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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.

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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

I've purchased three of these scarves because they are downright stunning. One of my scarves is framed, the other is used for my hair, and the third is draped over my office chair for style. People consistently comment on this scarf and ask me where I got it which is always a great reaction.

Aline is a Nigerian American-owned and woman-owned clothing brand that provides quality, body-affirming clothes that are just as fashionable as they are timeless.

Shipping Info: Express shipping (2-3 business days) is $12.99 and standard shipping (3-7 business days) is $4.99.

Get it from Aline for $12.99+ (available in three sizes).

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
Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

Here's what a BuzzFeed Shopping editor thought: 

"I use The Lip Bar's matte liquid lipsticks often and the formula is truly incredible. It hardly budges at all throughout the day, the pigment is bomb, AND it doesn't dry out my lips at all — which is really difficult to find in a matte lipstick." —Kayla Boyd

The Lip Bar is a Black-owned, woman-owned business. All of their products are vegan and cruelty-free — and they do so much more than just lipstick — check out all of their face and eye makeup as well!

Shipping Info: 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. You can see Target's full shipping information here.

Get it from The Lip Bar for $13 (available in 18 shades) or Target for $12.99 (available in 12 shades).

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.


You can add a personal touch by hand-curating the gift box with other items from the site's marketplace (that can also be just bought individually). Here's what the brand said:

"Love is Love, which is why we wanted to provide an engagement gift box that is perfect for ANY couple! We canvassed the internet looking for samples of engagement boxes that were gender-neutral and didn't find many. So, we decided to create one ourselves! This box includes two pairs of 'The Perfect Pair' of socks, 'The Official Engagement candle,' and the 'The Love Bath'." —Bifties

Bifties is a Black-owned business founded in 2016 to make giving Black-owned gifts easier than ever.

Shipping Info: Priority Mail: 48-hour processing + 2-4 shipping = gift arrival in 4-6 business days. Express Shipping: 48-hour processing + 1-3 shipping = gift arrival in 2-4 business days. Check out a more detailed summary of their shipping policies here.

Get the gender-neutral engagement gift box from Bifties for $70 OR the Hip Hip Hooray! box for $40.

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

This item should only be washed by hand.

Estelle Colored Glass is a Black-owned, woman-owned luxury hand-blown glass company. Their products are designed to be "jewels for your table," as they feature vibrant colors. Estelle's exquisite glassware is made by experienced Polish artisans.

Shipping Info: Estelle Colored Glass offers a $10 flat rate ground shipping via UPS or USPS on orders going to any destination in the Continental US. Orders are shipped from our warehouse in South Carolina.

Get a set of six from Estelle Colored Glass for $190 (available in nine colors).

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!"
Buzzfeed / Elise Fuller

Each set includes 18 cards in a tin cardholder. Every card showcases amazing Black people your history teacher may have "forgotten" to tell you about.

This Brooklyn-based, small business is owned by Fatimah Barrie. She is a history teacher and organizer who is passionate about social justice.

Shipping Info: This is a made-to-order item. This means the item will ship 15-30 days after purchase.

Get it from Fatimah Barrie on BigCartel for $35.

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

54Kibo is a Ghanaian-founded business founded by Nana Quagraine. Currently based in New York, Quagraine was inspired to share the beauty of the African diaspora with her children and the world through 54Kibo. They make pillows, jewelry, home textiles, rugs, furniture, and more.

Shipping Info: Free U.S. shipping excluding Flat Rate Items. Orders will only be shipped to an address within the contiguous United States. All in-stock orders are processed and shipped within 2 to 3 business days. Orders cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.

Get it from 54Kibo for $50.

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.

Honor Roll Clothing

Honor Roll Clothing is a Black-owned lifestyle brand based in Atlanta. The brand aims to uplift those who are dedicated to "defying the odds" with its thoughtfully designed hoodies, sweatpants, t-shirts, socks, and more.

Shipping Info: Free shipping on all orders over $150. Items are shipped within 7 business days of placing an order. However, most orders will be shipped within 3 to 4 days. Please allow 5 business days for a package to arrive, once you receive a shipping confirmation. If you have not received a shipping confirmation email within 2 weeks of placing your order, please notify

Get it from Honor Roll Clothing for $32 (originally $40; available in sizes S-XL).

