Clever and Creative Black-Owned Holiday Gifts You Won’t Be Able to Resist

Clever and Creative Black-Owned Holiday Gifts You Won’t Be Able to Resist
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Ready, set…exhale. Though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have yet to arrive, I’m determined to get through it all in one piece. In other words, I want to avoid throwing all caution to the wind because the last thing I need this holiday season is a negative balance. It’s never too early to start manifesting luck, and markdowns, right? Gifting is a top priority—specifically for the black women in my life—and this year, I want to invest in Black-owned beauty brands and more that are made for and by us. Sure, our spending power is undoubtedly the strongest, but if “Black girl magic” is real, perhaps the presents we get this year should celebrate that undisputed and widespread fact.

And what better way to up the ante than by supporting small businesses made for and by women of color? We love shopping for more established brands in both beauty (SheaMoisture, Carol’s Daughter) and fashion (Pyer Moss, Omondi). At the same time, they are others who have been around just as long, but are overlooked, as well as newbies who are worth the hype. Whichever direction you choose, there are plenty of unique and creative finds waiting.

With that being said, if your goal is to steer clear of those routinely boring gift ideas, consider adding any of these melanin-powered finds to your shopping list. From a reimagined Daria pin to a handmade Assata Shakur-inspired journal, the options are affordable and just waiting to be Instagrammed. In the immortal words of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, reclaim your time, ahead.

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Coloring Pins.

Coloring Pins Zaria Keychain

An iconic character reimagined as a Black woman.

$11 at Coloring Pins

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Arielle Simone.

Arielle Simone Assata Shakur Journal

Jot down your 2019 goals into this handmade journal, inspired by the iconic activist Assata Shakur.

$40 at Arielle Simone

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Uoma Beauty.

Uoma Beauty BROW-FRO

The world’s first “Afropolitan” brand is one of our current favorite and the latest drop includes this cleverly-named brow tool, complete with a shaping pencil, highlighter and spoolie brush.

$26 at Ulta

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Love, Vera.

Love, Vera Halle Three-Piece Lace & Mesh Set

I am head-over-heels obsessed with this Black-owned lingerie brand that creates quality garments and utilizes Black models, Black makeup, and Black photographers to showcase them.

$34.99 at Love, Vera

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Boutiqu de Bandeaux.

Boutique de Bandeaux Headband

These adorable accessories were made with voluminous curls in mind.

$32 at Boutique de Bandeaux

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Cocotique.

Cocotique Beauty Box

A monthly box of curated black-girl-approved products for hair and skin.

$25 – $228 at Cocotique

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Don’t Sleep Interiors.

Don’t Sleep Interiors Nina Simone Pillow

The dose of black girl magic your living room needs.

$39 at Don’t Sleep Interiors

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My Filibo.

My Filibo Turbanista Set

Match your actual headwrap with a set of these adorable pins on your jacket.

$10 at My Filibo

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Goodnight Darling Co.

Goodnight Darling Co. Starter Set

Upgrade your self-care sesh with this black-owned bundle.

$75 at Goodnight Darling Co.

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Kashmir.VIII ‘You Can’t Hang’ Clutch

If you’re obsessed with Poetic Justice (and Regina King) as much as us, this clutch is a must-have.

$43 at Kashmir.VIII

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Layd Life.

Layd Beret

This classic hair accessory is lined with a removable stretch silk charmeuse that won’t leave you with frizzy strands.

$64 at Layd.Life

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Beauty Bakerie.

Beauty Bakerie ‘Versailles’ Lip Whip

This is the best-selling shade from the cruelty-free (and black-owned) brand’s crazy popular Lip Whip collection.

$14 at Beauty Bakerie

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Lit Brooklyn.

Lit Brooklyn ‘Beau’ Candle

The name says it all: It’s lit, y’all!

$14 at Lit Brooklyn

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Christian Omeshun.

Christian Omeshun ‘Dana’ Ruffle Top

A fashion-forward top made with curves in mind.

$65 at Christian Omeshun

Gold Label Cosmetics.

Gold Label Cosmetics.

Gold Label Cosmetics ‘Dark Children’ Lipstick

The gold standard for richly pigmented, longwear lip color.

$14 at Gold Label Cosmetics

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Siwatu Jewelry.

Siwatu Jewelry Brass Nefertiti Pendant

Embrace your inner queen with a pendant of the legendary Nefertiti.

$38 at Siwatu Jewelry

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Grace Eleyae.

Grace Eleyae Slap Cap

The satin lining inside these beanies are a godsend for textured hair.

$24 at Grace Eleyae

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Tees in the Trap.

Tees in the Trap Maxine Waters Pin

Reclaim. Your. Time.

$12 at Tees in the Trap

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Wood You Wear.

Wood You Wear ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ Pin

They could always use the reminder.

$6.90 at Wood You Wear

 

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The Crayon Case.

The Crayon Case Honor Roll Highlighter

The brainchild of Wuzzam Supa, otherwise known as “SupaCent” on Instagram, is a childhood-inspired collection of easy-to-use makeup tools for novices.

$18 at The Crayon Case

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LuvScrub.

LuvScrub Mesh Body Exfoliator

This one-of-a-kind body loofah is made with a breathable fabric that stretches to reach your back and is the color of “royalty, nobility and luxury.”

$18 at LuvScrub

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Ayele & Co. Sunflower Sweets Serum

Check out the incredible before-and-after customer photos on Bahi’s Twitter page to see its hero product at work.

$22+ at Ayele & Co.

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Nubian Skin.

Nubian Skin Bodysuit

Nude lingerie that actually matches a variety of brown skin tones.

$67.50 at Nubian Skin

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Rachel Stewart.

Rachel Stewart Najee Earrings

Don’t sleep on this brand’s beautiful jewelry. We can’t keep our eyes off these earrings.

$36 at Rachel Stewart Jewelry

Tatiana Camice.

Tatiana Camice.

Tatiana Camice ‘Marigold’ Print

Nothing but beautiful Black women to be found on these art pieces.

$35+ at Tatiana Camice

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The Wrap Life.

The Wrap Life Fawohodie Wrap

Shield your strands from the winter cold with a stylish head wrap.

$52 at The Wrap Life

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Juvia’s Place.

Juvia’s Place The Zulu Palette

You’ll fall in love with these vibrant shades and the pretty packaging they come in.

$12 at Juvia’s Place

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Foxie Cosmetics.

Foxie Cosmetics Jellyfish (The Ultimate Healer) Bath Salts

We’ve been fans of this small-batch Nashville-based vegan brand for years and the bath products are simply undefeated.

$13.50 at Foxie Cosmetics

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Mented Cosmetics.

Mented Cosmetics Holiday Red Matte Lipstick Trio

This black-owned brand is the authority when it comes to lipstick for women of color, which guarantees any of these to be a color-match for the receiver.

$50 at Mented Cosmetics

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