200 Black Women-Owned Brands to Love & Support


Millennials can bookmark 2016 as one of the most racially charged years ever experienced. For every time we relished in our culture and heritage, an unarmed person of color was killed (or raped) by police, a neighborhood was gentrified, or Donald Trump would run for President of the United States and actually win. Unfortunate incidents like these are slowly forcing our skinfolk of all ages to wake up or #StayWoke and reclaim what’s ours. One way we can do that is by supporting Black-owned businesses, as this will further the circulation of money in our communities.

Money in Black neighborhoods could mean better schools, more public resources and transportation, jobs, and safer and healthier environments for children and families. Having this in place won’t (and shouldn’t) replace community involvement or voting in local and presidential elections, but can still have a positive and long-lasting effect.

Last year we published a list of 60 Black women-owned businesses to support throughout the year. That list has more than doubled and the offerings have gotten so much sweeter! We’re committed to changing the cycle for ours, and generations to come. Here’s the official Slay Culture 200+ Black-Women Owned Holiday Gift Guide you’ve been waiting for.

Monthly Boxes for Everybody!

Curated pieces from Ujamaa Box

A box for natural brides-to-be from Natural Hair Bride 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

Luxury handmade bath & beauty products from Artisan Love Box

Materials for beautiful home decor from Home Made Luxe

DIY natural hair products from CurlMix

Heal your womb with The Wombman Box

Black culture in a box from Our Blk Box

Queen Maintenance Kit from Nspiyahd Life


Hair, Haircare, & Must-Have Wraps



Kinky & coily natural extensions from Heat Free Hair

Exotic Virgin Hair from Glitz Glam Bundles

Virgin Celebrity Extensions from XOXO Virgin Hair

Lace Wigs, Straps & Supplies from Lace Wigs Straps

Curly & naturally straight extensions from Big Chop Hair

Long, luscious locks from Triple L Hair

Supreme closures & frontals from Adore Her Virgin Hair



Award-winning artisan haircare from Camille Rose Naturals

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 

Non-toxic hair care system from Naturalicious

Butters, cleansers & gels from Koils by Nature

Thirsty Hair Quencher from Nia’s Recipes

Wraps & Head Wear


All the wraps from The Wrap Life

Beautiful turbans & Bobby Pins from Headdress by Sheri

Handmade satin bonnets for curly hair from Flor Bella Boutique

Satin scarfs & pillowcases from Ebonnet by Eboni Curls 

Gorgeous headwraps from Ethniq Roots


Beauty & Cosmetics that Slay


Classic & trendy lipsticks from Gold Label Cosmetics

Pigmented matte lipsticks from Liquid Courage Cosmetics

HD Luminous Foundation from Untamed Colors

Boss Lady liquid matte lipstick from Glam Hustle

The *entire* Wet Paint Collection from KA’OIR

Eye & lip primers from Honey Cosmetics

Flawsome Face tinted moisturizer from Tyra Beauty

Baby Bellini Gloss from The Lip Bar

The Nubian Eye Shadow palette from Juvia’s Place

Spoiled Brat lip gloss + stain from PNK Digger

Eyedollize mascara from Tajj Cosmetics


Skin + Nail Care You Need


Skin & Body:

Bath, face & body products from Blaine Lorenn

Natural & organic skin care from Bask & Bloom

Dessert-inspired bath & body treats from Maya India Spa

Serums, oils & cleansers from Vee + Co.

Bath bars & body scrubs from Jolie Bloom

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.

Hair & body oil from Salubria

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



Cruelty-free, vegan nail polish from Pear Nova

Kicking & Screaming GOLD glitter polish from Ginger & Liz

Classic colors (polish) from BLISS No. 10

Chic & healthy nail polish from Mischo Beauty

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

Asteroid polish from Bernadette Thompson


Health & Wellness


Water bottles from FunFIT Ca

Energy metabolism from Dr. Phoenyx

Moringa Tea from A Life Balanced

Women’s wellness & nursing items from Myrtle & Flossie

Safe, erotic fun from V for Vadge

Caribbean-inspired dance workouts from Brukwine

Workshops from Afro Flow Yoga

Farm & market services at The Fresh Food Factory


Fly Fashion For Everyone


Tees & crop tops from Shop Slay Culture

But God tee from Ven & Rose

Beyoncé inspired holiday apparel from Cause I Sleigh

Saved & Tatted tanks from Wifey N Training

Vintage jackets & blazers from Mae’s Closet

Classic hoodies from Black Love Is Magic

Assata Taught Me top from Habitually Fly

Multiple Streams of Income tee from Courage, Kinks & Curves

Global garb from Queen Adwoa’s Closet

God Is The Plug tee from The She Shop

Werk Humbly tee from Fearlessly Faithful Co

I Should Have Run 4 President sweatshirt from Yes I Am Inc.

