If this year has taught us anything, it is that we must support and invest in our own organizations, services, and businesses if we are going to lay the foundation for our collective liberation.
To make it easier for you to give Black and knock your holiday shopping list out while supporting Black businesses, we have compiled gift and business guide for you. In a time where community building is imperative, you’ll be taking an intentional step towards that and becoming that friend that gives the best gifts.
There’s something on our list for everyone:
There has to be at least one book geek on your list. Warm up their holiday with these reads.
- CRWN Magazine
- Swing Time (a novel by Zadie Smith)
- They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement (a non-fiction book by Wesley Lowery)
- The Sellout (a novel by Paul Beatty)
Yes, Black folx love art. You should buy them some.
No explanation necessary.
- Philadelphia Printworks
- Gloss Rags
- BECAUSE OF THEM WE CAN
- Dapper Black Box
- Free Black Tees
- Grecian Garb (for members of the Divine 9)
- Nubian Skin
One of the most personal and endearing gifts for a loved one or significant other is handmade jewelry. Remember to support these Black artisans.
- Rachel Stewart Jewelry
- Wild Moon
- Cee Cee’s Closet NYC
- Pin Living Color
- Lost Queens
- The Wrap Life
- Constant Covering
We have talked about self-care time and time again here. Don’t forget to gift it too.
- Beija Flor Naturals
- Jacq’s Organics
- Brown Butter Beauty
- KA’OIR Cosmetics
- Ginger + Liz
- Fashion Fair
Writing is a dying art. Keep it alive with these retailers.