If you want the latest on Black-owned brands that can offer you some of the best gifts for your loved ones of all ages, we have good news for you. We’ve compiled a great list of companies that sell items perfect for the special people in your life that has something for everyone. It even includes brands created by black entrepreneurs as young as 17. Check out how you can buy black and have an array of gift options below.
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Gregory Sylvia Designer Bags:
Founded by husband and wife team, Gregory and Terri Sylvia Pope, Gregory Sylvia is a luxury brand of fine handbags and leather goods for the discerning, design-focused consumer. Through innovative design, Gregory Sylvia’s product lines create a sense of timeless appeal. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Gregory Sylvia is one of the luxury leather goods market’s fastest growing brands. To purchase one (or some) of their bags for the special ladies in your life visit www.gregorysylvia.com. $69-$425.
The Art of Chanel by Christoff Davis:
You can purchase everything from art prints, journals, handbags and apparel to home goods, note cards and accessories from this New Orleans-based artist. Each piece is hand-drawn, hand-painted and photographed to capture all of its richness and texture. To buy a custommade gift, visit christoffdavis.com. $5-$200.
Founded by a gentleman named Maxim, while in college at the University of South Florida, this company offers you the chance to buy the perfect accessories for the men in your life and support the island nation of Haiti at the same time! For each and every item purchased, one tree is planted in an area of Haiti affected by deforestation. Pictured is the Wahiba Walnut Series, which features the Wahiba Walnut Time Piece, Adisa Walnut Sunglasses, and a matching set of Cocoa wood beads with an adjustable hemp cord bracelet. All products are also available individually. To order this or other accessories, visit enbois-originals.org. $12-$189.
J. Arthur’s Skincare:
Made with plant extracts and other natural ingredients, J. Arthur Skincare was created to make skincare easy and efficient for men. The personal skincare system, comprised of bath and body products, was specifically formulated for a man’s skin. To order, visit jarthurskincare.com. $19-$24.
Founded by Ozi Okaro, this company offers a selection of dolls our beautiful Black girls can identify with! Not only does Ikuzi make Black dolls of all shades and hair textures, they make gorgeous clothes and accessories for their dolls too. To purchase a doll and all the trimmings, visit www.ikuzidolls.com. $2-$80.
Zandra Beauty Products:
Founded by Zandra Azariah Cunningham when she was only 10-years-old, this company provides natural products that girls can use to keep their skin looking, feeling and smelling good. Now 17, Zandra continues to grow her brand. Pictured is the Go Girl Travel kit, which comes with tiny travel-sized versions of body wash, exfoliating sugar scrub, hand & body lotion and a full-size big balm all packed in the perfect zip-up reusable travel bag. To purchase this or other items, visit www.zandrabeauty.com. $4-72.
Jazmine Irene Design Studio:
This faith-based, motivational brand offers apparel, candles, coffee mugs, cosmetic bags, pencils, prints, tote bags and printable wall art. To order a gift, visit jazmineirene.com. Price range varies.
Dapper Black Box:
University of Illinois Alum Aaron Barnes created Dapper Black Box as a creative way to invest in Black-owned businesses. The monthly subscription box is filled with men’s accessories, while the DBB website gives you a regular dose of Black Excellence with short videos on historical Black achievements. To purchase visit dapperblackbox.com. $28 per month.
Black and Married with Kids:
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler started what has grown into the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web after becoming fed up with all the negative images of black marriage in the media. They offer books, movies, courses and clothing on their website. To find valuable resources for your family and great gifts, visit blackandmarriedwithkids.com. Price range varies.
Brown Toy Box:
Terri-Nichelle Bradley, a mother of four, founded this company to help parents and community supporters of children of color find high-quality toys, books, classroom decor and other products that culturally affirm and empower them. All you have to do is follow the ordering instructions to have this joyful box delivered to your home. To order, visit browntoybox.com. $34.99 per month.
Legaci Clothing was established in 2015, stemming from the belief that clothing should be looked at as freedom of expression. The company offers beautiful designs for the entire family. To purchase clothing, visit legaciclothing.com. Price range varies.