Twenty-twenty has been a year like no other! As we start planning for the holidays, it’s important to remember that there is still much to celebrate.
We have an opportunity—even in these less than ideal social and economic conditions—to invest in advancing economic equality in our communities. On the front lines of building the economic engines of our communities, New Voices Family* companies are working to create, grow and scale businesses.
We urge you to support these Black women owned businesses this holiday season and throughout the year.
*Essence Communications Inc. is proud to partner with New Voices Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization to support Black women entrepreneurs.
Butter Pecan Rum Cake
Unable to break bread with your favorite people this year? The pandemic might keep you away, but it can’t keep you from sharing something sweet. Send your friends and family the indulgent comfort of a Rozi’s Sweets Butter Pecan Rum Cake. Using a traditional recipe passed down through generations from her great great-grandmother, RoziSweets arrives in a beautiful gift tin to preserve freshness.
Have someone on your list that enjoys a luxurious sip from time to time? Try Teas With Meaning’s Royal Tea, an organic handcrafted fruit blend with Moringa, Papaya cubes, Hibiscus, Black Currants, Elderberries, Strawberry Pieces, and Magic. Great hot or iced but especially special as we transition seasons.
Rebecca Allen Face Masks
Stay safe, but make it fashionable with three Rebecca Allen Face Masks which include a free mask pouch with a bundle purchase! Bundle includes one face mask in each shade, Nude II, Nude III, and Nude IV. These reusable, jersey-knit masks are lightweight, breathable and include an opening for a removable filter (not included) for extra protection. They feature an adjustable nose wire and are designed to cup chin for a secure fit.
Friends help friends achieve brow greatness. Anyone virtually meeting or wearing masks all day must have brows on point. LAMIK Eyebrow Gel is a smooth gel that instantly sets the brows naturally for a defined look that lasts all day.
Whether it’s a zoom party or a quick socially distanced affair, we can all use an extra boost of holiday cheer this year and nothing cheers us up like good gloss. Mented has taken its original “Gloss for Grownups” collection and sweetened the deal with a gorgeous custom holiday box. The collection includes their top four shades: Mauve Over, Berry Me, Send Nudes, and Baby Brown.
Mielle Organics Moisture Gift Set
Self-care is one of the few things that this global pandemic has highlighted for many of us. However, we often leave hair care out of the discussion but when your hair looks good, you feel good. Give the gift of looking and feeling good with one of these useful hair products. The convenient, perfect as a stocking stuffer or curl-friend gift, Mielle Holiday Curl Kit features their best-selling Rosemary Mint Oil and Moisture Rx Hair Butter.
The KurlsPlus Pick from Kazmaleje is small in size but packs a punch. Perfect for curlistas on the go, to detangle short cuts or add volume after a braid out, twist out or roller set.
Voice Of Hair PureFix Elixir
Have a friend or a few that are struggling to keep their hair healthy as the weather changes? Gift a unique blend of essential oils, infused with Biotin, Black Seed Oil, Rosemary and Black Castor Oil to help reach healthy hair goals.VoiceOfHair PureFix blends more than 25 natural, vegan ingredients formulated to support longer, stronger and moisturized hair.
2020 has been nothing if not hectic. Give the gift of bathtime luxury without the added pressure of soaking time. Shower Steamers from Soul Balm Sisters is ideal for anyone who has no time for a bath but enjoys sensory experiences in the shower.
Power Pack Gift Set
Help everyone on your list get a jump start on their New Year resolutions to get healthier or more fit. Fingerless POWERHANDZ POWERFIT Training Gloves are weighted fitness performance gloves suitable for any type of fitness training: weight-lifting, cross-training, cycling and general workouts. Weights are strategically distributed across the top side of the gloves, along with a grip material on the palm, reinforced with gel foam padding. POWERHANDZ POWERPACK Gift Set includes POWERFIT Training Gloves for performance training, 5 resistance bands and 2 sliding discs. This set accommodates weight and resistance training for general workouts, weight lighting and cross training.
Have a melanated jewelry lover on your list? The lifestyle brand, EU Melanin, features the chemical structure of Melanin on an array of products. A beautiful present for a special loved one is the 18-inch chemical structure of Melanin necklace. Available in Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil.