It’s the most wonderful time of the year – well, at least in my world. The holiday season is full of fun, friends, parties and, most importantly, holiday skincare and makeup gifts. Since the holiday sets that come out are so amazing and such a great deal, I wanted to share all my favorites to receive and give as gifts. Whether for your Secret Santa at the office or a luxe gift to impress your future mother-in-law, here’s some sets for those special people that have been naughty and nice.

Luxe Gift Sets

  • Tom Ford Boys and Girls Lipstick Set, $1,980

Anyone who knows makeup knows Tom Ford equals luxe beauty. This set is a lipstick lover’s dream. It includes fifty shades in either his selection for “boys” or “girls.” – someone in Tom’s life inspires each shade. This is an amazing high-end gift for that someone special in your life (Maybe me, pretty please). Available at Neiman Marcus, Paramus.

  • La Mer Creme de La Mer Holiday Deco Moisturizing Cream, $315

La Mer is just luxe skincare in my eyes. Made with their  “special broth” this is the highend moisturizer on everyone’s list. The packaging is limited edition for the holidays and would look fabulous on any bathroom vanity. Available at Neiman Marcus, Paramus.

  • Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399

The hottest hair tool out right now is this Dyson hair dryer. It prevents heat damage and frizz and is fast drying and ultra quiet. This is on the top of my wish list this year. Available at Ulta, Paramus.

For the Makeup Junkie

  • Beauty Blender Midas Touch Gift Set, $25

Anyone who loves makeup knows all about Beauty Blender. I will not apply my makeup with anything else besides my Beauty Blender. This set includes a Beauty Blender and a solid cleanser to clean your Beauty Blender with. This is such a great deal since one Beauty Blender is $20. It’s packaged in a cute gold ornament for the holidays. Available at Sephora, Paramus.

  • Nars Man Ray The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Set, $49

Nars has been my go-to lately for lips. This set contains four lipstick crayons and a festive gold makeup bag. You can create everything from an everyday lip to a bold statement lip with this set. Any makeup lover would love to add this limited edition set to their collection. Available at Sephora, Paramus.

  • Too Faced Best Year Ever, $49

This is an amazing deal! You get three shadow palettes, a deluxe size of Too Faced’s classic Better Than Sex Mascara and a cute makeup bag. Any girl who loves makeup knows Too Faced and the packaging is beyond. Available at Ulta, Paramus.

Secret Santa

  • Kiehls Travel Essentials, $15

For $15 this is the perfect office grab bag gift for a guy or a girl. It is a three-piece set that includes a shampoo, conditioner and a face wash. Kiehls has been around forever and is a staple in anyone’s skin care regimen. Available at Nordstrom, Paramus.

  • Tocca Hand Cream Set, $18

I get stopped on the daily and asked what I am wearing when I wear my signature scent: Tocca. This set includes three hand creams that are perfect to take on the go in your purse or gym bag or even to leave in your desk at the office. The scent lasts all day and leaves your hands so soft and smooth. Available at Blue Mercury, Closter.

  • Tarte Limited Edition Lash Delights Eye Essentials, $20

This is such a gorgeous gift. For only $20 you get a crystal-encrusted lash curler and a sample size of Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara. Any girl would love to get this gift. Available at Sephora, Paramus.

Gifts For the Guys in Your Life

  • Tumi Alpha 2 Hanging Travel Kit, $135

Tumi is the go-to brand for quality luggage. This is the perfect gift for the guy who travels frequently or just wants to travel in style. It is the perfect toiletry bag and also hangs over the door. Available at Nordstrom, Paramus.

  • Jack Black The Jack Pack Set, $49

Jack Black is a great skin care line created for men, and they nailed this kit! Face wash, shaving cream, moisturizer, body lotion and a scrubbing bar soap is all in this Jack Pack Set. Available at Nordstrom, Paramus.

  • Creed Aventus Cologne, $315

A family in Paris created this perfume line in 1760. It is one of the most coveted brands for high-end fragrance. This is such an amazing scent for any guy in your life. Available at Neiman Marcus, Paramus.

By Kristin Favaloro

Kristin Favaloro is a Jersey girl with a serious makeup and skincare obsession.

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