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The Best Gift Sets for Foodies, Decor Lovers, and Particularly Picky People on Your List

From gourmet upgrades for aspiring chefs, to cleaning kits for sneakerheads, there’s a cool gift set for every type of hard-to-please pal

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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. 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.

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Diptyque

Diptyque Set of Small Candles, $114, available at Diptyque

2. JLo Beauty “That JLo Glow” 4-Piece Kit

At long last, Jennifer Lopez recently made her official beauty world debut with her namesake line of cruelty-free skincare and cosmetics, joining the long list of celebrity beauty brands. This four-piece set will give your beloved beauty buff JLo’s effortless — and seemingly age-defying — glow by way of effective hero ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and Japanese rice sake ferment.

What’s great about this multi-tasking kit is that it’s suitable for all skin types (dry, combination, normal, and oily), and it’s free of harmful ingredients including parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and sulfates.

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Sephora

JLo Beauty That JLo Glow 4-Piece Kit, $64, available at Sephora

3. Mënaji x Roam Limited Edition Skincare Set

Men’s grooming brand Mënaji’s recently joined forces with luxury luggage label Roam to create this five-piece skincare set that your favorite frequent traveler can easily throw into their bag. The kit includes the skincare company’s botanical-based best-sellers in flight-ready sizes. This ready-to-gift set includes the Deep Cleansing Masque, the 3-in-1 ClearShave, a refreshing 911 Eye Gel, and a SPF 15 peppermint lip balm. Everything fits perfectly in Roam’s accompanying sleek zippered case, which is made of lightweight polycarbonate and features a water-resistant lining.

Mënaji

Mënaji x Roam Limited Edition Skincare Set, $125, available at Mënaji

4. 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.

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West Coast Shaving

West Coast Shaving Starter Kit, $53 at West Coast Shaving

5. 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.

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Happy Socks

Happy Socks x The Beatles Collector Box Set, $58, available at Happy Socks

6. 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.

Nordstrom

Byredo La Sélection Boisée Trio, $120, available at Nordstrom

7. 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.

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Blick

Bob Ross Master Oil Paint Set, $79, available at Blick

8. Williams Sonoma Copper Bar Tools Set

Mixologists both amateur and pro can shake up concoctions with this sleek bar tools set, which includes a shaker, strainer, jigger, and bar spoon. The pieces are made of luxe copper-plated stainless steel, so your recipient won’t mind showing this off on their cool bar cart.

Williams Sonoma

Copper Bar Tools Set, $90, available at Williams Sonoma

9. 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).

Wine.com

LVE by John Legend & Jean-Charles Boisset: Living Legends Rosé Tasting, $45, available at Wine.com

10. 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.

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Our Place

Our Place Dinner for 4 Bundle, $250, available at Our Place

11. Snake River Farms American Wagyu Grilling Pack

Speaking of cooking enthusiasts, treat your favorite carnivores to this collection of gourmet American Wagyu grilling meats from Snake River Farms. This mouth-watering pack comes with two eight-ounce filets mignons, two six-ounce top sirloin steaks, two one-pound packages of hot dogs, and two one-pound packs of ground beef.

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American Wagyu Grilling Pack, $182, available at Snake River Farms

12. 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.

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Uncommon Goods

Gourmet Oil Dipping Spice Kit, $42, available at Uncommon Goods

13. 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.

Milk Bar

The Milk Bar Sampler, $52, available at The Milk Bar

14. Jane Austen: The Complete Works 7-Book Boxed Set

If the smash-hit Netflix series, Bridgerton, has renewed your favorite bookworm’s passion for the Regency era, then they’ll appreciate this seven-book set of Jane Austen’s complete works. Featuring colorful clothbound hardcovers designed by award-winning cover artist Coralie Bickford-Smith, Penguin’s boxed collection will no doubt dress up any fashionable bookshelf.

Amazon

Jane Austen: The Complete Works 7-Book Boxed Set, $153, available at Amazon

15. 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.

Burke Decor

Andrée Jardin Sneaker Care Kit, $56, available at Burke Decor

16. 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.

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Judy

Judy The Starter, $60, available at Judy

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