We always get a bit giddy around gorgeous Christmas gift sets.
Whether you’re shopping for someone else or treating yourself to a little self-gifting, they’re brilliant way to nab a decent discount on your favourite products.
They also offer an opportunity to try a new brand or product for less.
We’ve opened up some of the most popular sets on the market this year to see what’s inside, here are eight of our top picks:
If your giftee is always on the go, this is a present they’ll truly appreciate. Eminence Organic Skin Care has picked the top beauty picks from beauty editors and experts around the world and packaged them into a stunning gift set.
This all-in-one travel-sized kit (€95 here) includes Stone Crop Gel Wash, Bamboo Age Corrective Masque, Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer and Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil.
If there was one word to sum up this one it’s ‘decadence’. The Yonka La Vie En Rose gift set (€195) is what every beauty buff dreams of finding under the tree.
The gorgeous baby pink cosmetics bag is filled with Excellence Code Contours eye cream and Excellence Code Creme – two wonder products that will thrill anyone from your girlfriend to your Granny.
This mini jumbo buffer and mini liquid buffer by Irish brand Fuschia are perfect for applying liquid and powder products.
This set includes both handbag heroes for a bargain €19.50 here.
With a shower foam, shower scrub, body cream and bed and body spray all arranged in a gorgeous box, the Rituals ‘Ritual of Karma – Caring Collection’ is an absolute steal.
These soothing products based on the floral aroma of Holy Lotus and Organic White Tea and you can nab the full set for just €35.55 at Brown Thomas now.
On a tight budget this year? e.l.f’s trio of moisturising tinted lip balms work much harder than their €7.50 price tag belies.
They can be worn alone or under lipgloss so they suit everybody and you can pick them up in Penneys and pharmacies across Cork. An ideal stocking filler.
6. BIA BEAUTY
Made right here in Cork, Bia Beauty’s Feed Your Face gift set (€48) includes their sumptuous Mellow Mandarin Moisturiser, Orange and Grapefruit Exfoliant & Cleanser and Stop The Clock Eye Gel – a cooling and healing eye gel that works wonders on puffy eyes (you’ll need this for New Year’s Day).
Bia Beauty is available from Meadow & Bryne, The Health Store and select independent health stores and pharmacies.
With ingredients so pure that some can even be used in cooking, the Ecooking collection features an ingenious line of versatile products that use organic and natural super-ingredients to bring miraculous results to your skin.
This Ecooking Hydration Set (€55 from SkinfullAffairs) contains the 24 Hour Cream moisturiser, nourishing Multi Balm and the Peel Mask.
Inspired by Ellie Kelly, BPerfect’s Born Ready Lip Kits contain three lip products; a Long Lasting Liner Pencil, Satin Finish Lipstick with a High-Intensity Pigment and Gold Infused Highlighter Lipgloss.
The Cheeky set (a sultry bright red coral, €29.95 here) is perfect for Christmas nights out.