Things we love: the Holiday season, celebrating and supporting fellow Black Owned Businesses, and getting all the Christmas shopping done with as little stress as possible! This year, we’ve put together the ultimate gift guide featuring products from Black-Owned businesses, with something for everyone on your list. Whether your shopping for kids, parents, or a versatile white elephant gift – rest assured, we’ve got you covered. Check out our Black Owned Businesses Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List!
Business: 54 Thrones
Our Favorite: African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin
Why We Love It: Featured in “Oprah’s Favorite Things” and Voted Byrdie Beauty Eco Beauty Awards Best Hand Cream – you really can’t go wrong with this set. These beauty butters are not like a lotion, instead they are made of very rich African Butters and botanical oils that leave skin with a healthy glow. The kit includes 5 scents that are reminiscent of the Africa like:
Nigerian Lemongrass + South African Palmarosa
Kenyan Hibiscus + Moroccan Rose
Moroccan Blue Tansy + Egyptian Blue Chamomile
Egyptian Lavendar + Moroccan Mint
Ugandan Vanilla + Ethiopian Honey
Fun fact, 54 Thrones also landed a deal on Shark Tank!
Our Favorite: Asorock African Rose Gold / Black Ambassador
Why We Love It: This versitale yet classic timepiece is the perfect gift for dad. Not only are Asorock watches high quality at an affordable price, but a portion of all sales is donated to BooksforAfrica, an organization that is specialized in supplying and delivering books of all kinds to villages in Africa. Dad is sure to love the look, and can feel good wearing it knowing that purchasing it contributed to a good cause.
Business: Just Like Me Book Box
Our Favorite: Just Like Me Monthly Subscription Box
Why We Love It: Exposing children of color to literature, characters, authors, and stories that are reflective of them is one of the most important things we can do as parents. (The truth is EVERYBODY should read Black children’s literature.)And of course, we can all appreciate a gift that keeps on giving, especially when it comes to our quickly growing kids. Based on your child’s age, The Just Like Me Monthly Subscription Box will send 2-3 age-appropriate books every month, along with a quarterly fun gift to encourage positive child development. Subscribing is easy. Choose from ages 0-12 as well as how frequently you would like boxes to arrive, and enjoy!
Price: $30/month (can purchase multiple months worth of subscription boxes)
For the Foodie
Business: Sweet Dames
Our Favorite: Bite Sized Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroon Bundle
Why We Love It: Thoughtful and delicious is a combination you just can’t beat, and these macaroons from Sweet Dames are just that. With a mission to spark joy through food, Sweet Dames has created some of the tastieset treats you can find! We love their Bite Sized Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons, but really, you can’t go wrong with any of their treats (which any foodie will certainly love)
For the Eclectic Creative
Business: Blk Mkt Vintage
Our Favorite: Choose Your Favorite
Why We Love It: We can’t choose just one, because this shop is so incredibly unique in what they offer! And because we couldn’t have said it better ourselves, here’s what Blk Mkt Vintage is all about,
“BLK MKT Vintage is a curated love story. Our motivation to build a collection that mirrors multifarious Black cultural expression is rooted in our love for Black people, Black culture and our own lived experiences. We approach our work as cultural historians and encourage you to join us in bringing history & antiquity into your everyday lives.
Our work includes curating a robust brick and mortar & e-commerce shop, interior styling, prop rental/set design, exhibition loans and other special curatorial-based projects that center the relationship between Black people, material culture, memory and the contemporary. In other words, Sankofa.”
Price: $5 - $500
For the Fashionista
Clothing can be a great gift, but it can be tricky to know just what someone wants (or what size to get!) Believe us when we tell you, as women, a gift card to a business she’s sure to love is an amazing and super thoughtful gift! For the stylish mom, consider a gift card from one of our favorite Black Owned Women’s Apparel Brands so she can treat herself:
Bright and Joyful: Elisamama | Shop Here
Elevated Basics: Re Ona | Shop Here
High End “Vintage”: Wales Bonner | Shop Here
Eco Friendly Everyday: Taylor Jay | Shop Here
White Elephant Ideas
Business: BLK & Bold
Our Favorite: Smooth Operator Blend
Why We Love It: To start, you can order this delicious bag of coffee beans from Amazon, making it the perfect last-minute white Elephant Gift to pair with the mug of your choice. In addition to being certified Fair Trade, BLK & Bold pledges 5% of profits to youth programming, workforce development and eliminating youth homelessness — giving any morning coffee ritual an extra sense of purpose. Best of all, it’s delicious.
We hope this list gives you some ideas for everyone on your list. Each business we've included is not only black owned, but is ethical and creates top quality products. All of these gifts are sure to please, but if you have any other black owned businesses that have the perfect gifts, feel free to mention them in the comments! As always, thanks for reading, and happy holidays to you!