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The 21 Best Holiday Gifts From BIPOC Creators and Retailers To Add to Your Shopping List

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The season of giving has arrived, which means you'd better start checking off your shopping list. Today, it's more important than ever to pay attention to what you're buying. One step toward being a better ally is putting your money where your mouth is, educating yourself about brands, supporting small businesses, and focusing on BIPOC-owned brands and creators. With everything from skincare to kitchen goods, these BIPOC-owned brands are sure to have something for everyone on your list, in every price range. Here are 21 gifts from BIPOC-owned brands that we can't wait to support now and always.

21 Best Gifts to Give from BIPOC Brands and Creators

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Oui the People Undercover(s) Set — $90.00

Nothing says “I wish you a merry, happy holidays” like something to add to your self care routine. Give yourself (or a friend) an at home spa day with this smoothing, anti-inflammatory shave set that smells like serenity and a trip to the tropics.

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Actually Curious Cards Bundle — $45.00

Looking for a gift that you can share with your friends and family? Actually Curious is a card game with a mission to spread empathy and help strangers and friends alike bridge divides and move past boundaries. Filled with meaningful questions about life, love, morals, and goals, these cards were made by drawing references from psychologists, journalists, crisis negotiators, and game developers to help you get to know yourself and others on a deeper level.

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GOODEE Matisse Throw Blanket — $325.00

This woven throw exudes hygge to the max. Its bright colors are sure to liven up those dark, dreary winter days, and it’s a great cozy companion to snuggle up on the couch with for a cheesy holiday film. Additionally, GOODEE has committed to being both socially and eco-conscious in all of their products.

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Omsom Sauce Gift Set — $55.00

This bundle of sauces includes 12 packets, each of which can make up to three meals. From both East and Southeast Asia, the flavors are a trip for your tastebuds during a time when many of us are traveling less than we would like. You can also find tons of recipe ideas on their site to mix up your winter meal prep.

Savor Beauty Winter Hydration Essentials — $256.00

While the holiday season can mean hot chocolate (or toddies) by the fire and cozy sledding memories, it also means that you’re probably suffering from winter chapped skin. This set of hydrating essentials is here to save the day (erm…the season). The best part is that you can actually pick the face lotion that’s included based on your specific needs.

Fly By Jing Triple Threat Trio of Addictive Sichuan Sauces — $45.00

This trio is the perfect gift for any and every hot sauce aficionado in your life. It’s spicy, crunchy, and filled with umami-rich flavor and can go on anything from eggs to pastas.

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KOTN Duvet Cover — $155.00

Always dreamed about sleeping on Egyptian Cotton but hated the steep price tag? This 400-thread-count duvet cover will have you dozing in the lap…erm bed…of luxury. Since 2015, KOTN has committed itself to using fair and ethical labor practices, and with every purchase a percentage is donated to support children’s education in rural parts of Egypt.

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Love Notes Grace Candle — $44.00

Love Notes is a Brooklyn-based brand that creates ethically-made soy candles that are poured in the founder, Nya Kam’s, own home. The five-blend aroma that’s both sweet and woodsy is sure to fill the whole house with holiday cheer. The Grace 3-Wick candle even comes with a holiday playlist to get you in the spirit.

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Aurate Diamond Bezel Necklace — $320.00

With a sustainable production promise and materials that are meant to last, Aurate’s jewelry is meant to stay in your collection forever. This elegant necklace is perfect to layer or wear on its own to add a little sparkle to your everyday look.

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Pat McGrath Labs Celestial Odyssey Eyeshadow Palette — $78.00

This 18-shade palette has it all—glitter, shimmer, matte, and iridescent. They’re highly pigmented, and perfect to add a pop of color to your Zoom makeup routine or give you that extra oomph of motivation to make that dreaded grocery store run. Prepare to feel like a Studio 54 disco queen.

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Habit Skin N° 41 Mister — $30.00

With notes of rose geranium, lavender, and rosemary, this SPF mist is the perfect answer to the question, “How to I put on sunscreen without messing up my makeup?” It’s no-touch application means that you can be sun safe with just a few spritzes. (For even more goodness, Habit made a monochrome orange Slumber Set to match.)

Pholk Beauty Daily Detox Face Wash — $20.00

This balancing cleaner is great for all skin types to leave your face feeling clean, refreshed, and glowing.

54 Thrones African Beauty Butter Collection Deluxe Tin — $80.00

This gift tin not only looks incredible, but it works wonders too. The hand and body butters use shea butter to battle extreme winter dryness all over.

Knours Komplete Starter Kit — $34.00

Rescue your winter skin with this kit of mini staples that are perfect for holiday traveling. This new iteration of the kit is also 100 percent eco-friendly.

Dare to Roam Prodigy Backpack — $98.00

A good, durable backpack is a fail-safe gift for anyone on your list. This option just has the added bonus of using antimicrobial technology, being ethically made, and coming in 8 different unique shades.

Three Ships All is Calm, All Is Bright Holiday Kit — $78.00

This set will have you stocked with three of the brand’s bestselling products and a luxe candle all for 25 percent off the regular retail price. Who doesn’t love a whole nighttime routine in a handy box?

Boma Opportunity Aventurine Hoops — $60.00

These earrings feature two beautiful Aventurine stones that are called the “stones of opportunity” and are supposed to bring good luck. Luck in the form of a cute pair of earrings? Sign me up.

Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier — $39.00

This portable humidifier can plug into anything from a wall to you computer to keep your skin, hair, and body hydrated and serene.

Be Rooted Spiral Bound and Lined Notebook — $16.00

Start the new year by jotting down your thoughts with this beautiful journal that’s almost too pretty to write in!

Nolapera Cactus Flower Exfoliant — $32.00

The first-ever Mexican American brand to land a spot on Nordstrom shelves, Nopalera is walking the talk and proving that products made by Mexican hands—and, by extension, Latinx hands—aren’t inherently cheap. After all, we all deserve the finer things in life.

Yo Soy Afro Latina Chula Crewneck — $40.00

When talking about Latinx communities, it’s paramount that Black Latinx are part of the conversation—especially considering that racism also runs rampant in our communities. Yo Soy AfroLatina is an empowering brand, truly, for all Latinas and this Chula crewneck is a nice reminder that we’re all cute (which is what chula loosely translates to).

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