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BIPOC Holiday Gift Guide

Since June, I’ve come across so many great brands founded by BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, People of Color. I’ve found personal favorites recently and wanted to share them with you. This holiday season, I encourage you to shop small and shop from a business founded by BIPOC.

Below are my 22 picks separated by dollar amount:

1. Pear Nova Nailpolish – Black-owned non-toxic nail polish made in the USA. $13.50 for innovative and beautiful colors like ‘Michelle Our Mama.

2. Sotela Scrunchies and Pouches – WOC-owned inclusive and eco-friendly clothing made in Los Angeles. $14 for the 7″ Zero waste pouch that is made with fabric scraps.

3. Trade St Jam Co Jam – Black-owned natural flavored jams without added sweetener or preservatives. $14 for blueberry lemon basil jam. I add a spoonful to my oatmeal every morning.

4. Rosen Skincare – Black-owned natural skincare products for acne-prone skin. $18 for their Earth Cleanser.

5. We Are All Daughter Candle – WOC-owned handcrafted aromatherapy and therapeutic ritual “soul care tools.” $24 for my FAVORITE ‘Chill Out’ candle.

6. Cheekbone Beauty Lipsticks– Indigenous owned cruelty-free beauty products based in Canada. $25 for K’yeah nude lipstick, which looks beautiful on everyone!

7. KNC Beauty Masks– Black-owned face masks that are natural and collagen-infused. $25 for a fun set of 5 lip masks.

8. Organic Bath Co – Black-owned natural soaps and moisturizers. $25 for the body butter gift set. I love their Peacefull lavender body butter!

9. Mented Beauty – Black-owned natural beauty products that are perfectly pigmented to match your natural skin tones. $30 for their nude everyday eyeshadow palette. My sister swears by their beauty products!

10. Hey Moon Designs Jewelry – WOC made jewelry in fun shapes and colors. I have three pairs and they are my favorites to wear. $36 for their clay earrings.

11. Jae and Leona Beauty Collective – WOC-owned, a beauty collective with all natural products from people of color. $32 for calendula and sweet orange cleansing oil. Fun fact: Jae and Leona is owned by our model, Julia, who plays a big role in our pattern development!

12. Wasi Clothing – WOC-owned brand with clothing, prints, and home goods. $38 for the Madre Tierra tee.

13. Tree Fairfax Belt – Black- owned brand with handmade bags, belts, and wallets. $45 for the Lois Belt and less than $150 for

14. Briogeo Hair Products – Black-owned naturally derived hair products. $49 for hair restoring duo that combines the power of detoxifying charcoal and exfoliating shampoo. Another of my sister’s favorite.

15. Guided Flame Co – WOC-owned and made, all candles are vegan, pesticide and infused with reiki, crystals and flowers. $48 for “let go, let grow” candle made with pine, eucalyptus, spike lavender, peppermint and dried lavender.

16. Mien Studios Clothing – WOC-owned clothing ethically made in California. $48 for the mock neck long sleeve which is available in sizes XS- 3XL.

17. Marloe Handmade Handbags – WOC handmade leather handbags. I have the Martina backpack for work and love it. $58 for the leather circle card wallet.

18. Wear Proclaim Underwear– WOC-owned underwear made with natural fabrics. $59 for the tencel bralette part of their Everyday collection. I have one and love the option to add pads for extra coverage.

19. Nola Skin Essentials – Black-owned natural plant-based beauty products. $60 for the dry skin bundle including toner, cleanser, and moisturizer.

20. Jungalow Decor – Black-owned home decor made with materials that keep the environment in mind. $79 for the geometric bowl that can be used for fruit.

21. Studio Nom Wall hangings – Black-owned geometric wall hangings made in the Netherlands. $94.20 for the indigo wall hanging.

22. Two Days Off Clothing – Black-owned brand with handmade clothing and curated goods. $99 for the Mizue mockneck sweater is made with deadstock rib knit cotton.

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