Slay Culture 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: 145 Black Women-Owned Brands to Shop


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Buying Black isn’t just a trend, it’s a radical code to live by. A new Nielson Report suggested that Black spending power is scheduled to hit $1.5 trillion by 2021. The main proponents of this projected surge have been Black women. From the businesses that we run to the brands we’re loyal to, seeing ourselves prominently reflected and represented have made a difference in our communities bottom line.

Given our current political climate, supporting Black-owned businesses, brands, and entrepreneurs is hypercritical. The Grio reported that “the number of businesses majorly owned by Black women grew 67 percent between 2007 and 2012, at a rate higher than all women generally in the United States.” We’ve been putting in work and it’s only right that we continue.

With that same enthusiasm, we’re presenting this year’s official holiday gift guide. In 2015, we featured 60 Black women-owned businesses, while 2016 featured 200+. This year, we’re going all out with 145+ products and brands made by Black women to shop from this holiday season and throughout next year. From household products and personal items to unique gifts and subscription boxes, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the official Slay Culture 145+ Black Women Owned Holiday Gift Guide you’ve been waiting for.

For the Fashionista

Custom Denim Jacket from Fine Tuned, Inc.

Tie Me Down dress from Mod Nation

African Ankara print women’s couture from N’omose Couture

Vintage jackets & blazers from Mae’s Closet

Azariah boot from Aminah Abdul Jillil

Pumps, boots, & flats from Samanta Shoes

Bridal footwear from Artyce Designs


For the Planner Enthusiasts

The Galaxy Visionary Journal from Keep Chasing the Stars

Stickers, notebooks, & printable inserts from Oh So Paper

Bullet Journal & Accessories from RedInk & Paper

The Next 12 Months: Weekly Planner from Alaia Williams

‘Unfuckwithable’ journal from Push Paper Co

Whose Shoes Transformational Planner from Purpose Driven Media


For the Art & Photo Enthusiasts

Just Do It print pack from Kashmir.VIII

Watercolor banana leaf trio by Lucrecer Braxton

Funky Flamingo Print by byNatori

Abstract paint & collages from Christa David Art

Natural Hair Evolution print from Keturah Ariel

FAME series by BrothasNSistas

Dope illustrations from Cosmic Medium

Holiday cards & more illustrations from Veronica Marche

Beautiful art inspired by Black people from Coily & Cute

Digital prints & several children’s books from Shadra Strickland


For the Graphic Tee Collector

Stay Woke tee from The Quirk Shop

Chocolate Fit & Killin It tank from Natural & Fit Designs

Wild Woman, Free Thinker tee from Black Love Is Magic

Dear Bae, what that beard do? tee from Yes I Am, Inc.

We Were Here Before Columbus tee from Habitually Fly

Fearlessly Woke v-neck from Fearlessly Faithful Clothing Co

Yoga Snob hoodie from Fashion Pow Wow

Frizz is the New Black tee from Dear Naturalista

“Hated It” (Living Color) tee from Izzy & Liv

The Blessed Tee from Smart Brown Girl

Real Bosses Roll In Silence tee from Blogalicious


For the Pin & Patch Lovers

Black Moms Are Super Heroes pin from The Black Market

My Hair Is Naptastic pin from Mame Afia

Supafly Missy Elliott pin from Pin Living Color

Story of OJ patch set from Coloring Pins

4 Page Letter pin from Pin Vibes LA

We Got Y’all patch from Blvck Supply

Black Entrepreneur pin from Radical Dreams


For the Love of Jewelry

Boho glam jewelry from Baaba’a Jule

Uni-Stone rings from Nontle Creations

HBCU inspired pieces from ArLi Gang

Statement wear created by Conscious Statement

Trendy stretchy bracelets from freebird 1985

Nina Simone (Brilliant Minds) statement studs from JXLs

Yindi style earrings from Wild Child Dzigns

Inspirational bracelets and accessories from Flaunt Ya Faith


For the Kids

Baby + pregnancy items from Happy Mango

Oli & Carol Olive Deer Teething Bracelet from The Eco Baby Co

Beautiful black dolls from Ikuzi Dolls 

Animals of the World puzzle playset from Curly & Molly 

Afro puff inspired apparel from Coco’ Pie Clothing

Multiethnic children’s clothing from Mixed Up Clothing

Satin bonnets & headbands for kids from Natural Hair Shop


For the Body

All Natural Floral-Infused Body Oil Set from So Posh Beauty  

Moroccan Sands Artisan Cold Process Soap from Divine Luxury

Serums, oils & cleansers from Vee + Co.

Bath bars & body scrubs from Jolie Bloom

Bath, face & body products from Blaine Lorenn

Cupcake soap from Maya India Spa

Restore Vegan Body Butter from Sophia’s Naturals

Natural deodorant from Oribee

Goddess Breast Massage Oil from Vibrant Alchemy

Whipped body butters from Chloshea Naturals

Exfoliation from Naked Sugars

Handmade soaps & more from Planned Perfectly

Organic herbal deodorant from Elle Skincare Co.

