How annoying is it when you get to security in the airport only to be told that you have to chuck out your nearly full, new bottle(s) of coveted lotions, potions, makeup or whatever you happen to be harbouring in the murky depths of that bottomless carry-on.
Avoid the hassle and just grab one of these nifty travel kits for the holidays (c'mon... you can use more of your sister's stuff when you get home if you run out), all sized so that the oaf handing out ziplock baggies for your cosmetics won't get the pleasure of smirking when you start to whimper whilst parting with your beloved items, which are larger than 100ml.
Our criteria? Completeness of the kit (thanks but we don't need three shower gels and no lotion), size of products, packaging and standout features/items:
The best for:
jet-set: Rodial Christmas kit
natural skincare: Trilogy travelers, Liz Earle beauty travel essentials
natural shower: Ren travel set
shower: Bliss sinkside six-pack in lemon+sage
for men: Pocket Cow Bullocks by Cowshed and Elemis Universal Traveller
for shaving: Lab Series for men High Performance shave set
tailor-made: L'occitane's pick-n-mix travel set that you can pick and order online.
aromatherapy: Aromatherapy Associates travel essentials
preggers: Mama Mio Mio Kit
for party: Chantecaille mini-glamour on the go
in-flight: Temple Spa in the air