Alexa, play All I Want For Christmas Is You.
Ah, the soothing vocals of Mariah Carey on a chilly winter night. It’s Christmas time and if you’re like me, practicing social-distancing is easy because you too are a homebody. All of which means, you put a lot of extra effort into making your home your sanctuary. And this holiday is no different. It marks the end of a grueling year and a joyful reminder to reflect on the things for which you are grateful…like candles, soft robes that feel like silk against your skin and an battery-operated blanket you didn’t know you needed.
This holiday season will undoubtedly look different as we face rising COVID infection rates and a tighter-than-usual budget; but the magic that fuels our desire to give is still flowing.
As always, we’re here to guide your holiday shopping experience (especially since you’ll probably be doing a lot of online shopping this year). Here’s 10 items to buy your the homebody in your life (or yourself), this Christmas.
Soma Sensual Silk Kimono RobeShop Now
Give the gift of fabulosity and comfortability with this silk komono robe from Soma ($198). Celebrities like Chrissy Teigen are raving about this home essential that comes in various colors and styles. The soft-to-the-touch robe comes with a removable belt, pockets and wide sleeves perfect for every woman, but particularly your homegirl who practically lives in her home office; your girlfriend who became a new mom this year; or the girl in your life who enjoys a strong self-care routine.
The CozeeShop Now
Take the warmth of home with you wherever you go or gift it to someone special with The Cozee ($249.99) battery-operated blanket, which is the first and only of it’s kind. As a mother of a daughter who requires a lot of attention and is extra sensitive to colder temperatures, the idea of a battery operated blanket her father and I can throw over her stroller on cold days is ideal. The Cozee has brought comfort to the elderly and wheelchair bound family members.
Sonoma Wool PillowShop Now
With anxiety at an all-time high following a tense election amid a pandemic, getting a good night’s sleep is a thought of the past. But it doesn’t have to be, catch up on some Zs with this 100% wool pillow from Sonoma Wool Co. ($89) that feels like you’re sleeping on the cool side of the pillow all night. Wool naturally resists dirt and dust, is antimicrobial, and air circulates through it, so it does not need to be washed between uses.
LA X Bougie X Noire Candle
You don’t have to be a homebody to love candles. I mean, who doesn’t love candles?! They are the ultimate mood-setter and fill your space with aromas for every season. And, they look pretty! This fashionable candle from LA x Bougie x Noire ($22) is the perfect addition to any bathroom or bedroom decor.
Soil Vibes “Rooting For You” Plant KitShop Now
The benefits of plants in the home are endless. They clean the air by absorbing toxins and act as a natural remedy to reduce stress. They also bring life to any indoor space. Just because your homegirl is a homebody, doesn’t mean she has a green thumb. Gift her this “Rooting For You” plant starter kit ($9.99) from the Black-owned shop Soil Vibes. Watching her plant come to life will be just as fun as planting it.
Decker’s X Lab Slipper X Sneaker X Recovery
This impressive shoe goes from slipper to sneaker in one step. Slip on this Deckers x Lab Ko-Z wedge sneaker ($150) and feel the thermoregulating wool hug your feet, keeping the the perfect temperature whether you’re inside or out grocery shopping. The sheepskin and EcoTan cow suede leather design is as fashionable as it is comfortable.
Helen And Dorothy Artisinal SoapsShop Now
Helen And Dorothy’s artisanal soaps ($12) come in an array of scents and add a great accent to any bathroom. Created by a Black woman during the pandemic, Helen And Dorothy soaps contain essential oils and a shea butter base, so they’re moisturizing as well as exfoliating.
Keynotes By Keyaira Mugs
Coffee time takes on a new meaning with these Keynotes By Keyaira mugs ($16.81). 2020 has been an incredibly rough year and we’ve all been in need of an encouraging quote or two. These mugs remind us all to be patient and kind with ourselves as we navigate the land of uncertainty armed with nothing but a cup.
Wall Art Print From akrDesign StudioShop Now
Looking for the perfect gift for your girl, in your life, who is constantly decorating her home office? This wall art print of three beautiful Black women rocking their natural hair, from akr Design Studios ($25) is budget-friendly and super cute.