The holiday gift-giving season is officially upon us! If you’re like me, you may be wondering what to get the incredible black and brown women in your life. This year, Kb in Bloom has put together a special holiday gift guide just for BIPOC women.
Fortunately enough, we’ve curated a list of some incredible gifts out there for the lifestyle and wellness lovers in your life during this holiday season.
From unique cultural items to the editor’s choice, that will leave you wishing this gift guide was published sooner. So, bloomer, sit back with your black girl magic and peruse through our top picks featuring some of the best gifts under $85 for the 2022 holiday season.
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Gifts for the self-care advocate
“Don’t touch my hair” candle
This Queer, black woman-owned candle business made resonating with the owner’s core values surrounding self-care and black womanhood an instant favorite.
This candle is the perfect present for that friend in your life that appreciates a good-smelling candle, and let me tell you, with scents made of coconut, bamboo, and pineapple, this deserves to be on your holiday shopping list.
This is one of those gifts that make me settle on surprising a best friend or cousin with. A self-care journal is a powerful gift because it allows the person to record her thoughts and reflections about the area of life that feel most meaningful to you.
Developed by a clinical licensed social worker, she did a great job of filling this journal with unique prompts and surveys, and with the price point of $36.99, it is beyond reasonable and worth the investment of this beautiful journal.
Self-care affirmations deck
If you’re at all familiar with our site, you would know how much affirmations are a big deal for me. I look to words to guide my days, lift me when I’m feeling down, and remind me that there is always more work to be done.
If you know someone whose love language is in the form of affirmations, do yourself a favor by not stressing yourself this holiday season by going ahead and purchasing this deck of 35 cards.
Gifts for the hair product junkie
Melanin Hair Care Leave-In Conditioner
If you are a black woman with natural hair, I don’t have to go into too much detail about this product. For years, founder of this amazing leave-in conditioner and youtuber (Naptural85) left us wondering if it was possible to obtain defined curls like hers with our hair.
My good sis Whitney did her thing with this product because my 4b/4c hair loves using this conditioner. So if you are a black Friday shopper, consider this a friendly warning to grab one for yourself and a friend today.
Felicia Leatherwood hair brush
When that dreadful “wash day” arrives, you know how this can quickly turn into an all-day affair. It is not fun; your arms get tired, your shirt gets drenched, and you will question if you are built for the natural hair game.
I have been using Isa Rae’s hairstylist brush for nearly 3 years, and let’s just say that this is one of those great gifts you cannot go wrong with. This detangling brush leaves your curls poppin’.
Ankara satin hair bonnet
One of the most thoughtful gifts you can gift a black woman is one that will protect her hair should she ever fall asleep in a car, on a plane, or in the assumed place, the bed.
And just look at this beautifully designed Ankara-style bonnet. The pattern is so eclectic that you may purchase one for yourself.
Gifts for the activist
Protect black women sweatshirt
Supporting small businesses that are black woman-owned is my life’s mission. I love coming across a new Etsy store with a message that I promote daily. If you know someone that loves shaking up the room like I do, get them this radical shirt.
Rest is Resistance Book
Know someone that is big on their sleep or believes in rest like it’s their religion? Good news, you just found the gift for them. Written by the brilliant Tricia Hersey and Nap minister, who shook up the world with her organization on promoting rest.
She believes the world would welcome healing and justice if what we all chose to do every day is rest, and rest in its literal and metaphorical sense. 3 chapters in and I couldn’t put it down.
My Body My Choice Shirt
It was love at first sight when I stumbled on this DC activist shop. I chuckled at the sight of many conservatives walking out of the store while shopping there because if you know, then you know.
With everything happening in the world right now, we all need to support The Outrage as they donate 100% of the purchases back to social organizations for BIPOC AND LGBTIA+ communities.
Audre Lorde Resistance Magnet
One of the best gift ideas are usally the practical ones. This is great for those Audre Lorde quote collectors as it will resonate with them most. This magnet will become one of your favorite things to gift your loved ones this year because they can incorporate it into their decor while honoring the thought-provoking legend.
Gifts for the woman living in color
High shine lipstick
Better than any gift card on the planet is a unique gift that any beauty enthusiast will appreciate. Black women-owned brands like UOMA are disrupting the beauty industry, one lipstick color at a time. Their lipsticks are made with ethically sourced ingredients and come in a variety of shades that will leave the beauty guru in your life speechless.
