Whether you’re getting a head start on Christmas shopping, or you have a family/friend with a birthday in winter, consider getting your gifts from Black-owned businesses this year. We looked through our directory of Black-owned businesses (you can see the full list here) to find gifts for every type of person on your list. From cousins you struggle to buy for every year to your new boyfriend’s family, we found a trove of giftable products, all made by Black artists or sold by Black businesses.
For the mum who misses her mug in the office
For the cousin who works from bed
For the aunt who has trouble switching off
For the uncle who has trouble switching off (but loves a project)
For the boyfriend (who is also a plant dad)
For the brother of your boyfriend (who can’t even keep cacti alive)
For the nephew who just got his own place
For the colleague who is feeling kind of frazzled
For the housemate who is a frontline worker
For the daughter who spends 8 hours a day on Zoom calls
For the sister who pierced everyone’s ears in year 8
For the girlfriend who leaves a trail of bobby pins in her wake
For the father-in-law who perfected his Mai-Tai during lockdown
For the godson whose parents have a ‘wooden toys only’ policy
For the brother-in-law who just became a dad
For the niece who wears her hair natural
For the best friend who hasn’t been clean-shaven since 2007
By Aaron Wallace’s mango and blackseed hair and beard moisturiser is specifically designed to cater for Afro hair, which is highly prone to water loss (which increases the chance of breakage). It also comes in a highly giftable navy bottle.
For the best friend who has a lipstick for every occasion (even in lockdown)
For the mother-in-law who does her Christmas shopping in August
For the younger cousin who has seen Moonlight at least a hundred times
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