A great way to continue to support the Black community is by purchasing goods from Black-owned businesses—including special items for holiday gifting. No matter what's on your loved ones' wish lists this year, you can find some of the best gifts from Black-owned Etsy shops. Some of our favorite makers specialize in pieces guaranteed to spruce up their home décor while others offer beauty and wellness goodies that will help them unwind. Ahead, you'll find one-of-a-kind products your family and friends are sure to cherish this holiday season and beyond.
Natalie Manima (pictured above) started her Bespoke Binny account on Etsy in 2013—and her collection features lampshades, pillows, blankets, aprons, oven mitts, and more all inspired by African cultures. "I created Bespoke Binny because I truly believe 'home is where the heart is' and having a home that is a reflection of you is essential to your well-being," she notes on her Etsy page. Stemming from her Ghanaian heritage, you can find vibrant colors and prints in every one of her homeware pieces, which are designed to be a reflection of African expression.
Morning Joy Co.
Morning Joy Co.—by husband and wife team Justin and Jasmine Allred—makes custom décor pieces perfect for the entire home, but their kitchen goods are especially eye-catching. They're known for their laser-cut and engraved cutting boards—recipes, seasonal designs, initials, or any other etching you desire is placed on the decorative-yet-functional boards.
Shop Candice Luter
Want to help your gift recipient liven up their walls? It's easy thanks to Shop Candice Luter. Candice Luter—an artist based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa—creates décor from wood remnants and fabric from her home studio. From there, she pieces together home accents, like mirrors and textile art, anyone will want to put on full display.
Mind the Cork
When you're shopping for someone with a number of prized plants, you have to visit Mind the Cork. Made naturally for urban living, their cork planters will give your loved one yet another reason to expand their ever-growing indoor garden. Grab something for yourself, too. We suggest stocking up on custom sculptures and cardholders—all completely comprised of cork—through her Etsy shop.
Archer Home Designs
Archer Home Designs specializes in the perfect accent pieces to use in your space, like rustic- or industrial-style tables. Looking for a small gift for your family and friends? This Etsy shop created by Ntebo Archer also features trays, picture displays, mug holders, and more that they'll adore.
Are you shopping for the beauty-lover in your life? LoveRems is a natural, chemical-free brand out of the United Kingdom that offers body creams, scrubs, soaps, salts, and more. They're also a great choice if you want to give an indulgent gift even if you don't know what your recipient's specific skincare needs are—their products are designed to work for sensitive skin without side effects. Plus, the Black-owned business even has convenient gift boxes ready to purchase. "LoveRems products contain organic and unrefined ingredients, many of which are pure enough to eat," Remi, the founder and owner, says on her Etsy account. "LoveRems aims to nourish and moisturize the skin naturally whilst promoting good skincare practices to improve skin health and well-being."
TheFroExperts provide essential hair care offerings to nourish and care for various different textures. Their products include everything you need for a regular wash and conditioning routine, and they also offer specially made products, like tea rinses to strengthen and protein treatments to help heal heat-damaged or chemically treated hair. Grab a few items for your favorite beauty aficionado this holiday season.
Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season—Black-owned Etsy shop TreatmentCo makes doing so simple. This brand's founder creates candles, incense, reed diffusers, and all the necessary makings to create your own smudge stick from scratch. The California-based shop's batches of soy candles are its specialty and just what your loved ones need to help them unwind after a long day.
Leather wallets, belts, and other accessories are all on offer at Kingsley Leather, an Etsy shop where quality—and products made to last—is key. "What inspired me to take up leatherworking in particular was that I have always admired leather goods and how they gain character as they age, think old leather suitcases and satchels," the owner says on his shop page. After leaving his computer job in the United Kingdom to fill a void in the market with his goods, he now works full time to offer his homemade leather products fit for any occasion.
CanDid Art Accessories
"CanDid Art is an artisanal studio offering artistic handmade jewelry, home décor, and kids lifestyle products that celebrate the modern African diaspora," Candice Cox, the Etsy shop owner, says on her account. She also notes that the brand creates original pieces, artwork, and gender-neutral designs all made from ethically sourced materials to promote self-expression, individuality, and sustainability. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving.
My Pretty Brown Doll
Yolanda Jordan's mantra is to "embrace the pretty in every shade of brown," and that's exactly what her brand, My Pretty Brown Doll, does. Looking for the ultimate gift for a child in your life this holiday season? These dolls are guaranteed to make them smile, and you can even work with Jordan on custom orders. Each product is hand-crocheted with love and care to embody African American girls with natural hair-inspired styles in mind.
EllieMayClay makes handcrafted jewelry and has a large following based on the brand's distinct designs. You can purchase from the lunar, curb, summer, or equinox collections—all featuring stunning studs and dangly earrings that would make spectacular holiday gifts. A sister duo runs the business—named after their grandmothers—and crafts each one-of-a-kind piece out of clay.
Karina Daniel Parris' travels—beginning with her upbringing in the Republic of Panama to large metropolitan areas in the United States, including Atlanta, New York City, and Miami—all contribute to her inspiration for quality art prints, greeting cards, and tote bags with LovelyEarthlings. Now based in Louisville, Kentucky, the Etsy shop owner continues to draw from her life's experiences and travels to highlight tropical weather, fashion, and diversity in every part of her work. There's a gift for everyone you love here.
Copper and Brass Paper Goods
"Copper and Brass Paper Goods specializes in creating Afrocentric wrapping paper and gift-giving accessories," Ariel, the Etsy shop owner, shares on her Etsy page. "[The brand] represents my happy place full of the loveliest little paper goods that reflect the diversity of the world in which we live." The business features wrapping paper, gift bags, gift tags, and stationery perfect for year-round gifting.
Kel Cadet of Rkitekt notes that her passion to discover, love for color theory, and past travel experiences guide her in creating her custom leather organizers. The Black-owned Etsy shop features gift-worthy cord organizers and pouches custom-made from leather. The bold prints make these stunning pieces stand out even more—as she "redefines the balance between whimsical and classic, which offers an endless pool of visual stimulation and refreshing design perspective."
Emma Make Studio
Emma Hall—a Mozambican and English designer currently based in Lisbon, Portugal—uses bright colors, nature, and bohemian inspiration as her guiding forces to create her contemporary pieces of art at Emma Make Studio. Her studio offers everything from digital and original prints to scarves and postcards for timeless and ever-original works fit for any home's décor or aesthetic.