Yoga Snob tee from Fashion Pow Wow

Every damn thing from Tees in the Trap

Shop the Greek Collection at My Tee Sharp

U Name It tee from MESS in a Bottle

Cats Make the Best People sweater from The Lazy Rebel

Jungle Kill skirt from Vetu de Joy

Black Power tank top from Black Culture Tees

Dope apparel from Brown Girls Are Dope

Tees & tanks from Love Always YJE

Dope. Magical. Unapologetic apparel from Unapologetically Us




Luxury flats & sandals from Aminah Abdul Jillil

These cute Sadii peep-toe booties from Sammi Footwear

Bridal footwear from Artyce Designs

Pumps, boots, & flats from Samanta Shoes

Celebrity inspired shoes from Fever


Inspired Jewelry & Accessories


Queen-inspired jewelry from Lost Queens

What the Hecto earrings from JXLs

Headbands, animal ears, & hats from Adorned by Chi

Handprinted head wraps & more from The Wrap Life

Custom plated necklaces from Essence Murjani

Faith-inspired jewelry & accessories from Authentically Made

Sterling silver pieces & more from Sakura Luxe

Tribal & cultural jewelry from 84 Gem

Acrylic earrings & bow ties from Body Decor Boutique

Fringe necklaces from Black Pearl Creations

Glowing Mood Rings from Jenni Lovette

Afrocentric accessories from Krave Collection

Lots of cuffs from The Pink Locket

Addictive arm candy from Wrist Junkies

Faith-inspired jewelry from Flaunt Ya Faith

Hand painted jewelry from Noire et Belle Creations


Dope Pins & Buttons

pin-vibes-la-2Tubman $20 bill pin from Pin Vibes LA

Melatone Beauty pin from Coloring Pins

Black Lives Matter lapel pin from Radical Dreams

Bomb Living Single pin from Pin Living Color

Crazy Bout My Culture button from Shop Slay Culture

Educated & Black button from Blvck Supply

This very necessary button from Buy From A Black Woman


Handbags, Totes & Backpacks


Animal print handbags from Love, Cortnie

Ghanaian handsewn bags & clutches from A.A.K.S

Leather handbags & accessories from Gregory Sylvia

Totes, clutches, & jewelry from House of Moruka

Telak leather messenger bag from father-daughter owned company Unoeth


Food, Beverages, & Recipes


Signature House Seasoning Blend from Food Love Tog

Green Light Go juice from I’ll Drink to That – Fountain of Juice

Organic Chlorella Powder from The Waterhole

Mouth-watering seasonings from J. Delawcious

Vegan Curious Cookbook by Aisha Adams

D.C. mumbo sauce from Capital City

Haitian rum cream liqueur from Cremas Absalon

Gourmet popcorn & sodas from De La Pop

Caribbean hot pepper sauce from Bacchanal Sauce

Naturally blended fresh juices from Jus Blend


For the Home


Pillows & duvet covers from Pardon My Fro

Yummy candles from Dessert Candles

Sugar Room & Body Elixir from Gavin Luxe

Repurposed children’s furniture from LiliNash

Wine bags & toiletries from Unlikely Market

Busy Bombshell coffee mug from HERmovement

Cuddle Weather pillow from So Posh Beauty

Customized home decor from Fèhìntì by Moji Akinde

Beautiful gold foil wall prints from Shop Shevy’s


For the Kids


Lifestyle & accessories:

Cloth diapers from Lovely Cloth

Fun jewelry for girls from The Cuterie

Tote bags & mugs from Ariya the Mermaid brand


Vintage coats & vest from Kurated Ke

Cute baby onesies from My CoCo Bean

Cutesy t-shirts for the littles ones from Chatterbox Baby

Afro puff inspired apparel from Coco’ Pie Clothing

Multiethnic children’s clothing from Mixed Up Clothing

Hats & accessories from Baby Headz

Naturally FINE clothing for girls from Naturally FINE Clothing

Toys & Entertainment:

