It’s that time of year when you buy gifts for your Gen-Z family member, friend, work wife, and maybe neighbor you’ve become super close with since working from home (if that’s the case). still a thing for you). If you’re looking to shop small, locally and consciously, this is the guide for you. These black-owned businesses not only have a wide selection of gifts, they are run by entrepreneurs who are creating the space to fuel the next generation of creators.
From cozy winter clothes to matcha kits to experiences that will help you or your friends grow in careers, check out these 29 black-owned businesses to shop and support the upcoming holiday season. to this and beyond.
Founded by a mother-daughter duo, House of Aama is a vehicle for storytelling. Los Angeles-based Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka carried out extensive research into the Black experience to create their collection. You’ll find references in their shadows, shapes, and patterns.
Gift for this comfortable, fitted, cotton-blend hoodie made of deadstock fabric anyone will appreciate.
Founded by Diarrha N’Diaye-Mbaye, Ami Colé is a tribute to melanin-rich skin. The clean beauty brand from beauty marketer to founder has all the essentials for a fresh look. Skin-Enhanced Tint comes in a variety of rich tones, or opt for a new highlighter, lip gloss or mascara.
Donate your founder’s favorite products, a mascara that will give you soft, non-flaky lashes, lip oil dubbed a Telfar lip gloss bag, and a highlighter that gives you skin. brightest.
The LA-based brand founded by Alexandra Bunch offers high-quality products and some of the best designer pants you’ll ever wear.
This is not your average tank top. Add a little flair to your basics with this contoured matching top.
This Canada-based brand’s pottery is ethically made and produced in small batches to help eliminate waste. Shop for minimalist yet chic wardrobe staples in neutral tones to mix and match.
Natural cotton with the right size; This is all they want to wear.
This Texas-based althleisure brand is committed to community engagement and inclusion with its colorful outfits. The collection of tight leggings, sports bras and jackets all function and style.
These leggings are not only comfortable but also flattering and the colors bring energy to the gym protagonist.
Founded by Sherri McMullen, this Oakland-based concept store offers luxury fashion. Expect to meet established and emerging designers like Jacquemus, Christopher John Rogers, Proenza Schouler, Khiry, etc.
Gift these delicate gilded, pearl studs.
Founded by a group of schoolgirls and friends of HBCU, the LA-based retailer owns more than 50 Black-owned brands. It offers everything from health and body care to luxurious skin care and lashes.
Moroccan amber is the base note of this long-lasting scent; Give it to your favorite candle enthusiast.
Founded by former makeup artist and esthetician Lesley Thornton, Klur offers natural, cruelty-free skin care in sustainable packaging.
Gift this non-removing, gentle resurfacing cleanser to skin-care obsessives who may already have this product on their list.
Founded by Olamide Olowe in 2018, Topicals is already a game-changing skin care brand for all skin types. So it is currently one of the fastest growing skin care brands in Sephora.
This serum is great for those with hyperpigmentation.
It’s not every day that a brand goes viral, but it happened with the Crumpled Label. The newly launched loungewear company has made a splash on Twitter, and now its cozy boxers are available to shop.
Cozy cotton underwear set with matching shorts and tank made for lounging.
The concept store created by Telsha Anderson offers luxury items sourced from around the world. In-store and online, you can shop a selection of merchandise from brands like Ottolinger, Aisling Camps, Theophilio, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, etc.
Give this shirt to your favorite fashionista, it will be a wardrobe staple forever.
Glosshood, founded by Sienna Brown, is a lifestyle brand that will satisfy your early ’00s nostalgia. Right now, it only sells one product, lip gloss, but the brand also shares free playlists on Apple Music and Spotify for the overall feel while you moisturize your lips.
This organic lip gloss is ideal for winter chapped lips, leaving them looking dewy and plump.
From sportswear to tailored looks, Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God has become a cultural staple in the industry.
Give this gift to a friend who has an endless collection of hoodies.
