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37 Gifts From Black-Owned Businesses For Everyone On Your List

If you're in need of a birthday gift, a housewarming gift, or just a treat yourself kinda present, you're bound to find the perfect pick in this round-up.

1. Liquid Matte Lipstick from The Lip Bar formulated with highly pigmented color that lasts throughout the day. No more reapplying your lipstick every time you take a drink or eat some food!

kayla in a pinkish purple matte lipstick
Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

The Lip Bar is woman-owned. 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!

Here's what my co-worker Kayla Boyd says about this lipstick: "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." 

Get it from The Lip Bar for $13 (available in 18 shades) or Target for $12.99 (available in 10 shades).

2. A candle from Harlem Candle Company that just exudes sophisticated coziness. When they're done burning the candle below, it can be transformed into a fancy cocktail glass. Two gifts in one!

gif of candle lit beside a glass candle jar used for a cocktail glass
Harlem Candle Company

This is a Black woman-owned company founded in 2014 by Teri Johnson to help embody her love of jazz music and Harlem. 

Here's what my colleague Sally Elshorafa says about her candles from Harlem Candle Company. "The soy vegetable wax blend candles are made with one-of-a-kind fragrance oils. I recently burned through a tin of the Holiday scent and it lasted SO much longer than other candle tins of that size. I'm currently on the Speakeasy candle that smells incredibly luxurious and rich. If I'm awake and in my apartment, a candle is lit. But I think I'll ration the Speakeasy beaut to keep it around even longer."

Get the 22K Nightclub Map of Harlem Savory Luxury Candle from Harlem Candle Company for $65, their Speakeasy candle for $48, and check out more scents.

3. Or a gift set of four delicious-smelling candles from FORVR Mood that are just that...a mood. In cheeky scents like like "Caked Up" and "Left On Read," this luxurious set is perfect for your BFF who you gossip with daily.

four candles in the candle set: caked up, matcha business, cuffing season, left on read

FORVR Mood is a business owned by YouTube creator and beauty influencer Jackie Aina, and they sell self-care products, like the candles above. Aina created this company as a way to bring Black women into the self-care space and experience the luxurious, spoiling feeling they deserve.

Promising review: "I am in love with these candles! These candles make my home feel warm and inviting. Forvr Mood is a mood that will give your home a lit energy that you never knew you needed!" —Sade B.

Get the candle set from FORVR Mood for $143.

4. An adorable satin-lined hat to prevent their hair from becoming a staticky mess whenever they take their hat off. They can also remove the faux-fur pom-pom at the top!

person wearing a pink beanie with a pom pom on top
red beanie with black satin lining
Honest & Faithful / Etsy

Virginia-based small business Honest & Faithful also makes their popular satin-lined hats for kids!

Promising review: "I have purchased several of these hats for both myself and friends and family. We all love them. They are just what we need to protect our hair. I love the color options, too." —Adenah

Get it from Honest & Faithful on Etsy for $20.50 (available in five colors).

5. A huuuuge puzzle (we're talking 3 feet tall!), which comes in six different designs, each of which features a STEM theme and a member of the fictional Dadisi Academy Crew, a diverse group of characters ready to teach kids all about a new topic. See, learning can be fun!

a puzzle depicting a young girl surrounded by technology
a puzzle depicting a young boy underwater with marine life

Brown Toy Box is a Black-owned small business creating representative, educational toys that all children can learn from and enjoy while ensuring Black children see positive depictions of themselves.

Promising review: "My niece absolutely loved putting the puzzle together. It made her so happy to see the finished product. It kept her fully engaged. I highly recommend this puzzle." —Isis 

 Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in six styles).

6. A children's skincare bundle from Proudly that features everything new parents might need to keep their baby's skin clean and hydrated. These products are formulated specifically for babies of color, which means lots of focus on keeping that beautiful skin moisturized!

set of proudly products, including baby lotion, baby wash, oil, balm, and baby wipes

Proudly was founded by celebrity couple Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade who wanted to create a baby care line geared toward children of color. As they've raised their four kids, they found it hard to find products made with gentle ingredients that met their kids' needs. This led them to try to fill that gap in the market themselves!

This set includes lotion, baby wash, baby oil, all-over balm, and baby wipes.

Promising review: "My son Levi is 4 years old and absolutely adores the products! We have always stayed on top of his moisturization, so he could tell the difference between how the Proudly products made him feel. He likes the soft texture and how his skin glows. My husband's hands stay ashy and that nourishing oil comes to the rescue every time! I even personally use the balm for a few of the dry spots I've developed during pregnancy. Our baby is due in November, and let's just say that I am only requesting Proudly products for family and friends to gift us." —Levi

Get the bundle from Proudly for $35.96.

