When it comes time to shop this holiday season, consider skipping the big-box stores this year and going for a more diverse range of businesses. To help you get started, we've curated a list of beautiful holiday gifts, all from Black-owned businesses.
You'll find a great gift here for everyone on your list, and you'll be supporting Black-owned businesses in the process. It's truly a win-win!
Immortalize hand-written recipes with this laser-engraved wood cutting board. Be sure to check out all the custom home decor from this Fort Worth-based brand.
Buy it: Morning Joy Co Recipe Cutting Board, $69; Etsy
InBooze creates cocktail infusion kits made up of dehydrated ingredients, spices, and herbs to infuse your alcohol. All you need to do is add the booze. This classic margarita infusion kit is a fan-favorite with over 900 glowing reviews. Plus, it's completely sugar free.
Buy it: Classic Margarita Cocktail Kit to Infuse Tequila by InBooze, $13; Etsy
We love this unique utensil holder because of its handmade, woven design. Not only does it add a bohemian vibe to any kitchen, but the soft raffia and sweet grass material is perfect for the accident-prone cook.
Buy it: Woven Kitchen Utensil Holder, $69: Jungalow
Laila Ali, world-class athlete and daughter to the late Muhammad Ali, created her own lifestyle brand that celebrates the joy of food and prioritizing health. This gift box includes three of her original spice blends: Sassy, Spicy, and Soulful. These blends were created to mix and match, so you can get creative in your kitchen.
Buy it: Spice Blends Trio & Gift Box, $33; Laila Ali Lifestyle
Trade Street Jam Co. gets its name from the tiny North Carolina apartment it started in. Their limited-edition holiday jam is now available for pre-order. The tart-sweet combination makes the ideal spread for a turkey sandwich, breakfast pastry, or even a holiday cocktail.
Buy it: Cranberry Raspberry Sage Jam, $14; Trade Street Jam Co.
Glo Through It is a creative endeavor born out of quarantine. Stuck inside a tiny apartment, Kandace Florence of Virginia Beach created her own line of handmade soy-wax candles. This comforting, apple spice-scented candle has notes of bourbon, cinnamon, butter, and of course, apples.
Buy it: Abundance Candle, $22; Glo Through It
Know a little baker in the making? This set of wooden baking tools makes play time sweet. It includes a wooden stand mixer with a metal swivel whisk, bowl, kitchen scale, wooden egg (that cracks to reveal a felt egg white and yolk), a pack of butter, a box of flour containing 15 white felt discs, and a wooden cake tin.
Buy it: Home Baking Set, $50; Kido
The Cookie Society is a boutique bake shop founded by Marissa Allen (with the support of her former-NFL player husband). This sampler set contains one of each of their classic flavors, for a total of six cookies. Nationwide shipping is available, and if you're local be sure to swing by their store front in Frisco, Texas.
Buy it: Classic Cookie Sampler, $20; Cookie Society
For the jet setter, nap lover, or anyone who relishes a good night's sleep, this adorable face mask will send you to la-la land in style. The velour exterior is available in both emerald and pink, and the silk interior sits comfortably across your eyes.
Buy it: Velour/Silk Sleep Mask, $12; Bifties
Southern Hospitality was created by a Southern husband and wife podiatrist team. Their line of natural foot-care products are made in small batches with high-quality ingredients. Pamper your loved ones with this starter kit that includes a sweet tea foot soak, foaming sugar scrub, foot cream, and your choice of a foot file or pumice brush.
Buy it: Southern Hospitality Gift Set, $42; Southern Hospitality
Anyone will start their day off with a smile when they use one of these mugs with a mantra, quote, or even a custom print. Browse their dozens of pre-made mugs, or add your own personal message.
Buy it: Bless Your Heart Mug , $23; Mantra Mugs
This sister-owned business creates high-quality candles and body products using essential oils and natural ingredients. Their two-piece gift set features an eight-ounce soy candle and an organic soap bar all wrapped up in a complimentary gift bag.
