What do you get the single lady for Christmas? That can often lead to a conundrum as you try to narrow down the perfect gift for a woman who may often paint the town with her high heel pumps, with no cares in the world. She's not bogged down with the trepidations of marriage and kids, nor does she necessarily need a man for her own personal happiness.
The single woman is a different breed. She has a specific taste and requires careful thought when picking out the right thing for her and her needs. But no worries, because as always we at Centric are always two steps ahead. For your convenience here are our top five picks for the perfect gift guide for single ladies. Check it out.
Little Black Dress
Every woman needs a little black dress (LBD)--especially when she’s single. Not only is it classic chic but you can dress it up or dress it down however you please. You can wear it with nice accessories, with a stylish pair of heels or with flats. Whether you’re single by choice or by chance, you can certainly turn heads with the right LBD. We recommend this embellished skater dress made by Topshop. The dresses’ Inky black beads embellishes the sleeveless bodice and swingy skirt of a skater dress crafted from smooth, bonded cloth.
Price: $160 Where: www.nordstrom.com.
Nothing makes a woman’s presence more known than when she’s rocking a pair of sexy red pumps. Another classic fashionable piece every single woman needs in her wardrobe, the red pump is essential for giving any outfit that extra pop (especially when you wear it with a little black dress). If you want to go edgy, try grabbing a pair of Frnzy Caged Platform Sandals from Keyshia Cole’s Steve Madden line.
Price: $80-159. Where: www.macys.com.
A true single lady is a consummate socialite at heart. She goes from event to event both near and far, which doesn’t quite make it conducive for lugging a giant purse around. That’s where a nice sleek clutch comes in handy. But don’t get your single lady loved one any ole clutch. Go bold with the Pegg patent leather clutch from Marc Jacobs. The playful leather clutch boasts a plethora of interior pockets and an optional shoulder chain for hands-free flirting.
Price: $348 Where: www.nordstrom.com.
When you’re single, someone to satisfy your bedroom needs may not be so readily available. But when in drought never doubt the reliance of sex toys. Go naughty with massagers like the dildo or bullet; the options are limitless. Centric recommends products by Bedroom Kandi from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss. One of the line’s more popular pieces is the Kandi Kisses, the lipstick vibrator. The discrete model will fool people into thinking its lipstick, which is perfect for disguising it in your purse.
Price: $59. Where: www.bedroomkandi.com.
Every single lady has to look her best at all times--you never know who you’ll run into. Staying “beat to capacity,” as Tamar Braxton would say, is essential. This is why having the best makeup is so necessary. For women of color, we recommend Queen Latifah’s Queen Collection by Cover Girl. As many Black woman can attest, finding the perfect shade can be a complete nightmare. But with the Queen Collection, you'll have makeup that beautifully matches your beautiful brown skin.
Price: Varied. Where: www.covergirl.com.
Don't forget to tune in to a brand new season of "Single Ladies" in March 2015 only on Centric, the first network designed for Black women.
(Photos from Left: Topshop, Steve Madden)