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 bridal party 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.
Uncommon Goods 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.
Price at time of publish: $30
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.
Price at time of publish: $35
Folklore Mali Black Clutch/Belt Bag
No matter the time of year, a fancy clutch is a necessity. Handmade in South Africa, this sleek bag is crafted with springbok fur and a suede lining. It also features a detachable wrist strap and removable belt.
LinguaNigra Rough Smoke Textured Brass Cigar Band
This statement ring makes a dynamite gift for jewelry lovers everywhere. Carved from wax and cast in metal, this piece acid-etched by hand, so each one is completely unique.
Price at time of publish: $108
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.
54Kibo Gabi Ethiopian Cotton Throw
This throw will kick up the cozy vibe in any room. Hand-crafted out of eco-friendly cotton by Ethiopian artisans, this lightweight blanket is available in a range of muted palettes that work with any decor.
Pontie Wax Soy Wax Candles
Candles are the kind of gift that everyone loves. And you really can’t miss with these soy wax candles from PontieWax. Sold in sets of two, you can choose from a wide variety of unique fragrances, including apple rose, sea salt and sage, and fig and olive.
Price at time of publish: $32
BLK & Bold Rise & GRND Coffee Blend
For your favorite coffee lover, give them something new to awaken their tastebuds. With rich notes of toffee, nut, and lemon, Blk & Bold’s Rise and Grnd blend coffee is 100% certified fair trade and guaranteed delicious.
Price at time of publish: $14
Kingsley Leather Personalized Leather Cufflinks
Handcrafted in the UK by Kingsley Thompson, these cufflinks are anything but ordinary. Made of full-grain leather and set in quality stainless steel, this pair will be a gift that your guy will be thrilled to show off.
Estelle Colored Glass Amber Colored Decanter
From elegant cake stands to coupe glasses, Estelle Colored Glass offers up a range of unique tableware. This handmade glass decanter is anything but ordinary—it's guaranteed to dress up a home bar.
Price at time of publish: $160
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.
Karibe Cast Iron Set
A cast-iron pan is a must-have tool for your favorite home cook. Ideal for frying, baking, and searing, this set included 8” and 10” skillets. What’s more, they’re durable, nonstick, and easy to maintain.
Price at time of publish: $125
The London Grant Co. Limited Edition Mini Trio
This limited edition mini trio includes a body souffle, a body polish, and a body custard. Formulated to keep skin hydrated and protected, this mini trio also makes for perfect travel size companions on your next trip.
Price at time of publish: $69
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.
Price at time of publish: $40
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.
Price at time of publish: $30
Golde Make Your Matcha Kit
Your favorite tea connoisseur will love this DIY matcha set. This set includes a traditional bamboo which and pure matcha—just add hot water or milk for a delicious cup of tea.
Price at time of publish: $48
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!).
Price at time of publish: $38
D and S Craftworks Thick Custom Coasters
A customized gift goes a long way—and these beautiful wooden and resin coasters look great on any coffee table. Pick your resin color, then add a wine stopper to complete the set.
Price at time of publish: $58
Mind the Cork Isla Natural
Add these quirky cork planters to your desk for a daily jolt of happiness. Whether you have a green thumb or are working on it, the Isla Natural is perfect for succulents and small house plants.
Aromaology Lavender Vanilla Gift Set
If you're looking for something to help you or your giftee relax, this lavender set is just the thing. With a soy candle, body butter, and oil for your body or hair, you'll find zen immediately.
Price at time of publish: $70