The Best Beauty Gifts Sets, From Skincare Favorites to Designer Perfumes

Shop the best beauty gifts sets from Ilia, Le Labo, Charlotte Tilbury, and more.

Shopping for the TikTok-trend-following, beauty-obsessed person in your life is simultaneously the hardest and easiest task of the holiday season. While you know for certain they’d be happy with something from

Sephora

,

Ulta

, or the beauty section at

Nordstrom

, you have no idea what they need — or what they’d actually use. Of course, you could always buy them their regular go-to face cream, but what if they want to try something new?

Enter the beauty gift set, the solution to this dilemma and the ideal present for the person in your life who finds joy in all things makeup, skincare, and perfume. Most gift sets come with smaller versions of bestsellers (usually under 4 ounces), so they’re great for trying new brands or having travel sizes of tried-and-true products on hand. And no, we won’t blame you if you buy one or two gift sets for yourself.

Leading up to the holidays, we searched the internet for the best beauty gift sets of 2023 — from mini versions of designer perfumes to complete skincare routines with glowing reviews. Scroll on to discover our favorites.

Best Perfume Gift Sets

Gucci Mini Gorgeous Gardenia and Gorgeous Magnolia Perfume Set, $35 at Sephora

It may be cold now, but spring follows closely behind the holidays. With the Gucci mini perfume set — which comes with a small bottle each of Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum and Gucci Flora Gorgeous Magnolia Eau de Parfum — they’ll be able to start testing out a fresh new scent for the upcoming season.

Chloé 3-Piece Eau de Parfum Gift Set, $171 at Macy's

Chloé says this scent was created for “free spirits with an innate sense of chic,” so if that describes someone special in your life, get them this. The set comes with a 2.5-ounce eau de parfum, a 3.3-ounce body lotion, and a small pen spray. The three options ensure the gift recipient will be able to take the floral smell with them wherever they go.

Jo Malone London Cologne Discovery Set, $20 at Sephora

If your best friend is a fan of Sofia Richie Grainge’s style and overall aesthetic, then she’ll appreciate this Jo Malone London Cologne Discovery Set. It comes with five trial-sized colognes, including Wood Sage & Sea Salt, which Sofia deemed her “signature scent” in an Instagram post earlier this year. 

Sephora Favorites Travel Spray Perfume Discovery Set, $30 at Sephora

If you’re really lost on what to get them, you can gift them this discovery set, which has itty-bitty versions of Sephora’s bestselling scents from the likes of Prada, Carolina Herrera and Valentino. Then once she picks her favorite, she can trade in a certificate for a free full travel-sized version of her favorite. If she’s a globetrotting kind of girl, she’ll love this.

Le Labo Eau de Parfum Discovery Set, $85 at Nordstrom

Santal 33 may be one of the most well-known Le Labo scents, but it’s far from the only gorgeous-smelling perfume the New York brand offers. In this particular set, four fragrances come in 0.17-ounce bottles, and the aforementioned favorite is joined by Thé Noir 29, Thé Matcha 26, and AnOther 13.

Best Makeup Gift Sets

Ilia Minis For Any Mood Gift Set, $38 at Nordstrom

Ilia is the no-makeup makeup girl’s best friend — and they’re going to be obsessed with the Minis For Any Mood Gift Set. Inside, they’ll find all of the brand favorites, from the Mini Limitless Lash Mascara to the Mini Multi-Stick in Whisper. Just a heads-up, though: You may also want to get this one for yourself.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek MVPs Cream Blush Stick Set, $25 at Sephora

Blush is having a moment right now, making this super-easy cream blush set from Milk a perfect stocking stuffer. Available in both matte and shimmer shades, the dusty rose color is flattering on just about everyone. You can use them as lipsticks too!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk On the Go Kit, $54 at Nordstrom

This one’s for the friend who keeps talking about upgrading their makeup routine but complains they don’t know what to buy. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk On the Go Kit comes with all the essentials for a perfected look — including the Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand, Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk, Rock 'n' Kohl Eyeliner, and the Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara.

Westman Atelier The Good Skin Edition Makeup Set, $173 at Nordstrom

If you’re shopping for a minimalist with exquisite taste, look no further than Westman Atelier’s Good Skin Edition Makeup Set. Each of the three multi-purpose products — the Super Loaded Tinted Highlight, Baby Cheeks Blush Stick, and Lit Up Highlight Stick — can be used to create a warm, lit-from-within kind of look, one that withstands all trends and seasons.

Fenty Snackz by Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Fam Faves Eye, Lip & Highlighter Set, $38 at Target

Everything about this Fenty Beauty gift set is fabulous. The Gloss Bomb Mini Universal Lip Luminizer and the Killawatt Mini Freestyle Highlighter are certainly shiny, shimmery showstoppers, but the full-size Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara is the true cherry on top.

Best Skincare Gift Sets

Tula Skincare Essentials Routine Kit, $148 at Tula

Anyone who frequently finds themself on a plane — or struggling to pack all of their toiletries for a trip — will be head over heels for the Tula Skincare Essentials Routine Kit. Deemed by one shopper as a “great one-stop shop,” the kit comes with a purifying face cleanser, exfoliating sugar scrub, face moisturizer, primer, eye balm, and cosmetic bag.

Dermalogica Best Cleanse + Glow Set, $109 at Dermalogica

Most skincare kits come with mini sizes of their top sellers; not this one from Dermalogica. The Best Cleanse + Glow Set comes with full-sized bottles of the Daily Microfoliant, Special Cleansing Gel, and Precleanse cleansing oil. Think of it as the perfect present for someone who wants to enter 2024 feeling refreshed and ready for a brand new year.

Glow Recipe Fruit Babies Bestsellers Kit, $38 at Sephora

You know your sister watches Mikayla Nogueira’s TikTok videos, so she’ll be overjoyed to receive some of the items the beauty influencer has raved about in the past. One shopper confirmed the hype, saying the products in this kit — yes, it includes the famous Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops — left their skin “hydrated, plump, [and] bouncy.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Iconic Magic Skin Duo, $105 at Sephora

Sometimes simple, straightforward skincare is the best, and that’s what you’ll find in the Charlotte's Iconic Magic Skin Duo set from Charlotte Tilbury. Your mom or aunt might be wary of trying new products, but there’s a good chance they’ll fall for the highly-rated Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir and Charlotte’s Magic Cream moisturizer — just don’t be surprised when they blame you for getting them hooked.

Drunk Elephant The Littles Skincare Travel Set, $74 at Sephora

You can’t go wrong by gifting this Drunk Elephant skincare gift set to all of your favorite people, especially if they spend most of their time in the air or on the go. The set includes six travel-friendly products for cleansing, exfoliating, brightening, and hydrating the skin — and, according to one reviewer, the small bottles are “supposed to last for about a month,” but they “definitely [exceed] that” time frame.


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Lydia Mansel

LYDIA MANSEL

Lydia Mansel is a travel and lifestyle writer with bylines in Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, InStyle, Real Simple, Garden & Gun, and People Magazine, among others. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary and has lived up and down the East Coast — but she spends the majority of her time in the South or in the air.