Let’s put our money where our pride is and spend some on the ones we love by supporting the ones we love. These black businesses offer various products and aesthetics specific for our needs and wants and will most definitely be a win with your loved ones.

Pardon My Fro

Dana, the creative designer of Pardon My Fro, a self-taught graphic designer accompanied with a unique eye for style, has created pieces celebrating blackness. From canvas prints to shower curtains, mugs to pillows, duvet covers to blankets, and much more, you can add a staple piece to your friend’s apartment, bedroom, or mug; y’all can officially sip tea with all the shade of black beauty.

pardonmyfro.com

Tonywuu Collection

For your dad, boyfriend, brother, or friend, try this company with collections of handmade African print ties, pocket squares, and lapel pins. Anthony Owusu, the creator of the company, longed for standout accessory pieces amplifying his outfit, so he took matters into his own hands to create this African-inspired collection.

tonywuucollection.com

Okayplayer

This online hip-hop and alternative music media network founded by one of my favorite people, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots, not only provides a necessary and refreshing take on the culture of important figures in music, it also sports a really cool online shop filled with items that’ll make your hip-hop heads in your life so happy! They’ve got customary Roots Crew Christmas crewnecks, scarfs, beanies, and dad hats, not to mention merchandise on other significant hip-hop and R&B influencers like BlackStar, J Dilla, Mos Def, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, and more.

shop.okayplayer.com

shop.okayplayer.com

Bevel

Tristan Walker, CEO of Bevel, finally provides what we’ve all been looking for: a shaving system specifically designed for our hair texture, which also helps prevent ingrown hairs! Yes, I know we’ve all read the description box of our respective razors and have come to the same disappointing results, but this is specifically designed for us! (By us!) Not only is this a great stocking stuffer for men but it may even win over the hearts of the women in your lives, no longer having to pinch those pennies for painful waxes. For once, beauty doesn’t have to be pain.

getbevel.com

Items are nice but don’t forget to support your favorite intellectuals and artists. Consider these works as great gifts likely to stick with your folks well past the holiday blues.

  1. Counting Descent by Clint Smith
  2. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  3. Fuchsia by Mahtem Shiferraw
  4. The Loss of All Lost Things by Amina Gautier
  5. Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith
  6. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
  7. Nobody by Marc Lamont Hill
  8. Something To Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs by Questlove
  9. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

 

 

 

 

 

put our money where our pride is and spend some on the ones we love by supporting the ones we love. These black businesses offer various products and aesthetics specific for our needs and wants and will most definitely be a win with your loved ones.

Pardon My Fro

Dana, the creative designer of Pardon My Fro, a self-taught graphic designer accompanied with a unique eye for style, has created pieces celebrating blackness. From canvas prints to shower curtains, mugs to pillows, duvet covers to blankets, and much more, you can add a staple piece to your friend’s apartment, bedroom, or mug; y’all can officially sip tea with all the shade of black beauty.

pardonmyfro.com

Tonywuu Collection

For your dad, boyfriend, brother, or friend, try this company with collections of handmade African print ties, pocket squares, and lapel pins. Anthony Owusu, the creator of the company, longed for standout accessory pieces amplifying his outfit, so he took matters into his own hands to create this African-inspired collection.

tonywuucollection.com

Okayplayer

This online hip-hop and alternative music media network founded by one of my favorite people, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots, not only provides a necessary and refreshing take on the culture of important figures in music, it also sports a really cool online shop filled with items that’ll make your hip-hop heads in your life so happy! They’ve got customary Roots Crew Christmas crewnecks, scarfs, beanies, and dad hats, not to mention merchandise on other significant hip-hop and R&B influencers like BlackStar, J Dilla, Mos Def, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, and more.

shop.okayplayer.com

Bevel

Tristan Walker, CEO of Bevel, finally provides what we’ve all been looking for: a shaving system specifically designed for our hair texture, which also helps prevent ingrown hairs! Yes, I know we’ve all read the description box of our respective razors and have come to the same disappointing results, but this is specifically designed for us! (By us!) Not only is this a great stocking stuffer for men but it may even win over the hearts of the women in your lives, no longer having to pinch those pennies for painful waxes. For once, beauty doesn’t have to be pain.

getbevel.com

Items are nice but don’t forget to support your favorite intellectuals and artists. Consider these works as great gifts likely to stick with your folks well past the holiday blues.

Counting Descent by Clint Smith

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Fuchsia by Mahtem Shiferraw

The Loss of All Lost Things by Amina Gautier

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable by Marc Lamont Hill

Something To Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs by Questlove