The holiday season is an especially exciting time in the beauty world, with brands launching limited edition gift sets faster than you can say “ho, ho, ho.” It’s enough to make any beauty stan’s head spin. But fear not—we’re here to help you cut through the noise and comb through the beauty gift sets that are actually worth your hard-earned coin this year. Ahead, we’re highlighting the gift sets with packaging that stands out from the crowd. These skincare, makeup, and haircare kits are packaged so perfectly, you don’t even have to wrap them. Just place under the tree or in a stocking and watch the beauty lover on your list smile.
This year, Oribe partnered with Native American artist Rowan Harrison to create some seriously stunning packaging. Harrison drew each design by hand using traditional visual motifs from indigenous Southwestern culture. This set is worth grabbing for the box alone, but the Oribe bestsellers inside (travel-size Signature Shampoo, Signature Conditioner, and Invisible Defense Universal Protection Spray) make it a must-have.
Need a gift for a makeup brush buff? Look no further than this set of Japanese travel brushes from legendary brushmaker CHIKUHODO. Each brush is carefully crafted with a hand-painted, retractable handle for flawless makeup on the go. The brushes come in a sleek gift box with a matching cherry blossom motif for a foolproof gifting experience.
Givenchy Le Rouge Trio, $114
Lovers of the finer things in life (and a good red lip) will flip for this set of three full-sized lipsticks from Givenchy. Inside the gorgeous red zip pouch, you’ll find three ways to create a holiday-ready statement lip: Le Rouge in L’Interdit (the perfect satin-matte red), Le Rouge Deep Velvet in Rouge Grainé (a true-matte brick red), and Le Rouge Night Noir in Night in Red (sheer shimmering berry).
Leave it to Charlotte Tilbury to grace us with this splurge-worthy showstopper. This beauty advent calendar comes in a dazzling, jewel-encrusted chest filled with a mix of full- and travel-size bestsellers, including cult classics like Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk and Charlotte’s Magic Cream. It’s a surefire way to win over any beauty enthusiast.
Perfect for tweens, teens, and anyone who loves Benefit Cosmetics’ quick beauty fixes, this set comes in a cute-as-can-be tin that can be reused for storage or future gifting. BADgal to the Bone includes full sizes of BADgal BANG! Mascara and Hoola Matte Bronzer, plus a mini POREfessional Pore-Minimizing Face Primer for a complete makeup look.
Jo Malone London is known for beautiful packaging year round, so of course the British fragrance brand pulled out all the stops this holiday season. This festive Christmas cracker comes with three travel-size favorites (Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Body & Hand Wash, and Wild Bluebell Body Crème) that are perfect for layering to create your own signature scent.
Wrapped in a glimmering, gold-splattered box, this trio of Omorovicza skincare is a great introduction to one of the brand’s star ingredients: Hungarian moor mud. Thermal Cleansing Balm melts away impurities and cleanses skin, Refining Facial Polisher refines and smooths skin texture, and Deep Cleansing Mask clears pores and brightens for a radiant complexion.
Sulwhasoo also partnered with a renowned artist to create the packaging for their holiday collection. Illustrator and Gucci collaborator Phannapast Taychamaythakool decked this set with storybook-inspired illustrations of animals (think tigers, unicorns, reindeer, and turtle doves) in their holiday best. The Concentrated Ginseng Collection comes with everything you need for a complete, Korean ginseng-powered skincare routine.