‘Tis always the season for gift shopping, and RetailMeNot editors are encouraging you to support and give back to the Black community by making your holiday gift purchases at Black-owned businesses.
The gift ideas are all from Black-owned brands and artists. Whether you’re looking for unique presents in fashion, beauty, home, food, drink, or for kids, below are gift ideas to get you started. We’ve also included some background on the inspiring founders of these must-know brands.
Check out our list of 100+ Black-Owned Brands to Shop and Support Every Day!
Holiday Gifts for the Home
Jungalow Juniper Striped She Pot
This unique double-sided vase makes a meaningful and classy statement piece for the home. Jungalow started in 2009 as a design blog by the founder, Justina Blakeney, plant-filled living room. As part of the brand’s mission to foster human-nature connections, at least two trees are planted with every single order.
Bolé Road Textiles Hand Towel
Add a touch of Ethiopian artistry to your home. From Bolé Road Textiles’ new bath collection, this modern two-toned hand towel is named after the Omo Valley’s Karo tribe. Whether you’re giving your entire bathroom a makeover or just need a fresh accent to infuse it with life, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how far an elegant hand towel can take the room.
Predominantly Black A Solitude Candle
This handmade candle smells like light lavender, clean lemon and a hint of sage and comes in an elegant opal container. It’s made of 100% soy/coconut blend wax and has a cotton wick.
Lyrically Correct 90s & 2000s Hip Hop and R&B Edition Trivia Game
Lyrically Correct was started by two Black families to make products that bring people together through music. This fun game is for two or more people that will test your (and their) knowledge about the ’90s and 2000s hip-hop music. Choose from regular or 21 and over drinking games.
Holiday Gifts for Kids
Healthy Roots Doll: Zoe
From the Black-owned brand, Healthy Roots comes this beautiful doll with hair specially designed to be washed and styled. You can use actual products on Zoe’s hair and achieve styles from puffs to box braids. This girl is 18 inches tall and has rave reviews from over 1,000 customers.
Puzzle Huddle Future Artist Children’s Puzzle
Puzzle Huddle features African American characters in fun and challenging puzzles to celebrate diversity and culture. The Future Artist 24-piece puzzle is meant to inspire and affirm kids’ fine motor skills. It’s made of sturdy cardboard.
Holiday Food and Drink Gifts
Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey
Whiskey fans in your life likely already know about this award-winning Tennessee-based distillery. CEO Fawn Weaver founded Uncle Nearest, which is inspired by Nathan “Nearest” Green, an enslaved man who taught Jack Daniels everything he knew. Get a bottle for anyone who appreciates a good drink. The Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey made Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2020.
Southern Roots Vegan Bakery Donuts
Vegans don’t have to feel left out of the doughnut deliciousness that’s sweeping the nation. This gift of 12 mixed doughnuts features a mix of lemon drop, red velvet and original glaze (aka “The OG”) treats. Owned by husband and wife team Marcus and Cara Pitts, this San Antonio–based bakery wants to bring more people into vegan eating (no wonder their motto is, “So good you won’t believe it’s vegan”).
BLK & Bold Smoove Operator Coffee Beans
Founders Pernell and Rod created BLK & Bold as a way to take a daily ritual and turn it into a way to give back. They donate 5% of BLK & Bold profits to nonprofits supporting at-risk youth. This rich, flavorful coffee will kick-start their mornings or provide midafternoon, all-too-necessary mood lifter.
McBride Sisters Wine Club
Cheers to this present from McBride Sisters, the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States. Wine clubs are the gift that keeps on giving. Your recipient will receive six bottles of seasonally appropriate wines in March, June, September and December.
Trade Street Jam Co. Saucy Trio Collection
This woman- and Black-owned business based in Brooklyn, New York creates fruit-forward, clean-tasting vegan jams. Adding to its collection, the Saucy Trio Collection delivers the beloved Trade Street Jam Co. Raspberry Hot Sauce and adds two new flavors to the mix: Pineapple and Papaya Hot Sauces.
Holiday Fashion Gifts
Autumn Adeigbo Contrast Textured Headband
A lifelong fashionista (Autumn Adeigbo was named “best dressed” in fourth grade), this designer studied at the famed Parsons School of Design and worked for years in the fashion industry before launching her own label. From accessories like headbands and journals to stunning dresses, Autumn’s eco-friendly collection is eye-catching, lovely and made through sustainable practices. Autumn’s accessories are also available at Stitch Fix —just request the brand from your personal stylist.
