Can you believe that the holiday season is upon us already? I know I can’t. 2020 has been a whole entire mess, and I’m so ready for this year to be over. But I’m doing my best to stay in positive spirits and try to enjoy the holidays. Aside from spending time with family, my favorite part of the holiday season is the gifts- giving & receiving. I’ve also been doing my best to shop black as much as possible. So I present to you my 2020 Black-Owned Holiday Gift Guide. Everything on this list are items that I either already have or are on my wishlist (note to those who love me). There’s something here for everyone. Even you, boo!
VINTAGE BLACK GLAMOUR BOOK
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer is the ultimate coffee table book. The silk cover is as gorgeous & glamorous as the black royalty featured between the pages.
MODISH DECOR COASTERS
Modish Decor by Chantal Bradley specializes in custom fabulous throw pillows. But the coasters & candles from the brand are just as fabulous and so chic. They’d look amazing on the coffee table (with the Vintage Black Glamour Book).
Use Code 40BLACK for 40% off through 11/27
MCBRIDE SISTERS WINE
The McBride Sisters Collection features an amazing selection of wine and gift bundles like this Black Girl Magic Bundle. They also make a delicious Brut Rosé that’s currently only available in stores. If you’re in NYC, run (don’t walk or you’ll miss out) to Trader Joe’s Wine Shop and you’ll find it along with other wines from the collection. You may also shop the wines in the Drizly App for same day delivery- Use my code kipym for $5 off your first order.
Enjoy Free Shipping from McBride Sisters through 11/30
BOSS BLEND COFFEE
This limited edition Noche Buena Holiday Blend from Boss Blend Coffee is a medium roast with flavor notes of dark chocolate, vanilla and dried fruit. Perfect for the coffee connoisseur.
Enjoy 30% OFF purchases of $50 or more for Black Friday
MENTED HOLIDAY FAVES TRIO
The Mented Cosmetics Holiday Faves Lipstick Trio features three brown-girl friendly shades of nude lipstick, in a cute holiday box. While you’re there, check out the new Everynight Eyeshadow Palette. It’s so bomb!
Enjoy 30% off site wide + a $15 gift card for orders over $60 through 11/30. Use my code glammzmore for an ADDITIONAL 10% off your order
MISCHO BEAUTY NAIL LACQUER
Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquers are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten free and BIG 10 Free, with no artificial fragrances. Let’s not even talk about the amazing shade range. Lacquer of Love is one of my favorites for Winter and Fall.
Get 20% OFF for Black Friday through 11/28
The Honey Pot Menstrual Cup
I switched over to using The Honey Pot Menstrual Cup this year and it’s been totally life changing. I’ve been trying to convince my sisters and all of my friends to do the same. Gifting one is the perfect way to help your peeps make the switch. Don’t forget to add the Honey Pot Feminine Wash to keep the cup (and lady bits) clean.
NYAKIO FACE OILS
Nyakio Restore Face Oils soothes the skin and helps to combat dryness. Perfect for this time of year when the weather wreaks havoc on the skin… and let’s not talk about maskne. I’m currently using the Maracuja & Yangu Soothing Oil and it’s been healing my dry patches and has your sis glowingggg
The Bevel Trimmer takes lineups to the next level with the precision blade and cordless design. Perfect gift for the fellas and my fellow sistahs on #TEAMTAPEREDCUT. Throw in the T-Blade for an extra treat.
PUZZLE HUDDLE PUZZLES
Puzzle Huddle puzzles features little girls and boys as presidents, doctors, scientists, astronauts, artists, news anchors… letting our children know that they can be whatever they put their minds to being. The puzzles are available in different sizes for age 2+
Enjoy 20% OFF for the holidays
MESS IN A BOTTLE
Based on the concept of receiving messages in a bottle from the ocean, Mess in a Bottle is a black woman-owned apparel company that gives a voice to the voiceless. The brand creates tees and other apparel with inspirational messages.
DIOP makes fashionable face masks in fly 100% wax printed cotton Ankara prints. The masks are designed to go around the head instead of around the ears to be more comfortable, and fit more snug. A portion of the proceeds are donated to Feed the Frontlines, which supports Detroit restaurants and provides meals to emergency and healthcare workers.
HANIFA MIYA KNIT CARDIGAN DRESS
The Hanifa Miya Knit Cardigan Dress can be worn as a dress, layered like a sweater or as comfy lounge wear (hello work from home outfit). The maxi length and tassel hem takes the glam factor to the next level. This piece is on the top of my wishlist. So I had to add it to my black-owned holiday gift guide in case any of my peeps are reading this. I’ll take a size S/M in Black. Thanks in advance.
FRUGAL FINDS NECKLACES
Frugal Finds NYC has an amazing collection of tarnish free necklaces that don’t change color (or turn your neck green). You can create custom layered sets by choosing the necklace lengths and charms. I have the Nefertiti, Africa and Ankh charms, and I love them. The brand has a nice selection of other jewelry as well- including cuban link chokers, hoops and anklets.
TELFAR SHOPPING BAG
The Telfar Shopping Bag is the current it bag. Nicknamed the “Bushwick Birkin,” it’s on everyones wish list. Probably because it’s completely sold out right now. You know everyone wants what they can’t have. Although it’s sold out, if you sign up for the email list you’ll receive notifications as bags become available. The bag comes in 3 sizes- small, medium and large, and multiple colors. I hope someone slides me a small shopping bag in black. What can I say, I’m a minimalist.
SHOP THE 2020 BLACK-OWNED HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
And that’s it y’all. That’s my 2020 Black-Owned Holiday Gift Guide. I hope y’all were able to find some gift giving inspiration. If you have some brands you’d like to suggest for next year, then leave them in the comments!
Used your discount code to get a few dollars off my Mented Cosmetics order on Black Friday. 😁
Yassss sis. What did you order?
I ordered their foundation stick and I really like it. I’ve rocked it two days in a row now and really like the finish and formula. And I ordered it just in time because I literally just ran out of my Juvia’s Place foundation stick today.
Oh great. I’ll have to try the foundation stick.