It’s the most beautiful time of the year, when we get to do even more shopping with purpose! To help you do just that, we’ve rounded up the best-ever holiday gifts from the New Voices Foundation’s community of Black-owned businesses, many who have discounts just for our Essence family.
Start shopping now for the perfect gift while there’s still time on the clock.
Every gift needs an accompanying card and choosing one should be stress-free. This beautifully designed card with a blank inside allows you to customize messages to the women in your life. Bonus: the free guide with purchase includes practical advice and tips on how to destress and manage all of your holiday tasks properly. Use code NEWVOICESHOLIDAY for 15% off of your purchase.Available at Hustle & Hope
There’s nothing quite like Scotch Bonnet Peppers to add a warm fuzzy feeling to the holidays. The Scotch Boyz kept it simple, with a sauce that is 90% blended Scotch Bonnet Peppers. This sauce is made with Scotch Bonnet Peppers sourced from over 200 small farmers in Jamaica. Let your loved one try it to add just the right amount of heat and flavor to their favorite meal. Use code “NVF” for 15% off your order.Available at Scotch Boyz
Looking for a gift to encourage the whole family to sit around sipping warm drinks and opening presents? Look no further than Greentop Gifts’ Clarence Claus Black Santa Coffee Mug. For just $12.95 each, you can get this 16 oz hand-painted ceramic mug for every member of the family.Available at Greentop Gifts
Calling all manicure lovers! Go luxury, go clean, go vegan, go BarBella! Trendy and timeless, Barbella is the ultimate way to keep your fingers and toes painted all year round – without stress, mess, or smudges. BarBella Co’s vegan gel polish gives you the glitz and glamour of a salon manicure, minus harsh ingredients or animal testing. A breeze to apply, their gel polish will leave your nails looking shiny, strong, and healthy. Use the code BEAUTY10 to get 10% off your order.Available at BarBella Co.
Give the incredible gift of moisturized skin. The Wellness Apothecary’s handcrafted whipped body butter, lightly scented with relaxing lavender and ylang ylang oils melts into skin, providing immediate relief from dryness. Made in the U.S. without phthalates, parabens, or sulfates, these products are cruelty-free. Use the code WELLRX for a 15% discount.Available at The Wellness Apothecary
Shopping for someone with an itchy scalp? Buy them some relief with Bea’s Bayou Skincare’s Good Biome Scalp Solution. This vegan, 100% natural, freshly-scented herbal liquid leave-in features probiotic bioactives to help relieve the appearance of rough scales and flakes and soothe incessant itch, fast. This lightweight non-greasy formula, comes in various scents like coconut, praline, and magnolia or none at all.Available at Bea's Bayou Skincare
Glowing skin is the gift that keeps giving. With Undefined Beauty’s R&R Serum, the glow-up is real. This lightweight serum is supercharged with high-performance skin saviors Vitamin C, Alpha Arbutin, Kojic Acid, Niacinamide, and brightening plant magic like Kakadu Plum, Licorice Root, Noni Fruit as well as nature’s Hyaluronic Acid–Tremella Mushroom–to hydrate, refine pores, brighten and help fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and acne scars. Use the code “NEWVOICESFAMILY” for 15% off all products.Available at Undefined Beauty
Jumpstart your young king’s royal routine with this limited edition Wakandan Wash & Style Gift Set from Young King Hair Care’s partnership with Marvel. Featuring two-ounce bottles of Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave-In Conditioner, and Curling Cream, all formulated with plant-based ingredients and free of harmful ingredients, this set helps promote healthy textured hair thickness and growth.Available at Walmart
Looking for fun for the entire family or to keep the kiddos occupied during holiday gatherings? Dope Pieces Puzzle Company creates 500-piece jigsaw puzzles using artwork from artists of color that positively represent the black and Brown Diaspora! You can’t go wrong with any of their beautiful selection of puzzles.Available at Dope Pieces Puzzle Company
