Hack the Beauty Gift Set

By Camille Styles
beauty holiday gift ideas

Oh, the holiday beauty gift set: its glittery festive packaging (and bargain price point) is so much fun to give and receive… though it’s rare that every single item in the set happens to be a perfect fit for the recipient. Since we’re all on the hunt right now for truly fun and useful gifts for girlfriends, hostesses and family members, we thought it would be fun to hack our favorite Target gift sets to create unique personalized versions. Get inspired by these three gifts for a few favorite ladies in my life  — and use them as a jumping off point to DIY your own creative gifts using all those gorgeous gift sets. And did I mention the secret bonus to disassembling them? It would be almost wrong to not set aside one or two little goodies to keep for yourself.

*photos by Molly Winters

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Hate to be the one to break it to you, but we’re about to be in last-minute holiday gifting mode… only 22 more days until the big event! Since most of us (myself included) have a long list of purchases ahead, we wanted to put together ideas with an easy-to-handle price point to help you give gorgeous gifts within your budget.

*shown: Burts Bees® Holiday Gift Set Tips & ToesSonia Kashuk® Deluxe Travel Brush SetSonia Kashuk® Red Promisia Hand CrèmeSonia Kashuk® Red Promisia Eau de Toiletteessie® Holiday Mini Nail Color KitSugar Paper Luggage TagsSugar Paper Gold & White Bakers Wrapping Twine

To get inspired, I scrolled through the Target Wonderlist, a curated collection of delightful gifts to give and get this season.

*shown: Sugar Paper Tissue PaperTrees on Black RollwrapSugar Paper Luggage TagsSugar Paper Gold & White Bakers Wrapping Twineessie® Holiday Mini Nail Color Kit

1. For the Instagram It-Girl

Pack up these items for that friend who’s mastered the art of taking a selfie… and she’s got the followers to prove it. From her perfectly pursed lips to her clever captions, the “it girl” of Instagram always has photo-ready accessories on hand and her iPhone within arm’s reach. Gift her with the perfect holiday goodies, and who knows… she might even give you a mention *wink wink*.

*shown: Sugar Paper Luggage TagsSugar Paper Tissue Paper Trees on Black Rollwrap

1. For the Instagram It-Girl (cont.)

  1. Agent 18 iPhone 6 Flexshield Case Confetti
  2. Women’s Cable Knit Flip Top Fingerless Winter Glove
  3. Just Wireless Home USB Mobile Battery Charger for iPhone 5/5S
  4. Sonia Kashuk® Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16
  5. The Woman I Wanted to Be
  6. essie® Holiday Mini Nail Color Kit

2. For the Domestic Goddess.

This is the friend who makes a 3-course dinner party seem effortless and always seems to have a spotless house… you might want to kill her if she wasn’t so darn sweet. Help her get a jump start on holiday entertaining with a few gifts for her kitchen — and some goodies for her makeup drawer that smell as good as that batch of croissants she turns out every Christmas morning.

*shown: Threshold Kitchen Towel Floursack UtensilsThreshold™ Marble / Wood Small Cheese BoardSugar Paper Mint and Gold Gift BagSugar Paper Tissue PaperSugar Paper Luggage Tags

2. For the Domestic Goddess (cont.)

  1. Threshold™ Marble / Wood Small Cheese Board
  2. Burts Bees® Holiday Gift Set Tips & Toes
  3. Threshold Kitchen Towel Floursack Utensils
  4. Bella Sweet Sangria Candle
  5. essie® Holiday Mini Nail Color Kit
  6. Sonia Kashuk® Red Promisia Hand Crème

For the Bohemian Traveller.

From Montauk to Tulum, your beach babe friend will be traveling in style with this set of packable products. With a Sonia Kushuk travel brush set, Red Promisa body wash, and a pair of tortoise shades, she’ll love these small scale travel-sized items. Throw in a chic beach towel and good paperback, and she’ll be ready ready to hit the sand wherever the wheels touch down.

*shown: Threshold Global Medallion Bath Towel, Women’s Round Tortoise SunglassesWomen’s Velvet Tassel Clutch NavySugar Paper Tissue PaperSugar Paper Gold & White Bakers Wrapping TwineSugar Paper Luggage Tags 

For the Bohemian Traveller (cont.)

  1. The Best American Travel Writing 2015 
  2. Threshold Global Medallion Bath Towel
  3. Women’s Round Tortoise Sunglasses
  4. Women’s Velvet Tassel Clutch Navy
  5. Sonia Kashuk® Deluxe Travel Brush Set
  6. Sonia Kashuk® Red Promisia Hand Crème
  7. Sonia Kashuk® Red Promisia Eau de Toilette
  8. Burts Bees® Holiday Gift Set Tips & Toes

We’d love to know: what will you put in your own DIY beauty gifts this season?