Gift Guide: Black-Owned Brands

My second holiday post is full of bright gift picks! All of the gift recommendations in this list are from Black-owned businesses. I am super excited to purchase items from these brands for myself & for others on my list.

#1 CLOUD SOCKS

Aurora James is an icon. In addition to starting BROTHER VELLIES, she is also the founder of the 15 PERCENT PLEDGE; this nationwide effort requests major retailers pledge 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses. I ordered my first set of socks from Aurora’s collaboration with “When We All Vote” earlier this fall. This pink pair would be a lovely way to upgrade our current WFH sweatsuit uniforms.

#2 RETINOL EYE MASKS

These restorative eye mask packs from KNC BEAUTY are both chic & potent.

#3 MARBLE SWIRL CUTTING BOARD

This board is $25 & will be on sale during the holiday weekend. I just discovered EFFORTLESS COMPOSITION, a home decor company based in LA, this past week. Cannot wait to search for more eclectic but useful items from this site.

#4 FAT ICON SWEATSHIRT

AND I GET DRESSED is a super cool brand started by creator & consultant, KELLIE BROWN. I love this statement crewneck, as well the “all boobies are good boobies” mug & t-shirt.

#5 NON-TOXIC RED NAIL POLISH

This bright polish is an ideal stocking stuffer from ROOTED WOMAN. An extra bonus – this ethical beauty brand donates annually to organizations that empower women of all ages. 

#6 LOGO HANDBAG

I purchased my first TELFAR bag during their BAG SECURITY PROGRAM drop this summer. It still hasn’t arrived, but I cannot wait to wear it sometime in the new year. While there are no bags currently available for sale, I included this note in the guide to encourage you to sign up for their MAILING LIST. Their emails will alert you when there are new bags in stock!

#7 WINE GLASS SET

ESTELLE COLORED GLASS is the perfect business to close out with. The craftsmanship in her colorful collection makes her wares a lovely gift option for literally any person on your list this year.

Spotted in Brooklyn Last MonthBROTHER VELLIES Posters

Drop any additional recommendations for Black owned businesses in the comments. Would love to find more ideas from this community! If you have not already, take a look at my QUEER OWNED BRANDS GIFT GUIDE from earlier this week.

Xx,

Erin

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