Holiday Gift Guide: Travel and Trial-Sized Beauty

November 19, 2014

Here is my first gift guide for the holiday season. This time of year always brings about tempting value sets and travel-sized beauty gifts. I think these travel-friendly sets are a great way to try new skincare without committing to the full-sized options. For color, if you’re one of the types that takes forever to use up an eyeliner or lipstick, minis are the way to go and get more options for the same price. Here are some gifts this year that I think look like great samplers.

2 Sephora Favorites Glitz and Glam Party Essentials Sampler
6 Diptyque 5 Piece Mini Candle Set
8 Fresh Sugar Cravings Kissing Trio 
12 Marc Jacobs Beauty The Sky-liner 7 Piece Mini Set
13 NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette

Have you bought any good sets this year yet? I’d love to hear what you’ve been eyeing and any loves so far. I’m always up for recommendations on what is the latest and greatest on the market for the holiday sets and gifts.

Some more gift set ideas below:

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  • Omg, all of these gifts are amazing!! Let's hope we'll be unwrapping one on Christmas day! xx

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  • I bought the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick set, and I've been loving it so far (but then again why wouldn't I? I already own 4 full-size ones)! Also got NARS Digital World while I was at it. Tried Cruella on yesterday, and all I can say is this shade is well-loved for a reason!

  • I want it all! I've had my eye set on that Diptyque Candle Set since I first spotted it… definitely putting it on my wishlist this year!

    Morgan // http://www.blushingwit.com

  • I got the NARS cheek palette during the Saphora VIB sale! Loveeee the packaging and I think it would be a very nice gift for any girl that loves beauty. I love the colors inside as well and they show up fine on my skin (NC35 in MAC).

  • I've been having trouble resisting all the BITE holiday stuff!

  • Anonymous

    omg the LMDB palette is so pretty! Do you think you will be picking that up and reviewing? Thanks!

    • Hi Anoymous, I'm not sure. I think I already own many of the individual shades listed, it is a stunning palette though!

  • what i love most about holiday gift sets is that they usually give you a bunch of products to test out at trial sizes 🙂 love the nars lipstick!

    rae of love from berlin

    • I know, mini color sets are the best! There are so many good lipgloss and lipstick sets this year.

  • All of these look amazing. I'd be happy to get any of them =)
    Xoxo Nathalie

    • You should treat yourself!

  • NARS is definitely the best
    Lots of love, xx


  • Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Set is already in my Christmas list. So pretty!!! I love these mini sets as an opportunity to try new products. 🙂

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK