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Ayesha’s Holiday Picks

Holiday shopping is no easy feat. We’ve made it easier for you by rounding up gifts to suit everyone on your list this year—and don’t forget yourself! Check out these top picks from Ayesha and the team at Sweet July:


A versatile household staple and the perfect gift. This is 100% extra virgin olive oil, produced in California. We recommend that you use it generously as a cooking oil or as a garnish or in dressings. If you’re using it as a skin moisturizer, a little goes a long way!

SHOP SWEET JULY OLIVE OIL 

This insulated stainless steel travel mug, crafted by Bay Area-based company FELLOW, is leak-proof and designed to retain heat for 12 hours and stay cold for 24 hours. The moss green mug is a festive way to transport hot or cold beverages all season long.

SHOP FELLOW CARTER MOVE MUG

Worldgirls celebrates the rich diversity of the world, with five unique dolls representing different countries and backgrounds and with distinct personalities and ambitions. A gift for the growing human in your life who is in need of great role models!

SHOP WORLDGIRLS

Complete someone’s luxe home environment with Sweet July’s hand-poured, vegan, and cruelty-free candles. To help set the mood at any time of day, our collection features a Sweet Mornings candle (with notes of Yuzu + Lemon + Cashmere), a Signature Scent candle (with notes of Coconut + Santal + Mandarin + Lime), and a Sweet Dreams candle (with notes of Aphrodisiac + Musk).

SHOP SWEET JULY CANDLES

Know someone with a lot of valuable jewelry? Gift them this unique wrap-style case for all their gems. The case features a ring holder, stud panel, necklace and bracelet holder with snaps, and a zipper pouch. To create this one-of-a-kind piece, Sweet July partnered with Oakland-based and Black women-owned UnoEth, a brand that crafts handmade, leather handbags, totes, backpacks, duffles and accessories that are sourced straight from Ethiopia.

SHOP SWEET JULY X UNOETH SUEDE WRAP JEWELRY TRAVELER

Speaking of jewelry, this is the ideal gift for anyone who loves a classic gold hoop. Each hoop is 14K gold and so light, so they can be worn all day with no discomfort. This everyday staple is a perfect addition to any earring collection!

SHOP SWEET JULY GOLD HOOP EARRINGS

People of Color Beauty’s new You’re a Gem Collection features colors inspired by every month’s birthstone (December/Turquoise for example!). But there’s also a variety of festive colors fitting to sport throughout the holiday season. For a gift, choose the color that matches your recipient’s birth month, or, for options, gift the entire collection! 

SHOP PEOPLE OF COLOR BEAUTY NAIL POLISH

This one’s for lovers of card games. LikeU Cards are 120 curated questions meant to start interesting conversations and uncover fun truths. The best part? There’s no set rules—so long as the game is helping you make meaningful connections, you’re doing it right.

SHOP LIKEU CARDS 

It may be winter, but this is a great gift for those who are always looking forward to the summer months. Plus, this vibrant inflatable pool from Alma Ocean can be more than what it appears: Gift it as a ball pit for children or as a cuddle cubby for an outdoor or indoor movie setting. Here’s a chance to get creative.

SHOP ALMA OCEAN CULTURE ADDICT INFLATABLE POOL 

SonSon’s mission is all about spotlighting familial relationships, especially ones between father and son. Tell someone you love that they’re special to you with the brand’s Excellence Collection of 100% Silk Dupioni and 100% Sateen artisanal bow ties. The pieces add glam to holiday attire—or special occasions any time of year.

SHOP SONSON EXCELLENCE COLLECTION

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