As we’re upon the season of holiday shopping, I have been focusing my gift-buying and wishlisting on small businesses. As I’ve been compiling my lists, I felt these businesses would be great to share with you all as you also navigate this season. 🙂
I’m kicking off this series of lists with businesses owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Please feel free to comment on this post or contact me if you have any additions!
- BubbleSort Zines are a monthly zine series filled with stories and hand-drawn art and diagrams. Their store offers not just zines, but apparel and pins, too!
- Anaya Paints sells prints and t-shirts illustrated by Ananya Rao-Middleton, with a lot of them chronically ill themed.
- Made With Care sells custom hand lettered magnets, prints, and more.
- Fifty5 and Dime sells Disney-inspired cards.
- Preeti Mistry is the author of The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook and creator or their own unique spice blends.
- Jocelyn Ramirez is the founder and chef at Todo Verde (plant-based Latin American cuisine), author of the La Vida Verde cookbook, and offers many other products on Todo Verde’s online store.
- Spicewalla sells small batch spices that are hand processed, personally curated by Meherwan Irani.
- ChaTo! sells Japanese tea, tea ware, and gifts.
- Maya’s Cookies are gourmet vegan cookies that can be shipped to many locations.
Health & Beauty
- Ginger + Liz, a company started by two Black women, sells vegan-friendly and toxic-free nail polishes.
- Nola Skinsentials makes skin products for melanin based skintones.
- Vive Cosmetics is a Latina-owned and operated beauty brand. Their lipsticks stay on under face masks!
- Shop Latinx is a marketplace of lifestyle, beauty, and fashion products.
- EcoVibe is a sustainable lifestyle brand selling plants, home decor, apparel, and gifts
- Melanie Abrantes Designs offers handmade and sustainable products, kits and classes for woodworking.
- Nipomo sells blankets, totes, and many other wares from traditional makers throughout Mexico.
- Wing On Wo & Co. is the oldest operating store in NYC’s Chinatown bringing you the best quality porcelain ware since 1890.
- Saffron offers beautiful flowers, wares, and art.
- Little Yellow Jeepney sells Tagalog/Filipino kids’ books.
- Passion Planner, my personal favorite paper planner, was founded by Angela Trinidad, a Filipinx artist and entrepreneur.
- The Wrap Life is a Black-owned business that believes that wearing head wraps is for everyone, because it has always been for everyone.
- David Quarles IV designs jewelry — “culturally inspired design that speaks from the soul”.
- Hija de tu Madre celebrates the beautiful mess that is being Latina and Latinx. Mainly apparel and jewelry, but also offering goods for your desk and some beauty products.
- Lingua Nigra offers jewelry with rich textures, vibrant colors and meaningful design
- KAFI KAFi CO. has beautifully designed scarves, ceramics, and art.
- Brass Arrow by Noel Bennetto, who is an Indigenous American artist that creates hand-made/hand-dyed apparel, jewelry, and more. She makes many of her items according to the Moon cycle.
- Warren Steven Scott, a member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation, is a fashion designer that offers earrings on his site.
- The B.YELLOWTAIL COLLECTIVE supports Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous creatives. They believe in sharing art, fashion, and design to uplift Indigenous peoples.
- Amano Seattle creates Mexican and Latino inspired crafts, gifts, art, and jewelry.
- Art by Ciara sells original stickers, earrings, art prints, socks, greetings cards, enamel pins, and bandanas. Ciara’s art rooted her culture and the beautiful island of Guam.
- Mau Loa Aloha sells a variety of face masks, as well as Hawaii-inspired jewelry, housewares, and shirts.