Gift Guide: 5 Black-owned Businesses to Check Out This Holiday Season

By: Maya Whitney
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With 2023 coming to a swift end and the holiday season fast approaching, EnVi’s Formation team has put together a little guide to help you on your gift-giving mission. To show more support and shine a light on Black-owned businesses this holiday season, all of the suggested gifts below are collected from Black women-owned brands. Whether you’re shopping for a homebody, a fashionista, or a skincare enthusiast, we hope this guide sparks some ideas for you, in the pursuit of your loved ones’ joy.

The Piedmont Candle 

Inspired by the classic brunch mimosa, the citrusy scent of the Piedmont candle will relax your senses. Named after the 10th & Piedmont in Midtown Atlanta, where founder Rochelle Dailey resides, Dailey wants the candle to help buyers unwind as a mimosa might have them. All candles at Linwood Court are crafted locally in Atlanta, Georgia, with sustainable coco-apricot wax, a non-toxic, vegan, and clean-burning, natural wax. 

Linwood Court
The Piedmont Candle

Slouch Socks

With winter right around the corner, you’ll see slouchy socks everywhere. These 100% cotton socks will keep you warm in the colder months, while also stylish. Whether paired with the trendy UGG Classic Mini Platform Boots or a comfy pair of sneakers, you can’t deny how they can pull an outfit together and make it look even cozier.

Seknd Look
Slouch Socks

GIGI Sunglasses

Founded by Magic Johnson’s daughter, Elisa Johnson, the self-named brand takes pride in creating timeless luxury pieces that will outlive passing trends, with a more affordable price point. Although you may see sunglasses more during the warmer seasons, you should protect your eyes year-round from the harmful UV rays. 

Elisa Johnson
GIGI in Gloss Black

Herringbone Bracelet

Elevate any outfit with this gorgeous gold-plated herringbone bracelet from Laurel Lane Jewelry. This dainty bracelet will make the perfect gift for those who love to accessorize. Laurel Lane Jewelry also offers anklets, earrings, as well as customizable necklaces, if you wish to offer an even more unique gift.

Laurel Lane Jewelry
Herringbone Bracelet

Featherweight Hydrating Body Gloss Oil with Squalane

As the weather gets colder and the air gets drier, moisturizing becomes crucial in one’s daily care routine. This body oil will make the perfect gift for those who prioritize self-care. This lightweight oil will keep your skin hydrated throughout the day, whether applied before lotion or as a stand-alone moisturizer. 

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Featherweight Hydrating Body Gloss Oil with Squalane

We hope our guide helps with your gift-giving endeavors. Whether you’re taking inspiration from aromatherapy, clothing, accessories, jewelry, or skincare/body care, what should mean the most is the care and thought you put into the gift you are giving! 

Looking for more gift ideas for this holiday season? Read about sustainable Black women-owned brands here!