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Even if you know what piques the interests of your best friend or family member, the best gift can still seem inexplicably elusive. And if you want to go the extra mile and get them more than one thing to unwrap, but aren’t excited about shopping at several different stores, then a gift set might be the best way to go.
Unsurprisingly, the best gift sets are focused on universally pleasing categories like food, drinks, beauty, grooming, and home goods. From musician-backed wines and skincare, to gourmet upgrades for your favorite culinary star-in-the-making, we’ve handpicked some of the coolest gift set ideas for Valentine’s Day and beyond.
1. The Spice Lab Tequila Shot Glasses
Tequila is on the rise in the U.S., which means it may be time to invest in some purpose-built drinkware for the Mexican liquor. These clever tequila shot glasses are made of pink Himalayan salt, eliminating the need to lick salt off your hand before shooting. Using a unique guard insert, the glasses filter in just enough salt without changing the flavor of your tequila. When you’re not partying, the set also works for presenting appetizers or charcuterie thanks to an included serving board.
2. Disco Regimen Set
Men’s grooming brand Disco has had our attention recently with a range of simple, high-quality products. This Regimen Set is essentially their greatest-hits package, complete with everything your loved one needs to cleanse and rejuvenate while combating signs of age. The set includes a repairing eye stick (for those bags), a charcoal cleanser, an exfoliating scrub, a face mask and a moisturizer. If, like many dudes, your giftee still isn’t taking proper care of their skin, this is a great choice.
3. Vintage 007 James Bond 14-Book Collection
With October’s release of No Time To Die, James Bond fans are extra excited about their favorite MI6 agent. If you have any such fans in your life — who’ve probably seen all 25 films — this complete collection of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels makes a great gift. The set includes all 14 original books, and they’re a great way to better understand the iconic martini-drinker as he was originally penned.
4. Etta Avenue Luz 9-Piece Bar Tool Set
Bar tool sets aren’t just for making killer cocktails: they double as a chic piece of decor, too. Case in point is this bar set from Etta Avenue, showcasing a matte gold finish over stainless steel. With a tray, covered ice bucket, cocktail shaker, strainer, bottle opener, knife, ice tongs, double jigger and bar tool stand, it’s ready for any cocktail-making session — whether for yourself or the whole party.
5. Crowd Cow Family & Friends Box
As friends and families gather for holiday meals, consider gifting the family chef a food box. This Crowd Cow Family & Friends box is one of our favorites with ingredients like premium New York strip steaks, jumbo Mexican shrimp, ground beef and cherry pocket pies. All of Crowd Cow’s ingredients come directly from trusted farms and fisheries, ensuring fresh, ethically sourced products. Plus, the whole box can be shipped directly to your giftee’s doorstep.
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6. Rihanna Fenty Skin Travel Size Start’r Set
Want to help someone upgrade their skincare routine? Rihanna is here to help with her Fenty Skin Start’r Set. The assortment includes a mini makeup remover-cleanser, toner-serum, and sunscreen-moisturizer — all sized down to pass through air travel security. Formulated for all skin types, the set helps deal with dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles and dryness.
7. Diptyque Set of Small Candles
Don’t give your beloved candle collector any set of votives — opt for Diptyque, which makes some our favorite luxury gifts for others and ourselves. The French label’s set of mini candles contains three of their most people-pleasing scents: the self-explanatory Roses, the sweet floral Baies, and the fig tree-infused Figuier.
8. West Coast Shaving Starter Kit
Whether you’re shopping for a bearded guy who wants to give the clean-shaven life a try, or your recipient is ready to remedy their ingrown hair problem (on their face, legs, or elsewhere), West Coast Shaving’s wet shave starter kit is a great option. It includes a stainless steel razor, razor blades, jojoba shave cream, and a soft brush for whipping up a good lather. Plus, eco-conscious friends will like this low-waste alternative to plastic cartridge shavers.
9. Happy Socks x The Beatles Collector Box Set
Sure, you can’t buy them love — but if they’re a big Beatles fan, then this collectors set by Happy Socks might get you closer to their heart. This limited-edition box has an assortment of six colorful pairs starring the Fab Four. Multiple sizes available.
