Confession: I love giving gifts. Seriously, it's my favorite. Choosing personalized gifts I know people will actually enjoy is one of the only things outside of binging shows on Netflix I'm consistently committed to. In a world where gifting can feel like a burden, it's such a fun mental shift to infuse a bit of extra love into the process. For me, I view gifting as a tool to show those around me that I hear them, see them, and appreciate who they are. And while I try to make sure my actions express my adoration for those I love, giving them kick-ass gifts surely doesn't hurt.
As a self-proclaimed master gift giver, I feel confident enough in my abilities to share advice on the matter. And in my experience, there's one category that has a freakishly high success rate: skincare gift sets. Now, maybe I'm surrounded by more beauty lovers than the average person, but we all have at least a couple of people in our lives who enjoy a good skin-pampering session. And hey, maybe that person on your list is you!
I know it might not immediately seem like it, but skincare gift sets can feel super personal. The key is to steer clear of random collections of so-so products and instead lean into more curated sets. This way, you can introduce a loved one to a brand they've expressed interest in or tap into another area of interest like clean beauty or skincare tools.
So now do you believe that I'm the queen of gifting? Good! Ahead, check out 22 of the best skincare gift sets approved by this gift-giving expert.
For the person on your list who is getting more serious about their skincare, give the gift of The Inkey List. The UK-born brand is known for its affordable, straightforward, and highly active formulations of targeted skincare solutions. This set contains a few all-stars worth trying.
Everyone deserves moments of relaxation right now, and this set from the massage experts at The Now encourages those mindful moments. Start by rubbing the muscle-relaxing balm into shoulders or other tense areas and finish with a facial massage and soothing eye masks.
These Indie Lee minis are the perfect intro to the brand's clean offerings. The kit comes with everything you need to maintain clean, ultra-hydrated skin. And that COQ-10 Toner is seriously life changing.
There's definitely a skincare lover on your list who's been dying to try the U Beauty Smart Hydrator, the elusive follow-up to the brand's famed Resurfacing Compound. The only thing better than slathering this ultra-luxe cream onto your skin is doing it with a densely packed Artis brush made from super-soft, animal-free fibers. Your moisturizing regimen is about to get a major upgrade.
Gifting skincare tools is a full-on love language. This LED mask is beloved by beauty lovers, experts, and celebrities, like Halle Berry, who want supple, smooth skin. The set also contains a few more best sellers from the Dr. Dennis Gross brand, including the cult-favorite peel pads and the ferulic acid and retinol night serum and eye cream. Oh, and everything is full-size.
Our new normal may include more face masks, lip balm, and hand cream than ever before, but collections of elevated essentials like this set of Violet Grey favorites make the act of caring for ourselves and others a little more fun—and a lot more stylish.