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The Best Beauty Gifts We’re Buying in 2017

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The Best Beauty Gifts We’re Buying in 2017
04 Dec
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These days, reward guides are a dime a dozen. Everyone and their brother with a weblog is prescribing buying groceries lists for end-of-year splurging. So Team ITG figured you did not want any other hyper-glam, super-glossy wheel of pictures. You may not discover a unmarried $500 Phoenician marble paperweight on those pages; as a substitute, we are sharing precisely what our staff is in fact purchasing for buddies, circle of relatives, and themselves. Turns out, one of the crucial very best good looks items in point of fact do come from the center! And additionally, Mom + Dad: Please forestall studying now, in order to not break the marvel. Everyone else, pass forward and percentage what is by yourself record in the remark segment under. ‘Til then, satisfied buying groceries!

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A Colorful Look

“I really like to move via the identify Nadine Jane as a result of my Grandma’s identify is Betty Jane. I love to put on lipstick on a daily basis as a result of my Grandma wears lipstick on a daily basis. I’m her largest fan. I used to observe her meticulously practice lip liner in the reflect, and believe how gratifying it will have to be to use that extremely pigmented coat of Revlon lipstick on best. Betty Jane loves a red-orange, so this 12 months I need to get her an improve. Bobbi Brown has this wonderful lipstick-meets-liner in Hot Orange, so she will do two steps in one. Then I need to pair it with Essie’s Geranium, as a result of Betty Jane loves to check her nails to her lips. The overall remains beneath $50, however doubles as I will be able to be purchasing a suite for myself too.” —Nadine Head-Gordon, People Operations Manager

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A Fancy Hand Cream

“My very best buddy Dina has the most productive pores and skin ever–she impressed me to have a regimen that concerned moisturizing my entire frame. We have this inside of comic story the place I am obsessed together with her brow–easiest form and nice texture. It’s humorous after we masks in combination as a result of its obtrusive her brow has extra actual property than mine. So the Chanel La Crème Main is the easiest reward for her: It moisturizes, it is graceful, and it is harking back to her stunning brow.” —Melati Diran, Junior Digital Designer

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A Trendy Facial

“This year I’m getting my boyfriend a facial at CAP Beauty. It’s the best facial I’ve ever had in my life and he is always making fun of me for all the money I spend on self-care. Now he’ll finally understand why.” —Laura Yeh, Packaging Designer

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A Tiny Ring

“In 2009, I gifted one of my younger sisters a cheap opal silver ring I’d found on vacation. She loved it and wore it to school every day until she left it on the sink in the girls’ bathroom. It was never seen again. Finally, eight Christmases later, I’m replacing it for her. And it’s an upgrade: the tiniest opal set onto the most delicate, dazzling gold band designed by Wing Yau of Wwake jewelry in Brooklyn, accompanied by an emerald rendition for my other, even younger sister whom I love equally as much. I don’t think anything is ever more exciting to unwrap than jewelry.” —Anna Stevenett, Editorial Assistant

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A Skincare Starter Pack

“I am a terrible gift-giver. My palms are sweating now just thinking about it. Of all the people I have to gift on Christmas, my dad is the hardest. He requests that we, his daughters, get him nothing, under the guise of the ‘Your love is the greatest gift of all.’ But I know better than to fall for that. After much deliberation and a chat with my mom, I decided on this Kiehl’s skincare set. My dad uses Lubriderm on his face, and his dermatologist just recommended that he use a heavier facial cream because his skin is dry (ahem, Lubriderm). He might not be highly enthused by this gift at first, but that’s where my mom comes in. Once she convinces him to start using the products for, you know, the good of his health he’ll realize I’ve got his best interests at heart.” —Kim Johnson, Community Manager

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A Contemporary Teapot

“Kim Johnson is my work-wife, my wife-wife, heck—my Instagram is practically a Kim Johnson fan account. She moved into her own apartment this year, which is really the best gift you can give yourself, so I wanted to get her something nice for her new place. This Tom Dixon teapot is perfect because A) She’s a tea girl, and B) I found it at my neighborhood coolest store ever, Coming Soon. Kim, this is also your belated housewarming gift!” —Eva Alt, Social Media Editor

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A Chic Hat

“My niece Taylor is 10 now, so Christmas feels like a good opportunity to get her something special that will help me secure ‘cool uncle status’. Right now she’s really into statement hats, God knows why, and unfortunately some of them are not cute. Think built-in cat ears, fedora-like toppers, etc. That’s OK and all but here’s where I can come in: I’m getting her something more classic—like this Brixton beret from Madewell. Something she could almost keep as an heirloom.” —Tom Newton, Senior Media Editor + Photographer

