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Gift of the Day: Affordable La Mer

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The Cut’s Advent Calendar Gift Guide: Counting down to Christmas with one guaranteed-to-please gift idea every day.

There are two kinds of really good gifts: 1) An item that’s so expertly personalized that it makes you look like Leslie Knope. 2) An item that’s so universally beloved that you could give it to your second-grade piano teacher after not seeing her for two decades and know that you did her a solid. This is the latter.

It’s a velvety lip balm that does everything you’d expect a lip balm to do — soothe cracks, ward off dryness, leave lips feeling minty fresh. But this one happens to be by La Mer, which means it’s packed with the same famed Miracle Broth that’s in the brand’s cult-favorite (and extremely pricey) face cream and leaves lips feeling unexpectedly fancier than usual.

La Mer The Lip Balm
$60 at Sephora

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Gift of the Day: Affordable La Mer