I get it. You sat down, got comfortable, grabbed a yummy snack, and opened this article to be the good, gift-giving friend/child/sibling/partner/co-worker you know you’re supposed to be this time of year. Unfortunately for you, there’s absolutely no way you’re making it through this story and solely shopping for others and others alone. (Yes, you deserve to treat yourself, too!)
I’m not sure who came up with the concept of gift sets and artfully curated selections of minis, but they did a brilliantly helpful thing for my shopping process. While jolly and all, this time of year can also be incredibly stressful. Not only do the best holiday beauty gift sets let you dabble and try lots of different things before committing to the more expensive full-size version, but they’re also a choice way to share your fave products and brands (in bulk) with the people you love most while strategically saving some money. There might be hundreds of holiday beauty gift sets out on the market right now, but as a product-obsessed editor who’s tried and seen practically everything, I’m sharing my top 23 picks just below. Keep scrolling—they’re going fast.