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45 Amazing Gifts From Black-Owned Businesses For Everyone In The Family

A lovely scarf, jewel-toned glassware, and other Black-made things they'll adore.

What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A gorgeous silky scarf because it's one of the most versatile accessories. Not only can they wear it as a headpiece, it also makes a cute top or tapestry — they can really get creative.

The scarf of a hedge

2. A tube of Lip Bar liquid matte lipstick that's so pigmented, they'll be blown away. Plus, this brand's shades are so good, they look good on everyone — including Michelle Obama.

kayla in a pinkish purple matte lipstick

3. Curated gift boxes for taking the stress out of shopping for literally anyone in your family — included newly engaged couples (gender-neutral couple boxes, ftw!) or folks you love who deserve some extra congrats for their victories.

4. A set of six champagne glasses to introduce something creative and unexpected to their kitchen. If you've never been blown away by glassware, it's because you've never tried Estelle.

A picture of Estelle's glassware

5. A set of dope Black playing cards ♣️♥️♦️♠️ to get everyone off their phone and *hopefully* learning how to play Spades. People forget how to act when the deck comes out.

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

6. A shea butter gift set that includes lavender, grapefruit, unscented, *and* dermatological options. Giving this to a big softie with jagged skin could make a world of difference. And gifting a few tins of shea butter could be wonderful if you didn't make it to their housewarming.

The gift set

7. A collegiate t-shirt that anyone who loves preppy style will totally salivate over. It's simple, but features raised lettering for an extra pop.


8. An all-natural Garlic N Peperoncini sauce because it's the perfect stocking stuffer for a foodie or chef. This is for Beyoncé and anyone else who is dedicated to keeping hot sauce in their bag.

bottle of hot suace

9. A pair of squat-proof leggings that *actually* live up to their name. No gapping, no sliding, and definitely no tearing while they're on the move.

A person wearing the tights

10. A fashionable onesie set any new parent will appreciate but can't bring themselves to buy (kids ain't cheap). They're too shy to ask, but they'll love this.

11. A notebook for practical people in your life who love structure. With Be Rooted's beautiful stationery, they can write all the lists in the world while being effortlessly cool.

A model posing with the book

12. A limited-edition cozy gift set that's a homebody's dream come true. Dive into a sea of chocolate and sandalwood scents with By The Fire scented candle and soap.

tall jar candle with a black and white cartoon of a woman talking on a phone with "Friendship Quarantine Love" on the candle

13. A coin necklace so they can keep their mother country close. OmiWoods offers coins dedicated to Nigeria, Guyana, Kenya, Jamaica, Morocco, Trinidad, and other Black countries across the diaspora.

14. A box of flesh-toned crayons simply because it's bananas that these didn't exist before 🤪. Details like shade-inclusive crayons empower your little one to really dream in color.

The crayons

15. A Lovecraft Country sticker for the tasteful people in your life who know good TV when they see it.

sticker of illustrated characters Letitia and Atticus from Lovecraft Country

16. A Fenty Beauty lip and liner kit in an incredible red shade that'll pop at the fam functions and wherever else the resident lipstick lover goes. I love this lipstick formula and I've heard nothing but great things about Fenty's eyeliner, too.

17. A satin-lined Hairbrella to save their very expensive hair from the elements. It's designed with moisture-wicking fabric, an adjustable band for voluminous hair, and a UV visor.

18. A few packs of Freed'm silky braiding hair because nothing really says "Love you fam!" like saving them a trip to the beauty supply store *and* paying for their hair. It's pre-stretched too, so you can braid it straight out of the package.

19. Or! A pack of kinky clip-ins ready to be dyed or straightened to blend seamlessly with Type 4 hair. And it doesn't have that weird residue or smell fresh out of the package.

20. A durable denim apron for the person who blossomed into a quarantine chef. Show your support by gifting them an apron that'll age gracefully over time.

21. A gorgeous print so their entryway or hallways will overflow with color. They come framed and unframed so you can give a great gift without spending too much cash.

