Trip Planning Tech & Gear 15 Gifts to Shop from Black-Owned Businesses Now and Beyond Show your support this holiday season with some amazing gifts By Krystin Arneson Krystin Arneson Instagram University of Edinburgh Krystin Arneson is a writer and editor based out of Berlin, Germany. She covers an array of hotels, products, and destinations for TripSavvy. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 01/15/21 Share Pin Email Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. The Rundown Twelve AM So Good Fluffy Slippers at Amazon "Featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list, these slippers really live up to their name." New World Sourdough Cookbook by Bryan Ford at Amazon "This cookbook helps the baker in your life master the art of a beautiful golden loaf." Sunday II Sunday Root Refresh Micellar Rinse at Sunday II Sunday "Perfect for in-between washes when camping, this dry shampoo alternative is great for protective styles." Plant + Vessel Faceted Bisque Planter at Plant + Vessel "This terracotta pot is perfectly on trend for anyone with a green thumb in your life." Fenty Beauty Hydrating Complexion Essentials at Fenty Beauty "Whether combating winter air or dry skin after a flight, this kit helps you look a little more refreshed." Golde Make Your Matcha Kit at Golde "Practical and stylish, this matcha kit has everything one needs to make the international brew at home." Bolé Road Textiles Shoa Rug at Bolé Road Textiles "Add a pop of color to a loved one's living room or entryway with this handwoven Ethiopian rug." Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand at Anthropologie "Created by artisans in Poland, this cake stand lends some international cred to the gift-giving." PinkMahogHany Vehicle Scent Diffuser at Etsy "Ideal for road trips, this air freshener uses your favorite oil to make your car smell fantastic." Tote & Carry Black Apollo II Backpack at Tote & Carry "Made from vegan leather, this backpack brings a little glamour to a preflight afternoon at the airport." No matter the season, it’s always a good idea to think about where your money’s going—and who’s benefiting the most from your purchase. Rather than ultimately leaving your money with corporations and labels who are still waiting to get on the representation and equity train, consider directing your dollars for any upcoming gift-giving to Black-owned businesses and brands. (You can read TripSavvy's diversity pledge here.) To help you with your search, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts that are perfect for recipients to use at home or on the road when travel opens back up. Read on for some of our favorite gifts from great Black-owned businesses and companies, below. Twelve AM So Good Fluffy Slippers Courtesy of Twelve AM Buy on Amazon Buy on Twelveam.co These slippers really live up to their name, whether they stay put at home or come with you on future travels. Featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list—a source of inspiration for us all—these faux-fur slippers come in chocolate brown, dark grey, pink, and tan. One hint: If you are half a size down, go to the nearest low whole size. Plus, you can wear them both indoors and outdoors, so they’ll survive the morning trips to the mailbox. New World Sourdough Cookbook by Bryan Ford Buy on Amazon Buy on Barnesandnoble.com Buy on Uncommon Goods Bryan Ford is pretty much the go-to guy when it comes to sourdough, but his blog (and Instagram) really exploded when everyone went baking-crazy during 2020. His incredible cookbook helps the baker in your life (or the wanna-be baker in your life) master the art of a beautiful golden loaf while pulling in inspirations and recipes based on his Central American roots. If you want to have a little escape while you bake, it’s a fantastic book for that as well as more practical efforts. Sunday II Sunday Root Refresh Micellar Rinse Courtesy of Sunday II Sunday Buy on Mysunday2sunday.com Perfect for in-between washes when camping, this alternative to dry shampoo is great for protective styles. The blend of apple cider vinegar and micellar water gently revives hair and scalp while keeping natural hair oils in place. The 13 Best Camping Accessories of 2021 Plant + Vessel Faceted Bisque Planter Courtesy of Plant + Vessel Buy on Plantvessel.com Plants bring a lot of character to indoor spaces, which we could all use more of as we spend more time at home. Perfectly on trend for anyone with a green thumb