7. A unique alcohol infusion kit from InBooze – each kit comes with a pouch of dehydrated fruits, spices, and herbs, and when you steep the pouch in alcohol for a few days, it'll infuse the alcohol with all those yummy flavors. Just mix the alcohol with some seltzer or your favorite soda for a simple cocktail!

spicy margarita alcohol infusion kit
infusion kit and a margarita
In Booze / Etsy

Each kit infuses enough for 8-10 cocktails!

InBooze is a Black woman-owned business based in Grandville, Michigan. Each handmade InBooze packet contains one pouch filled with dehydrated fruits, veggies, spices, and herbs to infuse your alcohol. Kits infuse enough for 8–10 cocktails.

Promising review: "This is such a delicious addition to tequila. The pouch is filled with dried whole fruits that really flavor your drink. I highly recommend this product. Also great for people who are lower carb — you can add seltzer and fresh lime for a lighter drink." —Kirsten Charles

Get the spicy margartia kit from In Booze on Etsy for $18 (shop the other flavors here).

8. The Rhyme Antics game if they have a ~way with words~ and you want to give them an opportunity to show off their lyrical skills at the next party they're at.

the game box
Rhyme Antics

Rhyme Antics is woman-created and founded. To play, two teams play against each other. You'll draw a card with rhyming words on it, and then you'll rap a line and earn points for each ending word you use that's on the card. 

My co-worker Marquaysa Battle loves this game! Here's what she has to say: "I bought this game from BuzzFeed BIO's IRL 2019 pop-up shop and had a great time playing with friends and family. You get points for rhyming with words listed on the card but also extra points for words that aren't on the card. (And you KNOW whose team won the game, right? Crown me, baby! 😏)"

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

9. An adorable mug to remind them of the joyful things in their life. It's perfect for anyone you know who's going through a rough patch — they'll think of you and smile every time they use it!

a white mug featuring a design that says
Raven and Unicorn / Etsy

Raven and Unicorn is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based, Black woman-owned Etsy shop that sells cards, mugs, and other giftable items featuring the creator's original designs.

Get it from Raven and Unicorn on Etsy for $25+ (available in two sizes).

10. A jar of raw honey from Zach & Zoë infused with wildflower and raspberry so they can add some sweetness into their life. You might consider getting them two jars because this stuff is so good, they might just go through a whole jar in no time flat!

writer holding up raspberry wild honey from zach and zoe
Ciera Velarde / BuzzFeed

Zach & Zoë is a family-owned and Black-owned brand that makes its own honey on their farm in New Jersey.

Zach & Zoë sent me this flavor to try and my husband and I absolutely love it! He puts it in his Earl Grey tea every morning, and I love putting it on a slice of toasted sourdough from my local bakery. We both view this honey as our little moment of culinary luxury during the day!

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

11. A Hairbrella they can store in their bag in case of any inclement weather on the forecast. The satin-lined cap will keep their hair frizz-free even if it's rainy or humid outside, and the visor blocks any precipitation from getting on their face.

Reviewer wearing black flexible cap with small plastic visor on their head
Model pouring water on another model's head while wearing the hairbrella, then taking it off to show hair perfectly styled and dried

Hairbrella is a Black-owned small business that has been creating fashionable hats that protect hair from all kinds of weather since 2016. 

Promising review: "I traveled to London last month with a raincoat that did not have a hood, and I wanted something that would protect my head/hair/blowout without lugging an umbrella. This definitely did the trick. Two of the three days were rainy (some quite heavy) and my hair stayed totally dry. It stows nicely, too. I'm still learning how to adjust it while it's on my head (easier to adjust first and then put it on). Also, when I do have it tightened/pulled to the right place, the loop/slack from where I adjusted it sort of sticks out and gets in my peripheral vision. I wish the adjustment/clasp was on less prominent. But, all in all, this is perfect for anyone who wants to keep their blowout fresh in the rain." —Miss Information

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 11 colors).

12. A succulent garden puzzle from EcoVibe that is actually double-sided, making it perfect for any homebodies who love to stay in and hang out with their four dozen succulents!

succulent puzzle and a succulent in a pot

EcoVibe is a Black-owned, family-owned, and woman-owned small business based in Portland, Oregon, that specializes in selling plants, plant accessories, and gardening supplies.

Get it from EcoVibe for $15.99.

13. Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush by Fenty Beauty for that make-up guru in your life who's always looking for a fun new product to try. They'll love how blendable this formula is.

model with deep brown skin wearing the purple shade of blush
Four models' arms of skin tones from light to dark wearing swatches of all the blush shades

Fenty Beauty is famously founded by Rihanna herself. The blush is vegan and cruelty-free.

Promising review: "I’m not usually into cream products, but this has changed me. Pretty finish. On bare skin or over foundation, it works. Apply it with fingers, a Beauty Blender, or a brush. Customizable intensity. Healthy glow." —Ver0x0

Get it from Sephora for $22 (available in seven shades).