It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time when sharing is caring so today I’m sharing some brilliant gift inspo. Check out my edit of 20 beautiful gifts from brilliant Black owned brands that are all sustainably and ethically made. You will be tempted to treat yourself too!
Purple Botanical Tea
Inspired by Duke Ellington’s classic jazz tune, Mood Indigo is a showstopping purple herbal tea thanks to blue butterfly pea flower that blends the tartness of Hibiscus with the creaminess of coconut for an unusual combination you’re unlikely to have tried before.
Pretty Plant Pots
Pretty little plant pots, ethically made in Ghana using natural materials and concrete. Each pot is hand made so unique and can do double duty as a candle holder.
Novel Beauty is a beautifully presented and clever concept natural skincare range that would make a great gift for a book worm or indeed skincare lover. The brand offers a library of skincare solutions for various lifestyles, packaged in book covers that can be reused for storage.
Small Batch Gin
The founder of London’s first rum distillery (also a cab driver hence the name) has turned his hand to making gin! Cabby’s Gin is an aromatic take on a classic London dry gin with a blend balancing the floral finish of lavender and dill alongside spicy cardamom and pimento.
Apron Chic for Cooking in Style
Kemi Telford’s joyous, colourful designs inspired by African fabric now adorn aprons. A lovely gift for those who love to cook up a storm – who says you can’t look good sweating over a hot stove. All garments are made ethically and in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Luxury Soaps Inspired By Caribbean
Beautifully formulated set of 3 limited edition seasonal soaps along with a Sasawashi exfoliating mitt. Hand crafted with natural and organic ingredients, the festive set includes Cardamom Rose containing coconut milk, cocoa butter and olive oil infused with cardamom and clove; Spiced Orange with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove , sea moss and turmeric; and Candy Cane containing coconut milk, rose clay, rosehip powder, spearmint and wintergreen.
Sumptous Shea Butter Hand & Foot Kit
If M&S made shea butter…….Aviela offer one of the best quality shea butters I’ve used in elegant packaging that elevates this skincare staple. This hand and foot set contains blends made using top quality, unrefined, ethically sourced shea butter alongside an array of skin softening ingredients including cocoa butter, hemp seed, baobab, and rice bran oil.
Sustainable Hair & Skincare Discovery Set
A discovery set of travel sizes of lovely plant powered, all natural hair and skincare in a chic eco-friendly purse made from banana fibres by a female cooperative in Uganda. The set has you covered from head to toe with the REBIRTH Glow Recovery Clay Mask, FLOW Perfectly Balanced Facial Oil, NURTURE Gentle Cleansing Shampoo Bar, BLOOM Healthy Hair Oil, FLOURISH Totally Nourishing Hair Butter, AWAKEN Reviving Body Treatment Oil.
Avocado Seed Vase
The hand-blown Kato Vase is beautifully designed to perfectly hold an avocado seed as it germinates. The minimalist look co-creates living art with Mother Nature giving you a unique view in to the early life of an avocado tree as you watch it grow.
Coils & Curls Care
Treat your loved one’s coily/curly hair and scalp to some TLC from the innovative Boucleme range made with natural ingredients. The Scalp Soothing kit contains the latest launch – Dry Scalp Serum to support a healthy scalp, as well as the Scalp Massager, Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo and Intensive Moisture Treatments one of the best hair masks I’ve ever used.
African Fabric Makeup Pouch
This elegant purple patterned pouch inspired by West African design and architecture is perfect as a make-up bag or even a little clutch. Inside it is lined with a pleasing hot pink showerproof lining.
Monthly Floral Subscription
Looking for something different from the same old same old, Peckham-based SAGE are my go-to for bold and beautiful floral design using unusual flowers, foliage and form. You can pick from natural, pink or sculptural designs for the seasonal bouquets in the monthly flower subscription which make a gorgeous gift.
Ceramic Art To Beautify The Everyday
TouP Ceramics hand make beautiful and unique ceramics that bring a touch of elegance to your everyday rituals. The London based pottery expert and ceramic artist has created The Beautiful Cup to depict the feeling of being unapologetically your true self. What better cup to give a loved one to sip their morning cuppa or coffee from.
Luxury Afro Picks
Treat your loved one’s ‘fro to some luxe with AfroPicks beautifully designed hair tools. The trio of brothers who founded AfroPicks, work with artists to create these afro picks symbolising the beauty and strength of Black culture.
Skincare for The Mandem
Temple is a recently launched natural skincare line aimed at Black men, who don’t often get a look in. The starter set has the key steps covered with well formulated products that anyone, male or female might end up borrowing.
Scentsational Candle Set with Plantable Labels
A trio of ecofriendly candles with aromatherapy to uplift, revitalise and bring all the comforting, cosy vibes. All candles come in 100% recyclable plastic-free packaging with a plantable seeded label so you can grow flowers in the empty candle jar. The festive set of scented candles includes Fiyah with mandarin and tonka bean; Naughty and Nice with sweet orange, cinnamon and clove to smell like mulled wine; and Breezy with jasmine, pine and cypress.
The Ultimate Hot Chocolate Kit
A ticket to hot chocolate heaven with this DIY kit featuring everything you need for the perfect cup. From comforting West African recipes to signature styles like white chocolate saffron, each set contains all the traditional utensils and high-quality chocolate you need to brew bubbly, hot cocoa at home.
Luxe Marble Body Brush
For the loved one who has everything, this luxe Marble Body Brush™ will hit the spot for the ultimate Rich Auty vibes. These beautifully, hand crafted brushes are made from marble in a patented design making each one unique and a truly special gift.
Sustainable Style Box Bag
The designer who previously worked at DVF and Marimekko, creates textiles from hand drawings, painting and mixed media to make playful and ecofriendly screenprints. Sustainably sewn individually in London, the Danso Box Bag uses organic cotton and African Batik made by Ghanaian artisans so each bag is unique.
Need more gift inspo? Check out 5 Great Sustainable Gifts for Guys.
Are you a last second shopper or have you got all your Christmas shopping done and dusted?
Looking for Christmas cards that sleigh from Black owned businesses, check out my list here