The best beauty gift sets

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It's the gift that keeps on giving – the best beauty sets will last all year round

Beauty gift sets keep on giving. Your giftee will pounce upon one component for New Year's Eve, and forget about the less sparkly bits until one slow Sunday in spring, when you'll get a second thank you text – she's found the face pack, and, judging by Instagram, she's delighted. Once considered the petrol-station flowers of Christmas presents, the beauty gift set has in recent years improved to something-you'd-actually-want status. See, for example, the Paul & Joe Make-up Collection (£42, asos.com), which comes in a washbag covered with whimsical cats. Or the Barry M Christmas Box (£89.99, barrym.com), which contains 30 of its bestselling nail paints and would keep all your sisters happy until summer comes.

PaulandjoeBarrym Christmas Box

Alternatively

Carven Le Parfum £55, debenhams.com

Carven
Jo Malone Travel Candles £62, jomalone.com

Jo Malone Travel Candels
Tom Ford Lips and Nail Box £124, tomford.com

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