Black Owned Businesses have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic. They receive less support and funding than their counterparts and that funding usually comes with more scrutiny and higher rates.

One way to help BIPOC owners and entrepreneurs is by making a conscious effort of shopping Black-Owned this Holiday season. And with the diversity of talent, creativity and entrepreneurship on this list, it has never been easier to do so. From designer handbags to quality skincare, award-winning whiskey and gorgeous art and stationery for your home, there is a gift from Black-Owned businesses for everyone on your list this year.

 Keep scrolling through my curated list and you’ll be sure to find something that’s perfect for you and everyone you love:


Skin + Soul Starter Set

Keys Soulcare

Alicia Keys newly-launched skincare brand. If you can trust anyone with skincare expertise, it’s Alicia Keys who popularized the “no-makeup” look in 2016.


Stir It Up Turntable

House of Marley

Designed with natural bamboo and recycled materials, this turntable will bring a warm charm to any space this Holdiay season.


The 4C Necklace Stack

Omi Woods

Inspired by hair, texture, sculpture and art, this pair of chokers is perfect for special occasions or just an everyday wear when you want to feel your best. Made with fair trade African gold, you can feel good about your jewelry choices.


Gift Card

De Essentia

Founded in 2020 by sisters Randi & Taylor Leath, De Essentia is a concept store aiming to bring premiere and emerging black designers to your fingertips.


Uncle Nearest 1856

Uncle Nearest

Made by the first African-American master distiller on record in the United States, Nearest Green. This whiskey recently won Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and is favorably reviewed by whiskey aficionados.


Kaya Solid Ceramic Cups

Justina Blakeney

Handcrafted by artisans, these cups come in beautiful colors that are versatile enough to drink out of or use as holders for pens, flowers or make-up brushes.


Shea Butter Trio


With shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil & vitamin E, this new brand out of NYC, aims to bring the healing power of shea butter to the masses.


Holiday Lipstick Trio


3 top-selling semi-matte lipsticks from a brand that was born out of a question – “Why is it so hard to find the perfect nude lipstick?”. Lipstick Shades include Nude La La, Dope Taupe, & Mented #5.


Rise & GRND – Medium Roast Blend


Sweet and creamy roast, perfect for kicking off mornings when you are ready to make things happen. This coffee is 100% certified fair trade and BLK & BOLD pledges 5% of their profits to youth programming  & eradicating youth homelessness.


Build Your Set – 3 piece


Getting 3 pieces of gorgeous jewelry from this Black Female-owned jewelry brand out of Chicago for this price feels like a steal of the century. So go ahead and get a set of rings, hoops and a bracelet for your bestie…and yourself!


Goddess Durga Bangles

Knature The Label

These bangles have been my go-to in recent months. Stacked together, they add a flair to almost any outfit and I wear them religiously.


Sunday Sweater

Patrick Cupid

Go ahead and cuddle up in this oversized 100% cashmere turtleneck sweater from one of my favorite emerging designers from NYC.


Gaulin Geometric Hairclip

Lapo Hair

I had to include my own brand on this list. I started making hair clips 2 years ago as a natural extension of my own vision and style. With 35 timeless and elegant styles to chose from, there is something for everyone on your gift list.


Cloud Sock

Brother Vellies

You won’t just feel like you are walking on clouds in these socks, you’ll also look the part. Made by a brand with a cult following, these socks come in 17 colors and are a perfect introduction to the world of extravagant designs and statement shoes from the mind of Aurora James.


Black-Owned Beauty Set

Sephora Favorites

A good introduction to the world of Black-owned makeup, skincare & hair products, curated by Sephora.


Bowen Bag

Brandon Blackwood

This shearling bag in dark brown with gold hardware is a perfect piece to add to anyone’s wardrobe this winter. Made by a Brooklyn born designer, his designs have attracted fans the likes of Cardi B, Saweetie, Zoe Kravits & Solange Knowles.