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
Hot N Saucy/ Aliza J. Jsokolow

Hot N Saucy is an NYC-based, woman-owned business daring to reimagine classic hot sauce. Their vegetable-based sauces are curated in small batches by Chef Sam Davis-Allonce.

Shipping Info: Order by 12/20 to receive before Christmas.

Get it from Hot N Saucy for $10 or in a gift set from Etsy for $35

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

Promising review: "These are among my all-time favorite leggings to wear primarily for yoga. They feel good against my skin, stay put and I always get compliments on them. Wish I’d gotten more colors!" —Patrice C.

Lukafit is a Black woman-owned activewear brand that celebrates every body type. They aim to empower women of color to live healthy lifestyles.

Shipping Info: Free shipping on all U.S. orders over $100.

Get it from Lukafit for $64 (available in women's sizes S—XXXL and in two colors).

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., Miles and Milan

Promising review: "These 'big smile' bodysuits are AWESOME. They fit beautifully, are super soft, and the adorable design is simple yet unique and chic. Adds much personality to the onesie." —Estelle

Miles and Milan is a Black-owned business that makes fashionable kids clothing that is "playful, effortless, and current."

Shipping Info: Orders over $50 ship free. Domestic orders will process and ship within 3 days upon receipt (excluding weekends, holidays, and special promotion periods). Your order will be shipped USPS.

Get a set of three from Miles and Milan for $38 (available in sizes 0-18M)

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
Be Rooted

A Virgo let me know, *personally*, that they liked this brand.

Be Rooted is a Black woman-owned small business founded by Jasmin Foster. Her goal is to make women of color explore their inner muse and celebrate yourself.

Shipping Info: 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. You can see Target's full shipping information here.

Get it from Be Rooted on Target for $12.99 or directly from the Be Rooted site for $16.

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
Karina Munoz @lovekarinamun / Paige's Candle Co.

This is a new candle and soap pairing by Lilasuds & Paige’s Candle Co. It smells like chocolate, coffee, honey, coconut, and ginger on a base of maple, vanilla, and sandalwood.

Paige's Candle Co is a Black-owned, NYC-based business that produces vegan candles that are also handmade. Their soy blend is phthalate-free fragrance and full of essential oils. A percentage of every sale supports free craft classes for New York City non-profit organizations. At the moment, sales are being donated to City Harvest, a non-profit that feeds food insecure people.

Shipping Info: Shipping is free within the contiguous United States. Tracking information may take up to 24 to 48 hours to update via our shipping carriers. All orders are processed and shipped within 3 to 5 business days. Once your order ships, you will receive tracking information via email. 

Get it from Paige's Candle Co. for $55 and check out more scents (ShopPay, Google Pay, PayPal available).

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.

OmiWoods / Etsy, BuzzFeed / Christine Forbes

My dad’s side of the family is Jamaican so I bought this necklace to feel closer to my roots. It’s a great statement piece on its own, but I often layer it with other necklaces. I really like the pendant because it subtly pays homage to a rich culture without seeming forced or corny. Not a day goes by where I regret purchasing it.

Promising review: "So worth the wait! Each item I've purchased from Omi Woods is high quality. They are elegant, delicate, refined, and have an Afrocentric aesthetic I haven't found anywhere else. These are no exceptions. I wear them often. Love. I continue to be a loyal customer." —Ibid 16

Omi Woods is an award-winning Black woman-owned jewelry brand that celebrates our connections to the African diaspora. All pieces are ethically handmade from materials obtained according to fair trade practices.

Shipping Info: All orders are individually handmade and ship in 3-4 weeks. The last day for Holiday Shipping is Dec 8th. Please note there may be unanticipated delays due to COVID.

Get the Jamaican coin necklace from Omi Woods on Etsy for $110+ (available in four finishes and four lengths ranging from 14–22 inches, or check out all of the coin necklaces).

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
All of Us

Each set includes eight hand-poured beeswax crayons.

