pair of straighteners, not only does it smooth hair in a single pass but it makes lengths soft and shiny.
GHD Glide Hot Brush Gift Set, $139.00 Buy
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All cool kids love vegan and cruelty-free brand, Neighbourhood Botanicals. This wash bag carries an evening facial oil to make skin glisten come morning and an excellent dry shampoo, which makes hair look freshly blow-dried.
Neighbourhood Botanicals Night And Day Friends Set, $35.00 Buy
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Everyone's googling Gen Z-inspired skincare brand Glow Hub right now. This Instagram-worthy set features three solid face masks to brighten, calm and moisturise depending on the skin's needs.
Glow Hub Mix & Mask It Skincare Set, $25.00 Buy
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For the person who is always complaining about flat hair, it has to be Amika's High Rise Volume Set: a thickening shampoo, conditioner and mousse. Everything smells amazing.
Amika High Rise Volume Set, $38.00 Buy
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All perfume connoisseurs will appreciate this discovery set. Designed to be worn alone or layered, the six scents include bergamot, jasmine and incense, and all have excellent staying power.
Experimental Perfume Club Discovery Set Essential, $32.00 Buy
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Super Facialist is one of the industry's best-kept secrets, especially the Rose Hydrate range, which makes skin glow. Buy this for skincare lovers or beginners. It's a bargain.
Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Mini Collection, $16.00 Buy
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Everyone knows that Moroccanoil has transformative powers. This set is suitable for all hair types, particularly dry and thick hair. The star of the show is the Moroccanoil Treatment, a nourishing hair oil.
Moroccanoil Hydrate & Nourish Collection, $38.85 Buy
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Give the gift of great skin with Dermalogica's Pre Cleanse, Special Cleansing Gel and Daily Microfoliant, a finely milled exfoliating powder that's great for all skin types.
Dermalogica Cleanse And Glow To Go Gift Set, $30.00 Buy
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This set is full of By Terry bestsellers, including the Baume de Rose Liquid Lip Balm, Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow stick in Bronze Moon and Hyaluronic Hydra Powder. Luxe beauty lovers will adore it.
By Terry Twinkle Glow Best of Set, $48.00 Buy
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Split ends don't stand a chance against Kérastase's Anti-Fall gift set for weakened hair. The shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment work together to repair, moisturise and transform dry, damaged hair.
Kérastase Genesis Anti-Fall Gift Set for Weakened Hair, $77.30 Buy
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Pretty much everyone will appreciate Aromatherapy Associates' Moment of Restful Sleep set. Unzip the luxe velvet wash bag to discover sleep mist, bath and shower oil, a candle and body butter. The ultimate bedtime ritual.
Aromatherapy Associates Moment of Restful Sleep Set, $50.00 Buy
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This set brings together Space NK's most sought-after beauty products, from brands such as Olaplex and Sunday Riley. It's almost too good to give away.
Space NK Best of Space NK: Our Beauty Heroes, $99.00 Buy
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Perfect for makeup fans (and cat people, obviously), Paul & Joe's makeup kit includes a primer serum, pressed powder and blush inside a very cute pouch.
Paul & Joe Makeup Collection 2020, $48.00 Buy
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Biossance is the sustainable and ethical skincare brand New York's cool girls love. This kit features their Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum, which moisturises skin as it exfoliates and brightens, and the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, which protects skin against pollution.
Biossance Let It Glow Kit, $19.00 Buy
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Caudalie's skin and body set is basically already gift-wrapped for you. The hand and nail cream is arguably one of the best out there for banishing parched patches and preventing chapped skin, while the Vine Body Butter transforms dry limbs.
Caudalie Luxury Vine Body Gift Set, $22.00 Buy
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Treat a loved one (or yourself) to La Mer's Glowing Energy Collection, which is guaranteed to transform dull, dry skin. The exfoliator, facial oil and mini Creme de la Mer make for the most luxurious skincare regime.
La Mer The Glowing Energy Collection, $180.00 Buy
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Black-owned beauty brand Emolyne Cosmetics is definitely one to know. This very chic set contains a lipstick, lip pencil and matching nail lacquer, because right now nothing is trending like monochrome makeup. Choose from 15 nude and 15 red shades.
Emolyne Metamorphosis Christmas Cracker Gift, $45.00 Buy
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Victoria Beckham's The Posh lipstick collection made waves when it launched earlier this year. This set contains three of the most popular shades: Spice (taupe-ginger), Pout (pale, coral pink) and Pose (nude-mauve). The finish is creamy and glowy.
Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick: The VB Edit, $98.00 Buy
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This is a steal for £28. It is packed with Nuxe's divine-smelling hair and body oil, hand and nail cream, cult lip balm (which top dermatologists love) and a cosy candle to boot.
