December 2, 2019

Christmas Gift Guide: The Gift Set Edit

Christmas beauty gift sets

This Gift Guide is always one of my favourite to write at Christmas because as a beauty lover, it’s the best type of gift to stock up! A good gift set will offer great value for money and something a little extra too! So here’s my guide to all the best Christmas beauty gift sets this year…

When it comes to Christmas beauty gift sets, there’s so much choice. And I tend to really stock up on them because you’ll find all your favourite products come with a.) money off and b.) extra products to add to your collection. So a good gift set is the best value way of keeping your beauty collection stocked up past the festive season. You’ll find versions for make up, skincare and perfume…and so much more. Here’s my definitive guide to this years best Christmas beauty gift sets to help save you some time and know you’re still giving a great gift…

Under £30

Ren Atlantic Kelp Hand Care Duo Gift Set – £25

I’ve said it so many times this year, but REN are a brand doing amazing things and one that have really impressed me. They’re working to be fully sustainable by 2020 and it’s refreshing to see a beauty brand actively putting measures in place to achieve this. So naturally their Christmas offerings were going to feature here! And this Atlantic Kelp Hand Care Duo Gift Set is a wonderful place to start if you’re shopping the brand Containing some of their lovely Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium hand wash and hand lotion, it’s an energising range of products that I’ve used so many times this year – it’s a bit like a shot of coffee for the skin. Plus they’ll make any bathroom sink look super snazzy and the packaging is lovely as well.

Ren Atlantic Kelp Hand Care Duo Gift Set

Molton Brown Hand Cream Trio – £22.50

You can’t beat Molton Brown on Christmas morning, can you? And this lovely Hand Cream Gift Set is a really versatile option in the Christmas beauty gift sets arena. Who couldn’t use and enjoy a good hand cream? Especially come Christmas when it’s even colder and skin can get dry and cracked. The set features three 40ml hand creams in different scents including the stunning Alba White Truffle Hand Treatment, which is more of a deep/intense version and it smells absolutely divine. If you know someone who always carries hand cream around in their bag, they’ll love the three options to pick from in this set.

Molton Brown Hand Cream Trio

Under £50

Alpha H Liquid Gold Holiday Duo – £38.50

If you know someone who appreciates good skincare and loves to cleanse their skin, then this Alpha H Liquid Gold Holiday Duo would be perfect. Never before has the original and the limited edition Rose Liquid Gold been available in full size together, so it’s pretty special and everyone knows it’s a cult status product, right? The Alpha-H Liquid Gold has taken the beauty world by storm in recent years as it offers deep cleansing at home – the level of which you could only previously achieve in salons. An acid-type product, it offers a deep pore exfoliating type of clean to ensure skin is oil-free and as radiant as possible. If you know someone who’s serious about their skincare then this is a must have set this Christmas.

Alpha H Liquid Gold Holiday Duo - Christmas beauty gifts sets

Origins Ginger Joy – £38

If you’re looking for Christmas beauty gift sets that are warming this chilly December, then the Origins Ginger Joy set is perfect for you. Containing four best-selling products in the Ginger range, it’s a bath and body lovers dream – and the ginger scent that’s carried throughout all the products means it smells beautiful and makes you feel warm instantly. The set includes a huge 50ml of the fragrance and then a 10ml matching roller ball so you can keep the travel size in your handbag and leave the full size at home. There’s also a delicious Whipped Body Cream which has the most lovely and bouncy texture, and a lovely everyday body wash for your morning bath or shower. I love this scent, it’s alluring and warm – with a little bit of spice for good measure. This is a great gift for fragrance and body care lovers.

