It's the most wonderful time of year again! We love the festive period (although, granted this year might be a little different!) as it's perfect time to show our family and friends how much we love them with a thoughtful gift.
Giving gifts can be tricky so our black-owned Christmas gift guide is designed to give you unique inspiration and ideas. So reach for a glass of your festive favourite, scroll through this gift guide and check out our Christmas shop to make sure you get it right this year!
Afrotouch Designs – Stationery Fans
Everything AfroTouch Design creates has a touch of West African design at its core. They offer African inspired stationery, greeting cards and gift items that celebrate the wonders of West African culture and lifestyle. Their notebooks and planners are a great way of jazzing up your office!
Village & Home – Cool Cooks
Village and Home is a modern and luxurious home interiors company inspired by cultural themes common in Africa and the Caribbean. Their products make the ideal gift for lovers of bright and bold colours. We love the plantain and okra print aprons!
Get Chill – Candle Collectors
Get Chill is a brand that offers candles made using 100% soy wax and pure essential oils. They believes that the world has enough stuff in it already, which is why all the candles feature vegan-friendly ingredients, the amber jars are reusable, and the product labels are even made from recycled paper.
Trim-It – Grooming Enthusiasts
TRIM-IT is the UK's first app powered mobile barbershop. Make sure that post lockdown that your nearest and dearest get the shape up, trim and more with Trim-It. You can book a barber to your house, gym or office.
Knots – Fashionistas
Stand tall and feel empowered with a head wrap designed for women by the women at Knots. Practical, versatile and diverse, these head wraps accentuate the wearer's beauty and continue a long-standing tradition. Gift them to your fashionable friend that wants to adorn their crown in this beautiful fabric. You won't be hard pressed to find a style they would like as these head wraps come in a range of different fabrics and colours and can be tied in various styles.
Bespoke Binny – Design Devotees
Bespoke Binny is a British based business that offers a range of handmade homeware and gifts items made from West African cloth. The products range from pillows, lampshades, aprons, oven gloves, table runners and card holders. Purchase this as a gift for the homebodies that love to add warmth and comfort to their home.
Vitae London – Fashion Lovers With Heart
Vitae London combines classic and sophisticated design with social justice. Each purchase supplies a child in South Africa with two sets of a school uniform, a bag and footwear to see them through the year. These sophisticated watched are versatile enough for everyday wear and special occasions.
Very Puzzled – Passionate Puzzlers
Very Puzzled has a very simple brand mission to provide children and young adults of African Caribbean heritage with products that are reflective of their culture and heritage. The 100 piece Africa Map Giant Jigsaw Puzzle is an Afrocenchix favourite.
TinyTuLondon is a London based brand by Inutu Aidoo. They offer lovingly handmade accessories, vintage and on-trend clothes, unique jewellery, and more… lots more. So if you're looking for a the perfect handmade gift this Christmas, check out TinyTuLondon's Etsy shop.
Afrocenchix Moisture Surge Set – Afro Aficionado
Understandably, one of our products has to make the list because The Moisture Surge set makes for a great gift. This Christmas, we’ve put our sets in beautiful African print bags. The bags are limited edition and what we love about them is that they’re reusable.
Gift the basis of a good healthy hair regimen with this set that includes the Sheen moisturising spray, Seal hair oil and Smooth moisturising cream.