The best Christmas gift set essentials of 2022

Team BD is back with another addition of Tried & Tested.

This month is dedicated to our wish list must-haves and Christmas gifting specials!

We have sets galore, from skincare to hair and body, these are our favourite picks to keep top of mind over the festive period.

Read our honest thoughts below, and why you should keep these offerings front of mind. After all, when you see the BD Tried & Tested badge, you know we've given it our stamp of approval.

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Ella Baché Essential Skin Collection – Rachel

What we think: Pure excitement is receiving the Ella Baché Essential Skin Collection as a gift this holiday season! Firstly, the box is gorgeous and eye-catching, it instantly feels special. Each individual product in this collection also lives up to its cult-favourite reputation and name: essential! The Special Eye Cream, Refining Exfoliating Gel, Ultra Nourishing Cream and Active Face Great SPF50+ have been on high rotation and my skin has been loving each one. The practical, travel-sized packaging is another huge plus – the Active Face Great SPF50+ now lives in my handbag for quality sun protection on-the-go. This beautiful collection makes the perfect Christmas (or treat-yourself) gift!


Ulta3 x Jess Baker Girl Gang Nail Polish Set - Lucy

What we think: This included the prettiest spring pastel colours as well as some sparkly standouts. I've purchased Ulta3 back in high school when that was all my pocket money could extend to and the quality has improved so much! Compared to other drug store nail polishes I've trailed before, this did not chip as much and the brush texture + width was perfectly tailored to my nail shape, reaching the nail bed with a nice finish at the tip. The smell was also not as chemical as I recall and definitely not as strong. These are great stocking stuffers this Christmas!


Batiste Self Love Dry Shampoo – Emily

What we think: I love this special edition product from Batiste! Self-love brings me so much self-love. Like the other versions, it is an instant refresh. It helped remove oil and gave my hair a new lease of life with added body and texture between washes. The berry and vanilla scent is divine and I think it would make an absolutely perfect stocking filler or to keep in your bag over the party season.


Glasshouse Fragrances Gingerbread House Triple Scented Soy Candle – Aja

What we think: The Glasshouse Fragrances Christmas range is something I look forward to every year – and the Gingerbread House Soy Candle for 2022 has me swooning. The scent of festive spiced biscuits fills the air, with its buttery, sweet and spicy aroma. With top notes of orange, almond and caramel; middle notes of clove, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper; and base notes of vanilla, tonka bean and amber, this candle is now a firm favourite of mine for the holiday season and beyond (if I don't finish it by Christmas, that is).


VOYA Facial Romance Spa Inspired Luxury Facial Set – Jess

What we think: I absolutely loved VOYA's Facial Romance Spa Inspired Luxury Facial Set. It is the perfect gift set for someone special in your life at Christmas. It comes with a facial wash, clay mask, muslin cloth and serum. All of the products are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which hydrate and indulge your skin and give a special spa experience in your own home. The Voya gift set is organic, and the bag is made from 100% Ocean Waste Recycled Plastic, so it is guilt free indulgence!


MOR Domino Deck Lychee Flower Nail Care Set – Issy R

What we think: This is the perfect gift for you, or someone special this Christmas. This compact gift set comes with 3 x nail files, a hand cream and comes perfectly packed in a red tin box which makes it easy to store and travel with. The hand cream is Lychee Flower, and it smells just like summer. This set is perfect for fixing any nail touch-ups and the cream is handy to have when your skin is feeling dry or needs some TLC!


Dermalogica The Gift of Skin Health – Issy D

What we think: This Christmas pack is a great gift for those who love skincare and are always looking towards self-care as a priority over the festive period! This Dermalogica set will have your skin looking, fresh, smooth and bright just in time for the party season.