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    28 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Couples Who Are Buying Black This Year

    A personalized song plaque, a felt flower bouquet, cocktail-inspired soaps, and more amazing gifts from Black-owned brands.

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    1. A Bernie Sanders-themed hot chocolate box perfect if your S.O. hasn't stopped sharing inauguration memes with you. The heart-shaped box is not only filled with two hot cocoa sticks, but you also get marshmallows with the infamous meme on them *and* a pair of THE (marshmallow) mittens. It's a ~sweet~ gift that will make them laugh (and then enjoy).

    Red heart-shaped box with hot cocoa sticks on a stick, marshmallows with pictures of Bernie Sanders on them, marshmallows that look like mittens, and a card that says "My heart BERNS for you!"
    Candy With A Twist / Etsy

    The box is filled with two milk chocolate hot cocoa sticks and various Bernie Sanders-themed marshmallows, including a set of the inauguration mittens. This Black woman-owned business out of Middlesex, New Jersey makes all sorts of treats (marshmallows, graham crackers, and more) printed with images and designs, plus hot chocolate and s'mores making kits.

    Get it from Candy With A Twist on Etsy for $27.50 (available in a red or black box).

    2. A beautiful ribbed stretch head wrap that's a practical yet beautiful gift they can wear in so many different ways to show off just how stylish they truly are.

    model wearing the ribbed knit head wrap in light pink
    Wrap Life

    This Black woman-owned business creates comfortable and high-quality head wraps, bandies, and turbanettes in a variety of colors. The color of this specific head wrap is inspired by Pantone's 110 skin tone guide to celebrate natural beauty. The head wraps are made for all levels, and the site even has a TON of tutorials to help style the head wrap in multiple ways.

    Get it from Wrap Life or from Amazon for $26 (available in eight colors).

    3. An African printed fabric basket made with reversible fabric (one side is white and the other is printed) so it can be folded over and changed whenever they want to switch up their design.

    The fabric basket with a plant in it in black with white printed design all over it and the top part folded down to show the other wite side
    Niftee Nest / Etsy

    The basket, made by a Black woman-owned business, can be used as either a planter or a basket. The foldable edge lets you adjust the height and switch up the style. Niftee Nest specializes in handmade African printed home decor items and gifts created out of unique fabric from Takoma Park, Maryland.

    Get it from Niftee Nest on Etsy for $39.99.

    4. A collection of beard-care products so your S.O. doesn't get into a ~hairy~ situation with their facial hair. This set will moisturize, condition, and promote a soft and thick beard.

    Scotch Porter Brand

    This set from this Black-owned business includes a moisturizing beard wash, restorative leave-in beard conditioner, hydrating and nourishing beard conditioner, conditioning beard balm, and soothing beard serum.

    Promising review: "I've been using your products for about to years and love them, I recently upgraded to the superior beard kit and love that I did. My beard has been healthier and you can instantly feel the difference." —Luis O.

    Get the set from Scotch Porter Brand for $72.99 (originally $85).

    5. An absolutely breathtaking mixed colored stemware set to make every at-home date night feel like you're dining at a 5-star restaurant (no matter what you're eating for dinner).

    Six wine glasses; one in blue, purple, orange, green, yellow, and pink
    Estelle Colored Glass

    I've personally been eyeing these beautiful glasses from Estelle Colored Glass, a Black woman-owned business, for a while now. I love how unique and fun the glasses are. This mixed-color set comes with one lavender, amethyst, green, pink, yellow, and blue glass. The glasses are hand-blown by artisans in Poland and are hand-wash only.

    Get the set of six from Estelle Colored Glass for $175.

    6. A Black Lives Matter wall hanging they can display proudly in their home as a not-so-subtle reminder. Bonus: if they're on a lot of video calls, reviewers say this looks *chef's kiss* great as a backdrop.

    white wall hanging with the words "Black lives matter" written in black
    Stylish Sista / Etsy

    Not only does this Black-owned business from Brooklyn, New York create cool wall banners, but they also have the coolest sticker sheets (that one of my colleagues owns and loves so much), prints, apparel, nail stickers, and more.