10. Byredo La Sélection Boisée Trio
This trio of travel-sized fragrances from Swedish label Byredo will appease the noses of luxury perfume aficionados. It includes Black Saffon, a warm oriental scent with notes of saffron, raspberry, and black violet; Mojave Ghost, a woody scent with violet, sandalwood, chantilly musk, amber, and cedarwood; and Super Cedar, a floral-infused woody scent with rose petals, Virginian cedarwood, and Haitian vetiver.
11. Bob Ross Master Oil Paint Set
If you’re shopping for a creative with idle hands, allow them to find inspiration from beloved TV painter Bob Ross with this 16-piece oil painting set. All your giftee needs to do is add a canvas, as the set includes eight colors, Liquid White, a variety of four brushes, a painting knife, and an instructional DVD featuring the late Joy of Painting host himself.
12. LVE by John Legend & Jean-Charles Boisset: Living Legends Rosé Tasting
EGOT club member John Legend isn’t just a Grammy-winning humanitarian — he’s also a winemaker. The philanthropic singer/songwriter teamed with Franco-American wine entrepreneur Jean-Charles Boisset on LVE, a line of Napa Valley bubbly that vino lovers and music superfans will want to pop open stat. This two-bottle tasting set includes a French sparkling rosé (which has notes of citrus, red currants, and pomelos) and a Côtes de Provence (an aromatic wine with notes of peach blossom, raspberry, apricot, white nectarine, and strawberry).
13. Casamigos Gift Set
Casamigos, the tequila brand founded by George Clooney, began the flood of celebrity tequila brands we’re seeing today. But it’s still one of the best. If you’re shopping for any tequila fan (or George Clooney fan), this four-bottle variety pack will let them sample all of Casamigos’ styles: Blanco, Reposado, Anejo and Mezcal.
14. Our Place Dinner for 4 Bundle
Though it’ll likely be a while until your favorite gracious host can safely entertain indoor dinner parties, at least they can whip up delicious (and yes, photo-friendly) meals for themselves with Our Place’s Dinner for 4 bundle. We’re fans of the cult-favorite brand’s best-selling Always Pan, a multi-tasking piece that handles everything from sautéeing and steaming to frying and braising.
This cooking set includes the pan and four place settings each of stylish stackable glasses, hand-painted porcelain plates, and nesting bowls. We like that you can choose colors that best fit your recipient’s tablescape aesthetic.
15. Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit
Maybe your loved one is ready to kick their cooking up a notch, or they’re a new apartment dweller who needs to start with the basics. They can spruce up their dishes with this set of 15 herbs and spices from around the world, all packaged in handy clear-topped metal tins. It comes with essentials such as basil, minced garlic, marjoram, and more along with international favorites including a za’atar blend and herbs de Provence. Everything’s packaged in a convenient storage case that includes international recipes that’ll transport their tastebuds to Italy, Spain, and Morocco.
16. The Milk Bar Sampler
Upgrade from the typical boxed chocolates set and get your sweet-toothed loved one this gift-ready tin from cult-favorite New York bakery, Milk Bar. The sampler pack contains a variety of six cookies, a slice of Milk Bar pie, and three-packs of the B’Day Cake Truffles in chocolate and rainbow vanilla.
17. Andrée Jardin Sneaker Care Kit
For the sneakerheads in your life, giving the gift of perennially fresh kicks is the next best thing to replacing their favorite (maybe a little aromatic) pair. This shoe cleaning kit by renowned French brush maker Andrée Jardin contains an anti-stain water-proofing solution, gentle sneaker soap, a sponge, and a handled brush, all in a cool wooden storage box.
18. Judy The Starter
For the practical folks on your list who value preparedness, a cool prep kit is one way to go. This easy-to-spot waist bag by Judy is filled with seven expert-selected emergency essentials (including water, an attention-grabbing whistle, energy bars, and a first aid kit, to name a few) to keep one person safe, warm, and fed for up to 72 hours.