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When it comes to purchasing gifts for the beauty-obsessed, cosmetics are a clear path to victory. But stocking up on all of their favorites can rack up quite the tab and may even do so by the time you purchase product number two. Luckily, some genius out there invented gift sets: a foolproof way to get them all of their favorites without shelling out the big bucks. The best part? These things take all of the pain out of last-minute gift shopping and hide any signs of procrastination on your end (thank us later). The gift sets that follow are filled with top-rated products beloved and raved about by the Insta-famous and real users alike. Whether you’re in need of a perfect present for your mother-in-law or are simply trying to get your best friend into skincare, the gifts that follow are sure to be actually used and appreciated. And for the record, we don't blame you if you end up snagging a few for yourself.
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Olive & June The Mani System
WHY THEY NEED IT: Nail appointments have been far and few between in 2020. Luckily, this set has everything they need to create salon-perfect nails right at home, and it even includes the beloved Poppy tool for an easy application on both hands.
USER REVIEW: "I love this polish. I’ve never been able to do my nails on my right hand before, and I’ve never been able to do a manicure on myself that actually looked decent. I’m never going back. The colors are beautiful, and the polish stays on for a long time if you follow the directions correctly. LOVE Olive & June."
Ilia Mini The Smalls Wonder Set
BEST FOR: Know someone who's interested in getting into clean beauty? Gift them this set for the holidays.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: Both lip products are made to smooth and hydrate, and both mascaras are safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist tested.
Glossier The Skincare Edit
WHY THEY NEED IT: Now, this is a gift set that would impress even the always-chill cool girl. It's got everything she needs for a complete skincare routine, including Glossier's cult-favorite Milky Jelly Cleanser.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: All bottles and containers in this gift set are TSA-approved.
Mario Badescu The Mini Mist Collection
BEST FOR: This set features the brand's iconic facial mist in four different formulas. We suggest you tell your loved one to divide them up among their bags so they can enjoy a spritz anytime they need.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: Dry, combination, or oily skin types can all use these mini sprays.
Sol De Janeiro Galaxy Gorgeous Set
WHY THEY NEED IT: Something tells us that his limited edition gift set will mostly sellout for the holidays. Not only do you get a full size Bum Bum cream, but it also comes with a scrub, a mist, and a shower gel in Sol de Janeiro's iconic scnet.
USER REVIEW: "This is such a great set! They really went the extra mile and made the box gorgeous - something you could use on its own to store things. 100% buy this if you love the bum bum scent or if you love smelling yummy."
Tata Harper Tata's Daily Essentials Set
WHY THEY NEED IT: Featuring Tata’s award-winning, essential age-defying treatments, this set contains everything your loved one needs for a complete skincare regimen.
USER REVIEW: "It’s rare that I love every product in a kit like this, but I love all of these. They all smell SO good (like roses and citrus). The retinol oil is easy to apply, doesn’t feel greasy, doesn’t irritate my skin. My skin looks and feels glowing after using it for a few days. I will definitely be buying full sized Tata Harper products from now on. Worth the price!"
Sephora Favorites Bestselling Beauty Must-Haves Set
BEST FOR: If she's big into beauty, you can't go wrong with this kit. It includes 10 best-selling pieces from Sephora's most in-demand brands like Fenty, Nars, Ouai, and more.
USER REVIEW: "This is such a great set! The beauty blender, the ND mini Biba, the OUAI, and the full size mascara alone make it well worth it! I like that there are also products I’ve never tried but appreciate having (the Milk Primer and Fenty mascara, for instance). Nothing in this set will go to waste!"
Oribe Gold Lust Collection
WHY THEY NEED IT: Looking for something a little more luxurious to gift? This set is the one to give. Oribe is a brand known for its top-performing formulas that deliver results and have earned quite a following from over the years. Trust us, this one is guaranteed to please.
USER REVIEW: "This product is absolutely amazing!! No word of a lie, it saved my hair, my moms and my aunts! Oribe is by far THE BEST hair line I have ever tried. My hair has never felt softer and more healthy than it does when I use Oribe! HIGHLY recommend!!!!"
Olaplex Healthy Hair Essentials
WHY THEY NEED IT: Olaplex‘s Holiday Hair Fix has everything you need to treat yourself or someone else to healthy hair for the holidays.
WHAT IT DOES: This system does it all, and we mean it all—from rebuilding to strengthening to hydrating and even eliminating frizz.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set
WHY THEY NEED IT: The secret to the perfect pout? Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk lip line. It's known in the industry as one of the most universally flattering nude-pinks out there, so you can feel confident these lip products will look fabulous on whoever you decide to gift this set.
USER REVIEW: "This set is by far the best thing they’ve launched. I bought it last year and let me just say it’s a great deal. The lipstick is phenomenal as always and the jewel gloss has become one of my holy grails. It’s pigmented enough to where it adds a nice splash of color, subtle sparkle and shine when you’re on the go and not wearing makeup but also is a great topper over the lipstick. [...]"