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We all have our favorite go-to retailers that we turn to time and again for every gift-giving occasion. Be it birthdays, holidays, weddings, or retirements; we always find our way back to what’s familiar. But perhaps it’s time to shake things up and look for a fresh approach to gift-giving.
These days, more folks are looking to exercise their consumer activism. They're seeking out ways to support the Black community, small businesses, and in particular, small Black-owned businesses. And what better way to that than to rethink where you spend your dollars?
To help you do just that, we’ve rounded up a list of some fabulous Black-owned businesses so you show your commitment to diversity and support for small businesses. Whether you’re looking for delightful eyeshadow palettes for your bridesmaids or rich skincare and shaving set for your best guy, this list has something for everyone and every home.
So, if you’re looking for a socially conscious way to enjoy gift-giving read on.
Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio
Add one of these citrus or berry-flavored sugar cubes into a glass of bubbly and you'll have an instant, party-ready sparkling cocktail. Pile them loose on a plate for guests to pop in their drinks, or gift the sets as favors at your shower.
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking
This gorgeous cookbook by culinary journalist Toni Tipton-Martin offers up a comprehensive look at both historical and contemporary African American cooking traditions. Try one of the many cornbread variations or Lousiana-style seafood gumbo for your next date night together.
Trade Street Jam Co. Sweet Potato Biscuit and Jam Set
This cute set provides all the ingredients needed for a delicious breakfast in bed. Handmade in New York, the pair includes a delectable Blackberry Mulled Merlot jam and a Sweet Potato Biscuit mix—just add coffee to the spread and you'll be good to go.
H.I.M.-istry Hydrating Skin And Shave System
Gift your guy this skincare and shave system that will keep his face hydrated and healthy. Packed with all the things that are good for his skin like green tea, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, this set includes a face and beard wash, shaving cream, and moisturizing serum.
Pholk The Beauty Sleep Set
Yes, there is such a thing as preparing your skin for sleep. Help the lovely ladies in your life get their beauty sleep with this hemp and hibiscus oil and honeysuckle face mist. This cute set prepares her skin before bed so she'll wake up looking—and feeling—positively dreamy.
Urban Hydration Rose And Hemp Hair Care Set
This moisturizing rose and hemp hair care set is chock full of everything your hair needs to repair damage and tame frizz. This set includes a shampoo, conditioner, daily moisturizer, and detangling spray, and it’s safe for natural, relaxed, and color-treated hair.
Butter By Keba My Palm Spa Hand Care Kit
With the cold weather coming in fast and furious, this hand care kit would make a great gift for anyone on your list. Made with a blend of grapeseed oil and essential oils of basil, lemon, and lavender, this rich formula penetrates deep into the skin to moisturize dry, cracked skin. This set includes everything from a ginger lemongrass hand scrub to moisturizing gloves.
Beauty Bakerie Breakfast In Bed Eyeshadow Palette
With a mix of matte and shimmer shades, this eyeshadow palette will dazzle your favorite makeup maven. In keeping with the breakfast in bed theme, it includes fun colors like “pajamas,” “messy hair,” and “yawning.” To help her get it right, the colors are buildable, highly-pigmented, and they’ll last long enough to outdo her day (or night!).