My 2020 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide!

Over the years, I have had many thoughts on Black Friday and holiday shopping: why I haven’t participated, why we have to #BuyBlack, and overall how to do Black Friday the RIGHT way (i.e NOT going to Walmart). Hopefully, you all are staying safe and were able to divulge into some Black Friday and holiday shenanigans online. 

This year is very different than usual now that our gatherings will be smaller and a lot of Christmas parties will be happening over zoom. Now, I am coming to you all with all the things I have been loving this year that you might want to get for someone you love this holiday season.

P.S. Make sure to make it till the end for a surprise. You are not going to want to miss out! 

#BuyBlack Gift Ideas:

1.Mess in a Bottle: “Dear Santa…” Tee or Sweatshirt

Dear Santa - Tee mess in a bottle giveaway

We’ve all been a MESS this year but still deserve some Santa love. The tee is $26.95 and the sweatshirt is $50. All their stuff is so dope and you can get 10% off your entire order with the code LUVVMESS.

2.D’IYANU: Abani African Print Kente Sweater

The all-over print Abani African print Women’s Sweater in the red and yellow kente is the culturally confident style that your wardrobe has been missing! Rock the look with black jeans or a black skirt to achieve its true versatility. This look will keep you warm and stylish this season! The sweater is $54.99.

3. Chic Geek: Faux Crocodile Macbook Case

Black Business Luvv

Chic Geeks premium Faux Crocodile MacBook Case is beautiful and durable. This 2-piece, hard-shell, snap-on design is 100% vegan and cruelty free. The top is elegantly embossed for luxurious texture. The solid bottom is thoughtfully ventilated for heat distribution. Each case provides 360-degree protection from wear and tear with open access to all ports. This laptop case is $95. Use the code LUVVIE10 for 10% off! 

4. The Lip Bar

The Fast Face Kit

Six products. Seven minutes. Your full face. This easy to use makeup kit is curated by complexion and comes with foundation, face palette, brows, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick! Designed for women who are makeup beginners, moms, or just anyone who wants to reclaim their time!

Lipsticks: Their Lipsticks are as moisturizing as they come. Each tube is filled with Shea butter, coconut oil, avocado oil and vitamin E to give your pout the proper level of pampering.

‘Baby Bellini’ Lipstick

‘Everything’ Lipstick

Liquid Mattes: This liquid matte lipstick goes on like gloss, dries matte and lasts all day. But guess what!? The color won’t dry your lips out. Available to shop at thelipbar.com and Target.

Bawse Lady Lipstick

I LOVEEE this color, you see me in it often. You can also check out Melissa on the #SharetheMic Segment on The Drew Barrymore Show with me! Their lipsticks are $13.

Glosses: The Lip Bar glosses are lightweight and the never-sticky formula is infused with moisturizing ingredients like Argan oil and Olive Oil. And the color payoff is EXTREME. Available in 15 shades on thelipbar.com and Target.

‘Party Girl’ Lipgloss

5. Simisola Naturals:

Travel Sized Body Butter Set

This Travel Sized Body Butter Set features all three of their Signature Body Butters – the Simi, the Tomi and the Tolu. The natural body butters feature ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado oil, and castor oil to name a few, scented with essential oils.  The set is perfect for purses/gym bags, for people on the move, and for anyone who wants to sample our best sellers.

I have run out of the “Simi” body butter because it smells good and it makes your skin sooo smooth! This is a great gift to give to anyone and at a great price of $15 for the whole set. You need to have it! The consistency, the smell.. it‘s all so DAMB good!

Peppermint Scented Whipped Shea

This gently cold-whipped butter is made with 100% natural, unrefined West African Shea Butter infused with peppermint essential oil. It is great for your hair and body and can be used for long lasting moisture, as a deep conditioner or moisturizer for hair, and for sunburn relief. This is a great shea butter, and I take this seriously (it is one of my core values!). For the quality it’s also at a great price that doesn’t hurt the bank account, priced at $8.95.