    Promising review: "I love this! The banners are beautiful. We have our Black Lives Matter banner near our full-length mirror so that we see this beautiful banner every time we look in the mirror. I also have the Beyonce lyrics banner up in our shared remote learning/workspace to inspire both me and my daughter. It's pretty and inspirational. It arrived quickly and was beautifully packaged." — ladane78

    Get it from Stylish Sista on Etsy for $19.99 (available in cream and black).

    7. A bi-fold wallet made to be business on the outside and party on the inside. As soon as your partner opens it up to pull out a card, there will be a *Boom* explosion of color and fun.

    the wallet open showing the different colored card pockets inside and another wallet next to it facing the other way, showing the brown outside
    Mifland

    The wallet has six card slots (three on each side) that are all different colors and a large compartment for bills. Mifland Leather Goods is a Black-owned business creating mixed accessory goods from colored heavyweight leather.

    Get it from Mifland for $110.

    8. A song plaque you can personalize with your favorite song as a couple, plus a photo and even a QR code that'll open the song on their phone so they can listen to it whenever they need a little extra love. *Cue the Aweees*

    The clear plaque printed to look like the display of a phone screen while playing a song on a streaming service
    Staats Customs / Etsy

    After you select the style and stand option you want, you can add the personalization, which includes the song name, artist name, track time stamp, and date stamp. If you want to add a custom cover art, you can send that via Etsy chat after you place the order. It's handmade by a Black-owned, Toronto-based small business. They have a guaranteed Valentine's delivery if you order by February 5th.

    Promising review: "I am so so so happy with my custom Spotify plaque! It looks amazing and has a clean, modern vibe to it. Jordan and the Staats team answered any questions right away, were so considerate during the whole process, and really made sure that the design was specific to how I wanted it. Highly recommend it, and I will def be coming back!!" —Dianah

    Get it from Staats Customs on Etsy for $40.46+ (available in two sizes, in Spotify or Apple Music formats, and with four stand options).

    9. A pair of needle-and-thread earrings they'll be ~sew~ in love with, they may wear them all the time. Plus, they can be threaded through one or more piercings, meaning they can create their own customized look. How cool is that?

    small gold chain thread earrings threaded through two piercings in an ear
    By Chari

    This Black woman-owned business has many fans, including Michelle Obama who wore their Vote necklace during the DNC this past summer. The pieces are handmade in Los Angeles. These earrings are 7 inches long and can be threaded in multiple ways.

    Promising review: "I have had these for a while now, and they still look brand new. They have not tarnished. I was worried that it was just a chain, and it would feel weird in my ears, but it’s actually really comfortable. Sometimes I forget I have them on. I like that they are simple but still can look dressy to wear to dinner." —Mila

    Get the pair from By Chari for $50.

    10. A Valentine's Day gift set filled with a rose-scented candle, body butter, and massage oil, which means you can have a nice romantic spa day at home just the two of you.

    The rose scent candle, rose hair and body butter, and spray massage oil
    Aromaology / Etsy

    The set is handmade by a Black woman-owned small business out of Beverly Hills, California. All the products in the set are rose-flavored, and the set arrives in a gift box wrapped with a red ribbon and includes a card. You can add what you want the card to say in the Notes section during checkout. Just be sure to place your order by Feb. 5, to ensure it arrives before Valentine's Day.

    Get it from Aromaology on Etsy for $70.

    11. A big hair catchall dish perfect for giving your love a place to store important things to them (jewelry, watches, keys, etc) while also being a beautiful addition to their home decor.

    The tray that looks like the profile of a face with big hair in pink with gold frame
    Mercia Moore Artisan Studio

    This tray is handmade by this Black woman-owned business. Mercia Moore Artisan Studio creates home decor and jewelry out of epoxy resin and acrylics inspired by African American diaspora.

