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Curated Gift Boxes, Starter Sets, and DIY Kits for Every Type of Person

We’re pretty good at test-driving the latest and greatest in wellness, beauty, and beyond, sifting through products to find the ones that we can count on and also love to use. But it’s not always that easy—nor do most people have the time—to be constantly vetting things. That’s why curated boxes are brilliant. They come with everything you need for a certain purpose, be it having a sexy date night at home or learning to do something new (pottery or gardening, anyone?). These are some of the best kits, gift boxes, and starter sets for nearly every type of person—from the hobbyist, to the foodie, to the person who wants to live longer, and more—so you can spend less time finding the right things and more time doing the thing.

  1. BE WELL

    Our wellness kit is a curation of feel-better health-supporting essentials. There’s Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C, a high-potency, easy-to-take gel that contains 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C—more than 1,000 percent of the Daily Value. Then there are our two-a-day Perfect Attendance chews with elderberry extract: On top of being good for you, they taste like a treat. Also included is a soothing herbal tea we swear by, raw manuka honey (a rare, pure, and potent type from New Zealand), and a set of Ayurvedic oils from UMA for the diffuser, the bath, or a calming massage. It’s the ultimate care package for a friend with a cold, a lifesaver once that first sniffle of the season hits, or a day-to-day immunity boost.

    goop Home Wellness Box
    goop Home Wellness Box goop, $265
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  2. GREAT NIGHT IN

    Whether you’re coupled up or not, this date-night box has everything you need for a sexy evening. First, we’d be remiss if we did not include the candle that (nearly) broke the internet. It smells like a sultry cloud of rose, geranium, and bergamot. Then we added a chic and luxurious box of velvety chocolates made by Thomas Keller (the secret ingredient is olive oil), the Ballerina vibrator that our wellness director says feels extraordinary, a fragrance-free water-based lube that looks totally cool on your nightstand, and a silky massage oil with vitamin E and sunflower-seed and coconut oils.

    goop Home DATE-NIGHT BOX
    goop Home DATE-NIGHT BOX goop, $265
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  3. ALL SMILES

    This clean oral-care kit is completely free of the additives, parabens, and artificial flavors that are used in many conventional products. The toothbrush is made from biodegradable plastic with activated charcoal bristles, and the floss uses vegetable wax instead of Teflon and petroleum. What makes this set unique: The mint toothpaste ditches fluoride in favor of hydroxyapatite, a gold-standard gentle ingredient that’s been used in Japanese dentistry for over forty years. And we love the simple tongue cleaner, which is extremely satisfying to use.

    BOKA MINDFUL KIT
    BOKA MINDFUL KIT goop, $30
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  4. THE GLOW DOWN

    Our glow-boosting bestsellers in one bundle? Check. Our senior beauty editor, Megan O’Neill, says this kit makes a foolproof present: “Give this to anyone of any age with any skin type and they will go into raptures and, later, go into raptures again over their new next-level glow.” First, there’s the jar of air-whipped, marshmallow-like Microderm. It’s both a physical and chemical exfoliator, so it smooths out uneven texture and roughness with glycolic acid and microcrystals. Then there are three sachets of the citrusy, antioxidant-loaded Morning Skin Superpowder drink. And to make it a whole routine, we added three of our glycolic acid peel pads—an intense overnight treatment that brightens skin while you sleep.

    goop Beauty GLOWING SKIN BESTSELLERS KIT
    goop Beauty GLOWING SKIN BESTSELLERS KIT goop, $59
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  5. HAIRY STYLES

    No matter their hair type, this is a set that everyone—including yourself—will want. It comes with a classic boar-bristle brush, which helps distribute natural oils for healthy, shiny hair. Also included: a pocket-size detangling comb (chic enough to keep in your purse); a luxe, frizz-reducing microfiber towel that our beauty team is obsessed with; and a moisturizing hair oil. What makes the kit special is the tiny green three-minute hourglass—a gentle suggestion to slow down and take a break.

    Crown Affair THE SET
    Crown Affair THE SET goop, $220
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  6. TESTING ONE, TWO, THREE

    Remember the year everyone was doing DNA ancestry tests? We’re raising the bar with this health index test developed by a Yale professor. It reads your biological age (not the one you celebrate every calendar year) by looking at your genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors, then it shows how fast you’re aging by finding and analyzing specific epigenetic biomarkers in your DNA. The kit has everything you need to take your own saliva sample (funnel, tray, sleeve) and a bag to mail it back in. It takes around six weeks to get your results, and it’ll come with a booklet of recommendations for healthy living so that you can make lifestyle changes based on your own numbers.

    Elysium Health INDEX
    Elysium Health INDEX goop, $499
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  7. GROW OUT

    For those with victory-garden lust but no space to plant one, here’s a solid kit with all the supplies for growing healthy and delicious microgreens. No worries if you don’t have much of a green thumb: It comes with instructions, though all you really have to do is add water, soak your seed quilts, and let the reusable grow tray hang out on a sunny kitchen windowsill. In a week, you’ll be harvesting tiny broccoli and microgreens—tasty in salads, sandwiches, and soups.

    Hamama MICROGREEN STARTER KIT
    Hamama MICROGREEN STARTER KIT Hamama, $39
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  8. EASY ACUPRESSURE

    In traditional Chinese medicine, there are dozens of acupressure points in the ear that correspond to different areas of the body. Ear seeds look pretty, and they’re an easy way to stimulate these points. This kit comes with special tweezers so you can apply the twenty-four-karat gold-plated seeds (it also comes with Swarovski crystal ones in case you want a little bling). The instruction booklet has a map of the ten most common auricular acupuncture points, so you can target the areas that correspond to your intentions.

    WTHN EAR SEED KIT
    WTHN EAR SEED KIT goop, $45
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  9. GLAZY DAYS

    Making pottery can be therapeutic, plus you get to keep your cute little creations with the satisfaction of knowing that you made them by hand. All you need to complete this kit is the kiln (many local studios will let you fire and glaze your work for a fee): You’ll get the clay, carving tools, and illustrated instructions on how to build your clay into naturally flecked vases, plates, cups, or whatever your heart desires.

    Crockd The Original Crockd Kit
    Crockd The Original Crockd Kit Crockd, $62
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  10. ROLL WITH IT

    If you prefer your kits to be edible, this one comes with enough sushi rice and nori (plus rice vinegar powder, sesame seeds, and wasabi powder) to make eight rolls (forty-eight pieces) of sushi at home. It also comes with a bamboo rolling mat and easy-to-follow instructions, so the whole family can get involved—all you have to do is choose your filling.

    Global GrubDIY SUSHI KIT
    Global Grub DIY SUSHI KIT Global Grub, $28
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  11. DROP ACID

    For anyone who’s into kitchen experimentation or the person who is always asking for more lemons, Acid League living vinegars kick just about anything—from cocktails to dressings—up a notch. Living vinegar is raw and unfiltered, so it has a full, complex flavor. The ones from Acid League, which are developed by chefs, bartenders, and food scientists, are fermented with a variety of fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs. They’re unique and surprisingly fun to use—plus you can put together your own kits that include bestselling flavors, like Meyer Lemon Honey or Garden Heat, and more-experimental editions, like roasted coconut or honey yuzu.

    Acid League THE BIG LEAGUE KIT
    Acid League THE EXPERIMENTAL EDITIONS KIT Acid League, $48
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