Each December, we expect our true loves to deliver four calling birds on the fourth day of Christmas. It's thought, however, that the original lyrics stated that four colly birds would actually be the delivery. Colly (or collie) comes from the old word for coal, so put that all together, and you have four blackbirds. Giving something with a blackbird on it might not be as romantic as the thought of some sort of singing, feathered creature, but thankfully, there are plenty of cute blackbird beauty finds to inspire. See what I mean below:
- Hair ye, hair ye: After drying your hair with Conair's Blackbird Turbo Lite Hair Dryer ($30), dress it up with this fabric bobby pin set ($5), or go vintage-inspired with these plastic blackbird bobby pins ($5).
- Beak-o-friendly: For your environmentally-conscious loved ones, a blackbird pocket mirror ($6) made of recycled goods would be a thoughtful gift, and this 100 percent cotton blackbird bag ($13) would be perfect for storing makeup or to carry while out and about shopping.