Posted on: December 10, 2023 Posted by: Julie Johnson Comments: 2

Little elves have been busy preparing all year…  And now the 2023 Holiday Season is here!  Still wondering what to give your family, friends, hubby or wife?  

Here’s a few gift ideas for the special people in your life!

Estelle Colored Glass, Mixed Shot Glasses

Estelle Colored Glass is a purveyor of luxuriously crafted stemware and cake stands produced in delicate pastels to bold jewel-tones.  This year, gift your ”Hostess with the Mostess”  Estelle Colored Shot Glasses (Set of 6, $250). These gorgeous gems guarantee that every gathering will sparkle!

Find at Nordstrom, and other fine retailers.


Josephine Perfume by The Harlem Candle Co.

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If they love warm, sensual scents, they’ll be smitten by Josephine Eau de Perfume ($140 for 1.7oz).  Harlem Candle Company’s founder, Terry Johnson, describes the fragrance as a “love letter to the passionate and daring style of legendary chanteuse Josephine Baker.” 

Find at fine retailers or order from

Zach & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm Honey Sampler

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Show that special someone just how sweet you think they are with Zack & Zoe Sweet Bee Farm’s Honey Sampler of Three Flavors of Wildflower Honey ($28).  The family-owned farm produces small batches of raw honey on their rural NJ farm. 

Three options are available:

The Fruit Box: Wildflower with Raspberry, Wildflower with Lemon & Wildflower with Blueberry                         The Classic Box:  Wildflower Honey, Creamed Wildflower & Wildflower with Lavender                                           The Superfood Box:  Wildflower with Ginger, Wildflower with Matcha & Wildflower with Beetroot  

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McBride Sisters Collection Trio with Gift Box

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Why not tantalize the tastebuds of the wine connoisseur in your life?  With the McBride Sisters Wine Company’s Collection Trio Gift Box ($96), they’ll discover flavors of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand and California’s Central Coast.

The Luxe Gift Box Includes:

Sparkling Brut Rosé Hawke’s Bay New Zealand
Central Coast California Chardonnay 2021
Central Coast California Red Blend 2020

Available at


Made Leather Co. | The Large Navigator Duffle

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Shopping for a Weekend Wanderlust? Made Leather Company carries a beautiful collection of handmade leather bags and accessories that are naturally tanned and ethically sourced.

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The Large Navigator Duffle ($520) is crafted by master artisans in Morocco.  Available in Cognac, Noire & Natural.  It’s both stylish and utilitarian when they need to catch a quick flight.  No baggage check-in required!

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Azumaya Teapot by Aesthete Tea

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If tea is their passion, they’ll love The Azumaya Teapot sold at Aesthete Tea ($85).  The teapot is made in a Japanese region recognized for pottery-making since the 12th century. An unglazed, matte surface helps preserve the natural flavor and integrity of tea.  A fine perforated strainer is incorporated into the design.  

Pair this gift with any of Aesthete Tea’s beautiful, loose leaf teas (from $10 & up) and you’ll be sure to receive a deep bow of gratitude.

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Alvin Ailey Online Dance Classes

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No need to travel to New York for classes at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater! This year, choreograph a holiday surprise for the “dancer at heart” with Alvin Ailey Online Extension (5 Sessions, $70 | 10 Sessions, $120).

From Absolute Beginners Ballet to Vogue Fem, the Ailey Extension offers a host of dance and fitness classes for adults.  A Zoom connection is all they’ll need to strike a pose!

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Zoe Doll by Healthy Roots

Meet Zoe, and her “Curlfriends” by Healthy Roots ($85).  The dolls from this collection feature hair textures that can be washed and combed into favorite natural styles from bantu knots to box braids. Your child will love the Curl Power Kit (sold separately), which includes a Spray Bottle, Butterfly Clips, Hair Beads, a Styling Brush & Curling Rods!   

Healthy Roots also sells doll clothing and books to “empower, educate and inspire self love.”  

Available at Target or order at


Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile de Jouy for the Home

Photo, Courtesy William Sonoma

It can be tough finding a present for someone who loves to collect.  However, an exciting new collaboration between William Sonoma X Sheila Bridges Harlem Toile de Jouy makes finding a heirloom-quality gift a cinch!  

Photo, Courtesy of William Sonoma

The collection embraces Black-storytelling through pastoral motifs.  It includes a range of products at price points to suit every budget.  From Cocktail Napkins ($20 for set of 4) to the Embroidered Pillow ($195) and Lightweight Throw ($370).


Amazon Scribe

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The Amazon Scribe (starting at $340) is the perfect gift for the avid reader and the writer in your life!  It combines the capabilities of a Kindle with the functionality and convenience of a Digital Notebook.  With a 10.2” Paperwhite display, the Scribe is the largest of Amazon’s e-readers. The included pen feels as natural as writing on paper and is designed to offer a variety of brush strokes — from an elegant fountain pen to a pencil for sketching.


Lotus Birthstone Locket Necklace by Satya Jewelry

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Want a gift she’ll treasure? Satya’s Lotus Birthstone Locket Necklace ($149) has an engraved lotus flower, a symbol of new beginnings and infinite possibilities, encircles the birthstone. 

Photo Courtesy of Satya Jewelry

The locket opens where she can tuck away a precious keepsake. 

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