Welcome back to Haley’s Beauty Room! It seems that every year brands release more and more holiday items and gift sets. So much so that it can become overwhelming, as I have no clue what to select. If I had an unlimited amount of money I’d just get everything.
As I’m sure you have just as tough of a time deciding what to purchase for loved ones or even for yourself, I’ve decided to compile a list of all of the items that I think are worth it. When I say worth it, I mean in value and performance. Maybe also in appearance too!
I will be going through all of the categories; makeup, skincare, bath & body, men, hair, and fragrance. If you’re interested in knowing what I recommend you purchase this year for the holidays, then keep on reading!
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Duo
This is such a steal. If you or a friend is a lover of the UD All Nighter, then I highly suggest you pick this up. You get two full size bottles for just $42. Normally one bottle is $32, so you’re getting a second for just an additional $10.
Tarte Limited Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set
For just $59, you can get 24 Amazonian clay eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 2 highlighters, 1 full size highlighter, 1 full size Kitten eyeliner, 1 Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara, and 1 lip paint. That’s a $433 value. If you know of a Tarte lover, or are one yourself, hop on this deal because you get so much product! Not to mention the colors are perfect.
Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda
Another amazing set comes from Too Faced. This $58 set comes with 24 eyeshadows, a highlighter, bronzer, blush, a melted matte lipstick, and a mini Better Than Sex mascara. It also comes with an agenda, zip around agenda cover, and sticker sheets. Super cute gift! This is a $336 value, so you are definitely getting a good deal!
Lorac Mod Goddess Alter Ego Lipstick Set Vol. II
For the lipstick lover in your life, this kit come with five super wearable lipstick colors. These shades are perfect for year round wear and would compliment any look. Best part about this, it’s only $29! Pigmented and creamy, this $90 value set will impress anyone!
L’Oréal Holiday Makeup Kit
On the drugstore side, L’Oréal offers this amazing kit with some of its best products! For $29.99, you will get 2 Infalliable Paints Metallic Shadows, 1 Infalliable eyeliner, 1 Voluminous Mascara, and 1 Colour Riche matte lipstick. This is a $43.95 value! I love the metallic shadows and you can never go wrong with the Voluminous mascara!
Marc Jacobs Snake Charmer 5-Piece Petite Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer
The Marc Jacob lip glosses are absolutely stunning. They are pigmented, creamy, not sticky, and hydrate. There is a reason why these are award winning glosses. Unfortunately, if bought individually, these glosses cost $28. You can instead get this set of 5 for $39 ($60 value).
I think the color selection is really good, I personally wouldn’t wear the purple, but totally have some friendS who would love that. Just a really unique set for a great price!
Sephora Favorites Skin Wonderland
If you are looking for some new skincare, but have no clue where to start, try out or give away this great set from Sephora. The Skin Wonderland set is $64 ($214 value) and contains a ton of items:
-AMOREPACIFIC The Essential Creme Fluid
-boscia® Porefecting White Charcoal Mattifying Treatment Primer
-Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel (one set of 5 skincare treatments)
-Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
-First Aid Beauty® Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
-Foreo LUNA™ Play
-fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
-IT COSMETICS Bye Bye Makeup™ 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm
-Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot
-Kate Somerville® ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
-OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum®
-SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer
-tarte Maracuja C-Brighter™ Eye Treatment
This is such a huge savings for what you get!
First Aid Beauty Winter Wonders Set
If you know someone with sensitive skin who is looking for a new skincare brand, don’t go anywhere else except First Aid Beauty. These products are fabulous and work for all skin types. Plus in this set you get to try so many of FAB’s top products that I am even considering buying one of these to stock up on!
You get a cleanser, the Ultra Repair Cream, a face moisturizer, sleeping cream, and hydrating serum all for $52.
Bath & Body
Philosophy Holiday Handbook Set
Philosophy always comes out with the cutest and best bath and body sets each holiday season. This one, the Holiday Handbook Set, contains three different hand creams in delectable scents. For $20, you get ultra rich hand creams that are guaranteed to keep you hydrated all season long. Perfect to purchase and divide up in to stocking stuffers as well!
Philosophy Gingerbread House Set
Another hit from Philosophy is their Gingerbread House Set. This kits contains makeup and body products! For $42 ($58 value), you get 4 shower gels and 4 lip glosses in corresponding scents. These scents will have you smelling just a like a festive gingerbread house! Another perfect one to give as a whole set or break up in to smaller gifts or stocking stuffers.
