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Okayplayer’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech, Culture, Books & More

Our top holiday gift guide picks include must-haves from Pyer Moss, Sonos and more.

The holidays are swiftly approaching. That means its time for you to pick up a few gifts for your loved ones, close friends, and significant others. If you’re lost on what you should purchase, we’ve got you covered with our annual holiday gift guide.

In this year’s gift guide, all budgets are included and we’ve managed to handpick our favorite items in different categories. Our selections are made up of pieces in tech, books, culture and also items for your friend who seems to already have everything.

For Your Friend That’s a Techie

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Sonos Move, Available at Sonos for $399 USD

Vizio 29” 2.0 Sound Bar, Available at Vizio for $99 USD

Vizio V Series Quantum 50” Class 4K HDR Smart TV, Available at Vizio for $299 USD

Goby Moonstone Electric Toothbrush Kit, Available at Goby for $95 USD

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Headphones in “Matte Black,” Available at Bang & Olufsen for $300 USD

 

THE BEST PICKS: If your friend or family member is obsessed with tech, treat them to Sonos‘ new Move speaker. This weatherproof, battery-powered smart speaker was created to be used indoors and outdoors. Splurge on Vizio‘s V-Series Quantum 50” Class 4K HDR Smart TV. For newbies, this option is equipped with voice control, can stream from apple devices and streams thousands of apps with Google Chromecast. Look to Goby‘s Moonstone Electric Toothbrush if you aren’t trying to break the bank: this sleek pick comes as a kit with a stand, a charging shell and more.

For Your Cultured Friend

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Reebok by Pyer Moss Hoodie, Available at Reebok for $180 USD

Black Thought & Questlove Okayplayer Hooded Sweatshirt, Available at Okayshop for $51 USD

Jidenna Pretty & Afraid Crewneck Sweatshirt, Available at Okayshop for $51 USD

Mary J. Blige HERStory Vol. 1 Vinyl 7″ Box Set, Available at Barnes & Noble for $109.99 USD

The Roots “Things Fall Apart” Anniversary Edition 3XLP Vinyl, Available at Okayshop for $64.99 USD

THE BEST PICKS: Everyone has a friend who is typically talking about what music they’re obsessed with or what designer you should be paying attention to. For that person in your group chat you should definitely gift them a Reebok x Pyer Moss hoodie with trendy co-branding throughout designed by Kerby Jean-Raymond. For Black Thought and Questlove fans, you can pick up a hoodie with an animated design of the artists. If you know someone that has been a lifelong Mary J. Blige fan, you can gift them the Mary J. Blige HERStory Vol. 1 Vinyl 7″ box set.

For Your Bookish Friend

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Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, Available at Amazon for $15.69 USD

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Available at Amazon for $16.80 USD

Questlove “Mixtape Potluck: A Cookbook Book” by Questlove, Available at Okayshop for $29.99 USD

Sweat The Technique: Revelations On Creativity from the Lyrical Genius by Rakim, Available at Amazon for $17.53 USD

God Save The Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip Hop by Kathy Iandoli, Available at Amazon for $16.99 USD

THE BEST PICKS: It’s undeniable that everyone has been talking about Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ latest book The Water Dancer. Gift this book for that friend who always raves about the days when Coates was active on Twitter. For your best friend that is always keeping up with the #WellReadBlackGirl community look to Red at The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson. Hip-hop lovers will appreciate Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius by Rakim.

For That Person Who Already Has Everything

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Jason Markk Limited Edition Gift Set, Available at Jason Markk for $30 USD

Circumference Active Botanical Refining Toner, Available at Circumference for $60 USD

Beni Rugs, “Between The Lines,” 3’ X 5,’ Available at Beni Rugs for $465 USD

The Helm Relaxation Gift Set, Available at The Helm for $399 USD

Ashya Cedar Valley Multi in “Onyx,” Available at Ashya for $695 USD

THE BEST PICKS: Last but certainly not least, we’ve handpicked a few selections for your closest friend or family member who seems to have everything. This individual always has hyped sneakers days before they drop and is always on top of every trend. Beyoncé-approved brand Ashya‘s Cedar Valley Multi bag in “Onyx” is a luxe unisex piece perfect for anyone. Since they are always copping the best sneakers they might just need Jason Markk‘s affordable Limited Edition Gift Set, it’s ideal for quickly cleaning kicks. Circumference‘s Active Botanical Refining Toner will amp up their skincare routine, it’s a refreshing product that is known to clear up skin.

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind on Twitter at @robyn_mowatt.

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