The Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide For Every Budget

The Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide For Every Budget
Finding the best beauty gift sets for your friends and family that work with your budget can be tricky. There’s a lot of choice out there, almost too much, and it can be impossible to decide what to buy for who. Fortunately, we’ve waded through this year’s festive offering and selected some of our favourites, including the show-stopping luxury makeup gift sets from the likes of Rare Beauty and Byredo, and the budget-friendly skincare sets from Dr Jart+ and Biossance that look anything but budget.

Whether you’re looking for something specific (this year’s Diptyque candle set, or the must-have makeup gift set perhaps?) or have absolutely no idea, we’ve curated the ultimate gift guide for every budget, from under £30 to over £150…

Best Beauty Gift Sets To Buy In 2022 Under £30


Rare Beauty

Mini Matte Lipstick & Matte Lip Liner Duo, £ 19,00

The Budget-Friendly Makeup Gift Set
Selena Gomez’s makeup brand, Rare Beauty has been a runaway success since it launched with us in February and this mini duo is the best makeup gift set for under £20 in our opinion. The wearable nude hue and comfortable matte texture make both the lipstick and liner everyday essentials.


Space NK

Shimmering Spice Diffuser, £ 13,00

The Cult-Classic Christmas Scent
Space NK’s Shimmering Spice scent is a festive favourite, and this diffuser ensures the fragrance fills your home with the cosy blend of cinnamon, cedar and all spice all day long.


JVN Hair

Complete Shine All The Time Set, £ 14,00

The Best Hair Gift Set Under £30
If they’ve watched Queer Eye they’ll be desperate to get their hands on Jonathan Van Ness’ haircare range. This shine-boosting duo works on all hair types and helps to rehydrate and nourish with the brand’s signature ingredient, hemisqualane. As far as haircare goes, this is hands down one of the best beauty gift sets for 2022.



Vinotherapist Duo, £ 4,80

The Best Beauty Gift Set Under £10
This is a great beauty gift set to have at home in reserve in case you missed someone off your list, or you just want to give someone a little ‘thank you’. Caudalie hand cream is one of the best in the business and the brand has thrown in a very handy lip balm too.


Dr. Jart+

Anti-Blemish Trial Kit, N/A

The Best Skincare Gift Set Under £30
You get a lot of bang for your buck with this skincare gift set from Dr. Jart+. Admittedly it is quite specialist, but if they’ve flagged acne and blemishes as a key skin concern for them, snap this up pronto. If they have sensitive skin, you might also want to look at Dr. Jart+ Calm and Clean Set, £ 17,50.


Best Beauty Gift Sets to buy in 2022 under £50



Basic Body Kit: Igneous, £ 39,00

The Feel-Good Bodycare Set
You really can’t go wrong with an Aesop gift set and this duo is one of our favourites this year. With the bestselling Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser and the matching Body Balm, this perfecting pairing will keep their spirits high long into January 2023.


Jo Loves

Pomelo A Bauble, N/A

Best Fragrance Gift Set Under £50
No Christmas tree is complete without a Jo Loves bauble and this year’s offering is the ultimate self-care gift. With a mini Pomelo Bath & Shower Gel and Pomelo Body Lotion, as well a small Pomelo fragrance, it’s the perfect way to embrace the zingy grapefruit scent.



Hand Care Furoshiki Gift Set, £ 19,00

Best Gift Set If You Don’t Know What They Like
This trio of soothing, nourishing formulas will ensure their hands stay soft and smooth throughout the winter. Made by nurses, Nursem makes one of the best hand creams we’ve ever tried and this gift set includes the intensive Skin Fix treatment and the Caring Hand Wash.


By Terry

Terryfic Eye Palette Nude Celebration, N/A

The Eye Palette They’ll Fall In Love With
Filled with neutral matte and metallic eyeshadows, By Terry’s palette gives them the option of channelling a single tone or dialling up their look with a high-octane smoky eye. For extra bonus points, you could treat them to a Space NK Brush 301 - Concealer and Eyeshadow, £ 14,00.