The Body Shop Kiss Me Cube
The Body Shop also has great options when it comes to holiday sets. This cube comes with four full sized lip butters. These are incredibly hydrating and would be amazing for that lip balm hoarder in your life! For $18, you can give the gift of a kissable pout!
Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Beauty Escape
Stuck in the snow but need to escape to the islands? Then look no further than the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Beauty Escape set. This set contains the forever popular Brazilian Bum Bum cream, the Brazilian Crush body spray, and the Brazilian Kiss lip balm. Be moisturized from head to toe for just $59 ($81 value).
Clinique For Men Essentials Kit
For that special man in your life, or even a family member, try giving the gift of good skincare! A lot of the men that I know tend to not take good enough care of their skin. However, I think I now have my boyfriend on a steady routine! I first got him this set from Clinique and his skin has never looked better.
For $36 you will get a face scrub, face wash, moisturizing lotion, and anti-aging eye cream. My boyfriend has oily skin, so I purchased the oily skin kit for him. This also comes in normal and dry options.
Jack Black Grab & Go Traveler Kit
This set is perfect for the man who is always on the go or traveling a lot. Along with a nice travel case, you will also receive an all over wash, a conditioning shave cream, an oil-free moisturizer, and a deodorant.
This set is $45, but your man will love you for it. Perfect size items that perform well and keep your man looking sharp.
Bleu De Chanel Eau de Toilette Travel Spray Gift Set
If you need your man to smell classy and sexy, do not pass up purchasing him this set containing the famous Bleu De Chanel cologne. This scent smells like citrus and woods, while being very clean and sensual. Perfect for men of all ages.
In this $123 set, you get a full size Bleu De Chanel and a travel size version.
The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Sandalwood Starter Kit
If you know of a hairy man who takes his shaving seriously, you need to get him on The Art of Shaving products. High quality products that nurture your man and his skin. This set gives you the options to try four items from the brand, while still being cost effective at $30.
- Pre-Shave Oil (0.5 oz.)
- Shaving Cream (1.0 oz.)
- After-Shave Balm (0.5 oz.)
- Trial Size Badger Shaving Brush
Drybar Bigger Better Blowout Box
This set contains everything you would need for bigger and bouncier hair. It is $199, but is actually a $277 value. You also get quite a few items that are high quality.
Bigger Better Blowout Box includes:
- Buttercup Blow Dryer
- Half Pint Ceramic Barrel Brush
- High Tops Self-Grip Rollers (4 ct)
- Triple Sec 3-In-1 (1.6 oz)
- Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse (1.9 oz)
- Money Maker Flexible Hold Hairspray (1.8 oz)
Sephora Favorites Extend Your Style Dry Shampoo Collection
For that dry shampoo lover, this hit from Sephora Favorites contains 5 different dry shampoos. A $64 value at half the cost, $32. Would be a great option as a gift or if you are looking to sample some new items.
There are some other Sephora Favorites hair boxes that would be fabulous as well. Head over to their site to check out all of the options and see what is best for you and your gift giving needs!
Morrocanoil Treatment Ornament
If you are a fan of the Morrocanoil line, especially the oil, this cute oil ornament is a great stocking stuffer! It is fabulous for all hair types and is only $15! It’s also free of mineral oil and parabens. A great option for this holiday.
Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rosé Gift Set
Pink and sparkly, what else could you ask for? This adorable set from Juicy Couture features two different scents. The scents are described as fizzy citrus perfection and sparkles in a dew of jasmine and honey-like pink blossoms for a dreamy scent that is kissed by the glow of sensual amber.
You get two travel bottles and a larger size to keep at home. This set is $79, but is valued at $124.
Dior J’adore Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Have a friend who loves Dior? This set of Dior’s famous J’adore fragrance features the original classic with a moisturizing body milk. This fragrance features notes of:
- Top: Ylang Ylang from the Comoro Island
- Heart: damascus rose essence
- Base: sambac jasmine absolute.
Priced at $104, but remember, at Ulta during this season any fragrance purchase of $40 warrants a free gift. This year is a free tumbler set with 4 tumblers and coasters.
Michael Kors Sexy Ruby Gift Set
This sexy set from Michael Kors features the Ruby parfum, as well as a matching body lotion and shower oil. It all comes together in this beautiful packaging; they were clearly going with the ruby theme. The fragrance notes in this are:
- Top – Juicy raspberry, apricot nature print
- Mid – Jasmine sambac
- Base – Cashmere woods
This set is $95, but it is a much better deal to get this set than to purchase the fragrance by itself. This item also qualifies for Ulta’s gift with purchase tumbler set!
What are your top picks for holiday gifts? What will you be purchasing? Let me know in the comments!
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