Best Holiday Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses
Best Holiday Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses
November 1, 2020

Best Holiday Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses

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

It may be the season of shopping, but it’s also the season of giving. 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.

A Huggable Favorite

We love this delightful twist on a classic friend. This take on the Raggedy Ann doll features brown skin, black hair and the same sweet smile kids have loved for over a hundred years. There are additional outfits you can buy to build her wardrobe, and you can even have a name embroidered on her dress.

Leather Luxury

A leather wallet is always a classy gift, and we love the simplicity of this minimalist wallet. Just big enough to fit the most essential cards and cash, it saves room in your pocket, bag or wherever you keep it. Even better, it’s lovingly handmade by expert leatherworker Kingsley Thompson in the UK. (He makes lots of other beautiful leather goods too, from belts and bow ties to cufflinks and bookmarks.)

Up, Up & Away!

What kid doesn’t dream of being a superhero? With this cape and mask set, dreams really do come true. Available in either a caped crusader print or a splashin’ mermaid print, this gift isn’t just fun—it also makes getting little ones to wear their face masks super easy.

Spa Day, Every Day

Every day can be a spa day with this gift basket from Aromaology. Jam-packed with all things relaxation—including massage oil, soy candle, Himalayan salt scrub, shea body butter and a scented sachet—the only difficult thing about it is choosing just one of the 10 scent options. As their name implies, the folks at Aromaology are experts in good-smelling things, so you’re sure to find gifts in their shop for everyone on your holiday list.

Friendly Faces

Smiling faces abound in this cheerful matching game. Featuring 48 cards with 24 multicultural children, your kiddo can practice their matching skills and learn about diversity all in one game!

Baby's First Bracelet

Fine jewelry makes one of the most classic holiday gifts, and this bracelet is no exception. Engraved with your child’s name (complete with hearts or stars over any “i”s), it can be worn and cherished for many holidays to come. It’s available in yellow, white or rose gold or sterling silver and in sizes for newborns up through teens and beyond.

Just for Mom

Designed with busy, hardworking moms in mind, these self-care boxes promote ultimate relaxation and reinvigoration. Choose from quick and easy notepads that help build healthy self-care habits, energizing morning routine tools or indulgent bath time beauty products.

Bow-tiful

Whether your babe is rockin’ a bald head (love it!), lots of natural coils (beautiful!) or any hairstyle in between, they’ll have the most stylish noggin around with a headband from Bella Rain Boutique. From galaxy-themed top knots to avocado bows, there’s plenty of whimsical options for every baby.

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 and hydrating body gloss 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.

Beautifully Designed

Special clothing makes a great gift for baby’s first holiday, and you don’t have to look any further than these traditional African children’s clothes by Oonaloo. Handmade by the designer in their London studio, these beautiful shirts, dresses and rompers will look extra special on your little one. (And they’ll be extra comfy, too, since they’re made with 100% cotton.)

Get Your Grow On

Got a gardener on your list? The weather may be getting cold across most of the country, but that doesn’t mean that plants have to fall victim to the frost. The plant geniuses at EcoVibe offer this indoor growhouse solution, using a grow light to help plants thrive without sunlight. It’s compact enough for a kitchen counter, desk or wide window sill yet can fit a variety of kitchen herbs, succulents or other smaller plants at once.

Best Beard on the Block

Just like any hair, beards need care, too. And beard care has never been easier than with this set from natural beauty experts Breedlove Beauty Co. With all-natural ingredients as simple as coconut oil, golden jojoba oil, hemp seed oil and tea tree oil, the beard(s) on your gift list can stay clean and moisturized (not to mention great smelling) all year long.

Best Foot Forward

Kids may outgrow their shoes in the blink of an eye, but a special pair can still make an extra special holiday gift. These handmade leather oxfords from Sun and Lace are charming and sweet, and they make a great addition to your little one’s keepsake box once they’ve gotten too small. If you’ve got a mobile kiddo on your hands, you can have firm soles added to help support their feet from the wobbly first steps through running around the playground.

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