by Alona of Hair Politik

**FOR THE BABY CURL**

These adorable little dolls are made of Polyester Fibers and have no small moving or removable parts. I contacted the “Puff Patrol” and they assured me that the dolls are appropriate for ages 3 and above. Plus, you can even choose if you’d like your baby’s baby to have one puff ponytail or two! Who could ask for anything more?

2. I Love My Hair $6.99

The moment that young curlies realize that they are beautiful and that their hair is worth loving is priceless! At $6.99 though, the book that teaches such an important lesson is a surprising steal!

**FOR THE TWEEN CURL**

3. Natural Styling Guide DVD $20

If you frequent many of the natural hair blogs and forums like I do, you’ve probably seen this DVD being advertised. I took the leap and bought it a couple of months ago. I think this is a great introduction to natural hair styling for naturals that are new to the tightly curled hair-styling game. It would be an especially great gift for those tween curls that are starting to take charge of their own hair. Give the kinky tween in your life a head-start with this DVD!

4. BARBIE Chld brb RED DRESS (TGT) 2 $29.31 (ONLY 2 LEFT!)

The days of the Keisha-Side-Kick-Wannabe black Barbie Dolls are long gone! No matter what ethnicity/ethnicity’s your daughter is, she will definitely enjoy this fierce collectible! From the soles of her ruby red pumps, to the tips of her fierce fro, this doll is a keeper! If you’re interested, I suggest you not walk, RUN to get this doll; the secret’s out of the bag on this one. All of these dolls are sold out at Target.com and there are only two left on Amazon.com. If you can’t find one online, I’d suggest you call your local Target store tomorrow morning and see if she’s in stock. She’d definitely be worth the drive!

**FOR THE CONSCIENTIOUS CURL**

When I saw Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps on The Tyra Show’s “Good Hair” episode, I was so impressed with their firm grasp of the history and politics of hair in the black community, that I ran to my local library and quickly read it from cover-to-cover. I loved it so much that I recently bought my own copy. These sisters made an enjoyable read that’s changed the way I look at Black hair forever! From the hair care industry, to the history of different tribes’ hairstyles in Africa, they really did a wonderful job of telling our hair story in a well-researched and interesting way. This is a must-have for any and every curlfriend’s collection!

**FOR THE MATERIAL CURL**

Let’s face it. We all have a curlfriend that knows what she wants better than anyone else, even you! For that reason, give her a gift that says, “I was REALLY thinking of you,” a gift card! Best of all, it’s deliverable via email. So, this certificate will make the perfect last minute gift, or gift for your friends all across the country. Can you say no shipping costs?

6. Curlmart Gift Certificate

7. Huetiful Hair Steamer

Because everyone else wants one…

**FOR THE WISE CURL**

8. Queens: Portraits of Black Women and Their Fabulous Hair $8.99

Although the wise woman that receives this gift may already be well-aware of her beauty, this is a wonderful gift that says, “I want to show you how beautiful you are anyway!”

**FOR THE CARING CURL**

9. Locks of Love Donation

Do you have a caring friend, that’s always thinking of everyone else before herself? Donate your hair or money to Locks of Love , to honor her giving spirit. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that makes wigs for people under 21, suffering from long-term hair loss. The organization is certified by Independent Charities of America as one of Best Non-Profits in America and is an accredited non-profit by the Better Business Bureau. I don’t have any statistics, but my guess is that little black girls and boys have trouble receiving donations that match their hair type. So, I’m sure your curly or straight hair donation would be extra special! If you decide to give a deserving child the ultimate gift, your hair, be sure to pay special attention to the donation instructions. At this time, Locks of Love is unable to accept dreadlocks.

10. YOU!

The best gift you can give this season is your sincerity as a friend. The gift of friendship is one of the most priceless you can give and receive. No matter how many friends you have, your relationship with each and every one of them is unique. So remember to cherish the gifts that are nearest and dearest to your heart this holiday season- your curlfriends!