BEST Sephora Gift Sets + Ideas

I LOVE seeing gift guides on blogs. I get lots of ideas that way. But what I love even better is when the gifts from the guides have been tried, tested, and recommended. And that's the purpose of today--I have spent hours at different Sephoras (not a hard task for me) checking out the gift sets, seeing if they were worth the hype, if the samples were too small, and buying a few. For research ;)

I wanted to pick sets that were still sold online (many of you said you don't live near a Sephora) and sets that weren't too expensive. Here are my picks:


Sephora Give Me Some Bold Lip--For the girl who really loves makeup and isn't afraid to change her looks $28
--I'd also add any of the other Sephora samplers--they are all really good. 

Best BITE Redux--Everyone loves this brand, and for $25, you get 4 of their lip crayons
--They have a lipstick set as well I love

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Mini Set--I have been a fan of her liquid lipsticks for years, and this is a great collection of them $49
--I also recommend the Bow & Arrow liquid lip + liner set

Sephora Lip Pencils--Give the whole set or break it up and add them as stocking stuffers or as a part of another gift. I've mentioned these lots of times before, because they are so good! $25


Lancome Paris En Rose Hypnose Drama--6 of their best-selling products plus a full-size mascara $35

Foreo Luna PLay Mint with Benefit--Again, products I've featured on here before: Luna play, gel cleaneser, and the Pore Fessional $42

Becca Glow on the Go--My fave brand of highlighters, this gives you a liquid and powder version of Moonstone (you've seen them in my highlighter collection post/video). I suggest layering them for the ultimate glow.

Benefit Dandelion Wishes--5 piece, full-face set--lots of faves in here!


Ole Henriksen Try Us, Love Us! On-the-Glow Essentials--One of my fave skincare brands, this set of 3 travel-sized skin care essentials is a great way to try out the line. I have loved everything I've tried from them. They have other sets too. $15

Dr. Jart Masking All the Way--That's literally what this is--a book of masks! Turn the page for a variety of sheet masks $37

Sephora Essential Rose Skin Trio--There's someone on your list (maybe you) who loves the scent of roses. Get her this for only $10!

L'Occitane Shea Butter Ornament--I always try to sound fancy when I pronounce the brand's name. And now you can feel fancy with this adorable set of hand cream, soap, and lotion. $14

Drunk Elephant Dayglow--This skincare brand has been very popular this year, but it's very expensive. Try this hydration gel and serum combo (they have a night version too) $28

Nest Ornament Candle--They have this in a couple of scents, and if you saw my latest Sephora haul video, this was one of the special items. I like to share extra stuff in my videos that I don't share on the blog in an attempt to get you to actually watch them! Anyway, NEST makes some of the BEST candles out there. And the size is great for $16. This one smells like the holidays and I've been burning it nearly every day.

Bumble & Bumble A Few of Our Fave Things--Great set of tried and true fave haircare products for you to test out! $39

Sephora Romantic Shadow Palette--This isn't a set, but I wanted to include it since it's such a steal at $7. A great stocking stuffer or gift add-on idea! They have a great blush palette I'd recommend too. I say skip their big eye shadow palettes--the quality isn't there for me.

I didn't include--fragrances. These are so personal unless you know what the receiver wears, but there are some Sephora sampler sets. I feel like the sets have a better value at ULTA.
I didn't include--nail polishes--none of the sets caught my eye for price/quality. I will share some picks next week from ULTA.

Which of these products caught your eye?

Extra Elle:
I have EVEN MORE recommendations--just let me know if you need more.
Next week will be my ULTA list!
Star Wars Pub Crawl tonight--just observing the fun.


  1. Great roundup Elle! That Becca set is fabulous and I actually have the rose set in my cart! Have a great weekend.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. I would seriously be happy with any of these as a gift - that Bumble and Bumble set really caught my eye though!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. I have $20 to spend at Sephora and couldn't make up my mind on what to get! These are all great and fun ideas!

  4. Great picks! I love the Benefits Dandelion set and the Sephora eye palette. Have a terrific weekend Elle!


  5. I love this. I know exactly who on my list will receive one of these. She is way more beauty skilled than I! :) Have an awesome weekend!

  6. Sephora really does have some great gift sets. Love the colors in the Redux lip crayons. Those would make a great gift! Hope you have a great weekend and fun at the Star Wars Pub Crawl, Elle!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  7. Oh my gosh! That Bumble and Bumble set! And yes to the Kat Von D mini lip set as well:D

  8. These are such great sets. I've been eyeing that one from Bite Beauty!

    By Lauren M

  9. I've been curious about the Bite Beauty set and the Dr. Jart masks look awesome! What a great way to try a few!

  10. I can't choose, I want to all hahaha :-D

  11. SO many good ideas and now I'm wanting a few of the skincare sets-- such a great value for trying out new products without having to splurge on a full size! I can't wait to see what you have for Ulta since they sent another 20% off coupon :)

  12. That Drunk Elephant set has been out of stock since forever on Sephora Canada.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  13. I'd love the Bumble & Bumble.
    I love these just to try items I wouldnt otherwise purchase a full size in just to give it a go.

  14. I looked at a few of these set for my friends. I went with the Buxom 6 degree below mini set and the Sephora Favorite lash stash to go. Have fun at the pub crawl.


  15. These are some great gift ideas! I feel like Sephora and Ulta always has great gift sets. The Give Me Some Lip is an awesome way to sample a bunch of brands. I love the little Bite Beauty sets that are super affordable and a great value! The Becca sets are also a great value.

  16. This is a great list, Elle! I want to get my hands on some of the JCP exclusive Sephora favorites kits...they have some good ones this year.
    Hope you have a good weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  17. Beauty gift sets make splendid gifts! I may have to get the Drunk Elephant Dayglow set as a gift to myself haha ;p

  18. These are all such good gift sets! I love that bite beauty and the becca one!

  19. These would make awesome Christmas gifts!


  20. Three times yes!!!! Or more, I love beauty kits and these ones were very well selected, as usual! I want two since now :) The Sephora lip pencil collection - that's really so great! - and the Becca highlighter set - I like powder highlighters! Maybe I can give the sets as a gift to myself :)

  21. I would definitely take any of your recommendations as you are such a beauty guru! I never spend much On beauty myself, so any of these would be such a fun gift for me.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  22. What a good idea to combine Benefit with Luna. I love gift guides too. x

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  23. Ohh, that Bumble & Bumble A Few of Our Fave Things looks really good. I've heard so much about their products and I've been wanting to check them out!


  24. I love giving or getting sets like these as gifts. Thanks for sharing your recommendations! The Benefit Dandelion Wishes is one I have my eye on!

  25. These are nice gift sets! I want to try this Sephora Lip Pencils!

  26. I'm such a whore to gift sets. They are literally my favorite thing to gift!

  27. What a great roundup and so many cute ideas for holidays gifts and stocking stuffers. I have to check out the Becca Glow on the Go and Benefit Dandelion Wishes...

  28. Ekk give me all the gift sets especially all the lip one!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  29. I bought the nude lip set for a friend and she loved it. I want the Kat Von D one for my self. I just got my first KVD liquid lip and I'm in love. I almost bought myself the Rose Skin Trio on Black Friday, but it sold out quickly and then I spent my money on other things. I can't wait to see your Ulta picks. I'm going this week to get some stocking stuffers!

  30. Ooh, I might have to snag them for myself... Love how dedicated you are to research... ;)

  31. I hate this post.. we don't have Sephora in Finland.. maybe it's for the best, my wallet would not be happy most likely! :D

  32. I still have not tried benefit, I must!! :) xx



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