It’ll be thrifty this Christmas: The best value gift sets for makeup lovers in 2023

With Christmas around the corner, it's never been a better time to pick up some makeup and skincare gift sets. Photo: Chantal Degaust/Unsplash.

WITH Christmas just around the corner, shelves are pilled high with Christmas gift sets. Which, for the thrifty among us, means it’s the perfect time to bag yourself some bargains that will keep you or your loved ones going in the year ahead.

Now that there are so many on the market, and so many great brands to choose, from getting a gift set for a loved one – or even as a bit of self care – is great gift idea. Gift sets are a great way to save money on some of the biggest brands and get more bang for your buck.

To help you choose, I’ve rounded up some of the best value gift sets on the market.

Benefit Most Wonderful Minis
Benefit has some great products that have been beauty staples in every makeup lover’s bag for years. This Benefit Wonderful Minis set gives you some of their most famous products – such as the Hoola bronzer and their beloved eyebrow products (worth €80) – for €39. Get in the basket.

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Cerave Hydration Essentials
Cerave is a huge name in the skincare world, known for its gentle ingredients which are great for problem and acne prone skin.
This Christmas, Cerave have put some of their best sellers all into one giftset. The Hydrating Cleanser, Moisturising Lotion, and the SPF 30 Facial Moisturising Lotion give you all the basics of a great skincare routine.

Worth €40, you can get these bestselling products for just €29.99. This a great one to treat yourself to if you’re looking to upgrade your skincare routine without breaking the bank.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk on the Go
The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip products are royalty in the world of beauty. Beloved for their perfect nude shade and creamy formula, they’ve earned their spot at the top of the lip products list.

You can get the lip liner and lipstick in this set, along with the pillow talk mascara, eyeliner and liquid blush for just €56 (worth €88).

Bellamianta Bronzing Classics
Skin in need of a lift in the dark winter months? Then it might be time to treat yourself to a tanning gift set. Bellamianta is a much loved Irish tanning brand and you can scoop up some of their best tanning products for a fraction of the price with this gift set. Including a tanning mitt, exfoliating mitt, facial tanning brush, body butter, face mask, bronzing powder, and dark tanning mousse, this set is reduced from €120 euro to just €49.99.

Sure it would be rude not to. Give the gift of a complete tanning routine with this set or treat yourself to a sun kissed glow despite the Irish winter.

Kash Beauty The Two Oils
These are two products from the Charleen Murphy and Kash Beauty collaboration this year that have been a huge hit. Every time I go into a store looking for these products they’re always sold out.

On the Kash beauty website you can get the stunning body oil which is beautiful over tan and the gorgeous lip oil for just €33.95, a steal considering the body oil itself retails for €24.95 and the lip oil €14.95. This set will be a hit for the makeup lover in your life (and if that’s you, that’s okay too!).

Spotlight Oral Total Whitening Christmas Gift Set
Spotlight Oral are a great brand for a value for money gift set. In this Total Whitening set, you get the brand’s new eco toothbrush, teeth whitening powder, and seven treatments of their teeth whitening strips for just €35 on the Spotlight Oral Care website.

There’s a lot of Christmas sets to choose from on their website so make sure to check them out for a different meaning to white Christmas this year.

Sculpted By Aimee Selection Box
This set is an absolute steal this Christmas. On the Sculpted By Aimee website you’ll get to craft your very own selection box. For €59 you’ll get to choose your own foundation, concealer, and mini beauty base.

This unique twist to the traditional gift set is a great way to personalise a present or buy for yourself with products you know you’ll actually use. I love this idea from the Irish brand.

Happy shopping!