Buy it: 2-Piece Organic Soap and Soy Candle Set, $43; JenSan Home and Body
Share the love with this heart-shaped loose-leaf tea infuser. It makes a great stocking stuffer or white elephant gift.
Buy it: Tea Infuser, $3; Bifties
Actually Curious was created to help people connect through meaningful question and answer games. The Happy Hour Edition explores dreams, ambitions, and more all in one pocket-sized playing card deck. The entertainer on your list will appreciate this instant conversation starter.
Buy it: Actually Curious Happy Hour Edition Card Set, $25; Amazon
This is one gift that embodies all things cozy: A chain bookmark featuring an enameled cup of tea charm. The hand-lettered "self care" message serves as the perfect reminder to stop and take time for what matters.
Buy it: Self-Care Mug Enamel Bookmark, $12; Etsy
Lillie's of Charleston is a family-run business that offers a variety of sauces and spice blends with authentic Charleston flavor. This variety pack is available in both hot and mild versions. Gift this set to the grill master, pit master, or any foodie in your life.
Buy it: Lillie's of Charleston 3 ct. Mild Variety Gift Box, $32; Amazon
Hana Getachew is a New York-based designer who created Bolé Road Textiles to pay homage to her Ethiopian heritage. This tea towel set comes in three different colorways. Each is handwoven in Ethiopia with 100 percent Ethiopian cotton.
Buy it: Tea Towels Set, $135; Bolé Road Textiles
These handmade, small-batch body products make the ideal gift for the men in your life. This set includes a soy candle, body/beard butter, and massage oil all in a woodsy and masculine Mahogany Teakwood scent.
Buy it: Aromaology Men's Gift Set, $65; Etsy
Iveeys Founder Ivy Lawson left her job as an engineer and moved to Jamaica to become a bee farmer. This gift set is made up of three different flavors of creamed, raw Jamaican honey.
Buy it: Ivyees Creamed Floral and Ginger, Hibiscus, Sorrel and Logwood Honey Gift Set, $54; Macy's
According to their website, this all minority-led distillery is inspired by Nathan "Nearest" Green, the first African-American master distiller on record and the "best whiskey-maker the world never knew." Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey uses a unique filtering process whereby bourbon is filtered through sugar maple charcoal, a process confirmed to have been brought to Tennessee by enslaved people. The brand has garnered over 75 awards since its 2017 debut. Their 1856 premium-aged whiskey is the perfect introduction to this incredibly smooth line of Tennessee whiskey.
Buy it: Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey, $59; ReserveBar
Help your friends and family make this the most intentional year yet with this annual planner from Altar Planning Co. It features a vertical weekly layout, goal planning sheets for each quarter, in addition to money management sheets. All of it is bound together in their soft-touch, flexi-binding.
Buy it: The 2021 Annual, $42; Altar Planning Co.
Ultralight Dreams features a line of bright and colorful, handcrafted terra cotta planters that will bring a little light to anyone's life. It's the perfect gift for the plant-fanatic in your life.
Buy it: Stripes Planter 6-inch Pot, $55; Ultralight Dreams
Little Likes Kids was founded by professional educators and moms who want kids to have a well-rounded learning experience. This jumbo toddler puzzle is designed to aid in brain development and features an original chicken and waffles design.
Buy it: Little Likes Kids Chicken and Waffles Jigsaw Puzzle, $14; Amazon
Know a mom in need of a diaper-bag upgrade? The Mommy Bag can be used as a diaper bag, hospital bag for expecting moms, or travel bag. The interior is lined with pockets to keep everything organized, and the bag comes complete with a diaper changing pad for on-the-go changing.
Buy it: Mommy Bag in Leopard, $169; Llama Momma Company
This brand of luxury, hand-blown glassware is a favorite of one of our staffers here at Allrecipes. Put your hard work on display with this colored-glass cake stand. It's sure to make any tablescape complete.
Buy it: Cake Stand in Cobalt Blue, $225; Estelle