54 Best Makeup Gift Sets and Beauty Gifts of 2023 to Give This Year | Vogue

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Each year, you’re likely to find that somewhere on your gift list is a beauty lover. In those cases, makeup gift sets and Advent calendars are just the ticket—they’re pre-curated to make shopping for a makeup or skin-care enthusiast that much easier. Who doesn’t love to take the guesswork out of gift-giving?  Spa Box Gift Set

54 Best Makeup Gift Sets and Beauty Gifts of 2023 to Give This Year | Vogue

Whether it’s someone who has a multi-step makeup routine each morning or the indecisive sibling who can’t decide which products to splurge on, you're guaranteed to find something on this list to make your giftee smile. Start with Vogue’s edit of the top makeup gift sets—from lipsticks by Dior to complexion saviors by Jones Road. And we’re not stopping there! We’ve also combed through the vast marketplace to curate the best beauty gifts to shop, spanning the makeup, skin, hair, beauty tool, fragrance, and wellness categories. No matter what you choose, consider this your guide to help you check off one item (or more!) on your shopping list. And if you get lucky, it will arrive in an artfully designed box that won’t even require wrapping. 

Behold, 54 beauty gifts to give (or receive) in 2023.

A makeup gift set is the perfect gift for the cosmetics-obsessed—from the in-the-know person who wants to try the latest launches to someone just beginning their makeup journey. For example, Merit’s aptly named Five Minute Morning set includes all the essentials needed for a minimalist makeup routine. The kits by Kosas and Jones Road have similar appeal; the latter is particularly enticing if they're interested in Bobbi Brown’s take on making mature skin glow. If it’s radiance they’re after, curated sets by Tom Ford and Glossier will leave skin dewy and fresh. 

Merit's collection makes getting ready each morning that much quicker. Completing an office-worthy makeup look is as simple as blending on its complexion hero, adding a wash of blush or highlighter, lengthening lashes with mascara, and finishing with a comfortable lip gloss.

Any makeup enthusiast will appreciate this set of Jones Roads's bestsellers. Here, Bobbi Brown combines two shades of the corrective Face Pencil, its glow-boosting multipurpose balm, and a lengthening mascara sure to complement any regimen.

The Clean Start Set: Tinted Skincare Lineup

This Kosas set is a clean beauty lovers’ dream. Complete with a foundation, concealer, and pressed powder jam-packed with nourishing ingredients, this line is gentle, yet effective.

Interested in that looks-like-a-filter complexion? Look no further than Saie's trio, which delivers a tinted moisturizer, blurring concealer, and lightweight powder to get skin in tip-top shape.

Let's be real: makeup brushes can make or break your look. That being said, this Hourglass set is the perfect present for that makeup maven that has all the right products, but perhaps, not the right tools.

It's true: you can spot the Glossier glow from a mile away. The culprits? The brand's Futuredew serum, high-shine lip gloss, and pigmented blush are bundled together in the aptly named Dewy Look set. 

We like to think of gifts under $25 as the ultimate stocking stuffers. Whether an individual product your giftee adores or a carefully-curated set of minis she can travel with, these stellar picks will put a smile on anyone’s face even before the main gifts are unwrapped. 

For a foolproof gift sure to delight anyone on your list, look no further than Laneige. This gift set features two of its conditioning salves for a smooth, supple pout.

Cleanse & Hydrate Gift Set

Healthy, glowing skin on-the-go is easily achieved with Fresh's Cleanse & Hydrate set. Just begin with the featured soy-infused cleanser and finish with the hyaluronic acid-enriched face cream.

A bath soak is perhaps the most luxurious way to unwind. Herbivore's options features Himalayan pink salt crystals and smells of ylang-ylang and vanilla to promote improved relaxation. 

Mayfair Silk Skinny Scrunchie Ornament Gift Set

Did you know using silk scruchies can help prevent damage, breakage, and split ends? Not to mention, it's arguably the chicest way to tie up their mane.

Gifts under $50 prove that shopping for your loved ones this holiday season doesn’t require a hefty price tag. Help them achieve smooth, glowing skin with ready-to-gift sets by La Roche-Posay, or introduce them to a few new fragrances by Jo Malone London. For the giftee who has everything, consider a multipurpose highlighter palette by Dior or scalp massaging brush by Manta. 

Help them get their glow on with Dior's glimmering quad. An editor-favorite, this palette features four hues that adds a touch of luminosity to the eyes, cheeks, or wherever requires radiance.

Does your giftee have a penchant for Jo Malone fragrances? Gift this trio which features minis of its perfume, hand cream, and body wash in three of the label's most-loved scents.