Promising review: "My little niece was delighted with these crayons. She went around the room matching the colors to various family members. Her lesson learned was Love comes in many different colors." —S. R. Ishman

All of Us Crayons is a small, Black-owned business that aims to support the "many seeds" of inclusion that are necessary to realize a safer world. The founder, Sabine J., created All of Us after realizing her daughter didn't have the crayons to illustrate a family member.

Shipping Info: Most orders are processed and shipped within 3-5 business days and will arrive within 7-10 days after shipping with standard shipping service, depending on weight and destination. All of Us will e-mail you with a tracking number once your order ships.

Get it from All of Us Crayons for $23.

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

Here's what my BuzzFeed shopping colleague Kit thought: "If you haven’t taken the time to be swept up by the sci-fi horror that is Lovecraft Country, it’s time to get on it. It’s like The X-Files mixed with Indiana Jones drenched in Black history excellence. But, after any good show, you wanna find merch to rep your fave characters. This vinyl sticker of the main characters, Atticus and Leti, was a godsend and will definitely hold me over until the official merch drops." —Kit Stone

Promising review: "I love EACH AND EVERY one of these Lovecraft Country stickers. They are awesome. Thanks so much!" —S.Bailey

Salem 365 is an Afro-Latinx-owned, Brooklyn-based, small business run by Nandy del Castillo. 

Shipping Info: Shipping is free and gift wrapping is available.

Get it from Salem365 on Etsy for $3.99.

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.


Promising review: "I'm not a red lipstick girl, but every time I found myself asking what shade of lipsticks strangers were wearing on the street, they would always tell me it was this product. Finally, I had to try it for myself. I know we're past the trend because liquid lipsticks have their problems, but I still love them and have tried several brand's formulas. This is the best thus far. It is comfortable, long-lasting, easy to reapply, doesn't smear/ smudge, and is fairly transfer resistant. I am determined to get every color now and recommend this formula to everyone. Even if yo don't like liquid lipstick. I will warn you though, if you start with this one no other liquid lipstick will compare." —RenRach

Fenty Beauty was created by singer and entrepreneur Rihanna to help everyone feel beautiful and included. Fenty Beauty was launched in 2017 to critical acclaim due to its range of 40 foundation shades. Fenty Skin aims to make skincare uncomplicated, clean, vegan, and gluten-free.

Shipping Info: Use code FREESHIP to get free shipping on all orders. Expedited shipping is available for an additional cost. Members get free two-day shipping.

Get it from Sephora for $24.

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.


Promising review: "Perfect gift for a girl you love who loves to keep her hair just as fabulous as her personality. It protects against rain and humidity. The strap is super comfortable and adjustable. Plus, the shield keeps water out of your eyes if you’re on the run." —Averie A.

Hairbrella is a small, Black woman-owned brand that "empowers women to conquer the world without worrying about their hair."

Shipping Info: Ships in 2 business days via USPS. Free shipping on orders over $70.

Get it from Hairbrella for $39.99 (available in ten colors).

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.

Kay Johnson / Beauty Beez

Beauty Beez is a family-owned and Black-owned business based in California. Their North Hollywood store offers beauty products as well as hair and lash services. Online, they sell makeup, wigs, body care products, and more.

Shipping Info: Orders to the U.S. usually take 1-7 business days from the date that it is shipped out (not necessarily from the date that it is placed). It all depends on whether you ship via USPS or UPS and the final destination of the order.

Get it from Rastafri on Beauty Beez for $4.25 a pack (available in 18 color options).

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.

Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

I have been eyeing Heat Free Hair for 10 YEARS because they are pricey. Now that I've gotten my hands on some clip-ins, I regret waiting so long because they're totally worth it. For context, I have 4b–4c hair. I'm not used to being able to use hair fresh out the box. However, this blends perfectly with my natural hair. Mind you, I installed these in like 20 minutes with minimal stretching. All I did was lightly detangle the hair and put it in where my hair was less dense. It's soft and doesn't have that weird "new hair" smell or waxy residue. You can tell that these were created by and for Black women. If you're a naturalista looking for an extra full Afro or a ponytail, try these — you won't regret it.

