Thenublk’s 10 Festive Picks for the Holiday Season

Whichever holiday you may be celebrating this festive season I hope this list will help in giving you some suggestions for gifts for someone…or for yourself (I’m officially team #treatyoself lol). How will you be celebrating the holidays this year?

Christmas List

1. House of Arike Bolster Cushion 

Perfect for adding a pop of colour to any lover of African inspired interiors. House of Arike have a variety of patterned home furnishings and this gem is available at Soboye Boutique.

2. MDM Flow Lipsticks

The creation of self proclaimed beauty junkie and Cosmetic Science graduate Florence Adepoju, these handmade lipsticks would make a great gift for the lady with a bold sense of style.

3. ‘Fela 75’ Poster

Part of graphic designer Jon Daniel’s ‘Iconographic’ poster series which illustrates icons from the worlds of music, film and history.

4. Liberated People ‘Ethiopia’ T-Shirt

Not just a t-shirt brand, Liberated People prides itself on being a movement which promotes messages of unity and global justice. Each shirt features a country design accompanied by its ‘liberation’/independence date on the back.

5.  ‘Two Little Girls’ by Strange Fruit Cards

The handiwork of entrepreneur Denise Rawls, Strange Fruit Greetings Cards are unique and have a beautiful vintage feel to them.

6. Yumnah Najah Jewelry

These gorgeous hand painted creations from Harlem-born jewellry designer Yumnah Najah would make great stocking fillers!

7. ARC Magazine subscription

With a mission to shine a light on artists and creativity in the Caribbean and its diaspora an annual subscription to ARC Magazine is something that’s going on my Christmas list!

8. Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital by Lloyd Bradley

Acclaimed writer Lloyd Bradley explores the influence of immigrant cultures on the capital’s music scene.

9. Trevor Noah: The Racist UK Tour

Having already graced the stages of Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and David Letterman, South African comedian Trevor Noah uses humour to share his experiences of growing up as a mixed race child in apartheid South Africa and trying to identify as a Black American. Noah continues his UK tour next year at various dates including London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

10. Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Ghanian food with a contemporary twist, Zoe’s Ghana kitchen which is based in East London has a number of exciting edible experiences available throughout the year in the UK and abroad.