The Tease’s Editor-Approved Gift Guide

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At The Tease, we spend a large part of our day scoping out what’s new and trending in our industry. And if there’s one thing our editors excel at, it’s making a list — especially during the holidays. We have a ton of holiday gift guides on our site, just saying!

This year, our staff came together to share the gifts that are on their holiday shopping list or wish list. From luxe fragrances to delicious mezcal and cult-favorite beauty products, you seriously can’t go wrong with any of these products.

Here, see what our editors are gifting their loved ones or hoping to receive this year.


Katie Allen, Social Media Coordinator

Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Serum

“This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves their beauty sleep (like me!). I love all of Milk Makeup’s products but this is definitely my favorite. It’s a great cooling mask that will leave your  skin feeling refreshed. Personally, I love pairing it with the lip mask too!”

Shop: Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Serum, $36.00

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzer

“This lip gloss goes on so smoothly, lasts long, and comes in a bunch of gorgeous shades! I have shades Fenty Glow and Glass Slipper, and Fenty Glow matches my lips perfectly. I’ve never been so obsessed with a lip gloss! It does the trick even without anything else underneath.”

Shop: Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzer, $19.00

Lush The Night Before Christmas Gift Set

“Lush is one of my favorite companies for vegan bath products. Not only is this set cute, but it includes one of my favorite bath bombs, Twilight! Both of the scents are calm and relaxing. This is the perfect gift for the self-care loving woman in your life.”

Shop: Lush The Night Before Christmas Gift Set, $17.95

Jeffrey Lunnen, VP of Digital Content and Volume Up podcast co-host

Blind Barber Hand Moisturizer

“I’m gifting this to the guys in my life to take care of their paws. Winter is bad enough on hands then add obsessive COVID-19 related hand washing and you’ve got a disaster. Blind Barber makes a great product that works to provide real moisture — probably the shea butter. And it smells great. Plus, there’s nothing precious about the packaging.”

Shop: Blind Barber Hand Moisturizer, $14.00

Yola Mezcal

“This is my go-to gift for all seasons but especially holidays. Mezcal’s smokiness add the perfect amount of warmth. It’s all a little unexpected — definitely exotic. And who doesn’t love a woman-founded, owned, and run brand?”

Shop: Yola Mezcal, $59.99

Cody Foster 2020 Survival Kit Ornaments

“They’re sold out now (sorry!) but I was able to scoop up a few for the family. 2020 is awful now, sure, but in 2030, putting up a blown glass toilet paper ornament is going to be funny. I hope…”

Shop: Cody Foster 2020 Survival Kit Ornaments Set/4, $39.99


Emily Lentz, Beauty Features Editor

Vanity Planet Aira Ionic Facial Steamer

“I’ve recently become obsessed with skincare, and I cannot wait to get my hands on this facial steamer. It detoxifies and cleanses the skin while clearing pores and stimulating circulation. Plus, it’s super hydrating, relaxing, and will leave your skin feeling soft and clear.”

Shop: Vanity Planet Aira Ionic Facial Steamer, $99.00

Dry Bar The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush

“As someone with shorter hair, I feel like I always have to keep it styled and on point. Dry Bar’s Blow Dryer Brush will make styling so much easier! The round brush combined with the brand’s heat technology gives users a quick blow out full of volume and shine in just one step.”

Shop: Dry Bar The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush, $150.00

Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau De Parfum

“After receiving a sample of Libre and using it up very quickly, I have become obsessed. Made with hints of lavender, orange blossom and musk, this scent is perfect for everyday use and isn’t too overwhelming. Now that I’ve gone through the sample, I need to get my hands on the full-sized bottle!”

Shop: Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau De Parfum, $30-$170(depending on size)

Camille Nzengung, Hair Features Editor

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Very Merry Cherry Edition

“I love a good red lipstick and this one might just be the most stunning one I’ve seen in a while. The shade alone is gorgeous —it’s a beautiful maraschino-red color called “Oh, Miley”— but, don’t even get me started on the packaging. Mint green casing and festive cherries? I’m sold!”

Shop: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Very Merry Cherry Edition, $32

Emi Jay Papillon Clip in Bellini

“Lately, I have been really into wearing pretty clips in my hair. This one from Emi Jay merges two of my favorite ‘90s hair accessories: the claw clip and the butterfly clip. Personally, I think it will look just as cute now paired with my chunky sweaters as it will in the summertime worn with my favorite sundresses.”

Shop: Emi Jay Papillon Clip in Bellini, $20.00

Mala The Brand Milk and Sugar Candle

“Ever since I first came across Mala The Brand on Instagram, I’ve been really wanting to try out one of their beautiful candles. I love sweet scents so their Milk and Sugar candle is high on my wishlist. It smells like fresh baked cookies which, in my opinion, is the perfect scent to carry me through the holiday season.”

Shop: Mala The Brand Milk and Sugar Candle, $30.00

Are you hoping to gift or receive any of these products this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!

The Tease Editors