Set for Christmas

They say it’s better to give than to receive, but these gorgeous Christmas gift sets may just challenge that adage  


The 21 Elemis Christmas sets cover the length and breath of skincare needs: from the anti-ageing Precious Pro-Collagen Duo and Sparkling Beauty offerings to the seven gift sets in the Fresh Skin line for teens and clients in their early 20s, the five-product Beauty Treasures set and the luxury Pro-Collagen Jewels box, containing six of the British skincare brand’s hero products. The Christmas collection also includes three gift sets for the male market: The Art of Travelling for Him, The Adventurer and Shaving Legends.

Trade price: £12.50-£99.50


Dermalogica is releasing five gift sets for Christmas this year, three Hero Moisturiser sets and two Favourites sets. The three hero sets, the Active Moist, Skin Smoothing Cream and Age Smart Super Rich Repair sets pair different best-selling Dermalogica moisturisers with the cleanser that best complements them and a free PreCleanse as an add-on. The sets cater for a range of skin needs, from dry normal and from oily to mature. Meanwhile, the two favourites sets – Body Therapy and Dermalogica Favourites – contain the brands most popular at-home treatment products.

Trade price: from £20.00


Nail brand Jessica is celebrating the holiday season with the suitably winter-themed Let It Snow lacquer collection, containing three festive shades of bold red, strong blue and glittery silver. Packaged in snowman-shaped bottles and available in three colour combinations:  Snowflake & Candy Cane, Blue Year’s Eve & Candy Cane and Blue Year’s Eve & Snowflake, the lacquers arrive in a glow-in-the-dark 3D glitter box.

Trade price: £6.69


Murad is offering five skincare sets this Christmas. The Complete Renewal kit combats fine lines and wrinkles to create a smoother and more youthful complexion, while the Real Radiance kit bolsters the skin’s glow for a brighter and more luminous look. The Ultimate Hydration set nourishes and replenishes the skin, while the Perfect Balance kit cleanses and balances combination to oily skin. The brand also caters for the male market, in the shape of the Perfect Shave set.

Trade price: £18.96-£26.81


The French skincare stalwart is giving us five holiday gift sets this year: the Hydrating kit, designed to replenish parched winter skin; the Soothing kit to calm and relieve; the Anti-Ageing kit, including the brand’s key 2013 anti-ageing launch, the Prolagen Lift; the Tonifying gift set to invigorate the body and; the Men Skincare collection  – with a male grooming set comprised of the Soothing After Shave, Aromessence Homme, Exfoliating Gel and Alguaromes Energising Shower Gel.

RRP: £33- £74.50

Germaine de Capuccini

Spanish skincare brand Germaine de Capuccini launches 12 gift sets, all packaged in luxurious-looking gold cases and wrapped in black tissue paper. Combining hero offerings from the Time Expert series with complementary products, the holiday collection includes the anti-ageing Time Expert SRNS, Time Expert Rides and Time Expert Xcel sets and aims to give all customers the VIP treatment by providing results-focused products in high-end packaging.

Trade price: from £24.85


Thalgo is offering eight Christmas coffrets this year, including a gift set for men, a choice of three anti-ageing collections and kits for dehydrated and for mature skin. The are two coffferts in the Thalgo Spa range, the Polynesia and the Indocéane, with the former containing the Exotic Island Body Scrub, the Polynesia Sacred Oil and a Polynesia Scented Candle and the latter the Silky Smooth Cream, the Sweet and Savoury Scrub and a mini relaxing Indocéane Scented Candle.

Trade price: £15-£65


Aromatherapy brand Yon-Ka is introducing a three-set Christmas collection, with each set stylishly packaged in a black beauty clutch bag. The Absolute Hydration clutch contains the Crème 28, the Hydralia serum and the Masque N°1, designed to hydrate the skin and produce a smooth complexion. The Absolute Vitality kit features a trio of products revitalise the skin: the Pamplemousse moisturiser, the Phyto 58 night cream and Masque N°1, while the Absolute Softness clutch contains two indulgent products for body and hands, the moisturising Lait Corps body milk and repairing hand cream Nutri-Protect. 

Trade price: £26-£40

Morgan Taylor

The opulently named The Royal Life collection from US nail brand Morgan Taylor is suitably glam. There are six glittering festive shades: the pinkish red Fit as a Queen, the slivery blue Regal as Royal, the multi-coloured Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds, the rich purple To Rule or Not to Rule, the light gold Where’s My Crown and the seasonal green Wrapped in Riches.

Trade price: £4.75


British skincare brand Heaven’s Christmas range includes candles, room diffusers and soaps. The large 4 Wick Candle is available in fragrances Scent, Ode and Afternoon Tea, and the Heaven Soaps coffret contains three soaps presented in an elegant monochrome box.

Trade price: £30.82-£127.30


French skincare brand Sothys is releasing four gift sets for Christmas 2013. The Anti-Ageing Gift Cream set features the Noctuelle night cream and the Micro-gel peeling, the latter added free of charge, while the Nutritive set incorporates the Nutritive comfort cream and the free Essential lipid elixir. The Hydradvance gift set includes a light or comfort cream, with a half-price serum. Rounding off Sothys’ Christmas range is the three-soap box set, with an orange blossom and cedar wood, a lemon and petit grain and a cherry blossom and lotus soap.

