Some people live for gift-giving season. They start making a list in early November, and keep furtive (but thorough) notes of every time you mention the words, I need... Then there are those who dread shopping for others because it's just too hard. For the latter, there are hundreds of gift guides crowding the Internet designed to help with the decision-making process, or at the very least, help you avoid giving a lame gift card or a crumpled twenty forced hastily into an envelope.
Gift guides are an important cog in the holiday machine because they tell you just how to spend your money when the options abound. And I'd like to throw my hat in the ring. After weeks of testing dozens of beauty-related gift sets, I've narrowed them down to the eight best. These sets, no matter your budget, will be an excellent use of your hard-earned money — whether you're gifting to a loved one or looking for the perfect thing for the best person in your life: you.
Ouai Three Oaui Kit, $25, available at Sephora; NARS Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit, $22, available at Sephora; C'est Moi Visual Makeup Crayon Set, $17.59, available at Target; Milk Makeup Meet The Fam Bestsellers Set, $39, available at Sephora; Stila Aura Alight Glitter & Glow Highlighter & Liquid Eyeshadow Set, $30, available at Sephora; Glow Recipe Edition Watermelon Jelly Tote Set, $35, available at Sephora; Nest Birchwood Pine Classic Candle Diffuser Set, $74, available at Nest; Drunk Elephant The Littles, $90, available at Sephora; Sigma Beauty Essential Makeup Brush Kit Make Me Classy, $125, available at Neiman Marcus.
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