Origins Ginger Joy
Christmas beauty gift sets 2019

Emma Hardie Brightening Collection – £50

I absolutely love the Emma Hardie Christmas Gift Sets, they’re some of my favourites to see at this time of year. And the Brightening Collection is a great place to start if you’re buying for someone who’s not tried the brand or someone who’s already a huge fan. There’s all of the everyday favourites from the range, inducing a full 50ml size of the Moringa Cleansing Balm which is an amazing way of cleansing your skin thoroughly without causing irritation. There’s also a pot of the Rosehip Seeds which can be added directly to the balm to create an exfoliating treatment instantly and you control how much you add so it’s personal to you. There’s also a Vitamin C Daily cream, a cloth for the cleanser and a great travel size of their Detox Clay Mask for a winter pamper. It’s a wonderful all-rounder.

Emma Hardie Brightening Collection

Under £75

L’Occitane Almond Collection – £59

You can’t beat the L’Occitane Christmas Gift sets and this year is no different. My current favourite would have to be the Almond Body Care Collection as it’s one of my favourite ranges from L’Occitane and smells divine. The set includes the amazing Shower Oil which is the most nourishing in-shower product I’ve had, it instantly eases dry patches on my hands and legs and there’s a full size of the matching Milk Concentrate. If you’ve never used this, you’ll love it! It’s one of those wonder products that firms and smooths the skin with regular use and it’s gentle enough so that even those with sensitive skin can enjoy it. It helps to promote elasticity within the skin so you’ll feel better about it within a few short weeks. The set also contains a hand cream and soap to match so it’s great if you’re a fan of the Almond range.

L'Occitane Almond Collection
Christmas beauty gift sets from L'Occitane

Decleor Infinite Glow Green Mandarin Set – £58

If you’re looking to boost your natural glow, or give a gift that can do that for someone else, then one of the Christmas beauty gift sets for you would be the Decleor Inifinite Glow Green Mandarin Set. Keeping things festive with mandarins, this range all contains the wonder-fruit and jasmine absolute to create a trio of products to help skin glow more naturally this winter. The set includes an oil-serum which is perfect for the night-time before you go to bed as skin looks so much brighter in the mornings, and there’s a full size Sun Kissed Cream which is a great everyday moisuriser that gradually gives the skin a bronze glow. And finally a matching eye cream to complete, which is also full size. I love sets that have a good day cream and eye cream partner within them, they the best value for money and this range will transform dull and lacklustre skin this Christmas.

Christmas Beauty Gift Sets
Decleor Infinite Glow Green Mandarin Set

Under £100

Image Skincare Beauty Sleep Set – £99

If you’re a fan of American skincare brand Image Skincare then you’ll likely LOVE their Beauty Sleep Collection which is everything you need to wake up restored, refreshed and feeling good about your skin. This set contains hero products from Image which will cover all of your skincare bases while you sleep, so all you have to worry about is sweet dreams! The set contains their MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser and Vital C serum which are both great choices for your everyday skincare if you’re worried about the signs of ageing. There’s also the Vital C Overnight face mask and two sheet masks to use as well as the sweetest eye mask to help you sleep. Overnight face masks are one of my favourite type of skincare products and I can vouch for how much brighter and more glowy my skin looks after using this!

Image Skincare Beauty Sleep Set
Image Skincare Beauty Sleep Set Review

Dermalogica Duo – £86.50

Dermalogica lovers will really appreciate one of their Christmas beauty gift sets this year, especially if it’s this duo of products including the Thermafoliant Body Scrub and Phyto Replenish Body Oil. Between these two full sized products you’ve got everything needed for a luxury bath time pamper that will leave skin feeling the softest they’ve felt. Great if you have dry skin or feel like you need a full-body cleanse. The Body Scrub helps remove all traces and build up (great if you use fake tan products a lot!) and then the Body Oil helps to keep things soft and nourished without drying out. It’s a little touch of luxury for winter bath times.

Christmas beauty gift sets from Dermalogica

Omorovicza Replenish & Restore Collection – £95

I adore Omorovicza products, they’re one of the best brands for that touch of facial luxury that you won’t find in many brands. I’ve fallen in love with their Replenish & Restore Collection because I feel it ticks every box for those who appreciate proper skincare and love a bit of premium beauty under their Christmas tree. Containing my favourite, their Miracle Facial Oil which contains a more natural alternative to retinol, it’s done wonders for me and I’ve only been using a small sample of it, so the full 30ml size included here will last you months. It’s really given me a glowy radiance that’s improved my confidence and the set also contains a great night cream to help continue the good skincare work overnight while you sleep. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a toning type product, their Omoressence which is great for anti-ageing.

