Great “Ready to Give” (just add a bow) Beauty Sets
(from Nuxe, Algenist, L’Occitaine, Honest Beauty, Hard Candy, and Tree Hut)
by advicesisters.com staff
Beauty products by themselves are a welcome gift for people who love them, but when you put them in a beautifully packaged set, they’re so much more!
Beauty sets give you a chance to sample products from companies you might not be familiar with, or try new products in travel sizes before you buy the larger ones. Gifting a beautifully boxed set of beauty products is also a way to introduce someone to products you love, and many of these sets are also a great value.
This holiday gift guide features beauty gifts that are so nicely presented, all you have to do is add a bow. There’s something for every interest and for every budget. Add a bow and a gift card… it’s ready to go!
Beauty Countdown Set by Nuxe Paris
In the tradition of an Advent calendar comes the Nuxe Paris Beauty Countdown Set ($49). This impressively boxed beauty kit of 1o travel sized beauty treasures would be a great gift if you just purchased them in a bunch. Housed in an adorable, hard-sided box featuring a darling drawing of facades on a Parisian Street on the front (looking up towards Montmarte, perhaps?) and a glossary of the 10 treasures on the back.
The box opens like a book to reveal another street scene labeled 1-10. each with a pop-out “window” revealing a travel-sized Nuxe beauty product. C’est magnifique!
Nuxe is for discerning beautistas who insist upon high-quality skincare that must be luxurious as well as effective. The plant-based products that Nuxe has been selling to chic women everyone for over 5 decades keep up with trends, but Nuxe never forgets that classic quality, endures.
The travel-sized Items in this set will find their way into handbags and travel totes: nuxellence® eclat 15ml, crème fraiche® de beauté 15ml, rêve de miel® hand and nail cream 15ml, huile prodigieuse® or 10ml nuxellence® detox 15ml, rêve de miel® cleansing gel 15ml, prodigieux® shower oil 30ml, crème prodigieuse® 15ml, gentle exfoliating gel 15ml, huile prodigieuse® 30ml.. The outer box is re-useable for gloves, scarves or other “treasures/” This is a fabulous gift and a great value for all who adore luxury skinscare. The Nuxe Paris Beauty Countdown Set is available exclusively at Ulta..com
The Best of Algenist Collection
Serious skincare beautifully boxed at a great value is a fabulous gift for both women and men. Algenist is known for products and kits that work really hard to help people have the best skin possible.One of their holiday gift-ables that we think is particularly special (and that will continue paying benefits) is The Best of Algenist Collection 2016 (Retail $120, Value $241) . This boxed set offers the opportunity to try five anti-aging treatments formulated with Alguronic Acid® and/or Microalgae Oil to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as help to restore the skin’s firmness, elasticity, and radiance.
We have reviewed Algenist on advicesisters.com and really like this brand! The set includes the wonderful Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser (4 fl. oz) , Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Serum 1 fl oz) Complete Eye Renewal Balm (0.23 fl. oz) Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream (1 fl. oz) that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles and the Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Sleeping Pack (0.33 fl. oz.) to intensely hydrate while you sleep. For more information on this set and Algenist products read our (highlighted reviews) and visit https://www.algenist.com
Honest Beauty Rose Gold Shimmer Kit
The Honest Beauty Rose Gold Glimmer Set ($35) is housed in a show-stopping box featuring an abstract artwork rose, tinged with silver and rose gold glitter. It’s so pretty you might be tempted not to open it! But you will, because you’ll see the trio of treats on the back that are inside: a Luminizing Powder in Instant Spark (swirls of gold and rose gold shimmer) in a chic, shiny gold square mirrored compact worthy of toting in an evening bag, plus two great lip glosses: Lips For Days (sheer gloss infused with tons of gold shimmer) and Shine for Nights (semi-sheer intense raspberry). Wear the lip glosses together, individually, or over your favorite lip color.