Effaclar Dermatological 3 Step Acne Treatment System

The perfect gift for your teen sibling. Featuring a cleanser, toner, and spot treatment enriched with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, this trio will help reduce hormonal breakouts and oiliness. 

A gentle scalp massage is not only therapeutic but rejuvenating; the practice can help boost blood circulation, and in turn, promote hair growth. 

You can’t go wrong with our curation of the best beauty gifts under $100. The Best of Dermstore kit is great for that someone you’re not quite sure what to gift, as it's filled to the brim with cult-favorite skin and hair-care products by 111Skin and Paula’s Choice to name a few. Sets by Tatcha and K18 are equally as excellent, if you know your recipient wants glowing skin or is on a restorative hair care journey. Fragrances are always a good idea; Le Labo’s Santal 33 is one of the top gifts of 2023.

Inspired by the American West and cited by Nordstrom beauty director Autumne West as a bestselling fragrance that never goes out of style, Santal 33 features notes of cardamom, iris, violet, sandalwood, and cedarwood for a uniquely woody unisex aroma sure to garner a bevy of compliments.

Best of Dermstore: The Essentials Kit

This Dermstore kit features a selection of popular skin solutions by Murad, Paula’s Choice, Olaplex, 111Skin, and more sure to impress that beauty aficionado on your list. 

Tatcha’s Japanese-inspired skin care is some of the best on the market. Its hydrating face mist, skin-smoothing prime, and squalane-infused lip mask are some of our favorites—all featured in this Prime & Glow Trio.

Few products help reverse signs of damage quite like K18. Led by the brand's peptide technology alongside squalane and avocado oil, the leave-in and hair oil are known to treat bleached, frizzy, and heat-damaged tresses.

Ever wonder what your favorite celebrities are gifting their loved ones this holiday season? Us too. That's why we tapped some of the industry's most tasteful stars, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Miranda Kerr, to share their go-to gift. On the beauty front, you can't go wrong with any makeup must-haves by Westman Atelier (Paltrow's pick) or a sleek candle by Byredo, per Dr. Barbara Sturm. Check out all these and more in our Beauty Gift Shop.

“Gucci Westman is an old friend of mine—and one of the best makeup artists in the world. Her line is so beautiful, and this red-lacquered set (it really doesn’t need wrapping) has everything—blush, lip balm, and this cute highlighter stick. People are just going to love it—it’s such a good gift (and I want one for me, too).” —Gwyneth Paltrow, founder of Goop

“My go-to gift that I know everyone will love is Byredo's Bibliotheque Candle. It smells beautiful, even when not lit, and creates such a warming, welcoming atmosphere.” —Dr. Barbara Sturm, founder of Dr. Barbara Sturm

Witchy Woo Eau De Parfum

"I love a musk scent, but this one in particular has a bit of spice and intensity while still having that softness that I love in a musk-based fragrance. I adore the founder, Yasmin Sewell, and the wisdom/magic she weaves into all her fragrances. To top it all, the packaging is so beautiful- a perfect gift!” —Fara Homidi, founder of Fara Homidi Beauty

Mini Handheld Electric Massage Gun

“My Theragun Mini is one of my all-time favorite wellness tools. It's small and mighty! I take it with me whenever I go!” —Miranda Kerr, founder of Kora Organics

The magic of the best beauty advent calendars is that they take the guesswork out of gift-giving. The treasure troves are not only artfully-designed, but filled to the brim with skin, makeup, hair, and fragrance goodies sure to delight any cosmetics lover.

Your favorite skin-care aficionado surely knows a thing or two about Dr. Barbara Sturm. Her advanced lineup has developed a cult-following, from its hydrating hyaluronic acid to its illuminating Glow Drops. All these and 22 more products can be found in this advent calendar.

This year, Net-A-Porter re-envisioned its sought-after advent calendar as this Ultimate Gift Set. Inside, one will find not only skin-care finds by Augustinus Bader and Sarah Chapman, but even homeware and accessories like oval earrings from Lié Studio.

25 Days of Beauty advent calendar

The Saks Fifth Avenue advent calendar is one we await year after year. Why? The retailer pulls some of the best skin, hair, makeup, and fragrance goodies from its luxe beauty lineup to fill its box that requires no wrapping. Of the 25 featured products, we’re most excited about delights by Gucci, Diptyque, and Aesop.

Charlotte's Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets beauty advent calendar

More often than not, your favorite makeup looks were achieved by at least one Charlotte Tilbury product. Think: Magic Cream for skin prep or Pillow Talk lip liner for a kissable everyday lip. Both of these and more Tilbury products can be found in this gold-dusted cosmetics box.

