Author: 14 Dec 2022minutes read
It's getting down to the wire for holiday shopping, and you're scouring the internet in hopes of landing the perfect gift for friends and family. You're in luck. We've curated a list of gift ideas for all the important people in your life.
Best of all, these gifts come from Black-owned businesses that are handpicked from Amazon's Black Business Accelerator, which strives to build opportunities for Black entrepreneurs. So, in this season of giving, consider supporting these small businesses.
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Sunday Morning Coffee Company invites coffee-lovers to slow down, inhale the rich aroma of Arabica beans and take a moment for themselves with each mindful sip. Founder Savannah D. Mitchell spent 25 years studying coffees from around the world in search of that perfect cup. Now her company sources beans from origins like Ethiopia and Jamaica, supporting small family farms. Now that's something to drink to—perhaps with the Dakota's Reserve medium roast.
When Calvin Quallis launched Scotch Porter in 2015, he wanted to provide men with the personal care products they needed to live their best, most-fulfilled lives. Scotch Porter's products are plant based and nutrient-rich, keeping a person's beard, skin, and hair moisturized. Check out the brand's Beard Collection, which includes a beard wash, conditioner, balm and serum that are infused with sandalwood and tobacco. It makes beard care a breeze and leaves beards feeling mistletoe-ready.
There's nothing in the world like a dog's love. So, get the pup fanatic in your life something special. Earthgenics is a line of organic, eco-friendly nutritional products designed to promote a healthier life for the fur-kid in someone’s life. The products are all tested and manufactured under FDA guidelines to conform to regulatory standards. The Joint Health chews can help with hip and leg mobility so that dogs of all ages can run, jump, and wag. So, gift a few bottles of these and make it a happy "howliday" for someone you care about.
At Bossy Cosmetics, founder Aishetu Dozie is on a mission to empower women to look, feel, and do good. She chose the name Bossy to reclaim a word often used to silence women and hopes her offerings, like the Hustle liquid lipstick and the Style, Meet Substance eyeshadow palette, inspire women to show up confidently as themselves. Her Ambitious lipstick was even selected as one of Oprah's Favorite Things!
Enter your average kitchen and there's likely single-use plastic everywhere: sandwich bags, freezer bags, cling wrap in every drawer or cabinet. Gaia's Eco Kitchen is on a mission to reduce waste and the burden on our environment with reusable food storage solutions. The brand's dishwasher-safe silicone bags are leakproof and come in three different sizes, while the washable beeswax wraps are a great alternative to plastic wrap. They not only save plastic from landfills, but also save you money in the long run. For the people on your shopping list who live "reuse, reduce, recycle" as a mantra, these make a great zero-waste present.
If you have that friend whose coffee table is so crowded with their favorite scented candles that you can barely set a drink down, then here's another brand to add to their collection. Tadara Smith founded Lamar Denon in 2019, naming the fragrance company after her father and brother. The brand aims to normalize self-care for men by providing an aromatic escape with scents like smoky peach and fresh linen. So, light up that special person's world with a clean-burning candle from Lamar Denon.
Rushed 15-minute showers are out in 2023; slow luxurious bath soaks are in. Kennedy Lowery started BEING in the kitchen of her one-bedroom apartment in Houston in 2017, but now has a thriving small business selling her vegan, cruelty-free line of bath salts, toners, and serums. Be sure to take a look at the Float Salt Bath, a blend of green clay and Dead Sea salt that's packed with restorative, hydrating minerals and will leave your bath smelling of peppermint and cypress.
This small family-run online shop specializes in beautifully designed stationery for every occasion, including birthdays, baby showers, thank you notes, and prayer cards. The products are adorable, functional, and look amazing on a desk. They’re great for the person who can't get enough paper goods and uses any reason to send a thank you note. (The floral watercolor note cards are especially hard to resist.)
Diaper bags and backpacks are essential for new parents, but it's slim pickings when it comes to baby accessories that are stylish. For the moms and dads that you know who are always scrambling to shove baby wipes, burp cloths, and baby formula into ill-fitting totes and purses, Kaans Designs has the solution. For instance, the colorful Mama Bag can accommodate your travel, work, and baby needs and comes with six interior and exterior pockets for squeezing everything in.
Nothing brings calm like lighting up a stick of incense. Burning incense has been part of different cultures throughout history from Africa to South Asia, and is often used as a meditation or prayer tool. For your more spiritual friends or relatives, a gift of incense is a lovely way to give them a whiff of the divine. The brand's citrus and coconut Art of Tranquility incense sticks promise to "clear the mind from all chaotic vibrations" and "create room for tranquility and peace."
Screenwriter and author Rene Rawls has spent a lifetime telling stories and grew up surrounded by books. After conducting book research in Nigeria, she decided to create the character Sule, a young African boy who solves problems using common African proverbs. Readers are able to follow Sule throughout his beautifully illustrated adventures. This may be a children’s book but it has important lessons for everyone about friendship and the power of working together. As a Kirkus Reviews’ Best Book of 2021, it makes a great addition to any bookshelf.
Aneesa Smith has been a nurse for more than 20 years, and she wanted a way for Black healthcare professionals to express themselves authentically at work. She began handcrafting small accessories that medical workers could pin to their scrubs that featured illustrations of Black women nurses. Her family business has since expanded into work backpacks, retractable badge clips, and enamel pins. Healthcare workers do so much, especially over the past few years, so thank the ones that you know with these cute designs.
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