Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Gorgeous Gift Sets

Beauty gift sets: the perfect Christmas presents? They’re presented beautifully, contain a range of items (so even if one misses the mark, the others should be a hit!), and are usually extremely affordable – particularly when you compare their price to the value of all the items within!

At this time of year, gift sets dominate the shelves – both on the high street and online – but which of the hundreds of gift sets should you choose?

We’ve scoured the shelves and surveyed Direct Cosmetics HQ – and these are our top gift set picks for Christmas 2016!

For fragrance fans

Although your standard gift set combo is eau de toilette plus shower gel or body lotion, some gift sets are 100% top quality perfumes – just what a fragrance lover wants to find under the tree on December 25th!

Check out this Premiere Collection gift set from fragrance giants Lancome, containing  six(!) different mini fragrances. It’s the perfect gift for perfume lovers who like to switch up their scent on a regular basis or want to preview perfumes before investing in a larger bottle.


Men might like this Cartier gift set which contains four different mini Eau de Toilettes – the perfect size for travel.


For him

Men’s beauty gift sets are now just as versatile as women’s gift sets. Our favourites include gift sets from the Boss Bottled range (from £20-£50), Calvin Klein’s fragrance gift sets such as Encounter (£15-£40) and Baylis and Harding’s Men’s Weekend Sport Bag Set (around £15).


Brilliant budget buys

If money’s tight, there are still plenty of great gift sets out there to buy for someone special this Christmas.

Our first recommendation is Beyonce’s Pulse gift set. It contains 75 ml of body milk, plus 50 ml of the Pulse Eau de Parfum – Bey’s 2011 citrus-floral-gourmand fragrance.


Another great budget buy is the Le Jardin day and night gift set. It contains two 50 ml eau de parfum fragrances – Le Jardin, and Le Jardin d’Amour.


If you’re looking for an affordable gift set for him, check out the Vespa gift sets. There are currently two Vespa gift sets available – one with deodorant and body wash, the other with Eau de Toilette and body wash. All of these gift sets should come under and around the £10 mark.


A hint of luxury

If you’re looking to splash out and treat someone to an extra special gift this year, these luxury gift sets are certainly worth considering. Kenzo’s Flower gift set includes 100ml of the classy floral perfume, in addition to some body milk and shower cream.


Another fantastic gift set is Bulgari’s Mon Jasmin Noir. These start from £25 but the larger sets run up to £60 and contain 75 ml of the musky, floral, sophisticated Mon Jasmin Noir Eau de Parfum.


These gift sets are just a glimpse of the hundreds of available gift sets. Save money without compromising on quality by grabbing your gift sets and the rest of your Christmas shopping through the Direct Cosmetics online store – with all your favourite beauty brands at incredible prices!


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