It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you’re probably thinking of holiday gift ideas and stocking stuffers. This season, give the gift of empowerment by spending your money with a black-owned business. According to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, black-owned businesses are more likely to fail due to lower education rates, less managerial experience, and not having prior family business involvement. This holiday season, we have the power to change these trends by supporting black-owned businesses and being more proactive about where we spend our money. If you’ve been looking for holiday gift ideas for family friends and want to help out black-owned businesses that deserve it, you’ve come to the right place.
Golden Grooming Co. is on a mission to change the way black men think about haircare and skincare. This business was born after realizing that there were no quality plant-based products made for men of color. They use the best all-natural ingredients to create a product line specifically formulated for black men. They have Beard Bundle Kits and Grooming Kits, making it a perfect gift for this holiday season. Best of all, these products actually work. But Golden Grooming Co. is so much deeper than great hair and great skin, they’re all about growth and helping black men become the best versions of themselves. Check out Golden Grooming Co.’s amazing grooming product line.
Champ Boxers are designed to provide comfort, fit, and style for the everyday black male at a fraction of the cost. This business was created after realizing there were no premium, comfortable, and fashionable boxer briefs that catered to black men. Champ Boxers is dedicated to elevating expectations of how well boxer briefs fit by creating a product that compliments everyday movement while providing security. The reviews are nothing short of excellent and the 3-Pack configuration makes it a perfect holiday gift. Check out Champ Boxers’ sauced-up product line.
Black Girl Sunscreen has a name that says it all. This business creates high-quality, natural sunscreen for black women. Black Girl Sunscreen was born after realizing that we deserved a natural sunscreen that didn’t leave an annoying white residue. Black Girl Sunscreen's goal is to debunk the myth in our community that “black people don’t need sunscreen” and to make sunscreen a part of our summer routine. The chance to protect your loved ones from harmful UV rays make it a perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer. Check out Black Girl’s Sunscreen’s melanin-loving product line.
L. Howard Leather is a luxury leather handbag designer. L. Howard Leather is what happens when you mix quality and uniqueness with sex appeal and longevity. This company is creating its own lane in the white-dominated handbag industry. Their pieces are crafted from the finest leather and the most authentic, exotic hides available. L. Howard Leather’s mission is to build the highest quality bag possible that will last for generations. These classic, luxurious, heirloom pieces make it a perfect holiday gift for that special someone. Check out L. Howard Leather’s one-of-a-kind collection.
Black Financial Literacy Store will help you give the gift of financial literacy. With the new year just around the corner, your family and friends will probably be making financial resolutions for the new year. Dr. Boyce Watkins built this store on the premise that building wealth is the ultimate form of community activism. This store sells a series of educational packages that promote a solid financial foundation. These packages teach you about wealth-building and range from 1st grade until adulthood. Knowledge is our greatest gift, making this one a perfect holiday gift idea. Check out Black Financial Literacy Store’s educational packages.
United Negro College Fund is the nation’s largest and most effective education organization. This organization has awarded over 450,000 scholarships to college-bound students and continues to financially support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). If you’re already done holiday shopping and you’re in the spirit of giving, why not make a donation and give the gift of education? Check out United Negro College Fund’s donation page to help the students in our community.
Sia Collective is an independent clothing brand inspired by the streets. We haven’t seen a complete clothing line of this quality since the FUBU era, so this is a major step forward for the culture. If the eye-catching styles and designs don’t speak to you, then the passionate founder will. Sia Collective’s mission is to challenge the way we think about and value black-owned fashion brands. Check out Sia Collective’s dope fashion line.
Twist It Up Comb is the best way to twist Afrocentric hair. The “nappy fro” look has become very popular in our community and the Twist It Up Comb provides better results than the traditional “sponging” method. This business was born and featured on Shark Tank after realizing how unsanitary and unbeneficial hair twisting sponges were, since you can’t wash them and because they absorb the moisture from your hair. washability, portability, and durability makes it a great holiday gift idea. Check out the Twist It Up Comb’s product and color combinations.
The Crayon Case is a cosmetic line dedicated to amateur makeup users and aspiring makeup artist. This company aims to encourage all people to treat their face as a blank canvas, as they pursue the ultimate creation of their personal masterpiece. The Crayon Case makes high-quality makeup more affordable for people that are entering the makeup industry. The fun and effective and products make it a perfect holiday gift idea. Check out The Crayon Case’s school-themed product line.