A choice for every budget that will thrill even the fussiest friend or family member on your gift list.
- Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine
The book for every little black girl or woman of any age is Crystal Emery’s Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine. A companion to Emery’s new documentary film, Black Women in Medicine, the book chronicles the struggles of generations of black women who have beaten discrimination, poverty and sexism to transform the world of medicine. The book’s inspiring photo essays are especially wonderful for a young black women dreaming of a career in medicine because, says Joycelyn Elders, M.D., who is featured in the book and film: “You can’t be what you can’t see.” ($75 buy).
- Samsung Gear Fit2
Fitness trackers just get better and better and this year’s entry is no exception. Not only is it available in a fabulous shade of pink, the Gear
Fit2 it measures your heart rate, steps, sleep and calories. In addition, you can see and respond to messages and texts, use the tracker’s GPS and link to Spotify to download and store your favorite workout tunes. ($149 buy). Also comes in blue and black.
- LIT- The Joy Candle
Denequa Williams, the entrepreneur behind the LIT candle company in Brooklyn describes her Joy candle as “perfect to sooth during your morning routine.” But the candle’s refreshing, but subtle citrus and bergamont scent is perfect for any time of day. Each LIT candle is hand-poured and may with 100 soy wax (no paraffin). ($30 buy).
- Onyx – Beauty in a Box
This beauty box company promises to deliver the best beauty products in “five full or deluxe-sized beauty products, all curated with your melanin in mind. Each Onyxbox is filled with skin and hair care products and make up selected for our gorgeous range of skin tones and hair textures. (Holiday special: three-months for $59 buy).
- Afrocenchix – Natural Hair Gift Basket
If you have anyone on your list with natural hair, surprise them with a holiday treat for their tresses with the Afrocenchix Festive gift basket – moisture edition. The hair products are creation of London-based college buddies Joycelyn and Rachel whose organic ingredients, including raw shea butter, are sold all over the world. ($26.28 buy).
- Spa & Wellness - The Ultimate Gift Card
This gift is ideal for everyone woman on your list, but especially family and sister-friends who are far away. The Spa & Wellness Black Card is a single gift card that offers access to 8,000 spas. Just go to the site, put the zip code of the area where you want to find a spa and assign it to your gift card. ($25 and up buy).