The 10 Best Holiday Skin Care Gift Sets
The holidays are rapidly approaching! If you’re still looking for present ideas, how about a skin care gift basket? It’s the ultimate gift of pampering, giving your recipient the perfect excuse to indulge in some extra ‘me time’ and no doubt end up feeling more beautiful because of it too.
Plus, it’s the kind of thing that everyone can appreciate, from your teenage daughter who’s worried about her acne, to your beauty-obsessed friend, to your budget-conscious mom who doesn’t want to shell out for premium skincare herself but would sure love to try it. And let’s not forget about the men in your life – a shaving, body care or facial skin care gift set for him is just as excellent.
Two tips for gifting the perfect holiday skin care gift set
Personalization: Forget the generic box of chocolates or bottle of bubbly. A skin care gift box will feel much more personalized and thoughtful – all you have to do is tailor it to your giftee’s skin type or lifestyle. (We have ideas below especially for expecting moms, travel addicts, teens, and even those who already splurge on professional facials).
Presentation – Displaying your skincare gift nicely will instantly up the ‘premium’ factor. You can easily create your own holiday skin care gift hamper by picking out a selection of products and putting them in a fancy box or gift bag with a little tissue paper, or just keep things simple by choosing one of our skin care gift sets which comes pre-packaged into a nice box or stylish toiletries case.
10 of the best women’s and men’s skin care gift sets
1. Jan Marini Skin Care Management System Starter Kit – a skin care gift set for the luxury skincare aficionado
The 5-piece Skin Care Management System by celebrity-approved brand Jan Marini has been voted “Best Skincare System” by NewBeauty Magazine for twelve years running, so you know you’re buying quality.
It includes absolutely everything your giftee needs in their skincare routine, from cleanser all the way through to sunscreen, and will help with everything from acne to redness to wrinkles. Pictured above is the starter kit for normal or combination skin, but there’s also a version for dry skin which puts more emphasis on anti-aging. Both sets are suitable for sensitive skin.
2. Perricone MD The Greatest Hits Kit – a skin care gift set for ages 30+
As its name suggests, this 4-piece set by Perricone MD is based around their bestselling products, making it a sure-fire hit with your recipient.
Intensely hydrating, these products improve skin tone and texture, fade hyperpigmentation and under-eye circles, and add luminosity. It’s a great all-rounder, but thanks to the inclusion of powerful anti-aging ingredients such as copper tripeptides, it’s especially perfect for the sister or friend who’s recently started worrying about her first fine lines or eyelid creases.
3. Avene SOS Complete Post-Procedure Kit – a skin care gift set for the salon skincare addict
How do you choose the perfect holiday skin care gift set for someone who already splurges on expensive salon facial treatments? Is it even possible to buy something that will live up to their expectations? The answer is yes!
Avene’s luxurious post-procedure recovery kit is especially designed to help skin recover faster after intense treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Irritation is instantly soothed, and with 7 steps, it’ll feel every bit as indulgent as the facial itself.
4. Eminence Calm Skin Starter Set – a skin care gift set for sensitive skin
While we’re on the topic of soothing skin, do you know someone who struggles to find gentle products their skin can tolerate? Perhaps they have rosacea, dermatitis or eczema, or maybe you’ve just heard them complain that their skin gets excessively dry in the wintertime.
These award-winning men’s or women’s skin care gift sets by Eminence are the ideal solution. Packaged into a chic, reusable cosmetics bag with a bamboo zipper, your giftee will enjoy a month’s supply of organic products which have a wonderfully calming and redness-reducing effect on the skin.
5. Mama Mio Tummy Rub Routine – a skin care gift set for a mom to be
Shopping for someone who’s expecting a baby? They’ll no doubt appreciate this 3-piece ‘tummy rub’ set by Mama Mio with Omega Rich Skin Stretch Complex, which provides protection against the formation of stretch marks via a combination of intense hydration and gentle exfoliation. Plus, it smells delightful!
