Gift sets are great gifts for others (or yourself) because of the variety of the products you get for your dollars spent. We all love the feeling of the money working harder for us.
Another thing we love? Not having to yelp whenever water hits our paper cuts. Gift sets that look pretty enough alone means skipping the wrapping paper, or saving it for other gifts. Also considering the fact that the packaging probably won’t end up in the trash, unlike our festive wrapping paper, we’d say these treats are once again, worth every cent. They’re like the gifts that keep on giving!
So if you’re in a rush or you’re tired of spending time with short-lived wrapping paper, opt for these cute and pretty beauty gift sets will save you the hassle and time, but will still be as lovingly adorned.
Benefit Eye Love SF Set, $77
What’s inside: Full-size They’re Real! Mascara in jet back, full-size High Brow Highlight & Lift Pencil, mini-size The POREfessional, fun-size They’re Real! Tinted Primer
Why we love it: Its exterior is awfully cute and is a nice decorative piece to add to the makeup table. You also get a couple of full-size products which all give you on-fleek brows and fluttery eyelashes. So for $77, it’s a real bargain. Plus it comes with a crowd-favourite, The POREfessional, which gives you a smooth canvas to put makeup on, and keeps your skin mattified.
Available at Sephora online and in stores.
The Body Shop Frosted Plum Festive Set, $32
Photo: The Body Shop
What’s inside: Frosted Plum Shower Gel (60ml), Frosted Plum Body Scrub(50ml), Frosted Plum Body Butter (50ml), Frosted Plum Hand Cream (30ml)
Why we love it: First thing’s first, it looks really pretty and it’ll sit nicely under the Christmas tree until it’s time to drop it (quite literally) and get the goodies . When it opens the smell of plum and florals fills the air and invites you to explore the gifts. It’s a handy pack of four items, all of which have different uses so it’s perfect for pamper sessions when we can use them in and out of the shower.
Available at The Body Shop online and in stores.
Innisfree Winter Skincare Puzzle Collection, $44
What’s inside: Green Tea Seed serum, Green Tea sleeping pack, Green Tea mineral mist, Orchid enriched cream, Black Green Tea mask.
Why we love it: You can use it afterwards! This gift set comes as a book with a puzzle inside, with products that’ll hydrate, plump and moisturise your skin through these few cold weeks. The fact that it looks like a book and is like a hard wooden box means more storage for our beauty products. For $44, this set is a bargain so grab them while you can.
Available at innisfree stores.
Marc Jacobs The Night Owl Festive Cracker, $50
Photo: Marc Jacobs
What’s inside: Travel-size Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, travel-size Magic Marc-er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Blacquer, full-size Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in Noir.
Why we love it: It’s drop dead gorgrous. This festive cracker is so beautifully designed that it’s going nowhere near the dustbin once it’s been opened. Aesthetics aside, the gift set is completely worth the money - you get two eyeliners and a mascara all at $55. Plus it’s perfect for our travels. Now we can stop worrying about not having enough space in our makeup pouch!
Available at Sephora online and in stores
Fresh skincare cult classics $30 & pretty in pink lip gift $39
What’s inside: Soy Face Cleanser (50ml), Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy (2.2g), Tinted Lip Treatment with SPF 15 in Sugar Rose, Sugar Petal and Sugar Tulip.
Why we love it: There’s all you need to prep your lips for a kiss under the mistletoe. It focuses on your lips and for the price, it’s pretty worth it, considering you have three lip colours for different occasions. Plus, fresh’s gift box is classy and pretty enough to go sans wrapping paper. All you need to do, is pack in some delicious cookies to go with.
Available at fresh stores.
The Face Shop first serum specialist set $47.90
Photo: The Face Shop
What’s inside: The Therapy First Serum (200ml), The Therapy Essential Tonic Treatment (32ml), The Therapy Essential Formula Emulsion (32ml), The Therapy Cotton Pads (30 pieces)
Why we love it: The skincare set in gold-accented packaging is simply irresistible. It’s a basic kit you need to keep your skin as hydrated and youthful as ever. So if you know someone who wants the quickest skincare routine, gift them this. They’ll keep the box too since it’s just too pretty to be thrown away.
Available at THE FACE SHOP and THE FACE SHOP - Nature Collection stores.