Top 10 (In no particular order🌹) Holiday gift🎁 shopping guide for every vibe, budget and time crunch you’re in. So order FAST! 💨

December 17, 2021

Top 10 (In no particular order🌹) Holiday gift🎁 shopping guide for every vibe, budget and time crunch you’re in. So order FAST! 💨

#10 Let's Kick things off,....  If you're looking for a sleek, minimal and timeless self-care moment, check out Shari.Co.

Shari. co candle and more was launched in February of 2019 with the mission to bring relaxation around the usage of aromatherapy candles and as times has pasted, expanded into the area of other fragrance products. Founded by Danita Shari a native to Oakland, California. Danita knew at the age of 22 that her fragrances created would touch indiviuals far and wide. Shari. co currently has more than a dozen items for any and everyone; which gives every customer a chance to experience a little comfort from this opulence brand.


"My greatest passion in life has always been travel. Having explored over thirteen countries around the world, nothing brings me greater joy than reflecting on the beautiful memories and life experiences my travels have brought me. 

However, with all the new travel restrictions brought on by covid-19, my wanderlust and nostalgia became unbearable. That's why I made Lit City. I wanted something that would bring comfort during a difficult time and what better way to accomplish that than through the power of scent. Our candles bring hope for future adventures while providing a small bit of luxury decor to our homes. 

I aspire to grow the candle line to represent the many places I've been to, and hope to see in my lifetime. I wish for travel to be accessible to everyone, even in a small way."

"Enjoy your little slice of heaven, and remember to get lit responsibly.” - Brittani Cunningham, founder

Socorra Rose is an Afro-Latina home aroma company founded in 2020 by Tatiana Frost. She started the company in Harlem, NY, during the early months of the pandemic. Tatiana’s love for being creative birth the first product, “RAGER”, a candle made with the intentions of creating a space of love and relaxation after a long day. Socorra Rose name was inspired by Tatiana’s late grandmothers who were matriarch to their families that planted seeds that blossomed into roses in Harlem, NY in the early 80’s.

Socorra Rose currently offers hand-poured candles made with soy-wax and luxurious scents for homes to workspaces so you can experience self-care with a little but of luxury!

CANDY x PAINTS chooses to create conscious, quality products that are not only non-toxic, but also cruelty-free & vegan, 10-free nail lacquer formulas. Our customers don’t have to worry if our products are considered “non-toxic” and “humane”, we’ve done the research and we have you guys covered! That’s why we doubled our certifications. All of our nail lacquers are certified by internationally recognized, Leaping Bunny & PeTA!

While offering over 40+ shades and additional self-care luxuries, our continued goal is to create an elevated experience that embodies culture, wellness, and inclusive representation.  We want to empower you to Expressing Yourself Through Color, with a sprinkle of ATLANTA flair.

From the names like, I-20…to why specific hues were created, we want to construct a true connection of all things we love and to be able share that with the world!

BÉYU, pronounced [bay-u] is a handmade clothing brand based out of Houston, Texas. She represents the women who are chic but conscious, maintaining a sexy and sustainable lifestyle. BÉYU is on the journey towards sustainable fashion by creating garments made through ethical production processes, using non toxic, eco-friendly and/or repurposed fabrics.

Founded in 2016, Bobbie started sewing as a hobby, revamping thrifted clothes and hand making personal customs. In 2018, BÉYU began the switch to more sustainable production, supporting the movement in conscious shopping. Fashion is about making it your own, no matter how new or old, its the meaning and person behind it that makes it stylish. BÉYU is designed to emphasis the beauty in all things simple through effortless styles, neutral colors and a hint of sexy. We symbolize beauty as perspective, loving who you are in all forms and most importantly, loving all this planet has to give and giving back to it.

With a world full of

options, MOODEAUX®’s small (but mighty) team is excited to

have your attention and the opportunity to

enhance the way you experience fragrance. Truth

be told, MOODEAUX® was dreamt into

existence by a rebellious, curious mind quite like

yours who wondered, "What if scent and skin care

could actually work together to Flaunt How You

Feel™?" Finally, almost three years of asking

questions has led to this very moment. Woah.


Focused on the fact that scent, emotion and

memory are all connectedli2

MOODEAUX® makes accessorizing your mood

with clean luxury fragrances a 24/7/365

celebration where everyone's welcome to come

kick it.

Their Story

Golde was born in Brooklyn in 2017 from a 1-bedroom apartment.

"I teamed up with my partner, Issey, to launch Golde with a single product (the Original Turmeric Latte Blend!)

Since then, we've grown to a small-but-mighty team and have shared our superfood essentials with thousands of supporters.

We've come a long way, but this is just the beginning. Thanks for joining us on this journey."

- Trinity Mouzon Wofford, co-founder and CEO


"LUV SCRUB has been used in West Africa for generations. My mother introduced it to me when I was about 5. She said “here”. It is just what you use growing up. You don’t ask questions. Growing up I noticed that my friends were using other tools. I never understood why...

My best friend borrowed mine back in 2001 without permission, lol. Next thing she was begging my parents to bring her one on their next trip to Ghana. My parents happily brought her one.

Not only was she using it, her husband and her sister were using it too! It never clicked back then that it could be a business. That all changed in 2011 when new friends complimented me on my skin. I mentioned what I used and they suggested turning it into a business. With my background in Retail Merchandising and Branding, I knew this
was the right thing to do. Immediately it was received by everyone. People LOVE it. It answered everyone’s prayers.

I’m amazed every day at what things this mesh can do. I hear 2 things daily: “I LOVE my LUV SCRUB!” or ”Baby Soft”. It lets me know that I gave it the right name."



Founder | Smooth Operating Officer

(The most gorgeous skin by the way)


In the spring of 2014 Iran Ortiz opened up shop inside of an used bread truck her dad found on sale in NYC. They would park all around NYC, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Women would follow on social media to see where they were parked next and go shop for another outfit. Unfortunately a year later they realized that NYC was not as fashion truck friendly as they thought. Due to the popularity of fashion trucks, they now required a different permit that had yet to be created. While waiting for this permit, the girls decided to host pop up shops in businesses all around the city to sell their merchandise. Three years later Iran has decided to take Suite LLH  solely online and run the business from home.

Hibiscus Brew opened in the summer of 2020 in the middle of the great pandemic. While we know it seems like a weird time to start a new business – we know this. We love this community and feel like feeding it though this unprecedented time just makes sense! Just steps from Prospect Park in Prospect Lefferts Gardens we are also within walking distance of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Hibiscus Brew is a place for inspiration, and conversation – we want to feed your body, your mind,  and your spirit. We take pride in offering quality food with neighborhood charm. Our inspiration comes from the vibes of our home island of Jamaica; it combines the best ingredients with a big personality.  With love for good food and better days ahead.   Allison 

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