holiday gift guide

The holiday season is here! With Thanksgiving and Black Friday in just a few days, we wanted to share our top picks for this giving season. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite products in this holiday gift guide. From stocking stuffers, to booze, we’ve picked our favorite products of the year that the foodie in your life will love.

First, we want to let you know about the sales we’re having for the holidays in our shop.Our Wine Snob pins are on sale for $12 and our Natural Hair Brunch Affair pin pack is $10 off, which means you’ll get three pins for the $15!

Now, the picks for our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.

1. Lady Lexis Sweets

We all have a friend that eats desserts firsts, always. So, skip the restaurant gift card and go straight for a sweet treat from chef Lexis and Dr. Sharon Gonzalez. This mother-daughter duo serve up delicious desserts at their store in Harlem.

Chef Lexis
Lady Lexi’s Sweets has all the desserts someone with a sweet tooth desires. Photo: Lady Lexi’s Sweets.

2. Brooklyn Coquito

Ditch the bottle of spiked eggnog and go for a bottle of coquito instead. Traditionally served in Puerto Rico, coquito is a mixture of rum, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves. The final product is delicious and perfect for the holidays.

3. Chambong

Perfect for the friend who likes to party, but also keeps is classy. The Chambong takes your champagne drinking experience to a new level. Break these glasses out for dinner parties, New Years Eve or even a Sunday morning mimosa.

4. Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Though an oldie, it’s a goodie. Cravings is filled with pages of comfort food recipes that will hit the spot during the holidays and long after. Teigen’s authentic voice throughout the book is hilarious and the easy to follow steps make this a perfect gift, even for those new to cooking.

5. Brunch Queen Clutch

This beautiful leather canvas is great for the queens in your life who just can’t get enough of brunch.

Brunch Queen Clutch
This clutch in one hand and a mimosa in the other makes for a perfect morning.

6. Ayesha Curry’s Cookware 

Our holiday gift guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning this new cookware line. Ayesha Curry’s line is affordable, aesthetically pleasing and based on the reviews a total hit! Get it exclusively at Target.

7. Hella Cocktail Co.

Got a friend who’s bad and boozy? If so, this if the gift for them! The guys at Hella Cocktail have created their own line of bitters and now they want to show you how to do the same. If creating your own cocktail isn’t what you’re looking for, they’ve got ready made mixes for bloody marys, margaritas and tonic!

hella cocktails
Not sure which mixer to get? Head to their bar in Brooklyn and try before you buy!

8. FBL’s Wine Snob Pins

We love these pins because of how inclusive they are. We’ve made three different pins to match the variety of skin tones our black and brown readers have. Plus, during our Black Friday sale, you can buy two of these and get the third one free!

9. 228 Grant Street Candle Co. 

There’s just something about candles that always make you feel good and at peace. 228 Grant Street Candle Co. takes the feeling to another level. Their soy candles burn slowly and have the most pleasant aromas. Gift this to a loved one and they’ll be thanking you for months.

grant street candle co
With a burn time of 130 hourse, these candles can be enjoyed long after the holidays are over.

10. Rideau Wine

The perfect gift for that person in your life who likes feeling a little fancy. From sweet reds, moscato to rosé, Rideau has it all.

11. Jasmine Diane Merch 

Jasmine Diane is a lifestyle blog full of career, fashion and relationship advice. Jasmine Cooper, the editor-in-chief is empowering women to share their journey with the hashtag #MyGirlStory on social media. Grab one of her exclusive tees or sweatshirts for the dope woman in your life.

Jasmine Diane
The Kansas City native wants to empower women to share their story using #MyGirlStory.

That’s what is topping our list this holiday season, what’s on yours? Share what you’re hoping for in the comments below and keep checking back here leading up to the holidays. We’ll be adding more great gifts your foodie family and friends will love!

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