Maybe you haven’t noticed, but the holiday shopping season is in full swing. As much as we love gifting, we also get overwhelmed by the sheer number of people on our list. That’s where gift sets come in. These smartly packaged collections are a complete no-brainer—they feature some of our favorite products and are bundled so prettily that you may not even need to gift wrap. We’ve rounded up some of this season’s top sets, plus what customers have to say about their standout products. Happy shopping!
Whether you’re a fan of bold colors, miracle-working skincare, or gorgeous hair, you can’t go wrong with these sets by Lipstick Queen, boscia, and Number 4. But don’t take our word for it, here’s what Birchbox subscribers had to say:
Help your friends and family (and yourself) combat the winter blues and dry skin with this Birchbox exclusive body serum duo. Lavender soothes the mind and body, keeping holiday stress at bay, while Neroli boosts spirits and energy levels.
Jenny says: “This product is wonderful, it smells great and is not greasy or oily but hydrates soo well! I am really scent sensitive and I really loved this product, it has a great light scent and is so nice. Bought this as a Christmas gift and for myself!”
To achieve and maintain blemish-free skin for the New Year, look no further than this trio featuring boscia's botanical-rich cleanser, a full-size Willow Bark Treatment that can be used to treat wayward zits at all times, and shine-zapping Green Tea Blotting Linens.
"The Boscia Clear Complexion Trio is the best facial system I have ever come across. The products are light and clean, and there’s no residue feeling afterwards. The results have been amazing. I highly recommend any of the Boscia products."
This lip collection channels the spirit of New York, with shades named after some of the city’s iconic neighborhoods. Soho is a trendy red, Upper East is a classic nude, and Central Park is a warm peach. We love that we can layer on these colors for an opaque look without worrying about dry lips—the formula is packed with moisturizing shea butter, avocado and jojoba oils.
"I love Lipstick Queen. The three colors in this set work for anyone. My favorite is Central Park. I think it is the perfect peach. The lipstick is moist and long-lasting. I am not surprised that Poppy King did it again! The price is also excellent, as individually these lipsticks would be $20 each."
This Birchbox exclusive set from Number 4 has literally everything you need to heal strands damaged by styling and processing—perfect for the friend who’s constantly switching hair colors! With two full-sized products, one travel-sized hair mask, and a sample of a new hair oil, it’s basically like having your own personal stylist. (Ok, not quite.)
UTSmokey says about L’eau de Mer Hydrating Shampoo:
"This is by far the best shampoo I have ever used. I have very fine hair and have tried many, many high-end shampoos. The scent is light, fresh-smelling, and pleasant. This doesn’t weigh down my hair and it leaves it soft and smooth."
Garmont says about Super Comb Prep & Protect:
"I’ve been looking for a product to protect my hair from the sun’s rays, and this is it. It has an unobtrusively pleasant scent and does not feel tacky or oily after application. My hair is plentiful yet fine, and many products weigh my hair down, but not this one. I plan on continuing to use this product through the warm months."
Jess says about Lumiere d’hiver Reconstructing Masque:
"I got a sample size of this in my Birchbox about a year ago. I have since become completely addicted and cannot live without this product. My hair is very thick and tangles easily. This product works miracles and I get compliments on how silky and healthy my hair looks now! I highly recommend it."
Still want a little extra advice in the gift-giving department? Check out our Holiday 2012 Gift guide!