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Holiday gift guide

Chic gifting ideas from the founder of Beauty and Well Being (and authority on all things French and chic).

Written By JACK SUNNUCKS

For the gifting equivalent of a fetching French shrug, it’s advisable to take a cue from Clémence von Mueffling. The editor and founder of Beauty and Well Being, the website that translates je ne sais quoi into skin and makeup advice, von Mueffling is a third-generation beauty authority—both her mother and grandmother were beauty editors at Vogue Paris.

With such discerning giftees on her list, it goes without saying that von Mueffling knows how to please even the most exacting audience—a skill she’s sharing in her essential holiday gift guide, below. Read on for the editor’s Parisienne picks. 

clÉmence’s
gift guide

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For my sister—our grandmother always told us not to leave the house without a little mascara. By far YSL Babydoll is my favorite!

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For my mother, who was a French Vogue beauty editor for so many years. This book will certainly evoke many great memories!

VOGUE: THE COVERS
WRITTEN BY DODIE KAZANJIAN

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It is not worth taking care of your face if you are not going to take care of your body, too. This cream will ensure you never again have dry skin. A great gift for my girlfriends who live between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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This is a cult favorite. Light but sexy, the oil transforms your skin, leaving it with a subtle shimmer. It is the perfect gift for my mother.

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For my executive editor, who loves the “Art de la Table”—and is the best hostess!

OSCAR DE LA RENTA
OAK LEAF NAPKIN RINGS

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His name will forever be linked to Catherine Deneuve’s famous blond locks. Mr. Robin knows the importance of treating the hair and scalp with respect, and his mask leaves your hair looking so beautiful. This year it will be my gift to a darling friend who has the most gorgeous long blond hair.