Omorovicza Replenish & Restore Collection
Omorovicza Replenish & Restore Collection Review

Espa The Optimal Collection – £80

If you’re looking for a spa-type brand to give as a gift this Christmas then consider Espa The Optimal Collection as a great choice. The Optimal Skin range is the best-selling collection from the brand and this trio contains the three-step system to get you through everyday skincare for the aromatherapy lovers among you. Included is a 100ml of the cleanser which is nice and gentle, a 55ml of the moisturiser which is great for day time and night time alike, and the 30ml ProSerum which is great I find when applied with a jade roller before bed. The three offer high performance and beautifully scented products thanks to their aromatherapy blends and it’s a guaranteed way to give a luxury pampering skincare gift.

Espa The Optimal Collection

Algenist Secrets of Algae Kit – £90

Worth over a whopping £154, but costing £90 this Secrets of Algae Set is the way to go if you want to give someone a great skincare gift this Christmas. You may not have heard of Algenist but once you try their products, you’ll not look back. And they make a bold claim with this trio: within 10 days you’ll see a difference in your skin – pretty strong right? The set contains Liquid Collagen, Anti-Ageing Cream and Eye Renewal Balm so I’d recommend this one for the over 40’s who take anti-ageing skincare seriously and expect results. If you want a quick-fix for your skincare then this set would be the way to go, and who wouldn’t want to receive the gift of great skin?

Algenist Secrets of Algae Kit

Drunk Elephant Shelf Control Kit – £82

One of my favourite and most-used skincare brands this year is Drunk Elephant who have blown me away with their products. I now use a lot of their range in my daily regime and for quite a few months it was all I would use religiously. Containing non of the ‘nasties’ that skincare can contain (silicones etc) this Shelf Control Set promises to restore skin and give it what it needs with a more natural approach of five basic ingredients. And this gift set contains all of the items to cover your day and night skincare together. Including the LalaRetro Whipped Cream – a favourite daily and nightly moisturiser of mine and the Night Serum which I’ve used religiously all year. There’s also the cleanser, Facial Oil and Eye Cream so you really will have all your bases covered within this gorgeous looking vault.

Drunk Elephant Shelf Control Kit
Drunk Elephant Shelf Control Kit Review

So guys, there we have the definitive to guide to this year’s very best Christmas beauty gift sets! I hope you’ve found some shopping inspiration here and some bits to add to your own wish-list and ask Santa to leave under your tree. There’s no shortage of gift sets this year so I wanted to help narrow down by budget to help you guys shop quicker and give a better gift. And hopefully that’s been useful!

Let me know what you have your eyes on!

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12 comments so far.

12 responses to “Christmas Gift Guide: The Gift Set Edit”

  1. katy gilroy says:

    ooooh the Drunk Elephant gift set sounds absolutely amazing!!!!! dying to try their stuff so that would be perfect for me haha x

  2. I love a gift set, they make such great gifts. These all look amazing x

  3. Gift sets are always a great idea. It’s nice to give someone something with a little selection in I think. I always pick a few beauty ones up each year xx

    Tiffany x

  4. The Decleor set looks fab! It’s one of my favourite skincare brands! Xx

  5. Can’t go wrong with Molton brown!! x

  6. Boxnip says:

    Some great gift sets! 🙂

    Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip || Latest Post

  7. ofbeautyand says:

    There are so many of these gift sets that I want x

  8. I really want to try Alpha H!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  9. Erin says:

    The origins ginger collection is incredible! I love the scent, it’s amazing!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  10. glowsteady says:

    I love these sets but they always end up in the gifts for me (oops) pile instead. I’m a huge Ren fan, so that one would be great as a stocking filler. Omorovicza and DE for me though…x

  11. I can dream about the drunk elephant one!

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