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The Black-Owned Businesses Gift Guide

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Shopping this gift guide is a win-win. You’ll help support black-owned businesses while also getting inspiration for thoughtful and unique presents that are sure to please everyone on your holiday shopping list this year. 


Briogeo’s texture-specific haircare has a product for every type of hair. Everything from the shampoos to the leave-in conditioners is made from simple and natural ingredients, plus are completely cruelty-free. The adorable Merry Multi-Masking Kit and or Frizz Control Travel Kit make perfect gifts. 


Start your own book club with BlackLit’s monthly subscription box. Each box costs just $26.67 per month but includes over $100 of value. You’ll get a new book by an author of color, 3-5 products from black-owned businesses, and a set of discussion questions to spark conversations. 

OUI The People

What started out as OUI Shave has grown into a creative and inclusive company known as OUI the People. Their mission? To help people feel great in their own skin, with self-care items like a featherweight body gloss or a Big Mood bath soak. Is there any more 2020-appropriate gift than this The Patriarchy Candle?

Bossy Cosmetics

Bossy Cosmetics’ mission statement is “empowering women to look, feel, and do good.” The brand’s vibrantly colored makeup is leaping bunny certified (and 100 percent cruelty-free). A portion of sales go to support nonprofit organizations, and customers are given the option to add in an extra donation when they buy. The affordable glosses and liquid lipsticks make great stocking stuffers.


For a special gift that you won’t see worn on every other person’s arm, give one of DAEM’s handcrafted watches. Designed in Brooklyn and made in Switzerland, these luxury timepieces range from classic to modern looks.


If you can’t leave home to travel right now, bring travel into your home via 54kibo’s thoughtfully curated collection of contemporary African Design. This vibrant throw pillow, Ethiopian throw blanket, and hand-crocheted Ndlovu Elephant all make for a perfect cozy-at-home gift.   

Ujamaa Box

Discover new favorite small businesses through the Ujamaa Box, a quarterly subscription that delivers unique products from up to six black-owned businesses to your doorstep. You can expect to receive a wide range of items in each box, including food, art, fashion, and beauty products. 

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