Stumped on finding the right gifts for the various loved ones on your holiday list? Whether you’re searching for a low-maintenance gift for your husband or a pampering yet practical gift for your mother-in-law, consider wrapping up a gift set of beauty staples. From holiday-inspired bath sets to travel-friendly fragrance collections, we picked out our favorites – along with five reasons why gift sets make dynamite gifts this holiday season.
Stretch your holiday budget
Most of us have experienced beauty sticker shock at one point or another – particularly if we’re looking for quality and long-term results from our beauty products. Fortunately, gift sets offer a way to try out those pricy beauty products without the economic strain. Plus, you get to experiment with an assortment of other products in a particular line, letting you find out which ones work best for you – without wasting your money.
For those who already know what they like, gift sets with full-size products often bring more bang for your buck, costing less than the price of purchasing each product separately. And when it comes to gifts, it’s always great to give more for less. There are plenty of great beauty gift sets available for less than $25.
Beauty ease for on-the-go
For the jetsetters on your list, beauty gift sets are practical options that give the gift of effortless beauty – no matter where the final destination may be. Hair care and basic skin care sets are especially useful for the frequent traveller.
Although most trial or travel-sized gift sets are the proper size for carry-on luggage, be sure to double check. All liquids (including toothpaste and lotion) must be in a container that’s marked as 3.4 ounces or less.
A more seamless, effortless beauty routine
Often, gift sets contain a particular collection of products within a beauty line that are designed to work together. For example, an anti-aging gift set will often feature a daily acne cleanser, toner, face lotion and spot treatment – all of which are formulated with the right ingredients that optimize their effectiveness when used together. These types of sets make basic skin care or treating a particular condition – like acne, aging or sensitive skin – a cinch, even through the busy holiday season.
Variety to love
Your best friend is a lip-gloss fiend, but you’re not sure which color she’d like. Or maybe your man adores a good cologne, but he tends to be picky about which scents he prefers. Dilemmas like these can complicate things when it comes to picking out the perfect present. Thankfully, gift sets provide the opportunity to give the gift of variety, thereby increasing the odds that he or she will love – and use! – your holiday present.
Many designers offer fragrance collections that feature several different scents in trial-sized versions, making these an ideal gift for men or women. For the ladies who love cosmetics, consider gifts sets of lip-gloss, nail polish or eye shadow, giving her the gift of multiple shades for every mood and occasion.
High quality skin and hair care – without the commitment
Purchasing pricy beauty products can feel like a commitment. Even if you’re not thrilled with the formula, you may find yourself squeezing out every last drop just to make sure you get your money’s worth.
As holiday gifts, beauty sets give your friends and love ones the opportunity to try new, high quality products – without the guilt of tossing the ones that don’t work out.
The gift of beauty
Beauty-inspired gift sets are the perfect way to finish off your holiday shopping. From hair care and festive shower gels to fragrances and lip shines, there are gift sets to please every person on your list. And, if you can’t find the perfect set, you can always fall back on a Skinstore.com e-gift certificate, available in amounts as low as $15.
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