One way to support Black-owned businesses right now, which have disproportionately shuttered amid the pandemic, is to do your holiday shopping at local, Black-owned shops. With that in mind, we scoured through our lists of Black-owned brands and companies to find gifts for every type of person on your list — from recently retired wine lovers to chatty kids. We found gold earrings, supersoft yarn, and a couple books, all made by Black artists or sold by Black businesses.
For the cousin who loves green juice
For the co-worker who always used to eat at Sweetgreen
For the mother-in-law with maximalist interior design taste
For the friend who cares more about exteriors
For the sibling who just moved into their first apartment
Hanging a piece of framed wall art — like this calming, meditative print by Kenesha Sneed, aptly titled Safe Space — is a surefire way to make their space feel a little less like a college dorm.
For the cousin who just moved to Seattle
Your cousin’s new West Coast friends will be pleased to know that this gender-neutral, Scandi-style raincoat is made from 32 recycled plastic bottles — just like all of the vegan, waterproof apparel at Baxter Wood, which is made sustainably and supports sustainable-education programs in developing countries through its partnership with 1% for Education.
For the style-obsessed teen
For the pregnant woman
For the expecting parents
For the new parents
It won’t make up for the hours of missed sleep, but a week’s worth of allergen-free, African-inspired frozen meals from Global Village Cuisine — including a chickpea vegetable tagine and a lentil stew — means that cooking dinner is one less thing they have to do.