The makeup items alone create a set that’s a $61 value but that’s not all: The hard-sided presentation box is worth keeping s for jewelry or makeup or other treasures. The box has two lovely affirmations “Everything looks Rosier” on the big interior mirror and “You Just Can’t Hide That Glow” on the bottom . Also, Honest Beauty will donate $1 for each kit sold to fund 1-year of computer science education for an elementary student through Code.org (education is a beautiful way to give back while giving forward). Honest beauty touts its products as crafted without
Honest beauty touts its products as crafted without questionable or potentially harmful ingredients. That’s nice, too. This set is sold at Ulta, Ulta.com and also on the Honest Beauty Website
L’Occitaine Verbena Collection Set
The Invigorating Verbena Gift by LOccitane ($72) is just one of many beautifully boxed gift collections that L’Occitane always offers for the holidays. Fortunate indeed is the person who gets one! We selected this beautiful beauty kit because Lemony Verbena is one of those scents that is not just unisex, but spans generations, The scent of verbena is fresh and uplifting and happy.
No additional paper wrap is needed with L’Occitane gifts, but this one is particularly eye-catching in a bright yellow hard-sided presentation gift box decorated with festive “streamers.”
The five verbena-scented treasures inside are the real gift: L”occitane’s famous Verbena Shower Gel 8.4 fl. oz,, Verbena Body Lotion 8/4 fl. oz, a travel-sized Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel 1 oz.; a lovely Verbena Scented Candle in a glass votive with a cheerful metal top to lights your nights and cheer those chilly days 3.5 oz. and a burlap fabric Verbena Perfumed Sachet for your lingerie or sweater drawer 1.2 oz..
The uplifting lemon scent of verbena comes from essential oils that help energize and revitalize the body while also balancing and calming the mind. All these items together in this limited edition set is really a bargain (don’t telll them the price because it really looks like it should cost even more). Visit your favorite L’Occitaine boutique or online http://usa.loccitane.com/
Tree Hut Coconut Lime Essential Travel Kit
“Put the lime in the coconut and drink ’em both together, Put the lime in the coconut and then you’ll feel better, Put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up” The Coconut Lime Essential Travel Kit by Tree Hut (approx. $14.29) will have them humming that old tune!.
Not quite a box, but we love it packaged in a re-useable,zippered travel bag are four skin-loving travel sized skincare must-haves that smell a bit like paradise. The price is right, too under $15.
Tree Hut is known for their Certified Organic Shea Butter, and it’s in all of these products! Hydrating and soothing Certified Organic Shea Butter and Coconut and Lime Extracts take the place of harsh (and not always so nicely scented) “freebies” in hotel rooms. The set includes Body Wash 2.0 oz., Shea Body Butter 2.0 oz., Body Lotion 2.0, and a Shea Sugar Scrub 2.5. The tropical scent is nice but not too “suntan-lotion-y.” It brings back a little bit of Summer, even in the dead of Winter.
Tree Hut is known for their Certified Organic Shea Butter, and it’s in all of these products! Hydrating and soothing Certified Organic Shea Butter and Coconut and Lime Extracts take the place of harsh (and not always so nicely scented) “freebies” in hotel rooms. All the products are made in the USA. Buy this at Ulta.com and for more information visit http://www.treehutshea.com/
Hard Candy Party Ready Nail & Lip Collection
Who says you have to pay a lot to get a lot of beauty in one box? Not us! At advicesisters.com we’re not makeup snobs. Once something is on your skin, as long as it works well and flatters you, no one knows what brand it is (until or unless you tell them).
Hard Candy has a ton of nicely presented boxed beauty gifts and none of them cost a queen’s ransom. One great example is the Hard Candy Party Ready Nail & Lip Collection With Cosmetic Bag ($9.88 value $26.00). This is a whopping 15-piece set includes 5 nail colors with heart-shaped rings you can really wear on each bottle, four lip glosses in very trendy colors, and a bright pink metallic cosmetic bag with a fun red lip graphic big enough to hold them all, and even more.
The metallic presentation box in silver blue and green has a clear front so you can admire everything inside before you tear open the box and grab all the goodies. There’s even a $1 off coupon inside the box so your lucky recipient can buy even more makeup. How great is this?! Exclusively at Walmart and walmart.com, we think Hard Candy is a “find.”