Welcome to the season of gift sets. They’re everywhere, and each promises some kind of value. But are you getting a good deal? Whether you’re buying gifts or just stocking up on beauty essentials for yourself, the holidays are the best time to invest in makeup, skincare and hair care products…but only if you do your research. We’ve saved you some time in your quest to save money this season and have done the math for you. These gift sets actually save you money and are perfect for stocking stuffers—instead of giving the whole set to one person, break it up and provide for many. That’s the easy way to get the biggest savings.
14 holiday gift sets that will actually save you money
Luna Holiday Cleansing CollectionThis kit comes with a cleansing brush that on its own is the same price as the whole set. Plus, the other products are full-sized, which can be tough to find in a gift set.
You’ll save: $92
LUNA™ Holiday Cleansing Collection with Full Size Boscia Products for Sensitive/Normal Skin, $229 at Sephora. Sephora
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. EyesYou get five vibrant, always-sharp eyeliners, usually $23 each. Four for friends—and one for you!
You’ll save: $67
Smashbox ART. LOVE. COLOR. EYES, $48 at Sephora. Smashbox
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss KitThese high-shine lip glosses are great for stocking stuffers. Usually $23 each, you're paying $13 a piece with this set.
You’ll save: $40
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Plexi-Gloss Kit, $52 at Sephora. Make Up For Ever
Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Rollerball TrioThis set features three fragrance rollerballs from Marc Jacobs' Daisy collection. Everyone has their favourite Daisy iteration, now you have one of each to give.
You’ll save: $50
Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Rollerball Trio, $55 at Sephora. Marc Jacobs
The Body Shop Enchanted Forest Shower Gel Gift SetPerfect for stocking stuffers or adding to teacher's gifts, these deliciously scented shower gels are a great deal all around at only $15 for the set.
You’ll save: $5
The Body Shop Enchanted Forest Shower Gel Gift Set, $15 at The Body Shop. The Body Shop
Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel North Pole Gift SetPeople who love Bath & Body Works products really love them. Save some dough on a vanilla bean Christmas set and spread some deliciously scented cheer.
You’ll save: $8.50
Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel North Pole Gift Set, $22 at Bath & Body Works. Bath & Body Works
Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple Merry On-The-Go Gift SetAnother seasonal Bath & Body Works scent that's easily broken up for stocking gifts. The savings aren't huge, but neither is the price tag.
You’ll save: $4.25
Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple Merry On-The-Go Gift Set, $20 at Bath & Body Works. Bath & Body Works
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Face Care Discovery SetFace masks make great stocking stuffers and the cleanser could be a small gift in itself.
You’ll save: $7
The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Face Care Discovery Set, $10 at The Face Shop. The Face Shop
The Face Shop Face Mask TrioThese tubs of skincare goodness are half the usual size, but in this set, you get three tubs for the price of one full-size tub.
You’ll save: $12.50
The Face Shop Face Mask Trio, $25 at The Face Shop. The Face Shop
Smashbox ART. LOVE. COLOR Studio SetSix full-size Smashbox products for less than half the price. Sound good?
You’ll save: $48
Smashbox ART. LOVE. COLOR Studio Set, $45 at Murale. Murale
Benefit Cosmetics Party Hoppin' Gift SetGive each of the full-sized products to a different friend and keep the mini eye cream for yourself.
You’ll save: $49
Benefit Cosmetics Party Hoppin' Gift Set, $47 at Murale. Murale
The Holiday KitBuying this kit, featuring 15 winter essential beauty products from this luxury online retailer literally saves you hundreds.
You’ll save: $324
Net-A-Porter Beauty The Holiday Kit, $169 at Net-A-Porter. Net-a-Porter
Nails Inc. Be Gelous CollectionGet six nail colours in a long-lasting gel formula at a fraction of the usual cost.
You’ll save: $17
Nails Inc. Be Gelous Collection, $37 at Net-A-Porter. Net-a-Porter
Cargo Limited Edition Gel Lip Color KitLip colour from Cargo usually costs $22 each, and this kit has four for $25!
You’ll save: $63
Cargo Limited Edition Gel Lip Color Kit, $25 at Cargo Cosmetics.Cargo