Valentine’s Day is going to look a bit different than in years past. While your usual options — like dinner in a nice restaurant, cocktails in your favourite bar, or maybe even a weekend away — are all off the table for now, there are still lots of ways of showing your special someone how much you care. If you want to make a real difference, you might want to consider using this opportunity to support a Black-owned business. Here are some of our favourite, highly giftable Valentine’s Day presents, but if you can’t find something you like, then head over to our Black-owned business directory, which now has 101 businesses in total.
For the valentine whose Zoom background needs perking up
For the valentine who is feeling seriously burnt out
For the valentine who is chilly (even when the thermostat is cranked up)
This fleecy-lined kente blanket would keep him warm.
For the valentine who accessorises (even in lockdown)
For the valentine who still insists on packing a lunch (and eating it outside)
A functional (but fun) present.
For the valentine who misses day trips
For the valentine who already burned through their Boy Smells gift set
For the valentine who likes a project
A candle will be way more satisfying if they poured it themselves.
For the valentine who already killed their Christmas peace lily
They’ll need a planter for that cactus. This one by home-décor brand Copper Dust caught our eye.
For the valentine who never says no to a nightcap
For the valentine with a five-cups-a-day habit
For the valentine who wears her hair natural
This set by Afrocenchix — which includes shampoo, conditioner, and hair cream — is made with aloe vera, and coconut and avocado oils. It also comes with a limited-edition African print bag.
For the valentine who can get ready in five minutes
For the valentine who can spend at least an hour in the bath
For the valentine who misses her hairdresser
For the valentine who has a nail polish for every occasion
For the valentine who is indecisive
For the valentine who takes an XL-size anti-bac everywhere
For the valentine who is decidedly casual on Zoom
For the valentine who doesn’t want much
And finally … something to wrap their gift in
We really like this tropical orange-and-white paper from Tihara Smith.
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