22 Gift Ideas From Black-Owned Businesses

Support small businesses and independent makers by shopping some of our favorite gift ideas, from little thank-you treats to splurge-worthy buys.

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January 17, 2024

Birthdays, anniversaries, housewarmings and more all provide a great opportunity for you to support small Black-owned businesses, makers and creatives all year round. We’ve made it easier than ever to shop with curated gift ideas for everyone on your list from businesses you can shop and support via Etsy, Amazon, Uncommon Goods and more. Check out our favorite shops and products in the links below, and be sure to browse the makers' additional products while you’re at it.

Gift your hard-working BFF this stress-relieving candle with scents of lemongrass and jasmine. Hand-poured into reusable glass vessels with a gold lid, these soy candles from Natural Annie Essentials are paired with ECO wicks and scented with oil blends that are 100-percent phthalate-free, vegan and eco-friendly. They’re good for the planet and cute!

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This Mini Facial Mask Trio is the perfect addition to any gift box or bag. Each of the three different clays is hand-blended with rare essential oils and clays of the earth. Each offers its own skin-loving benefits as well as an aromatherapy effect during use.

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Add a little sparkle to their everyday life with this dainty gemstone chain bracelet from Aquarian Thoughts. The handcrafted bracelet features a thin chain adorned with reflective gold disks and petite faceted gemstone beads. Make the bracelet personal with your giftee’s birthstone, or use their style as your guide for selecting the perfect design.

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Help them create a spa experience at home with this collection of all-natural, vegan bath salts. All three blends are made with detoxifying Dead Sea salt, which is enhanced with carefully chosen essential oils and botanicals to relieve tension, lower stress and replenish the body.

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$18 (Pack of 6)

Let that special someone know they're your favorite with these adorable handmade greeting cards from All Very Goods. They can be used for any occasion given the blank space inside, and the sweet black cat graphic is too cute not to share. This women-owned shop offers several other budget-friendly greeting cards to gift, as well as vibrant art prints and postcards.

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Gift the world traveler in your life a brand-new, personalized luggage tag by Little Dot Studio. These acrylic tags are sleek, chic and built to last. Choose between 10 strap options (or no strap) and eight acrylic hues, from clear to matte black. These make great gifts for new parents, too; they're a perfect nametag option for daycare diaper bags.

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If you watch Shark Tank, then you know luxe beauty brand 54 Thrones. (They even made it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2020!) This gift set features five uniquely scented hand-and-body butters specifically created for dry skin with two types of shea butter. Inspired by ancestral African shea butter traditions, these butters will leave their skin soft, smooth and hydrated. Plus, the unique scents will transport them straight to Africa.

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Personalized stationery sets make great gifts for the teacher, work wife or Type-A neighbor in your life. We’re obsessed with this rainbow foil notecard set from woman-owned shop Patrina’s Paperie. Each card set comes with your choice of primary colors and six envelope hues. The Denver-based shop also offers an extensive collection of personalized paper goods to add to your card order or to treat yourself for the new year.

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Introduce your little one to the cultural variety of the world while building their cognitive brain, memory and fine motor skills at the same time. Kemi Tignor's puzzle features 48 illustrated pieces that create a fantastically diverse image of the people and relationships around us, and is the perfect opportunity to get in some screen-free playtime.

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From $144

The COWRIE Infinity Necklace from Omi Woods will earn you double brownie points in the gifting category, especially considering it's one of Etsy's Picks and a finalist in the Etsy Design Awards. The dreamy necklace features two cowrie shells on a dainty 40-inch chain in your choice of sterling silver, gold vermeil or solid 14-karat gold. What was once a form of currency in West Africa, the cowrie shell is now a symbol of abundance and prosperity.

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This one-of-a-kind clay jewelry dish crafted by The Pink Locket will give them a little pep talk before heading out the door. They can beautifully store rings, necklaces and other small trinkets on their dresser, bedside table or bathroom vanity. Inspired by confident women, you can choose from three mood-boosting phrases: Today I Will Slay, Effortless Beauty and Boss Lady.

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Give your loved ones a gift that keeps giving with this uplifting affirmation card set. The budget-friendly buy encourages giftees to form positive, empowering thoughts daily. Shop a set for your special peeps and pick up one for yourself, too.

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Pop! Fizz! Clean! The handmade bath bombs from Charmed Bath & Body make a perfect personal spa day treat. Each bath bomb is handmade with recognizable vegan ingredients like baking soda, Epsom salt, citric acid, kaolin clay, grapeseed oil, witch hazel, cornstarch and essential oils. The bath-time treats come in six intoxicating fragrances: coffee, eucalyptus and spearmint, grapefruit, lavender, rose and oat milk, and honey.

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Made from bamboo, this gorgeous salt cellar is hand-decorated with a resin technique to make the one-of-a-kind shoreline design.

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From $389

Looking to spoil the new parents in your life? Give them the invaluable gift of a good night’s sleep with these luxurious linen sheets. The artisanal linen sheets are made in the U.S. using high-quality linen sourced from the top mills in Belgium and Italy. The dreamy sets are available in 10 (!) unique sizes and 29 hues to suit all bed sizes and styles.

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Elevate your homebody’s movie marathons with this ultra-cozy, chic floor pillow. Each overstuffed pillow is created with comfort in mind and comes in a round or square silhouette. The crisp, black-and-white dashed pillow cover is designed by artist After Another. Check out more incredible designs and pick up a matching throw blanket or wall clock on the artist's Society6 shop page.

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$15.39

The amateur chef in your life kneads this sourdough cookbook created by Bryan Ford. In New World Sourdough, Bryan walks readers through classical artisan techniques for achieving the perfect bake every single time. The book includes recipes for everyday staples like bagels and brioche, along with recipes for drool-worthy plantain sourdough, beignets and choco pan de coco.

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Perfect for the budding home chef, this sea salt sampler includes seven of the best-tasting and hard-to-find salts, like Cyprus Lemon and Port Wine, that are housed in Pyrex test tubes with all-natural cork stoppers.

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The I Know Collection habit tracker is designed to assist them in their journey by helping them to build healthy habits, track their progress and learn from experience in order to become a better version of themselves. This notebook has a unique design with grids that allow them to write down the habits they want to create and the goals they want to achieve over a period of 17 weeks.

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These luxe, faux-fur slippers are perfect for the homebody who wants to stay cozy and chic at home.

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$64.99 $39.99

This favorite travel version of the beloved game of backgammon features a stylish leatherette case, zipper closure and a removable wrist strap. The playing field is made of velvety soft felt and the points are leatherette and stitched into the playing surface. The surface and pieces are magnetic, making it the perfect travel companion for the backgammon player.

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For the avid journaler and writer, nothing beats a brand-new notebook. This soft-cover notebook features a dotted paper format with 5mm spacing that's perfect for bullet journaling.

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