Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gift Sets 2011

I love gift sets. A beautiful, quality gift set exudes understated chic and class. And what a better way to save while providing your gift recipient with a plethora of great new products to try? Many brands only release gift sets during the holiday, so don’t miss out on your chance to sample this season’s best.

NUDE Skincare Balancing Collection

Nude Skincare Balancing Collection ($60)
Cleansing Facial Wash, Hydrating Water, Moisture Balance

This is a gift set that screams beauty. I have been using Nude’s skincare line for a while now, and they have never failed me. When I saw the gorgeous design of this gift set, I knew I had to try it. I had previously tried both the Hydrating Water and Moisture Balance (read their reviews here). The Cleansing Facial Wash is no less impressive than the rest. It is thin, smells of rose oil, and cleans the face thoroughly. This set is versatile, perfect for dry, combination or sensitive skin.

You can pick up this gift set at your local Sephora or order from their website directly. Nude Skincare is sold throughout the world. Click here to find a location near you.

Neal’s Yard Remedies Aromatic Shower & Body Care Collection

Neal’s Yard Remedies Aromatic Shower & Body Care Collection ($36)
Geranium & Orange Shower Gel, Rose & Geranium Body Polish, Rose & Geranium Body Lotion, Citrus Hand Wash

Cleanse, soften and smooth with a blend of natural skin-nourishing ingredients infused with pure aromatherapy essential oils to lift the spirits while delicately scenting the skin. The scent is subtle and completely natural. This set is for all skin type and fantastic for sensitive skin.

You can order from their website or click here to find a store near you that stocks Neal’s Yard Remedies.

REN Clean Skincare Mini Rose Trio Gift Set

REN Clean Skincare Mini Rose Trio Gift Set ($28)
Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash, Moroccan Rose Otto Body Cream, Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil

This beautiful gift set is effective, affordable, and will make a great gift or stocking filler. The lovely design of this gift set is taken from the Japanese and Korean Collection of de Gournay’s exquisite, hand-painted wallpaper designs. The body wash and cream are fantastic – but the oil is the real star here. A few drops in your bath and you will find yourself relaxed in a renewed layer of baby soft skin.

You can find REN products on their at Space NK, Barneys, Blue Mercury and Renskincare.com. Click here to find a location near you.

Aromafloria Sensory Fusion Pomegranate

Aromafloria Sensory Fusion Pomegranate Foaming Body Wash with Shea Butter ($20)
Sensory Fusion Pomegranate Salt Glow Scrub ($25)
Sensory Fusion Pomegranate Whipped Body Butter w/ Shea and Aloe ($30)

If no gift set suits your need completely, you can always make your own gift set. Aromafloria sells various collections of bath, body and skin care products that are formulated with aromatherapeutic essential oils, medicinal herbals and exotic botanicals. I reviewed their mango ginger scent a while back, but for this joyous season, I recommend you try pomegranate.

The pomegranate scent is light and sweet – similar to the fruit itself. The aroma is not too long lasting, which may be a good or bad thing depending on you preference. The body butter, with added Shea and Aloe, gives rise to a rich, thick cream that is extremely moisturizing. If you are going for pomegranate themed gift set, Aromafloria also offers aroma-beads, soy candles and bath fizzes.

Aromafloria products can be bought from  aromafloria.com or from various US retailers.

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