The Official ‘Poog’ Gift Guide

Comedians and podcast hosts Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak share their top picks for skincare products, makeup tools and more.

12/7/2021 11:00:00 PM

The comedic duo share their various insights on getting gifts, giving gifts, and the beauty products that may or may not lead you down the path of enlightenment.

Comedians and podcast hosts Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak share their top picks for skincare products, makeup tools and more.

A gift Novak recently bought for Berlant is the Add More Hair shampoo, from Soko Glam. “Soko Glam is a site I do a lot of shopping on, where you can actually put together 65 different incredible gifts for anyone in your life who’s into beauty, but who may not yet be indoctrinated into the Korean skin care method,” she says. “This shampoo has salicylic acid and zinc so it’s truly clarifying, and then has a pleasing botanical scent. It’s $38 and you will need to alert your giftee of this fact in whatever way you deem appropriate. Regular receipt tucked in the gift bag in favor of the modest gift receipt?” she says. Novak also recommends adding the AMH Scalp Massage Brush “as the bow on top of the gift.” (You could also toss in the curl-defining

Denman Classic D3brush—the more brushes the merrier.)“I would be comfortable formally asking for a Dyson hairdryer,” Berlant says, but she wouldn’t say no to it as a surprise gift (or to a Dyson vacuum for the home, either). “I’ve had the same hairdryer for—and this is in no way an exaggeration—over 10 years.”

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