    Get it from Mercia Moore Artisan Studio for $35.

    12. A printed necktie made from multi-colored African fabric that will bring a new level of style and fun to their look.

    model wearing the skinny tie in grey with yellow and orange flowers on it
    Gabe Jade Accessories

    This tie is handmade by this Black woman-owned small business out of Dallas, Texas. The shop also makes hair accessories, bowties, and even "dogdanas" so everyone can have a unique piece.

    Get it from Gabe Jade Accessories on Etsy for $25+ (available in six styles).

    13. An illustrated card with a sweet message because representation matters and sometimes the best Valentine's gift is just simply telling your love how much they mean to you.

    a white card with illustration of two hands together and the words "You hold my heart forever"
    My Filibo

    This small Toronto-based Black woman-owned shop also creates apparel, bags, accessories, pins, buttons, and more to help people celebrate their heritage.

    Promising review: "Love love love! The card is so beautiful I can’t wait to give it to my husband! Fast shipping, thank you!" —sejoseph27

    Get it from My Filibo on Etsy for $5.67.

    14. A macrame wall hanging to add some ~love~ to the wall and let your S.O. know that you've always seen a ~rainbow hanging over their head~.

    macrame in the shape of a rainbow with a wood piece in the middle and the ends in fringe hanging down
    Shop Candice Luter / Etsy

    This piece is handmade by the small Black woman-owned business from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's approximately 2 feet wide by 3 ft tall and comes with a hanging bracket to make it easy to install.

    Promising review: "I love this piece! Candice was very communicative and her shop was great. The only difficult part was deciding which piece to buy!" —ollallie

    Get it from Shop Candice Luter on Etsy for $235+ (available natural or custom dyed and four wood accent bar options).

    15. A box filled with farm-fresh flowers that also doubles as a fun activity, because your partner gets to use their creativity to build their own arrangement of beautiful blooms.

    A bouquet of fresh flowers in white and pink in a black vase
    Postal Petals

    Postal Petals works directly with farmers to handpick fresh stems that are shipped out within 36 hours of harvest. This Black woman-owned small business ships to all 48 states (and parts of Alaska, but sadly not Hawaii right now). The Beanie Box is the smallest size, but you get six to eight bundles of flowers in the box. With this, you can make either one large or two medium arrangements. You can select your theme of flowers from a selection of six or just have it be a surprise. Plus, check out to see what's in bloom right now and the featured flowers in the box currently.

    Promising review: "I had never received flowers by mail, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I received my Beanie Box on time, and I could not believe how many flowers I received for the price that I paid. I was able to make several full arrangements. The flowers were beautiful and smelled AMAZING. I’ll definitely order again!" —Tennille Wright

    Get the Beanie Box from Postal Petals for $89 (available in seven styles).

    16. Or a pre-made felt flower bouquet because every ~da(is)y~ is better with them in it, and this bouquet will be a reminder of that for 365 days a year.

    hand holding a bouquet of all different types and colors of flowers made out of felt
    SustAinable Home Goods

    SustainAble Home Goods is a Black woman-owned business that sells fair trade and ethically sourced goods from artisans around the world. These flowers are made by female artisans in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Get it from SustAinable Home Goods for $45+ (available in 3, 5, 7, and 9 stem bouquets).

    17. A set of marble glass coasters bound to show them ~clearly~ how much your love means. These coasters are beautiful on their own, but just wait until the light hits them. It will look like what your heart feels like when you see each other.

    The four marble white coasters
    Made By Rheal / Etsy

    This Black queer-owned business has been creating coasters, wall art, jewelry, and more from Oakland, California since 2014. These coasters and are handmade and each one has a unique design due to the process to make it.

