BOSSIP’s Got You Covered For The Holidays
It’s that time of year again. The Holiday Season means family, food and of course, gifts. That’s why we’re bringing you a gift guide full of holiday goodies from a range of businesses, with many being minority or women-owned. So whether it’s your boss, your boo or your bestie, we’ve got you covered.
So hit the flip and get some ideas for who’s been naughty or nice!
X The Legacy Lives
For the first time ever, Malcolm X daughters’ have dropped a clothing line in honor of their father’s life and legacy, “X The Legacy Lives.” The women partnered with tech company Hingeto to develop the line and its website.
“X The Legacy Lives” features 100 percent cotton hats, t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts with the civil rights icon’s image and notable quotes. The “Fist Slides” ($59.95) – which come in black with an “X” design that turns into a fist – are a standout.
CBD For Life
This lightweight, plant-based moisturizing shampoo and conditioner are infused with cannabinoid oil, which comes from hemp. The products don’t have THC in them so you won’t get you a buzz, but it will aid in relieving dry scalp and hair. The full line of CBD For Life products includes body wash, lotions, lip balm and muscle rubs that ease conditions like rosacea, acne and eczema.
Black Card Revoked
Test your knowledge of the Black Experience in the game “Black Card Revoked,” a question and answer game ($20) that quizzes players on African-American culture, with topics like history, moments in entertainment and pop culture. “Black Card Revoked” will also hit TV screens Jan.10th on BET, and Tony Rock will host.
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Limited Edition x John Maeda
Hennessy has teamed up with acclaimed graphic designer John Maeda for a new take on the cognac’s iconic bottle. The design, part of the collector series, features a multi-hued palette set across a matte copper bottle. The cognac comes in a set with a miniature bottle of Hennessy V.S.O.P ($45).
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Park Avenue Plastic Surgery and Vanity Skin & Body By Aline
Give the gift of beauty to your loved one with a little nip or tuck from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Rappaport and celebrity aesthetician Aline Soto. Besides cosmetic surgery, the NYC-based practice also offers beauty treatments like microneedling, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion. The practice is offering 25 percent off of CoolScupting – a noninvasive treatment where fat is frozen and eliminated – as well as a free laser Genesis facial treatment.
Beast Mode By Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch’s “Beast Mode” sportswear line dropped its new “Technical Collection” just in time for the holidays. The Oakland Raiders running back’s sporty new line includes hoodies with thumb holes, sweats with reflective strips across the front and a camouflage bomber jacket.
Fossil has released his and hers versions of their newest smartwatch brand, The “Q.” Both the ladies’ “Q Venture” ($255) and the men’s “Q Explorist” ($275) timepieces feature a touchscreen, can track your activity, charge wirelessly and will sync to your Android phone. Cop one for you and bae!
The holidays always mean that it’s time for cocktails, so check out Courvoisier X.O. ($150) a blend of both fine and matured Cognacs. The blend is a selection by master blender, Patrice Pinet, of beautifully matured “Eaux-de-vie,” (a colorless brandy made from fruit) aged from 11 to 25 years, to highlight the complexity and richness of the cognac’s aromas.
And for the man who has everything, splurge on the L’Essence de Courvoisier ($3,500) a rare cognac from the early 1900s that are blended with cognacs from twentieth-century innovations in distillation and barrel-making techniques. Full-bodied and rich, this cognac has hints of apricot, licorice, and dried plums.
PUMA x XO Collection
The Weeknd and Puma teamed up again for the third installment of their PUMA x XO Parallel menswear collection. Taking inspiration from the military, sports and streetwear, the capsule’s highlights include a high top sneaker boot made Italian nubuck leather ($220) and an oversized “kimono” denim jacket.
“Roc-A-Fella” Air Force Ones
Nike’s “Roc-A-Fella” Air Force Ones were once just for the label’s friends and fam. Now, sneaker heads and rap fans can snag their own “Roc-A-Fella” sneaks through the limited edition release.
Wellness brand GingerChi harnesses the healing power of ginger (like slowing the effects of aging, boosting skin tone and strengthening the body) in their line of oils, serums and scents. Their “Mini Detox Set” includes a dry brush, juniper oil and a detoxifying mouthwash and will help break up cellulite and help stimulate circulation. On Black Friday, GingerChi will take 30 percent off their entire product line.
The Clutchit portable phone mount is an ideal gift for the drivers or social media mavens in your life. The steel phone mount uses magnets to cling to items in your home, office or car, so you can make calls or get directions hands free behind the wheel, or take that perfect selfie or Instagram story.
Normally $39.99, the Clutchit is now on sale for $24.99.
Give the gift of beautiful shiny hair with T’zikial’s shampoo and conditioner set. “The Rejuvenation Project” will revive dull hair thanks to ojon oil, which has been used in Central America for 500 years to a create luxurious locks. T’zikal, which means “sanctified” or “blessed” in Mayan combines natural ingredients with science to create a product line free of potentially carcinogenic ingredients like parabens. The collection includes deep hydrating shampoo, deep moisturizing conditioning cream and smooth styling hair wax.
Instagram favorite Winky Lux has released a mini lipstick kit just in time for the holidays. The five-piece set ($16), which, like the rest of the brand is paraben and cruelty-free, is perfect for travel or touch-ups on the go. The line’s “Flower Balm” ($14) – lipgloss with a flower in the middle – is another fan favorite. Black Friday customers will get 50 percent off their entire orders.
Simone Cheri’s clothing line celebrates black excellence with a series of positive affirmations on its apparel. The 2017 collection from the black-owned, Atlanta based retailer includes highlights like the “BLK GRL MGC” flask ($25) and the “Claim Your Crown Queen Tee” ($22).
Fossil’s Maya Small Hobo
Fashion meets functionality in this carry all from Fossil, which is made of grazed pebbled leather and is large enough to fit an iPad.
Give back to those who are less fortunate with solar-powered lanterns from Pwr4PR. Puerto Rican entrepreneur Hugo Sanchez said he wanted to give back to his island with the portable lights after most of the island continues to be without power following Hurricane Irma almost three months ago.
The lights, which start at $10 also charge phones and come with chargeable batteries. For every light purchased, Pwr4PR will match the donation. All proceeds go towards relief efforts in Puerto Rico.