12 Holiday Gift Boxes That Make Perfect Gifts

With some of beauty's best products coming together in curated packages, these sets are so good that you'll want them for yourself.
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With the holiday season comes lots of beauty-related gifts—specifically gift boxes. Everything from lipstick to candles is featured in collectible tins and pouches, providing the best of makeup and skincare for some serious deals that you just can’t pass up. Whether you’re buying them as a gift for a friend or just for yourself (I won’t judge), Christmas gift boxes are a great way to try out a range of colors, formulas, and styles of products this holiday season. 

When seemingly every brand has released a holiday gift set, it can be hard to decide which to get. L’Officiel USA rounded up 12 Christmas gift boxes from some of the biggest brands, from Chanel to Glossier. No doubt, you’ll want some of these under your tree this year.


Everyone’s favorite minimalist makeup brand, Glossier, has released The Skincare Edit, a seven-piece skincare set featuring mini versions of their best-selling products. The set includes Milky Jelly cleanser, Super Bounce serum, Priming Moisturizer Rich, two Balm Dotcoms in Original and Rose, Futuredew serum, and a Glossier headband. The perfect remedy for your friend's winter skin!

Glossier The Skincare Edit, $50, available at Glossier

Drunk Elephant

This kit from Drunk Elephant includes everything your friend needs for an at-home, salon-perfect facial—and it comes in a reusable millennial pink bag. Eye serum, facial oil, facial mask, moisturizer, and jelly cleanser pack a punch in this vegan and cruelty-free set, so the recipient is helping the planet and their skin in the process. A chic, Christmas gift box for your favorite skincare junkie.

Drunk Elephant Precious Cargo Kit, $88, available at Sephora

Fenty Beauty

Get four times the Fenty in this lip gloss set from Fenty Beauty, Rihanna’s consistently amazing beauty brand. The set, which comes in a keepsake tin and includes mini versions of shades Pretty Please, Fu$$Y, Confetti, Hot Chocolit, and Cheeky, is an ideal Christmas gift box for your beauty-obsessed friend.

Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set, $42, available at Fenty

Yves Saint Laurent

From liquid to matte, your friend will be dreaming about every option in this YSL Lipstick Vault. Including ten of the brand’s best-selling colors and formulas, the set gives your friend the chance to try different shades and finishes in one complete package. Could there be a more perfect Christmas gift box for the lipstick-obsessed in your life?

Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick Vault, $250, available at Sephora

Estée Lauder

Do you see that packaging?! Estée Lauder’s 31 Beauty Essentials set is wrapped in a red, playing card-themed case, and it’s giving me plenty of Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts vibes. The products, which range from eyeshadow palettes to makeup remover, create a chic and thoughtful set that has everything your friend needs for a subtle glam holiday look. 

Estée Lauder 31 Beauty Essentials Set, $70, available at Nordstrom


This adorable set from Fresh would make the perfect stocking stuffer, featuring four face masks in a super cute Christmas gift box. Apply the rose, black tea, and sugar masks, light some candles, and get ready for a completely reinvented nightly routine. 

Fresh Once Upon A Mask Set, $67, available at Nordstrom


This trio of Dior lippies comes in a very chic pink pouch (a perfect size to throw in your bag!), including two full-size products—the Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Lip Balm and the Addict Lacquer Stick—and a mini version of the Addict Lip Maximizer. No dry lips here!

Dior Addicted to Glow Light Glow Lip Set, $70, available at Nordstrom


This set from Chanel comes in a luxe velvet makeup bag, and includes a four-pan eyeshadow palette, a lip balm, and a primer. For those who live for minimal, barely-there makeup looks, this trio is everything they'll need. Store the products in the makeup bag for on-the-go use—plus, they'll look trés chic in the process.

Chanel Catch The Light Makeup Set, $150, available at Neiman Marcus

Haus Laboratories

Lady Gaga’s new makeup brand, Haus Laboratories, has released a new shimmer eyeshadow holiday set, which includes six shades from a natural beige to a piercing black. Gaga is even featured wearing the black shade, Chained Ballerina (can we talk about that name?), so definitely pick this set up so your friend can channel queen Stefani in the new year.

Haus Laboratories Shimmer Eyeshadow Holiday Set, $96, available at Haus Laboratories

Maison Margiela

Inspired by “timeless experiences and familiar but forgotten moments,” this set of mini perfumes from Maison Margiela is the perfect Christmas gift box for that person who just can’t decide (or who wants to try everything). The set of 10 perfumes have names like “Jazz Club,” “Lazy Sunday Morning,” and “Flower Market.” The fragrance line has been a huge hit, but with so many options to choose from, perhaps this set is the perfect way to let your friend find their favorite.

Maison Margiela Replica Memory Box, $35, available at Sephora 


This skincare kit from Goop is filled with the brand’s must-have products, including the Microderm Instant Exfoliator, the Morning Skin Superpowder, the Overnight Glow Peel, and the Body Luminizer. This Christmas gift box will have your friend waking up in the new year glowing from head to toe.

Goop Glow Getter Kit, $135, available at Goop


Described as a “miniature forest,” this votive set from Diptyque features 12 pine-scented candles that will fill your friend's home with some seriously festive energy. We suggest putting one in every room for the ultimate experience.

Diptyque Mini Votives Set, $155, available at Diptyque Paris


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