The Annual Holiday Season is Here
The annual Holiday shopping season is upon us and of course, time to shop for the kids. the most difficult thing to find every year is some items for the younger family members that is both cool, fun, and black owned. Outside of books, it can be a bit of a struggle to find toys and activities that reflect the culture. If you have any items or companies that you know who make great items for the kids, let us know below and check out all of the other great Black owned businesses in our directory.
HBCYou Dolls is one of the top new products from a growing powerhouse in the toy space. Purpose Toys is bringing the heat when it comes to dolls, and this collection of large form dolls are all designed to represent Historically Black Colleges and Universities and inspire young girls. From cheerleaders to student leaders, kids can have fun with these dolls and they are found everywhere from Amazon, to Target, and Wal-Mart .
Naturalistas are another set of dolls from Purpose Toys. These 11.5 inch dolls are a celebration of the variety of black hair. These also come in a wide variety, one of which is an influencer who has her own ring light and laptop so she can make her videos. Your kids will love that. They also have a larger styling head that is perfect to practice those budding hair skills. Find them on Amazon, Target, and Wal-mart.
Lingo is a educational company that offers up two stem kits that have practical applications. This company was started by Aisha Bowe, a rocket scientist, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. This kit features over 18 projects, and their second, features Nascar driver Bubba Wallace and one of his sponsors, Leidos. That kit has even more great projects that will help teach you problem solving, engineering, and coding skill.s
Harper Iman is continuing to grow year after year with their line of plush linen 14 inch dolls. There are still dolls that you can order on their website which are of the most collectible and rare variety. But you can also find a collection at Target again this year. In addition, you will also find them at FAO Schwartz making Holiday magic.
Marvel’s Black Panther 2: Wakanada Forever Dolls (action figures) this year are produced by a Black Woman Owned Toy company. The Fresh Dolls was known mostly for their 11 inch fashion dolls but are stepping into some new territory here. They are doing a great job at it too, as this line of figures won a Toy of the Year award. Line up and get them now because you know the movie is going to be an event.
Its a new Holiday season and a new time for us to remind you that every kid needs its bear. Why not make it a Cubby Love Bear? This Black Family run business has soft, huggable bears that all have something special with them. They can help you learn Spanish, help the kids hear their tablet, or just make them more comfortable. Check them out today.
If you think your young kids are spending too much time on their screens, then puzzles are always a good way to keep them occupied. Cocoa Puzzles is a puzzle brand for children to get their mind activated and inspired. Grab their 5 different puzzles for this season and sign up for their mailing list to be the first in line for an all new collection which will drop in the beginning of next year.
More great ways to keep the kids occupied and off of the phones and screens is with art supplies. Sis Art Supply is one of the premier Black owned art supply companies that you can support. Older kids and more advanced artists will enjoy oil paints while this set of watercolors is great fun for all ages.