2018 Holiday Gift Guide For Her

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HAIR GIFT IDEAS

Ankara Hair Bonnet 

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This luxury hair bonnet is perfect for the friend needs to retire their boring black bonnet. They’re available in over 15+ Ankara/African prints, completely lined in satin, and are handcrafted in Ghana by women entrepreneurs. The best part is that they are available in jumbo sizes for the times when she’s installed knee length braids and needs extra room.

Suggested Product: Ankara Satin-Lined Bonnet ($28; Available at LozaTam.com)


Briogeo Hair-o-scope Travel Kit 

deep-conditioner-for-curly-hairIt’s no secret that Briogeo is a GOAT in the hair care industry. The Don’t Despair, Repair deep conditioner is the ultimate treat for strands that need to be revitalized with moisture. Treat her (and her strands) with their new Hair-o-Scope Travel Kit. It contains all of their hair repair products in a kit that is cute enough to travel.

Suggested Product: Briogeo Hair-o-scope Kit ($39; Available at Briogeo.com)


Heat Free Hair Drawstring Ponytails

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This luxury line of 100% virgin hair extensions for women with naturally curly hair is a real treat! HeatFreeHair’s new line of drawstring ponytail extensions are available in various curl patterns (3b-4c textures) and lengths. It’s the perfect way to fake a ponytail or look pulled together when a head wrap or turban isn’t going to cut it. We’ve tried all four textures of ponytails, and they blend seamlessly! With this gift of luxury hair extensions, she’ll be your BFF forever.

Suggested Product: “For Kurls” Elevation Drawstring Ponytail Extension ($99; HeatFreeHair.com )


Shhhowercap 

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We own three of these uber cute shhhowercaps. We’re super fans of this product. This Brooklyn based brand has completely re-engineered (and upgraded) the shower cap. The shhhowercaps are constructed from nanotech materials that repels water and prevents mold, which means you can put this on and your super expensive blow out won’t get ruined. They’re available in over 10 colorful prints and solids. Our favorite is “The Muse.” Issa Rae was seen rocking this print in the most recent season of HBO’s Insecure.

Suggested Product: The Muse Shhhowercap ($43; Shhhowercap.com)


Satin-Lined Head Wrap

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Unfortunately, good hair days aren’t as common as we need them to be. Satin-lined head wraps are the perfect hair accessory for that girlfriend who needs to look chic on the go. We wear cute head wraps while traveling, deep conditioning on the go, to bed, and on days when our outfit needs a little extra. These head wraps are satin-lined to protect their hair, reduce frizz, breakage, and moisture loss. They’re pre-tied, so you just place it on your head like a hat. It’s super easy and no special wrapping skills are needed. Plus, they don’t come with a pesky brand label on your forehead. The head wraps are handcrafted in Ghana by women entrepreneurs. Available in over 20+ African prints and solids.

Suggested Product: Jozi Satin Lined Headwrap ($42; LozaTam.com)

MAKEUP GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

Marie Hunter Beauty Intense Matte Lipsticks

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Like all great beauty finds, we learned about this Wisconsin based beauty brand when swooning over a friend’s matte lipstick in one of the most intense shades of orange. Marie Hunter’s lipsticks are SUPER moisturizing (major key), and contain high quality ingredients like Argan and Macadamia Nut Seed oil that seals the moisture into the lips. This eco-luxe beauty brand’s products are end-to-end environmentally friendly from their ingredients down to the thoughtfully designed packaging.

Suggested Product: Visionary Intense Matte Lipstick ($22; Available at MarieHunterBeauty.com) // Use promo code “LOZA” to save 10% off + free shipping over $75.

 


Reina Rebalde Eye Shadow Palettes

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Finding an eyeshadow palette that can work for everyday can be a bit challenging. The Aztec Wet/Dry palette by Reina Rebalde is perfect for everyday or date night. The eye shadow palette features richly pigmented shades of chocolate, rose gold, bronze, and metallic gold. The four shadows can be worn individually or combined to create the perfect look for any occasion. This Latina owned line of rebellious cosmetics can be found in Target or online.

Suggested Product: Aztec Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Palette ($18; Available at  ReinaRebelde.com )

 


OMGLO Highlighting Spray

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This is the PERFECT makeup setting spray. It sets your makeup, hydrates your skins, and leaves behind a heavenly glow (and heavenly smell). The product contains “good for your skin” ingredients like Aloe, Glycerin, Vitamin C, and Calendula Flower Extract. This line was founded by a Philadelphia based photographer turned makeup artist turned beauty-preneur.  Treat yourself and your bestie to a glow up.

Suggested Product: Major Glow Up Set ($80; OMGloCosmetics.com)

BODY & SELF-CARE GIFT IDEAS

BLK + GRN Gift Card

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We’re usually against receiving gift cards as gifts, but this is different. BLK + GRN is the ultimate online marketplace for  the friend that is in need of 100% natural self-care products created by and for women. This is the best place to shop online for handmade soap, vegan nail polish, rose water, essential oil blends and all natural feminine care products. Plus, they offer Free Shipping over $50.