Nuxe Prodigiously Iconic Gift Set, $28.00 Buy
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Glowing skin is just a few steps away thanks to No7's handy kit, which houses a radiance-enhancing face scrub, cleanser, face mask and more. It's the ultimate winter skincare routine.
No7 Glow Your Own Way Christmas Gift Set, $16.00 Buy
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For the person who loves a good, relaxing face mask, this set is the one. The festive box carries an exfoliating strawberry mask and nourishing rose petal-infused mask, both of which smell gorgeous.
Fresh To-Go Mask Duo Set, $32.00 Buy
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For the makeup lover in your life, MAC's cute fluffy makeup bag holds three miniature lipsticks: Rocket Woman (a blood red shade with a creamy finish), Boisterous (a matte, vibrant red) and Burst On The Scene (a taupe pink nude with a matte appearance).
MAC Fireworked Like A Charm Mini Lipstick Kit, $25.00 Buy
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This luxurious ESPA set promotes skincare as self-care. It features a facial cleanser, serum, moisturiser, eye cream and bath and body oil, which all smell absolutely lovely.
ESPA Conscious Cleanse Collection, $80.00 Buy
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If they're big on haircare and sustainability, this We Are Paradoxx duo is perfect. It features the brand's bestselling shampoo and conditioner (which cleanse from root to tip and make dull hair gleam). Bottles are made of aluminium, which is recyclable on an infinite loop.
We Are Paradoxx The Hero Haircare Kit, $30.00 Buy
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Summer Fridays is the cult beauty brand all skincare lovers are obsessing over. The star of the show is the Jet Lag Mask, which gives tired skin a glowy boost. You'll also find the brand's creamy lip balm and CC serum, which is packed with brightening, pollution-busting vitamin C.
Summer Fridays Hydration Set, $69.00 Buy
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YSL's Christmas gift sets take the chore out of gift-wrapping. A full-size and miniature Black Opium perfume is included in this set. If they like warm, sweet fragrances, they'll adore this.
YSL Beauty Black Opium Eau de Parfum 50ml Gift Set, $78.00 Buy
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Korean skincare is still all the rage. Not only do these Glow Recipe products look cute on any #shelfie but they really work. An R29 favourite is the Banana Soufflé Moisture cream, which makes skin seriously soft.
Glow Recipe Glowing Skin Trio, $37.00 Buy
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The '90s-inspired, glossy lip is back and Illamasqua's Lip Polish is the shiniest of them all. This kit includes three nude shades with a dash of shimmer to make lips glow.
Illamasqua Mini Lip Polish Trio, $24.00 Buy
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Cleanse, tone and moisturise is out. Cleanse, mask and moisturise is in. Philosophy's gift set is essential for skincare beginners or those looking to take their morning and evening routine back to basics.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Holiday Gift Set, $42.00 Buy
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Inside Trinny London's cool makeup bag, you'll find blush, lip gloss, eyeshadow and a portable brush for on-the-go touch-ups. Unlike other makeup sets, it's not a one-size-fits-all situation. You can select the correct shades online before popping them into your virtual shopping basket.
Trinny London T-Tones On Tour, $79.00 Buy
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111Skin is an unsung hero in the beauty world. This pouch houses three eye masks for de-puffing eye bags, brightening dark circles and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
111Skin The Aesthete’s Wallet, $25.00 Buy
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This is ideal for those who love a pamper session. Silky shower gel, soothing bath soak and transforming body lotion are just a handful of products in the set, which is a total steal and currently on sale for just £8.
Dove Nourishing Secrets Pampering Rituals Collection Gift, $16.00 Buy
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For makeup enthusiasts, it has to be Fenty Beauty, in particular this Snap eyeshadow palette with six matte, metallic and glitter shades and mini mascara.
Fenty Beauty Full Snap Eyeshadow & Mini Mascara Set, $28.00 Buy
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This set delivers a heavy dose of glamour. A full-size Pump 'N' Volume HD mascara and Hollywood red Rouge Dior 999 lipstick are inside.
Dior Holiday Couture Collection Mascara and Lipstick Set, $28.00 Buy
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There's a reason why celebrities and makeup artists use Iconic London, it really is good. This kit includes the brand's cult illuminator, as well as cream blush and mascara.
Iconic London Truly Iconic, $35.00 Buy
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If ever in doubt, make it Sanctuary Spa. This wash bag boasts an invigorating scrub, body wash and body lotion infused with the spa's signature, mood-boosting scent.
Sanctuary Spa A Few Extra Minutes Gift Set, $18.00 Buy
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