The holiday season is an especially exciting time of year for every beauty buff out there, for it’s the one time of year when beauty gift sets roll out in all of their sparkly, pre-packed glory. If you’re unfamiliar with the beloved holiday beauty gift set, they are essentially bundled packs of a beauty brand’s star products that give you more for less through a discounted price or the addition of bonus products.
With so many options on the market, it can be hard to know where to start, or which ones are some of the best to look out for. I totally get it, so I’ve done the hard work for you. As a #SchickAmbassador and a skincare fanatic, this guide has a heavy focus on some of the best skincare-focused beauty gift sets that will help take care of everything from silky smooth legs (Schick alone has released 3 new Holiday Gift Packs for the season) to the ultimate face mask kit.
See below for my round up of 17 of the best holiday beauty gift sets of 2017!
1. Prada Les Infusions Iris
I know I’m not the only one out there who loves to receive a luxe perfume as a holiday gift from a loved one. Or heck, even as a treat to myself! Prada has yet to make an appearance on my perfume shelf, so this year one of my top gift set pics is this Prada Les Infusions Iris box that includes a perfume, body lotion and perfume roll-on.
Prada Les Infusions Iris retails for $175 and can be purchased at Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue.
2. Caudalie Les Essentiels Eclat
As a massive fan of French skincare brand, Caudalie, I not only had to include them in this list, but I had to include them twice! Why? Because I genuinely couldn’t choose between their Les Essentials Eclat and Le Trio Activator d’Eclat sets. These holiday gift sets are not only packaged beautifully with a festive motif, but the trio of products in each box will have your skin thanking you endlessly for the rest of the winter season.
Caudalie gift sets start at $62 on Caudalie.com
3. Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture Holiday Gift Set Pack
If you’re planning to build the ultimate home-spa gift pack for your beauty-loving bestie, top things off with this super affordable fun pack from Schick Intuition. Not only does it come complete with Schick Intuition razor (that allows you to lather and save in one easy step) and a pack of refills, but a a pair of cozy socks too!
Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture Holiday gift is available at a variety of retailers across Canada, with a price of $16.99.
4. YSL Beauty’s Dazzling Lights Edition
What would the holiday season be without an abundance of shimmer and sparkle? As a massive fan of YSL Beauty, I couldn’t be more excited about their new limited-edition ‘Dazzling Light Edition’ multi-use palette and lipstick. Not only is the packaging of these products fabulously festive with explosions of pink glitter featured on both, but the rich colours are perfect for the season’s busy party circuit.
Yves Saint Laurent Dazzling Lights Edition retails for $100 (palette) and $43 (lipstick) at Sephora
5. Tata’s Daily Essentials by Tata Harper
For the beauty who loves her skincare, and loves to travel, the Tata’s Daily Essentials kit by Tata Harper is probably one of the best gifts that you could possibly give to someone. Best known for her high quality 100% natural and non-toxic organic products, this gift set contains Tata’s daily skincare essentials for a complete regimen that will leave you with amazing skin.
Tata’s Daily Essentials by Tata Harper retails for $70 at The Detox Market
6. Fresh Picture Perfect Mask Set
As someone who loathes gift-wrapping, I’m always instantly attracted to anything that doesn’t require wrapping at all. the holiday 2017 gift sets by Fresh all feature whimsical illustrated patterns that are printed all over each box set, and are honestly too pretty to cover up. Of course the bonus is that they include incredible products by Fresh, and the Picture Perfect Mask Set provides a saving of $25.
The Fresh Picture Perfect Mask Set retails for $61 and is available at Sephora and Sephora.ca
7. L’Elixir Des Glaciers by Valmont
For the fanciest beauty buff on your list, you may want to consider surprising them with the luxurious ‘L’Elixir Des Glaciers’ skincare range by Valmont. With product prices starting at $130 for their eye makeup remover to $690 for their ‘Serum Precieux’, this gift may not last a lifetime, but it’s one that won’t soon be forgotten.
Valmont products can be purchased at the spa at The Adelaide Hotel in Toronto
8. Pure Comfort by Aveda
Here’s another gift set that comes wrapped and ready to go thanks to Aveda, with each box set wrapped with love in handmade lokta bark paper from Nepal. Although they have a wide variety of gift sets available this year for everyone on your list, my personal favourite is the Pure Comfort set that features the Candrima body moisturizer, Candrima creme cleansing oil and Candrima body polish.
Pure Comfort by Aveda retails for $49 at Aveda stores.
