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The holidays present the perfect time to snap up a beauty or self-care gift set. Most, if not all, brands put together a sweet seasonal bundle of goodies — often at a savings off the regular retail price.
Whether you’re gifting for a friend, colleague, loved one — or yourself — here are 25 limited-edition gift sets, from budget buys to luxury finds, worth wrapping up this holiday season.
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The gift: Amika Smooth Talker Double Agent Straightening Blow Dry Brush Hair Set
A perfect gift for the hair obsessed, this set features five products, plus a Double Agent 2-in-1 Straightening Blow Dryer Brush. Billed as being suitable for all hair types — from straight to curly and fine to thick — the bundle includes a Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo, The Kure Bond Repair Shampoo for Damaged Hair, The Kure Bond Repair Conditioner for Damaged Hair, Flash Instant Shine Hair Gloss Mask, and The Wizard Detangling Hair Primer.
$195 | Sephora, sephora.ca
The gift: Armani Beauty Advent Calendar
Beauty advent calendars are a gift that keeps on giving. And this option from Armani Beauty is no exception. The set features 24 Armani Beauty “icons” including a few full-sized makeup finds, fragrance samples and skincare. Packaged in a red-and-gold box with a number to count down each day until Christmas, the range includes favourites such as Lip Maestro #400, Eyes To Kill Classico Eyeliner #1, Sì Passione Eclat De Parfum, Eyes To Kill Classico Mascara and more.
$500 | Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com
The gift: Benefit Cosmetics Jolly Brow Bunch
Give the gift of good brow game with this set from Benefit Cosmetics. Featuring three full-sized products, the kit promises to provide “natural-looking” brows that last through every seasonal soiree. The gift set includes the bestselling Precisely, My Brow Pencil, Gimme Brow+ tinted eyebrow gel, and 24-HR Brow Setter clear gel. Pretty much everything needed to perfectly define and set brows.
$48 | Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca
The gift: Caudalie Premier Cru Anti-Aging Set
From the French skincare brand Caudalie, this gift set sees the brand’s luxe Premier Cru Anti Aging Cream Moisturizer paired with two mini additions: the Premier Cru Anti-Aging Serum and Premier Cru Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream. Featuring Viniferine, hyaluronic acid and tightening sugars, the product range targets eight signs of aging through its patented TET8 technology.
$149 | Caudalie.com
The gift: Chanel Sublimage Le Coffret Extraits
Truly a sublime skincare gift set, this luxurious set features the French brand’s Sublimage L’Extrait and Sublimage L’Extrait de Crème packaged in a stunning keepsake black-and-gold lacquered box. Featuring Vanilla Planifolia as its skin-smoothing power ingredient, this luxurious gift set aims to boost skin’s overall radiance, smoothness, tone and texture. Plus, the box will look fabulous as a jewelry box or keepsake holder once the last drop of the products has been used up.
$970 | Chanel.com
The gift: Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Superstar Glow Kit
The Beauty Light Wands from Charlotte Tilbury’s beauty brand are fast favourites with many beauty fans, which makes them often sold out. Gift the goodies in a mini tube formate with this Superstar Glow Kit, featuring two shades of the gel highlighter product, Spotlight and Pinkgasm. The duo are sure to have all who receive them sparking and shining this holiday season — and beyond.
$42 | Charlottetilbury.com
The gift: Cheekbone Beauty Winter Stories Gift Set
A perfect set for the makeup minimalist who’s looking for the perfect glow, this combination from the Ontario-headquartered brand Cheekbone Beauty features a Moonlight Lip Shimmer along with a Starlight Illuminating Primer Stick. Featuring a blend of jojoba, apricot and castor oil, the lip shimmer hydrates lips while providing a “universal neutral” tint. The primer stick offers a vegan and clean formula that provides a “lit-from-within” glow.