People of Color nail polish
Nail polish remains in the category of cool gifts to give the woman who loves color and tons of it on their nails.
BIPOC-owned businesses like People of Color have been added gems to the beauty industry by creating items that black women have been told to swear off from using. Inclusive things like this nail polish remind you that women of color can rock any color that speaks to them without being told otherwise.
Colorful tote bag
I’m not one to judge a friend who totes a bag that holds little to nothing with small spaces that does nothing but drives them crazy. So instead, opt for this colorful tote bag with beautiful patterns for the woman who needs a colorful upgrade to her purse collection.
Black woman phone case
Add a little more color to her phone for the woman who incorporates color in every aspect of her life. Instead of purchasing a generic phone case while at the checkout at a local store, grab this one from one of my favorite Etsy stores, Trinigee. Featuring imagery against a purple background that has you thinking of her signature style.
Talk about gifting one of the best tech gifts of the season. No one likes headphones that are bulky and large, so look for a pair that is designed specifically with long use in mind.
This premium pair from JBL is your go-to choice this holiday season if you have a loved one in your life that has been needing to upgrade their music accessories.
Woman of Color book
I had such a difficult time narrowing down items I’ve used this year that would make great Christmas gifts but this book of essays is worth it for the blogger friend in your life.
Written by well-known lifestyle blogger, LaTonya Ivette, this incredible book provided me with more inspiration than I could’ve ever imagined. If you’re looking for a gift that will inspire someone to keep doing what they love, this book is the one.
2.0 Tushy bidet
Purchased during Prime Day on Amazon, I judge myself for not investing in a bidet sooner. Nevertheless, it is one of the best holiday gifts to buy for someone. And dare I say, one of the best cozy gifts for your bum?
Wood and glass cake storage
While baking holiday cakes and cookies this season, you or someone you know may need this beautiful wood-glass cake storage.
I’ve used this many times in my home when making sweet potato muffins or brown sugar maple cookies, and the dainty glass cover is just as beautiful as it is functional with an airtight seal. Also, buying a couple of these would make great housewarming gifts.
Black Girl Magic tumbler
Give me a tumbler with these encouraging images and quotes any day. This tumbler is one of my favorite items I’ve gifted to a friend in a while; its design is dope, and the tumbler also holds up well with hot or cold beverages. So whether you’re looking to gift to a co-worker or friend, they’ll love this reminder that they possess that black girl magic.
Gold triangle bamboo statement earrings
I’m a sucker for some statement earrings created by a black woman. I have purchased two of her earrings from her Etsy store, and I’m sure they’ll be future purchases, but can you blame me?
Each order is made by hand, focusing on the quality of her products. With a price tag of around $36, these gold triangle bamboo earrings will make any woman feel beautiful this holiday season.
Gifts for the entrepreneur
Laptop sleeve case
There’s something so dope about having a laptop sleeve case that elevates your working space. This is a great gift for remote employees or someone who works out of a coffee shop.
I fell in love with the colors and I immediately purchased one for one of my entrepreneur friends. It’s giving, ‘black woman making moves all year.’
“I am” affirmation post-it notes
These are the type of inclusive items an entrepreneur needs in their space. We always need to write down or remember something when working on our business endeavors, and these affirmation post-it notes are sure to uplift the entrepreneur in your life.
Whether it’s their top goal for the year or a quick note to jot down, these will keep that individual motivated and excited about their work.
Don’t allow this mouse pad to get on your last-minute gifts list, buy this today for the creative that could use some professional self-care. I immediately thought of an entrepreneur that runs a business from home that loves earthy tone colors. Trust me, they’ll appreciate this thoughtful gift paired with some holiday cheer.
Bringing holiday cheer to your loved ones
Whether you’re looking for a unique cultural gift, or simply want to spoil your loved ones this holiday season, the Kb in Bloom holiday gift guide has everything you need. With its wide selection of incredible gifts perfect for BIPOC women, we hope you resonate and appreciate gifts that were made with you in mind first.
We encourage you to support the black woman-owned businesses on this list not just during the holiday season but 365 days a year. Have an easeful and happy holiday season, bloomer