Updated: Feb 1
ACTRESS AND FULL-FIGURE MODEL CAMILLE NICOLE SHARES HER FAVORITE BLACK-OWNED BRANDS FOR THE ULTIMATE #BUYBLACK GIFT GUIDE.
By Camille Nicole with contributions from Ayana Bryant-Weekes
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday shopping may look a little different this year (for a few reasons)...but it can still be a gift to support... Black Owned Businesses that is! Sometimes, as much as we want to invest in a good black owned business, we don’t know where to go. Well, no need to fret, we’ve done the hard part for you! From home decor to luxury bags, and so much more here are some of our top picks for you, your boo, and your homegirls too! Check out Advance Magazine’s Holiday #BuyBlack List!
'Tis the season to be cozy! 2020 has exposed us to the true meaning of comfortability and Black luxury- and were totally here for it! If you've made sweat pants your daily uniform, or grew leggings as a second skin but still want the lap of luxury feel, these brands are literally the best thing since banana bread (which we've been eating all quarantine)!
Cedric Brown Collections
SIA Collective W by Crystal White
Clothes that make you feel good. Period. Sugar Girl was started by mom-prenuer Chanelle Ward after Motherhood changed her body and most of all, her confidence. Since its launch, Sugar Girl’s goal has become to change the way we shop by simply offering comfortable, yet flattering loungewear that can make anyone feel good in any size! From soft and comfy sweat sets in classic and seasonal colors to jumpsuits that hug and hide all the right spots, a lounge set from Sugar Girl is sure to put a sweet smile on any girl’s face!
A bit of bling is perfect for the top of your Christmas tree this year! Let your love shine and sparkle this holiday season with stunning jewelry and accessories. With designs of all kinds you're sure to find the perfect piece just in time for the holidays!
Let’s face it, it’s 2020, diamonds aren’t every girl's best friend. For the girls who love de-emphasized decadence, House of Harlow has something for you! In 2008, Founder and Creative Director Nicole Richie launched House of Harlow 1960 Jewelry, and by 2010 had expanded the line to include apparel and footwear. House of Harlow 1960 has now become a full lifestyle brand including eyewear, home fragrance, and accessories.
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Even though it's getting cold outside, skin is in! Underneath a beat face is merry, bright, and healthy skin! So, no matter who's asking, gift the perfect products to protect glowing skin from the cold weather ahead. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good skincare routine!
Presents so pretty you don’t even need wrapping paper! This luxury skincare and home decor company out of Detroit, Michigan specializes in clean products with a luxe feel- especially known for their long-lasting soy candles, and whipped body butter made with seven organic oils. Their catalog now includes Exfoliating Body Polish, Foaming Hand Soap, Oatmeal and Goat milk bar soap, Room and Body spray, Carpet Freshener, Foot Balm, Beard Balm, Dream Balm (calming sleep enhancer), Stress relief, and hangover relief roller balls. On top of the luxe packaging, there is an amazing natural product inside!
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Everyone knows bundles are a girl’s best friend! Give glam this Christmas with a basket of goodies for all, from the curly girls to the extension queens! An extra bottle of her favorite washday products or a handmade custom wig- if she’s been really good- will do just the trick! Take a look at these black-owned hair-care products to gift (or keep for yourself) this holiday season!
It's no secret that Detroit girls keep their hair LAID! Raven Walton, Detroit native, beauty enthusiast, licensed, celebrity and traveling hair stylist professionally known as 'The Beauty Extraordinaire' offers a luxurious experience for her clientele with luxury virgin hair from B’X Hairess Hair Extensions!
Stay Home, Stay Cute! That has been the motto all 2020! Since we’ve all been putting extra time and effort in creating comfortable and stylish living spaces with multiple purposes, personalized home accents are just the kind thoughtful additions that make a house a home. Surprise a new homeowner with some of these beautiful home decor options!
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Modish Decor Pillows provides products that symbolize posh style in home decor. Originally from new york city, Chantal Bradley grew up with a passion for interior design and started Modish Decor Pillows in late 2015. Her products demonstrate a modern effortless look that can be achieved in any living or work space.
It's safe to say that everyone could use a little quiet time during the holidays. Amidst all the hustle and bustle of shopping, cooking, cleaning, and stress eating, a quiet moment can be quite soothing. These black authors range from Teachers to Rapper's wives, Chefs, Doulas, and Poets and their books will transport you all over from the comfort of your home. Add these titles to your holiday gift list!
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Who doesn't love food for the holidays?! Of course, considering safety first, a basket of packaged goodies is the perfect gift for a foodie near you! A bottle of wine, a new cookware set, or a cookbook for those who have no idea where to start will make any food lover do the food dance!
Blk & Bold Coffee And Tea
Give the gift of seasonal and sustainable recipes! Share tasty inspirations with any one of the Baguette and Butter seasonal field guides or gift B&B’s concierge kitchen, a membership-based platform- in partnership with the urban canopy- full of recipes, training sessions, and 1:1 text assistance. This is the perfect gift for anyone who needs a little extra help in the kitchen!
Trained Chef, Gardener, and founder of Baguette and Butter- a food blog turned small business and online community that provides local resources to grow, cook and preserve your own food and connect with local farmers- Amanda McLemore, was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and dreamed of becoming a chef. Her journey through culinary school led her to give up the “grocery store”in for an entire year to shop locally grown food and start her own garden of staple grocery items. Amanda seeks to inspire a sustainable American food culture through kitchen, garden, and simple life skill workshops necessary to aid in reducing food and packaging waste in a simple, user-friendly way.
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