Bath cubes and oils from Salubria

Femm wash and luxe lubes from Venus by Vava

Natural skincare from Karess Krafters

Eye Serum from Kara Knox Skincare

Mega Mango Hair Growth & Scalp Oil from Clara Bea Essentials

Body scrubs & butters from body by nature

Bath & body gift sets from Asili Body Products

Eucalyptus bath bombs from Hazel’s Soapery

Land & Sea detoxifying mud masque from Cocoa Butter Mothers

Ginger Peach body lotion from Spa Diva


For the Hair

Wraps & Head Wear

Colorful, silk lined head wraps from Cee Cee’s Closet NYC

Chartreuse satin bonnets and pillowcases from Flor Bella Boutique

All the wraps from The Wrap Life

Beautiful turbans & Bobby Pins from Headdress by Sheri

Crochet head wraps by Soul Hippie

Satin Head Scarf from Our Noir


Deep moisture bundle from Bask & Bloom Essentials

Non-toxic hair care system from Naturalicious

Award-winning artisan haircare from Camille Rose Naturals

Haircare system from Level23

Haircare + so much more from Vivrant Beauty NY

Organic hair & skin therapy from S Dot Beauty

Spritz & treatments from Wonder Curl

Moisture & style products from TEXTURES Natural Hair Care

Vegan Coconut Shea Shampoo Bars from OBIA Naturals 

Butters, cleansers & gels from Koils by Nature

Thirsty Hair Quencher from Nia’s Recipes


C+K Curl Closure from Big Chop Hair

Kinky & coily natural extensions from Heat Free Hair

Virgin Celebrity Extensions from XOXO Virgin Hair

Long, luscious locks from Triple L Hair

Supreme closures & frontals from Adore Her Virgin Hair


For the Glow Up (Beauty)


HBIC Lipgloss from The Lip Bar

Highlighting Hydrating Finishing Mist from OMGLO Cosmetics

Blush and pressed powder by Marena Beaute

Various Black-owned makeup brands available at Marjani Beauty

Matte lipsticks and lip lacquers from Liquid Courage Cosmetics

Classic & trendy lipsticks from Gold Label Cosmetics

All the Match Stix from Fenty Beauty

Bags & Tools

Blessed & Hydrated makeup bag from Shop Slay Culture

Because, Melanin makeup bag from Obsessorized


Cruelty-free, vegan nail polish from Pear Nova

Chic & healthy nail polish from Mischo Beauty

Base & top coat bundle from JoYo Beauty

I’m So Over Him polish at Ginger & Liz

Non-Toxic, Formaldehyde Free Nail Polish from Polish & Co.


For the Home & Travelista

Alarm Cube (& room spray) from Goodnight Darling Co.

Tea is my Love Language mug from Ven & Rose

Bling jewelry dish available at Headdress by Sheri 

Noir classic candle from Gavin Luxe

Soy wax candles from Blue Sage Boutique

Personalize Sage & Pomegranate soy candle by Isabis LLC

Queen Mother backpack from Africa on my Back

Leather BLACK mini clutch from Big & Purty

Leopard print envelope clutch from Double Clutched

Mud cloth cross body bag from Yara Imani

Essential Ankara print oil bags from Thrifty Upenyu

Single, taken, collecting passport stamps tote bag from Passports & Purpose

Whimsical wine bags from Unlikely Martha

Bath mats and toothbrush holder from Pardon My Fro

Passport holder luggage tag travel set from Fashion Fab Boutique


For the Belly

Kafe Ice Cream from Cremas Absalon

D.C. mumbo sauce from Capital City

Gourmet popcorn & sodas from De La Pop

Caribbean hot pepper sauce from Bacchanal Sauce

Naturally blended fresh juices from Jus Blend


For the Crew (Entertainment)

Insecure trivia game from Cards for the Culture

Black Card Revoked from Cards For All People

A Hip Hop culture card game from University of Dope

The Ultimate Clap Back card game from Clap Back Game


For the Subscription Box Enthusiast

Magical Gift Box from Adorned By Chi

The Stash Box from Tees in the Trap

The Sorority Box from Founders & Pearls

Curated pieces from Ujamaa Box

“Bloom Beautifully” with The Self-Care Box

Monthly women’s wellness from The Femly Box

New novels from writers of color from My Lit Box

Materials for beautiful home decor from Home Made Luxe

DIY natural hair products from CurlMix

Heal your womb with The Wombman Box

The stores and products on this list were handpicked and/or submitted in a call for Black women-owned businesses and shops. We were not compensated in any way to include any of the businesses on this list. For more information on how to get your business on our next series of gift guides for 2018, please join our newsletter!

Happy shopping!

Slay Culture


Slay Culture curates content and experiences for smart and lit Black millennials. Follow us online everywhere at @SlayCulture.

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