If you’re anything like us Tint Fam, you always peek the best gifts when you don’t actually need to get them, and then as soon as the Holiday Season hits – all the gift ideas you had suddenly disappear into thin air with a *poof*!
If the above sounds like you, then this blog post is definitely one you should read. We know gift giving can be stressful when you have no idea where to start – but it doesn’t have to be! Gifting should be fun so we decided to make things a whole lot easier for you, with a Holiday Gift Guide featuring some of our favorite things, from all kinds of brands who hold values similar to ours.
Team LT’s philosophy is that you should give gifts that will bring someone happiness, while also supporting a brand that has a mission you believe in: that way you know you’ve picked something special, for that someone special. Without further ado, here is our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide that *hopefully* has a little something for everyone on your list. If anything, we hope this gives you some gift-spiration. Happy Shopping!
Mejuri | Duo Hoops
These twists on the classic hoop earrings are perfect for the serial accessoriser in your life. Mejuri is committed to working with top jewelers who dedicate themselves to fine craftsmanship and ethical practices, all over the world. They believe in quality over quantity and their handcrafted pieces are made with the same high-quality materials as other luxury jewelry brands but without the traditional markups. Give someone the gift of luxury with these versatile vermeil hoops.
For the one who likes to make a statement, these earrings by Wild Moon Jewelry are a must. Made from repurposed brass, 100% recycled fine silver and semi-precious stones - eco-conscious jewelry designer Asia is paving the way towards a sustainable future. All her designs are handmade with love AND she offers jewelry making workshops “for youth, focusing on sustainability and curbing consumer waste.” Could Wild Moon Jewelry BE more tinty?
Sayran | Halu Chain
We had to include something eye-inspired in our gift guide and this piece couldn’t be a more pertinent gift, for the person in your life you cherish and want to protect. Inspired by her Kurdish culture, Sayran hand-makes all the unique jewelry pieces on her site and we think they make great *tinty* presents, for anyone who loves to wear jewelry with a meaning behind it! You’ll be the favorite gift giver this year with the piece shown above and you’ll be giving your loved one a symbol of protection, while also supporting a woman-owned business.
Angela Roi | Hamilton Satchel
Each Angela Roi bag is a timeless piece for any bag aficionado. The brand believes that there should be no compromise between personal style and personal values and Team LT couldn’t agree more. The bags are are beautifully designed and we’re honestly obsessed. Our current favorite is the Vegan Hamilton Satchel in Taupe - it’s perfect for this time of year and its shape makes a chic statement.
Representing high-fashion style using non-animal materials and gold plated hardware, each bag is tested for at least a month to observe the versatility and performance. When gifting a carefully made bag by Angela Roi, you’re definitely giving your loved one something special.
What do we do when our favorite, conscious living, friend teams up with a 100% cruelty free fashion house? We immediately hit add to cart. There is a challenge in finding beautiful, high-quality travel bags, that are also sleek and functional. Salima (the Founder of Samara) and Radhi Devlukia-Shetty recognized this challenge and designed a must-have travel bag. It’s made from Premium Vegan Leather with a production process that is less harmful than even other vegan leather products, and is 100% cruelty-free. The designers also thought of everything one could possibly need in a travel bag, from the size, to the number of pockets, soft interior lining and a sliding suitcase handle. Tint Fam, this is THE gift for the serial traveller in your life.
HP SPROCKET | PORTABLE PHOTO PRINTER
We found the must-have gift for your friend that’s always taking incredible photos on their phone but never has time to transform them from digital to print. The HP Sprocket is a sleek, portable printer that can print photos directly from your phone’s camera roll! The pocket-sized photos have a removable sticky backing so they can be stuck anywhere you want. Not only that but with the HP Sprocket app you can also decorate and design the photos before printing - making each image that much more special. And now there are no more excuses for not filling that empty photo frame or album. The HP Sprocket makes it easy in 4 different colors.
Cuyana | Recycled Cashmere Soft Wrap Sweater
There’s a reason we teamed up with fashion brand, Cuyana, for our LA and NYC Pop Ups, Tint Fam. They just released a new line of clothing made in Italy from 95% recycled cashmere! Each sweater is created by recycling existing sweaters and breaking them down to fibers which are in turn, spun into new, high-quality yarns. AND the original colors of the fibers are preserved to eliminate dyes from the manufacturing process, therefore avoiding the use of excess water and energy. We’re here for these sustainability practices, not to mention, Cuyana was founded by two women of color. Gift someone the softest sweater, crafted in the best possible way.
KOTN | Culotte Sweatpants
Comfortable, fashionable and responsible? Sign us up! KOTN works directly with cotton farming families in Egypt, who have been struggling to make ends meet since large corporations stopped using Egyption cotton for cheaper options. Also known as “white gold,” the Egyption cotton is actually finer, softer, and more breathable than any other cotton. KOTN scrapped the middle man to ensure fair wages to workers and honest prices for consumers - they’re not just saying all our favorite words, they’re living them Tint Fam. The KOTN piece that’s caught our eye? The Culotte Sweatpants. Grab a pair for your friend and for yourself.
Wear Your Voice Marketplace | ‘Intersectionality’ T-Shirt
Powered by creatives of color, the Wear Your Voice Marketplace is your one stop shop for all things apparel, related to intersectional feminism. This gift is the one for your friend that loves a statement tee as much as they love raising their voice about the things that matter. WYV Marketplace is unique in that 100% of profits from the sales of Intersectionali-tees “go to support opportunity and economic access for marginalized writers and creatives of color, especially the most vulnerable and oppressed.”
