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Sisters’ 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

With offerings ranging from yummy culinary treats to fragrant stocking stuffers, these Black-owned companies have you covered.

Gifts for the skin you’re in …

Courtesy of Jiiv Neo

Jiiv Neo is a new six-in-one skin care device with sonic cleansing designed to improve skin texture by removing dirt, oil, makeup and impurities. The company says it may also help lift, firm and tighten skin; boost collagen production to decrease signs of aging, acne and other skin concerns; restore elasticity to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; increase blood flow; reduce puffiness; and help skin care products penetrate deeper into the skin. Product reviewers affirm the positive results. ($199; Jiiv.co)

Flora & Noor’s Restoration & Renewal Kit duo contains a facial roller and a gua sha massage tool made of real jade stone. The traditional therapy is believed to help soothe and tone the face and body and improve blood circulation, as well as promote lymphatic drainage and relaxation and reduce puffiness. ($38; www.FloraAndNoor.com)

When holiday parties keep you up too late, Pholk’s Power Nap Eye Care Kit is a five-minute rescue treatment to revitalize the eyes. The Mini Honeysuckle Rose Hydrating Mist contains citrus-free vitamin C to smooth and brighten the eye area, hydrate dry skin and visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines. The Perk Up Eye Nectar is intended to depuff the under-eye area, and the Acupressure Wand is meant to help relieve tension, stimulate circulation and rejuvenate the eye area. ($65; PholkBeauty.com)

Be bejeweled …

Courtesy of I Am Eido

BLDXMonique jewelry by Monique Rochelle is created to uplift, inspire and motivate the woman wearing it. The line includes anklets, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings with messages like “Believe Bigger” and “Know Your Worth,” as well as the new Round Eternity Ring. ($22-$58; BLDXMonique.com)

The I Am Eido collection features delicate and lovely jewelry pieces that pull inspiration from the grace pillars of creation — humility, courage, curiosity and vision — with handpicked precious gemstones that follow an underlying theme. Choose from necklaces, earrings, bracelets and a fragrance brooch. ($60-$165; IAmEido.com)

Wine & Culinary Treats …


Love Cork Screw offers three Love Cork Screw Gift Sets. The Full Monty set includes a bottle of wine (choose from five options), a scented candle (four choices) and a Bawdy Butta scented body butter (four choices). ($50; LoveCorkScrew.com)

Courtesy of Culture With Us

Culture With Us is a collective of sommeliers, mixologists and chefs, with programming specific to culture-inclusive holidays through curated gift boxes and more celebrating Black History Month, Juneteenth and other occasions, using BIPOC small-business owners.

Gifts range from a Moscow Mule Kit ($42) and a Tea Relaxation Gift Box ($85) to a Holiday Cookie Decorating guide ($38), as well as interactive experiences and other gifts. (CultureWithUs.com)

Founded by negociant Chrishon Lampley, The Lampley utilizes talented local artisans to offer home decor and culinary-inspired items such as handcrafted pillows and table linens made from African cloth, as well as gift sets such as the Everything Gift Set, a collection of self-care products for him and her. (TheLampley.com)

Courtesy of Phillip Ashley Chocolates

Satisfy chocolate lovers with Phillip Ashley Chocolates’ Signature Series, gift boxes of “edible art” featuring handcrafted chocolates, from six pieces ($29) to 48 pieces ($159), and other offerings such as Soul Food, a 12-piece box that blends soul food favorites with various chocolates ($59). (PhillipAshleyChocolates.com)

Glam it up for the holidays …


Schenika Quattlebaum, a domestic-violence survivor, rose above hardships, pursued her dreams and created Natalia Me-gan Hair & Beauty, an affordable beauty line featuring mink lashes, eye shadows, mascara, lipsticks and more. ($14-$30; Walmart and NataliaMBeauty.com)

Model Ashley Petersen’s Elizabella Cosmetics offers glam lip service through liquid lipsticks and glosses ($18-$22) and lip liners ($12), including Velvet Liquid Matte Lipsticks ($22), with nods to Iman, Naomi and Tyra. A portion of the proceeds go toward women’s empowerment programs and initiatives. (ElizabellaCosmetics.com)

Pampering indulgences …


For scented stocking stuffers, try Love Grace the Brand, named for Indya Hicks’ grandmother Eleanor Grace, who exuded elegance and grace. This collection of oil-based parfums is crafted with natural, aromatic properties to nurture the body and impart a sense of wellness. ($7-$50; www.LoveGracetheBrand.com)

Courtesy of Brown Sugar by Kesha Janaan

Brown Sugar by Kesha Janaan features the singer-musician’s natural, handmade body products, sourced from organic fair trade ingredients. The Natural Skin Care Gift Sets are available in four options, including a Jasmine & Lavender set that includes bar soap, bath salts, body oil and body butter. ($35; KeshaJanaan.com)

For romantic rendezvous, the Noite Rose Spend the Night Bag-Luxe Set includes a choice of a Noite Rose garment, leather tote, eyeglasses pouch, slippers and Noite Rose wine tumbler. ($120-$200; NoiteRose.com)

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