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The Best Beauty Gift Sets for Every Type of Person in Your Life

They’re all under $100.

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Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons gift set Photo: Charlotte Tilbury

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Beauty makes a great gift, but the category’s very personal — some people hate red lipstick, or might be sensitive to a certain ingredient. But you don’t necessarily need to know your loved one’s skin type to choose the perfect beauty gifts. Are they interested in a certain type of art? Do they seem curious about what the hell snail slime does? Are they really snobby about their bathroom’s aesthetic? If so, you can find a beauty gift set for them.

During this time of year, tons of brands release gift sets of popular products or products that work really well together. The items included are often cheaper to buy as a collective package than if you bought each one individually, plus they come in incredible packaging. Sets are also a great way to try a brand without a full-size commitment, since many of them are made up of sizes that are bigger than a sample but smaller than the regular.

Here are 17 beauty sets, all under $100, for every weirdo in your life.


Nars x Man Ray Triangle Blush/Lipstick Set
Nars x Man Ray Triangle Blush/Lipstick Set ($24)

For your friend with a MoMA membership

Nars x Man Ray Triangle Blush/Lipstick Set ($24): This set, packed in a hard-to-wrap pyramid box adorned with Man Ray iconography, features a mini blush and lipstick. (There are several color combinations available.)


Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons gift set
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons Collection ($75)

For the person who loves watching award show red carpets

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons Collection ($75): Charlotte Tilbury has done makeup for pretty much every A-lister in Hollywood. This set includes mini sizes of her proprietary Magic Cream, a primer/luminizer hybrid, mascara, and pinky lipstick and lip liner.


Soko Glam Illuminate Gift Set
Soko Glam Illuminate Gift Set ($89)

For the person who’s sick of listening to you blather about K-beauty

Soko Glam Illuminate Gift Set ($89): This perfect K-beauty starter set includes a sheet mask, essence, sleeping pack, and eye cream. Your recipient will soon be evangelizing about K-beauty to all their friends. [Ed note: This is available starting December 1st.]


Laura Mercier The Iconics
Laura Mercier The Iconics ($95)

For the person who loves no-makeup makeup

Laura Mercier The Iconics ($95): Laura Mercier — queen of subtle, perfect makeup — is celebrating her 20th anniversary as a brand. This cute chest of drawers includes 12 of her best-sellers, like setting powder and foundation primer.

Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo
Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo ($85)

For the person who can’t figure out skincare

Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo ($85): Good Genes, an acid, and Luna Night Oil, a retinol in an oil base, provide the foundation of glowing skin. It’s a simple two-step routine from one of the hottest indie beauty brands out there.


Clinique Holiday Swag Set
Clinique Holiday Swag Set ($49.50)

For the person who still uses her mom’s Clinique products when she goes home

Clinique Holiday Swag Set ($49.50): This set includes tons of Clinique favorites both old and new, like Take the Day Off makeup remover and Pep Start eye cream.


Follain Sweet Dreams Gift Set
Follain Sweet Dreams Gift Set ($68)

For the person who needs to quit reading the news before bed

Follain Sweet Dreams Gift Set ($68): This relaxing set includes a bath elixir and an aromatherapy oil, which are perfect for the person who won’t stop checking Twitter at midnight.


Glamglow Supermud Set
Glamglow Supermud Set ($69)

For the person who complains about their combination skin

Glamglow Supermud Set ($69): No one does masks better than Glamglow. This set includes Supermud for acne, as well as three specialty masks good for firming, hydrating, and exfoliating.


Le Labo Discovery Set
Le Labo Discovery Set ($80)

For the person who’s never heard of Santal 33

Le Labo Discovery Set ($80): Your recipient can try every single scent in Le Labo’s collection, a favorite of fashion people. (Especially, yes, Santal 33.) The indie brand was recently acquired by Estée Lauder, so get in the know now before even more people start wearing it.


Claus Porto Guest Soap Box
Claus Porto Guest Soap Box ($22)

For the soap snob who also likes cute, small things

Claus Porto Guest Soap Box ($22): Looks like a box of cookies and smells like heaven. The plus here: You can try seven different chic scents without having to store a bunch of huge bars of soap in your bathroom.


Aesop Concord Gift Kit
Aesop Concord Gift Kit ($70)

For the minimalist

Aesop Concord Gift Kit ($70): Aesop’s gift sets are swathed in this pleasing geometric pattern. This one includes a Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, and Moisture Facial Hydrosol, which is a moisturizing spritz.


Diptyque Mini Candle Set
Diptyque Mini Candle Set ($75)

For literally anyone because it’s Diptyque, for god’s sake

Diptyque Mini Candle Set ($75): Five Diptyque mini candles, including the crowd-pleasing Feu de Bois.


Julep 12-Piece Mini Nail Set
Julep 12-Piece Mini Nail Set ($19.99)

For the person who likes quirky colors

Julep 12-Piece Mini Nail Set ($19.99): Your magpie friend will adore this set of 12 shimmery, jewel-like nail polish shades.


Disney x Kiehl’s Hydration Essentials
Disney x Kiehl’s Hydration Essentials ($29)

For people who love both Kiehl’s and Disney (probably more common than you think)

Disney x Kiehl’s Hydration Essentials ($29): Weird collab? Nah, this makes so, so much sense. This set contains minis of the brand’s favorites, like the Ultra Facial Cleanser, Cremede Corps, Lip Balm #1, Hand Salve, and Facial Cream.


Winky Lux ASOS Exclusive Holographic Lip Trio
Winky Lux ASOS Exclusive Holographic Lip Trio ($29)

For the teens

Winky Lux ASOS Exclusive Holographic Lip Trio ($29): No brand gets Gen Z better than Winky Lux, as evidenced by this shimmery three-piece lip set.


Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers Obento Box
Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers Obento Box ($59)

For people who love both form and function

Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers Obento Box ($59): This set is both beautifully packaged and great for you skin. It includes a mist, minis of the amazing Water Cream and Violet-C Radiance Mask, as well as a gold-flecked lip balm.


Tarte Limited Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set
Tarte Limited Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set ($59)

For the person who secretly loves Instagram beauty gurus

Tarte Limited Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set ($59): Catch your cousin checking Patrick Starr’s Instagram account? This set from the IG-favorite brand Tarte has everything you need for full Insta-glam (Facetune not included).

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