Whether you’re hunting for a no-fail Sephora find, a well-thought-out wellness package, the perfect gift set for yourself, your overworked brother, or your mentally-struggling BFF, there’s no shortage of options on this list we’ve so meticulously and warm-heartedly curated for you.
Keep scrolling to see what gift sets (from Black-owned businesses) we can’t wait to add to our shopping carts this season.
For the Makeup Obsessed
Calling all makeup gurus and product junkies! You can add some pizzazz to your life with these holiday-approved gift sets:
Pear Nova Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Layovers Luxury Faux Nails Collection, $70
Along with every other Y2K trend that’s having a moment right now, press-on nails are back and waaayy better than ever! This Wakanda Forever collection not only transports you to the Vibranium-rich kingdom of the Jabari but also gives you an edgy and timeless look.
It comes with the following:
- Ritual +Royals Set that features matte-finish nails featuring multi-colored brush strokes inspired by Wakanda’s all-female Special Forces, the Dora Milaje
- Wakanda Tech 101 Set that comes with a transparent nail base boasting a bold white streak and grey tip illuminating contemporary and modern themes in a nod to Shuri’s lab + Wakandan technology
- Vibranium Claws Set that features vibrant blue nails with an iridescent green, gold, and blue art design in a black frame symbolizing Wakanda’s most precious metal, Vibranium
Each set comes with 24 almond-shaped, easy-to-apply luxury faux nails, one nail buffer, one cuticle stick, and one nail glue. Isn’t it the perfect holiday set steal or what?
A red lip and cat-eye kit? Where do we sign up? If like us, you’re looking to rock the vintage-inspired look this holiday season, we suggest getting this pocket-friendly set from our favorite Queen – Riri.
Plus, if you have a teen who’s knee-deep in their eye roll phase, this set is bound to make them hug you with glee (even if it’ll only be two minutes).
The Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner features an innovative flex tip and easy-grip shape for an effortless lining that lasts all day, while the Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored delivers a sexy red pout with a soft matte that looks amazing on every skin tone.
For the Skincare Junkie
All I want for Christmas is youuu…psych… fantastic skin! It doesn’t matter if your people are skincare gurus or newbs. They’ll gladly accept these gift sets (because they’re just amazeballs):
If your mom loves herself a sheet mask (or five), you need to add this bundle (five lip masks, five eye masks, and three face sheet masks) to your gift cart. Packed with hydrating, radiance-boosting, and skin-soothing ingredients, these KNC masks will give her skin all the TLC it deserves.
Plus, it could earn you two or three servings of her finger-licking pumpkin pie (just sayin’)!
If you have a male BFF struggling to up his skincare game, this set is perfect. The trio set (Buttah Skin Cleanser, Buttah Skin Vitamin C Serum, and Buttah Oil-Free Hyaluronic Gel Cream) contains ingredients that gently lift away dirt, target hyperpigmentation, and dryness, and replenish moisture while soothing and calming the skin.
Plus, with the melanin-friendly infused elements, your grooming-greenhorn BFF will love you till kingdom come.
For the Haircare Guru
Know someone trying to zhuzh up their washday routine? Look to these moisture-rich, washday-approved product sets from top haircare brands. They’re bound to get your ‘struggling with frizz and flyaways’ cousin Zoom-ready in no time!
If you travel-obsessed sister fangirls over Tracee’s juicy curls and timeless style, you should get this Tracee Ellis Ross-approved hair travel kit.
It comes with the brand’s bestsellers – Hydration Shampoo, Heavy Conditioner, and Leave-In Conditioner, which contain nutrients that’ll save her mane from that dreaded post-plane dryness and give much-needed definition to your traveling curls
If your boo can’t take a tropical vacay, you can get her strands to have a taste! The Briogeo Banana and Coconut do so much more than smell like tropical islands – they wholeheartedly nourish your hair with essential nutrients and vitamins to enhance hair growth.
The set also helps create effortlessly tousled waves for that sexy beachy look.
For the Wellness Warrior
Selfcare is more crucial than ever. So, whether you know someone who needs a gentle reminder or are shopping for your passive-aggressive bestie whose wellness routine doesn’t seem to work lately, you can’t go wrong with these holiday gift sets:
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your astrology-obsessed work wife who doesn’t stay off the horoscope pages, this is it. The Deluxe Black Girl Magic set comes with a candle, a bar of soap, and a bottle of lotion – all of which exude Black Girl Magic, thanks to the mandarin, jasmine, amber, and sandalwood fragrances that transcend all seasons.
Oh, and did we mention the signature candle can help calm and purify any space while offering you a warm and soul-soothing vibe? Yap – it’s the perfect set for protection spells and other astrological rituals.
It doesn’t have to be a stormy day to treat yourself to a spa day. With this vault of relaxing goodies from Keys Soulcare (Renewing Body + Hand Wash, Harmony Mask, Rich Nourishing Body Cream), you can give yourself the gift of skin refreshment, soul clarification, and a lit-from-within glow.
It also includes scents such as sage and oat milk to perk you up on those gloomy mornings and invite sweet dreams at night.