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Finding the perfect gift for friends or family can feel like a challenge on any occasion. This is especially true if you're being intentional about supporting Black-owned businesses.
We researched products from brands that support Black businesses and are sure to provide tons of use, value, and beautify the spaces of any recipient. Our list includes vintage-inspired pieces from Estelle Colored Glasses, a sturdy tote from Rayo & Honey, and so much more.
Here are the best gifts from Black-owned businesses.
Estelle Colored Glass Regal Flute - Set of 6
Whether you want the perfect gift for a new homeowner or someone who just wants to upgrade their bar cart, Estelle Colored Glass has everything from cake stands to decanters to glasses. Try this set of six flutes so your recipient can toast it up in style for those special occasions. The amber color and structure of the glasses has a truly regal, luxe feel.
Macklin Bath & Home Bamboo Tray and Bath Pillow Combo
Soaking in a bathtub after a long day is at the top of the list for many hardworking adults. And this 100 percent bamboo tray has all the necessary features to create a relaxing vibe. There's a wine glass holder and consoles for a book, phone, or candle.
Callaloo Box Subscription Box
Foodies will absolutely appreciate the Callaloo subscription box. Each box features seasonings, sauces, snacks, and more, all from the Caribbean. Make this a one-time gift or sign your recipient up for a monthly delivery so they can consistently jazz up their meals.
Rayo & Honey Joy Is An Act of Resistance Natural Tote
Tote bags serve so many functions (groceries, travel, work, etc.), but one that features a message is even better. The "joy is an act of resistance" handmade tote by Rayo & Honey measures 23 inches long, so it can easily hold essentials and more. The zipper pockets help keep smaller items from getting lost in the shuffle.
Chic Geeks Emerald Faux Crocodile MacBook Case
Everyone has that friend who's always on the go with their laptop, so this cover from Chic Geeks is a useful gift to help them protect their expensive electronics. The faux crocodile cover easily snaps on and off, all while allowing access to all ports. It fits a range of models and comes in a ton of colors.
Jungalow Alessa Art Print by Justina Blakeney
This is one fun, distinctive piece of art to gift the colorful person in your life. The Jungalow print feels like bringing a piece of the tropical outdoors, inside. With loads of color against the black background, this would look great as a standalone print or part of a gallery wall. Choose from 8 x 10, 11 x 14, or 18 x 24 inches and maybe even gift the recipient with a frame so they can hang this immediately.
I Love Me Coloring Book: Positive Affirmation
Coloring books, whether they're for kids or adults, can be a relaxing activity and one that doesn't cost a ton. The "I Love Me" book has more than 20 pages of illustrations and positive affirmations. This particular book is designed for boys of color, but the author has other affirming books as well.
Expedition Subsahara Zalipah Storage Basket
Does that pile of toys or random clothes look like a mess? Decorating with storage baskets is one of the quickest ways to contain items you may not want out in the open. And Expedition Subsahara offers tons of colorful, bold baskets that aren't just functional, but also quite fashionable. The baskets, which are created using a coil-style weaving, can take up to 40 hours to create. The brand also sells other home decor items to keep any space looking neat and organized.
Gilded Body Pink Onyx Marble Candle
Gilded sells great body care products, but it's their collection of candles that are gorgeous and unique. They have an impressive burn time of up to 40 hours and the vessel itself is quite impressive. The handmade, marble exterior comes in pink onyx and black and is actually meant to be refilled with wax. After the initial candle burns out, a wax refill can be purchased and there's even the option to subscribe for a monthly wax delivery.
The Nice Plant Blooming Energy Box
Help your friend or family member create a zen vibe in their home with the Blooming Energy Box. The set, which can be a one-time order or subscription, has a succulent that already comes potted, natural lip balm, sage, palo santo, and a 2 or 4-ounce room spray.
Sanctuaire Coquillage Gift Set
For someone who loves all things from jewelry to home decor, Sanctuaire's gift set has the bases covered. The drawstring canvas bag includes three gorgeous items. There's the vibrant red lip tint that's certified organic and statement-making earrings made of recycled brass. The trio is rounded out with a ylang ylang and patchouli scented candle and when the wax fully burns out, the shell can be repurposed as a catchall tray.