Unwind solo or with your family by coloring. The debut product of the COLOR ME HBCU collection is a love letter to the legacy of the powerhouse Black women artists that graced Howard’s iconic campus. These A4-sized hand-drawn 14 pages include Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Roberta Flack, Debbie Allen, and many more. This is the perfect gift for the HBCU and coloring enthusiasts in your life.Available at Color Me HBCU
No matter what is going on in the kitchen this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with great olive oil. Emblem Roasted Garlic Olive, made with the fresh taste of garlic adds all the extra flavor to meats, breads, fish, salads, vegetables, or pasta, to elevate your efforts. Use the code “NVHoliday” for a discount.Available at Emblem Oil
Sauce makes everything better! Spice up your holiday menu with Sienna Sauce’s Sweet & Tangy, Lemon Pepper Variety Pack. Their sauces deliver just the right amount of amazing flavor. Get one of each in this set! Use the code, “NEWVOICESFAMILY” for a discount at checkout.Available at Sienna Sauce
Impress your guests with these fair trade Non-GMO 100% Ghanaian cocoa bean-derived chocolates. Called the Variety Trio, this box actually includes six chocolate bars, two of each delicious flavor–Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Extra Dark Chocolate. The bars are packaged in two special boxes– 1 African Print Box and 1 Cocoa Print Box. Between the beautiful packaging and the delicious taste, your guests will be begging you for more. Get 15% OFF 2 TRIO PACKS with the code “NEWVOICES.”Available at Kanda Chocolates
The first book from the Bronx-based culinary collective, this cookbook is a celebration of Black Culture. Black Power Kitchen combines 75 mostly plant-based, layered-with-flavor recipes with immersive storytelling, diverse voices, and striking images. It continues Ghetto Gastro’s mission to disrupt, expand, reinvent, and stamp the culinary world with its unique point of view.Available at Ghetto Gastro
Whether it is a holiday breakfast spread, midday or evening snack, a delicious jam is always welcomed at the table. Trade Street Jam Co.’s Tis the Season Holiday Gift Set contains three of the brand’s top sellers, including Sour Cherry Ginger, Plum & Rose, and Limited Edition Cranberry Raspberry Sage. Perfect for gifting for the upcoming holiday season or enjoying yourself!Available at Trade Street Jam Co.
Choose your own Caribbean warm beverage adventure with Caribrew’s incredible gift box. Start your day with single-origin Haitian coffee made from beans handpicked and roasted in small batches to deliver a smooth cup. Dark roast and medium roast Haitian Coffee as well as Caribbean Spiced Coffee are available. This limited edition box also includes three types of drinking chocolate (Toasted Almond Drinking Chocolate, Spiced Vanilla Traditional Haitian Chocolate, and Aged Rum Drinking Chocolate) as well as three teas (Hibiscus Sorrel Tea, Lemongrass Mint Tea, and Golden Latte).Available at Caribbrew
This intentionally curated artisan self-care grab-and-go set is one that guarantees you treat your whole self anytime/anywhere because we all deserve our flowers. This set Includes 3 share-size bags of organic handcrafted loose-leaf tea blends that make between 7-9 cups of tea, brew bags, a tea light candle, and a medium bag of Refresh. Small bags are loose-leaf fruit (noncaffeinated), herbal (noncaffeinated), and a caffeinated tea blend. Everything you or your loved one needs to unwind at the end of a long day.Available at Teas With Meaning
Moisturize and make your lips pop with LipLoveLine’s Lip Gloss Trio. This set includes their barely-there, Clear Gloss “Pure” made for everyday shine, Pink Gloss “Blessed” with just the right amount of sheer pink made with watermelon seed oil, and Plum Gloss “Power” to liven up your lips with a bold look—a gloss for every occasion.Available at LipLoveLine
Transform your wash days and make them more enjoyable for you and your kids! With KAZMALEJE’s KurlsPlus Set, you get their hero tools, Paddle Comb, Comb, and Pick, serving as the perfect assistant to help you detangle and achieve your desired look with ease. Use the code “ESSENCE20” for 20% off.Available at KAZMALEJE