Promising review: "This is my third purchase of For Kinks in two years. I wear For Kinks full time, and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made! The texture is perfect, and I realize now the importance of buying from Black woman-owned businesses. We understand how curly hair is supposed to look, act, and function. For Kinks maintains a curl pattern no matter how many times it’s washed, and I consistently get compliments! I’m very happy using Camille Rose’s Curl Love, or Fresh Curl, or As I Am products to moisturize. In this last purchase, the color was a bit more medium brown than I was used to getting. A demi-permanent dark brown dye/rinse solved that issue quickly with no change in texture or quality from the hair. I’m interested in trying out other textures eventually, but this texture is my first love. :) If you’re on the fence about getting For Kink clip-ins, get the 20-inch — you won’t regret it." —Alison H.

Heat Free Hair is a woman-owned small business that makes hair extensions and wigs for Afro-textured hair. They sell lace fronts, wefted hair, full lace wigs, and clip-ins in a variety of textures.

Shipping Info: All orders placed Monday-Friday before 11 AM EST will be processed and shipped the same business day. Orders placed after 11 AM EST, during the weekend, or on a holiday, will be processed and shipped the following business day. During sale periods, orders are processed and shipped on a 3-5 business day schedule.

Get it from Heat Free Hair for $189+ (available in three sizes and four textures).

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.

Mi Cocina

Promising review: "I am in love with these aprons. The cut is perfect, providing good coverage for getting busy in the kitchen or at an outdoor cookout, yet so stylish at the same time. I love the pockets too. All 3 denim colors feel and look amazing; so it is hard to decide! These aprons make a nice gift as well." —Gia

Mi Cocina is a Black-owned business that ethically sources and produces their goods in the USA. Part of every sale supports environmental preservation.

Shipping Info: Upon checking out you will be able to choose between Priority Next Day, Priority 1 Day, and Priority 2 Day shipping.

Get it from Mi Cocina for $99 (available in four washes).

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
Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

Promising review: "Love the piece! It looks beautiful on my gallery wall. Came well-packaged with no damage and the cardstock used is a good quality thickness. Great way to support a Black-owned business and Black artists, too. Definitely recommend!" —Marieme

Diarrablu is a small, Senegalese-owned business founded by Diarra Bousso. They create timeless prints and designs that pay homage to the African diaspora. Sustainability is central to the brand's mission and every piece is made with practicality in mind.

Shipping info: Please allow 3 to 9 business days for your order to be fulfilled.  Fulfillment time can be up to 10 business days. Once your order is shipped, you should receive it within 3 to 7 business days of its ship date. If you have not received your shipping confirmation in the timeframe, you can reach out to the brand at

Get it from Diarrablu for $36+ (available in five sizes).

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., NiLu

NiLu is a family-owned, Black, small business founded by Katrina Parris. She was inspired by her children, Nigel and Luke, to open a gift shop focusing on local artisans and showcasing a curated selection of great gifts.

Shipping Info: NiLu packs and hands over your package to a carrier within one business day. The carrier delivery time depends on the shipping option you select during check out. This could range from overnight to several days.

Get it from NiLu for $14.99.

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

Babes is a Black woman-owned, Los Angeles-based, small business founded by Ciera Rogers. Babes' pieces are specially made to celebrate and accentuate every body type.

Shipping Info: Most US orders ship within 2-3 days of purchase. Shipping times may vary due to the availability of merchandise. Orders are not shipped on Sundays or holidays. Domestic US orders usually are delivered in 3-5 business days. International Shipping options are available and deliver in 7-15 business days after shipment.

Get the three-pack from Babes for $40 (available in women's sizes S–3X and nine colors).

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
Coco and Breezy

Coco and Breezy Eyewear is a Black women-founded and family-owned business that's been making waves since 2009. Each pair of sunglasses is a piece of art. For example, Prince's signature "third-eye" sunglasses.

Shipping Info: Delivery usually takes 3-5 business days, max 7. If you haven't received your order after two weeks, contact Prescription orders have a 15-20 business-day processing period. Expedited shipping is not available for prescription orders and will be refunded to your original form of payment if selected when completing your transaction.

