Beauty market research company NPD Group recently reported that prestige gift sets were once again on the rise within U.S. department stores.
While all prestige gift sets saw double-digit gains, the greatest lift was reported in makeup gift sets. Between January and October 2012, total makeup gift sets rose 26% to $116 million compared with the January to October 2011 period.
Total skin care gift sets increased 23% compared with the year-ago period to reach $276 million.
Total sales of fragrance gift sets climbed 10% to $479 million versus last year.
Total prestige beauty gift sets rose 16% to $871 million compared with the year-ago period, according to NPD.
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