Because our black sisters deserve some extra dough
As a collective, everyone regardless of race is being called to acknowledge their privilege and act accordingly to support our Black brothers and sisters. Although an immense amount of change is needed in our government system, police work, workplace environments, and local communities, we all can start somewhere small. One of the best things we can do with our money and our privilege is to give to those who need it and deserve it. That's why this holiday season, I'm focusing on supporting small black owned businesses.
In this short but sweet list of black entrepreneurs, you will find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list, from your candle loving coworker to your self care junkie partner or roommate. And if you can't find what you're looking for, there are resources for more black owned businesses and smalls shops who deserve a spotlight too.
for that one person who basically lives in their bathtub
Whether it's your mom, partner, or roommate, we all know someone who enjoys bath time more than the average person. Nav Naturals is owned by a black mama creating all natural and organic self care products with love. And her products are 100% safe for baby skin and sensitive skin!
My favorite from her is the handmade Whipped Oil in Lavender Honey scent. Whipped oil is a gentle alternative to lotion that leaves your skin silky soft for longer than your current lotion brand ever will.
for your friend who sets the mood with scents
We all had to find something to help us stay sane during the stay at home order earlier this year. For Jourdynn, that was candle making. Her candles are hand poured in small batches in North Carolina, created with the intention of lighting up the room with vibrants sensations for your sniffer. And even better, these beautiful candles are soy based and free of those nasty phthalates and parabens we should all be avoiding.
The holiday season is the perfect time to cozy up by the fireplace with some hot cocoa. That's why we think LeighsCandleCo's Hot Cocoa and Cream candle will make all of your holiday dreams come true.
for the foodie in your life
Wake Up With Marley has taken over the internet with her colorful recipes and holistic approach to food and health. Her pages offer recipes of clean eats, homemade milk alternatives, and inspiration for the avid chef in your life.
Our recommended gift for the foodie in your bubble? The Caribbean Remedy, that supports immune health throughout the winter months and the year. This concoction can be used as an immune support, cough syrup, or home brewed tea. Marley walks you through how to create it yourself on her blog or you can purchase it premade in her shop.
for that special someone with an artist's eye
Art may be subjective but objectively I cannot move past how talented and thoughtful the work of Jazmin Anita is. Her intent in all of her creations is to provide pieces that people can resonate with and find themselves in.
From phone cases and pillows, to canvases and prints, Jazmin is providing everything your aesthetic bff needs in their life. I've been finding myself in her canvas pieces, such as "Koi" pictured above. To preview and purchase a canvas and everything else, check out her shop below.
for the spiritual guru in your world
Alternative healing and spiritually based therapies are on the rise right now. Whether the guru in your life is into astrology, past lives, tarot, or small group healing sessions, Maryam Hasnaa gives lifetime access to courses and flower medicine to support your journey on this earth.
Our favorite offering? A New Earth Mystery gift card, because what resonates with you may not resonate with the spiritual soul in your life.
Can't find what you're looking for in your shopping needs here? Check out Miiriya, a website and app with a plethora of black owned businesses in many different categories, from home interior to makeup and hair, and more!
If you're interested in learning more about your privilege as a white person and what you can do to recognize and address these privileges, check out the best selling book by black author Layla Saad Me and White Supremacy.
Know who you'll be supporting this holiday season? Or have additional resources for other readers? Leave them in the comments below!