Updated: Nov 30, 2020
Disclaimer: The Blended Beauty gift guide is handpicked by me, Florence. If you buy something through my links, I may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you.
This gift guide is also partially sponsored by Azura Bay which is an amazing sustainable clothing brand. Thank you for your support.
If there was anything we needed to close out 2020 with, it’s proof that even after a year full of trials and tribulations, the holidays are still a perfect time to be gleeful & merry.
Finding your loved ones the perfect gift to show that you’re thinking and caring for them can be such a fun experience.
I didn’t say it was going to be easier though lol. We all have those people in our lives who seem to have everything or they are just an enigma.
Not to mention, the potential delays with shipping carriers, the decline of in-store shopping, the necessary revival of Black-owned businesses and small shops. This holiday shopping season is going to take a little bit more preparation than the usual gift card exchange.
So while making my list, I checked it twice to make sure it was a budget-friendly holiday gift guide. I found some great gifts, discounts, special offers, and value sets for the holiday season that might make the season less stressful.
Most of this guide is under $100, and for every splurge, I found an inexpensive alternative or similar item.
So pop the cork sugar, we’re shopping. 🥂
* Be sure to keep checking this list as I will be adding to it every time I receive information on a sale from a brand I recommend!
Azura Bay(sponsored) is a sustainable & ethical boutique, based in Canada (but ships globally.)
Ashley the founder, created this boutique as a one-stop shop for ethically made + eco-friendly lingerie, PJs, and loungewear.
Since quarantine, loungewear is my everyday wear and it honestly feels so good to shop at a boutique that understands my values. They currently have a sale for:
•15% off organic styles
•up to 25% off underwear bundles
•up to 50% off limited edition styles
These are my faves below:
Cozy Earth - Has made it to Oprah’s Favorites 3 years in a row and for good reason. The softest, smooth like butter PJs you’ll ever own. These are made from bamboo. Currently they gave a HUGE Holiday Special in honor of our 10 year anniversary. FREE shipping sitewide with 30-35% discounts on bedding. Use my non-affiliate code:BLENDEDBEAUTY50 for 50% off any item. There holiday special includes a scratch off with every purchase! The scratch off will include free items and exclusive discounts with one winner winning TWO FREE FLIGHTS TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
337 Brand - Based in New York. The v next t-shirt dress is made of organic cotton and bamboo. So obsessed with the color.
Organic Basics - 25% off sitewide. Best turtle necks and tanks made from TENCEL.
Artifact Uprising - Has large prints which are a way to upgrade your home with your own photos or stock photos that have inspired you. The quality of the paper is beautiful and the colors are so vibrant and accurate.
Anthropologie Breakfast Tray- We all know it’s more comfortable working from bed sometimes. Don’t deny lol This breakfast tray is your perfect WFM companion.
The Opulent Day Planner - The ultimate planner for any creator! Has everything you need to keep you organized for up to 5 goals/projects.
Brita - The water faucet filtration system is such a great upgrade to any home. I wanted to reduce my carbon footprint immensely this year and no not buying water bottles was huge for me. My fiancé was a little apprehensive about how the water would taste, but happy to report it works so well.
Due Best - Reusable cutlery and kitchen wear. Currently, a buy one get one 50% off sale
Public Goods- For every order, 10 meals will be donated to Feeding America. I really love all their cleaning supplies. I like to think of them as a sustainable Sam’s club.
Inka World - It’s the last lunch box you will ever need. It’s a sustainably sourced and beautifully crafted bag that includes food storage, silverware, napkins, and a saucepot. Up to 50% off sale
HAY- Set of 2 glass mug set. They are made of durable borosilicate glass, which retains heat longer. HAY is currently having a 20% sale.
Gilded Body - The marble candle is a beautiful candle that sports a lovely vessel quarried in Lunigiana, Italy. Gilded is also a black-owned business in Atlanta that supports a monthly subscription of wax refills to try out for your sensorial needs.
MORE sustainable home deals
Tangle Teezer - I honestly can’t live without a detangling brush and these fine tooth combs make wash day so much easier.
Lovinah - The Dragon’s Blood Probiotic Exfoliation Mask has been in my routine for 2 years. It’s a superb mask that does a great job of leaving your skin glowy and brings any pimples to the surface to expedite healing.
Crabtree & Evelyn - Sweet Sap Hair Mask is my pre-poo of the year. It smells like amber and maple syrup and leaves my hair so soft and tangle-free. C&E has these fabulous gift boxes that you can customize or chose their curated collection. Honesty a great gift for the holiday.
Mented Cosmetics - Best Red Lippies EVER
My Topicals - I've been raving about this duo all summer. If you suffer from eczema or hyperpigmentation, this is a great option with great ingredients.
Sonrei SPF - My fave sunscreen for the winter months. it’s a oil base and doesn’t irritate the eyes.
Nugg Beauty - Great overnight mask and conductor for my Nuface device.
Krave Beauty- I recommend everything from this product line. especially the Oat So Simple Water Cream and Matcha Hemp Cleanswe
Fanola - This hair oil was my gateway drug to the brand. They have a great bonding repair line as well.
Kristin Ess - Signature The One is sold out, but you can still grab the fragrance discovery set.
Deco Miami - such great adorable nail colors and nail art stickers 30% off sale
Almond Clear - Bacne and folliculitis have no match.
Treluxe - 30% off sale on all their haircare products. Love the Hi Definition Gel and Supreme Cream.
Local & Black Business
Is a coffee shop that has high-quality coffee from all over the world including Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Uganda.
Check out their gift shop where they have apparel and Atlanta coffee mugs, which any Atlanta resident would love to have in their kitchen cupboard.
Use code BLACKFRIDAY to receive 50% off your first 3 coffee club orders.
Squash Blossom Boutique - gives me boho vibes with a city twist. The owner also carries Giftboxes and home decor. She has 3 locations: Downtown Atl, Decatur, and Grant Park. These embroidered masks would be a great gift for the stylish friend in your life. She has free shipping for over $150 USD
Humans Before Handles - It is Beyoncé approved. Need I say more?
The Olive Shop is a wonderful wellness boutique with all the soaps, body balms, and skincare to make anyone happy.
Slim & Huskies - a pizza spot that also has some mouth-watering cinnamon rolls. Their sauces are so good. This ranch is my fav.
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If you made it to the end YAY it’s a giveaway🎄💝
I’ve teamed up with Azura Bay to gift (1) lucky winner $100 store credit to their boutique.
Rules are simple:
Follow Azura Bay on Instagram here
Below leave a genuine comment and your IG handle
Thats it :)
Giveaway ends on Monday November 30th at 11:59 p.m. EST and winner will be announced on my stories Tuesday, December 1st.
*U.S. & Canadian residence only.
🎄 Goodluck 🎄