Get them from Coco and Breezy or Nordstrom for $325.

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

Promising review: "I always get compliments when I wear this polish. All 3 colors match my skin tone. So amazing, my mom decided I should buy her a set." —Taquesta A.

Mented is a Black woman-owned business whose nail lacquers are all fragrance free, 10 free, vegan, cruelty free, and proudly made in the USA.

Shipping Info: Due to COVID19, packages now take 7-11 days for standard shipping.

Get it from Mented Cosmetics for $15.

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.


AfroPick is a small, family-owned business that creates wood, plastic, and metal combs that pay homage to Black history and pop culture.

Shipping Info: Standard shipping (2-3 business days) is free on all U.S. orders.

Get it from AfroPick or Amazon for $14.99 (available in four patterns).

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
Anne Swain Jewelry / Etsy

This is a handmade item that's made to order. You can contact the seller with any personalization requests.

Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ring. Our mom will be so happy. Thank you so much for making this and being so flexible. You are too kind!" —Anne Swain Jewelry Customer

Anne Swain Jewelry is a small, Black-owned family business based in Macon, Georgia.

Shipping Info: Current processing times are 3-7 business days and standard shipping times are 4-7 days depending on USPS location and weather conditions.

Get it from Anne Swain Jewelry on Etsy for $36.17 (originally $48.23).

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
Philadelphia Printworks

Promising review: "I was super excited to get my James Baldwin tote and very happy to support this business. Since it’s arrived I’ve worn it as my everyday bag. It is durable, goes nicely with every fit." —Taylor

Philadelphia Printworks is a Black woman-owned small business co-founded by Maryam Pugh and Ruth Paloma Rivera-Perez. They feature a collection of pieces that encourage a culture of activism and inclusion.

Shipping Info: Free U.S. shipping on orders over $75. Orders placed Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) are fulfilled and shipped within 2-7 business days.

Get it from Philadelphia Printworks for $20.

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.

Nappy Head Club

The blanket is 60 x 50 inches, 100% woven cotton, and features an illustration by artist Octavia Mingerink.

Nappy Head Club is a Black-owned lifestyle brand that makes affirming products for melanin-rich folks.

Shipping info: Flat rate shipping is available at $4.99. Shipping takes 3-4 days after processing.

Get it from Nappy Head Club for $92.

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

the succulents in white and burgundy pots
The Nice Plant

The Nice Plant is an LA-based, Black-owned business founded by a plant-loving couple seeking to provide "self-care in a box."

Shipping info: Orders over $30 ship free, expedited options including next-day shipping available.

Get a set of two from The Nice Plant for $49.99 (available in three plant varieties).

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

The pot is 6 inches, includes a drainage hole, and comes with a 5-inch diameter saucer.

xN Studio is a Black-owned decor brand founded in Brooklyn, NY in 2011. They design according to aesthetic and utilitarian principles and Fair Trade collections are a cornerstone of their work.

Shipping Info: Pieces are usually made to order and will ship in 5-7 business days, or sooner if they become available. All items are shipped via USPS. Shipments that weigh less than 1 pound will ship vis USPS First Class, and all other packages will ship via USPS Priority. 

Get it from xN Studio for $50 (available in three colors).

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
Green Tea Collective

Green Tea Collective is a Black woman-owned and founded brand based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Each blend was formulated to support natural holistic healing and self-care.

Shipping Info: You can expect your item to be prepared and shipped within 1 to 3 business days of purchase.

Get it from the Green Tea Collective for $45.

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.

Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes, Taschen

Promising review: "For the past four years, I love to constantly explore the culture of Afro-Americans during the 20th century. Either listening to music or searching for documentaries on their lives and the impact their culture had on the global scene. This photo album now is a centerpiece in my collection, and surely a means of cultural self-education, amongst my Rick James LPs. Thank you Taschen for providing such amazing work by working with great artists, photographers etc." —Dafnomilis

Supporting Black-authors means you're also supporting Black businesses. Bookshop donates 10% of your purchase to local bookstores. If you had a specific local bookstore in mind (that's also on Bookshop), you can direct your donation to them.