Trade price: £7.50- £39.63


Belle, the Christmas coffret collection from Guinot, incorporates six gift sets: the radiance-boosting Ready Set Glow skincare kit, the eco-friendly Back to Basics and the anti-ageing Supercharged Youth Boost to the Polished to Perfection nail kit, the pampering-centric Damsel in De-stress box and the self-explanatory Men’s Grooming Tied Up. A complimentary product is included in each box: exfoliating mitts in Ready Set Glow, a body brush in Back to Basics, an eye mask for Supercharged Youth Boost, a precision nail polish pen in Polished to Perfection, a scented candle in Damsel in De-stress and a shaving brush in Men’s Grooming Tied Up.

Trade price: £11.77-£35.48


The French brand is bringing out four gift sets this Christmas. The Premier Cru Anti-ageing set contains the Premier Cru Cream and the Premier Cru Eye Cream, to firm and smooth mature skin, while the Divine Indulgence set features Divine Oil to nourish hair, body and nails, Divine Legs to add glow and new Divine Scrub to exfoliate the skin. In the Little Harvest Hand Creams Trio, you find the Blackcurrant Leaf, the Grapevine Honey and Pink Grapefruit hand creams. The Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet moisturiser, the Lip Conditioner and the Hand & Nail Cream make up the Moisture Cocoon set.

Trade price: £5.80-£23.68 


The botanical brand is offering eight Christmas sets, containing some of its most popular products. The energising Give Refresh-Mint set for face and body is centred on the key Aveda scent of rosemary and mint, while Give Baths of Beauty uses essence of rosemary and bergamot to nurture and smooth the skin. The holiday collection also includes the Give Twinkling Eyes compact and the Give Warmth ginger, clove and ginger lily scented candle. RRP: £16-£67

Aromatherapy Associates

Nine luxurious gifts make up Aromatherapy Associates’ Christmas collection. Little Bell, a mini Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil in a bell-shaped box and the Relax Deep Night Time Ritual set, containing the Relax Deep Bath & Shower Oil, the Relax candle and new Relax Deep Balm, are just two gems from the collection. There is something for the men too, in the Refinery Skincare Essentials and the Refinery Shaving Essentials sets.

Trade price: £4.58-£90.75


Clarins is making 14 luxurious Christmas gift sets available to spas and salons. Divided into the Anti-Ageing Must-Have, Hydra Quench, Multi-Active, Extra-Firming, Vital Light, Super Restorative, Face & Body Care Essentials, Face & Body Care, Clarins Men, Lip, Eye, Eau Dynamisante, Eau Ressourçante and Eau des Jardins collections, the sets contain products from the brand’s make-up, skincare, body care and fragrance ranges. And with such as wide selection, there’s a set for every preference and budget.

RRP: £18-£66 

Comfort Zone

Italian skincare brand Comfort Zone’s Christmas collection comprises five gift sets featuring signature products: the Tranquillity Body Cleansing & Nourishing Kit, the Organic Cleansing Nourishing Kit, the Anti-Ageing Protective & Correct Kit, the All Day Hydration & Nourishment Kit and the men’s grooming Revitalizing & Moisturizing Kit. The limited edition line also includes two stocking fillers from the Tranquillity range, the Nourishing Hand Cream and the Scented Body Mist.

Trade price: from £6

Jane Iredale

The star of mineral makeup brand Jane Iredale’s Christmas collection is the Glamour Eye & Lip Palette, featuring a whopping 15 Pure Pressed Eye Shadow shades, ten Pure Moist Lipstick hues and five Pure Gloss Lip Gloss shades – all in dusty pink, peach and rose gold coloured casings. The collection also include the Snappy Brush Wand, with three interchangeable magnetic brush heads and the Brilliant Limited Edition Refillable Compact, made from recyclable materials and decorated with a Swarovski crystal.

Trade price: £6-£25


This year’s Ahava Christmas collection also celebrates the brand’s 25th anniversary. The 11-set-strong collection incorporates products for the face, body and hands. The Anniversary Bag, with the Mineral Hand Cream, Caressing Body Sorbet, Dermud Nourishing Body Cream and Natural Dead Sea Bath Salts, the Revival Sensation – incorporating the Firming Body Cream, Mineral Hand Cream and Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash – and the Anniversary Box, containing the Mineral Body Lotion, Mineral Hand Cream and Mineral Foot Cream are three of the sets.

Trade price: £4.50-£18


Voya’s 1,2,3 Glow gift set features three of the organic Irish brand’s hero anti-ageing products. The Ritzy Spritzy spray contains a blend of essential oils and botanical herbs to hydrate, calm and tone the skin, while the Cleanse and Mend cream uses organic chamomile and lavender to soothe and cleanse it. The miniature Me Time moisturiser utilises a fusion of organic pro-collagen and seaweed to nurture and protect the skin. A handmade candle, composed of beeswax and organic essential oils, is also on offer for the holidays.

Trade price: £24 (1,23 Glow gift set) / £22 (candle)


The marine skincare brand is releasing two Christmas coffrets, the Hydration and the Youth sets. The Hydra set incorporates the Doux Visage Velvet Cleansing Cream, the Rosée Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion and the Hydra Original Thirst-Relief Melting Cream – the latter using weaving algae and glasswort oil to replenish the water levels in and plump the skin. Similarly containing the cleansing cream and the cleansing lotion, the Youth set replaces the thirst-melting cream with the Expert Youth Wrinkle Correction Cream – to smooth and renew the skin.

Trade price: £24.50 (Hydration set) / £29.00 (Youth set)