For Us By Us: A Gift Guide for People of Color
Support and empower creatives of color during this holiday season.
Black folks’ combined buying power is over one trillion dollars. This holiday season, buy your gifts from businesses owned by people of color. The gift will be more unique, and you’ll be contributing to the economic vitality of marginalized communities.
Ahead, is a gift guide made specifically for people of color. You’ll be sure to find multiple items you’ll want to buy for yourself or friends and family.
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Avie’s Dream: An Afro-Feminist Coloring Book
This adult coloring book combines drawings and literature. This is the perfect gift for the introspective Afro-feminist in your life. $10.26, Amazon
The Audre Box
Homegirl Box pays homage to revolutionary women of color. Take your pick from boxes inspired by the life and legacy of Frida Kahlo, Cardi B, Assata Shakur, and Audre Lorde. $60, The Homegirl Box.
Complete Maxine Waters Lapel Pin Set
Radical Dreams does it for the culture. Collect lapel pins that remind you of what went down in 2017. Auntie Maxine reclaimed her time and Issa rooted for everybody Black. $26, Radical Dreams.
Side-eye the bullshit in this new t-shirt from artist Rudy Loewe, $25, Philadelphia Printworks.
Black Card Revoked 3
The holidays are all about having fun with family and friends. Break out Black Card Revoked 3, and you’ll be sure to have a ton of laughs. $20, Amazon.
Women of Color Mug
Nina Simone Pillow
Pillows from DontSleepInteriors are the perfect housewarming gifts for someone who wants to express their Black pride through their home decor. $39, DontSleepInteriors.
6 Month Subscription — The Core Magazine
Buy The Core Magazine and support independent media created by Black women. The Core Magazine focuses on wellness and self-care for folks of color. $18, The Core Mag.
Ora K Beauty Bundle
If your friend has natural hair and likes trying new products, buy them a bundle from Ora K Beauty, a hair care brand with recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. $52.50, Ora K Beauty.
Identity as Politics
It’s important to see ourselves in our art. Loveis Wise is a visual artist who creates prints featuring Black and Brown folks. $25, Philadelphia Printworks.
Jewelry from Asia Clarke’s line is the perfect addition to any outfit, and her jewelry is eco-friendly and respectful of Mother Earth. This gift is a win-win-win. $40, Wild Moon Jewelry.
Flint is still in need of clean water. Donate to Flint in a friend’s name. It’ll be a gift to your friend and to the residents of Flint. Varies, United Way.
Surprise someone on your gift list with makeup from Fenty Beauty. You might just inspire them to become a MUA. $34, Fenty Beauty.
Finding the perfect products for kinky and curly hair can be difficult. A membership to Myavana includes a microscopic hair analysis, complete hair assessment, product recommendations, a personalized hair care plan, and more. $75, Myavana.
Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg!
Don’t forget about the little ones in your life. Get them this awesome book from the accomplished child actress, Quvenzhané Wallis. $11.12, Target.
People of color are art and deserve to be treated as such. Hook your friend up with a session with a local photographer. $45, CDNB Photography.
Cozy Bundle, Garrett’s Popcorn
Garrett’s popcorn is delicious. This bundle will be enough for the entire fam to enjoy after dinner. Shop here $45.
Healthy Roots Dolls: Zoe
Black kids used to have to play with Black dolls that mimicked the features of white dolls, but Healthy Roots Dolls is one of the companies that is changing that. If you know a child of color who likes to play with dolls, get them one that actually has realistic, beautiful features. $66, Healthy Roots Doll.
Homemade Recipe Subscription
Food is the centerpiece in many holiday gatherings. Skip the long lines at the grocery store and order ingredients from Cook Homemade, a meal delivery service founded by Ayesha Curry. $45, Cook Homemade.
“Intersectionality” Unisex Premium Tee
Stop by WYV’s new online marketplace. Our mission is to provide opportunities and economic access for creatives of color from underrepresented communities to showcase their art while being paid to do what they love. $35, Wear Your Voice.
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