15 Unique Black-Owned Businesses To Shop This Holiday Season

Finding the perfect holiday gift can be hectic, especially if you’re looking for locally sourced and ethical brands to shop from this season. These 15 gifts from Black-owned businesses will be the perfect way to support hardworking, sustainable, and trailblazing entrepreneurs while integrating ethical fashion into your holiday shopping routine!

01. For the Gold Jewelry Fanatic

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Yam is a woman-operated New York-based jewelry line, where each piece is made-to-order. The Posy Choker is a reimagined take on a staple pendant necklace, perfect for the gold jewelry wearer in your life.


02.   For the Avante- Garde Experimentalist  

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Founded just over a year ago, Sterre Peyton continues to push boundaries and remain truly limitless by creating hand-cut and sewn gender-neutral garments, such as the Sterre Peyton Hybrid Sweater. If you appreciate conscious fashion, consider Sterre Peyton, where numerous garments are made from biodegradable materials.


03.  For the Book Worm

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Be Rooted integrates culture and wellness into its stationery products. The avid reader in your life is sure to enjoy this set, equipped with a pocket journal, a decorative bookmark, and colorful page markers.


04. For the Habitual Over Packer

The Chocolate Girl Collection was birthed from the desire to spread empowerment and celebration for Black women, with affirming messages funneled throughout the brand’s merchandise. This oversized tote bag will be the perfect gift when thinking about that friend that needs everything with them on the go!


05.  For the Comfort Lover

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Vagabond has redefined a loungewear essential: the everyday hoodie. The Detroit Hoodie is silk lined, which protects the hair while instituting luxury. 


06.  For the Artisanal Accessory Collector

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FEZEKAWEAR specializes in handmade crochet apparel and accessories, ideal for the person that desires a gift that’s uniquely theirs and different from the masses!


07.  For the Eco-Friendly Rockstar

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This LA-Based, slow fashion house takes sustainability to the next level. At Kuju, real succulents are used to create each garment, establishing a new and innovative approach to eco-friendly fashion.


08. For the Green Tea Latte Enthusiast

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As a superfood retail hub, Golde specializes in wellness products from skincare to digestive health aids. The Superwhisk + Matcha Kit is for the person who loves to order green tea lattes at Starbucks and may enjoy making one from the comfort of their home!


09.  For the Lip Combo Lover 

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Pat McGrath has been called “the most influential makeup artist” by American Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour. McGrath now owns one of the leading beauty labels in the world, and her Major Mini Lip Trios make the perfect lip combo attainable for on-the-go wear!


10. For the Cozy Cowgirl

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Creativity and quality are the missions of this NYC- founded footwear emporium, Arch. Their Plush Edit Slipper in Cowgirl is for the gift recipient that is fashionable, even in their coziest moments!


11. For the Simple Skincare Routinist

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Not only has Pharell Williams dominated the music industry, but now the musician’s skincare company, Humanrace, has received beauty industry praise. The unisex line’s Three-Minute Facial trio set demonstrates how the products are produced with self-care, simplicity, and accessibility in mind.


 12. For the Health is Wealth Believer 

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If you’re shopping for someone who integrates positivity, wellness, and health into their daily routine, consider Upgrade. This Atlanta-based fashion and wellness fusion integrates personal development and well-being in each of its products. Shop the company’s newest addition, Frosted Tea Mugs.


13. For the Statement Bag Carrier

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I’m sure you’ve seen these bags by now, but CISE still has me hooked! Founded in LA, CISE has created a community around its products that illustrate the importance of protection and support of the Black community. This Protect Black Kids- Vegan Leather Mini Bag will make your gift recipient’s eyes twinkle with gratitude and the reflection of chrome!


14. For the Deep Conversationalist

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Have you ever seen a card game touch on meaningful topics ranging from relationship compatibility to toxic familial patterns? The Unpack That card game is perfect for couples, friends, or family to reflect, connect, unpack, and laugh together.


15.  For the Modern Sleeping Beauty

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Jackie Aina is one of this generation’s most cherished beauty and lifestyle pioneers. Aina has coupled her foundations in Youtube with a new entrepreneurship venture, through her luxury self-care line “FORVR Mood”. We all have that loved one that is always down to catch up on some sleep, and this Pink Pure Silk Pillowcase will make them feel like royalty in more than just their dreams!


Featured image via Sterre Peyton, Sephora, Golde. Design by Her Campus Media/Cindy C of Unsplash.