Have some last minute holiday shopping to do? Check out these ideas: Beyoncé released an epic collection of humorous merchandise just in time for the holidays. This includes wrapping paper with lyrics from Formation as well as some clothing items. The Galaxy holiday beauty collection from Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty makes for a great gift for the beauty maven or Rihanna fan on your list. The makeup is definitely ideal for creating that glam look for holiday parties.
For Kwanzaa gifts, handmade items and candles are always popular gifts. For the DIYers, making a Kinara, or candle holder, makes for a perfect gift, especially when paired with some candles. Candles have great symbolic importance for the holiday. For children, books about the meaning of Kwanzaa are always a good choice.
For many, shopping for holiday gifts feels better when there is thought behind where their money is being spent. Buying from a black-owned business is one way to make sure you can feel good about where your dollar is going. Many are transitioning to more minimal lifestyles and are trying to bring less stuff into the world. Giving experiences as gifts is a good alternative to giving physical things. One good idea is giving tickets to a concert or a play or a sporting event. The gift is all the sweeter when it’s an experience the gift giver and receiver can share. These memories will last longer than an object would.
Another option is giving to a charity in someone’s name. For example, you can give to an organization like Heifer International, which helps to fight hunger by giving livestock to families and communities in need around the world. You can donate to give a family a goat or to send a girl to school, among other options. The story behind the donation and the specific impact it can have can make the gift feel more meaningful to the receiver.