It's that time of year again! Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones but who doesn't love to give a good gift?! These are 12 gifts we LOVE. Community is important to us and so we've compiled this gift list of goods by amazing black women and black-owned businesses.
Don't forget to out our Christmas shop from some extra special festive goodies!
1. Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba £6.99
Otegha Uwagba is the founder of Women Who (a community for creative working women). Little Black Book Serves as a practical guide to work whether you’re freelance or in full-time employment.
It’s the type of book that can be read in one sitting but you’ll find yourself referring back to it time and time again. Not to mention the size makes you want to keep it in your bag at all times.
It addresses how to ask for a pay rise, knowing your worth and charging accordingly, dealing with imposter syndrome and much more. This is perfect for anyone just starting out in their career and even someone who’s been at it for a few years.
With temperatures like what we’re experiencing now, a hot water bottle is a necessity. We love African prints so of course, we love this African print hot water bottle cover. Bespoke Binny has a range of homeware items made from African print fabric. Enter Afrocenchix at the checkout and you will receive 20% off ;)
We loved reading this book! As well as talking about the experiences of various black women, it offers practical advice. Slay in You Lane aka The Black Girl Bible is perfect for any black woman and anyone who’s interested or needs to understand the black girl experience in London. It’s such an inspirational book and is a must-read in our eyes. Plus we're featured! Look out for our words in the Representation chapter.
4. Pack of 10 Christmas Cards by Bonita Ivie Prints starting at £2
Not necessarily a stand-alone gift but we thought we’d include these on the list. Bonita Ivie Prints are African inspired and the designs are always so classy. These cards are great for heartfelt messages for loved ones with or without a gift voucher to their favourite shop or some cash to splash.
5. Succulents from Prick starting from £5
At Afrocenchix HQ we LOVE plants. Prick is London’s first cacti and succulent specialist. Retailing both online and offline (there’s a pretty shop in Dalston), the succulents equally make a great gift for someone who wants to enter the plant realm and start with something low maintenance or even someone who’s well-initiated :).
6. Elsas.co.uk Deodorants starting at £9.50
Know someone who uses Afrocenchix because they’ve got sensitive skin? These natural deodorants are absolutely perfect for them. 100% natural and organic, Elsa’s super concentrated formula deodorises, soothes and nourishes at the same time – even throughout the summer heat! And they last FOREVER. We personally enjoy the ocean breeze scent.
7. Vitae London Watches starting at £84
What’s the new word for classy starting with a V? Vitae of course! Vitae London combines classic and sophisticated design with social justice. Don’t let the name fool you, these sophisticated time-pieces are versatile and can be worn in and out of the office. Added bonus – each watch purchased from their classic range supplies a child in South Africa with two sets of a school uniform, a bag and footwear to see them through the year. Bless the season with our discount code
AfrocenchixVitae20 to get a nifty 20% off your purchase.
8. MDMFLOW starting at £15
The holiday season is rife with excuses for getting glammed up. MDMFLOW has the hottest colours out to make sure whoever receives this gift will be accenting their features to be a slay-belle wherever they go. Our fave is the Supreme NEW lipgloss. Use our AFRO15 code for 15% off.
9. Black Ballad Membership starting at £49
Everyone has that one friend (or more) who has the burning desire to be in the know when it comes to the social sphere of black British women. We’ve found just the gift for her! A Black Ballad membership grants access to unlimited digital content, events and discounts. Help your BFF grow and flourish with other women in the black British community.
10. Kitschnoir Wrapping and Cards starting at £2
Cherelle Brown took matters into her own hands when she noticed there was a problem with the lack of diversity within the greeting cards industry. Her quirky creations are ready to add extra chirp to any present. With items like this adorable wrapping we know we’ll be having a merry Kitschmas.
11. A Life More Inspired starting at £19.99
After starting her own self-development journey, Nicola is on a mission to help other be more in their life and business. At Afrocenchix HQ we’re all about the power affirmations and these are gorgeously inspiring! After all…positive mind set is a gift that keeps on giving.
It would be remiss of us not to mention our gift sets. This Christmas we’ve put our sets in beautiful African print drawstring bags. The bags are limited edition and what we love about them is that they’re reusable.
The Moisture Surge Set is our most popular set and contains Sheen moisturising spray, Seal hair oil and Smooth moisturising cream. The products work well when using the LOC or LCO methods as part of a healthy hair regimen.
What's on your Black-owned British gift list this Christmas?