It’s officially the holiday season and shopping for a special gift for your mom, sister, bestie or partner is now top of the priority list. And there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that you’ll never go wrong with a women’s skincare gift set.
From luxe moisturizers to revitalizing masks and skin-saving mists, the ladies in your life will be thrilled to receive any of these pampering sets from the selections from the likes of Estée Lauder, Lancôme skincare and cult favorites Charlotte Tilbury and Dr. Strum
Skincare Gift Set: Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Regenerating Youth Set
The iconic brand has been creating revolutionary beauty products—especially anti-aging skincare—for decades. With formulations turbocharged with ingredients to revitalize, brighten, and hydrate skin, staying youthful and radiant is the promise. As Estée Lauder once said herself, “You ask my age? I tell you it simply doesn’t matter.”
Why We Love It: Brightening, hydrating, lifting, firming. Not only is this limited-edition gift set packed with skin-benefiting products (face cream, eye cream, cleanser, and lotion), but the gold packaging and floral travel bag – perfect for the jetsetters in your life – give all the more reasons to add it to your cart.
Pack it in Your Suitcase: Is she the adventurous type who’s always up for a weekend escape or road trip? This set is the perfect addition to any carry-on bag for a weekend getaway to a scenic destination like Hudson Valley. All of the products are travel-sized (except for the full-sized Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Creme) and highly hydrating, which is a plus no matter where in the world she is.
Skincare Gift Set: Lancôme 4-Pc. Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Gift Set
Lancôme is the epitome of effortless French beauty. Its assortment of skincare is equal parts easy to use and effective. For the holiday season, the brand is bundling up a few crème de la crème products from its Rénergie line that’s aimed towards two things: lifting and firming the skin.
Why we love it: Open up the festive box and you’ll find four hero products from Lancôme: the Advanced Génifique Serum along with its Rénergie Lift Multi-Action SPF 15 moisturizer cream, eye cream, and night cream. These essentials work together hand in hand for a targeted skincare regimen to visibly fight the first signs of aging.
Pack it in Your Suitcase: This set is perfect for the sun worshippers for whom a trip to an island paradise like Turks & Caicos is always on the wanderlust list. The day and night products work hard around the clock to not only preserve youth, but day cream provides sun protection and the serum boosts overall skin radiance.
Skincare Gift Set: Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Treasures Set
The cute and stylist advent calendar set is exactly what its name suggests, a skincare and make up treasure chest. Done up in Charlotte Tilbury’s signature rose gold packaging, all 12 drawers open up (with jeweled knobs, no less) to a mix of full-sized and travel-sized makeup and skincare favorites by the London-based founder and world-renowned makeup artist.
Why we love it: Most of the skincare products contain illuminating factors; the Wonderglow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash is a hybrid primer that enhances light diffusers to brighten dull, dehydrated skin while the Magic Serum reduces dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles). The makeup assortment, which includes products for eyes and lips, is also worth noting. The Pillow Talk Push-Up Lashes Mascara gives an eye-opening 24-hour vertical lift effect and is a reason in itself to pick up this set—it had a 45,000-person waitlist upon launching in August 2020.
Pack it in Your Suitcase: Filled with instant glow factors, this set is perfect for city-goers. To run with the cool urban women of New York City like a pack, Color Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Copper Lights, Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eyeliner in Barbarella Brown and live out your concrete jungle dreams.
Skincare Gift Set: Mario Badescu Dewy Skin Collection
In 1967, Mario Badescu turned his two-bedroom Manhattan apartment into a boutique salon to get his European-style facials. Five decades later, and his eponymous skincare line still stays true to his core mission: to create simple, effective skincare infused with natural botanical and hardworking anti-ageing ingredients. This holiday season, the brand is offering gift sets exclusively at Sephora, including this Mini Mist Collection.
Why We Love It: We can’t think of a better mid-day pick-me-up than a spritz of refreshing face mist. This skincare gift set from Mario Badescu includes four travel-sized sprays, each with a different highlighted ingredient (rosewater, green tea, lavender, and orange blossom).
Pack it in Your Suitcase: The set has skin-soothing minerals that are perfect for all skin types- normal, dry, combination, oily – but they are a godsend from frequent flyers in need of a hydration hit. Or for those that love to travel to humid destinations like Aruba or Cancun.
Skincare Gift Set: Dr. Barbara Sturm The Winter Kit
This cult-favorite skincare brand is worth the hype for a reason. With two decades of clinical medical experience, Dr. Barbara Sturm has created products that are trusted around the world for their cell-regenerating formulas that perform miracles in boosting hydrating, combating signs of aging and leaving skin glowing with vitality. The Winter Kit includes seven high-performance products that are ideal for hydration against the elements and long haul flights.
Why We Love It: This doctor-approved women’s skincare gift set includes Strum’s heroes; Enzyme Cleanser, Balancing Toner, Face Mask, Hyaluronic Serum, Calming Serum, Face Cream Rich, and Lip Balm which all designed to provide a layer of hydration against extreme temperatures and dry indoor heating.
Pack it in Your Suitcase: These skincare must-haves come in a blue cotton travel bag so they are perfect for those needing skin saviors when they’re heading to the slopes or exploring cold mountain towns like Montana or Utah.
Skincare Gift Set: Vintner’s Daughter Ultimate Experience Set
Vintner’s Daughter founder April Gargiulo’s background in wine-making explains her secret to creating the perfect oil blends. This Ultimate Experience Set includes the brands signature Active Treatment Essence and Active Botanical Serum. Exclusive to Goop this holiday season, it comes in a recyclable box and a black silk bow that we’re adding to our wishlists, too.
Why We Love It: Quality over quantity and hardworking active ingredients is the philosophy of Vintner’s Daughter which only has two products in its collection. The serum is made with 22 active botanicals while the essence is filled with more than 30 water-soluble botanicals along with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and pre-and probiotics.
Pack it in Your Suitcase: These skin booster products are a travel case must for any travel destination. Gift it to that spontaneous soul who’s likely to book a getaway to the wine country or a safari tour.
Skincare Gift Set: Molton Brown Advent Calendar
Molton Brown, purveyors of delectable scented candles and body washes started life in 1971 on South Molton Street in Mayfair, London. This holiday season, its Advent Calendar, a beautiful Art Deco-inspired box, comes filled with star bath and body products like the Rosa Absolute Bathing Oil.
Why We Love It: The act of showering or taking a bath is instantly turned into a luxurious spa-like treat thanks to these heavenly products and their rich uplifting scents (Bizarre Brandy, Jasmine and Sun Rose, and Heavenly Gingerlily, just to name a few).
Pack it in Your Suitcase: The packaging of this gift set is enough to wow the woman in your life, but it will also arm her with bath, body and hair treats (the set includes Purifying Shampoo and Conditioner) for her next vacation to say a fashionable European city like Milan.
French perfumery meets artistry with Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris. Each fragrance wardrobe in its collection is thoughtfully designed, curated and created to intoxicate its wearer. The gift-worthy Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de parfum travel set includes five fragrances and a gold edition travel spray case.
Why We Love It: OK, this gift set isn’t skincare, but every woman adores fragrance for the power it has to linger on the skin and transform a mood. This Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum Travel Set is rich in fragrant notes like Jasmine from Egypt, bitter almond from Morocco, and woody musks.
Pack It In Your Suitcase: Maison Francis Kurkdjian founder Francis Kurkdjian says finding the right perfume is a lot like finding love. If you feel the Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum is “the one” our lady will love the convenience of this travel kit. The scent also perfectly encapsulates that quintessential Parisian elegance and romance, making it the perfect scent for a stay at a Baccarat Hotel.