$70 | Cheekbonebeauty.com
The gift: Dior Rouge Dior Minaudiere Limited Edition
As much a fashion find as it is a beauty offering, this gift set from the House of Dior features an engraved lipstick case, along with three refills in four stylish shades, packaged with a lipstick holder and a chic minaudière clutch. The holder, along with the hard-sided clutch, feature a detachable long gold-hued chain so they can be worn over the shoulder as well as in hand.
$299 | Dior.com
The gift: Diptyque Mini Candle Set
Like a sampler set of bestselling scents from the French brand Diptyque, this special holiday set features five tried-and- true favourites in miniature form. The aptly named Mini Candle Set features the berry-scented Baies candle, rose-inspired Roses Candle, fig-forward Figuier Candle, warm and amber-y Ambrer Candle, and the white floral Tubéreuse Candle.
$128 | Nordstrom, nordstrom.ca
The gift: Drunk Elephant All Protinis Great and Small Moisturizer Duo
Gift a set of skincare saviours with this duo from Drunk Elephant. Featuring both a full and travel-sized version of the popular Protini Polypeptide Cream moisturizer, the product is suitable for all skin types and works to combat concerns such as dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Featuring a signal peptide complex of nine peptides, along with Pygmy Waterlily Stem Cell Extract and soybean folic acid ferment extract, the product moisturizes and plumps skin for a more youthful look.
$98 | Sephora, sephora.ca
The gift: Dyson Special Edition Supersonic
A haute holiday edition to the Dyson haircare range, this special-edition Supersonic set sees the powerful hair dryer given a bold blue update. Packaged with five styling attachments, including a Diffuser, Gentle Air Attachment, Styling Concentrator, Wide-Tooth Comb and the new Flyaway Attachment, the seasonal bundle also features a detangling comb and rose paddle brush to help with essential styling prep.
$549 | Dysoncanada.ca
The gift: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Glossy Posse Volume 5.0 Lip Gloss Bomb Trio
Lip love is an easy option with this trio of Gloss Bomb products from Fenty Beauty. Featuring full-sized products in “universally flattering” shades — Fenty Glow, a rose-nude; Cupcakin’, a dusty pink; and Fuchsia Flex, a bold berry — the vegan and cruelty-free lip products offer “juicy” shine and a kiss of colour.
$49 | Sephora, sephora.ca
The gift: ILIA The Eye Set
From the Vancouver-founder beauty brand ILIA, this holiday set features two full-sized products and two mini options encompassing all the essentials for an appealing eye look. The gift set includes full-sized Limitless Lash Mascara in the shade After Midnight and Clean Line Liquid Liner in the shade Midnight Express, along with a petite Mini Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint in the rose-gold shade Mythic a Mini Liquid Powder Matte Eye Tint in the soft, sandy shade Adobe.
$76 | Sephora, iliabeauty.com
The gift: Jouviance Anti-Age 3-IN-1 Set
Canadian skincare brand Jouviance has several gift sets for this holiday season, including this Anti-Age 3-IN-1 Set. Suitable for normal to dry skin, the collection includes three products: Hydractiv Cleansing Milk, Hydractiv Exfoliant, and Anti-Age Eye Revive. Formulated without ingredients like paraben and sulphates, the skincare products are specifically formulated to help those age 40-plus to address concerns such as firmness, radiance and more.
$109 | Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca
The gift: Kérastase Nutritive Holiday Duo Gift Set
A Kérastase gift set under the holiday tree is always a welcome sight for haircare fans come Christmas morning. This luxurious product duo features the brand’s 8H Night Serum, an overnight treatment that nourishes and softens strands while you sleep, along with a travel-friendly Elixir Ultime Original Hair Oil for frizz control and added shine. It’s a match made in hair heaven.
$117 | Kerastase.ca
The gift: Mala Advent Calendar: 6 Days of Mala
From the Vancouver-based brand Mala, this mini advent calendar offers a sample of six small candles. Created in response to customer requests — so you now Mala fans will want this one under their tree — the set features a selection of bestselling hand-poured candles from the brand including Cereal, Rosebud, Mistletoe, Eggnog Latte, Candy Cane, and Chocolate Orange.
