When it comes to holiday shopping, we have a little system in place… For every few gifts we buy for our BFFs, family members, and co-workers, we also buy a little something for ourselves. Because let’s face it: Shopping is fun, but holiday shopping (and the holidays in general) can be stressful; we need something to take the edge off.
At the top of our list of “one for you, one for me” items? Beauty gift sets. And not just because the mini sizes allow us to play around with the products we’ve always wanted to try—they’re also often an entire beauty regimen in a box. Case in point: Clinique’s Merry & Bright Gift Set, which comes with eye, face, cheek, and lip products as well as a pretty pink pouch.
What It Is
The Clinique Merry & Bright Gift Set is your essential touch-up kit. Inside the pink pouch, you’ll find full-size beauty favourites like High Impact Mascara, Pop Lip Colour + Primer (in the fresh berry shade Love Pop), Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Ebony, and Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm (in the pinky-nude Amp’d Up Apple). There’s also a trial-size version of the beloved Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturizer for plump, dewy skin that will last for 24 hours.
Why I Need to Have It
There’s a case to be made for having multiples of this set: one for the office pre–happy hour touch-ups and one for home; we’ll also be stowing one more of this set in our purses for quick touch-ups on the go. In other words, it’s the perfect beauty gift for pretty much everyone on your list (yourself included).
Where to Get It