goop Beauty Editors Shop the goop Gift Guide

goop Beauty Editors
Shop the goop Gift Guide

We asked the goop beauty team to shop our gift guide for the one—one—item they’d buy to cover just about anyone on their lists (and maybe get for themselves while they’re at it). It wasn’t easy (there’s a lot of amazing stuff in that guide), but after considering, editing, and re-editing their wish lists, some all-time favorites have at last been settled upon. From a no-need-to-wrap candle-and-miracle-oil set and swirls of will-delight-any-person skin care to a hair-, skin-, and sleep-preserving set of silk essentials, these presents are as easy to give—and get—as they come.

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Jean Godfrey-June

executive beauty director

“This candle has to be one of my favorite scents on earth—literally I walk into the room it’s in just to catch the scent. Even when the candle’s unlit, it still smells fantastic. It’s also drop-dead gorgeous-looking. The oil is at least as beautiful—and it is pure, nourishing, soothing magic on your skin. They’re packaged together in the prettiest bag ever—definitely does not need wrapping!”

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Megan O’Neill

senior beauty editor

“This calming, coddling superbalm for skin makes a really special present for a friend, mom, sibling, or work wife. The blend of blue tansy and other gorgeous botanicals smells like a wild herb garden and melts in instantly to deeply moisturize. It works whether your giftee is breakout-prone, dry, or even sensitive. A teensy drop is enough to invigorate your entire face (it really lasts), and it leaves your skin supple, smooth, and fantastically radiant through arctic blasts and dry, hot summers.”

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Simone Kitchens

senior features editor

“As someone with incredibly fine, highly tangle-prone hair, I found that sleeping on a silk pillowcase changed everything: Where I used to spend many minutes working tiny knots out of my curly hair in the morning, now I wake up with smooth not-so-bedhead. Braiding my hair and securing it with a silk scrunchie has also helped—it’s kept my ends from getting damaged, so my hair’s grown longer than it has in years. The other noticeable difference is my skin: It’s definitely smoother (silk doesn’t crease and create dents or fine lines in your face as other fabric does). And this set comes with a silk eye mask, too, which makes it easier to fall asleep—and stay asleep the next morning when the sun creeps in too early. Who on your list wouldn’t appreciate shinier hair, smoother skin, and better sleep?”

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Brianna Peters

assistant beauty editor

“Nothing sends people’s skin into crazy-stress mode like the holidays. Personally, cross-country travel to the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, lots of downtime with extended family, and frosted holiday cookies leave my skin dry and blotchy—but twenty minutes with this serum-infused sheet mask sweeps away the stress and moisturizes, nourishes, and revitalizes my skin like nothing else. Everyone on my list (and yours) deserves gorgeous skin and a little self-indulgence—and I’m absolutely getting a few more for myself, too!”