Out of all the beauty trends taking over the market, K-beauty has been the one to watch this year — and last year, and the year before that, and… well, you get the picture. South Korea has become a major influence on the Western beauty industry over the past decade, but in the past twelve months alone, we’ve seen even more of these brands fly off the shelves at beauty giants like Sephora, and inspire the creation of new brands like Kaja.
So it’s only right that we take authentic K-beauty sets into account when considering the gift sets on offer this holiday season. The skin-care lovers on your list deserve the best of what they love the most, from lip saviors to face masks galore — and we’ve got an assortment of all the best K-beauty gifts to put under the chimney, ahead.
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With all the focus on the rest of our faces, we tend to forget that lips need some loving, too — especially during the colder months. This kit comes with four leave-on lip masks, one full-size and three mini, all in different flavors. It’ll have anyone ready for that cliché New Year’s Eve kiss… or just a really flattering selfie.
Laneige Kiss and Make Up Set, $28, available at Sephora
You know that fresh, well-rested feeling you wake up to on the weekends? That’s what this line is all about — and you can give someone the opportunity to achieve those #skingoals any day of the week with this set, which features the brand’s best-selling eye cream, peel gel, and water cream in a festive travel pouch.
Saturday Skin Starlight Bright, $46, available at Sephora
Not only does this set contain a variety of travel-size K-beauty products — a sheet mask, eye cream, balancing toner, and collagen liquid, to be exact — but they’re all wrapped up in a soft, velvety pouch they’ll actually want to keep.
Soko Glam Dewy Skin Set, $78, available at Soko Glam
But if you’re looking for something extra special for the mask diehards on your list, this set offers 10 single sheet masks that cover any and every skin concern. The more the merrier, right?
Soko Glam 10 Days of Sheet Masks, $25, available at Soko Glam
Double cleansing — once to remove makeup, then again to deep clean — is Korea’s skin-saving secret. This kit has everything you need to double-up your cleansing routine, including an exfoliating konjac sponge, cleansing oil, cleansing stick, and facial oil.
Julep Korean Skincare Made Simple Double Cleanse & Boost Set, $49, available at Ulta Beauty
There’s nothing like a set of five sheet masks to encourage some bonding time between you and four relatives of your choice. Pass ’em around and tackle your skin concerns as a family.
TonyMoly My Shea Sheet Mask, $8, available at Ulta Beauty
Glow Recipe shook up the K-beauty world when its Watermelon Sleeping Mask sold out in just five hours (and racked up a waitlist of over 5,000 people) last year. Now you can get your hands on the entire Watermelon collection — all packaged in an adorable pink clear tote — without the wait, thanks to this holiday set.
Glow Recipe Limited Edition Watermelon Jelly Tote Set, $40, available at Sephora
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