Talley & Twine Blue, Silver & Gold Watch
It's common for most people to just use their phone to view the time, but nothing can substitute for a classic watch. Talley & Twine's timepieces offer durability and major style points. It's crafted with stainless steel and a glass that protects against scratches. It's also water resistant (up to 165 feet). In addition to the functional aspects, the watch hands have a 3D look and the leather band and mixed metal face goes with all attire.
Hogoé Kpessou Large Bee Travel Bag
For a taste of luxury and major style, Hogoé Kpessou bags are a true standout. The backpacks and handbags, made of quality leather, feature detailed stitching is a fashion winner for anyone who loves a great accessory. In addition to being gorgeous, the useful details include adjustable straps, interior pockets, and metal grommets on the bottom so the bag sits flat versus tipping over.
LipLoveLine Comfort Lip Balm
While self care beauty products like lotions and scrubs are great additions to a beauty gift basket, lip care often goes overlooked. LipLoveLine's balm is the perfect solution for lips that could use some TLC, especially during cold or windy days. The 100 percent vegan lip balm contains shea butter and coconut and sweet almond oils. The hints of peppermint and sweet menthol add a fun tingle and keep lips moisturized.
KLigg Inhale, Exhale notebook
KLigg's notebook is perfect for the person who prefers pen to paper, whether it's doodling, journaling or jotting down a to-do list. The book has 80 lined pages and the cover features a retro-style clad woman with the important message: inhale confidence, exhale doubt.
Sugarmat Kiss & Make Up Suede Yoga Mat
Have someone in your life who loves yoga but also has killer style? Then this bold, colorful yoga mat is the perfect gift. The Sugarmat collaboration with Bouffants and Broken Hearts artist, Kendra Dandy, features an absorbent suede top, a rubber base, and a tropical theme with a lipstick-wearing cheetah.
Wellthy Wrap Around Ring
For the person who appreciates a less is more approach to jewelry, Wellthy's accessory line is a good pick. The brand offers necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings in 14k yellow gold, gold vermeil, and sterling silver. The pieces are understated, which makes them wearable with pretty much anything. The brand's focus is on sustainability and every order comes packaged in 100 percent recycled materials.
Clare Wall Paint
Choosing wall paint can be one of the most stressful and time consuming home decor decisions. Luckily, Clare paint makes the process a bit easier. Their paint swatches are actually peel and stick sample kits. And you can even use their Clare Color Genius, which consists of a few quiz questions, to find the best match.
Ojai Lingerie Ultra Plush Jooley Fleece Bathrobe
It'll be easy to get comfortable and cozy with this robe. The high, shawl collar is sure to provide warmth, as well as the microfiber fleece material. With a length that hits below the knees, and even at the ankles for some, this is one plush robe. It's available in ivory or charcoal gray.
How do you find Black-owned businesses?
Finding Black-owned businesses can be as simple as doing a quick search. Once on a brand's page, you can look through their website and about page to see if there's information about the founder. Social media is also a great way to find amazing Black-owned businesses you may have never heard of.
Why is it important to support Black-owned businesses?
Supporting Black-owned businesses doesn't just support the specific brand, but it can lead to further support for other Black business owners. The steady support to their brand affords them the opportunity to not just stay in business, but create additional products, afford marketing, etc. It also shows other potential Black-owned brands that there's a market for their business.
How else can I support Black-owned businesses?
In addition to purchasing from brands, one way to assist Black-owned businesses includes everyday acts like showing support via social media. This includes following brands and liking and reposting their content. Another way to show them support is by leaving product reviews on their website or Google after purchasing from them.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This roundup was written by Patrice J. Williams. She has contributed gift guides to The Spruce since 2020. In addition to her work for The Spruce, she writes commerce articles, including product suggestions and reviews, for other outlets as well as appearing on air for The Today Show, WEtv, and she was the Savvy Shopper reporter for WPIX in New York City.