The best beauty gift sets

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It's the gift that keeps on giving – the best beauty sets will last all year round

Beauty gift sets keep on giving. Your giftee will pounce upon one component for New Year's Eve, and forget about the less sparkly bits until one slow Sunday in spring, when you'll get a second thank you text – she's found the face pack, and, judging by Instagram, she's delighted. Once considered the petrol-station flowers of Christmas presents, the beauty gift set has in recent years improved to something-you'd-actually-want status. See, for example, the Paul & Joe Make-up Collection (£42,, which comes in a washbag covered with whimsical cats. Or the Barry M Christmas Box (£89.99,, which contains 30 of its bestselling nail paints and would keep all your sisters happy until summer comes.


Barrym Christmas Box


Carven Le Parfum £55,


Jo Malone Travel Candles £62,

Jo Malone Travel Candels

Tom Ford Lips and Nail Box £124,

Tomford Lips And Nails Box

Powered by article was written by Eva Wiseman, for The Observer on Sunday 8th December 2013 09.59 Europe/London © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010


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