Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare Gift Sets & Bliss Giveaway

The holiday gift ideas continue today with some of my favorite skincare gift sets. They feature popular products and offer good deals compared to the regular prices of the items sold on their own. Plus, you can enter to win the gift set from bliss at the bottom of the post! Check back now through Christmas for more of my gift guides and happy shopping!

Skincare Gifts
  • Bliss Crown JewelsI love a good body lotion – one that smells good but not too strong and gives your skin lots of hydration without being too thick. The body butter is what got me hooked on bliss, and a full-size version is included in this gift set, along with their popular fabulous foaming face wash (another favorite of mine), triple oxygen instant energizing mask and lovehandler. The best part is that you save $20 off the regular price of these products, which offer cleansing, revitalizing, toning and smoothing benefits when used together. Scroll down to enter to win this gift set! {, $45}
  • bareMinerals Spectacular SkinThis is another brand that I’ve been using for what seems like forever. I was excited to try out their skincare products, which are perfect for everyday use and leave your skin feeling softer, smoother and younger-looking. Start the day with the Purifying Facial Cleaner, hydrate your skin in both the morning and at night with the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Combination Skin, then revitalize your skin overnight with the Active cell Renewal Night Serum. {, $58}
  • Tarte Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja face and body self tanner & self tanning face towelettes It’s no secret that sun tanning is bad for our skin, but I can’t help but love the look of being tan. So during the winter months especially, I rely on great sunless tanning products like these from Tarte. The key is finding tanners that don’t have a fake tan smell or leave you streaky and orange. With Tarte’s application glove, it’s easy to apply the self tanner streak-free. And I love the towelettes for your face because they’re so easy-to-use, convenient and refreshing. With Tarte’s self tanning products, you get the benefits of maracuja oil, which is known to replenish, rebuild and brighten your skin. {, face & body – $39, towelettes – $21}
  • Dr. Brandt Glow KitI’ve been using these products for only a couple of weeks and already notice a difference. The Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme is inspired by their in-office ruby laser procedure, as it lightens up your skin with illuminators, optical diffusers and micronized ruby crystals, minimizing the look of lines and wrinkles and giving you radiance, glow and hydration. Then at night, you apply the Overnight Resurfacing Serum with time-release retinol and other benefits for your skin that works while you sleep. {, $65}
  • Mary Kay Pomegranate Satin Hands Pampering SetMy hands have been so dry this winter already! Treat a friend or family member with this limited-edition pampering gift set and they’ll have everything they need to keep their hands soft and hydrated – Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Hand Sanitizer, Pomegranate Satin Hands Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub and Pomegranate Satin Hands Hand Cream. {, $38}
  • Ingrid Nilsen x YES TO Cucumbers/Blueberres Cleansing Facial WipesI try to do my full skincare routine every day and night, but let’s face it, I get lazy more than I’d like to admit. For those occasions, or when I’m traveling or just need a quick face wash, I look to cleansing wipes like these ones from YES TO. For the holidays, they’ve teamed up with Youtube beauty guru Ingrid Nilsen (aka Miss Glamorazzi) and design students from FIDM to create limited-editions of their popular cucumber and blueberry wipes. They’re packed with superfoods and are all-natural, biodegradable. {yestocarrots, $6}
  • boscia Tsubaki SecretsGive the gift of softer, brighter-looking skin with this set that includes boscia’s top-selling Konjac Cleansing Spongue with Deep Hydrating Clay, Tsubaki Beauty Oil and a deluxe Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel. Tsubaki oil has been part of Japanese beauty rituals for decades and is known for its anti-aging benefits. {, $48}
  • Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Magic KitSephora literally has gift sets for anyone and everyone on your list. These next three sets are great examples – and plus, this Peter Thomas Roth set is so pretty (and of course practical)! It comes with six products – Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, FIRMx Peeling Gel, Instant FIRMx Eye, Camu Camu Power C x 30 Brightening Serum, Un-Wrinkle Turbo Line Smoothing Toner Lotion and 24K Gold Mask Pure – all in a pretty gold box, making it a great gift – just add a bow. Together this set will leave your skin feeling smooth, hydrated, radiant and youthful-looking. {, $85}
  • Ole Henriksen 3 Little WondersThis three-step daily skincare routine is both effective and easy, keeping your skin healthy with exfoliation, hydration and protection. Ole focuses on vitamin C, essential fatty acids and alpha hydroxy acides to do the job. The set includes the Truth Serum Collagen Booster, Invigorating Night Gel and Sheer Transformation Brightening Moisturizer. {, $70}
  • Caudalie Instant RadiancePrevent dark spots, even skin tone and get brighter, more radiance skin with the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, which is a lightweight milky serum. This limited-edition value set also comes with the popular Beauty Elixir, which refreshes your skin, tightens pores and gives your complexion a boost of radiance (love this product!). {, $79}

