Updated: Jan 1
Slowly but surely I’m shaking off the turkey hangover and shifting my energy and wardrobe to match the Christmas season. As we transition into that last month of the year, I’m focused on all things that bring holiday cheer. For the month of December, I’ll be warming up cider, hanging Christmas lights and admiring all my holiday décor.
Although we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, I realized there are so many things to be grateful for, like family and friends. And while I haven’t spent much time with loved ones this year, my goal is to send everyone on my list something special to show my appreciation for all they’ve done to support me from afar.
While you can usually find me elbow to elbow racing around crowded malls to find the perfect gifts, this year I'll be bundled up on the couch finding all the right things, scrolling through The Black Girl Doctor Holiday Gift Guide. The guide provides an assortment of unique gifts that will satisfy everyone on your Christmas list. Personal recommendations from your favorite doctors are below:
High-End Everything with Dr. Shelly
If you’re looking to splurge or gifting fancy for the holidays, look no further. Dr. Shelly is known for her vibrant outfits (and personality lol)! She’s provided us with her go-to brands and items which include Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes and Prada bags. To complete the ultimate power look, don’t forget to check out Nars Cosmetics. Dr. Shelly is a big fan of a bold, red lipstick that provides the perfect extra pop! These items are sure to turn heads and keep you looking fresh for your next outing.
All Things Sweet with Dr. Akilah
If you have a sweet tooth, you can always rely on a recommendation from Dr. Akilah. She’s sharing her favorite Black-owned bakery which has an array of pastries for every dessert lover that can be shipped right to your door. Her go-to treat is their sweet and savory pecan pie which is a perfect gift during the holiday season. She also loves giving custom gifts and Desired One Crafts has beautiful mugs and ornaments which are great gifts that can be cherished for years to come.
Cherished Home Décor with Dr. J
Dr. J’s gift selections are focused on creating the perfect ambiance in your home. Leafy Green Creation provides a unique variety of plants that will help create the perfect tropical home oasis. Another great item that will have you leveling up your home décor game is the unique collection of scented candles by Torch. The collection is made with fresh fruits and empowers people by reminding them that their thoughts are a prayer and they are always moving in the direction of their most dominant thought! A statement I can truly stand behind.
Mommy Essentials with Dr. Dom
If you’re looking for newborn items you can snag some of the cutest baby clothing from, one of Dr. Dom’s favorite baby apparel stores companies, Little Muffincakes Baby Boutique. She’s a fan of the Black Girl Magic collection which will have every baby feeling empowered and looking flawless. And for the mama’s who need a break, make sure to send them a bottle from Brown Estate, a Black-owned winery in Napa Valley. They have a variety of selections to please both white and red wine lovers.
Black Beauty Trends with Dr. Tai
Dr. Tai wants you to be your best self in 2021 and serving up a confident look is a part of the plan! She loves Mented Cosmetics that offer incredibly rich hues and nudes that look amazing on all shades of chocolate skin. Her favorite products are their eyeshadow pallets, nude lipsticks, foundation sticks and brushes (so basically everything)! For your art loving friends, check out Nicholle Kobi’s Artwork. Her paintings exudes Black beauty and her motto is every Black woman deserves to feel fierce and look beautiful! Dr. Tai plans to add something special from her gallery to her personal collection this year.
Natural Scents with Dr. C
When you smell good, you feel good. Dr. C’s go-to products are from Kimberly New York and Chris Collins. Kimberly uses organic essential oils and natural solvent that wears beautifully on bare and sensitive skin. Chris Collins’ fragrance line captures exotic scents from around the world. These smells tell unique stories of New York and Paris and their cultural exchange from the Harlem Renaissance through today.
Kimberly New York Perfume
Chris Collins Fragrances
From fashion, to desserts, to beauty products and home goods, these gifts are guaranteed to speak volumes to the ones you love. We are wishing you a happy holiday season and we look forward to catching you in the new year! For now stay safe and cozy and grateful!