    Promising review: "These coasters are beautiful and quality pieces. I love it when the light hits it at different angles." —Sophie Walker

    Get the set of four from Made by Rheal on Etsy for $60.

    18. A blue lace agate ring for the ~gem~ who completes your life and makes it whole.

    blue stone on a silver ring and another with two rings stacked on top of each other
    Anne Swain Jewelry

    These rings are handmade by the Black woman-owned small business out of Macon, Georgia. Blue Lace Agate is said to be the stone of communication. Each ring will be a little different based on the stone used.

    Promising review: "This is a gorgeous ring! I have no regrets about this purchase and will be buying more!" —Alexandra Simmons

    Get it from Anne Swain Jewelry on Etsy for $43.65+ (available in ring sizes 4-14 and in gold and silver).

    19. A set of cocktail-inspired soaps your love will be ~intoxicated~ with because they look cool, smell even better, *and* are practical to use.

    The four soap bars in different colors, two have cardboard packaging on them with labels of Limoncello and Elderflower Mimosa
    Uncommon Goods

    The soaps are handmade by Danielle Martin, who runs a Black woman-owned "soap distillery" in Chicago, Illinois. The soaps are made with olive oil and glycerin, so they're mild on all skin types but also leave the skin feeling moisturized. You can select either a set of Lavender Bitters and Elderflower Mimosa soaps or Mint Mojito and Limoncello ones.

    Promising review: "I bought this soap earlier this year direct from her site, it smells amazing. I tried the absinthe and negroni varieties back then, excited to try these. They don't leave residue on the skin." —DANA

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $16 (available in two styles) or as singular bars from Soap Distillery for $8+ (available in single, three-, and six-pack and in 13 scents).

    20. A set of personalized cufflinks made with leather to add a nice detail to their outfit and also ~link~ the two of you together, even when you're apart.

    circular cuff links made of leather with the letters M and S on them
    Kingsley Leather / Etsy

    Not only does this UK-based Black-owned small business make these cool personalized cufflinks, but they also specialize in leather wallets, belts, and other accessories. Before you checkout, be sure to add what letter you want to be stamped in each cufflink (only one letter on each one).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! They are gorgeous, well-made, arrived on schedule, and I even changed my original order and Kingsley responded right away and updated my order with no issues. I couldn’t be happier!" —Catherine Wright

    Get them from Kingsley Leather on Etsy for $71.65.

    21. A candle gift set filled with four beautiful candles reviews say smell amazing. You better believe that this gift is going to ~blow~ your SO away.

    a pink, green, orange, and purple candle with the names "caked up, matcha business, cuffing season, and left on red
    Forvr Mood

    The set, from this Black woman-owned small business, includes four candles:

    -Cuffing Season — which has notes of fresh ozone, salty lemon, mineral citrus, iris, violet, jasmine, douglas fir, rain forest moss, and white cedar

    -Left on Read — which has notes of tropical fruit, coconut, coconut milk, and caramel

    -Caked Up — which has notes of roasted pistachio, almond cream, pineapple, honey, jasmine, coconut, vanilla bean, and musk

    -Matcha Business — which has notes of hazelnut coffee, almost milk, honey, coffee, lavender, and vanilla

    Promising review: "I’m usually pretty particular about candle scents and quality but these did not disappoint. Even the scents I wasn’t sure I’d like, I loved. Every scent is amazing, the candles burn slowly, and the packaging is BEAUTIFUL. 10/10 recommend." —Gisell L.

    Get the set from Forvr Mood for $125 (originally $152).

    22. A pair of printed swim trunks covered in a geometric seashell print, perfect for the person who makes you ~happy as a clam~.

    model wearing the mid-thigh length swim trunks with gold seashell print
    Prince & Bond

    These swim trunks have adjustable waist tabs, two front pockets, a back zipper pocket, and a mesh lining. They're treated for chlorine, saltwater, and UV rays and created by this Black-owned business to be worn on and off the beach.

