Have you crossed off your holiday list?
The time for presents is coming fast, and unfortunately you don’t have a small army of elves wrapping up perfect, thoughtful gifts for your friends and family. But, you do have a source for holiday cheer that will brighten the day of everyone on your list: the Vanessa Marc Spa!
BLK + GRN is a beauty and wellness marketplace full of all-natural products; all of which are made by Black artisans. They have a great selection of gift sets, whether you're gifting or keeping for yourself, which feature a selection of the retailer’s best products.
Mielle Organics launched in 2014 with the creation of the first Mielle Organics product, the Advanced Hair Formula, a unique proprietary blend of herbs, amino acids and minerals to support healthy hair, skin and nails, and immune system. After popular demand, Mielle Organics began producing products customers demanded with the introduction of the the Mint Almond Oil, acclaimed for its scalp sensation and root stimulation that aid in hair growth and provide illustrious shine.
Jacqueline Carrington decided to create her line of nail lacquers designed specifically to compliment women of color’s skin tones; after her daughter took an interest in nail polish. The brand’s vegan, cruelty free polishes come in a range of nudes, as well as bright shades like lime and orange.
Finally, a line of sunscreens are specifically made for darker skin tones, Unsun, founded by Katonya Breaux, is one of the few sun protection brands founded by a Black woman. This came expert-recommended as one of the best tinted mineral formulas out there that works for a wide range of skin tones.
Brooklyn-bred Franci Girard was five-foot-ten by the time she hit fourth grade. So this brand was born out of a very real and longtime struggle to create actually stylish clothing for tall women (five-seven and over). The line launched in 2019 with all types of pants, jeans, leggings, palazzos that are extremely flattering.
This little tea shop in Bed–Stuy is run by a couple: Ali is a tea sommelier who can laugh at the fact that there’s such a thing as a tea sommelier, and Jamila has a background in teaching that’s apparent in her constant positivity and patience in explaining tea to clueless skeptics like me. Their shop, tea, and brand exude the couple's warmth in every aspect of the store, including the other customers.
Founders Erica Davis and Catherine Carter created The Sip, a membership-based Champagne brand only offering high-end sparkling wines, to bring diversity into the world of Champagne. By subscribing, you’ll receive bi-monthly boxes of mini bottles of sparkling wines. And do we really need another reason to drink more? No, but this brand certainly gives us every reason to!
For the lover who keeps your
For love as pure as gold, you’ve gotta get a gift that will make them shine both inside and out.
For the best friend who’s been your rock this year.
This year has been so strange and stressful for many of us, so give your bff a day of luxurious pampering to massage away the stress of 2020.
For the Mom who does it all.
She’s always been there for you, now show you’ve got her back with a relaxing massage or brighten her day with a facial.
For the picky choosy beauty guru.
What do you get the person who always needs to have the final say? The gift of choice! A gift card to the Vanessa Marc Spa is a perfect way to let them choose the perfect gift for themselves.
For yourself (because you deserve something nice).
It’s been a really long year, so treat yourself to a day of pampering and not looking at news notifications.
Gifts under $199.
There’s nothing wrong with beauty on a budget! Here are our favorite gifts to make sure everyone on your list gets a little luxury.