It's the most wonderful time of year again! We love the festive period (and we're glad things are slowly coming back to normalcy!) 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!
PrickLDN- For The Plant Lover
Do you know a certain someone who could do with brightening up their home or flat? Why not gift them a beautiful plant (that they’d actually struggle to kill).
Not only do they look gorgeous and breathe life into a space they’re proven mood boosters too- what better for this grey season?
This self-care gift set from PrickLDN contains A rubber plant (all the looks without the maintenance), a 100% recycled plastic pot and the book ‘How to grow’ by Garden Bridgewater: A transformative guide offering lessons for growth rooted in lessons from the plant world to help cultivate the soul.
Afrocenchix- For The Beard Grower
Patchy beard? Rough hands? Why not try Soothe? Soothe was our very first product created by our founder Rachael who suffered from traction alopecia and eczema. She formulated this oil with a university friend to help grow their hair back. This lightweight oil is great for the scalp but can encourage beard growth and be used as a cuticle treatment! Win!
Matugga Rum- For The Bougie One
Described as a ‘cane to cask’ rum, Matugga Golden Rum is a gourmet pure single rum matured in individually chosen ex-Bourbon casks. Matugga is inspired by the Scottish tradition of distilling and the Jamaican tradition of rum production, the twist is that they blend this with East African flavours by growing the sugar cane on family land in Uganda. They also employ and train local agricultural workers. With fruity and smoky notes this rum can be enjoyed by itself or as part of a delicious festive collection. Delicious!
Aviela Skincare- For The Luxury Babe
This gorgeous Shea Body Lotion & African Black Soap Kit from Aviela Skincare contains everything you need to keep your skin moisturised this winter.
This skin saving body lotion contains a rich blend of 100% pure, highest-grade butter and oils to deeply nourish and moisturise the skin, whilst providing a smooth, soft layer of protection against dehydration. What more could you ask for?
NDU Jewels- For The Jewellery Lover
You can never go wrong with jewellery, especially when it’s the Ari earrings from NDU Jewels. The creator states that “every piece has been designed with love, using bold shapes to represent strength and femininity.” Say no more!
Afrocenchix- For The Naturalista
Remember we said we’d come back to this one! Winter can be tough on our hair so it’s more important than ever to establish a cleansing and moisturising routine. Enter: The Wash Day Set! The Wash Day Set will help you cut down the time it takes to wash your hair and leave you with clean and moisturised hair ready for any style. And the festive edition comes with a beautiful African print bag- perfect for gifting and travelling!
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!
Chloe Ainsley Creative - Art Fans
Looking to offer someone some decorative spice with less waste? Based in Kent, Chloe Ainsley Creative sells minimalistic, eco-friendly art prints and stationary with meaningful designs. Give your loved ones the gift of an eye-catching display for their home or office.
Copper Dust London - Décor Lovers
Copper Dust is an interior design studio founded by Vanessa Agyemang, offering luxury, African-inspired home goods. They have a fantastic range of ethical, handmade lifestyle and home décor pieces like scatter cushions, lampshades, trays and planters. Their four-tier lampshades are especially a sight to behold!
Naked Clay Ceramics - Ceramic Lovers
Naked Clay Ceramics is a black-owned ceramics shop with everything handmade in Bedfordshire. The homeware pieces are quiet and minimal, inspired by the earth's natural colours and textures. Each one is unique, so go ahead and make someone feel like a one in a million!
Kitsch Noir - Stationary Aficionados
You can never go wrong with stationary on Christmas. KitscCH Noir are an award-winning, London-based brand specialising in stationary and greeting cards rooted in the Black experience. Snap some up and make your Christmas gifts truly authentic this year.
Our Lovely Goods - Scent Lovers
Our Lovely Goods is a handmade skincare and candle brand, with a growing collection including home goods and baskets made in Nigeria. They offer candle scents that are meant to transport you to a specific place, as well as a DIY candle making kit!
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, our own products had 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.