The holiday season is officially here, and while it’s hard to believe it based on the unusually warm temps some parts of the country are seeing this week, it’s time to cross the last names off your shopping list. For all of the procrastinators out there (we’re all guilty of it at some point!), there are still lots of gift options out there that won’t require you to fork up the big bucks for expedited shipping. Read on for some of our favorite gift sets and other ideas for the beauty obsessed loved ones on your list. You can pick these up tonight before the big holiday party!
1. First up, Sephora carries tons of great gift sets for anyone on your list, and many of them are amazing values. Every year, they introduce their Sephora Favorites gift sets and they’re filled with their most popular items. A great one this year is the Sephora Favorites Beauty Closet set, which is valued at almost $300 but costs under $100!
It has 20+ sample sizes of primers, liners, moisturizers, mascaras and more – all from brands like bareMinerals, Josie Maran, Living Proof and Laura Mercier. The Sephora Collection also has some great sets, including the Beautiful Crush Blockbuster Palette, which has 128 eye, lip and cheek colors for just $35.
2. Aside from their own lines, you can also pick up gift sets from your favorite hair, beauty and skincare brands while you’re at Sephora. For skincare, try the NUDE Skincare Triple Skin Rescue set, which comes with three products that brighten, refine and renew your skin. Nice makeup brush sets also make great gifts, especially the hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Kanpeki Perfection Brush Set, a limited-edition, exclusive six-piece collector’s brush set in a keepsake Japanese box. Or if the recipient is looking forward to a healthier 2016, go with Hum Nutrition’s Red Hot Holidays Set, complete with their popular Red Carpet and Skinny Bird supplements, which together give you glowing skin and fuller, shinier hair, while also supporting weight loss.
3. Gift sets that come with one product in several different scents or colors also make great gifts. You can either give the entire set to one person for lots of variety, or you can break them up and give them as smaller gifts to more people. Just divide them up and tie a bow around them – perfect for colleagues or occasions where you have to give lots of people presents at once. The Bliss Brilliant Butters Body Butter Trio comes with three of their full-sized body butters, at just $35 for an $87 value. You can’t go wrong with lip gloss sets either, especially when they come with the popular bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie or Buxom Full-On lip glosses. Try the bareMinerals Tiny Treasures or Buxom Leave Your Mark sets.
4. Last, but certainly not least, we’ll leave you with the easiest option: a subscription to FabFitFun’s VIP Box. This quarterly box will arrive on the doorstep of your recipient’s home either once ($49.99) or four times a year ($179.99). Each box comes with $200 worth of beauty, fitness, home and other types of products – and the best part is they are all full-size.