Don’t get caught in a shipping hell for the holidays. Now is the time to organize yourself so you get everything for everyone on your list, right on time.
We’ve taken up the task of rounding up some of our favorite gifts to give (and receive! *hint, hint*) this holiday season, whether it be for your family, friend, situationship or coworker. And while you’re at it, don’t forget yourself!
For the self-care connoisseur:
After 12/11, ensuring delivery by Christmas (if that’s your holiday) is dicey, so make sure to order by Thursday (12/10) for confidence your order will arrive on time. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, no fear, the New Year is the perfect time to implement a new self-care ritual like daily masking.
From classic candle jars to intricately shaped pieces of art, Love Dose has options for everyone. The best part? Love Dose reuses home goods and mugs to create one-of-a-kind candle compositions to get your mom, friend, partner or yourself something that smells divine, that’s unlike any other.
This Franca NYC mug was used by Michelle Obama in a shoot once. That’s about all the confidence we need.
For Someone Who Is *Extra* Nice:Omni Woods makes stunning jewelry at a variety of price points. Regardless of the heavenly design you pick, know that each design is made with fair trade African gold and conflict-free fine metals.
Brother Vellies offers monthly deliveries of various artisan goods through their “Something Special” subscription service. For $35 a month, you’ll actually end up giving gifts for the rest of the year.
For The Family Stone(r):
A friendly shop for high minded people, Mister Green, is our personal favorite. Their bong water series Nalgenes and mugs are ideal for the Zoom background.
Brown Girl Jane wants to give you the gift of balance, rest and glow. This 3 serum bundle is lowkey all anyone is ever asking for.
For The Lysol Addict:
We are blessed to have masks that work to keep us safe, but after 9 months of wearing them, we all know post-mask skin doesn’t always feel like a gift. Barrière blends style and safety along with some premium recycled fabric. They’re soft, they’re easy on your skin and they’re a favorite of the Dieux team. With multiple designs to choose from to compliment any personality, they’re a perfect stocking stuffer.
Keep all the Good Vibes in your home by gifting this Black-owned plant based multipurpose cleaner to that one person in your life who is still scrubbing everything down. Yea, we know it might be you.
For The Homebody (Now, that’s everyone):
Wing On Wo & Co is the oldest store in NYC’s Chinatown and creates beautiful porcelain goods. It also gives back to the NY Chinatown Community through their W.O.W. Project. For the season, they’ve created holiday care packages. We’re partial to the “Calm with Caligraphy” set.
For The Food Critic:
You’ve passed the deadline for guaranteed holiday shipping but give your friend or family member an IOU some of the best spices you’ve ever tried. We highly recommend learning about how Disapora Co started, why it’s so important to create a “radically new and equitable vision of the space trade.” As Sana Javeri Kadri, Founder and CEO says on their about page: “The future of our food system is BIPOC-led, equitable AF, and decolonizing every step of the way. Get on board.”
Finally get those cooking lessons jump started with any of the kitchen utensils from The Wok Shop. From woks to hot pots, there will be no excuses left for not perfecting a signature dish.
Some other people who think Dieux makes a great gift:
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