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Black artisans and the companies they own produce very high-end products, so if you’re still on the hunt for freebies this holiday season – or want to get a head start on 2022 – check out the list below. below is a great place to look. From coveted men’s clothing from Brett Johnson and delicious bourbon from Saint Liberty to rich skincare products from Epara, the best gifts from black-owned brands will add more than a little luxury to your vacation.
Brett Johnson Buckle Cashmere Zip-Up Hoodie
Brett Johnson’s menswear is crafted so well from such seductive materials that it is almost second to none – and you get that sense of quality as much in his casual clothes as in his finest suits. Case in point: This zip-up looped cashmere hoodie that’s as soft and light as a cloud is something the guys on your list might never want to take off.
Buy Now: $ 1,895
Saint LibertÃ© Bourbon gift box
Saint Liberty, the Texas-based distillery behind a number of great rye bourbons and whiskeys, offers a literal taste of black history with this trio of bottles dedicated to famous smugglers Mary Curley, Bertie Brown and Josephine Doody. And the company doesn’t just use their names: the rye named after Doody, for example, uses water from the same source, the Crystal River, as the original that inspired it.
Buy Now: $ 159
Effortless Composition Acacia Wood Cheese Board
There’s nothing quite like serving up snacks to family and friends while on vacation, and Effortless Composition’s cheese board will add flair to parties large and small. Think of it as the perfect housewarming gift.
Buy Now: $ 36
Bevel shaving kit
If you’re shopping for a man who enjoys a close shave, or a young man who has just learned to tame his facial hair, Bevel’s Shaving Kit is a great option. Its products and tools were designed to help reduce ingrown hairs, a problem especially common among black men, but which can affect anyone who shaves.
Buy Now: $ 89.95
Scotch Porter Beard Gift Set
If you have someone on your list who prefers to wear a full beard, the Scotch Porter Complete Beard Care Set, which includes everything from shampoo and conditioner to a scented hot spice candle, might be a better choice. .
Harlem Candle Co. Holiday Gift Box Icons
There is nothing that enhances a warm winter atmosphere like a scented candle. Harlem Candle Co. packed its four best-selling candles, including a special winter spruce-scented holiday deal, in one convenient package.
Buy Now: $ 190
Coco & Breezy Zen Navigator Sunglasses
Coco & Breezy’s bold, modern eyewear isn’t for the faint of heart, but they’re just as good at refreshing classics as they are at pushing the boundaries of eyewear design. Example: This pair of gold sunglasses has a generous shape that will flatter a variety of face shapes.
Buy Now: $ 285
Chris Collins Renaissance Homme Eau de Parfum
Chris Collins, the Ralph Lauren model turned entrepreneur and perfumer, knows a thing or two about being a Renaissance man, which might explain why his eponymous perfume is so uniquely adaptable. The freshness of its luminous top notes (marine accord, bergamot and ginger) is anchored by its persistent base notes (tonka bean, tobacco and leather). It’s designed to smell great any time of the day and it delivers on what it promises.
Buy Now: $ 175
Epara Intense Moisturizing Mask
If you want a good way to keep skin dry in the winter, go for Epara’s Deep Moisturizing Mask. It’s filled with plankton extract and marula oil, which help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It’s good all over the face, but in one study, the company found that 95% of users found it particularly moisturizing around the eyes.
Buy Now: $ 147
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cuisine
To write his James Beard Award winning book The Jemima code, journalist Toni Tipton-Martin has studied two centuries of African-American cookbooks to understand their impact on cooking in America. Building on that story, she adapted recipes from this cookbook cache to create recipes for modern cooking.
Buy Now: $ 35
Aswell Herbal Bath Tea
Aswell makes carefully prepared bath products (don’t miss their excellent soaps), but one of their most intriguing products is a tea blend designed to be brewed in your tub. It contains green tea, tulsi, and ginger, a combination designed to promote relaxation. And if you want to soothe and soften your skin this winter, you could do worse than soak in a tub full of antioxidants.
Buy Now: $ 20
Colombian Emerald Studs Mateo Muzo
In the words of Robb ReportPaige Reddinger, editor of watches and jewelry, “You can’t go wrong with emerald studs, especially Muzo.” Mateo, a New York jewelry studio, uses brilliant Colombian stones to great effect, surrounding them in round diamonds and setting them on 14k gold. It’s a modern heirloom that won’t go out of style.
Buy Now: $ 1,250
Harwell Godfrey “Major” moon pendant
If you are looking for something even more striking, try one of Harwell Godfrey’s moon shaped pendants. They come in a variety of stone inlays (like turquoise and lapis lazuli) that the studio makes to order. But if you know a glamorous eccentric who loves mother of pearl, there is a version with this inlay available right now.
Buy Now: $ 7,450
Goodee Bassi Market tote bag
Few people know what makes a good bag better than Byron and Dexter Peart, who sold their first business, Want Les Essentiels, in 2017. Their new business, Goodee, was launched last year and offers items and consciously produced home accessories under their own label (as well as a variety of items made by other brands). This market tote, made by refugees in Italy from hand-woven fabrics from Burkina Faso, supports artisans around the world.
Buy Now: $ 199
Reversible throw Joanna Howard
It’s difficult to be a conscious consumer and still feel good under a blanket made of materials that are harmful to the planet. Johanna Howard’s reversible throw, made from soft baby alpaca hair in a certified Fairtrade textile studio in Peru, is a guilt-free way to warm up – and it’s available in five color combinations, so you could be fine. to almost any decor.
Buy Now: $ 398
Dog shampoo for dirty dogs
If there is an animal lover in your life, they are sure to appreciate the two shampoos from For Dirty Dogs. The conditioning shampoo will keep your dog’s skin clean and healthy during bath time, while the dry shampoo will help control oil and excess dirt between washes. Best of all, both products are formulated with natural ingredients that won’t irritate dogs with sensitive skin.
Buy Now: $ 12 +
Estelle Glass Wine Glasses Set
Inspired by her grandmother’s brightly colored glassware collection, Stephanie Summerson Hall offers modern updates to the originals she remembers from her childhood through her South Carolina-based business Estelle. You can, of course, buy six wine glasses in the same striking color, or you can make your own mix with this customizable set. Regardless of the color, the angular shape of the glasses should come in especially handy for opening up bold reds.
Buy Now: $ 190
Linoto Belgian Linen Sheet Set
Belgian linen is known for its remarkable longevity and for the way it becomes softer with each successive wash. Linoto, a New York-based housewares company, sources long-staple flax fibers from factories in Europe to create their most luxurious bedding offering, which can be customized for everything from a single mattress to deep to an extra deep California King.
Buy Now: $ 489
Trade Street Jam Co.
For a gift that will leave a great taste in your mouth, try the delicious spreads and sauces from Trade Street Jam Co. The low-sugar, high-impact offerings from this inventive food company are much more memorable than those you’ll find at grocery store, with flavors ranging from blends of blueberry, lemon and basil to strawberry, chipotle and fig.
Buy now: $ 14 and up
Black Homeowner Market Subscription Box
Speaking of subscription services, the Black-Owned Market offers its own take on the giveaway that continues to deliver: monthly shipments that offer a sample of its members’ products, from luxurious scented candles from Harlem Candle Co. to conditioner for Scotch Porter’s beard.
Find out more: here $ 39 and more