Small Business Saturday is the perfect time to support black-owned brands. Created by American Express, this day signifies an effort to uplift and urge for support of small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (which, this year, falls on November 28). Here are a few brands to add to your holiday shopping lists this year—from culture and fashion to beauty and lifestyle:
Created by Eunique Jones Gibson, the founder of Because of Them We Can, this game will be the perfect addition to the Christmas Eve festivities, whether you're at home with the fam or online sipping wine with loved ones via Zoom. You can play with the actual cards or even go virtual.
True Hair Care
The Jamaica-born founder of this brand, Karen Mitchell, has provided luxury extensions and wigs for the who's who of Hollywood and entertainment (Rihanna, Demi Moore, Beyonce... the list goes on and on) via True Indian Hair. She also offers a haircare line with central ingredients of argan oil and keratin that are awesome.
Uzo Njoku serves boldness with her limited prints, coloring books, and apparel. Featuring striking depictions of black women and men, her work is a must-have for art lovers and enthusiasts who enjoy one-of-a-kind items.
Kimo Bentley Skincare
This natural skincare line offers products that meet diverse skincare needs and includes products for men. It also offers seasonal treats like the ginger, cranberry apple, and pumpkin spice moisture creams made with shea butter and essential oils.
The Sow Co.
Designed and curated by marketing executive and artist Erika Pope, this brand offers affirmation cards, wall art, home goods, and apparel in an effort to "exude strength, love, and passion."
The Black Home by Neffi Walker
Through The Black Home, Neffi Walker embraces the aesthetic of a powerful tone—black—and offers chic home goods, including candles, tableware, wallpaper, and interior design e-books.
BLK MKT Vintage
If you're into vintage and finding unique pieces that reflect the black experience, this is the spot for you. They have a brick-and-mortar in Brooklyn, N.Y., and you can shop a limited inventory of items available online including collectibles like rare books, magazines, dolls, lapel pins, hand-carved statues, and tapestries.
HH Bespoke Spirits
A black-owned liquor brand that's all about luxury and class? Yep, that's Harlem HH Bespoke Spirits. They offer gin, vodka, and rum in a bottle that's worthy of presentation. They even give you curated cocktail recipes. Cheers!
This brand's made-to-wear headwear and accessories will literally have you second-guessing going to the salon every week. Wraps, turbans, earrings in prints, materials, and variations that will turn heads—they've got you covered.
Satiny lipsticks are this brand's sweet spot, and the colors, especially for the fall and winter, are pigmented and sultry. With names like "Driven", "Fighter" and "Closer", you get a sense of empowerment. Oh, and the products are touted as vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and paraben-free.
The Spice Suite
Based in Washington, D.C. this brand's mantra, "Food is fashion," is embodied as an oasis of flavor and culture. The online shop offers spice boxes that include delish items like peach sriracha creamed honey and jalapeno mango balsamic as well as mixes for pancakes or cookies.
Voni Los Angeles
This brand uses microfiber synthetic leather and offers cruelty-free bags with 100% vegan materials. The chain-link details in the sleek collections provide a nice contrast to the colors, and there is a size for a variety of tastes.
Kendall Miles Designs
Luxury footwear with fur, buckles, jewels, and premium materials? Count us in. This brand has a shoe lover's dream, from flat embellished sandals and color-blocked sneakers to stilettos and calf boots.
Savant & Scholar
The unique, stylish eyewear is hand-crafted and you can rock these with or without a prescription. One particularly amazing and fabulous frame is named after Coretta Scott King and crafted in the cat-eye silhouette the famous matriarch was known to wear in her youth.
Triple O Polish
Gotta love having lots of options when it comes to nail polish and nailcare, and this brand gives you quite a few to choose from. The products are cruelty-free, and you can even get your gel fix.
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