Shipping Info: Shipping is free for orders of $100 or above. For orders under $100+, shipping is $10. Any exceptions are labeled accordingly. Available items will be charged and dispatched immediately. Backordered items will be charged and dispatched as soon as they become available. Due to an unexpected increase in demand for TASCHEN books we are currently experiencing dispatch delays of up to 6 to 8 business days on some TASCHEN orders.

Get it from Taschen for $70 or from Bookshop for $64.40 (originally $70).

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

Promising review: "This gorgeous book is filled with dozens of beautiful pictures, letters and stories of Black women about their hair and what it represents personally and in our society. My Beautiful Black Hair is not just affirmations of Black hair but it is social commentary as well. Black women discuss their experiences with their natural hair while living in a society where Eurocentric beauty is idealized and the effects it has had on their pysches. As a Black woman, I found this book to be profoundly uplifting and wholly relatable. Many of what these women have expressed is part of my own lived experience. The stunning images of Black women proudly wearing their natural styles and discussing their journey of self-acceptance is truly inspiring. Though this book is about Black women, I feel in many ways it represents all women who seek to love themselves and celebrate their natural beauty while rejecting the many false images and narratives of unattainable beauty." —Karen Dee

Supporting Black-authors means you're also supporting Black businesses. Bookshop donates 10% of your purchase to local bookstores. If you had a specific local bookstore in mind (that's also on Bookshop), you can direct your donation to them.

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $17.49 (also available for Kindle) or from Bookshop for $22.95 (originally $24.95).

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
Black Gold Lux Brand

My roommate and I splurged on this candle and a few others from Black Gold Lux Brand and they did not disappoint! They totally transform any space they're in, which makes a world of difference since we're home all the time. I can't wait to buy more.

Black Gold Luxury Brand is a Black woman-founded brand that was created to provide safe products to candle lovers. As such, they use 100% soy wax and the highest quality fragrance and essential oils to create dope products.

Shipping Info: Items are shipped in 2-4 days due to COVID. 

Get it from Black Gold Luxury Brand for $25 (available in two sizes).

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

The matches
228 Grant Street Candle Co.

Match tip colors may vary based on availability.

Grant Street Candle Co. is a small Black-owned business based in Baltimore that makes high-quality, affordable candles.

Shipping Info: Internet orders are currently shipping within 1-3 business days. Free shipping for orders $75+. $8 flat rate shipping for orders less than $75.

Get it from 228 Grant Street Candle Co. for $13.

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

The kit includes a TLC Comb-Out Treatment, Renewing Shampoo, Revival Deep Treatment, Renewing Conditioner, True Essence Oil Treatment. I splurged and got this kit and my hair is so glad that I did. I noticed much less breakage when taking my braids out thanks to the Comb Out Treatment. Plus it dilutes well, so you don't have to waste product. All of the products work together like PB&J. There's an instruction sheet to help you get the most out of these salon-quality gems at home.

Dream Girls is a Black woman-owned, family-run business based in California.

Shipping Info: Orders typically ship out within 1-2 business days from the date you placed the order. Shipping times vary. Please refer to your tracking number to see the estimated delivery date.

Get it from Dream Girls Hair for $125.

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
Beauty Strike

When you're done, recycle the bottle for 15% off of your next Beauty Strike purchase. My skin was about as tight as Kim K.'s Mugler dress when I decided to switch to this toner. It's non-irritating, and I love that the spray bottle doesn't require me to touch my face. 

Beauty Strike is a Brooklyn-based small business founded by Emani Mone Jeter, a third-generation beauty professional and licensed esthetician. She creates natural cleansers, toners, treatments, moisturizers, and more that are recyclable. Beauty Strike also manages a community fridge (you can donate to it remotely), offers monthly yoga, the occasional book club, and even skincare classes!

Shipping Info: All orders are processed within 10 business day to 14 business days due to COVID. Business days are Monday-Friday. Processing starts when you receive your confirmation email after purchase.

Get it from Beauty Strike for $14+ (available in two sizes).

