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29 Gifts From Small Businesses To Splurge On This Year

Let's be real, you were gonna spend the money anyway 🤪. So, do it at small businesses.

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1. An exquisite gravity-defying decanter set that'll turn their liquor into art 👨🏾‍🎨 and do more than just look pretty. The shape is optimized for aeration resulting in a better-tasting drink. It comes in a gift box to guarantee a seamless gift-giving experience.

The decanter and two glasses
Dragon Glassware

Dragon Glassware is a designer glassware company based in Northern California. They make products for coffee, beer, tea, whiskey, and more.

Get it from Dragon Glassware or Amazon for $69.99.

2. A satin-lined Hairbrella so they can protect their precious tresses from the elements. It's designed with moisture-wicking fabric, an adjustable band for voluminous hair, and a UV visor.


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

Get it from Hairbrella for $39.99 or on Amazon for $36 (available in seven colors).

3. A collared dress that's made from a breathable, Africa-inspired print that's ridiculously comfortable and cute.

Model wearing the red, blue, and green printed mini dress
Chen Burkett New York

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

Get it from Chen Burkett New York for $174 (available in sizes S—XL).

4. A teacup and saucer set so they can sip the tears of the people who prayed for their downfall.

A teacup and saucer with the caption, "tears of my enemies"
Vulgar Tea Cups

These are not dishwasher or microwave safe!

Vulgar Tea Cups is a woman-owned business based in Dallas, Texas. For the past three years, 10% of each sale has been donated to a different local charity every month. Their motto is "Fine China, Filthy Mouth."

Get it from Vulgar Tea Cups for $22.

5. A healthy hair starter kit that just might change their lives. 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.

Get it from Dream Girls Hair for $125.

6. 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.

Get it from OmiWoods on Etsy for $206.00+ (available in four metals).

7. A curved cat wall bed because their fur babies aren't used to them being home all the time and frankly, they need someplace to escape.

A cat laying on the "S" shaped shelf
Cosy and Dosy

Promising review: "Absolutely perfect. The quality of craft in this shelf is fantastic. I had been looking around for a while to find something both functional and stylish. This meets both those needs. I have plans to purchase some more from this store as I was so impressed. Sebastian enjoys watching me work from his bed now." —Caroline Smith

Cosy and Dozy is a Poland-based brand that creates luxury products to satisfy animals' natural instincts. Each item is unique and handmade in Europe.

Get it from Cosy and Dosy on Etsy for $206+ (available in 11 colors).

8. 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.

Get it from the Green Tea Collective for $45.

9. A bundle of kids' books because inspiring children to read and learn about Black and brown women is so important. Play some Celia Cruz and Selena music after reading these, and the kids will love it!

The three books
Mil Mundos

This set includes "The Life Of — La Vida de Selena" by Patty Rodriguez, "My Name is Celia / Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz / La Vida de Celia Cruz," by Monica Brown, and Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business," by Rebel Girls.

Mil Mundos is a POC-owned bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. They empower their community by making learning more accessible.

Get it from Mil Mundos Books for $38.93.

10. A bonfire scented soy candle to bring back warm memories filled with camaraderie, love, and s'mores! They're sourced from North American farmers and the wicks are 100% cotton.

The 12 oz, double wick candle
Charmed Aroma

Charmed Aroma is based in Ontario, Canada.

Get it from Charmed Aroma for $15.99 (originally $26.99).

11. 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.

Get it from Glow by Daye for $99+.

12. A pair of U-Lace shoelaces for the sneakerhead in your life who's tired of almost crushing their fingers while putting on shoes they'd rather not untie.


U-Lace is a Black founded brand that was inspired by a pair of sneakers spotted in Harajuku, Tokyo. They created the original no-tie sneaker lace.

Get them from U-Lace for $5.99 (each pack contains six laces, enough for a single sneaker, so you buy at least two packs; available in 63 colors) or get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 12 colors).

13. A stretchy short-sleeved jumpsuit so your friend can play dress-up at home. They'll love its customizable fit, courtesy of a zipper closure and adjustable waist belt.

A model wearing the green jumpsuit
Lilly's Closet

Lilly's Kloset is a Black woman-owned lifestyle brand that inspires women to be bold and confident. They sell shoes, apparel, and statement accessories.

Get it from Lilly's Kloset for $88 (available in sizes 1X—3X and two colors)

14. A regal silk headwrap so the naturalistas in your life can rock gorgeous jewel-toned hues. We swear by this 100% silk wrap because it protects from split ends and thinning.

A model wearing the silk headwrap
Cee Cee's Closet

Cee Cee's Closet is a Black woman-founded brand that manufactures fashion-forward clothing, waistbands, and earrings. Materials are ethically sourced from Nigeria.

Get it from Cee Cee's Closet for $60.

15. An invigorating soy candle for anyone who needs some 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.

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

16. A pair of cream sunglasses for the person who knows being fly is a full time job. To add a personal touch, order a pair with their prescription lenses through the site.

The sunglasses
Coco and Breezy

Coco and Breezy Eyewear is a Black women-founded 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.

Get it from Coco and Breezy for $285.

17. A serum and moisturizer duo that's a match made in heaven for people with sensitive skin. They're cruelty free and made with natural, high-quality ingredients 🤩.

The moisturizer pump and serum dropper

I use these to rehab my skin after exfoliating because the serum and moisturizer never make my skin burn.

Promising review: "Love this duo! The first thing you will notice is how soft your skin begins to feel after use then you will see an improved look. They pair together perfectly and an affordable price point that makes sense." —Jennifer

Skinergy Beauty is a Latinx-owned business.

Get it from Skinergy Beauty for $71.99.

