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    Updated on Dec 13, 2018. Posted on Dec 13, 2018

    30 Amazing Gifts You Can Get From Black-Owned Brands

    Bookmark this list of black-owned brands and products and gift your loved ones while also investing in the culture this holiday season.

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    1. At-home deep conditioning has never been easier thanks to Hot Head Thermal Hair Care. All I gotta do is pop this flaxseed-filled baby into the microwave and you’ve got the results of a hooded dryer without the extra hassle.

    2. Mented Cosmetics were made to compliment all skin colors and complexions, and their Red Matte Lipstick Holiday Set is no exception. These classic shades will help you kick off the new year in a bold and beautiful way.

    Mented Cosmetics

    Who is this perfect for: Beauty lovers, makeup artists, and anyone who loves to brighten up their day with a gorgeous red lippie.

    Get it from Mented for $50.

    3. I’ll bet all the money I don’t actually have that this award-winning Oui Rose Gold Single-Blade Razor is the most gorgeous hair removing tool you’ve ever laid your eyes on. Looks aside, it’s been engineered to give women their closest shave, minus the irritation and ingrown hairs...

    4. ...And speaking of ingrown hairs, Scotch Porters extensive line of grooming and body products will help you keep those pesky, painful bumps at bay. The company originally catered exclusively to bearded folk, but has since expanded with skincare goods for everybody.

    5. Outfit your home space with Rayo & Honey’s homemade canvas pennants and you’ll be feeling the positive vibes in no time.

    Rayo & Honey

    Who this is perfect for: Anyone looking to update their home decor (and lives) with inspiring messages. Interior design buffs on the hunt for unique handcrafted artwork.

    Get them from Rayo & Honey, starting at $40.

    6. All the young bookworms and budding activists in your life will appreciate Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!. Penned by the 13-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, this award-winning book explores social justice, volunteerism, equity and inclusion, and literacy for all ages.

    7. Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood is the only children's book written by the late literary icon James Baldwin, so you already know it's brilliant. The critically-acclaimed publication takes a celebratory look at the challenges and joys of black childhood.

    Amazon

    Who this is perfect for: Children, young adults, and book collectors (this book has been out of print since 1975!) who love a refreshing storyline.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.13.

    8. Facial elixirs were the skin care items I never knew I needed, so when I found this amazing one from Beauty by Africa Miranda, I knew I had to splurge.

    9. Every person needs a dope jacket that makes them feel like a million bucks, and for me, I found it in this awesome Mess in a Bottle Jacket that reminds every Queen to rule with all her might.

    Mess In A Bottle

    Who this is perfect for: Anyone who loves army jackets, inspirational sayings, or wardrobe items that can go with any and everything.

    Get it from Mess In A Bottle for $180.

    10. Since I have locs, it can sometimes be difficult finding headwear that'll keep me warm AND fit over my head — I fell in love with Loza Tam satin-lined headwraps because they are lined in satin that helps prevent friction on my hair.

    11. I'm not a fan of greasy formulas on my face, so this lightweight moisturizer from Base Butter definitely came in handy for days that I needed hydration and a quick refresher.

    12. Sometimes you just gotta pop out and make a statement, and these bow-tie pumps are just the statement-making shoe we all need in our closets.

    13. Am I the only one who hates when you have to wear 'nude' underpinnings and nothing matches your skintone? I found Nubian Skin's naked bras that come in a variety of shades, and problem finally solved!

    14. Who said gift cards could only be for shopping? Lotus Nail Lounge offers gift cards for all their services, and with prices so affordable, I'd honestly get a gift card and give it to myself.

    15. If you're in the gift card spirit, you can also grab one from Cynergy Spa. It's a black-owned spa based in Brooklyn, New York, and y'all, when I tell you it's an entire experience from the moment you walk in.

    16. In today's political climate we all need a crewneck that speaks to the culture and I haven't stopped loving this Malaika Apparel 'Black Lives Matter' Crewneck.

    Malaika Apparel

    Who this is perfect for: Everyone. This shirt speaks to so many different aspects of our culture that matters, so anyone is bound to find something that'll resonate with them.

    Get it from Malaika Apparel for $40.

    17. Coloring Pins is one of my fave brands for one-of-a-kind adornments, but these 'Jodie & Zaria' Sets make for a black girl's dream.

    Coloring Pins

    Who this is perfect for: If you love nostalgic moments, you'll love these or any other pieces from the brand.

    Get it from Coloring Pins for $18.

    18. Whether you're a poet newbie or veteran, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic will give you so much life! This anthology takes a much-need dive into the complex intersection of hip-hop culture and black womanhood.

    19. What's better than seeing a black girl on your water bottle every time you go for a sip? Nothing, that's why the Trinigee 'Black Girl' water bottle is every brown girl (and ballerina's) dream.

    The Trinigee/Etsy

    Who this is perfect for: Anyone who drinks water, needs something to carry liquids in, or just loves to see black girl magic in the form of a ballerina.

    Get it from Etsy for $25.

    20. I have love handles, and yes, I love them! I'm a huge fan girl of this Ayoka 'Black Girl Magic' iPhone Case because we are beautiful in all our shapes, sizes, and forms.

    Ayoká

    Who this is perfect for: Anyone who loves black girl magic. Oh, and anyone who needs protection for their phone.

    Get it from Ayoká for $31.82.

    21. I love eyeshadows, and Juvia's Place's 'Warrior II' Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for the makeup lover who also loves neutrals, browns, and everyday, wearable eyeshadows. Also, these are pigmented AF.

    22. Customers are posting their before and after pics once using the Mary Louise Cosmetics Miracle Serum, and the results are unbelievably good!

    23. The Buttah Complete Skin Set cleanser, vitamin C, and facial shea butter is an easy-to-use system with chic unisex packaging.

    24. Third Crown's Prizm Large Cuff is an investment-worthy staple that makes a statement.

    25. Beija Flor Naturals' Creme Brulee for Kinks Curls and Coils Curling and Twisting Cream can be used for twist-outs, wash-and-go's, or as a moisturizer.

    26. Lauren Napier Cleanse and Flaunt facial wipes aren't just any ol' makeup removers. The ingredients actually have benefits, like evening your skin tone.

    27. So everything from Beneath Your Mask is amazing, but that INDULGE TOTAL BODY ELIXIR is everythiiiiiiiiiiing! The light, natural scent is the perfect layer to seal in moisture, and calm your senses before bedtime.

    28. Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Detangling and Moisturizing Hair Conditioner is one of many cult faves from the brand. The moisturizing formula makes combing through all curl patterns a breeze!

    29. Pretty Honest Candles Lemon Lavender will have your home smelling like what a page from Better Homes & Garden looks like.

    30. The Crayon Case Box of Crayons Palette has 18 pigment-packed shades to serve endless looks.

    ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF ME HEADED TO THE BANK TO WITHDRAW SOME HOLIDAY SHOPPING COINS: