35 #BLKPACTPICKS TO SHOP THIS SEASON
An all-inclusive guide for everyone shopping Black.
Looking to shop Black this holiday? We’ve made it easy for you to find the perfect gift for a family member, a friend or yourself at our fave Black-owned businesses. Just in time for the gift-giving season, we asked the Blk Pact team to share what they’re loving from the Blk Pages. We’re calling them our #BlkPactPicks!
Here’s where to find the best gifts from Black-owned businesses this season:
JLANI Jewels – These pieces are eco-friendly and good on the eye!
Vitae London watches are STUNNING and fairly priced. Don’t take my word for it, take a look yourself.
Amber Poitier’s handmade earrings are gorgeous and there are many different styles. Everyone will find something they like.
Having Hairbrella in my purse never leaves me unprepared for a wet, rainy day. Helps me keep my hair dry and since COVID hit, they’ve added the face shields to their collection of hats. Love it!
Grace Eleyae helps me keep my hair healthy while rocking head pieces for any occasion. Never again do I have to worry about my hats stripping away my moisture or oils.
LFB Apparel compliments the dopeness that is Black culture! The brand highlights Black phrases, trends, and icons with cozy tees and sweatshirts.
BLANKWardrobe’s versatile pieces can be mixed and matched to create different looks! Their new Utility Boiler Jumpsuit is everything!
I’ve been into workout gear and comfy clothes lately and I just love the message CultureFit Clothing. And the designs are fire!!
I just love the cheeky, clever sayings on the shirts for the Mess in a Bottle brand. Not only do they help speak some of my thoughts, they are inspiring and the quality of the clothes are on point.
Grayscale has custom holiday looks and showstopping outfits. We are loving the new looks in this collection.
All Dem Shades came through with a declaration: “Black Girls are Lit” and we agree!
For all of your HBCU favorites, HGC Apparel has the perfect gifts to get cozy in for the winter months at home.
BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE
Club Loofah – is the easiest gift ever! You can give a subscription of monthly fresh loofahs and poufs to your fave! My fresh loofah arrives monthly, like clockwork.
When I found Beauty Brew I discovered one of my fave red lippies, Ruby Sipper. The lippies are long lasting, moisturizing and the packaging is A+, gift worthy!
Gemini Naturals – This vegan and cruelty free product is specifically formulated for dark hair and allows you to change your hair color without the damage. Get into it!
When I need my Black Jamaican Oil fix I go for Tropic Isle Living. This high grade quality oil has become a great addition to my homemade oil mixtures. A little goes a long way!
Mented Cosmetics – I was on a search for a lip product that offered me true nude options for me as a Black woman with a deep chocolate complexion that didn’t cause my lips to look chapped or dry – Mented Cosmetics gave that to me.
The Lip Bar – The addition to my makeup kit that I love has been The Lip Bar. Fell in love with the product once I started using it as it gives amazing color pop to my look and compliments my skin amazingly. The matte options don’t dry out my lips and last for hours. This is a plus to any collection.
I love Camille Rose to help me give my hair that extra love and care while giving me slip for detangling and moisturizing my curls without them being crunchy. It’s one of my favorite products to help me retain my length and the bounce of my curls all day.
Black Card Revoked This game is a way to laugh with family and friends during holiday gatherings.
Uncle Bobbies has a specially curated selection of adult and children’s books that celebrate Black culture.
The Lit Bar offers a carefully curated selection of general interest books, gift items, and programming which emphasize local interest and diversity for all ages.
Your favorite mug needs a favorite tea! Just Add Honey has you covered with a wide selection of fresh teas.
I’m all about wellness. There is no better gift than a great juice and/or juice cleanse from Ginger to Remember!
PopBar because sweet treats are the best gifts, perfect for all ages!
There’s nothing like a delicious home-cooked meal. While all of our pots are getting a little more love than usual, why not spice up your meals with Essie Spice‘s delicious spices and sauces?!
I put several friends onto Capital City Mambo Sauce and everyone is hooked! If you’re gifting a foodie, this condiment is a must.
Grab your passport! The burn time on Passport Seven candles are unmatched and the fragrances will take you on an adventure.
The Yowie collection will make your inner (or outer) artist swoon! They have items to live with and enjoy (or gift)!
Puzzle Huddle offers a wide selection of puzzles for children and toddlers, featuring diverse characters. Perfect for family time and cozy fall/winter nights.
Think high-fashion…for kids! That’s JUXTAMOD. Here you’ll find quality, unique pieces for your favorite minis.
We are Little Giants makes quality, modern day goods for your children inspired by youth cultures of the past and present. It’s unapologetic, in your face, street wear that reflects the rambunctious and energetic of children. Just click and visit the site…it’s that good!
LIFESTYLE + WELLNESS
Everyone needs good energy going into 2021. Align your chakras and connect with your highest self using Inner Outer Balance crystals. I have my eye on the face tools…
Vitamins are non-negotiable and hard to come by in the days of COVID. STAY HEALTHY with ProBlk Health.
Unwrp wrapping paper is a must for this season. Now is the perfect time for us to stock up.
WINE & SPIRITS
I love whiskey and getting to sip a creation inspired by the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green (who also taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey), made this buy a must. Uncle Nearest Whiskey is smooth, delicious, and has become a staple in my collection.
The Blk Pact was founded by three black women, so of course a toast with Black Girl Magic wine, by The McBride Sisters, is a must!
It’s only right we wrap the list with a glass of Black-owned wine!
Cheers to a safe holiday season.
The Blk Pact
P.S. There are over 500+ businesses listed to The Blk Pages. We encourage you to explore!