I’m a lover of the world and far off places who is so excited that you’re here. Looking forward to sharing more of my world with you and all the things I love. I hope this site really does feel like a wellness oasis right here on the internet.
The 2021 holiday season is approaching and it’s almost time to start shopping for holiday gifts! If you are looking for some ideas for holiday gifts, I have some great recommendations for you. As a business owner myself, I’ve realized how important it is to support small businesses, especially businesses with a mission. All of the holiday gift ideas are from BIPOC-owned businesses that deserve your support. You can find even more small, mission-based local businesses from my map of Biz Recs. If, like me, you want to make every dollar count while making an impact, here are some great BIPOC-owned businesses you can support this holiday season:
Actually Curious is a Black-owned conversation card game with thoughtful questions to create meaningful connections and build empathy. You can use the cards as journaling prompts, with friends or family, or even with a date. This card game is the perfect gift for someone who loves deep thinking and conversations. Shop the card packs online.
The Black Box is an easy way to support Black-owned businesses with a quarterly subscription of hand-picked goods from Black businesses. Gift a single box or purchase an annual subscription to support small businesses. Subscribe online.
Care Blackage offers curated gift boxes with items from Black-owned brands. You can send a care package, complete with gift wrapping and a handwritten note! Care Blackage is also perfect for corporate gifts. Shop Care Blackage.
54 Thrones is a beauty brand based on African roots and ethically sourced products. They source most of their ingredients from artisans from Africa. You’ll love their botanical skincare products including body masks, body oils, soaps, and much more.Shop 54 Thrones online.
Sḵwálwen is an Indigenous business that creates botanical skincare products. The company was founded by Leigh, an ethnobotanist, researcher, and community activist. The process of creating Sḵwálwen products uses Squamish cultural teachings, from harvesting plants to using those plants based on their healing properties along with high-quality oils. Shop Sḵwálwen’s luxurious products, free from harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients.
Shima’ is a non-profit organization that creates Native-made soap and farm products. Navajo farmers, herb gatherers, and medicine men and women practice ancient traditions and sustainable practices to respect the earth and create high-quality products. In addition, Shima’ offers beautiful gift boxes along with single products. Shop their collections.
Noirebud Luxury CBD
Noirebud is a Brooklyn-based luxury CBD company founded by Carolyn Gray. She has poured her heart and soul into creating luxury CBD products that are handcrafted with good energy and intention. Noirebud’s brand was also created around being unapologetically bold and Black. Shop Noirebud’s drops, teas, sprays, and apparel online.
Inside Then Out is a daily guided journal to help on your self-development journey. Nya Jones, a Jamaican-American woman, created a journal that helped her to open up. She realized that this journal could be helpful to others and created Inside Then Out to empower others to be their best self. This journal makes a great gift!
NaturalAnnie Essentials is a Black woman-owned soy candle company. The small team hand-pours each candle and the ingredients are 100% vegan and made with eco-friendly oils. The online shop features gift sets, quote candles, minimalist candles, and more.
Homebody is a Black-owned business that creates beautiful bath soaks with relaxing and healing ingredients. You can even use these bath soaks in the shower! In addition, they are great for gifting and you can find them on the Ulta website.
Stina & Mae is a Black-owned business every mom should know about. They create organic baby and toddler essentials like snuggle blankets, nursing pads, bibs, and burp cloths. They also offer perfect gift boxes for expecting parents or parents with new babies!
Artful jewelry and accessories inspired by travel and color. For example, you’ll find bags, ceramics, and apparel on the R-Ki-Tekt website. Shop for gifts online.
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Travel and wellness-inspired jewelry and more. A portion of jewelry purchases is donated to Girls Going Global, a charity that helps underserved young women experience the world through travel. Shop the collections online.
Kanda is a brand of a Black-owned, woman-owned benefit corporation. They’ve gone straight to the source for their chocolate products—everything is produced in Ghana from local cocoa beans and infused with non-GMO ingredients. Kanda ships worldwide so you can send a delicious gift anywhere! Shop online.
McBride Sisters is the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States and prides itself on being inclusive, accessible, and socially aware. You can take a wine education course and taste great wines from their collections. The perfect gift for a wine-lover! Shop their wines online.
Trade Street Jam Co. is a minority-owned business that is based on the idea that cooking should be fun and uncomplicated. The team creates small-batch jams and more. You can shop for gift sets and individual products on the website.
B is for Black Girl is an empowering book created to encourage young Black girls to love themselves and embrace their uniqueness. You will also find the book B is for Black Boy, flashcards, and merch that make great gifts! Shop online.
The ABC Travel Green Book is the #1 resource for Black travelers and tourists. The book is available as an ebook or paperback and helps travelers realize that people of the African Diaspora are everywhere. This book makes for an incredible gift for the traveler in your life. Available for purchase online.