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Bold Xchange 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Even before Bold Xchange was a fully-functioning shop (do you remember those days?) we've always been committed to making the buy-Black experience an incredible. In fact, our origin story starts at Christmastime, with our co-CEO Danielle looking to buy Black for all her family's presents and having a less-than-stellar time.

For the first time in Bold Xchange history, all of the items in our our official Holiday Gift Guide can be found on Bold Xchange. You know what that means: great products, brands you'll love, simple shipping, and arrival in time for Christmas. 

There's something here for everyone on your list. If you've got a list 10 or more people long and you want them all to get the same amazing gift from you, check out our group gifting site (perfect for work teams and colleagues).

For the Candle-Obsessed

If you're new to Bold Xchange, you might not know this yet, but you'll soon learn: we're big into candles here. We prefer ours made with soy wax, in irresistible scents, and from Black-owned candle brands of course. This holiday season we suggest a few different ways to shop for your candle collecting friends. 

Candle Gift Set

This one comes fully gift-wrapped, with a special gift note you can customize with a message for the recipient. We've curated three scent pairings that embody distinct vibes—one for everyone on your holiday candle shopping list.


Mini Candle Gift Set

Not looking for full-size candles. These minis are perfect. They still come gift-wrapped and we've paired them based on their striking statement labels. Either scent and statement pair would look great on your love one's desk, bookcase, or mantle.


Build Your Own Candle Set

This is our OG candle combo, which allows you to gift as many candles from our standard collection as you'd like—and you get a larger discount the more you spend. these don't come gift-wrapped, so they're perfect for gifting in person, as part of a larger gift, or if you like to do the wrapping on your own.


For Your Most Caffeinated Friend

Coffee is another bestseller around here, and it's been part of our bestselling gift bundles since day one. We've created a few holiday gift boxes with our most caffeinated products so your coffee-loving friends and family can get everything they need for a great cup.

Coffee Lover Gift Set

This one comes gift-wrapped and you can choose between standard and deluxe—essentially one bag of of our bestselling coffee or two. Plus, it comes with a Stay Bold mug and a personalized gift note with the message of your choice.


Rise & Shine Gift Set

Have a friend who loves coffee *and* tea? Look no further than our Rise & Shine Gift Set. Coffee, tea, and honey all come gift-wrapped with a Stay Bold mug to add to their cabinet collection. It's the best of both caffeinated worlds. 


For the Tea Lover

Tea Time Gift Set

We'll let you in on a little secret: the Bold Xchange team isn't exactly full of coffee aficionados. But we can appreciate a great cup of tea. Our Tea Time Gift Set comes with two of our favorite blends of tea from Cuples Teahouse, plus our bestselling infused honey from Ivyees. 


For Your Bearded Friend

Beard Care Gift Set

If you or someone you know has a beard, you know just how difficult it can be to grow and maintain one. The B For He line from Miami-based BeLoved Box is made with luxurious ingredients and have a subtle, masculine scent bearded friends will love. (Fun fact: Bold Xchange co-CEO Danielle has been known to dip into her cofounder Doug's scrub—it's that irresistible.)


For Someone You Want to Celebrate

Ultimate Cocktail Kit

Sometimes you just want to raise a glass to the people in your life. Whether it's a new house, an engagement, a promotion, or just because, treating your loved ones to a cocktail kit takes this a step further. Not only will they have great ingredients for a quality drink; you'll also be able to add a few items to their bar cart. 


For the #SelfCareSaturday Set

Self Care Box

Give the gift of rest and relaxation to your friends and loved ones who really need it—especially after the year we've all had. Our self care box comes with handmade soap and body butter that put the body in the mood to take a much-deserved breather. When you spring for the deluxe box, enhance the moment with aromatherapy candle from Connecticut-based NaturalAnnie Essentials.


For the Person Who Loves the Holidays

Hot Chocolate Gift Set

There's one in every family. They start playing holiday music and hanging decorations on November 1, and they nearly shed a tear taking them down well into January. It's the holiday lovers among us. And they love nothing more than a little nostalgia.

Enter our Hot Chocolate Gift Set, which pairs our signature mug with Teaspressa's Hot Cocoa Kit. The kit comes with 6 cubes of each classic cocoa and white hot chocolate, as well as peppermint topping for those who want a little extra wintry goodness in their cup. 


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