This holiday season, I wanted to really take my time before giving you the list of all my skincare gift set recommendations. Last season, I went with a color-coordination theme for gifting which was fun but perhaps not as actionable as this holiday skincare gift guide. This time around, I had the opportunity to test for a few months a lot of different skincare kits and only wanted to recommend you the ones that I had a good use of. Whether you are picking a gift for someone special or trying to save money by investing in skincare sets it’s a handy guide to have on hand when trying to make up your mind among so many amazing options.
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask // I gifted this lip mask a few times already and everyone who ever tried it seems to be hooked ever since. If you or someone you know struggle with chapped lips, this rich and yummy smelling cream mask will change their life. In fact, it changed mine to the point that I wear this mask as a daytime lip balm every single day.
TATCHA Limited Edition Dewy Skin Mist // This luxurious mist will make a great gift for anyone who loves makeup and dewy-looking skin. Whether you apply it as a primer or setting spray, you will immediately notice how much more radiant your skin looks. Oh yes, Tatcha is an all-natural brand!
By Terry Baume de Rose Ornament // Ever since I received a sample of this lip balm in my Space NK gift with purchase bag, I’ve been obsessed! The balm smells like roses and immediately hydrates my lips to make them juicy, not sticky. It feels so luxurious that I personally couldn’t stop using it!
LANEIGE Hydrating Trial Kit // At this point of my life, I used two of these sets. First time during my last trip to Paris and then after my bestie Mariann brought me one as a gift from Korea. Having a dehydrated acne-prone skin, I noticed how effectively all the products work together. It was also the set that helped me to discover my favorite sleeping mask by Laneige.
TOCCA Voloce Hand Cream Duo // This holiday season, I can’t stop obsessing with the Cleopatra scent by Tocca. I wear it as a perfume, I burn Cleopatra candles, I cover myself in Cleopatra hand lotion. No wonder I’m excited to recommend you this hand lotion set. You have a deluxe sample of three beautifully scented hand lotions – all framed in the cutest gift set. How adorable!
ERNO LASZLO White Marble Double Cleanse Travel Set // At this point of my life, I used up two of these travel-friendly sets – and I want more! There is something incredibly soft and smoothening about the formula of this cleansing duo that my skin adores. I also love the presentation – a pretty plastic case that looks pretty on any vanity.
Eve Lom On The Go Cleanse // I see that a lot of people recommend classic Eve Lom cleansing balm sets, but I prefer this mask and foam cleanser set. For starters, Rescue Mask is one of my go-to masks for acne-prone skin that I use every single week. And the new cleanser formula is perfect for any skin type, including sensitive.
GLOW RECIPE Limited Edition Watermelon Jelly Tote Set // Many of my friends end up getting this set not only for skincare, but for a bag it comes with. One of my closest friends Nancy swears that she receives more compliments on this free tote than her limited-edition Chanel bags! Considering the price (and how yummy all the products smell), it’s a great “gift to impress” kind of option!
KIEHL’S SINCE 1851 Mighty Moisture // If you have someone you don’t know what to gift, definitely pick this one! Everyone (men included!) love Kiehl’s and they all can use every single item that comes in this gift set. Body lotion, lip and hand balms, gentle cleanser and a face cream mini – there are no fillers in this set, handy and well-used products only.
BELIEF Merry Merry Moisturizers // Everyone struggles with winter skin and this skincare gift set is a perfect solution for all your winter skin problems. I loved every single product from this set and continue using the face cream for months and months – so I can’t recommend this set enough!
PETER THOMAS ROTH Mask Fenzy // If you are a face mask fanatic, you cannot skip on this set. Not only it includes all of the best-selling PTR masks in medium (not sample!) size jars, it’s such a great value for the price! I tried all except one mask in the set and I have only positive to say about it. In fact, comparing this set to other holiday mask offerings, I have to say that it’s by far the best value for the buck!
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleanse & Glow Gift Duo // This (and every!) holiday season Elemis has a lot of exciting gift sets to pick from, but I particularly love this one. Not only it includes my favorite cleansing balm that I use every single day, but also a gorgeous candle. You can’t go wrong with candles for the holidays so it’s a lovely option if you want to gift something beautiful but don’t know the person’s skin type. Cleansing balm works for all skin types and the candle is such a beautiful addition to this cult-favorite skincare product.
OMOROVICZA Christmas Intro Set // Whether you are looking for yourself or a gift, the value of this skincare set is simply amazing! Valued at $220, this $95 set is a great introduction to the famous Hungarian skincare brand that everyone keeps raving about. I tested and loved every single product from this holiday kit except the emulsion and I was impressed. It’s definitely a great option to consider.
CLAUS PORTO Deco Mini Soap Collection // To be honest, I’ve never heard of this famous Portuguese brand until they opened a boutique in Manhattan. But once I got introduced, I truly fell for the design and quality of the products. I feel that this art-lover-friendly gift set will be a perfect gift for anyone on your list!
AMOREPACIFIC Time Response Traveling Icons Collection // I took this set with me on a cruise and it was a truly perfect travel kit. Not only I had a chance to test some of the new for me products (at this point, I was already hooked on their eye and face creams) but also explore the best-selling items that have been always on my list. Guys, when people swear by Amore Pacific Cleansing Oil and Foam Cleanser, they do it for a reason! I ended up using every single drop of each when I came back home from vacation – these are SO good!
FRESH Black Tea Firming Set // That’s the exact set I’ll be gifting to my mom this holiday season and I know that she will be thrilled to receive and use it. Not only this set includes all of her favorites but also the latest launch (Black Tea Firming Corset Cream) that she always wanted to try. The gift set is valued at $157 and you can get it already beautifully packaged for a little over $100.
MDNA SKIN The Beauty Roller // If you didn’t catch it on my Instagram yet, I’m obsessed with this beauty tool and have been using it for months now. It’s great for a lymphatic drainage and for tightening your skin in general. Whether you are using it with a face oil or serum, you will notice the results immediately (de-puffing) and through the time (sculpting).
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There you have it: some of the most loved skincare products that you can get in a set this holiday season. I hope this list was helpful and you were able to make up your mind on what to purchase. Stay tuned as the post on the best holiday makeup gift sets is coming up later this week!