2020 Holiday Gift Guide
The holidays are one of my favorite times of year. After the year we have all had, we deserve a little or a lot of Hallmark movies, cozy pajamas, decorating our homes and of course, exchanging gifts.
Whether you’re giving the gift of self-care or the latest tech gadget or something for the beauty lover in your life, my gift guide has something for everyone!
1. Peloton Bike, $1900, Peloton
Take your cycling to the next level. Users describe this bike as smooth, quiet, user friendly, and sleek. Bonus gift: A Peloton subscription for videos.
2. Wellness Journal, $33, Papier
Start and end your day with a fresh mindset, set intentions, and take note of the things that make you feel good.
3. A Promised Land By Barack Obama, $24, Amazon
Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to his run as the US President.
4. Black Pride Shirt, $24, Etsy
The buttery soft cotton tees are stylish, comfy, pair perfectly with jeans, and will be a new wardrobe favorite.
5. Black Owned Jewelry Brands, $16, Etsy
Buy Black this year without breaking the bank. Support Black designers like Forever Mahogany on Etsy.
6. Lululemon Velvet Leggings, $118, Lululemon
Lounge like a boss in this crushed velvet version of Lululemon’s wonderfully warm and soft Wunder Under-inspired pants.
7. Bath Caddy, $50, Amazon
Load up your caddy with your favorite wine, iPad booted with Netflix, and snacks for a relaxing bath. You can also add soaps and oils for easy access.
8. Sade Box Set, Free on Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music with subscription or $500 for vinyl set, Sade.com
All of the band’s acclaimed albums: Diamond Life , Promise , Stronger Than Pride , Love Deluxe Lovers Rock , and Soldier Of Love are packaged into box.
9. Amazon Echo, $35, Amazon
Play music, take calls, send messages, and more. Compatible with other smart devices such as lights and thermostats with this new home must-have.
10. Juicer, $100, Amazon
Create healthy homemade juice in seconds. Juice a variety of fruits and vegetables. BPA-free pitcher with lid and froth separator.
11. Ulta Gift Card, Price Varies, Ulta
The gift that keeps on giving. Let the beauty lover in your life grab all of their favorites.
12. Young, Gifted and Black by Antwaun Sargent, $50, Amazon
This book is the perfect gift for woke bae as it surveys the work of a new generation of Black artists, and also features the voices of a diverse group of curators who are on the cutting edge of contemporary art.
13. Luxury Candles, $25, Blk Sunflower
With boss vibe names like “Per My Last Email”, “Pillow Talk”, and “All That Jazz”, this Black owned candle company not only creates fragrant candles but are a whole mood overall.
Give the gift of support. The tgin Foundation’s mission is to combat and bring awareness to the health disparities in the Black community specific to breast cancer. Make a charitable donation in someone’s name.
15. Anxiety “On My Last Nerve” Tea, $15, Etsy
Reduce holiday stress by drinking away your worries – the healthy way. Notes from lemongrass, hibiscus, ginger, and orange peel shift your attention to the citrusy, tangy, warming experience of the tea.
16. Bath Salt, $18, Get Maude
This calming salt blend softens and rejuvenates the body. Filled with hand-harvested salt crystals from the Southern Dead Sea, soak contains nourishing vitamins and minerals.
17. Roomba, $180, Target
A new meaning to set it and forget it. Never sweep again with this new robot floor vacuum. Equipped with sensors, you can trust Roomba to get the job done.
18. Adidas Sneakers, $50, Amazon
These classic Cloudform running shoes have been described as the “softest shoes on the planet” due to the memory foam cushion.
19. Noise Cancelling Headphones, $60, Amazon
Block out all distractions to work from home, or just enjoy music/podcast in peace. Get 30 hours playtime per charge.
20. Hillman College T-shirt, $15, Amazon
Calling all A Different World fans! Rep your set as we are all alums of the fictional HBCU.
21. Fanny Pack, $30, Elly Vista
A small waist bag equipped with a zip compartment, a pocket at the front, a breathable material on the back, and an adjustable strap. Great for traveling!
22. Herb Garden, $25, Amazon
Easily grow your own herb garden at home. Four types of fresh herb seeds for planting indoors, biodegradable pots, soil pellets, plant labels, and a gardening guide.
23. Apple Watch , $200-$400, Apple
Basically a computer for your wrist. Manage your health, make calls, send texts, and much more.
24. Glam Face Mask, $10, Etsy
We have to wear masks so why not add an element of glam! Double-layered with soft cotton and a filter pocket, this design is more than just fancy.
25. Savage Fenty Silk Robe, $40, Savage by Fenty
This must-have classic comes in silky satin and features a matching belt – and now updated for a good cause. Featuring a custom Savage X Fenty + CLF logo and in the brand’s signature color, a portion of the proceeds of this piece will benefit Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation.
Remember that gifts are a great way to show appreciate and love but the best gifts in life are free. Opting for virtual gatherings, wearing masks, social distancing, sending gifts via mail or giving the gift of a listening ear are great alternatives to traditional gifs.
I pray that you and your family have a safe and lovely holiday season.