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The Ten Best Christmas gift sets

Boxed-up toiletry treats have come a long way since bath salts and talc. Now you can choose from candles, cosmetics and more.

1. Winter Coffret

£60, Diptyque,

A mini candle set from Diptyque that's sure to muster up a festive aroma. Fresh pine, spicy pomander and warm wood fire are the scents included in this limited-edition set.

2. Little Superstars

£37.50, Elemis,

Containing everything from the brand's award winning Pro-Collagen Marine Cream to Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, this is the ultimate in DIY pampering.

3. The Luxury Shave Gift Set

£98, Murdock London,

This kit includes everything for a traditional shave: pre-shave oil to soften hair, citrus scented shaving cream and a post-shave balm to soothe and moisturise.

4. Energising Treasure Trove for Men

£28.50, Decléor,

This contains products geared towards energising face and body using natural ingredients. The fancy gold box houses shower gel, skin scrub, shave foam, serum and aftershave.

5. Speaks Volumes Gift Set

£16, Ted Baker, Boots, 0845 070 8090

Bog standard smellies may not impress a teenage boy. This one should: as well as body wash and body spray, it includes portable speakers which fit in to your PC or MP3.

6. The Floral Collection Magnolia Basket Gift Set

£12, M&S,

As well as bath cream, body lotion, talc and soap, this magnolia-scented collection is presented in a sweet little cotton-lined basket.

7. Bee-utiful Treats

£4.99, Burt's Bees,

This set includes Burt's Bees popular lip balm and a hand salve to keep chapped fingers and lips at bay. These winter skin saviours are available in pomegranate and lemon, too.

8. Solar men's body wash Gift Set

£49, Molton Brown,

This set of four Molton Brown body washes in different signature scents will ensure a man is nice, clean and fragrant for the next few months at least.

9. You Cube Gift Box

£10, Soap & Glory, Boots,as before

The quirky retro packaging of Soap and Glory will be a hit with the young and young at heart. They offer a huge selection of gift sets, including this one full of travel-size goodies.

10. Benefit Project Flawless

£29.50, Benefit, 0800 496 1084

If you are looking for a safe-bet make-up gift, one from Benefit would be a wise choice. This kit has mini versions of BADgal mascara and Pearl deluxe face highlighter, as well as 3D face powder and lip shine.


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