We’ve got 24 days till Christmas, so if you’re giving gifts this year the time to shop is NOW! I’ll be sharing my gift ideas until days before the 25th, of items I’ve tried and tested, or just think are worth your time and attention!

She’s down to earth and sweet, beautiful and genuine. And she’s so proud of her gorgeous natural hair! Here are some gift ideas for the bella in your life who’s proud to be natural!

Tees from Differently Clothing.

There’s no shortage of cool afro-inspired tees online, from the simple to the sassy. Right now I’m loving the aesthetic of Differently Clothing. Their Just Ask Natural tee is adorable and comes in a great range of colors, and I know many of my island brethren would totally rock the Rasta longsleeved tee. And HOW CUTE is the Rasta Empress tee? Love, love, love. Sizes run from small to 2X and prices are $28.99.

The Sharmooz pillowcase.

I know many afrobellas who happily pineapple their hair and sleep with a satin or silk bonnet at night. Or who successfully wrap up their hair before they go to bed. My hair won’t be tamed at night! I’ve never managed to find a wrap or bonnet that will stay put. So what I do, is sleep on a Sharmooz. I’ve been sleeping on it for a few months now, and trust me – my hair knows and shows the difference between this pillowcase and any of my others. Thanks to the Sharmooz, I wake up and my hair still has bounce and shine to it, and my coily curls aren’t all matted together and looking crazy. I love it, I do! It’s $29.95 and comes in a great variety of colors, so there’s bound to be one for you! And for a bella on the go (like me!) there’s the Sharmooz travel pillow for $24.95. How awesome would it be to sleep on the plane and wake up with your hair still looking halfway decent? I’m sayin!

The”natural” necklace by Rachel Stewart.

It pains me to visit Rachel Stewart‘s Big Cartel page for the same reason it pains me to visit Peace Images’ Big Cartel page. Because I just wanna buy EVERYTHING and I can’t decide what I want first! I just love her style, and her jewelry is clearly made FOR a natural hair lover, BY a natural hair lover. Any bella who knows she’s gorgeous just as God made her, would be proud to rock the natural necklace in wood, gold, or silver. $35 for a statement making necklace!

The Afro Woman tote by Quelly Rue

I was just saying on my Facebook page (join me, won’t you?), that I love love LOVE Etsy. There’s literally everything and anything you can think of on there, and it’s all handmade! I love the unique and handmade look of products you can find there. Things that instantly look like a one-of-a-kind treasure. Like the items made by the every-crafty Quelly Rue. She makes lovely and unique crochet items (I’m a proud owner of one of her flowered headbands, and it’s so perfect for fall!) If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a natural hair loving, enviromentally conscious, afrocentric afrobella – check out Quelly Rue’s tote bags. They’re funky and unique, and perfect for going shopping, to the grocery store, to the beach, wherever! I’m loving her Afro Woman tote bag, with hair in the shape of the motherland. She’s just $30, and is so cool. NOTE: Quelly Rue’s store will be closed December 12 to January 17, so get your shop on now!

The Natural Hair Calendar.

Whether she’s just transitioning or a dyed in the wool naturalista, you can find inspiration and enjoyment in the Natural Hair Calendar. It’s a visually inspiring way to create hair habits and chart your hair journey. I love the free monthly printables available online at naturalhaircalendars.com – chock full of photos, quotes, tips and more! And now just in time for the holidays, they’re about to launch the Natural Hair Love Affair Calendar, an undated 13-month calendar that allows you to chart your own progress in your own time. You can post your hair photos, and use stickers to record your hair length, hair type and hair milestones. I love the idea, and can’t wait to get one myself! This will go next to my dresser for sure, for that extra bit of daily beauty inspiration! Click here to sign up so you’ll know when the release date is!

Those are my top 5 gift ideas for proud to be natural bellas. Which do you want under your tree on the 25th?


Naturally Alise says:
November 30, 2010, 1:49 pm
I want the wooden mixtape earrings from Rachel Stewart's fabulous collection. her stuff is awesome! And now I definitely have my eye on the pillow, because scarves refuse to stay on my head at night... it would surely combat that!
Renisha says:
November 30, 2010, 1:56 pm
Completely loving the t-shirt and the tote bag, AND the necklace. I need to get it all. All of it. lol. Thanks for posting this Bella! I have some great things to add to my list. :)
KindredSmile says:
November 30, 2010, 2:31 pm
Amazing. I need that pillow. I've catapulted out of the TWA phase and can't fit my hair under a satin bonnet without smooshing it to death. This is Perfect!
RevealingBeaute says:
November 30, 2010, 3:02 pm
I'm loving that T-Shirt!!!!
PeaceImages says:
November 30, 2010, 4:35 pm
i love everything you mentioned. EVERYTHING!!!! great picks, Bella! -Camille
Jenni says:
November 30, 2010, 5:03 pm
Cool Stuff. I just wish the T-shirt said "Be" rather than "Act"
warrior11209 says:
November 30, 2010, 6:58 pm
I loved everything, and not for gifts for me!! Ok, maybe for my daughter also since next fall she will be going away to college and the pillowcase will be a necessity!! Thanks as usual for the great shopping ideas
bella says:
November 30, 2010, 9:33 pm
I could see you rocking that tee, Re!! I think you need to update your gravatar so we can see your natural gorgeousness =)
bella says:
November 30, 2010, 9:34 pm
yes ma'am you deserve some of that awesomeness! I admire those who can wear a bonnet but I am not one of them...
Sabrina says:
December 1, 2010, 4:52 am
I've ordered from Rachel and Camille before...and I love everything I've gotten!
Daphne says:
December 1, 2010, 7:26 am
These are great gift ideas - it won't hurt if I pick up a gift for myself as well...right???
Jennae of Differently Clothing says:
December 1, 2010, 11:39 am
Thank you SO much for including us! We're glad you love the tees and so happy about the response from everyone! We have more natural hair designs coming soon, so please check back!
Chanel of BoutiqueDeBandeaux says:
December 1, 2010, 2:11 pm
I need that natural necklace in my life! Rachel Stewart's jewelry is amazing.
NaturalHairCalendars says:
December 5, 2010, 6:28 pm
Thank you Patrice for recommending us! The Natural Hair Love Affair Wall Calendars will be available for purchase this month! Ladies, be sure to reserve a copy to be notified first of its debut! As a treat, I also have a December natural Hair Calendar printable uploaded on our site. Loaded with hair tips, hairffirmations, fun hair facts and Anita Grant recipes! Download yours here: http://www.naturalhaircalendars.com/FREE_Monthly_Hair_Calendars.html Hairs to You!
HoneyBrown1976 says:
December 5, 2010, 11:19 pm
I'm transitioning and I want the shirt and bag. My birthday's Tuesday!!!
Lisa says:
December 21, 2010, 12:21 pm
The natural necklace and the satin pillow.
Beauty Is Diverse says:
December 20, 2011, 12:41 pm
The bag is very nice.
theHotness Grrrl says:
December 20, 2011, 1:48 pm
OMG!! I have to have a Quelly Rue tote!!! They are so fresh! Thanks Bella for turning me on to these natural wonders. Now I just have to wait until January for Quelly's store to re-open. Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!
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