Living Proof

Brilliantly Full Set, £ 38,40

Best Haircare Gift Set If They Want More Volume
This three-step haircare gift set injects some fullness and volume to fine, flat hair. It’s a great Christmas gift for anyone who regularly bemoans their lack of volume. It’s also a very savvy treat for yourself if you love Living Proof, as you save £26.


Best Beauty Gift Sets to buy in 2022 under £100



Hair Repair Treatment Set, £ 36,00

Best Hair Repair Gift Set

The Olaplex Hair Repair Treatment Kit gets our vote for the best haircare gift set under £100. With a full-size No.0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment, No3 Hair Perfector, No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, it’s a ready-made hair routine.


Skin Rocks

Retinoid 1 - Vitamin A Face Serum, £ 65,00

Best Skincare Product To Gift This Christmas
If they’re serious about their skincare, they’re probably already a member of Caroline Hirons’ Skin Freaks Facebook group and have had their eye on the new Retinoid Serums since they launched last month. Treat them to this and you’re earn serious brownie points.


Aromatherapy Associates

Ultimate Wellbeing Bath & Shower Oil Collection, £ 67,00

Best Self-Care Gift
Worth £144, this collection of Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oils is a great investment for any bathroom. With 10 different oil blends, there’s something for every mood and moment.



Etincelles Scented Candle, N/A

The Under-The-Radar Festive Candle
Diptyque’s Sapin Scented Candle gets a lot of hype and for good reason, but this year we’re gifting Etincelles. It’s another of the Parisian fragrance house’s festive scents, but rather than pine trees, it fills the room with warming aromas of wood fire, chocolate and coffee. It makes your home feel warm and cosy – the perfect antidote to the freezing temperatures outside.



Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Elephant, N/A

The Sell-Out Makeup Palette
Run, don’t walk if you want to treat yourself or someone else to this palette for Christmas. Hourglass’ limited-edition Tiger palette has already sold out, and this one will be gone within days. For those not au fait with Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powders, the lightweight formulas mimic the effects of the most flattering lighting, leaving your skin looking flawlessly radiant.


Best Beauty Gift Sets to buy in 2022 under £150



34 Blvd St Germain Reed Diffuser, £ 159,00

Best Luxury Home Fragrance Gift
You might be tempted by one of the many Diptyque gift sets this year and rightly so, but we’ve got our eye firmly on this exquisite diffuser. Complete with the warm and woody yet green and fresh scent of 34 Blvd St Germain, inspired by the brand’s first Parisian boutique, this is a gift they’ll treasure forever.


Space NK

The Essential Vitamin C Edit Box, £ 69,00

Best Gift Set For Vitamin C Fans
If they’re a self-proclaimed skincare expert, they’ll be obsessed with vitamin C and this gift box is jam-packed with our bestsellers from the likes of Murad and BeautyStat. Plus, it’s worth £263…


Acqua Di Parma

Colonia Gift Set, N/A

Best Acqua di Parma Gift Set
Fragrance layering is having a real moment right now and this gift set from Acqua di Parma provides the perfect environment to dabble in the trend. With a travel-friendly Colonia Eau de Cologne and a Colonia Bath and Shower Gel, you can layer up your favourite scent to ensure it lasts even longer than usual.


Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte's Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars, N/A

Best Luxury Makeup Gift
If you’re looking for a makeup gift set that will make their jaw hit the floor as their unwrap it, look no further than Charlotte Tilbury’s Diamond Chest Of Beauty Stars. All the fan favourites are included, from the full size Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Catwalking to the mini Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara and Wonderglow. There are 12 drawers for them to explore and the jewel-handed set can be reused long after Christmas too.


Sunday Riley

Superstars Skincare Set, £ 69,00

Best Luxury Skincare Gift
Whether they’ve chewed your ear off about the importance of using a vitamin C serum or are constantly encouraging you to try a retinol product, this quartet of Sunday Riley bestsellers will be right up their street.


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