As much as we love our log cakes, Mariah Carey albums, and bottomless glasses of Baileys, Christmas can be stressful – not least because when you add it all up, it’s a super expensive time of the year.
With that said, it doesn’t always have to be. Enter beauty gift sets.
These festive gift sets typically contain bestsellers from brands and usually cost less than if you were to purchase the items on their own.
So, to make your shopping experience a little simpler this Christmas, we whipped out our calculators to see how much you really save from purchasing these limited edition holiday gift sets by brands like Nars, Benefit, Foreo and Fenty.
We also ranked these sets by how much money they’ll save you, so keep reading.
value for money christmas gift sets
Nars Riot Velvet Matte Lip Pencils
These lip pencils from Nars glide on like butter, last for ages and boast an impressive colour payoff. Plus, how can you resist the handy little pouch that comes with it?
Total cost of individual products: $152
The gift-set price: $75
You save: $77 (50%)
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Sugar
We all know a Benefit-obsessive and it doesn’t get much better this. This is a complete everyday makeup look in a set and it’s stuffed with all of their bestsellers – Roller Lash Mascara, The POREfessional Face Primer, Hoola Bronzing Powder and the High Beam Highlighter. All of this for under $80. Billy bargain. Actually, forget giving this one away. Keep it for yourself. We won’t judge.
Total cost of individual products: $141
The gift-set price: $77
You save: $64 (45%)
Aesop Contours of Discovery
Give the gift of self-care this season – or keep this set for yourself – especially since the holiday season can get pretty chaotic and stressful.
This set contains a Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Geranium Leaf Body Scrub and a Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser.
Total cost of individual products: $221
The gift-set price: $155
You save: $66 (30%)
Foreo Luna Mini 2 + Luna Play (Fuchsia) Gift Set
If you love your beauty gadgets, you will get a kick out of this gift set. There’s a normal sized everyday cleansing brush, and a matching teeny tiny one for travel.
These vibrating tools help to gently slough off dead skin and unclog pores to reveal glowy skin. Who doesn’t want that?
Total cost of individual products: $225
The gift-set price: $294
You save: $69 (23%)
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick 10-Piece Collection
If you’re still on the hunt for your signature lippy, a set like this, allows you to try (and try and try) before committing to just one.
Whether you are looking for a statement-making berry shade, or something more unexpected like violet or turquoise, each shade in this collection is designed to vibe with your skin tone. No more guesswork – just swipe on and go!
Total cost of individual products: $280
The gift-set price: $219
You save: $61 (22%)
L’Occitane Holiday Hand Cream Collection
Anyone who says hand creams are the worst gifts they have received for Christmas obviously haven’t set eyes on this lovely hand cream set.
This set of five hand creams is ideal for the friend who loves keeping her hands soft and hydrated, or you can split it up and give one to each girlfriend or colleague. The scents include verbena, almond, shea butter, rose and cherry blossom.
Total cost of individual products: $80
The gift-set price: $69
You save: $11 (14%)
Crabtree & Evelyn Punk Magnolia Pear & Pink Magnolia Rituals
Crabtree & Evelyn are known for their luxurious scented hand and body care products, which smell good enough to eat (even though you probably shouldn’t).
This set comes with a body wash, body soufflé and hand cream from the uplifting collection for an ultimate night of self-care.
Total cost of individual products: $111
The gift-set price: $98
You save: $13 (11%)
The Body Shop Ultimate Facial Mask Experience
You love a good face mask session and so do your BFFs, so why not give them what they want: a tonne of, well, masks.
This set of vegan masks includes the Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask, British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask, Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask, Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask and the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Mask.
These masks do everything from purifying to brightening, leaving you with gorgeous, glowing skin.
Total cost of individual products: $164.50
The gift-set price: $155
You save: $9.50 (6%)
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