*This post was made in collaboration with Zing Zang, but all of the opinions below are my own. This post also contains affiliate links*
It is that time of year again! Where we all rack our brains trying to think of the perfect gifts for family and friends. With this in mind, I created a short guide the “All I Want for Christmas: Black Girls Who Brunch Holiday Guide” featuring a few of my favorite things. Cue the Oprah gif!
Becoming Michelle by Michelle Obama – Obviously Auntie Shelly’s record selling book would be top on this list! I purchased my copy as soon as it came out and although I haven’t gotten to crack it open yet, I know it will live up to the hype!
Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy – After seeing the movie in theaters I have become obsessed with this book series! I am currently in the middle of book two. I highly recommend this series for those who like romance novels and/or books set in different countries.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – I’ve been a fan of Tayari Jones since her book Silver Sparrow and I gotta say she hit it out of the park with her latest book.
Black Girl Baking by Jerelle Guy – Simply because I am a black girl who loves to bake so I can easily get behind this cookbook.
Dutch Oven – I am a generation behind on this, but I just got my hands on a dutch oven and it’s my favorite new tool in my kitchen! I purchased the Cocinaware version from HEB for just $22 bucks! You can also pick up comparable version for a bit more through Amazon.
Sous Vide – This was probably on my list last Christmas too, but seeing as I didn’t get one lets add it back! The sous vie allows you to control the temperature of the food while it cooks in a vacuum sealed bag. Everyone keeps saying it makes the best meat ever. So family and friends if you are reading this :).
Away Suitcase – Listen, if you really want to impress the traveler in your life buy them this suitcase! Hardshell suitcases with four wheels are what everyone has now, but the away suitcase has a phone charger. Everyone seems to huddle around the one plug at the airport, so this is definitely a big plus.
Map – Think of purchasing a globe or a map for your favorite traveling fun. Bonus points if you find a scratch off one that allows them to track their travels!
Airline Gift card- While it may not amount to the whole price of a flight a $50 gift card on Southwest for example would be much appreciated.
Canon EOS Rebel T6 – I cannot say enough about my new camera! I am still learning the manual settings, but for a novice this camera has great “point and shoot” functions. It will also really step up your photos! Note that mine is not the newest one on the market so I got it for a steal. You can even pick up a refurbished one too.
For my more creative gift givers, consider bundling some fun items together to make a kit.
Margarita or Bloody Mary Kit with Zing Zang products – Zing Zang produces great pre-made margarita or blood mary mixes. For this kit, grab a bottle of Zing Zang, throw in a bottle of champagne or tequila and then add in some cute margarita glasses. Some limes and salt would be a great touch too.
Cookie Kit – For those who bake like me, throwing together a kit of cookie supplies would be a winner. Add in your basics like flour and sugar etc, but then make it festive with cookie cutters (or press) and sprinkles. A baker will always appreciate some new cookie sheets, cookie scoopers and a roll of parchment paper. May I suggest a recipe card featuring these great Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies.
If you have some fun gift ideas for this holiday season, be sure to drop them in the comments!