Us Holiday Gift Guide: Sets and the City

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Ellen Tien was a columnist in the New York Times Styles section for 12 years and has written for O Magazine, Vogue and Rolling Stone. From now until December 24, she will be providing a daily tip on stylish presents to make your holiday shopping even easier.

Holiday beauty kits are among the most popular gifts of the year, as they're easy to buy and lovely to receive.

For the Taylor Swifts in your life: Help her finish her acceptance speeches beautifully with the I Want You lip gloss set by Nars. Includes five glam glosses in day-to-night shades. $45 at and

For the Kate Hudsons in your life: Jurlique’s Enchant kit gives skin that just-won-the-World-Series glow. Includes rose handcream, rose body lotion and rosewater balancing mist. $88 at

For the Rihannas in your life: If she loves both fun and luxury, ReVive’s gorgeous and super-luxe limited edition Artbox 7 kit is for her. Housed in a lacquered art box designed by Charlie Harper, the set includes four classic ReVive anti-aging products for face, eyes and neck. $550 at