The Best Holiday Brush Sets to Give as Gifts

…Or keep for yourself.

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Let me make a case for gifting makeup brushes to the beauty lovers in your life: For one thing, there is absolutely no chance that they will not get used. For another, brushes are expensive, so there's a good chance that no one really wants to buy them for themselves, but would really appreciate being gifted one…or two…or 100. Personally, I don't feel like I could ever have too many makeup brushes. They're useful for everything, from creating eyeshadow looks to perfectly blending my blush. Plus, because I'm a lazy person, I'm not that into washing my makeup brushes. Simply accumulating more means that I can go more time without washing the dirty ones. Loophole! This holiday season, there are just so many beautiful brushes you can choose to gift that special someone in your life. Do they need a full brush revamp? Do they need some special edition minis? Maybe something that comes in a cute pouch to throw in a purse? The possibilities are endless, which is why I've compiled 13 truly stunning sets that anyone–truly, anyone–would be happy to receive.

Tatjana Freund is a Beauty Commerce Writer, covering makeup, skincare, and haircare products and trends. She's a fan of vodka tonics and creepy Wikipedia pages.