Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure there are three distinct camps in this world: people who detest baths with catlike avoidance, people who enjoy baths but only *actually* get around to drawing one twice a year or so, and people like me who are so obsessed with their bougie bathing ritual it's become practically religious. Candles, wine, fizzing bath bombs, soul-soothing music, a pizza… Literally, nothing is off-limits.
Anyone who knows me is aware of my affinity for luxurious bathing experiences, so I've become the automatic point person to shop for, research, and recommend anything and everything bath related. Of course, this time of year is my favorite because all of my favorite bath- and body-centric brands come out with holy-grail sets featuring their most covetable offerings.
Because there is nothing that makes me happier than gifting and treating myself to the best bath sets on the internet, I've carefully sifted through all of the chicest options to bring you my editor-approved selection of bath and shower staples. Not a bath person? Don't fret—these handy bundles make fantastic gifts or are equally magical inside an upright shower if that's more your MO.
Keep scrolling! The 15 best bath sets worth splurging for are just below.
What I love about this epic bath set from Glossier is how much of a crowd-pleaser it is. Somehow, it's luxurious yet unfussy, and just wait until you try the brand's new Exfoliating Bar—your skin will never be the same. Additionally, you'll get all of the other Body Hero essentials, like the Daily Perfecting Cream, the Daily Oil Wash, and the Dry-Touch Oil Mist.
Violet Grey reigns supreme where decadent beauty offerings are concerned, and suffice to say, the crème de la crème retailer really knows how to box up a next-level shower experience. This must-have set includes Dr. Barbara Sturm's Anti-Cellulite Body Brush, Nécessaire's Body Wash, Nécessaire's Body Lotion, and an Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Turban.
(Editor's note: This set includes updated products not depicted in the photo.)
I'd buy out Lush's supply of bathing goodies due to its signature whimsical packaging alone (so adorable!), but the formulas themselves are super fantastic as well. This Winter Wonderland bath set is what's currently on my wish list, as it features a few of my favorite things, like the Rose Jam Shower Gel, Sakura Body Lotion, Sultana of Soap Bar Soap, Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub, and Sugar Plump Shower Bomb.
Bath soak? Check. Natural glycerin soap? Check. Loofah sponge? Check. Body cream? Check. White sage smudge stick? Check. The dreamy AF bath gang is all here, and now, all you have to do is choose your scent—Milk + Honey, Rose + Wildflower, or White Tea + Lavendar.
No bath roundup could ever be complete without Aesop's beloved and earthy offerings, and I'm especially keen on this juicy blend of best sellers: the Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser, Geranium Leaf Body Balm, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, and Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm.
I might be biased, but Kayo is one of my all-time favorite beauty brands, especially when it comes to bodycare. So it's not surprising that this spa day–inspired bath set gives me butterflies. I can't choose a favorite, but my bathing practice has never been the same since I discovered the Detox Mask to Scrub.
When I asked Courtney Higgs (my fellow bath lover and WWW beauty editor) to choose a favorite where bath sets are concerned, she named Bathing Culture right off the bat. I'm new to the brand but have my eye on this set aptly designed for the "gourmet" bather. You get the Big Dipper Mineral Bath, Large Mineral Sea Sponge, Terracotta Detox Scrubber, Outer Being Face & Body Oil, Cosmic Rainbow Towel, and the Peace Through Bathing Gift Bag.
Do anyone you love a favor (especially you) and select one of Rituals' famed bath sets. (The brand is legendary among luxury-obsessed beauty editors.) I'm obsessed with The Ritual of Karma, which features the prettiest ingredients—think sweet almond oil, holy lotus, and white tea in bubbly, body-sweet concoctions like body cream, foaming shower gel, body scrub, and a stunning hair and body mist.
This is one of my top picks if you or your giftee is especially conscious about clean, organic skincare formulations. Keep it simple with Organic Bath Co.'s signature bodywash (which will never strip your skin) and its natural sea sponge. Plus, you have your choice of three different scents—PeaceFull (Lavender), Zesty Morning (Citrus) or RefreshMint (Mint).
Gifts don't get more beautiful than this. Shop with Handmade by Kae, and you can choose from two different combinations; one full-size soap of your choice, one wooden wick candle, one small lotion, and one hand-knit 100% cotton washcloth or two full-size soaps of your choice, one shea butter cream in a pump bottle, one body oil, and one hand-knit 100% cotton washcloth. (The large handmade wooden gift box and a satin or burlap ribbon are included!)
Found: the ultimate bath set for any French beauty connoisseur. This particular mix is all about L'Occitane's cult-favorite almond scent via its decadent Almond Milk Concentrate, Almond Shower Oil, Almond Delicious Exfoliating Soap, Almond Delicious Hand Cream, and Almond Supple Skin Oil. So yummy.
The name doesn't lie. This best-of-the-best box from The Detox Market houses a bunch of the most-wanted natural beauty products on the market: the Osea Undaria Algae Body Oil, Innersense True Enlightenment Scalp Scrub, Odacité Black Mint Cleanser, Josh Rosebrook Daily Acid Toner, Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer, Sahajan Lip Karma in Vanilla, 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, Eu’Genia Dermatological Strength Shea, Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara, and Goop GoopGlow Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel.
If you're someone who prioritizes smell, this bath set from Sol de Janeiro is sure to please. (The signature pistachio-caramel scent is intoxicatingly good, and it will instantly transport you to somewhere tropical.) This "splashy" set features the Brazilian Joia Strengthening + Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, and Brazilian Crush Hair & Body Fragrance Mist.