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Give the Gift of Beauty This Holiday Season

By Catherine Tse, 26 Nov, 2015
  • Give the Gift of Beauty This Holiday Season

Spread some holiday cheer with one of these decadent, limited edition gift sets. Beauty brands wait all year to launch these special kits, which are often a great value with particularly pretty packaging, so indulge in your favourites and buy before they sell out!

Lush, Winter Garden, $37.95

Smelling fabulous is always in season and Lush’s gift set is full of hand-made delights inspired by garden blooms. This contains five luxurious all-star products that will leave skin soft and delicately scented. This holiday set includes Rose Jam Shower Gel, Rub Rub Rub Solid Body Scrub, Gorgeous Facial Moisturizer, Dream Cream Hand and Body Lotion and Snowcake Soap.

Available online at and at Lush retail stores.

Hourglass, Ambient Lighting Edit, $95

Hourlgass is the expert on delivering luminous glow, and their holiday palette offers six shades designed to brighten, contour and highlight, all in a single, elegant palette. This includes blushes, bronzers and the new Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Iridescent Strobe Light, a sheer illuminating highlighter designed to capture and reflect light on the face.

Available online at and in-store at Sephora retail stores.

Make Up For Ever, Cult Brush Set, $99

Creating beautiful holiday looks start with the right tools, and Make Up For Ever’s holiday brush set is perfect for collectors or for those just starting out. The brushes are handcrafted and come neatly stored in a travel pouch to keep them protected. The set includes a foundation brush (#106), a highlighter brush (#152), an eye shader brush (#226), a bent eyeliner brush (#260) and an angled eyebrow brush (#270).

Available online at and in-store at Sephora retail stores and Make Up For Ever boutiques.

AmorePacific, The Asian Beauty Secret Collection, $95

This luxury skincare line comes from Korea, where some of the best, most innovative skincare products are developed. This holiday set is a fantastic value and a great way to introduce some new products into your skincare regime. This kit contains a Treatment Enzyme Peel (full size) to exfoliate dry, dull skin; Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System (full size) to increase brightness wile balancing moisture levels; Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essence to immediately lift and de-puff the eye area; Moisture Bound Hydra-gel Oil-free to provide intense hydration and replenish nutrients; and Treatment Cleansing Oil to thoroughly cleanse pores and remove all traces of makeup, sunscreen and impurities.

Available online at or in-store at Sephora retail stores.

Escents, Mini Wellness Roll-on Tin, $32.95

Give the gift of health and wellness this holiday season with Escents’ 100% natural aromatherapy roll-ons. Made from pure therapeutic grade essential oils and plant-based ingredients, these vials are perfect for keeping on hand to help keep the calm through the hectic holiday season. The set includes four roll-ons - Head-aid, Stress Relief, Breathe Easy and Muscle Relief - all stored in a travel-friendly reusable tin ready for use in any situation.

Available online at and in-store at Escents retail stores.

Rodial, Smokey Eye Kit, $49

From cult-beauty brand, Rodial, this luxe makeup set is focused on one thing: creating the perfect, sultry smokey eye. This kit contains three of Rodials’ best-sellers: Glamolash Mascara XXL, Smokey Eye Pen in black and Instaglam Magic Pen Eye Glow.

Available at Murale retails stores.

Burt’s Bees, On the Go Kit, $14.99

Always a crowd-pleaser, Burt’s Bees offers an adorable pouch this holiday season containing an assortment of nourishing products for those on-the-go. Perfect for those who travel a lot or for stashing in the office desk to keep the face, hands and lips conditioned all through the holiday season. This kit contains White Tea Facial Cleansing Towelettes, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream Mini, Milk and Honey Body Lotion Mini, Vanilla Bean Lip Balm and the classic Beeswax Lip Balm.

Available at drug stores.

Clé de Peau Beauté, Collection Bal Masque, Nail Lacquer Trio, $80

For incredible impact, this gift of three exquisite nail lacquers from prestige makeup line, Clé de Peau, won’t disappoint. This limited edition holiday collection was inspired by the mysterious elegance of a masquerade and the bottles are exquisitely adorned. The collection has been exclusively packaged in collaboration with renowned jewellery designer, Joji Kojima.

Available at Holt Renfrew.

Tarte, Light of the Party, $71

Give the gift of glamour with this beautifully designed kit. The sturdy zippered case is adorned in sequins, which holds an impressive 30+ beauty items within. This dazzling collector’s set contains 24 holiday-ready eye shadows, a double-ended eye shadow brush, six limited-edition shadows, and brand new highlighter, bronzer and blush shades. A deluxe sample size of their cult favourite, Lights, Camera Lashes 4-in-1 mascara will complete any holiday look.

Available online at and in-store at Sephora retail stores.

Atelier Cologne, Collection Azur Travel Spray Gift Set, $60

This metal tin contains eight vials of Atelier Cologne’s most popular scents. Perfect for traveling or tucking into a purse, these offer artisanal fragrances that are mysteriously unique yet universally beautiful. Scents include: Orange Sanguine, Cédrat Eniivrant, Pomélo Paradis, Vanille Intensée, Mandarine Glaciale, Sud Magnolia, Figuier Ardent and Cédre Atlas. A wonderful set for anyone who loves niche, well-crafted French fragrances.

Available online at and in-store at Sephora retail stores.

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