Certainly, there are makeup products not housed in limited edition sets that would make for excellent gifts. For lips, Dries Van Noten’s sculptural cases would make a chic addition to any makeup bag, as would Hailey Bieber’s first makeup product—the editor-approved Rhode Peptide Lip Tint. If a festive eye look is on the agenda, shadow quads by Chanel and Tom Ford are always a good idea, no matter the occasion. 

Les 4 Ombres Limited-Edition Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

There's a sort of eyeshadow renaissance happening right now, so what better time to treat someone on your list to a Chanel shadow quad perfect for day-to-night wear.

Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette

Indulge your loved ones this year with Tom Ford's eyeshadow quad, which without a doubt, holds all the essential shades for a smokey, sultry eye look.

The Dries Van Noten lipstick cases are gifts we'd recommend year after year—fabulous to have on display or pop in your evening-wear clutch for reapplication.

Safe to say, Hailey Bieber's Rhode Peptide Lip Tint is the lip gloss of the moment? Grab one—or all four hues for someone on your list.

Healthy skin is always in,brand's so give someone on your list the essentials to promote a youthful, glowing complexion. As for skin-care products that your trusted dermatologist might recommend, there are sets by SkinCeuticals and SkinMedica that promise smooth, hydrated, and protected skin. Luxe solutions by La Mer and 111Skin will treat any visage with care too. For a more clean approach to glowing skin, consider picking up selects by Sunday Riley and Noble Panacea.

Helping your recipient stock up on SkinCeuticals must-haves is always a good idea. This set features the brands acclaimed vitamins C, ultra-nourishing face cream, and hydrating serum to complement any skin type.

The Rejuvenating Rituals 4-Piece Skin Care Set

La Mer’s skincare is as luxurious as it gets. Whether your giftee has only yet sampled the cult-favorite moisturizer or is a long-time fan, this kit includes all one needs to achieve a smooth, luminous visage.

Alas, all your favorite Sunday Riley superstars in one handy kit. Good Genes for resurfacing, C.E.O for antioxidant protection, Auto Correct for the eyes, and A+ for a healthy dosage of retinol.

With Noble Panacea, one can rest assured that their skin-care ingredients remain effective at each use thanks to its unique packaging. 

Black Diamond Eye 5-Piece Mask, Cream & Gel Set

Reparative skin care is 111Skin’s bread and butter. So, with this 5-piece set, expect brighter, firmer, youthful-looking skin upon completing the regimen.

When it comes to medical-grade skin care, SkinMedica reigns supreme, especially if you’re looking to address skin concerns. Its TNS treatment addresses wrinkles, while Lytera diminishes dark spots.

In recent years, we’ve learned the importance of supplementing our beauty regimens with an efficacious tool. For skin, LED light therapy is known to combat acne and signs of aging, while microcurrent technology diminishes the look of wrinkles and promotes a sculpted appearance through consistent use of Solawave’s wand and Dr. Dennis Gross’s mask. Or for manual tools that aid in contouring and lymphatic drainage, jade rollers, gua shas, and dry brushes work wonders. If your giftee is prioritizing a hair upgrade, you truly can’t go wrong with Dyson’s beloved Airwrap styler.

4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand

Combining four treatments in one, the Solawave surely made waves this year. Thanks to microcurrent, therapeutic warmth, red light, and a gentle massage, this rejuvenates skin in just a few minutes.

Why is the Dyson Airwrap so acclaimed, it makes hair styling easy. With multiple attachments to choose from, you can dry, curl, and smooth hair with minimal effort and heat damage.

No beauty device sculpts and tones quite like the NuFace, which delivers powerful microcurrent to skin in a rather miniature device.

LED Light Therapy Face Mask

Don’t sleep on LED light therapy. By wearing a mask for just a few minutes a day, one can prevent breakouts, smooth wrinkles, and promote radiant skin over time.

There’s no denying the power of a good fragrance. The scent-obsessed person in your life would gladly receive a new perfume or cologne, whether stocking up on their signature or discovering a new favorite. There are classics by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Dior, and Ralph Lauren that never go out of style or fragrance discovery sets to sample a few aromas at once.

Blue Eau de Toilette Gift Set

The man interested in a fresh cologne will delight in Ralph Lauren’s Blue, thanks to notes of cantaloup, cucumber, aquatic accord, and washed suede.

Inspired by nature and its raw materials, this scent from Dior perfumer François Demachy is earthy and woody by a blend of bergamot, pepper, and amberwood.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum

Baccarat Rouge 540 manages to stand the test of time for its sensual blend. Think notes of jasmine, saffron, and cedarwood.

54 Best Makeup Gift Sets and Beauty Gifts of 2023 to Give This Year | Vogue

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