A BuzzFeeder's painting

22. A useful 2022 calendar because as Smash Mouth said, "the years start coming and they don't stop coming." Help them get a fresh dose of African American art every month.

23. A set of tied cotton tees so practical, you'll see your loved one wearing it all the time. The shirts come in a range of neutral shades so you can tweak the order to your friend's preferences.

The shirts

24. A pair of sunglasses for anyone who avoids public eye contact like there's no tomorrow. To add a personal touch, order a pair with their prescription lenses through the site.

A model wearing the glasses

25. A set of shade-inclusive nail polishes you could give anyone in your family (yeah, even that bougie cousin you low-key only love with the love of the Lordt) and it will look great on them.

The nail polishes

26. A geometric Afropick featuring an eye-catching geometric pattern that'll fancify their beauty routine. I can't think of a more useful gift for someone with natural hair.

27. A pair of sterling silver earrings made of howlite, which is said to relieve stress, for your friend whose been going through it all year and wants to feel fabulous.

The earrings

28. A reusable tote bag they can take to the store, library, airport, whatever. What's cooler than a bag that pays homage to the legendary Black queer writer, James Baldwin? I'll wait.

the tote with a james baldwin illustration in it

29. A cozy throw blanket since nobody can have too many of them. Plus, it has an affirming message the beautiful Black folks in your fam could appreciate.

30. A pair of succulents that'll arrive in perfect gifting condition — pots and all.

the succulents in white and burgundy pots

31. Or, get them a statement planter totally unlike any others on the market right now. Each one is made to order so you can count on giving them something original.

The pots

32. A set of antioxidant-packed green teas that they can soak or steep. It's the perfect gift for anyone who needs some TLC.

The gift set box includes bath tea, Purple Haze, and When Life Gives You Lemons

33. A copy of Soul. R&B. Funk. Photographs by Bruce W. Talamon that'll do the heavy lifting when it comes to improving their living room experience. Overflowing with brilliant photos of the most iconic musicians we've seen in the past century, it makes for a great conversation starter.

34. Or a copy of My Beautiful Black Hair by St. Clair Detrick-Jules to add some more Black Girl Magic to their life.

The cover of the book

35. An invigorating soy candle for the one in the fam who could use some extra inspiration during these trying times. Lemongrass and vanilla notes will softly awaken their senses while refreshing the room.

The Invigorate Candle surrounded by a bowl of lemons

36. And a set of long matches so they can keep the vibe going.

The matches

37. A salon-inspired hair kit I've been using for about a year (it's that good). Everything in this box is a banger but my friends and I rave about the TLC Comb-Out Treatment. Shoot, the before and after pictures speak for themselves 😲.

Shoulder length hair before using the healthy hair starter kit // Bra strap length hair after using the kit for 10 months

38. A gentle toner to rebalance and hydrate all skin types, no matter how much they've compromised their moisture barrier. Even if you don't know squat about skincare, know that they'll adore these products.

A person holding the bottle of toner

39. A satin-lined Grace Eleyae Silky Beanie makes a great gift for anyone who A.) wants to be warm and B.) cares about their hair. I got this for my roommate last year and she loved it so much she bought more.

Two people wearing the beanies

40. A Blk & Bold Coffee subscription for the no-nonsense one in your fam who doesn't play about getting their cup of coffee in the am. You'll be treating them to coffee shop quality beverages at home and spend less in the process (as low as $0.58/cup of coffee & $0.28/cup of tea).

A person opening a packet of coffee

41. An adorable mini ruffle bag to spice up an outfit that feels a little too ~safe~. Everyone needs a crossbody bag to hold essentials like keys, hand sanitizer, or a phone.

Model wearing the light tan woven bag with navy stripes and ruffles down the side

42. An effortlessly gorgeous linen dress they can wear from the office to the beach. This style looks good on anyone, don't second guess yourself.

A model wearing the dress

43. A pair of handmade pearl hoop earrings that are so elegant and unique, they'll be wondering where you found them. I wish someone would buy me a pair of these 👀.