6. Black Girl Sunscreen: Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

Made by a woman of color for people of color, Black Girl Sunscreen was designed to start the conversation around sun safety and education. BGS created sunscreens for everyday use, that keep you looking good and feeling good by leaving no white cast and a formula infused with moisturizing ingredients that hydrate and protect your skin from the sun. The sunscreen is 18.99. Use my code LUVVIEBGS for 20% off! 

7. MADE Leather: Journey Backpack 

Stylish backpack for work or for play. (Dimensions 13.5″  x 10″  x 5.5″.) I rock several of their bags and love them all! Click here to check out some of their other bags! This backpack is $250.

8. Organic Bath Co.: Enhance Face Oil

A lightweight fast-absorbing face oil packed with antioxidants for a luminous complexion. I love all their products! You can use code LUVVIE for 20% off! This face oil is $36.

Other Gift Ideas:

9. PhoneSoap:

PhoneSoap 3 

You can’t wash your phone, but you can sanitize it with PhoneSoap. PhoneSoap neutralizes the bacteria that other phone cleaners can’t kill. Sanitize & charge your phone with PhoneSoap. You can use the code Luvvie to get 15% off your order! The Phone Soap 3 is 79.95!


They also have one for all your bigger electronics! The same disinfecting power as the original PhoneSoap, but roomy enough for all your items. Now with automatic and manual modes! You can use the code LUVVIE to get 10% off your order! The Home Soap is 199.95.

10. Scrivener: 

Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more. Scrivener won’t tell you how to write—it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing. This software help me with writing both I’m Judging You and Professional Troublemaker and it is absolutely amazing! 

11. SOREL: 

Red Kinetic Sneaker 

Sorel Red shoes

With the signature scalloped sole and magnetic sporty style, this is the Kinetic that started our sneaker obsession. Walk all day, every day in the comfortable EVA footbed, textile and mesh for a foot-hugging feel, and rubber sole. These sneakers are 🔥🔥🔥 and on sale right now! They are originally $140 on sale for $105, these are a great gift for someone close to you that loves shoes!

A hint of Nashville-cool meets metallic splash in this waterproof suede bootie. Featuring a convenient side zipper, comfortable EVA footbed for all-day wear, and molded rubber sole for traction—it’s proof we all have a glam/ countryside. I LOVE the color of these and how they’re so different. These booties are $160.

12. Sunday Riley: C.E.O. Line 

Three steps toward a brighter, younger-looking complexion: Sunday Riley C.E.O. VItamin C Kit. Each infused with a highly stable form of Vitamin C, these pigmentation-fighting products work hand-in-hand to brighten, hydrate, and reduce signs of skin aging.Sunday Riley products, while pricey, are worth every cent. They have my skin getting that GLOW. 

The C.E.O Vitamin C serum is $95, the C.E.O. Glow is $80, and the C.E.O Moisturizer is $65.

13. The Office of Angela Scott 

If you know anything about me understand how much I love these shoes! The pair I am wearing in the photo above is Ms. Winnie Oxford. Ms. Winnie is made on their Austin last, one of their favorite lasts with an almond-shaped toe. Shaped with a woman’s foot in mind, this silhouette has great feminine appeal. The cork insole is designed to mold to the shape of your foot for an incredibly comfortable fit.

The Office of Angela Scott shoes are the freshest pair of shoes you will ever own! I recommend these shoes to anyone looking to get or gift a killer new pair of shoes. Plus you can use the code LUVVIE, for 10% off your order!

Note: Promo codes apply to regular priced items only.

Loving all the stuff in my gift-giving guide?

Well, you now have the chance to win some of these items because I am hosting a giveaway on my social platform, LuvvNation!

To enter, be sure to join or login in to Luvvnation.com and be on the lookout for a post from me!

I am so grateful for you all and I am wishing all my Luvv Cousins a healthy and happy holiday season. Don’t forget to social distance and wear a mask! 

ProfessionalTroubleMaker-FearFighter Manual-Luvvie Akayi Jones

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  1. December 28, 2020 at 8:36 am

    […] THIRTEEN+ Yes, I’m going to throw up a gift guide now although it’s 4 days to Christmas – because you can buy shit for yourself, friends and family anytime. And because there’s #BuyBlack items on this holiday gift guide. […]