The best gifts for women are the most personal, and there are few things more personal than beauty and skincare presents. That’s why Kiehl’s releases an array of curated, holiday-exclusive gift sets each winter. The goal: To simplify the process of picking out the best presents for the women in your life. Moisturizing face creams, soothing face serums, pore-clearing face masks and more skincare staples fill this list of potential gifts that anyone on your list will want.
All of the products in the Kiehl’s holiday sets are carefully picked to target specific skin concerns, such as winter dryness or uneven skin tone. Plus, these high-value sets are priced at a discount with deluxe skincare and body care buys at a reduced price. If you’re struggling to come up with the best gift ideas for the women in your life, allow this guide to alleviate any stress around this holiday task. Ahead, find the best 2023 holiday gift guide, with skincare sets, Kiehl’s best-sellers and other crowd-pleasing presents for every lady on your list.
For Your Wife Who Needs a Skincare Refresh
She’s a staple in your life, and these products should be a staple in hers. Help your partner keep her skin looking (and feeling) its very best with the ultimate gift set: Kiehl’s Wrapped ($125, value $227). Featuring five full-sized products and a deluxe mini perfect for travel, this indulgent set has everything she needs for hydrated, healthy-looking skin all winter long.
Alongside Kiehl’s classics such as Ultra Facial Cleanser and Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane, she’ll get a full-sized bottle of Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide to help keep her skin smooth and even-looking. The set also includes a travel-friendly bottle of Powerful Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum which is great for brightening dull under-eye areas. And on the days she needs a little rest and recuperation, your partner will enjoy the Rare Earth Deep Pore Minimizing Cleansing Clay Mask, which she can use to help reduce blackheads for visibly clearer, more refined-looking skin.
For Your Mom and Grandmother Who Are Serious About Skincare
If the matriarchs of your family are always pushing you to use retinol and have an intricate night-time skincare routine then this is the gift set to get them. Your mom (or grandmother) will be impressed by all the skincare goodies from the Youthful Holiday Classics ($124, value $201) set. Even if she has sensitive skin, she can still use these products that are designed for all skin types, to help them get smoother and plumper skin.
Inside she’ll find a full-sized jar of Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Cream for Face and Neck, a facial moisturizer that helps improve skin texture and tone for a more youthful appearance over time. The set also includes a full-sized bottle of Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide, which helps visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plus a deluxe sample of Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Eye Cream, a fast-absorbing gel cream with niacinamide that helps correct visible signs of aging around the delicate eye area.
For the New Moms and At-Home Caregivers Who Are Always on the Move
Whether she’s juggling bath time and working from home, the right skincare set can ensure the new moms in your life can enjoy some solo time with skin-loving results. Pick up the Midnight Miracles set ($72, value $105) to give her a moment of self-care with her busy and ever-changing schedule.
This duo includes a full-sized bottle (that’s still TSA-friendly) of Midnight Recovery Concentrate Moisturizing Face Oil which is formulated with a botanical blend of lavender essential oil and evening primrose oil to revitalize tired-looking skin from one too many late nights. She’ll also receive a jar of Midnight Recovery Omega Rich Botanical Night Cream which instantly hydrates skin with the infused botanical blend and moisturizing squalane.
For Your School-Aged Sister
Maybe your sister is always pulling all-nighters, or maybe she’s still out partying with friends as the sun rises. Whatever the reason, your sister will start asking for the Brighten Up & Glow set ($93, value $158) for every gift-giving holiday. Help her get the glow she deserves with this holiday gift set formulated to boost radiance and brighten dull skin.
This brightening routine in a box puts the spotlight on Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector, a powerful serum designed to visibly reduce dark spots and discolorations, including age spots and post-blemish marks. Any evidence of an all-nighter will be reduced with the included Powerful-Strength Dark Circle-Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum, which helps diminish dark circles and puffiness for brighter-looking eyes. Plus, the best-selling Ultra Facial Cream with Squalane rounds out this set for long-lasting hydration all winter (and any other season).
For Blossoming Romantic Partners
Dating around the holidays can be hard, especially when considering gift-giving. Do you get that special someone a gift yet, or is it too early? Don’t let these concerns keep you from showing your new romantic partner that you care for them and opt for a simple (and semi-suggestive gift set). Kiss Me With Kiehl’s ($30, value $36) is a straightforward gift anyone in a cold climate or season (aka all of winter) will use to soften lips, limiting chapped, flaky skin.
This set includes three tubes of Kiss Me With Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, a true Kiehl’s staple for all. The super hydrating lip balm is formulated with squalene to replenish the skin’s barrier, aloe vera to hydrate and soothe skin and vitamin E to add additional moisture. Your partner's lips will be primed and ready for you to ask them for a holiday kiss (potentially under some mistletoe). If you’re feeling like lip balm isn’t enough, consider taking your date to your local Kiehl’s for a relaxing and skin-revitalizing Kiehl’s facial.
