Best Holiday Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses
Best Holiday Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses
October 1, 2021

Best Holiday Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses

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Best Holiday Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses.
Best Holiday Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses

If you’re hunting for holiday gifts and trying to support Black-owned businesses, then great news: we’ve been keeping a running list of our favorite Black-owned businesses where you can find beautiful and unique gifts for the whole family (and, let’s be honest, for yourself too).

Everything from personalized jewelry and handmade kids’ clothing to tools for your favorite indoor botanist—these are our favorite gifts that help support Black-owned businesses.

Nice Shave

We know, a shaving kit might seem like an unusual holiday gift, but not when it comes from Oui the People. Known for their supremely stylish razors—like this one in rose gold—and totally empowering message (you won’t see terms like “flawless” or “age-defying” on their products), they really are top-of-the-line in the world of shaving. We also love their bath soak for feel-good skin care. Note: Their products tend to sell out fast, but they also come back in stock fairly quickly. If something is sold out, they can let you know when it’s back in.

Inclusive Reads

We love subscription boxes for holiday gifts, and this book box is one of our favorites. With age-based boxes for newborn to 12 years old, you can give the gift of reading to any child on your list. But the thing that makes the Just Like Me! box so special? Diversity. The books in these boxes are curated for their inclusivity of all types of children and families to promote self-love and self-discovery.

For the Adventurous Cook

Essiespice sauces mix traditional West African flavors with a contemporary twist, and this collection includes all four of the company’s bestsellers: Coco-for-Garlic, Mekko Dry Rub, Mango Chli Medley, and the TamarindOH! The flavors are surprising and addicting and great for making a simple meal way more exciting.

On-the-Go Notes

This set of three lined notebooks features three different designs in the same slim format. Perfect for those who are always taking notes (or forgetting things!) while out and about.

Body Care is Self-Care

If you know someone who could use a nudge to slow down and take some me-time, this set is the gift for them. The Goddess set includes three essential oil rollerballs all with a murala oil base and unique scents. The Idan oil is an intense moisturizing oil made using a traditional African process of enfleurage. All the products come packaged in a cool cork bag, making it easy to keep all of your self-care essentials in one place.

For the New Mom

CODDLE’s postpartum kit aims to address the mental, emotional and physical aspects of postpartum. This set includes an herbal sitz bath, postpartum massage oil, organic mother’s milk tea (also great to warm the body and lift moods for those who aren’t nursing), nipple balm (can be used on lips and other dry areas), and perineal balm, which also works to ease incision pain for those who’ve had C-sections. All of CODDLE’s products are vegan, gluten free and made from organic ingredients and are multipurpose and multiuse.

A Huggable Friend

We love this twist on a classic kid-favorite. This take on a unicorn—with beautiful brown fur and an afro mane—is sure to be an instant hit and beloved addition to any kid’s plush collection.

Winter Skin Saver

This formula is made with a high concentration of premium shea butter—90% to be exact—making it an ideal way to soothe rough, itchy skin, eczema and other skin inflammation (including stretch marks). Even better, Eu’Genia Shea is dedicated to fair wages for women workers in Ghana and donate a part of their proceeds back to the Ghanian community.

Matching Hair Wear

These headbands, knot wraps, and hair clips are the best—made by hand in a myriad of gorgeous colors and fabrics. There’s sure to be a match for every personality on your list.

Daily Wear Jewelry

Handmade in Los Angeles by founder Chari and her team of women artisans, these fine jewelry initial rings are a way to personalize your gift while still staying on budget. The best part? It goes with everything, so it never has to be taken off.

DIY Spa Day

No need to leave the house to feel like a million bucks—54 Thrones’ Hibiscus Polish Bar helps to gently purify by breaking down dead skin and increasing cell turnover, promoting even, healthy, polished skin. Follow with the Kenyan Hibiscus + Moroccan Rose Beauty Butter for ultra smooth, hydrated skin.

For the Host with the Most

These gorgeous and fun coasters combine a neutral style with a bit of flair. Even more fun? Each purchase includes a complimentary email consultation with an interior stylist for perfectly personalized styling advice.

Updated Take on a Classic

Kids LOVE Go Fish!—there’s no denying it. This card set elevates the classic card game with a sports theme and incredibly illustrations. The original artwork showcases individuals of varying ethnicities and races—as do all of Little Likes Kids products.

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