The Ultimate Guide To The Best Beauty Gift Sets Of The Season

Product sets are a commitment-phobe’s dream: You can sample multiple items that have been sitting in your Sephora Loves List without taking the full-price plunge; in fact, you often get a massive price cut from the suggested retail value (think 30% off or more). Plus, we like to think of the mini, travel-friendly sizing as a bonus for a few reasons — you won't feel too bad setting the product aside if you end up not liking it, you can carry it out at night in your clutch, and you'll never miss the expiration date. Wait, so maybe they're everyone's dream?
This year's holiday offerings are seriously impressive, so we've rounded up a few of our favourite sets from Sephora for gifting to family, friends, or, you know, yourself. No shame in that game.
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Everything in Tarte's Rainforest Of The Sea line is a miracle worker for dry skin, and this set features miniature sizes of the moisturizer, mist, lipstick, and ultra-hydrating Maracuja Oil. You only need a few drops of the oil, so it'll last you far longer than you think.

Tarte Skin Win Hydration Set, C$23.00, available at Tarte.
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We've raved about Ouai ever since Kardashian hairstylist Jen Atkin launched the line in late 2015. And it only sweetens the deal that this set features three of our fave products from the line — the wave spray, dry shampoo foam (yes, foam), and nourishing hair oil.

Ouai To Go Kit, C$33.70, available at Nordstrom.
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This travel-ready four-piece set is the ultimate vanity staple for anyone who suffers from dry skin come winter. Plus, featuring a moisture-packed overnight mask, a hydrating eye cream, a dewy-lending skin concentrate, and a juicy, pink lip balm, it’s a major steal. Stock up on a few for family and friends — but save one for yourself, too.

Clinique More Than Moisture Four-Piece Set, C$65.00, available at Hudson’s Bay.
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Wanna be transported to a Brazilian beach sans airport? We've got you covered. This kit, featuring Sol de Janeiro's cult-favourite Brazilian Bum Bum tightening cream, lip balm, and body mist, will give you serious tropical oasis vibes without mile-long security lines.

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Beauty Escape, C$75.00, available at Sephora.
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Gifting fragrances is tricky territory — scent is so personal. That's where Pinrose's nine-piece fragrance kit comes in. With scents ranging from "Pillowtalk Poet," a mix of powder and musk, to "Pinrose," a leather and rose blend, it has something for everyone.

Pinrose Style Kit, C$59.00, available at Sephora.
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These glittery liquid shadows won a Beauty Innovator Award this year in the highly competitive eyeshadow category; we called them an "IRL KiraKira+ filter." If that doesn't get you, we don't know what will.

This kit includes three of the Glitter & Glow liquid shadows, for those who want to pack a seriously sparkly punch, and three of their new Shimmer & Glow shades, a more subtle shimmery shadow, which are officially launching in Spring 2018.

Stila Eye For Elegance Liquid Eyeshadow Set, C$57.85, available at Stila.
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This three-piece set includes one of our favourite hair oils of all time, Verb Ghost Oil, alongside a stellar hydrating shampoo and styling clay. The 2 oz. bottle of Ghost Oil is worth its weight in gold (seriously, this stuff is magic — especially for thin hair) and the whole kit will only run you $32.

Verb Smart Hair, Smart Style, C$42.00, available at Sephora.
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Marc Jacobs' Enamored lacquer glosses are super high-shine, unparalleled in their pigmentation, and leave behind a nice layer of moisture even after the gloss fades. They're some of our favourites on the market, and this 5-piece set lets you test out a nice mix of nudes and bolder hues without committing to a full tube. Considering one gloss runs $28, this is a great deal.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Snake Charmer 5-Piece Petite Enamored Gloss Lip Lacquer Collection, C$51.75, available at Harrods.

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