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31 Gifts To Buy For Yourself During BHM

An array of gifts from Black-owned businesses and creators that are super litty.

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1. Culture Tags for people who consider themselves pros when it comes to hashtags. Every good shindig needs a party game, and this one is sure to liven things up for virtual or in-person gatherings.

the game

2. A crushin' clutch because every time this song is played at the function, we all rush to the dance floor. And of course Lil' Kim's verse is my fave, "You can slide on my ice like the Escapade, and itchy-gitchy-yaya with the marmalade..."

the clutch with a white background and lil kim that reads imma throw shade if I can't get paid

3. A floral long sleeve top or melanin crewneck pullover designed by artist Shae Anthony with beautiful earth tones that'll compliment all brown skin girls.

4. A Dub Nation hoodie because Steph Curry is quickly becoming the 3-point G.O.A.T. If you're a fan of the Warriors, this is a great addition to your growing collection of blue and gold gear.

5. Or, a Kobe Bryant poster print with proceeds that go to benefit the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation.

the art print hanging in the wall

6. A Black TV moms T-shirt to represent all the on-air mamas that helped raised us.

someone wearing the t shirt with 20 different Black moms from tv shows

7. A church fan enamel pin — say it with me church, "God is good... all the time... and all the time... God is good." Hallelujerrrrr 🙌🏾

the church fan that reads God is good dot dot dot

8. Or, a Black history multi-pin pack from Coloring Pins collaboration with Target.

the four pins that read black wall street preserve black literature the revolution will be live and black history

9. A science-inspired eyeshadow palette with vibrant colors that'll make those eyes pop. The PEACHtri Dish palette is filled with colors that'll compliment skin with and without melanin.

10. A clarifying face wash reviewers say gave them instant results after one use. It's packed with essential oils and formulated to maintain your skin's natural pH balance. A little butta never hurt nobody.

11. A visual book by Spike Lee featuring a celebration of his life and career including stills from your favorite ~Spike Lee Joints~ as well as never before seen images and behind-the-scenes tidbits, a must-have for cinephiles.

12. A graphic jacket designed by Ron Bass that features all-over artwork for a truly unique — anything but basic — wardrobe staple.

13. An elegant leather agenda with room for credit cards, documents, and binder rings for swapping agenda pages in and out throughout the year because we 'bout our bidness baby.

14. A blingy hair clip because you are magic and sometimes you need to remind yourself and others, too.

Model with eight clips above a low ponytail: two plain gold, two plain silver, two silver and beaded, two with crystals that spell out "Magic"

15. An intimate card game ideal if you're looking to gain additional insight into your loved one. The deck contains 52 cards — 15 blue (easy), 17 green, 12 yellow, and eight red (most intimate). Plus, they're pocket-sized so you can carry them with you for deep conversation wherever you go.

16. A body sunscreen that reviewers say is an essential for those with melanated skin. Say goodbye to having skin that looks ashy white when all you're trying to do is block out a little sun.

Buzzfeed writer holding a bottle of the sunscreen

17. Reuseable hot or cold rice packs to ease your aches and pains on the days when you could use a little more TLC. #NoCreep.

two hands holding the pack which has a blue floral case and is shaped like a rectangle

18. A full-coverage T-shirt bun head wrap with a soft jersey shell and a premium satin lining that'll be a go-to during the winter months when you want to maintain your hair's moisture while protecting it from the elements (especially when wash day is a few days away).

19. A geometric Afropick featuring a vibrant pattern to add a little extra fancy to your beauty routine, especially if you love rocking your natural hair.

20. A few packs of Freed'm silky braiding hair because there are few things better than a fresh set of singles and with the pandemic in full swing, there's no better time than the present to get your braiding hair sent straight to your door. And it's pre-stretched so you can braid it up fresh out the pack.

21. A coin necklace so you can keep a piece of your mother country close to your heart. You can find other coins dedicated to Nigeria, Guyana, Kenya, Jamaica, Morocco, Trinidad, and other Black countries across the diaspora.

22. A set of dope Black playing cards ♣️♥️♦️♠️ sure to get people off of their phones for a rousing game of Spades. (Pssst, I don't know how to play Spades either, but here's to learning 🥂).

A reviewer's Black cards with the caption, "Look what came in the mail!"

23. A notebook, a place to jot down your manifestations, plot your master plans, or just doodle during virtual meetings.

A model posing with the book

24. A luxurious candle for the bougie-on-a-budget people that like to unwind after a long day with a lit candle, cozy blanket, and a good book.

25. A Black History tote bag featuring Civil Rights-inspired button designs with faces and words from iconic Black figures including Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, Huey P. Newton, and more.

Tote in black

26. A set of vintage rings that'll make you feel like you should've gotten an invitation to the Met Gala.

someone wearing the crystal rings with silver loops on multiple fingers

27. A pair of fishnet tights for a severely underrated accessory that can go under shorts, skirts, or even pants for a little peekaboo razzle dazzle that'll elevate the entire look. You better werk!

someone wearing the fishnets in black with a pair of shorts

28. A graphic tee that doubles as a public service announcement to people who may not know what's tea.

a model wearing the t shirt that reads stay out of black womens business

29. A Hippolyta enamel pin because we were all devastated to find out that Lovecraft Country was canceled. But, we can still adorn our fave jean jacket with a piece of the show as we set out for our next adventure.

the enamel pin of a character from the show

30. A Maxine Shaw Attorney at Law T-shirt, because when we say "Ride the Maverick," we mean it.

a model wearing the shirt in gray

31. An Aunt Viv mug featuring the original Aunt Viv and the later edition. So, regardless of who your favorite is, this mug will be a hit.

Make sure you head here for more of our Black History Month coverage!

an illustration for black history month