For The Nature Lover
Being outside in nature is great, but it can leave the skin vulnerable to the damaging effects of environmental stressors, like free radicals. Over time, these stressors can contribute to visible skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles. While there's nothing she can do to completely prevent wrinkles (or make them disappear entirely), adding topical antioxidants to a routine may help.
Enter the Day to Night Wrinkle Reducing Duo ($108, value $170). The two-piece gift set includes two anti-aging staples: Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum to help brighten and firm her skin, and Micro-Dose Anti-Aging Retinol Serum with Ceramides and Peptide to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and improve her skin’s texture. She can apply the antioxidant-rich vitamin C serum in the morning, and use the anti-aging retinol serum while completing her nighttime skincare routine.
For Your Serum-Obsessed Bestie
Your skincare-obsessed best friend probably already has a set skincare routine, but she’ll quickly adjust her regimen with one of Kiehl’s Ultra Pure High-Potency serums. Regardless of her routine, her skin (as with all skin types) could benefit from formulations that target skin concerns for a smoother complexion. If she always complains about greasy skin no matter the weather, get her the Ultra Pure High-Potency 5.0% Niacinamide Serum which visibly reduces excessive oil and shine.
Add in the Ultra Pure High-Potency 1.5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum which replenishes and retains moisture in the skin for a more hydrated complexion — perfect for cold winters and dry humidity. Finally, consider gifting your bestie the Ultra Pure High-Potency 9.8% Glycolic Acid Serum to target uneven skin for a smoother texture and naturally glowy look. Add one or all of these serums to a cute makeup pouch and wrap it with a bow for an easy holiday gift that your best friend will be talking about through the holiday season and beyond.
For the Dog Mom
Whether you’re gifting a pet mom or the doggie themselves (they deserve to open gifts too), a curated gift set with pet grooming products from Kiehl’s will be greatly appreciated for a more gentle and fresh-smelling bath time. Fill a gift bag with dog treats and toys for the furry friend and add the Cuddly-Coat Grooming Shampoo ($30), Cuddly-Coat Grooming Rinse ($30) and Cuddly-Coat Cleansing Spritz ($20) for the pet owner who will be doing the washing. Both friends will be happy.
The grooming shampoo is made without soap for a pH-balanced formulation that gently removes dirt (glycerin is added to retain moisture and cleanse hair) and odor from the skin and fur of any pup. As you would for human hair, you’ll want to add a conditioner to the dog's bath time with the grooming rinse. This rinse detangles and conditions hair for a more nourished and shiny coat that has a refreshing scent thanks to the added chamomile flower extract. Any dog owner will enjoy the cleansing spritz which serves as an on-the-go grooming and deodorizing spray, also formulated with chamomile flower extract and glycerin.
For Anyone on Your List
Everyone can benefit from a gentle face cleanser and a hydrating moisturizer — it doesn’t matter the skin type or current routine of the person you’re shopping for. If you’re running out of ideas for the final people on your list, wrap up the Hydrate All The Way Starter Kit ($25, value $39) which includes two best-selling Kiehl’s products in travel-size versions.
Included in the set is the Ultra Facial Cleanser which helps remove dirt and excessive oil from skin without stripping skin of the moisture it needs (especially during the winter). This gentle face wash is ideal for all skin types to help balance the natural pH of the skin while protecting its barrier. The starter kit also features a mini-size Ultra Facial Cream, which delivers all day hydration without clogging pores. Its formula includes squalane to replenish skin lipids while glacial glycoprotein is infused to boost and retain moisture in the skin — two much-needed ingredients to nourish skin during the cold, dry winter that dehydrates it.
A Treat For Yourself
Hopefully, this gift guide made your holiday shopping experience easier and you’re able to get everything you need at Kiehl’s. While you’re adding all these nourishing and skin-loving products to your cart you should gift yourself something nice too — after all you’re just as important as the others on your list.
Treat yourself to the Home & Away for the Holidays Ultra Facial Cream Duo ($69, value $105) which includes two Ultra Facial Creams — one that is TSA-approved and a full-size jar to last you several months. This face cream is a cult beauty product for its ability to boost and retain moisture in the skin without leaving a heavy, greasy residue behind. It’s infused with squalene (a naturally derived lipid) to help replenish the skin’s barrier; this cream will become your favorite for daytime and nighttime skincare routines. As a plus, this moisturizer has received the National Eczema Association's Seal of Acceptance, meaning it’s gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive skin.