This PuffCuff STARTER KIT has everything anyone needs to get started on their natural hair journey! Based on feedback from the company’s increasing fanbase, this kit includes their PuffCuff Family Pack, featuring PuffCuffs of every size to help put the hair in a tension-free ponytail or puff, a Tanglemaster® detangling brush, a 6 oz. refillable misting bottle, a ball-tipped mini-size pick, and a round carrying case.Available at The PUFFCUFF
Give hardworking, dry, over-washed hands some relief with 54 Thrones’ AFRICAN BEAUTY BUTTER COLLECTION DELUXE TIN gift set. Made with two types of Shea Butter and nourishing plant botanicals for extra hydration, these butters are not like lotion their rich ingredients leave skin with a healthy glow. This Limited Edition Deluxe Tin filled with five (1.7 oz) individually packaged African Beauty Butters is ideal for any and everyone.Available at 54 Thrones
Give the life-long gift of a skin routine to yourself or someone else. You won’t miss with Ode to Self Skincare’s Starter Rituals Set. Featuring Savant Cream Cleanser, Wave Alcohol-Free Toning Essence, and the award-winning De Palma Facial Oil, the Starter Ritual Set is the perfect introduction to a new self-care routine.Available at Ode To Self
The Worthy SuperCharged Skinscent Grab-Then-Go Duo is a hug in a bottle. It features a warm inviting mix of citrus-floral-woodsy accords that plays footsie with the body’s natural pheromones. The scent itself is carried in a lightweight blend of apricot kernel, grape seed, and meadowfoam seed oils — each of which helps to boost moisture and lock Worthy to skin long after the first spritz! (Top) White Tea, Orange Blossom, (Middle) Red Rose, Lavender, Leafy Greens, (Bottom) Dry Musk, Vanilla Woods, Amber.Available at Credo Beauty
Inspired by a family story tied to the scent of midnight blooming Jasmine, Nostalgia by Ourside NYC fits seamlessly into one’s holiday perfume rotation. It is a renaissance. A dewy Jasmine scent emerges, greeted quickly by bright grapefruit muddled with mint. Soothing Ylang Ylang enters before settling into a warm cocoon of earthy sweetness. Ourside fragrances are clean, vegan-friendly, and made in NYC. Use the code “NVVIP” for a discount.Available at Ourside NYC
Close your eyes and imagine sleeping on a fluffy cloud, the airy cushion hugging every curve of your body. Smooth, soft, ethereal clouds grace your skin. Now imagine that in a hoodie. It’s Kin Apparel’s Black Kente Satin-lined Pullover Hoodie. The silky-satin inside the hood protects your hair, and the body of the hoodie–made with fluffy velvety material– keeps you warm and cozy. This is sure to be your or someone on your list’s favorite hoodie. Use the code HOLIDAYS for a 10% discount.Available at KINApparel
You or a stylish woman on your list will step in like royalty in this gracious semi-sheer, multi-way kaftan. Its’ asymmetric hemline and unique print make this one a show-stopper. Button up the chest with these beautiful custom fabric cover buttons and loops. Choose from two size lengths, a full ‘58 inches, or reduce the length to ‘52 inches. Get 15% off with the code: NewVoices15Available at Besida
Looking for a statement piece for yourself or a fashionable loved one? The Chocolate Confidence Brim by Wear Brims is a faultless choice. Wear Brims has embarked on a journey to produce a line of ultramodern, well-crafted luxury hats that embody the qualities of a true trailblazer and this piece exemplifies that ethos.Available at WearBrims
Inspired by stand-alone sculptures, the Efa Bag by VAVVOUNE’s uniquely designed top handle gives the illusion of a miniature bag. However, this spacious gem belies that illusion by providing more than enough room for your essentials. The brilliance of the Rouge color and the quality of the leather makes this bag a knockout piece for any season.Available at Vavvoune
A handcrafted full-grain leather tote beautifully lined with canvas and thick black leather straps. This tote seamlessly coordinates with any outfit or setting while being an emblem of longevity, stability and luxury draped over your shoulder. Use the code “Essence15” for 15% off.Available at Sarep + Rose