Hanahana Beauty is a clean skin care and health care brand founded by Abena Boamah-Acheampong. It was drawn from her childhood and her family, who used shea butter for common ailments. She gets her ingredients from the Katariga Women’s Shea Cooperative in Ghana. It serves as the base for most of her products, but she also uses other natural ingredients in her scrubs and skin conditioners.
This customer favorite is a rich blend of shea butter, cocoa and mango.
Yo Soy Afro Latina’s mission is to empower Black women in the Latinx community. A lifestyle brand that celebrates the beauty, experience and culture of the Afro Latinx community.
A cup of coffee reminds you “I have taste” every morning.
New York-based fashion stylist Neumi Anekhe is always on the lookout for quality pieces of jewelry that can be staples in her wardrobe, and when she can’t find one, she creates her own. with Oma the Label.
A jewelry box with these bracelets is a tasteful collection.
Golde was born in 2017 in Brooklyn in the one-bedroom apartment of Trinity Mouzon Wofford, co-founder and CEO. The brand has a mission to make health care easy, accessible and fun for everyone.
Photo: ISSEY_KOBORI / Issey Kobori
All the essentials you need for the perfect matcha experience at home.
MindfulFee is a lifestyle brand that encourages women to love and heal themselves.
An affordable and cute gift for someone’s mother.
Founded by Shiara Robinson, LaSette is a line of stylish lingerie that you can wear underneath your day or night out.
Photo: B) 2018 Gabriela de Cos
This ensemble isn’t just lace and pretty – it’s comfortable enough to wear while sweating.
Jumpsuits aren’t just jewelry for this DC-based brand, they’re the essence of any outfit. Stript’s one-piece comes in pink, black, sky blue, and more
This jumpsuit is where style meets comfort.
Looking for a customizable gift? Check out BROKEG3MS. Founded by Jourdan Ferguson, the brand playfully produces colorful streetwear iconic necklaces, nameplates and pendants like the iconic Nike swoosh and Air Jordan.
Fun and sparkling, give this gift to a friend who always knows what to say to make you smile.
Elisa Johnson’s eyewear is a collection of timeless classics that come in everything from aviators to funky printed squares.
Give these to someone you can’t take your eyes off of. They may not be the infamous Loewes, but they are fun to wear.
Featured in the Cut’s On the Rise series, EDAS was founded by Sade Mims, specializing in the production of unique jewelry, bags and works of art.
Gift your loved one with this swirly number statement ring.
Murdock uses crochet techniques to create streetwear-inspired pieces as well as small accessories like handbags and handbags.
Get this for the friend who always asks you to tie your hair.
Dermasaa is a holistic skin care service based in New York City founded by Samantha Mims, a licensed skin therapist. Her treatments are geared towards promoting cell renewal, leaving your face looking fresh and radiant.
If you’re looking for a quick yet effective facial, this 30-minute service offers a deep cleansing, followed by micro-therapy and the application of moisturizing products. Give this to your NYC friend who needs a gift or buys one for yourself.
Based in Detroit, Plant Economy is the community for Black botanists and gardening enthusiasts. When you buy its bags or pots, they come with a tag with the seeds attached to the paper so you can grow your own plants.
Give this to the plant person in your life – just be aware that they don’t come with the succulents shown.
Founded by Jason Evege, Linoto is an affordable line of linen homewares, including shorts, bed sheets, towels, etc.
Upgrade his underwear drawer with these soft shorts.
Best known for their whimsical shoes that come in everything from ruffles and feathers to cow prints, Aurora James’ Brother Vellies line also includes cute accessories that make great gifts.
Sustainable gifts and 90s style- inspired by minimalist loafers.
The eponymous brand Téjahn Burnett is a contemporary footwear brand with deep roots in its founder’s Jamaican-Canadian lineage.
Finding sexy heels that are also comfortable is hard. This is both. Give these to your stylish friend who loves a unique pair of sandals.
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