Winter Wellness Gift Guide to Support Black & Minority Owned Businesses
by Erin Fabio on Dec 04, 2020
‘Tis the season to spread joy, not germs! It’s no secret that this year has felt like, well, an entire decade. For many of us, 2020 was a year of trial, hardship, and loss, while also a year of activism, education, and growth.
According to Google Trends data, there was a 300% spike in searches for “How to find Black-owned businesses in your area” this June. This season, shoppers are expected to spend nearly $1,400 per household- a pretty penny that can go a long way in the eyes of a small business. Carry that energy and enthusiasm for supporting minority and Black-owned businesses into the holiday season with these products perfect for a little well-deserved winter wellness.
What says winter wellness more than a home cooked meal? Our Place is a minority and female-founded business that invests in ethical labor, responsible materials, and amazing missions. The Always Pan is an all-in-one wonder, designed to replace 8 traditional cookware pieces. With 6 beautiful colors to choose from, don’t miss out on this kitchen magician… it’s already sold out 10 times!
From meeting the in-laws to battling holiday shopping crowds, you might be in the market for a new bottle of wine over the holidays. The McBride Sisters has grown into not only the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States, but also one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware, and sustainable. With prices starting at just $17, you can grab a bottle to gift and a second to drink.
Has dry, dull winter skin got you down? While OLIKA hydrating hand sanitizer has your hands covered, Hyper Skin’s hardworking Vitamin C serum blends clean and natural ingredients to brighten skin and reduce the appearance of scars and dark marks. This Black-owned skincare company is perfect to get your glow on in the winter months, and works for all skin types.
If you need a little (bold) motivation to push through the rest of this year, Satori Notes Jewelry is guaranteed to become your new favorite brand. Satori Notes is a Black-owned brand, and their bangle bracelets aren’t afraid to tell it like it is while working overtime as a dainty accessory. Let’s be honest, we all know someone who needs a little extra inspiration these days.
Prepare to add these plump, pink lip masks into your weekly pampering routine. These all-natural, collagen-infused masks promise to give you the plump, hydrated, soft, smooth, moisturized, kissable lips you’ve always wanted- without the chemicals. Once you’re hooked on the lip masks, try the scrubs, eye masks, and balms from this female-founded company!
Founder, Bea Dixon, hit the jackpot, or should we say Honey Pot, when she discovered this all natural formula for an effective, clean feminine wash. As the first complete feminine care system powered by herbs, Honey Pot’s product line ranges from cleansers and wipes to menstrual products. Shop products from this Black-owned brand online, or at your local Target, Walmart, or Walgreens! Once you fall in love with her products, fall in love with Bea in this podcast episode.
If your sleep schedule has been disrupted by home improvement videos on TikTok, this one’s for you. Clare makes paint shopping simple with designer-curated colors, mess free peel and stick paint swatches, and premium, zero VOC paint brought right to your door with speedy delivery. Founded by female interior designer Nicole Gibbons, Clare’s ultra-premium quality paint is exactly what your walls need to complete that makeover you’ve been dreaming about.
A gift from Yowie is certain to be as unique and fun as its name. Founded by Shannon Maldonado, Yowie is a Black-owned home and life shop focused on curating small collections from friends, independent artists, and designers. Their sleek site features everything from candles to cereal bowls to lavender vinegar, and is guaranteed to have the perfect gift for that I-told-you-not-to-get-me-a-gift-but-I-didn’t-really-mean-it person on your list (you know the one…)
By gifting these brands, you’re spending awareness about their amazing products and the amazing people behind them. So don’t forget to put your money where your mouth is, luv, and continue to make efforts to shop small and Black-owned brands whenever possible.