It’s Black Friday, and we know you’re shopping your little heart out at this very moment. While you’re knocking out everyone on your holiday shopping list, be sure to support your favorite Black-owned small businesses too. There’s still time to shop and receive your gifts before Christmas, so we thought we’d share some of our favorite Black-owned gift ideas for the hard-to-shop-for folks in your life to help inspire you. Ready, set, shop!
Ol’ Dirty Planters
Ol’ Dirty Planters founders Karissa and Justin (both USC alums and LA residents) left careers in corporate America to bring this brilliant idea to life—a line of unique planters for plant lovers, created from basketballs and offered in a collection of chic styles and colors to match everyone’s personal flava. Can we buy them all? Hurry, they’re on sale!
ITA Beach Towel
For the friend who lives for well-deserved oceanside R&R, the ITA [means outside in Yoruba] line of leisure friendly outdoor finds will be her new favorite Black-owned brand to support. We love this beach towel (which comes in three dope patterns) but they also offer outdoor blankets, leisure chairs and tables and sturdy bags she’ll love. Honestly, nabbing everything in this line is high on our holiday shopping must-list. Join us?
Joy Is An Act Of Resistance Tote
Rayo and honey’s canvas pennants, tote bags and pins are so insanely dope and popular that it’s hard to find your favorites in stock because they sell out so fast. For now, this Joy Is An Act of Resistance tote is in stock and perfect for the friend who likes to spread love (and have something in her closet you won’t see everywhere). Hurry and grab one for her (and maybe you too) and remember to sign up to be notified when the other bestsellers are back in stock. We did! (Wink!)
keep it together slim travel set
For the friend who’s serious about her journaling and always on the go, this set will be an instant hit. It features for slim, gorgeous journals, each lined with 60 pages for her to fill with her magical musings whenever the mood strikes.
Dear Sunday Co Candles
Sure, she loves a good candle burning bedside and has a stockpile of them handy in case she has to set the mood. But does she have this Black-owned gem? Conveniently named to pair with your feelings or mood so you know exactly when to light the magic. Get into this line!
Mented Cosmetics Holiday Gloss Lip Makeup Duo Gift Set
For the beauty buff who’s hard to shop for, here’s a Black-owned beauty find she probably doesn’t have in her bag yet. These vegan and cruelty-free glosses offer buildable coverage (that compliment light to tan to dark skin tones) in holiday-glam ready shades. All she’ll have to do now is pucker up for the pictures!
For the wellness-enthusiast in your life, this Heirloom kombuchas aim to please. The Rozu is bright, aromatic and the brew blends dried rosebuds and hibiscus flowers to create a flavorful bottle she’ll cherish.
Mesean Spices: Something Sweet
Your friend sure can throw down in the kitchen and just one look at her fully stocked spice rack will leave your mother watering as you wait for the next dinner invitation. Well, she may know her way around a kitchen, but does she have this spice in her collection? The Mesean Spices’ Something Sweet blend works great in pancake and French toast batter, morning coffee and roasted sweet potatoes. Now that’s what we call a win-win!
Half-Circle Fringe Mirror: “Aria-Solo”
Her boho-glam decor loving heart will burst with joy when she opens up this gorgeous find from artist Candice Luter.
The Dirt Don’t Hurt Ultimate Self-Care Bundle
We’re loving this Black women owned line of all natural oral, beauty and body care activated charcoal detox products and we think your girlfriends will too. This self-care bundle is the perfect way to sample their best-sellers and send your friend a message that it’s never a bad idea to make room in her schedule for a little “me time.”