With Christmas and New Year’s just a couple of days away, you may have just remembered that you forgot to get a gift for a family member or friend. You went to your local mall in search of the perfect gift, but couldn’t find anything. You may have skimmed through the Amazon website to find something, thinking “well at least it’ll get here in two days“. But, now you saw the one item you actually thought was cute enough to give as a gift is out of stock.
Now you’re hopelessly staring at your computer screen wondering where else could you get a gift from. You then remember during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, many people on social media took it upon themselves to support more black businesses around the world. With many black businesses in the world, it’s important to have your eyes open to the ones that interest you. However, it’s also nice for people to suggest black-owned businesses to you.
With everyone within this year starting a business or even a YouTube channel, Indie Graphics is a perfect gift for a family member or friend that needs graphics for whatever creative thing they have in mind. If your friend just started a business and needs graphics, Indie Graphics offers a complete branding consultation. Which in this package includes many things like logos, branded social media templates, and the list goes on. You can also visit the website to see many examples of their work on the website.
If your family or friend is the type that enjoys homemade teas, sage, incense, and headwraps, then Powerful Omni is the perfect place to look for a gift. The black woman-owned business offers a variety of delicious homemade teas and beautiful fabric headwraps for women. Powerful Omni also offers things for men, which are silky durags in a variety of colors.
If the person you’re gifting is really into skin and body care, Brooklyn Shea is one of the businesses you should look into. The business offers many things like shea butter, body oil, and beard oil. One of the most popular products on their website are the Brooklyn Bars, which price range is set at $7. The Brooklyn Bars help people with sensitive and dry skin.
Sparrow and Lilly sell many things for a different type of people. If the person you’re gifting in need of lashes, Sparrow and Lilly have that. If you need some things to make a cute keychain, Sparrow and Lilly offer these cute letter keychains. One of the upcoming products Sparrow and Lilly is launching are the signature trinket boxes. These trinket boxes could be used for a variety of things for a person’s liking.
Desires by Saint Paris is perfect for a male family member or friend that loves looking stylish when they leave out the house. The clothing brand offers clothes for both genders, but sometimes it could be quite hard to find a perfect gift for a guy. The clothing brand offers many items like bodysuits, pants, shirts, and shorts. If your family member or friend is into fashion, buying something from Desires would be perfect. (P.S Some items are on sale right now.)
If none of these suggestions are your cup of tea, you can always visit miiriya.com, which is a website similar to Amazon. However, all of the products that are being offered on their website are from black-owned businesses.
On July 7th, #BlackOutDay took place, which during this time, many black people around the world decided to control where black dollars contribute to. They didn’t spend any money during this day unless it was towards a black-owned business. After that day, it was a huge increase in many black-owned businesses ‘ sales. When supporting black-owned businesses you’re supporting black wealth and the black community. So, if you need an item and you’re aware of a black business that has that item, try to buy from them. You never know what that one purchase may mean to that black-owned business.