It's that time of year again - the time when you put your own wants aside and buy gifts for the ones you love! We've rounded up some of our absolute women-owned businesses to shop during this holiday season. What better gift to give than one that pulls double duty for your family and friends and the small business you support. Check out a few of our favorite things below!
Love home decor and all things Africa-inspired? Llulo has you covered! Their Africa shaped pillows are on our must-have list and make a perfect gift for the motherland lovers in your life. Bonus: they sell African print wrapping paper, too!
E. Turner Couture is building a cult following with their African-inspired statement jewelry. We love these pieces for a pop of print with a neutral outfit, and we love them even more with one of our statement pieces. Each piece is handcrafted and super-versatile. Plus, the quality is amazing!
3. Brass Thread
We came across this cheeky brand last year, but just became obsessed recently! Their custom jewelry features the tiniest beads, and while they're quite a bit pricier than most of the items on our list, if you can splurge a little go for it! The attention to detail and creativity in each pendant is beyond words.
Our favorite beauty baroness, Angel Cornelius, created the first La Belle Femme products in her home studio and 2016 has seen her launch into amazing success after being featured in the Essence Beauty Box. Her body butter will leave your skin moisturized and glowing without a greasy feel, and it will also leave you with a subtle scent. The Pomegranate Kiss scent is a favorite around here. Other scents make great gifts for men, and we hear the fellas love her Organic Honey and Oatmeal Facial Bar.
5. OOO Polish
For you health-concious beauties, we'd like to introduce OOO Polish. Pronounced "Triple O Polish", this company creates vegan nail polish with a color system catered to complement the complexions of women of color. The colors are beautiful and rich, without the toxic chemicals. OOO Polish, Curly Chicks and MikMont Creations are also running an Affirmations Giveaway until 12/10 at noon. Check them out on Instagram for details.
6. Honey Fuse
Who doesn't love to cozy up with a warm mug of tea when the temperatures drop? Honey Fuse brings you flavor-infused honey that is the perfect addition to that cozy cup. Flavors like cinnamon, clove, vanilla bean, and mint, all add a yummy subtle flavor to your favorite warm drinks. We're also loving the flavors drizzled over baked treats. This one is a great stocking stuffer - make sure to order by 12/15 to receive in time for Christmas!
One of our absolute favorite artists, Debra Cartwright is a force to be reckoned with the watercolors. Her paintings keep us constantly inspired on Instagram, and her phone cases are super-cute and would also make great stocking-stuffers. Check out her Casetify shop for those.
The color combinations are everything from Suite One Studio (any ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha peeping this pink and green combo?) We totally love the slightly bohemian vibe of these pieces and the gold finishing on the edges gives them a royal, girly touch. These ceramics make great gifts for a newlywed couples, a gift for best friends - especially the divas, or grab a set for entertaining at your place during the holidays.
9. Curly Chicks
We love Kinks, Kale, Avocados, and Afros, too! This ode to natural hair and healthy living t-shirt is our favorite from The Curly Chicks and makes a perfect gift for naturals. Check out their selection of t-shirts, head wraps, and more on their site. They're also a part of the Affirmation Giveaway with OOOPolish and MikMont Creations.
10. Brooklyn Dolly
If you're one of our email subscribers, you might have caught our feature on Brooklyn Dolly a couple of months ago. Well, we're still loving this multimedia artist, and her take on holiday cards. The print above is featured on a set of 10 cards that will make sure your holiday greetings stand out above the pack.
Chile. The stationary from MikMont Creations had us cracking up from day one! You'll love the cards and cute pins. Plus, MikMont carries a poster sized reminder to keep pushing - perfect for your entrepreneur friends.