As a beauty editor, I am lucky enough to be sent the newest beauty products to test and review regularly. I am so excited each time I get to unbox the latest launches to try and report back on for work. A dream, right? You might think that I get jaded with the number of beauty products that pass by my desk, but the reality is far from that, especially when it comes to beauty gift sets during the festive season.
Beauty gift sets always make a good present—whether it’s for a lucky recipient or even for yourself. I often buy beauty sets for loved ones at this time of the year. Whether it’s miniature sizes of their favourite makeup or a limited-edition candle, they always go down well. They’re also a great way to try a few different products from a brand (usually with great savings, FYI), and of course, there is the beautiful packaging and contents that come with gift sets.
Despite my job—or perhaps because of it—I have a long wish list of beauty gifts that I’m lusting after this year. From haircare and skincare to fragrance and wellness, to stocking fillers and investment gift sets, these are the beauty gift sets that any beauty lover will want to receive.
Diptyque always, always, comes through with the most beautiful festive gift sets, and if you’ve not bagged yourself a beauty advent calendar yet, you need to take a look at Diptyque’s/ This gift set, however, is just as covetable, featuring 12 of Diptyque’s most iconic candles, including Baies and Feu De Bois.
Dyson’s iconic Airwrap comes in a limited-edition colourway, Blue Blush, for the festive season, and isn’t it beautiful? From straight and sleek to bouncy blowouts, there are so many looks the hairstyling tool can create.
The chicest edit of Merit’s most loved products, which includes two exclusive products for a low-key party look.
You cannot go wrong with Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s now iconic Baccarat Rouge 540, and this gift set include four 4ml vials to slip into your handbag or keep at your desk for top-ups.
Worth £520, this edit of Beauty Pie’s hero products is a steal at £144. Inside you’ll find the brand’s award-winning body cream, the Triple Hyaluronic Acid (a beauty editor favourite) and the Supercheek Blush among many others.
All of Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic Pillow Talk classics come in this gift set, including a lipstick, lip liner, eye pencil, mascara and blusher.
The ultimate microscurrent device gift set to lift and sculpt your way through the festive season and beyond.
Refy’s Red Collection is a sleek edit of cherry tones, including a cream blush, lip sculpt and gloss, and a handy mirror for top-ups.
The perfect gift for Byredo fans who like to smell good from head to toe.
Dior always knocks it out of the park with its luxurious beauty gift sets, and this lipstick clutch on a gold chain is a thing of beauty. Inside you’ll find four lipsticks with a long-lasting formula. And get this; you can take out the insert and use the clutch as a bag to hold all your essentials. A Dior bag and four lipsticks for £270? This is beauty maths we can get on board with.
Housed inside this adorable chalet box are all of Dr Barbara Sturm’s icons in miniature form, including the Hyaluronic Serum and Glow Drops to unlock your best skin yet.
Rose Inc has some very chic gifts this year, including this drawstring pouch which houses a mascara, eyeshadow duo, micellar water, moisturiser and reusable makeup removal pads.
Behold: the ultimate beauty hamper for skincare fans, which includes luxe brands from Sunday Rileu to Dr Dennis Gross.
For those who pride themselves on their tanning routine, it doesn’t get much better than this gift set featuring both The Face tannning drops and The Gradual tanning lotion to get their glow on.
Beauty editors love Westman Atelier’s makeup sticks, and this set allows you to try the contour, blush and highlighter.
Everyone appreciates a great bath gift set, and The Body Shop has so many cute kits.
Discovery sets make the perfect present, allowing your recipient to try before committing to a full sized bottle.
No bad jokes inside this cracker, just Jo Malone London goodies such as the Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne and scented body care.
For the recipient who loves a touch of luxe in their self care routine.
A Frederic Malle perfume is always on my wish list, but this set allows you to try some of the best scents before deciding on a bottle.
Whether it’s for you or your most frazzled friend, these aromatherapy oils are the perfect way to wind down every evening and turn your bathroom into the ultimate aroma zone.
Beauty editors swear by Augustinus Bader skincare, and this duo contains both The Cream and The Rich Cream—perfect for parched winter complexions.
Baccarat Rouge 540 has become Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s most iconic expensive-smelling scent, and this set has the fragrance, candle and body lotion.
Next up, see our edit of the best Christmas gifts for her.