Jo Malone | Miniature Candle Collection
We’re suckers for a good candle, especially when they come from Jo Malone AND in miniature form. Scents are so personal that it’s hard to pick the right one - that’s why holiday sets like this one, make the perfect gifts. Your friend not only gets multiple luxury candles, but they can also try all the different scents and decide for themselves which one they like the best. An added bonus, Jo Malone gift wraps for you and provides complimentary standard shipping for online orders - it’s a win, win all around. P.S. The brand partners with charities that bring beauty to urban communities by creating public gardens and green spaces.
Cooluli | Mini Refrigerator
Long gone are the days where mini-fridges were reserved for college students. Now, mini fridges are all the rage when it comes to beauty care… and we have to agree, they’re a game changer. With the option to cool your creams, serums and face rollers (especially those containing Vitamin C), the mini fridge is a must have for any skin care enthusiast who wants to get the most out of their products. The cooling effect of the fridge not only prolongs the use of products but also adds a de-puffing component. The cold naturally restricts the blood vessels and reduces puffiness and redness. What are you waiting for? We have a feeling these mini fridges are going to be a popular gift this holiday season.
Who wouldn’t love to receive the gift of good sleep? The next gift on our list is one we want to keep all for ourselves. Why? The Slip pillowcases are infamous for being anti-sleep crease, anti bedhead and preventers of premature aging. With the amount of time and money we spend on skin and hair care, it’s unfortunate that most of it is absorbed by the traditional cotton pillowcases we sleep on; Slip changes this with their specially commissioned silk. It absorbs less face cream and creates 43% less friction on average than cotton cases!
Intelligent Change | The Five Minute Journal
The busy-bee in your life needs this journal. Specially structured based on positive psychology research, The Five Minute Journal is a great way to start and end the day, with a splash of gratitude. It’s easy to forgo self-care when you’re constantly on the go, which is why this gift is awesome for the person who’s expressed their desire to take more care of their mental health but doesn’t know where to start. It’s a simple and achievable way for someone to focus on the good in their life, become more mindful and live with intention. Shop the gift that keeps on giving.
Credo | Glow & Go Set
We love a good clean beauty brand and Credo Beauty is one of the best resources out there for finding safe, non-toxic products. All the products on
their site adhere to the “Credo Clean Standard,” are cruelty-free, and “contain effective, natural + clean ingredients, and some safer synthetic ingredients, too.” The Glow & Go Set is the perfect gift for the skin care obsessed person in your life. It includes 7 of Credo’s bestselling products for radiant skin, a must for this cold & wintery time of year.
Ranavat | Jasmine Tonique Hydrating Mist
Inspired by her love of Ayurvedic tradition, Michelle Ranavat has created some majestic botanical products with the highest standard of ingredients... and we think they’d make incredible gifts. One of our favorites is the Jasmine Tonique Hydrating Mist - it’s packed full of antioxidants and defends against environmental stressors. WOC founded brand, Ranavat, only uses the purest botanicals that are never diluted with unnecessary additives, along with being cruelty-free, gluten-free, non-gmo, palm-free and devoid of synthetic fragrances! Come to think about it, the Jasmine Tonique is the must-have tinty gift for everyone on your list.
Fenty Beauty | Glossy Posse Mini Collection
We couldn’t create a Holiday Gift Guide and not include one of our most popular *Tinted Picks* - so here we have a mini gloss bomb in the bestselling shade Fu$$y PLUS 4 more new shades! The great thing about this set is that you can gift the whole set to one person, or use each individual gloss as a stunning stocking stuffer. Don’t forget you’d be supporting an inclusive, woc-owned brand that is also 100% cruelty-free!
e.l.f. xo Nabela Noor | Complete Collection
Our favorite boundary breaking Bangladeshi-American, Nabela Noor, collaborated with beauty brand e.l.f. Cosmetics and the collection is a no-brainer when it comes to gift giving. The beauty influencer is known for her empowering attitude, all about embracing what makes you uniquely beautiful. Basically Tint Fam, this is a collab we’re excited to support and get behind, especially because e.l.f. is cruelty-free, paraben-free and 100% vegan.
Anastasia Beverly Hills | Jackie Aina Palette
Youtuber, Influencer, Content Creator, Queen and Advocate for visibility of people of color in the cosmetic industry, Jackie Aina, collaborated with Anastasia Beverly Hills! Jackie has done so much for WOC and is a genuine person who we love and always want to support. Her eyeshadow palette with ABH is a limited edition collection of 14 all-new shadows, perfect for the person in your life who loves themselves some glam. The wide range of shades allow for everything from cool to warm and neutral to bold looks and with Jackie’s makeup expertise behind this palette, you know it’s one not to be missed out on.
LIVE TINTED | THE HUESTICKS
Last but by no means least, The Huesticks! Vegan, Clean, Cruelty-Free, Hypoallergenic and packed full of skin care ingredients - there really is no downside. You’ve tried them for yourself, now share the *tinty* love with your friends and family. Each Huestick comes individually packaged so you can gift someone the full set, or separate them for fun stocking stuffers. (You can even keep one as a gift to yourself!) The Huesticks make especially great gifts for the person in your life who likes to wear a little makeup but doesn’t want to use 10 different products on the daily. Shop the set of three including PERK, RISE & ORIGIN as is, or MIX & MATCH any three shades, only on livetinted.com.
That’s everything for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide 2019! Tint Fam, we hope this guide was helpful and would love to know if you purchase anything on the list or if you have any other ideas, in the comments below. We’re looking forward to this upcoming season and the New Year and hope y’all have a safe and happy end of the year!
Happy Holidays! xo Team Live Tinted