Our Favorite Holiday Gifts From Black-Owned Businesses, Makers + Creatives
From stocking stuffers to splurge-worthy buys, support small businesses and independent makers while tackling your holiday gift list.
Holiday shopping is upon us, and your never-ending gift list is a great opportunity for you to support small Black-owned businesses, makers and creatives this year. We’ve made it easier than ever to do just that with curated gift ideas for everyone on your list from Black-owned businesses you can shop and support via Etsy, Society6, Uncommon Goods and more. Check out our favorite shops and products in the links below, and be sure to browse the maker’s additional products while you’re at it.
The Double Up necklace from Omi Woods will earn you double brownie points this holiday season. The dreamy necklace features two sterling silver coins coated in 18k gold vermeil and a pair of stacked, whisper-thin chains. Each necklace is handcrafted with conflict-free metal and African gold by artisans in Toronto. Looking to splurge? Omi Woods offers their jewelry designs in platinum and 10K-24K solid rose, white and yellow gold, too.
Note: Due to increased demand, Covid-19 delays and the handmade nature of this product, Omi Woods expects a shipping time of 3-4 weeks from the date of purchase. The good news? Everything in their shop is well worth the wait.
Looking to spoil the new parents on your holiday list this year? Give them the invaluable gift of a good night’s sleep with these luxurious linen bedsheets. The artisanal linen sheets are made in the US using high-quality linen sourced from the top mills in Belgium and Italy. The dreamy sets are available in 13 (!) unique sizes and 25 hues to suit all bed sizes and styles.
Note: Due to increased demand, Covid-19 delays and the artisanal quality of this product, Linoto expects to ship all products 3-4 weeks from the date of purchase.
Blue, white and beautiful — this handmade bandana from All Very Goods, a woman-owned shop, is a budget-friendly gift that keeps on giving. The versatile scarf works overtime as a hair accessory, breezy neckwear, a chic belt and a frame-worthy piece of art. Blue not your hue? The Washington-based shop offers 23 bandana designs to choose from, as well as a series of vibrant art prints, on-the-go tote bags and graphic art greeting cards.
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.
Treat your loved ones to a spa day in a jar with these vegan powder face masks from Charmed Bath & Body, a woman-owned skincare business located in Greenville, S.C. Charmed Bath & Body creates each mask from scratch in small batches using cruelty-free ingredients. Choose between the Detox Charcoal Mask, Calming Rose Clay Mask, Rejuvenating Matcha Mask or Turmeric Mask based on your giftee’s unique skincare needs.
Up their holiday decor game with this snow-capped duo from The Heart Department Co. The minimalist wooden house pair is handmade with a stained spruce wood base and hand-painted white details. The Heart Department Co. is a woman-owned business based in Erlanger, Ky. Add the pair to your cart ASAP, but be sure to peek at The Heart Department Co.'s other high-style home and lifestyle products before checking out.
Shimmery and sweet, these celestial studs will never go out of style. The lustrous earrings from designer Annie Harrill make the perfect solo gift or stocking stuffer for any cosmic cutie on your list. Handmade in Cleveland, each pair boasts a glowing double-crescent moon brass base and a light-catching crushed pyrite center.
Life is too short for empty walls. This modern moon cycle print from The Everyday Print Co., a woman-owned shop, is a must for minimalist, eclectic and bohemian interiors alike. We’re obsessed with how its white base and black motif pack cool contrast into a space without overpowering the surrounding design elements. Looking for something with more color? The Everyday Print Co. offers an extensive collection of modern prints with color stories ranging from warm neutrals to poppy yellows.
Home-cooked meals just got exponentially tastier thanks to this sweet and savory hot sauce duo from Leilani Kali Rivers and John Hercel. The dynamic pairing is made with mood-boosting ingredients (yes, really!) and crafted by hand in New York City. The Herbal Alchemy hot sauce features a mix of bell peppers, vinegar, ginger, garlic, onions, cilantro and scotch bonnet peppers. Its fruity counterpart, the Sweet Heat Hot Sauce, features a mouthwatering mix of mango, pineapple, vinegar, garlic and habanero peppers.
Personalized stationery sets make great gifts for the teacher, work wife or Type-A neighbor in your life. We’re obsessed with this festive monogrammed wreath notecard set from woman-owned shop Patrina’s Paperie. Each card set comes with your choice of six shimmery foil finishes and nine envelope colors. 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.
Pop! Fizz! Clean! The handmade bath bombs from Charmed Bath & Body make a perfect stocking stuffer or personal spa day treat for the holiday season. Each 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.
Satisfy their sweet tooth with a batch of fresh-baked Santa cookies from Pent Up Cookie Company. Each batch includes 12 mouthwatering shortbread sugar cookies with hand-piped Santa Claus faces in cheerful holiday hats. Have another holiday cookie design in mind? They take custom orders and ship anywhere in the US.
Note: The deadline to order cookies for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is Dec. 10, so place your order ASAP.
Elevate your homebody’s movie marathons with this ultra-cozy and très chic modern floor pillow. Each overstuffed pillow is created with comfort in mind and comes in a round or square silhouette. The crisp, black-and-white striped pillow cover is designed by artist Alyissa Letters. Check out more of Alyissa’s incredible designs, and pick up a matching striped throw blanket or wall clock on her Society 6 shop page.
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.