$130 | Malathebrand.com
The gift: Mifa Lymphatic Drainage Set
A perfect gift for the facial massage fan on your holiday shopping list, this set includes a green Aventurine gua sha and All-Over Oil from the Vancouver-based brand Mifa. Originating in Traditional Chinese Medicine, gua sha stones are believed to help with circulation and lymphatic drainage. Paired with the brand’s bestselling oil, which features a blend of oils such as prickly pear, Baobab oil and squalene, the duo leaves skin hydrated and glowing.
$119.50 | Mifaandco.com
The gift: NYX Professional Jumbo Eye Vault
Featuring eight “fiercely festive shades,” the eye pencils in this seasonal set from NYX Professional can be used to prime, line and shade eyes for a number of colourful makeup creations. The only limit to these eye pencils, is one’s imagination.
$50 | Nyxcosmetics.ca
The gift: Olaplex Hair Repair Treatment Kit
Prepping and pampering strands at home is the aim of this gift set from the buzzed-about hair care brand Olaplex. Offering “immediate repair results” the lineup of products includes a full-sized Nº. 0 Intensive Bond Building Treatment and Size Nº. 3 Hair Perfector, along with travel-sized Nº. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and Nº. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner. Scientifically formulated to repair damage and breakage to hair, the products are also vegan and cruelty free.
$84 | ca.olaplex.com
The gift: Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Mini Kind Words Matte Lip Duo
Prepare for rosy lips on repeat with this lip kit from the Selena Gomez-led brand Rare Beauty. The set features two perfectly matched products in purse-friendly mini sizes. Both in the rose-mauve shade dubbed Humble, the lip duo includes a lightweight Kind Words Matte Lipstick and creamy Kind Words Matte Lip Liner.
$26 | Sephora, sephora.com
The gift: Sephora Collection Wishing You Face Brush Set
When it comes to makeup brushes, there can never be too many. Whether gifting someone their first full set, or adding to an ongoing collection, this five-piece brush set from the in-house beauty brand at Sephora is sure to be a welcome addition. Featuring sparkling blue handles and easy-to-clean and cruelty free synthetic bristles, the brush set includes an option for applying foundation, powder, blush, buffing and concealer.
$46 | Sephora, sephora.ca
The gift: Slip Moonflower Nights Holiday Ornament
The perfect stocking stuffer, this holiday ornament from Slip features four slim silk-wrapped scrunchies in a selection of pretty shades. In addition to being ultra smooth and luxurious, the long-fibre mulberry silk scrunchies help to reduce friction of strands for a smoother hold.
$34 | Slipsilkpillowcase.ca
The gift: SSENSE Exclusive BINU BINU Black Marble King Soap Dish & Seshin Scrub Soap Set
Exclusive to the Montreal-based retailer SSENSE, this soap set is practical and perfectly chic. The cold-pressed soap is billed as being 100 per cent natural, featuring black sesame seed, sea salt and washed blue clay. Paired with the elegant marble soap dish, it’s sure to elevate any sink or countertop space that it graces.
$120 | Ssense.com
The gift: Valmont Holidays in Neverland Advent Calendar
Twelve of luxury Swiss skincare brand Valmont’s bestselling products are on offer in this elegant advent calendar. Housed in a white-and-gold box, the travel-friendly product selection includes a Prime Renewing Pack cream mask, Fluide Merveilleux essence, Vos Yeux eye cream and many more. It offers a wonderful introduction to the world of Valmont.
$480 | Lamaisonvalmont.com
The gift: Yves Rocher 3 Lip Balm Set
Last but not least, this lip balm set from the French brand Yves Rocher is sure to delight. Featuring a trio of lip balms — Wonderful Shea, Milky Almonds, and Juicy Berries — the shea butter-enriched balms will hydrate and protect lips through the holidays and beyond.
$9.95 | Yvesrocher.ca