Black girls love pretty things (#blackgirlmagic), and this black girl is here to share some of our faves for this 2018 holiday season! I love sharing the best of the best for my readers and I also believe in holiday gifts being just what the doctor (and blogger) ordered! Quite often, we opt for the more expensive items at the end of the year for our loved ones, (including ourselves) so the gifts on this list are top choice and a tad pricey, but are all worth every penny!
I’ve got a stacked list of the best of the best gifts for every black girl in your life. From daughters, to sister to even yourself, check out the cutest, latest and best gifts that will bring a smile and a hug coming your way.
Black Girl Skincare Holiday Gifts
Hair removal is big business. Whether you prefer to hit a spa or opt for am at-home product, there are a growing numbers of ways to remove pesky hair from our faces, underarms and other areas. While white women have more options when it comes to laser hair removal, black girls are feeling left out.
Not anymore, Lovelies!! There are several products on the market that we can use and have excellent resutls in removing hair. One favorite product for facial hair removal is Dermaplaning like the DERMAFLASH – 2.0 LUXE.
What is Dermaplaning? Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine hair.
This device is a dual tool because it Exfoliates your skin while also removing peach fuzz or hair from anywhere on your face and chin. Yes, I have personally used these devices and this one in particular and love the effects. Another favorite one of mine is the Michael Todd Sonicsmooth At-home Dermaplaning Kit.
I like this kit because it comes with everything you need for before and after using the tool and they come in such pretty colors! The focus of this tool is to use sonic technology to safely and effectively target unwanted facial hair, rough skin texture, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and dullness.
Unfortunately, at-home laser hair removal tools that black girls can use are fewer than for white girls. They are also pretty darned expensive. Despite this challenge on finding several to choose from, there is one I truly love, use and would recommend for any black girl on your holiday gift guide. The Silk’n Infinity, At Home Permanent Hair Removal Device is perfect for almost every shade of melanin.
I have been using the tool on my lip, underarms, legs and even bikini areas for almost a month and have been very happy with the process. The Silk’n Infinity is quick, painless and safe – No cartridges needed – 92% reduction in hair growth and I’m all about that! Yes, this has a big price tag, which is WHY I suggest it as a holiday gift. Now under $400, get yours here: The Silk’n Infinity, At Home Permanent Hair Removal Device
If you are not using a cleansing brush to care for your face and neck, you are doing your skin a disservice! I have a few favorites, but really find the Michael Todd Soniclear Petite Antimicrobial Facial Cleansing Brush System one of the best in price, capability and beauty. What I love most about this beauty tool is that it’s under $100 and gets the job done effectively.
I also find that I go through my beauty routine way too fast, so a beauty tool that uses a timer to guide me on how long I actually NEED to be using it is a big plus. I never get one that doesn’t have this useful feature. It’s at a great price now for only $89, so get yours here: Michael Todd Soniclear Petite Antimicrobial Facial Cleansing Brush System
I am big on fixing my hyperpigmention problems, and all too often, black girls suffer from this a lot. I found three from Essence Magazine that really need to be added to your holiday gift guide for anyone you love (including yourself) who suffers from this beauty problem. RESIST Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 7% AHA Lotion, Urban Skin RX Super C Brightening Serum, and Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster With Pure Vitamin C are all excellent products to grab quickly and add to a stocking stuffer of a grateful black girl in need!
Another gift worth thinking about when it comes to problem skin is the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Facial System Kit. The kit comes with 4oz. Facial Wash & Scrub 4 oz. Problem Skin Facial Mask, 2oz. Moisturizer and a 3.5oz Bar Soap. Let’s not feel that this is a gift not worth giving. I promise you, many black girls are struggling with hyperpigmentation and other skin problems in silence. I would LOVE to receive this under my tree this winter (hint, hint!) so I know others will too! It’s under $20, so get yours here: SheaMoisture African Black Soap Facial System Kit.
Black Girl Hair Care Holiday Gifts
There are a few hair items I MUST share on this black girl holiday gift guide. Yes, they are excellent for naturals and relaxed haired women and one of the first items is the Thermal Hair Care Hot Head Deep Conditioning Heat Cap. This is my go-to for increasing the benefit of a deep conditioning treatment that I make sure to do on every wash day.
I have been using the Hot Head Deep Conditioning Heat Cap now for a few years and it really makes all the difference in the world. It’s filled with renewable flax seed which will generate heat when warmed in the microwave. It’s reusable and is the most environmentally friendly way to deep condition your hair with heat at home. Get yours here: Hot Head Deep Conditioning Heat Cap
For all my hat lovers, I had to add the amazing CurlCap Satin Baseball Hat for every black girl who couldn’t fit her massive hair in a traditional baseball hat. The Curl Cap is a satin-lined baseball cap that is backless to allow your hair to flow freely. I LOVE this hat and made sure to get one as soon as I had the chance.
This is my best defense on bad hair days and it fixes the problem of not fitting my hair under a baseball cap. I LOVE baseball caps but rarely wear them due to their design not being natural hair friendly. They have a ton of colors and textures and they are now on sale for only $25.49 with free shipping to the US. Get yours here: CurlCap Satin Baseball Hat
I wanted to share a few more items worth considering and are favorites in hair care for naturals
Another pricey item but sooooo worth it! The diffuser alone is one of the best for our natural coils, kinks and curls.
Q-Redew Hand-held Hair Steamer – $69.95
I LOVE this hair steamer and use it often during winter when moisture is needed! A great buy and perfect for a holiday gift.
Secura S-192 Hair and Facial Steamer – $66.99
This combo hair and facial steamer is gaining traction with naturals and it’s dual purpose makes this a good buy.
Black Girl Apparel & Accessories
We love natural hair clothing and accessories and no gift guide would be complete without sharing some of the best natural hair apparel and accessories that we love rocking with our natural hair. I’ve got a couple of shops but sharing some others that need to be mentioned. You cannot go wrong with opting for tees, hoodies and mugs from my shop, Seriously Natural Boutique. We’re all about uplifting and empowering Black women with a classic style that’s effortless and freeing and most tees are around $25.
I wanted to create some items that reflected how I feel about my natural hair and blackness and think you will find a few items you will just have to have for yourself or for every black girl on your list! If you are more of a coffee lover, you will love my other shop, Natural Black Coffee.
This shop is all about coffee and curls and why we love them both! We also have cute mugs and hoodies and most tees are around $25. Get cute tops and mugs here: Natural Black Coffee.
Another shop to check out is the Midnight Hour which specializes in cute sayings that every girl and guy would love to say without having to say it. These are clothes that fit your mood. All tees are under $25 and expertly lets everyone know exactly what’s on your mind. You are gonna find too many shirts from this shop!
Now that you know what to buy for everyone on your list, check out a way to get all the money to buy everything!! I’ve collaborated with some amazing bloggers to host this mega holiday giveaway. We are giving 5 lucky readers a chance to win $500 Cash! Just enter below and make sure to share with your friends so they can win too.