Suggested Product: $50 BLK + GRN Gift Card ($10-$100; Available at BLKGRN.com)

 


Luv Scrub Body Exfoliator

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This exfoliating body scrubber has been the secret to glowing skin used by many Ghanaians. The unique texture of the mesh will clean and exfoliate your skin like no other. Just use with soap or shower gel and massage over body. This blush color is so cute, but they’re available in 4 other shades. Get one for you and one for a friend.

Suggested Product: Blush Mesh Body Exfoliator ($18; Available at TheLuvScrub.com)


In Home Massage

Massage therapy helps to relieve and treat stress. There’s nothing better than ending a long week of work and expecting a massage. Soothe is an in home massage therapy service. It’s like Uber for massage therapist. The  pricing is very affordable, and you can book them on the same day. The massage therapist comes to your home and with all the tools necessary for an amazing experience. Our favorite part is being able to remain in the comfort of our homes and customizing a playlist. This is THE perfect gift for new moms, busy moms, travelers, or someone who is always giving to others.

Suggested Product: 60 Minute In Home Massage ($115; Available at Soothe.com) // Use promo code “REUGV” at check out to save $20 off your first massage

 


Shea Radiance Whipped Shea Body Butter

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We love shea butter! It’s great to use on your skin and hair to lock in moisture when the temperature drops, and the air is dry. With so many shea butter brands out, it can be hard to tell which brands have quality ingredients and sourcing transparency. Shea Radiance sources their shea butter directly from women cooperatives in West Africa. This Maryland based brand only includes clean, simple, and natural ingredients in their shea body butter. We love that we can pronounce every single ingredient on the label. The shea body butters smell ah-mazing and make great stocking stuffers.

Suggested Product: Lavender Bliss Whipped Shea Butter ($20; SheaRadiance.com)


African Print Yoga Mat

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Tired of basic solid color yoga mats? So were we. This luxe African print yoga mat will take her yoga practice to new levels. It’s well constructed and the length is much longer than most yoga mats on the market. Wanna really impress her? Get her the matching Ankara print leggings too!

Suggested Product: Purple Ankara Yoga Mat ($89; CultureFitClothing.com)

JEWELRY GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

Slate Zodiac Sign Necklace

zodiac-sign-necklaceIs your friend really into astrology? Then, this Zodiac sign necklace is for her. It’s a handcrafted, 10k and available in all 12 zodiac signs. Show off your astrology knowledge by getting on for her sun sign and moon sign. They’re super easy to layer.

Suggested Product: Zodiac Sign Necklace ($195; Available at Slate-co.com)


Rachel Pfeffer Honeycomb Necklace

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We fell in love with this necklace when we saw Beyonce wearing it about 5 years ago and we haven’t been able to get it out of our minds ever since. The necklace is beautifully handcrafted by D.C. based jewelry designer Rachel Pfeffer. It’s 14k gold plated brass. She makes super cute jewelry for the friend who has eclectic taste.

Suggested Product: Honey Comb Necklace ($74; Available at RachelPfeffer.com)

FOOD GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

Stella’s Gourmet Popkern

holiday-gift-guide-for-herWe’ve never been big fans of popcorn until we had Stella’s Gourmet Popkern. Stella’s uses high quality kernels that don’t leave you feeling bloated. There are so many amazing flavors to choose from, but our favorite is the white cheddar with smoked chipotle. Not only is this business woman owned, but she also trains and employs D.C. youth.

Suggested Product: White Cheddar Chipotle Gourmet Popkern ($30; Available at StellasPopkern.com)


Sweet Lobby Macarons

 

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Surprise and delight her with this box of macarons from Sweet Lobby. The perfect gift for your friend who has a sweet tooth. This Capital Hill based bakery was started by a NIH neuroscientist.

Suggested Product: Macaron Gift Box ($32; Available at SweetLobby.com)


Dopare Ginger Pineapple Loose Leaf Tea

 

 

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There’s nothing like a good cup of tea to relax the mind and settle the digestive system. This loose leaf tea contains an exquisite blend of good for your gut ingredients like ginger and pineapple. It’s a must have for a friend who is trying to kick her morning coffee habit or the girl who is a bit of a tea snob.

Suggested Product: Ginger Pineapple Tea ($12; Available at NubianHueman.com)

Gift Ideas For Women

Finding the perfect gift for the woman in your life can be no small feat. If you’re looking to put some thought into a holiday gift for her, here are 20 non-basic gift ideas for her that she’ll love and actually use. From luxe lipsticks to amazing beauty finds, we have chic gifts for every woman on your list. Plus, all products are created by women-owned brands.