This holiday season, toss out everything you know about gift-giving and start from scratch. If that old saying “too much of a good thing” has held you back when trying to shop your friend’s hobbies or interests, it’s time to give way to those desires to encourage your bestie to do what she loves most. There is no better gift for outdoor lovers than the chance to get outside and spend more time out in the open air. Your holiday shopping list can start with gifts for your friends with natural curly hair.
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Friends With Natural Curly Hair
Beat the crowds and avoid a blank stare when you gift your friend an item from this list. Not only do these fabulous finds boost the level of adventure and fun that can be had outdoors, but they also give a nod to the importance of keeping hair looking beautiful and healthy.
1. Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Hydration is the key to staying healthy while taking in all the outdoors has to offer, and water is also super important for keeping a gorgeous head of locks looking luscious and vibrant. The Hydro Flask bottle comes with an epic timeframe for keeping liquids either cold or hot. Bringing this on the trail will provide 24 hours of cold water or up to 12 hours of hot water.
2. SteriPEN Ultra
While on the topic of hydration, consider giving the gift of clean water to that one friend who loves to explore the unexplored. Carrying enough water for the journey can get a little cumbersome, but with this advanced water purifying pen, there is access to sterilized, drinkable water from creeks or rivers. It’s even USB-rechargeable, making it a great little addition in the glove compartment of the car beside the makeup compact, headlamp, or satin-lined beanie.
3. Black Diamond Spot 350 HeadLamp
An epic need for those with natural curly hair, this lightweight headlamp shines a bright 350 lumens to keep your friend from snagging her locks on a low hanging tree branch or slipping on a dark patch of mud. Trekking at night, camping or other outdoor adventures become illuminated with this lamp that can burn for almost 200 hours on just three AAA batteries.
Cold winter days make it seem like the warmth of the summer sun is far away, but eye damage from the ultraviolet rays of the sun can happen during any season. Sunglasses can help preserve the natural moisture of the eyes when the wind is whipping about and can help prevent eye abrasions from swirling particles. Choose a lightweight pair that has long-term comfort throughout the day, as moving the glasses to the top of the head to give the nose a rest can actually do damage the hair follicles.
5. Quick-Dry Towel
A towel may not seem like a sexy gift, but your friends with natural curly hair will love how handy a fast-drying microfiber towel can be. Hiking trips are just the start of places they can bring this little gift. Outdoorsy people need a towel that is thin, small and highly absorbent, and so do your friends that spend a lot of time at the gym or want to clean up after hot yoga.
6. Ulta Beauty Mineral Hair and Scalp Powder SPF 45
While a towel might take care of a sweaty body, consider giving your friend’s ringlets a gift, too. In addition to being a great hair powder that is capable of sopping up the sweat from spin class, this product offers protection from UV damage. It works close to the roots to help the skin, while the rest of the hair is nourished with a rich layer of minerals.
7. Satin Lined Beanie
Perhaps the most practical item you could gift this holiday season is a satin-lined beanie. It’s not just about the cozy warmth that comes from these hats. The satin lining is extremely gentle and protective of the curls and layers of hair that take refuge under the hat. Being fashionable and stylish only adds to the list of benefits, potentially earning you a place on everyone’s list as their favorite gifter.
8. Waterproof Phone Case
Everyone wants to see the view from the top of the mountain, and with a waterproof phone case, your friend will never miss another shot. No more leaving the phone in the car because of a little rain or the chance that it might slip into the creek. Giving a waterproof phone case, complete with a carrying strap, makes it possible for your girl to capture the way the sun glistens off her natural curly hair and highlights her color.
9. ENO DoubleNest Hammock
Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season. Sure, hiking or snowboarding can be exhilarating and energizing, but sometimes it’s OK to just enjoy the moment. This hammock is lightweight and incredibly portable. It’s easy to string so long as there are plenty of sturdy trees around. It’s breathable and quick-drying and can hold up to 400 pounds.
10. Jetboil Sumo Camping Stove
An active lifestyle requires good nutritional habits, and you don’t want your friend living on nothing but granola bars or protein snacks while out enjoying a life adventure. The body requires a substantial amount of minerals and nutrients to grow strong hair, develop strong muscles, provide fuel for an active life and fend off illnesses. This unique little stove is compressible and incredibly easy to carry around in a backpack or tucked into the back of the car. This kitchen appliance re-make is perfect for encouraging delicious, healthy meal options under the open sky.
Impress Your Friend With Natural Curly Hair
If you had to pick just one item from this list, you can’t go wrong with a satin-lined beanie from Beautifully Warm. You could use it as a stocking stuffer or as a “just-because-I-want-you-to-be-stylish-and-warm” gift. No one with natural curly hair will be able to resist the look and feel of our high-quality winter hats.