The Holidays can be rough on your budget. There are a number of reasons that you may have to grab something that isn’t the most expensive but still can make sense for multiple people. When you’re having gatherings, sometimes it’s a good idea to have a gift or two for that unexpected guest that just dropped in. Other times you might need something real fast for a gift exchange with co-workers or an organization that you belong to. This guide won’t be as specific but we will give you some options and ideas for Black owned Gifts that won’t break the bank that you can find if you search the companies in our directory.
You have a Hip-Hop Lover who is mid-30’s or older? Maybe just a lover of that era, then you can go and grab one of these playing card decks from Peace and Riot while they are still available. Show them their favorite MC when you choose between Biggie, Jay-z, and Nas. This is especially helpful if you missed the initial kickstarter for this item.
Depending on your budgets there are plenty of candle makers that you can support, and just clicking the link above will take you to the selection that you can find via our directory. However, most candles are going to run you between $10-$15 in general. If you have a smaller budget or need something for work, or for your kid’s teachers, Natural Annie Essentials has a section of sub $10 candles for you to check out. When you need something on a smaller budget, this is one of the more affordable options.
Spices and seasonings are essential for the kitchen. Feisty Spices is a grocery brand that has your back with a wide array of affordable spices for every taste. From taco seasoning to chitterlings seasoning you can get it from the black family owned company. These make great gifts for college students as well.
Grab yourself and the people in your life socks from Black Owned Upscale Socks. This premium sock brand has socks for the entire family in great styles and colors. Grab some pairs and have them ready for people who may drop in, or put the socks into stockings as a little extra gift. Socks are always necessary and a solid gift when you aren’t sure what else to buy. But if you would like to see some other sock brands, you can see other options here.
We love Teen entrepreneurs here and teens who make products for themselves and kids that are younger are always great to see and support. Lip Bulbs is a lip gloss brand which has a fun look to it. Grab some of these and make all of the young ladies in the family happy with their own small bottle of lip gloss.
Coffee makes a great gift for those who drink it. While most of us have our blend, we always want some other options to bring some variety to our lives. Make up a gift basket with multiple varieties or brands. Or you can just find a few bags or accessories to give out as gifts of their own. Check our directory and see the dozens of great black owned brands that are available. You can also find candy coated beans, and rubs from one of our favorites 2 Bros Coffee if you want something coffee related but that isn’t strictly the drink itself.
Popcorn is a Holiday staple. You see the huge tins in every supermarket and department store. Skip those brands and get some that is fresher and made with love when you support a black owned popcorn brand. Two that we have listed are Flavor Addicts Gourmet Popcorn and King pops Gourmet popcorn. Hit the link above to see all of the popcorn brands that we have listed so far and if you know of others, suggest that they join us.
Another great item for the holiday season is of course, cookies. You can find a great variety of Black owned cookies to give as gifts this year. There are stuffed cookies like those from Cookie Society . If you want something more traditional, you can order the soft baked cookies from Kookie Cartel. You can find everything in our directory including a selection of Vegan options as well.
Books are great gifts still. The best kind are the ones that you have truly thought about. If you want to keep the book industry alive then try to shop with a Black owned book store like Mahogany Books. But they aren’t the only ones, check the link above out and get more than one book store to support.