Choosing the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones can be very stressful. If you can’t choose just one item, gift sets are a great option: they allow you to give family and friends a collection of products that match their interests, whether they’re in the kitchen or skin care. Many gift sets also come wrapped in a decorative box or bag, making them easy to wrap and convenient to ship to those you may not see in person this season.
To help guide you in your holiday shopping, we’ve rounded up gift sets from brands like Brightland, Bombas, Drybar and more. To select gift sets, we referenced previous coverage and associated expert advice on topics such as skincare and cooking, and included items in a variety of price points depending on the reader interest Select. And if you’re worried about items arriving before Christmas, we recommend checking out our guide to last-minute gifts.
2021 Holiday Gift Boxes
To recommend these gift sets, we referred to our previous coverage and expert advice in the areas of home and kitchen, wellness, and clothing and accessories. We’ve also included top-rated items and new launches aligned with Select reader interest from brands like by Harry, man boxes and more.
Beauty and wellness gift boxes
Spotlight Oral Care Holiday Gift Sets
The Spotlight Oral Care Holiday Gift Set is available in two versions: one for men and one for women. Both sets include teeth whitening strips and whitening toothpaste. The women’s set also includes a teeth whitening pen, a white jade facial roller, a lip scrubber, an accompanying tool and a towel band. The men’s set, meanwhile, offers whitening mouthwash and dental floss, as well as a pair of the brand’s wireless headphones.
Harry’s Winston Set
Harry’s Winston Set is a new offering from the brand. You can choose between shaving gel or cream, and the set also comes with a Winston razor with three-blade cartridges. You can have the razor engraved for an additional fee if you want to personalize it for your loved one. The set also comes with a travel blade cover.
Brief The Ultimate Sleep Beauty Collection
If you want to improve your loved one’s sleep routine, consider gifting them this set of Slips. It comes with a silk pillowcase, which experts say is a lightweight, breathable fabric that won’t irritate the skin. The set also includes a Slip silk sleep mask – a former Select reporter’s favorite sleep accessory – and silk scrunchies.
More shinySkincare Edit by contains the brand’s best-selling products in mini-sizes. Your loved one can use them together to establish a daily skin care routine and take them anywhere. The set includes a headband to keep their hair out of their face while they use the milk jelly cleanser, moisturizing serum and moisturizer. It also features lip balm in the varieties Original and Rose and Futuredew, an oil-serum hybrid.
complete with Drybar Single Shot Hair Dryer Brush, this set provides all the products they will need to achieve a smooth, shiny blowout. The hair dryer brush, which can be used on all hair types and textures, can also create loose waves and curls, according to the brand. The set includes smoothing shampoo and conditioner, dry shampoo, detangler and heat protectant mist.
Humans Everyday Pencil Case Humans On Holiday
The Everyday Humans On Holiday Kit includes three of the brand’s products packaged in a reusable BPA-free pouch – you can toss it in your beach bag next summer or stash it in your suitcase if you’re going on vacation somewhere hot. Products include Resting Beach Face Sun Serum SPF 30 and Oh My Bod! SPF 50 body sunscreen, both formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and green tea. The kit also comes with Bomb Diggity Wonder Salve Mint, a smoothing balm for dry skin, according to the brand.
Curie launched its whipped body wash this fall and offers all three scents of the product in this kit. It comes with three 4-ounce jars of white tea, orange neroli, and black currant grapefruit scented body wash. The product is packaged in recyclable materials.
Gift sets for home and kitchen
Williams Sonoma Instant Pot Gift Set
For those who swear by their Instant Pot, this gift set features tools and seasonings for cooking different meals, plus the Williams Sonoma Everyday Instant Pot recipe book. It comes with OXO pressure cooker egg holder, an accessory that holds nine eggs inside the Instant Pot, and OXO Silicone Pressure Cooker Lifter, which helps remove hot cookware from the unit. The gift box also includes an Instant Pot tortilla soup starter, lemon parmesan leek risotto and bolognese sauce.
Brightland The luminous capsule
Brightland’s light capsule provides the chef in your life with several different ingredients to cook with. This set includes the brand’s Awake Olive Oil, Parasol Brut Champagne Vinegar, and New California Orange Blossom Honey. A stainless steel olive oil spout is also included in the set to ensure smooth pouring with a lid to protect the oil when not in use.
Fully Cooked Great Jones Set (Pre-Order)
If you know someone who has recently started cooking, they may be looking to start their cookware collection. The Great Jones Fully Baked Set comes with seven different colored items for baking cookies, cakes, pies and more – you can buy the set in Broccoli (green) or Blueberry (blue). It includes a baking sheet, two cake molds, two bread pans, a ceramic casserole dish and a pie dish. All cooking utensils are dishwasher and oven safe.
Man Crates Rib Master Crate
The Man Crates Rib Master Crate was designed for barbecue lovers. It comes with a rib roasting rack, a basting mop, three flavored wood smoke cans, and a cotton towel that you can use to clean your grill. Beyond the cooking tools, the crate comes with Carolina Q Sweet Hickory Sauce and Cimarron Doc’s Gourmet & Bar-BQ Seasoning.
Kit for blue bottle
Coffee lovers are always looking for ways to get their caffeine fix, whether they prefer using espresso machines or single serve coffee makers. The Blue Bottle Pour Over kit comes with all the main items needed to make a cup of coffee, including a dripper, filters and a carafe. The set also includes a casting guide, which tells you how to use the tools. You can pair the kit with a bag of coffee beans to ensure that the coffee lover in your life can use the gift set as soon as they receive it.
Your loved ones can use this gift set at school or in the office, and it’s a great option for anyone looking to be more organized in the new year. The Noted by Post-it box comes with a round notepad, list notepad, and habit tracker notepad, as well as three markers and three rolls of washi tape.
Olababy training pack for independent feeding
Whether you’re shopping for new parents or a young child, Olababy offers a variety of sets and bundles which include bottles, training utensils and more. This set includes a training cup, a bowl with a lid, and a divided plate. All items are made from silicone, and the bowl and plate are designed with a suction cup base that helps them stick to surfaces like trays and high chair tables, according to the brand.
Clothing and accessories gift boxes
Men’s Bombas Holiday Dress Calf Sock Gift Set
After months of working from home, many people are looking to revamp their wardrobe when they return to the office. If this sounds like someone in your life, consider getting them a set of Bombas dress socks. This gift set includes four pairs of mid-calf socks and you can choose from two color collections: Navy Plum Mix or Multi. The socks are available in Medium, Large and Extra Large, each corresponding to a range of shoe sizes.
If you are shopping for a baby or future parents, babygapThe five-piece set includes three jumpsuits, pants and a hat. Machine washable cotton garments are available in four sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, and up to 7 pounds. The items feature a whale print and come in a gift box.
This gift box of Kate Spade includes three products your friends or family can use to take their tech on the go: a leather phone shoulder bag, an AirPods Pro case, and a card holder. The AirPods Pro case fits the second generation model of the headphones, and the card holder can store business cards, credit cards, ID and more. You can clip the AirPods case and card holder to the phone shoulder bag, keeping everything together while running errands or traveling.
The White Company Classic Cotton Bathrobe and Cashmere Socks Gift Set
Encourage your loved ones to relax this holiday season with The White Company’s gift set, which includes a cotton bathrobe and cashmere socks. The machine-washable robe is available in unisex sizes from Extra Small to Extra Large, while the socks fit shoe sizes 6-9 and should be hand washed. Products are delivered in a gift box and wrapped in a bow.