INSPIRE Sunglasses

Coco and Breezy

Founded by twins, Corianna and Brianna, their sunglasses have been worn by the likes of Beyonce and Prince. When they are not creating iconic eyewear, the sisters DJ and create visual art. Talk about multitudes of talent!


Productivity Planner


This planner is made with entrepreneurs and creators in mind. With monthly, weekly and daily planning, as well as peaceful morning routines, it aims to eliminate “hustle culture” that so often leads to burnout and mental health struggles for aspiring go-getters.


Varigated Rib Top

Victor Glemaud

Victor Glemaud is a king of vibrant knitwear. His elegant designs are playful, funky and full of life. Veteran of the fashion industry, he recently launched a line with Target that is sure to make him a bigger household name.


Slim Travel Notebook Sets

be rooted

Celebrate your inner muse with these portable travel journals that go anywhere with you. Featuring gorgeous cover designs by Melissa Koby, a Jamaican born, Tampa based illustrator.


Dallu in Cartagena | Art Print


Gallery quality art prints from  Diarra Bousso, a serial entrepreneur who started her clothing brand in 2013. This piece captures the daydream of an afternoon nap in the historic downtown of Cartagena, Colombia and will turn any wall into an art installation.


Open Wave Hoops

Selina King

Handmade to order in NYC. Inspired by Selena’s island upbringing and waves off the beaches of Hilton Head, South Carolina.


Red Sole Hevea Chelsea Boots

Baxter Wood

Made with tree-derived instead of petroleum-derived rubber, these boots are better for the planet and the striking red soles will stand out on a rainy day.


Colored Wine Stemless Glasses (Set Of 6)

Estelle Colored Glass

Inspired by her grandmother’s colored Sunday dinner glassware, these glasses are hand-blown by artisans in Poland and come in 6 striking colors.


Black Magic ‘Coming 2 America’ Royal Heir-itage Color Palette

UOMA Beauty

An eyeshadow palette in beautiful radiant colors  named for 10 magnificent queens of ancient Africa like “Ashanti”, “Mali”, and “Sokoto”.


Abisola Whiskey

Abisola Whiskey

This is not your grandfather’s whiskey. A blend of 1-year-old bourbon and 6-months-old malt is smooth and perfect for celebrating everyday small victories. And I also want that label art framed on my wall!


Wales Bonner Anorak

adidas Originals by Wales Bonner

Designs of Jamaican-British designer Wales Bonner merge her Afro-Carribean roots with European sensibility. Her latest AW21 collaboration with Adidas is a perfect example of this philosophy.


Sweet Orange + Moroccan Spice Apothecary Jar

228 Grant Street Candle Co.

With burn time over 120 hours, these candles, hand-poured in Baltimore County, come in scents like Ginger + Lime, Tonka + Oud, Amber + Sandalwood, and Coconut + Bergamot.


Mesh Body Exfoliator

Luv Scrub

My favorite loofah for the shower – great for removing dead skin and gentle enough for daily use.


Tea Gift Box

Brooklyn Tea

A curated box of 4 loose leaf teas and an infuser, perfect for tea lovers and coffee drinkers alike looking to switch things up. Stop by their charming Tea Room in Bed-Stuy when visiting New York.


Tori Sweater


I am loving this turtleneck with a daring cutout for the Holidays from this Maryland-based designer[p who is challenging the traditional fashion industry one innovative design at a time.


Discovery Set


Started by former Miss Congo, Natacha Paugam, Ustawi embraces African traditional recipes and natural ingredients to create skincare that is as luxurious as it is vegan, ethical and cruelty free.


Satin-Lined Beanie With Removable Pompom

Kink & Coil

These beanies are stretchy to accommodate your friend’s big beautiful hair, have a removable pompom for easy washing and are lined with satin to protect hair from moisture and friction. That’s a win-win in my book.


Easy Glow Kit

The Lip Bar

Started by Melissa Butler in her NYC apartment in 2012, The Lip Bar has since become a household name. Their products are vegan, cruelty-free and all-inclusive.

Are you planning to get gifts from Black-Owned Businesses this season? Let me know your favorite items in the comments!

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