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A Useful Gadget

“My female friend is an aspiring filmmaker who interns at Vice and works at Tisch’s Production Center. While she desires of a RED (you must see how a lot this factor prices), she’s been at the hunt for a unswerving stabilizer for her iPhone-turned-motion-camera. DJI’s Osmo Mobile is the only she’s been raving about, so I’ve been saving up. She’s additionally unabashedly nerdy concerning the universe, so I’ve been having a look at fantastically surrealist prints and tapestries from Beth Hoeckel to border in her condominium. I’ll almost definitely wrap them in a lovely lengthy sleeve blouse from To The Moon Citizen. The spacey-meets-manic-pixie streetwear line fits either one of our aesthetics, which means that I’m going to have any other blouse to borrow from her closet—an underlying cause I am keen to cop to.” —Utibe Mbagwu, Editorial Intern

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An Upgraded Work Bag

“Morgan, my executive assistant, is so special to me. She keeps the trains on track all year long and makes me a better boss, friend, sister, and daughter. And, I don’t know how she does it, but Morgan ALWAYS carries the World’s Smallest Purse. I like to add to her collection; this year, I’m getting her a Mark Cross handbag that I saw her swooning over when we were at Dover Street Market in the fall, launching Glossier in London.” —Emily Weiss, Founder + CEO

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Toys!

“My son, who’s 11, loves Primary’s vivid polos for his day-to-day college uniform, so for the vacations I will layer on this terrific comfy hoodie in Tangerine. To pass with, those superior North Face slippers also are on my record. And I have discovered this amazingly credible children’ structure development package from Arckit for my Eight-year previous daughter. She can construct her personal fresh dream area and fantasize about enjoying football in its backyard each and every weekend. Then I will be able to’t withstand YORK, a fantastical thriller puzzle and the primary in a sequence of books set in a futuristic New York City from National Book Award finalist Laura Ruby, which I will have to learn myself prior to wrapping. If we filled stockings, I would pack them filled with mochi squishies, this season’s fidget spinner (“pressure aid for youngsters” is a new cottage industry!). They’re super cute, fragrant, and addictively fun to squeeze.” —MZ Goodman, VP of Digital Product

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A Better Bath

“Going home for the holidays usually turns into an extended spa vacation for my mother and myself. There’s no better time to test a detox salt soak than when I have access to my parents’ claw foot tub. But don’t think it’s all about me this year: In two weeks, I’ll be lugging home Follain’s new line of organic bath and body collaborations—rose body butter, lavender bath salts, clay-infused milk bath, and some aromatherapy oils to give to Mom. They’re simple, they’re luxurious, and there’s enough for me to use after she’s done trying it all out.” —Emily Ferber, Senior Editor

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A Luxurious Snooze

“In my professional giver/receiver opinion, the most memorable gifts are thoughtful upgrades. This year I’m elevating my future sister-in-law’s snoozing situation with a navy Slip silk pillowcase and fresh jammies from Everlane that I’ll be embroidering with her name on the pocket. The best part is she’ll be wearing this tunic while we get ready for my upcoming wedding (she’s my maid of honor)! I’m only crying a little while typing this.” —Sam Wilson, Community Coordinator

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A Shared Experience (+ A Sweatshirt)

“My family and I roll deep. My parents raised my siblings and me to operate like a team. When one of us gets into their dream school or lands a position at their favorite company, we represent. This is my [second] team Glossier so sweatshirts for all! Also, the brothers have been working really hard this year, accomplishing some major life goals so I wanted to gift them some luxe experiences. For brother #1 (McAlbert) a facial—his two tours in Iraq really took a toll on his skin, and he deserves some TLC. For brother #2 (McNisky), a Yoga and Bath experience at my dream NYC spa, Aire Ancient Baths. And brother #3 (McDaniel), my baby who’s not such a baby anymore, just a really good meal. We’re both Cancers and love any and all West Indian foods. I’m going to have to join him on this gift trip to Angela’s in Brooklyn. The jerk chicken is divine.” —Manouska Jeantus, gTEAM Editor

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And Always Something For Yourself…

“Hate Kanye all you need, however please identify one genius that ain’t loopy. Two years in the past, the Yeezy Boost 350 used to be named the Shoe of the Year on the ‘Shoe Oscars’ and the hype nonetheless hasn’t died down. If you ever see a website or retailer that shares any new type or colorway—let me know if it is a males’s measurement five.5 – 6—congratulations, you’ve discovered El Dorado. And significantly, they are excellent footwear. The primeknit is thick and will face up to roughly 2 hours of reasonable rain (hastily examined in London). You’ll additionally in finding that Adidas Boost era you realize and love enclosed inside the TPU sidewalls. If you are bought, sadly you simply overlooked the most recent drop. But don’t concern, you’ll cop the Blue Tints (for you or the one you love) on December 16th. PS- Kanye (or Kim) in the event you’re studying this, please re-release the Wave Runners from Season five. :pray emoji:” —Kate Park, Engineer

Photographed via Tom Newton.

All the make-up merchandise to put on in your vacation events this month, proper this manner.

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