    Get it from Prince & Bond for $175 (available in men's sizes 28-38).

    23. A beautiful art print so you can both shout from the rooftops that "LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE". And don't let anyone forget that.

    illustrations of two people hugging with rainbow coloring all over them
    NoelleRx Art / Etsy

    BTW — NoelleRX Art is a Black woman-owned business creating art that celebrates love, family, and black beauty.

    Promising review: "I love this so much! The colors are bright and the quality is high. Brings me joy and can't wait to frame it." —Meghan

    Get it from NoelleRx Art on Etsy for $30+ (available in five sizes).

    24. Heart-shaped macrame coaster because you two are ~tied~ together in ~love~ , and there's just something so special in that.

    two heart-shaped macrame coasters with fringe around the outsides
    Taye Decor

    The coasters are sold individually by this Black-owned home decor business.

    Get it from Taye Decor for $16.

    25. A cozy fleece-lined hoodie made with a satin lining inside the hood to be gentle and protect their hair while also making them feel stylish as hell.

    KINApparel / Via instagram.com, KINApparel / Via instagram.com

    BTW — KIN Apparel is a Black woman-owned business!

    Promising review: "First off, this is a think hoodie. The inside feels like a blanket, and it’s so warm. I’ve been natural all my life, and I’m so happy about the hood because I fall asleep in hoodies often so at least my hair will be protected!" —Analise G.

    Get them from KIN Apparel's latest fall collection for $79.99 (available in 19 styles and unisex sizes S-4XL) OR the thinner hoodies for $54.99 (available in eight styles and unisex sizes S-4XL).

    26. A rose hydrating oil infused with Rosehip seed oil, vitamin E oil, and tamanu oil to give you one great skincare product that will leave your partner's skin moisturized and just like they left a 5-star spa.

    The small bottle of oil with dried flowers inside
    Agrestal

    To use, apply three to four drops to clean skin and massage the oil until it's absorbed. This Black woman-owned business makes all handcrafted skincare to help people fall in love with their natural selves.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this stuff!!! I have such dry skin, and I have tried all kinds of things. I use it morning and night, and I can tell such a huge difference in my skin. It's so much softer and more hydrated throughout the day. I definitely recommend." —Jaimee A.

    Get it from Agrestal for $45.

    27. A printed apron for the chef who stole a ~piece~ of your heart and returns it in the form of delicious food. If only your younger self knew that you'd get this lucky.

    The graphic print apron in orange, purple, and yellow with purple front pocket and beige neck ties
    Bespoke Binny / Etsy

    This London-based Black woman-owned business creates lamp shapes, pillows, aprons, and more from African print fabric. This apron is lined with cotton twill for an extra layer of sturdiness and has a matching front pocket to hold utensils or even a phone.

    Promising review: "I love this apron. I wore it, and my neighbor thought it was a dress. It is so pretty." —Tiana Baker

    Get it from Bespoke Binny on Etsy for $38.68 (available in two sizes).

    28. And a set of Black love greeting cards you can give out to all the different loves of your life from your girlfriends, family, kids, and of course your one true love. This is the season of letting everyone in your life know just how much they mean to you.

    A set of 10 cards all valentine's themed for different people including friends, brothers, kids, and more
    Copper And Brass Paper / Etsy

    Copper & Brass is a Black woman-owned small business that has been creating paper goods and gifts focusing on promoting positive representation from Warner Robins, Georgia since 2016. This handmade set includes 10 cards (all pictured above) that are blank inside with a coordinating envelope.

    Get it from Copper And Brass Paper on Etsy for $30.

    Want more products from Black-owned businesses? Check out Cool Products from Black-Owned Businesses, Black Womxn-Owned Etsy Shops, and our ongoing Minority-Owned Business Gift Guide 2021, which features loads of products by Black entrepreneurs that we think you'll love.

    Also, check out and enjoy all of BuzzFeed's Black History Month 2021 coverage!

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