Love, Vera Floral Lace Unlined Balconette Bra
What’s not to love about Love, Vera’s sexy lingerie that’s offered in a range of sizes and at reasonable price points? Love, Vera describes itself as, “an intimates brand that celebrates Black women, Black entrepreneurship and Black cultural influence.” Right now, get 30% off when you text “LOVER” to 900900. Shipping is free for $75 and over.
Rehtom Signature Logo Vintage Camo Shacket
Founder Ayanna created Rehtom (“mother” spelled backward) with the mission to design and provide statement apparel and accessories for the fashion-forward weekend mom. This shacket is made of Genuine US Issue BDU and features the signature Rehtom logo along with patches and accessories that add major confident character.
Holiday Jewelry Gifts
Ten Wilde Nina Pearl Necklace
This all-gold jewelry line from Los Angeles–based designer Tenisha Wilde offers beautiful items at a reasonable price point, including earrings, rings and necklaces, such as this snake chain, as well as gorgeous body jewelry.
Melanie Marie Wire Ring
Nurse-turned-designer Melanie White creates beautiful customized accessories, including these rings in silver-plated, gold-plated, or rose gold–plated with whatever you want on it (so long as it’s no more than six letters). She also creates medical alert bracelets, cuffs and necklaces.
Holiday Beauty Gifts
Blade + Bloom
A natural fragrance and aromatherapy with the scent of frankincense, thyme and amber essential oils to create a feeling of tranquillity and comfort. Created by Terri Foster, her entire line is plant-based and handmade in small batches out of Chicago.
Zavies Virile Eau de Parfum Spray
Musky and woody, this perfect-for-wintertime fragrance has notes of citrus, spices like Vetiver and violet leaf and cedar sandalwood. The line, launched in 2018 by businessman Darryl X. Simpson II (nicknamed Zavie by his mom because his middle name is Xavier), is all about creating “affordable luxury” fine fragrances for everyone.
Chris Collins Harlem Nights Eau de Parfum
Chris Collins studied biology and chemistry in college, worked for decades for Ralph Lauren, then dove deep into the perfume industry in France before launching his own fragrance line. Harlem Nights (part of his Renaissance Collection) is described as a “romantic, mysterious, warm and alive” scent that blends top notes of rum, clove and nutmeg; heart notes of jasmine, orris and patchouli; with base notes of sandalwood, amber and musk.
Holiday Gift Cards from Black-Owned Brands
Frederick Benjamin Grooming
The products are made with natural ingredients, such as bergamot, clove oil, nettle oil and hemp seed oil, to keep skin and beard hair looking and feeling great. Gift cards start at $25 and go up to $100.
Pat McGrath Labs
Anna Wintour proclaims British makeup artist Pat McGrath as “the most influential makeup artist in the world.” McGrath’s gorgeous collection of eye shadows contains four ultra-blendable colors ranging from matte to sparkling accents, letting you structure, shape and accent captivating looks. Each hue is designed to spark otherworldly illumination across every skin tone. E-gift cards are available in many different designs.
Yewande Masi founded this handmade, 100% natural skincare line after a breakup, and not only are her products nourishing and healthy for the skin, with ingredients like shea butter, mango butter and jojoba oil, but they have hilarious names, too. Digital gift cards start at $25 and go up to $100.
AbsoluteJOI by Dr. Anne
Dr. Anne is the physician who founded this inclusive brand, creating products made with no parabens, sulfates, dyes or fragrances. No products are tested on animals or made with any animal-derived ingredients. AbsoluteJOI gift cards are available in $50 or $100 options.
Give the gift of superfood self-care from Golde with 100% natural and vegan-friendly ingredients. Started in 2017 in Brooklyn, New York, Black- and female-owned Golde is on a mission to make wellness fun and accessible to everyone. Products include Coconut Collagen Boost, Cacao Turmeric Latte Blend and lots more. Choose digital gift cards in increments of $25, $50 and $100.
All-Pro NFL player Herman Moore of the Detroit Lions started Golden. in an effort “to help men present themselves to the world and achieve the life they desired.” Products include beard care, body essentials, hair care and more. Golden. gift cards come in increments of $10, $25, $50, $100 or $200.
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