Holiday Gift Ideas for Natural Divas

by Jamila of College Curlies

Hey y'all! The holidays are right around the corner, and what better way to pamper your friends and family than with some treats for those delicious curls? Here are some fun gift ideas for natural hair:

Make it!

There are tons of ways to get creative with DIY gifts. Check out some of my favorite fun and easy DIY ideas from natural bloggers:
Derby City Naturals' Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub
Alex's DIY Headband


Support Small Business:


Oyin Handmade and Jessicurl are two of my favorites, but there are tons of folks who put a lot of love and labor into getting you high quality products. (Etsy is a great place to go for one-of-a-kind gifts. Instead of getting that scarf or knit hat from Forever 21, show 'em you really mean it with something a little more unique!)

Silk or Satin Pillowcase:

This may not seem like the most glamorous of gifts, but believe me...their hair will thank your for it. Sleeping on a silk or satin pillowcase not only helps maintain your sexy at night, it improves the condition of your hair over time because the material doesn't dry out or snag on your hair. (And this Spasilk pure silk pillowcase is only $15 on Amazon!)


Accessories!

Rocking natural hair is a fierce and bold choice, so why not celebrate it? Shops like Soapbox Theory, Differently Clothing, Bon Vie Vie, and I Love My Hair have fun and chic tees to rock your natural hair with pride. (Ooh, and check out these fabulous afro pick earrings by Rachel Stewart. Love 'em.)

What ideas do you have? Share and I'll ad 'em to the list!

12 Weigh in!:
Ann said...

I love the hair accessories from Boutique de Bandeaux... this is link to her Esty shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/BoutiqueDeBandeaux

Unknown said...

I have been wanting to try Oyin's products for a while....this might actually be on my personal wishlist ;)

http://ellegantelle.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

I am actually getting my mom a gift basket of all of my favorite hair products. She has been natural for a few months but doesn't really know what to do to keep her hair healthy. So I'm getting her conditioners (deep and rinsing), gels, shea butter, oils, shower comb, satin pillow case, etc. Just a whole basket of natural hair fun!

rachel stewart said...

Thank you Nikki!
this is Rachel Stewart
you can get those afropick earrings now at 20% off
with code XTIME20 good for anything in the shop

Rachelstewart.bigcartel.com

Shari Neal said...

Thanks for the mention Bon Bon Vie mention, Nikki!

Anonymous said...

I'm actually looking for a leopard print satin bonnet. Does anyone know where to find one?

Nashira said...

the hair therapy wrap (http://hairtherapywrap.com/)
a collection of satin scarves and bonnets (got the idea from shelli's article: http://www.curlynikki.com/2011/10/bonnet-for-every-occasion-natural-hair.html)

Kelly said...

I've already filled my amazon wish list with a few of my favorites and staples (giovani, Shea moisture, and miss Jessie's). Also been wanting some JBCO which is also on my list. A homemade natural hair basket would be right up my alley for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I like handmade jewelry from earringsafar.etsy.com

April said...

Jamila's blog has been renamed 'For the Fabulous and Frugal.'

hairscapades said...

Anon. at 6:42, I haven't seen a leopard print one, but Doris New York sells these very roomy, lined, animal print bonnet/scarfs (but be forewarned, they are pricey):

http://dorisnewyork.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=15

Nashira, thanks for the shout-out:)!! I was also going to add my DIY tutorial for making your own hair flowers and a friend's for making a really cute rosette headband!

DIY flower hair clip tutorial:
http://hairscapades.com/2011/06/15/diy-flower-hair-clip-tutorial/

And you can wear it so many ways!:
http://hairscapades.com/2011/06/22/diy-flower-its-dress-up-time/

And this is the headband by T-Kia of Faith, Favor and Curls:
http://hairscapades.com/2011/07/13/diy-headband-tutorial-by-faithfavorcurls/

blknwhtbeauty said...

Peaceimages.bigcartel.com also has awesome jewelry!! I got the coolest afrolady earrings from her!

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