Holiday Gift Sets for the Sustainable Beauty Lover
We all know somebody who says sustainable products don’t work as well as traditional beauty. Or they think ethical and eco-friendly products are inconvenient. Or maybe you’re here because you have an eco-conscious friend and you don’t know what to get them. Not to worry, one of these gift sets is bound to please both the earth-unaware and the earth-aware beauty lover.
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Gift Sets Under $25
$8.00 UpCircle Pamper Kit
UpCircle repurposes food waste into effective skincare. The pamper includes samples of 5 face products: the Citrus Face Scrub, face serum, the Cleansing Face Balm, face mask, and face moisturizer. Add chocolates, herbal tea, and a scented candle for the perfect self-care package.
Keep winter skin hydrated and nourished with 2 of Weleda’s best sellers: the Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream and the Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream. They may not look fancy, but every skincare junkie knows that Weleda’s reputation for quality skincare is well deserved.
$14.99 Nailtopia Holiday Kits
Most glitter nail polishes include plastic, a big no-no at Beauty and the Planet. But not the glitter polishes included in Nailtopia‘s Holiday Kits. Both the Roses are Red and the Blue-tiful Daze holiday kits include a glitter polish made with biodegradable, plant-based glitter. And those bags they come in? They’re biodegradable and reusable.
$17.00 Rahua Jet Setter Travel Duos
Rahua offers 4 travel-sized duos that are the perfect size for somebody who is not quite ready to commit. The shampoo/conditioner duos are available in Classic, Hydration, Color Full (for color-treated hair), and Voluminous.
This is a kit for somebody who already has the basic brushes but is looking to expand their collection. This kit includes a flat foundation brush, a highlight fan brush, an angled concealer brush, a diffused blush brush, an eyeshadow blending brush, and 2 Total Perfecting wedges. If you’re looking for a basic brush kit, check out the EcoTools Start the Day Beautifully Kit ($12.99).
$25 – $50
Should you get them eye makeup, blush/highlighter, or lipstick? Give them all three! Each of these trios includes 3 multi-purpose crayons that can be used on the eyes, cheeks, or lips. Fire and Spice (my personal pick) includes 3 warm-toned shades, while Ice Ice Berry is best suited for the cool-toned.
$40.00 Ethique Treat Your Skin
Introduce your favorite skincare junkie to zero-waste beauty with the Bliss Bar face cleanser bar and the Perfector, a solid moisturizer bar that melts into skin. Ethique is B Corp Certified, meaning they have demonstrated environmental and social responsibility.
Given the popularity of my ILIA Limitless Lash mascara review, I’m willing to bet ILIA’s holiday eye set will be a hit. A $79.00 value, this set includes the new Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint in Fresco, the Limitless Lash Lengthening Mascara in After Midnight, and Clean Line Liquid Liner in Midnight Express.
Don’t know what scent they like best? With this trio, it doesn’t matter. The trio includes three body butters: Uplift (bergamot and ginger), Balance (citrus floral blend), and Calm (lavender and tonka bean). To make the pot even sweeter, Beautycounter is B Corp certified.
For the friend with the best hair, this set includes argan-oil-infused shampoo, conditioner, a mini body soufflé, and a mini hair oil. Plus, it comes with a cute reusable bag.
$50 – $100
Animal lovers will rejoice when they learn that Biossance’s plant-based squalane spares 2 million sharks from liver harvesting every year. The Illuminate Overnight set provides the hydration power of squalane in 3 formulas: Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum, and Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream.
$62.00 Zero Waste Heroes
“Zero Waste Hero is the perfect gift for someone who is looking to live lighter and explore innovative products and packaging.” Includes David’s Peppermint Toothpaste, Lucky Teeth Dental Floss, Patch Band-Aids, Cleo+Coco Zero Waste Deodorant Bar, and Bathing Culture Mind & Body Wash.
Shopping for a nail-obsessed friend or relative? You can’t go wrong with these 8 nail polishes from a vegan, cruelty-free beauty brand.
Everything you need for a look inspired by “a starlit winter’s night in Taos with fresh snow on lush green pines.” This set includes Mesmerize Mascara in Jet, Eyeshadow Quad in Labrynth, Blush Powder in Obsess, and Elixir Gloss in Lucid.
Gift Sets Over $100
$130.00 Sunday Riley Superstars Kit
Shopping for a skincare addict? Look no further than Sunday Riley’s Superstars Kit. This set includes the 4 most coveted Sunday Riley products: Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, C.E.O. Serum, A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum, and Auto Correct Eye Cream. Sunday Riley is another B Corp Certified brand.
The Detox Market put together the ultimate gift set. It even includes 2 Beauty and the Planet faves, ILIA Limitless Lash mascara and Alpyn Beauty PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer. Other products are OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil, Innersense True Enlightenment Scalp Scrub, Odacité Black Mint Cleanser, Josh Rosebrook Daily Acid Toner, Sahajan Lip Karma in Vanilla, 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, Eu’Genia Dermatological Strength Shea, and goop GOOPGLOW 15% Glycolic Acid Overnight Glow Peel.
$150.00 LILFOX Rainbow Mask Set
Give them a Self-care-Sunday every Sunday! A $190 value, this set includes the Jungle Glow Enzyme Cleanser + Mask, the Chlorophyll + Tourmaline Brightening Mask, the Bamboo Charcoal Purifying Mask, the Cleopatra Restorative Milk + Honey Beauty Mask, and a vegan mask brush.
Who doesn’t love gift sets? Gift sets allow me to try out a brand. They provide great value. And they include multiple products! When I’m given a gift set, I always feel like I’m getting more than 1 present.