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
Grace Eleyae

Promising review: "Silky wonderfulness. Yeah... I wore it every day my first week of having it. Like, during the day too! If you have big curls, I suggest the larger size. If you are 4C like me, with extra shrinkage, then the regular fit is good. I can't believe I spent so much for a beanie, but I really do Love it!" —Dr.PinkUnicorn

Grace Eleyae is a small, woman-founded brand that believes you shouldn't compromise hair health for style. She was inspired to create her satin-lined cap after her hair broke off following a bumpy eight-hour car ride. Now, she sells hats, turbans, silk pillowcases, scrunchies and other hair-friendly headwear.

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors) or from Sephora for $20 (available in four colors).

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
Blk and Bold

Blk & Bold Coffee was founded by childhood friends Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson. They pledge 5% of their profits to initiatives that support workforce development, sustain youth programming, and eliminate youth homelessness.

Shipping Info: Free shipping for orders over $35. Orders are usually processed in 3-5 business days.

Subscribe at Blk & Bold or get an individual pack for $7.49 at Target.

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

AAKS is a Ghana-based shop that makes colorful handcrafted bags from locally sourced materials.

Shipping Info: AAKS offers free global shipping on all products. Estimated shipping time is 3-6 days for all shipments around the world using DHL secured shipment services. There is a 4 day shipping window for AAKS handcrafted bags because they are always made to order.

Get it from AAKS on Madewell for $170 or directly from the AAKS site for $165.10 (£120; free worldwide shipping).

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
Chen Burkett

Chen Burkett New York is a Black woman-owned and founded lifestyle brand.

Shipping Info: All items are handmade in New York. Since most inventory is made to order, it usually ships within five business days via USPS.

Get it from Chen Burkett New York for $229 (available in women's sizes S—XL).

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 👀.


Promising review: "Beautiful work. And spectacular craftsmanship. Thank you so much!" —eslivken1

OmiWoods is an award-winning Black woman-owned jewelry brand that celebrates our connections to the African diaspora. All pieces are ethically handmade from materials obtained according to fair trade practices.

Shipping Info: All orders are individually handmade and ship in 3-4 weeks. The last day for Holiday Shipping is Dec 8th. Please note there may be unanticipated delays due to COVID.

Get it from OmiWoods on Etsy for $206+ (available in four metals).

44. A custom hair bundle box set that's a total gamechanger. If they like sitting under the dryer, imagine lying in bed with the heat cap gently massaging their scalp. It's heaven on earth.,

The box includes a heat cap, satin bonnet, satin-lined shower cap, soft hood dryer attachment, and pre-folded Charmeuse Stretch Satin Scarf.

My roommate and I got the conditioning caps and they have become a staple in our self-care routines. We look forward to using it every week. There's nothing like snuggling up after a long day with this on your head. I also love the pre-folded scarf because I definitely don't know how to do it correctly myself 😭.

Glow by Daye is a Black-woman owned company.

Shipping Info: Free US domestic shipping on all orders $50+. Purchases will be shipped via USPS. You can expect your purchase to arrive within 7-10 business days from the date your order is shipped. Please allow up to 1-2 business days to process and pack your order.

Get it from Glow by Daye for $99+.

45. And a large-face watch because watches are still great accessories. Crafted from surgery-grade stainless steel according to minimalist design principles, this watch will definitely make a statement.

The watch in silver on a wrist
Talley & Twine

Promising review: "This is a beautiful timepiece! The unique design and functionality is perfect for those that want to stand part. I run a real estate business and have decided to gift all of my clients with a giftcard to T&T. It's a perfect gift that represents progressiveness and success. Thank you for creating this brand." —Kimani L.

Talley and Twine was created to stand out. They make unique, statement watches that aren't ridiculously expensive.

Shipping Info: Domestic orders ship via UPS and USPS. International orders ship via USPS International Expedited Service. All in-stock orders ship after 2-3 business days of processing time. Usually, items ship faster. Domestic orders then have 3-7 business days of transit time before delivery. International orders have 5-14 business days of transit time before delivery.

Get it from Talley & Twine for $235.

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