Our favourite time of year is here, which means it's time for our black owned Christmas gift guide! We love the festive period as it's a great opportunity to show our family and friends how much we love them. One of our favourite ways to show love is with a well thought out gift.
Giving gifts can be tricky so this guide is designed to give you unique ethical & sustainable gifts from black owned businesses so you can do good as you show love. So reach for a glass of mulled wine, scroll through this gift guide and check out our Christmas shop to spread the love this Christmas.
The Black Owned Gift Guide 2019
Vitae London – for the Stylish Social Warrior
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. Use this special offer: AFROCENCHIX20 for 20% off your purchase.
Bespoke Binny – for the Homebody
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. Use code Afrocenchix19 for a lovely discount.
The Gift Card - for the Acquaintance with All Things
Shopping for someone else (who seems to have everything) but not sure what to get? Give them the gift of choice with an Afrocenchix gift card. You also get to avoid the Christmas crowds and do your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your home.
The Afrocenchix gift card comes in £10, £20, £50 and £100. Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees.
Jamii membership – for the Savvy Spender
Touted as the the first discount card for Black British businesses, shoppers save every time they shop with Jamii. The card offers you up to 35% off at black-owned businesses in the UK. Set your friends and family up for 12 months of discounts and discoveries as they uncover super-cool fashion brands, pioneering beauty brands, hair care favourites, ground-breaking artists and Black British literature.
MDM Flow – for the Makeup Mogul
What started as a brand that was made-to-order by hand has grown to consist of signature black mascara, rose-scented shades of lipsticks and multi use gloss pots for eyes and lips. Started by a young cosmetic scientist, MDM Flow is a brand is for all the makeup lovers in your life that love to support black women that are shaking up the beauty industry. Use code Afrocenchix30 for 30% this Christmas.
Black Ballad Membership – for the Media Mavens
Black Ballad is a media platform that tells the stories of Black British women in an authentic way. Tobi Oredein is using Black Ballad to empower black women through media and events whilst bringing attention to the best black-owned brands in the UK. This is for the friend that loves reading up on a variety of topics from beauty to careers to mental health.
Slay in Your Lane Journal – for the Goal Getters
The companion to the groundbreaking Slay in Your Lane book, 'Slay in Your Lane: The Journal' is a practical toolkit for a generation of black British women inspired to find success in every area of their lives.
Buy this for the friend that wants to be organised and in control for 2020.
Knots London – for the Fashionable Friend
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.
Children of Blood & Bone – for the Lit Literature Lovers
The New York Times called it 'though-provoking, cinematic and epic and we agree. The first book in the trilogy has already been optioned for film. Children of Blood and Bone is a thrilling fantasy novel that gives stark commentary and ask questions about race, class and authority in a highly divided society. Buy this for your friend that hasn't read it but you know is missing out. Don't the second book come out without having read this one first!
The Festive Moisture Surge Set with African Print Bag – for the 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.