Holiday Gift Guide: Skincare & Bliss Giveaway

Giveaway! Enter to win your own bliss crown jewels gift set, valued at $45, now through December 22, 2014. Open to U.S. residents. Lots of ways to enter below – good luck!

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**Disclosure: While I was provided samples for review, each brand and product were hand-picked by me and all opinions are my own. Also, this post was originally written and published by me on


  1. December 5, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    Hi Katy!

    Great post! Those are some great gift ideas 🙂 I also like all the ready-package gift sets from LUSH. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! If I win, I will definitely give the set to my mom! She always deserves a little pampering 😀


    • Katy
      December 5, 2014 / 11:05 pm

      Good to know – I’ll check out LUSH products too! Good luck 🙂

  2. December 5, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    This is such a great list! I’ve pinned for future reference, thanks!

    • Katy
      December 5, 2014 / 11:05 pm

      Thanks so much for pinning!

  3. December 5, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    I would give this to my mom! I know she’ll enjoy this entire set… I would love to keep the set but I know my mom will enjoy it too! <3

    • Katy
      December 5, 2014 / 11:07 pm

      Giving to moms seems to be the trend, definitely a great mom gift. Good luck!

    • Katy
      December 5, 2014 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you!

  4. December 5, 2014 / 8:50 pm

    I definitely have a weakness for awesome skincare products, but I’d give this to my mom if I won! :]

    • Katy
      December 5, 2014 / 10:58 pm

      I do too! I love trying out new products so much that I end up switching my routine up pretty frequently. 🙂

  5. Colleen Boudreau
    December 5, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    I would keep it for myself. 🙂

    • Katy
      December 5, 2014 / 10:59 pm

      I don’t blame you, I probably would too – good luck!

  6. December 5, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    I’ll take one of everything please! LOL These are all such great gift ideas, I’ve always wanted to try the Tarte body bronzer!

    • Katy
      December 5, 2014 / 10:59 pm

      The Tarte products are great! This was my first time trying them out too and they’re perfect for pale winter months.

  7. December 6, 2014 / 12:44 am

    I think that I’d definitely keep some of these items, but likely would share at least one thing with a friend. There’s a lot of goodies in that bliss set!

  8. December 6, 2014 / 3:20 am

    I haven’t tried any of these! But I want them all!

  9. December 6, 2014 / 3:51 am

    Lots of great suggestions! I’ve been loving anything in towelette/wipe form lately!

  10. December 6, 2014 / 5:08 am

    What an awesome giveaway! If I won, I would probably keep it for myself! I’m always on the lookout for great skincare products because I have such sensitive skin.

  11. December 6, 2014 / 5:49 am

    I’m obsessed gift sets! Especially skincare sets. I find that they are a great way to try products at a better value before putting down cash on the full-sizes. They’re also good for introducing yourself to a brand you aren’t familiar with. I’m going to be popping lots of these on my Christmas list! Fab post! xx

  12. December 7, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    Great list! I love anything Mary Kay so I may put that on my personal list.

  13. Christy Peeples DuBois
    December 14, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    I would probably keep this for myself because I need all the help I can get for my dry hands that will crack open and bleed if I don’t stay on top of it. These are usually really good moisturizers.

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