18. A sustainably sourced denim jacket for the person who marches to the beat of their own drum. This unique piece comes with dope yellow, red, and white accents *and* a hood.


Makoma is a global fashion and lifestyle brand inspired by the African diaspora. They create one-of-a-kind pieces that are expertly crafted and ethically made.

Get it from Makoma for $160 (originally $250; available in size small).

19. A velvet button-down top because all great dressers know that texture is everything 👏🏾. This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to make a statement without uttering a word.

Stuzo Clothing

Stuzo Clothing is a Los Angeles based, Black woman-owned brand on a mission to celebrate everyone. They are a judgment-free, gender-free brand.

Get it from Stuzo Clothing for $125 (available in sizes S—XL and three colors).

20. A glittering amethyst geode for anyone in need of healing, inspiration, and peaceful energy. Even if they don't believe in crystal healing, this stone is undeniably beautiful.

A person holding the geode
Deep Purple Project

The Deep Purple Project is a woman-owned business that sources natural amethyst directly from Uruguay. The region is said to have the best crystals in the world.

Get it from Deep Purple Project on Etsy for $44+ (available in three sizes).

21. A satin-lined beanie for the person who's too lazy to do their hair but has to look presentable from time to time. It's lined with premium satin to keep hair soft and hydrated!

Grace Eleyae

Grace Eleyae is a Black 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 8-hour car ride. Now, she sells hats, turbans, silk pillowcases, scrunchies and other hair-friendly headwear.

Get it from Grace Eleyae for $24 (available in 11 colors).

22. A brass walking stick so dashing they'll forget it's taking the stress off of their lower back, hips, and knees.


NiLu is a Black woman-owned gift, lifestyle, and home store in Harlem, New York that promotes work by local artisans. Their carefully curated collection aims to inspire thoughtful giving.

Get it from NiLu for $52.

23. A kombucha starter kit for the health nuts with extra time on their hands. Finally, they can know exactly what's going into their beloved probiotic drink. By making it themselves, they can get the perfect flavor every 👏🏾 single 👏🏾 time 👏🏾 and save money.


The kit includes everything you need to get started: step-by-step instructions, a pipette, a reusable cotton tea bag, organic cane sugar, a temperature gauge, a cotton cover and rubber band, pH test strips, organic kombucha culture and liquid starter, loose-leaf tea, a wet-erase marker, and a gallon plastic brew jar.

The Kombucha Shop is a woman-founded company that aims to help people brew tasty kombucha from home. They source from American manufacturers and rely on organic ingredients.

Promising review: "I received this as a gift and it is a great gift! You aren't just buying a starter kit, you're buying great customer service. First off, I am a complete novice brewer and this gave me the confidence and instructions to confidently brew. It includes absolutely everything you need. However, during my first attempt, something went wrong and my batch molded. I was devastated but with the contact information to the Kombucha shop, they were able to answer my questions quickly and efficiently. To top it all off, they replaced my SCOBY, my tea, and the sugar for free so I could restart. I couldn't be happier!!" —Danielle Davis

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

24. A luxe round handbag that they can wear as a clutch, cross-body, or backpack! Its got compartments to keep any valuables from jumbling around in there.


Promising review: "I love my bag! It's classic, but it doesn't compromise style. The gunmetal chain detail on the handle is gorgeous. Totally recommend!" —Roni Cleveland

Voni is a Black woman-owned brand that was created to address the gaps in representation in sustainable fashion. They craft high quality, vegan leather handbags that are cruelty-free.

Get it from Voni for $65 (originally $85; available in five colors).

25. A set of six champagne glasses to politely upgrade their drinkware without calling them tasteless 🌚.


Estelle is a Black-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.

Get it from Estelle for $195 (available in nine colors).

26. A barbecue rub box that'll embolden anyone who *claims* to make the best BBQ. They'll have unlimited braggin' rights after using these mouthwatering seasonings for chicken, pork, or beef. It even comes with a grill thermometer and smoked salt.

Gusto Spice

The gift box includes Hickory Burger Dry Rub, Lexington Dry Rub, Kansas City Dry Rub, Louisiana Dry Rub, Beef and Steak Seasoning, Smoked Applewood Salt, and a thermometer.

Gusto Spice is a family-owned spice brand based in Massachusetts. Each of their blends are100% authentic and tested for meats, vegetables, and tofu.

Promising review: "Got this for my husband for his birthday. He hasn’t opened it yet. But fast shipping and heard only good things...These smelled so great, every single one of them. He was very excited about each one. Great packaging. Filled to the top." —Heather

Get it from Gusto Spice on Etsy for $43.50.

27. A dog bed that's not an eyesore because it matches home decor. They'll love the machine-washable (read: accident-resistant) knitted cover.

Three dog beds with black, white, and blue designs
Laylo Pets

Promising review: "This dog bed came quickly and is incredibly durable. We got this for our older large dog and have two puppies (nonstop chewers) in the house. This bed has held up so well to the pups teething on everything and the ability to clean the cover is priceless, in addition to the sleek, classy design. It has a nonslip bottom unlike any other bed I've seen, again incredibly durable. Looking forward to purchasing more for the smaller dogs soon." —malletangel2003

Laylo is a woman-founded, company that believes form is just as important as function. They update designs every few months, in keeping with global trends. Laylo is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Get it from Laylo Pets on Etsy for $63.75+ (originally $75+; available in eight styles and three fabrics).

28. 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 model wearing the leggings in turquoise

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.

Get it from Lukafit for $45 (originally $60; available in sizes S—XXXL and five colors).

29. And a large-face watch because it's 2020 and although time has become a figment of our ~imaginations~, 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. It is Black-owned.

Get it from Talley & Twine for $235.

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