The holidays are a great time to celebrate the small joys wherever we can and if that means helping people find gifts for their loved ones—while also supporting Black-owned businesses—we will scour the ends of the Internet for you. Whether they're looking for the latest CISE bag or constantly upgrading their hair care routine, there's a beauty find for everyone on your list (including yourself). Ahead, 22 gifts from our favorite Black-owned fashion and beauty brands that are sure to delight even the pickiest person in your life.
1. Mateo 14KT Gold Classic Hoops
For the Earring Collector
We all know that one person who never leaves the house without accessories on. So, why not add some classic hoops to their collection? These Mateo earrings are made of 14 karat gold and still feel surprisingly light on the earlobes.
2. Fenty Beauty Resting Peach Face Cream Blush & Mini Gloss Bomb Cream Duo
For the Makeup Lover
All we want for Christmas is to drip in head-to-toe Fenty. This bundle includes one universally flattering peach lip gloss and a matching cream blush that melts into your skin.
3. Andrea Iyamah Reni Knotted Dress
For the Fashionista
We don't blame you for constantly borrowing your big sis's clothes—especially when she has the best style in the fam. This Andrea Iyamah dress will be a great addition to her already impeccable wardrobe. The Nigerian fashion brand is all about color and design, so expect the bright rust-hued silk to turn heads.
4. Urban Skin Rx Restore Value Kit
For the Skincare Lover
This set is for the skincare lover in your life. You know, the one who has a structured routine, provides great product recommendations and tries every skincare trend at least once. This value kit from Urban Skin Rx will check off all their boxes; it comes with a night oil, a moisturizer, a pore detox mask and a cleansing bar to boost their natural glow.
5. Soko Open Square Statement Ring
For the Stylish Aunt
With a classic signet shape and a modern open design, this Soko ring has the power to elevate any outfit—even if it’s just a t-shirt and sweats. Plus, this 24k gold plated brass design is sturdy enough to withstand daily wear-and-tear. Handcrafted by artisans in Kenya, it’s a quality piece that won’t ever go out of style.
6. Pear Nova Holiday Essentials Nail Set
For the Mani Pro
Your bestie always has the nicest nail set. (Honestly, how do they paint their nails so neatly without it looking like a Jackson Pollack painting?!) Gift her this Pear Nova mani set that includes a top coat, cuticle oil and four different shades of polish. The vegan and cruelty-free collection was also a part of Oprah's Favorite Things, so you know it's legit.
7. Coco and Breezy Lively-105 Sunglasses
For the Luxurious Friend
Founded by twin sisters Corianna and Brianna Dotson (AKA Coco and Breezy), this eyewear brand has been featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and worn by A-list celebs (like the late, great Prince). If your BFF is into designer things, surprise them with a pair of these tortoise acetate frames, which have sleek cutout details and gold metal outlined lenses that offer 100 percent UV protection.
8. Satya + Sage Goddess Candle
For the Yogi
We could all use a bit more Zen in our lives, which is where this calming candle comes into play. Featuring comforting notes of vanilla and hints of uplifting citrus and florals, it instantly transforms any space into a cozy den. Each candle comes with a specific intention and is housed in a reusable recycled glass jar. Founder Sonja Haile, a New Orleans native, is also committed to using only premium grade fragrance oils, a cotton wick, and a 100 percent vegetable and coconut wax base. Now that’s what we call a feel-good gift.
9. Kendall Miles Attitude Calf Boot
For the Shoe Collector
This is for your cousin who has a closet full of pumps, sandals and flats for every season. Though designer Kendall Miles offers many luxury footwear options in the line, these pointy-toed boots (that are aptly named "Attitude,") fit your shoe-obsessed cuzzo's aesthetic to a T. The leather heels come in black or oxblood and can be worn with or without the buckle-on accessory.
10. Golde Complete Beauty + Wellness Kit
For the CEO-in-Training
Surprise the person who's constantly working hard and making money moves with this self-care kit from Golde. Known for making wellness more accessible for everyone, the wellness brand is bundling up all their superfood essentials together for the holidays. The set features three latte blends (including their signature Matcha Tumeric mixture) and two face masks.
11. Cise Vegan Leather Bag
For the Handbag Collector
For your mom (or the mom of your friend group) , it doesn't get better than this trendy bag that's roomy enough to hold all of their essentials. Not only is it super chic but it also sends an embossed message we can all get behind. Covered in vegan leather, the bag comes with shoulder straps and is available in a variety of colors to match any look.