The Angelica Doll from Naturally Perfect Dolls

Preserving black heritage with EthiDolls


I Know I Can book from My Courageous Faith

Princess books & party supplies from Brown Girls Club

The Twindividuals Guide to ABCs from Twindividuals


Satin bonnets & headbands for kids from Natural Hair Shop




Black Card Revoked from Cards For All People

A Hip Hop culture card game from University of Dope


Fun Paper & Stationery


Pencils & notepads from My August Pink

Beautiful cards & prints from Studio 404

Planner inserts from Oh So Paper

Sorority ‘Thank You’ cards from Color Me Finer

Wrapping paper for LIT gifts from Fetti Wrap

Black Santa Claus from Greentop Gifts

Super handsome Black Santa Claus wrapping paper + more from Wrapped Culture


Literature & Lifestyle


The Girl Talk Chronicles by Ariel C. Williams

I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

Don’t Waste Your Pretty by Demetria Lucas D’Oyley

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died by Ty Alexander

Whose Shoes Book – 2017 Transformational Planner by Christine St. Vil & Julian B. Kiganda

The Visionary Journal from Keep Chasing the Stars

Around the Way Girl: A Memoir by Taraji P. Henson & Denene Millner 

CRWN Magazinecreated by Lindsay Day & Nkrumah Farrar

2017 Living Intentionally Planner & Goal Setting Journal by ByReign

Mama Love Planner from Bella & the Babe

My Dream Year Planner from Bernetta Style

From Entrepreneur to CEO by Shahara Wright

This Is For the Lover In You by Lashuntrice Bradley

I Almost Forgot About You by Terri McMillan

Read: 23 Indie Books Written by Black Women Authors


Media & Tech


Stock photography for women of color at CreateHER Stock

Payment plans for flights at Airfordable

Expert author PR & marketing at The Oracle Group

Digital media & services for creative women of color at Danzy Bird & Co.

Quality web series created for Black folks at Colored Content

The digital voice for Black millennials via Blavity

Independent book publishing + more at November Media Publishing


Art for the Soul


Abstract paint & collages from Christa David Art

You So Craaazy print set from Kashmiir VIII

Shower curtains from The Art of Chanel

Breathtaking wallpaper from Christine Joy Design

Fine art prints from Amira Rahim

Art + activism from addyeB

Design & calligraphy from Jeanetta Gonzales

Black girl love at Ariel Brands

Hella black art prints from Brothas N Sistas

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, however, we will receive a small commission from some sales made from this list’s Literature & Lifestyle section. For more information on how to get your business on our next series of gift guides for 2017, 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.

  1. Hi! Next year, please consider adding kweliTV to your media list. We’re a
    video streaming network. Similar to Netflix, but we offer indie films,
    documentaries, web shows & news from the entire African diaspora:
    http://www.kweli.tv. Thanks!

  2. Excellent list! I know exactly who I will be shipping with from this guide! Please consider adding KLT Art by Kendro for next year! Black paintings, prints, jewelry, & custom clothing & shoe designs. Will be subscribing to keep in touch with you all!


  3. This is a great list! It’s great to know about these! Also, please consider adding Osengwa. Amazing black woman owned site with clothes, music and art exclusively from top artists in Africa.

  4. Greetings! Thank you so much for featuring my global shop of dreams “Queen Adwoa’s Closet” in this amazing holiday round up! There are SO many creatives doing great work, I’m humbled to be part of this community. Best wises to all small / black owned businesses during this holiday season! Peace & Love ~ Angela B.

  5. Great List. I just want to warn you though…if you’re looking to buy from habitually fly, you probably won’t get your gift in time for Christmas! I ordered 1 shirt a month ago and it hasn’t even shipped yet!

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my spice line!! Appreciate the love.
    This list is SO LIT!!

  7. Thank you for the feature! Very honored to be included in this list of extremely talented, beautiful female entrepreneurs 🙂
    Also, please shoot an email to my assistant so we can keep your contact info on hand (stephaniew@drphoenyx.com). I’d love to keep connected for possible future collaborations. All the best and much continued success!