6. The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements Starter Kit Lavender – a skin care gift set for him
Looking for a high quality men’s skin care gift set that’s sure to impress? This starter kit by The Art of Shaving includes a premium badger hair brush plus a trio of products that will deliver the perfect, nick-free shave every time, and they’re all infused with the delicate and calming scent of lavender. After all, why shouldn’t shaving be every bit as relaxing as any other skin care routine?
7. Sun Bum Day Tripper Kit – a skin care gift set for the frequent traveler
Got an adventurous jet setter on your to-buy-for list, or someone with an upcoming vacation? Give them the gift of sun protection with this stylish sunscreen and after-sun set by Sun Bum. All three products come in TSA-friendly sizing, and they’re packaged into a handy zipped pouch so there’s no worry about them leaking onto things while they’re inside a suitcase.
P.S. If you think these skin care gift sets would suit multiple people in your life, you can buy two sets together and save even more!
8. Eminence Age Corrective Starter Set – a skin care gift set for mature skin
Whether you’re looking for skin care gifts for mom, grandma or your fabulous great auntie, the 5-piece Age Corrective Starter Set by Eminence is an excellent choice if you know they’d appreciate products with skin-firming, wrinkle-reducing benefits. This highly-rated kit won “Best Anti-Aging Range” at the 2019 Natural Health International Beauty Awards, and is based around organic ingredients.
9. Proactiv 60 Day Kit with Mask – a skin care gift set for teens
When it comes to teenage skin care gift sets, Proactiv’s 60 Day Kit is simply perfect – it’s a complexion-clearing miracle but one without “anti acne” splashed across the fronts of the bottles, so there’s no potential embarrassment when they open it in front of friends or family.
Products contain benzoyl, glycolic acid and sulfur to purge impurities, fight acne-causing bacteria and rebalance the skin, and with a generous 60-day supply, your giftee has plenty to keep them going until they see results.
10. SkinMedica Stay Bright Brighten & Glow Ritual Holiday Kit – a skin care gift set that brings the spa experience home!
Who wouldn’t love being treated to a luxury spa trip? However, if that’s outside of your budget, here’s the next best thing: SkinMedica’s 5-piece Stay Bright holiday skin care gift set. Designed especially to give skin a radiant glow, it includes a beautiful rose quartz roller which your giftee can continue to use with their other skincare products long after the included sheet masks and product duo are used up.
DIY skin care gift basket ideas
Prefer to build your own skin care gift baskets? This can be a great idea when you know multiple brands your giftee likes to use, or when you want to create a truly luxurious hamper with more than just skin care items in it.
Unsure what to choose? When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with the basic components of any skin care regimen: cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer. From there, consider elevating it with extras they may not often buy for themselves, such as face mists and face masks.
And don’t forget about our excellent hair care section too. If your recipient is just as invested in having fabulous locks as they are in having fabulous skin, consider throwing in some products by Keratin Complex, Olaplex or Viviscal. Other ideas could include fancy soap, makeup brushes, bubble bath, perfume and luxury candles.
Why shop for skin care gift sets at Editors’ Pick?
Simply put, at Editors’ Pick, your skin care gift basket costs less! Our team of seasoned beauty industry veterans know all the secrets to sourcing premium products at discounted prices, and we pass those savings directly onto you by offering up to 50% off the usual price tag. That means you can treat someone to authentic, high-end skin care brands such as iS Clinical, Obagi, Neocutis and Revision which you might not usually be able to afford, or just have more money left over for luxury gift wrap or a nice bouquet to gift alongside it.
As well as unbeatable prices, we also offer fast, free US shipping on every order. And on the off chance you change your mind about something, returns are free as well.
Running out of time or live far away, and need to get your skin care gift box shipped directly to your recipient? You can add a personalized gift note at checkout and we’ll include it in your order packaging.
When you treat someone via Editors’ Pick, you can get a little something too! Our generous rewards program allows you to earn points in various ways including writing a review, leading to discounts on your own future orders.
Ready to pick out your perfect holiday skin care gift sets? If nothing above has caught your eye, head on over to our full range of skin care kits where there’s truly something for everyone.