12. Juvia's Place The Nubian Royal Gift Set
For the Beauty Vlogger
The aspiring beauty influencer in the fam will be immensely grateful for this vibrant makeup bundle. The Nubian Royal collection includes one eyeshadow palette and two nourishing lip balms in berry and nude shades. They'll have fun experimenting with all of the bold purple tones in the palette for the next holiday shindig.
13. Daily Paper Logo Print Hoodie
For the Trendy Teen
Hoodies, but make it fashion. Daily Paper is an Amsterdam-based brand known for their simple, yet stylish pieces that combine traditional fabrics and prints with minimal designs to elevate the classics. Case in point: This black and white logo print hoodie that features a hood with drawstring tie fastenings, a kangaroo pocket, a ribbed hem and cuffs, and a relaxed fit that your cool younger sibling will approve of.
14. Scotch Porter Ultimate Beard Collection
For Your Significant Other
You know what your beau needs during the dead of winter? A beard care collection to keep their facial hair healthy and skin soothed. This set comes with four products: beard wash and conditioner, balm and serum for a comprehensive routine. Everything in the line is super gentle and nontoxic and works to promote hair growth and boost moisture. Plus, the set comes with a pocket comb and a brush to keep the beard tamed.
15. Brand Black Aura 130 Fog Sneakers
For the Sneakerhead
There is never a moment when your friend isn't wearing fresh sneakers. Whether they're running, shopping or simply grabbing a bite, this comfy pair from Brand Black will provide good support, breathable space and style, thanks to that killer baby blue finish.
For Natural Hair Beauties
Whether they're just starting their natural hair journey or are already rocking their gorgeous locks, here's a subscription box dedicated to all natural hair gals. CurlBox offers a wide range of specialty boxes curated by top brands (like Creme of Nature, Uncle Funky's Daughter and Tropic Isle Living), content creators and stylists every month.
17. Victor Glemaud Intarsia V Neck Crew Sweater
For Your Favorite Aunt
One can never have enough stylish knitwear and few designers are better at delivering on this than Victor Glemaud. The Haitian-born designer (and 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist) is celebrated for his classic silhouettes and unexpected details that take every day basics and make them anything but. Motivate your aunt to switch up her WFH wardrobe (aka PJs) by treating her to these sleek wool sweatpants instead.
18. Topicals Like Butter Kit
For the Jet Setter
You know that one friend who's constantly traveling around the world (and giving you major FOMO)? They'll appreciate this soothing skincare bundle from Topicals, which comes with a hydrating face mask and a body mist. Together, they'll keep your friend's skin protected and feeling smooth like butter from head to toe.
19. Vertical Activewear Cross My Heart Chakra Sports Bra and Leggings
For the Runner
Whether they're into running 5Ks or participating in a weekly yoga class, this activewear brand has all the pieces to make any workout more comfortable. Everything is made with sweat-wicking, antimicrobial fabric to keep the wearer cool and odor-free. Plus, the line is sustainable (it only uses recycled material) and inclusive (with sizes up to 5XL).
20. Homebody Full Spectrum of Possibilities Pearlescent CBD Bath Soak
For New Parents
Nothing says congrats to new parents like a pampering gift. Homebody offers bath soaks to relax and reset your body. The formula (featuring CBD, superfoods and adaptogens) is gentle on the skin and leaves a tropical scent behind. So encourage them to lay back in the tub for 30 minutes (or at least until the baby wakes up from their nap).
21. Mini Brook Zip Hooded Romper
You'll win aunt of the year when you gift your niece (or nephew) this comfy romper. See, the one-piece is made with 100 percent cotton and is super soft—so much so that they'll actually want to wear it all day. It also comes in nine colors (like black, marigold and sage) so it might be good to have a backup handy because a spill is bound to happen with the little one.
22. Grace Eleyae Satin-Lined Baseball Hat
For the Busy Roommate
Whether it's for lazy hair days or just to match our comfy athleisure, we always have a dad hat ready to go. But this Grace Eleyae's baseball hat is not your average accessory. It has a satin lining on the inside to prevent breakage, reduce tangles and even keep frizz at bay. In sum, it's the perfect gift for your curly bestie. Choose between five colors (or buy them all for your whole crew to match).
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