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  • Writer's pictureErika Turner

2023 SIBEXPO HOLIDAY GUIDE: THE ONE STOP GIFT SHOP!



Tis the season to spend all your money, but at least it feels good to show your gratitude to your loved ones AND yourself! As you know, The Sistah Shop has an abundance of products that will serve as perfect gifts, which you can purchase online or in one of our fabulous locations.


JEWELRY


They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we think jewelry in general is a solid homey to everyone.



Links by J. Kiere offers handmade crafted pieces that include earrings, chokers and bracelets. The chainmille style represents the power of intergenerational relationships among women. Perfect for a daughter to give to grandma and mom!









Looking for something for the man or men in your life? Check out A Few Wood Men (super cute name). As the name suggests, they have unique, classy timepieces crafted with wood. The company was started by Shanayla Sweat, who was inspired to create something that echoed her grandfather's timeless style and character.






These unique earrings from Sow Cole Creations will be a favorite to anyone who receives them.  Created by designer, Nicole Coleman, each piece is handcrafted and best of all, they’re leather!  Throw in one of their super cute leather bags too, to complete the look. 









Vivan Asoegwu-Ike’s West African inspired jewelry, HIBARA Stores, is sure to add a touch of class to your loved one’s treasure box.  Handmade and infused with Igbo heritage, these beautiful beaded necklaces will definitely make a statement. 




 

BEAUTY


It may seem like a small gesture, but as Black folks, we know the importance of keeping our skin well moisturized, especially during the cold months! So any gift that helps us stay #ashyfree is much appreciated.




Lashonda Tyree set out to create a skincare line that was free of potential irritants like detergents and phthalates. Nyah Beauty does just that with plant based natural products and yummy options like cucumber melon, crushed mint and toasted coconut.




Luv & Co can help you get your new look ready for 2024! Created by Dr. Melodie Davis-Bundrage in 2012, the line offers an array of make-up products including primer, nail polish and lipstick, they offer some of the prettiest colors out there!






Bring out your inner goddess with the plant based body oils and butters, among other things, from Body of a Goddess for both women and men.  Choose from fun fragrances like Lavish Velvet, Ethereal Essence and Elixir of the Gods, their products are also infused with their custom aphrodisiac.  




Founder, Jacquie Ooh’s intentions for creating the Glow Collection surpasses just wanting to keep your skin and nails looking good.  Each purchase aids single mothers in need, something she related to.  Who doesn’t like a gift that keeps on giving?



 

CHILDREN


We know that it's painful to watch your kids play with costly toys for 5 mins, then toss them aside and exclaim boredom every day after that! What’s the perfect gift? Books!


Made 2 Heal’s G is for Gratitude: A Journal to Encourage Moments of Gratitude in Children is actually a journal that encourages kids to write, draw or color, sparking thoughts on gratitude, compassion and mindfulness. Founder and author Danielle Fairbairn-Bland is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist.



Soulful Alphabet Little Readers by Soulful Beginnings' author Alanda Posey looks like a good time for the entire family! Each letter book features a word or person connected to the Black experience, including A is for Afro and M is for Moonwalk.



Visit the Caribbean through VivLiv Books!  Each book under the publishing companies’ umbrella focuses on Haitian and Caribbean culture and promotes bilingualism in children.   Educational and visually beautiful, one or all of these books are welcome additions to growing libraries.



If you’re itching for a departure from children’s books or want to add to the little ones’ stockings, check out Halo’s Accessories.  Offering adorable sunglasses and headbands, it’s the perfect gift for budding fashionistas.



 

HOME


The old saying goes “home is where the heart is,” therefore, what occupies your space can make the difference in how you or your loved ones feel everyday.



Treat someone to beautiful art by SJohnson Designs to spice up their walls. The Brooklyn based artist mostly highlights Black women, using an array of colors to brighten the day!








When in doubt, go with candles! But all candles are not created equal. Akosua Ayim's Kanea Candles, is inspired by neighborhoods and cities of Ghana and offers a variety of scents in beautiful containers that will add class to any home.





Holiday blues are a real thing and someone needs to hear how much they matter. Let Mattie James’ book, Everyday Magic: The Joy of Not Being Everything While Still Being More Than Enough be a guide to folks finding their M.A.G.I.C (read the book to see what it stands for). 





Hook up your traveling buddies with a stylish neck pillow, travel tag or luggage cover, certain to set theirs a part from the rest!  Started by Teya “D-Globetrotter” Dalton, The Passport Hustle offers bright and bold patterned accessories, instantly starting anyone’s trip off right before even leaving the house!


 

Clothing


Now, don’t go stepping into the clothing arena unless you’re confident about not offending the receiver with the wrong size. But, if you know, then adding to someone’s closet with a quality piece is a win!



If you know someone whose HBCU Made, then check out the clothing company with the same name. HBCU Made offers multiple options to show highlight that pride!





Do you know someone who is Fearless, Focused and Fab? Then have them say it with their chest with the beautiful, ruffled hoodie from Always Make a Statement.  Started by designer, Kim Robertson in 2020, each of her “statement” pieces (pun intended) promote self-confidence and positivity!




Husband and wife team, Brian & Chi Chi Ezeike took their passion for African fashion and launched a bold line for the whole family! Jide Gear draws from the literal meaning of “jide” in Yoruba: “come alive” and “awoken.”  Liven up a loved ones wardrobe with any piece from Jide to add some flavor!


Last, but certainly not least, SIB Merch can be a perfect gift from practically anyone! Choose from over a dozen collections with inspirational and empowering messages, sure to make anyone wearing it feel their absolute best!











If you're still in doubt about what to get your special someone(s), then let them gift themselves on you! You absolutely can't wrong with a SIBEXPO gift card!


Remember, it's still the thought that counts and we'd like to thank YOU for shopping and supporting women of color from all over the world. From SIBEXPO to you: Happy Holidays!












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