Let’s face it: finding the perfect gift can be tough. We spend hours traipsing around malls in search of gift-spiration for family and friends, but how often do you actually find what you’re looking for? From budget-friendly value sets filled with makeup must-haves to popular fragrances that you can personalise with a name, a quick trip to Sephora can solve all your gifting problems in seconds. Here are some of our favourite magical Sephora picks for the festive season…
Shop and save money with… value sets!
While December is our favourite month of the year, it really can burn a whole in your pocket. Rather than struggle your way into the New Year, you can shop and save money with Sephora’s budget-friendly value sets and free in-store gift wrapping service.
1. Benefit’s Confection Cuties Set for AED 99 (worth AED 204): this trio of Benefit minis for the face, lashes and brows comes in a cake-inspired tin and is perfect for your fave travel buddy.
2. Beautyblender’s Sweet Indulgence Set for AED 249 (worth AED 580): blend and cleanse your way to beauty perfection with this colourful set of blenders and cleaning essentials.
3. Too Faced’s Sugar Plum Fun for AED 265: this exclusive collection features 16 new matte and shimmer shades, a Better Than Love Mascara, a 24-hour wear Shadow Insurance and a La Créme Lipstick.
Festive tip: Go that extra mile and get your Sephora buys gift wrapped for FREE in special festive wrapping at all Sephora stores.
Make it personal with… FREE engraving!
When it comes to gift giving, nothing quite means more than adding that personal touch. From fragrance bottles with initials to writing a glam-worthy message on your favourite palette’s mirror, Sephora’s free engraving service is definitely worth checking out.
4. Guerlain Santal Royal (AED 755): a mysterious mix of sandalwood and floral notes, this oriental fragrance is the perfect gift for that special someone.
5. Origins’ Our Best of the Best Set (AED 189): this exclusive collection of Origins minis includes skincare faves such as a cleanser, treatment lotion, moisturiser, eye cream, blemish treatment and two masks.
6. Tarte’s Pineapple of My Eye Collector’s Set (AED 295): this limited-edition gift set is perfect for that beauty lover in your life, featuring everything from eyeshadows and lip formulas to a liner and mascara.
Festive tip: Make it personal and get your fragrance or palette engraved at Sephora stores… for FREE! Here’s a list of Sephora stores that offer engraving:
- Dubai, UAE: Mall of the Emirates, The Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre
- Abu Dhabi, UAE: Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, Yas Mall, Dalma Mall
- Al Ain, UAE: Al Jimi Mall
- Khobar, KSA: Mall of Dhahran 1, Mall of Dhahran 2
- Riyadh, KSA: Olaya Mall, Panorama Mall, Riyadh Park
- Jeddah, KSA: Tahlia Shimeisy Center
- Kuwait: Al Kout Mall, Avenues 3
- Doha, Qatar: Villaggio Mall
- Bahrain: The Avenues Bahrain
Create multiple looks with… all-in-one gift sets!
From shimmering eyes to glossy lips, these all-in-one gift sets combine the newest and hottest beauty and skincare buys in one convenient product.
7. SEPHORA COLLECTION’s Once Upon a Night Palette Blockbuster (AED 210): this exclusive collection features 78 eyeshadows, 24 lip glosses, 6 blushes, 6 highlighters and bronzers, 4 brow powders and 12 cream eyeliners.
8. Tarte’s Life Of The Party Clay Blush Palette & Clutch (AED 165): a two-in-one palette and glitter clutch, this Tarte gift set comes with a mirror, card holders and five blushes in a removable tray.
9. GLAMGLOW’s Hydration Dream Team Set (AED 231): designed for your very own dream team, this beauty buy comes complete with a moisturiser, mud treatment and cleanser.
Festive tip: Mix and match a handful of best-selling products and create the ultimate Sephora goodie box! Festive-themed gift boxes are available at the gift wrapping station.
Ring in the New Year with… NYE must-haves!
December is all about festive fun and beauty bliss at Sephora this year! From frosty shadow shades to metallic shimmers, end your year the glam way and check out our fave Sephora buys right now…
10. Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette (AED 260): this limited-edition palette is all the craze this festive season, with seven frost-inspired shades that you’ll love.
11. SEPHORA COLLECTION’s Midnight Wishes Palette (AED 130): make a wish and flaunt your eyes with these 16 matte, shimmer and metallic eyeshadows.
Festive tip: Got time to kill while your products get gift wrapped? Get a free 15-minute makeover in any Sephora store by a professional Sephora makeup artist while you wait.
Gift shopping has never looked this good!