Updated: Nov 7, 2021
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.
Hey You! Holiday season 2021 is upon us. I put a poll up on my Instagram Stories and many of you wanted to tackle your holiday shopping a little earlier this year.
With potential shipping delays with shipping carriers, the decline of in-store shopping, and the necessary revival of Black-owned businesses and small shops, the earlier the better.
This holiday shopping season always requires a tad bit more preparation than just picking up a gift card. It can also be overwhelming. My goal in sharing these guides is to simply make your life a little easier when shopping for all of the important people in your life.
So while making my list, I checked it twice to make sure this 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 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.
These are my faves below:
Cozy Earth - Has made it to Oprah’s Favorites 4 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 have 25-30% discounts on bedding.
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 - Up to 20% 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.
Canon Ivey Mini Photo Printer - perfect for talking creative shots offline to a physical form. I love printing mine and adding them into photo albums.
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.
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.
HAY- Set of 2 glass mug set. They are made of durable borosilicate glass, which retains heat longer. HAY is currently having a 15% off gifts 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. Also check out their Blue Butterfly Mask & BHA Cleansing Oil
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 brand since they launched. If you suffer from eczema, this is a great option for the body.
Sonrei SPF - My fave sunscreen for the winter months. it’s a oil base and doesn’t irritate the eyes.
Im From Honey Mask - BEST moisture mask in the land. Would be the best treat for fall and winter months.
Pacifica Vegan Ceramide Extra Gentle Face Wash - Super Creamy, leaves your skin feeling soft and not striped. Perfect for any skintype but especially for dry or rosacea prone skin.
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
Cocokind Ceramide Serum - wonderful accessible sustainable brand. Highly recommend picking this serum up if you want to strengthen or maintain good skin barrier health.
Innersense Hair Kit- This is a perfect set to discover the brand. Their products are highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way but love their products for curly and natural hair and waves.
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.
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 FLASH giveaway🎄💝
I’ve teamed up with EcoTools, a sustainable and eco conscious beauty brand to gift (2) lucky winners a bundle of their limited edition brush sets.
1st winner will receive:
(1) EcoTools Brighter Tomorrow Ready Set Glow kit. It’s a 6-piece gift set that comes with a pointed concealer brush, large shadow brush, diffuse brush, precision highlight brush, multi perfecting blender and makeup brush and sponge shampoo.
(1) EcoTools Interchangeables™ Blush & Glow set. This 4-piece set of brushes includes a foundation brush, angled blusher brush, face brush and pouch.
2nd winner will receive:
(1) EcoTools Eye Shine Bright kit. It’s a 7-piece gift set with 5 eye brushes, a compact mirror, and a storage cup to help you achieve the perfect bright eyes needed on the go.
(1) EcoTools All Eyes on Me Kit for a perfectly blended finish on the go. This 4-piece gift set includes a reusable storage bag to help keep brushes clean and organized.
Rules are simple:
Share one piece of content you love from me on your Instagram stories + tell your audience why. Make sure to tag me. That’s it.
Giveaway ends on Sunday November 7th at 11:59 p.m. EST and winner will be announced on my stories Monday, November 8th.
*U.S. & Canadian residence only.
🎄 Goodluck 🎄
This giveaway is sponsored by EcoTools