9. Schick Hydro Silk Gift Set Pack
Everyone’s got their preferred type of razor and the Schick Hydro Silk happens to be mine. Why? Because with 5 blades surrounded by the Hydra-Boost Serum, it gets the closest, smoothest shave while still caring for your skin. This gift pack by Schick is obviously another to consider for building that perfect home-spa gift basket for that special someone.
The Schick Hydro Silk Gift Set Pack is available at a variety of retailers across Canada, with a price of $16.99
10. GLAMGLOW Let It Glow! DREAMDUO Set
Discovering GLAMGLOW legit changed my life. Seriously, these incredible face masks are the best I have ever used, and they deliver results that are on another level. I would be over the moon to receive a GLAMGLOW gift set, and I’m sure any other skincare freak out there would too. the Let It Glow! set features a 50ml DREAMDUO Overnight Transforming Treatment, 15ml YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment and 15ml GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment. Valued at $117, this set saves you nearly $50!
GLAMGLOW Let It Glow! Dreamduo Set retails for $69 at Sephora
11. Shu Uemura x Super Mario Holiday Collection
Now, haircare cannot be forgotten over the holiday season, which is why my top hair care gift set comes straight from the Shu Uemura x Super Mario Holiday Collection. This one’s for the beauty fan who fans just as hard for Super Mario, natch, and you’ll want to grab what you can while supplies last because this collection is limited edition and super collectible. My top pics? The Cleansing Oil Shampoo & Conditioner, Super Mario Master Wax and Essence Absolue nourishing protective oil.
She Uemura x Super Mario prices start at $28 on ShuUemura.ca
12. The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set
As a serious lover of lipsticks, people often ask me what my favourite brand is to wear. The answer is easy: Bite Beauty. Not only does Bite Beauty offer an incredible selection, but their products are all made right here in Canada without the use of parabens, sulphates and phthalates. Don’t miss out on their limited edition holiday set that features a perfectly curated collection of four deluxe-sized Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in a festive red tin.
Bite Beauty Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set retails for $29 (value $68) at Sephora
13. The Yves Rocher Advent Calendar
You’re never too old to enjoy an advent calendar, especially if it’s one that’s full of great beauty products! This year the one that tops my list is the 2017 Yves Rocher Advent Calendar that surprises you for 24 days straight with makeup, skin and body care, and perfume products. Not only does this adorable gift idea look pretty, but it’s made from sustainably manage forests that are 100% recyclable.
The 2017 Yves Rocher Advent Calendar retails fro $59 and is available at YvesRocher.ca
14. Burt’s Bees Face Essentials
A classic favourite of natural beauty lovers everywhere, Burt’s Bees never disappoints when it comes to their holiday gift set selection. This year is no different and although it was very hard to choose just one, my top pick is the Burt’s Bees Face Essentials. This fabulous gift set comes complete with a Coconut & Pear lip balm, facial cleansing towelettes with white tea extract, soap and bark deep cleansing cream, and their peak and willow bark deep pore scrub. Hard to believe you get it all for just $22.99, isn’t it?
The Burt’s Bees Face Essentials gift set retails for $22.99 at national grocery, drug and mass retailers.
15. Consonant Skincare’s Skin Renewal Set
If you happen to be looking for a smaller gift set with a local tie (especially for those who love to spend time outdoors during the winter) look no further than Toronto-based Consonant Skincare’s 100% Natural High-Performance Skin Renewal Set. Valued at $70, this $33 kit contains their Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream for Dry Skin, Maximumum Glycolic Meta Serum and HydrExtreme that’s all neatly packaged in adorable container that’s perfect for popping into any stocking.
The Consonant Skincare Skin Renewal Set retails for $33 and is available at ConsonantSkincare.com
16. Cle de Peau Nail Lacquer Trio
This year, Cle de Peau Beaute collaborated with painter Kathe Graga to help create the exquisite packaging of the new “Nuit de Chine” collection that features beautiful Chinoiserie motifs. For a luxe stocking stuffer idea, pick up their Nail Lacquer Trio set that includes a beautiful deep red, gold shimmer and dark grey that will just as good worn together as on their own.
Cle de Peau Nail Lacquer Trio set retails for $85 at Holt Renfrew, Saks and Nordstrom.
17. Schick Hydro 5 Holiday Gift Pack
Last but not least is the Schick Hydro 5 gift set pack for that special man in your life, or the woman who prefers a shave designed for the boys (I know you’re out there). This mega set comes complete with a Schick Hydro 5 razor, Edge Sensitive Skin Shave Gel, refill cartridges and a 11-in-1 stainless steel multi-tool. My boyfriend has already added this to his xmas wish list.
The Schick Hydro 5 Holiday Gift Pack is available at a variety of retailers across Canada, with a price of $16.99
Happy Holidays Everyone!