in your life, this terracotta pot makes a great home for succulents—a cute hostess or birthday gift—and looks great in any room of the house. Fenty Beauty Hydrating Complexion Essentials Courtesy of Sephora Buy on Fentybeauty.com Buy on Sephora This bundle gives you $104 worth of products for a fraction of the price, and whether you’re combating winter air or dry skin after a long-haul flight, this kit helps you look a little more refreshed. Fenty offers 50 shades to choose from in its foundation, as well as Fenty’s hydrating primer and foundation brush in this little recovery kit. Golde Make Your Matcha Kit Courtesy of Golde Buy on Golde.co Practical and stylish, this five-star-rated matcha kit has everything you need to make some matcha at home—or to take with you on the go for your next trip to Japan. The kit comes with Golde’s Pure Matcha and a bamboo whisk, so you can perfect your latte game as winter settles in. Pre-order yours today. Bolé Road Textiles Shoa Rug Courtesy of Bolé Road Textiles Buy on Boleroadtextiles.com Born in Ethiopia and based in New York via Montreal, designer Hana Getachew draws on the textiles and traditions of her homeland for inspiration when creating her gorgeous textiles. Pieces like the Shoa Rug in citrus tones of pink and orange add pops of color in any living room, bedroom, office, or entryway. While there aren't many left of this exact pattern, Getachew has plenty of other options. Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand Courtesy of West Elm Buy on Anthropologie Buy on West Elm Bring your favorite baking enthusiast back to the last kaffee und kuchen you enjoyed together in Berlin—or the last patisserie before you flew out of Paris. This hand-blown colored glass cake stand in a delicate peach was created by artisans in Poland, lending some international cred to the gift-giving. It comes in other pastel colors too, such as lavender, mint green, yellow, and rose. PinkMahogHany Vehicle Scent Diffuser Courtesy of Etsy Buy on Etsy This excellent gift makes cars smell fantastic in a matter of seconds—just drop your favorite oil or oil blend onto the included pad, then clip it easily onto your car vents to get the fragrance wafting through the interior. The wood finish gives it a definite upgrade compared to the usual plastic or pine-tree shaped air-freshener, too—making it ideal for road trips as well as for driving around town. Tote & Carry Black Apollo II Backpack Courtesy of Tote & Carry Buy on Totencarry.com Made from eco-friendly faux-alligator vegan leather, this backpack brings a little glamour to your everyday errands and holds everything you need for a pre-flight afternoon at the airport. It’s practical too, with a well-padded laptop compartment sized for 15-inch models, a nylon-lined interior, and an under-flap storage pocket that makes for a great place to tuck your close-to-hand items like keys. If the black is a little low-key for your style, there’s also a cool patent gold version that makes a little more of a statement—and comes in a sleek travel set with a backpack and weekender. The 9 Best Travel Headphones of 2021 My Fabulous Food Black Lava and Alaea Sea Salt Gift Set Courtesy of Amazon Buy on Amazon Buy on Myfabulousfood.com This sea salt duo from My Fabulous Food is great for foodies who love learning about and cooking foods from around the world in their homes. This one has two interesting salts they probably won’t already have. One’s infused with alaea red clay from Kauai and is great paired with fish, grilled vegetables, meat, and chocolate; the other draws color from activated charcoal from coconut shells and is perfect with salads, eggs, fish, or avocado toast. Made Leather Co. Aviator Weekender Bag Courtesy of Made Leather Co. Buy on Madeleathercompany.com Available in natural, cognac, and noir shades (the cognac is pictured here), this calfskin leather weekender bag is great for overnights and long weekends. When it’s safe to travel by air again, it’ll fit airline dimension requirements for carry-ons, too. For a perfect pairing, consider gifting a coordinating dopp kit as well. Karibe Cutting Board Courtesy of Karibe Buy on Karibecompany.com Made from black walnut wood, this gorgeous cutting board is great for either prepping a meal inspired by your favorite getaway or for serveware (Spanish cheese board, anyone?). It has a hook for handy storage when kitchen space is tight, too. Just don’t throw it in the dishwasher–this is hand wash only. The 10 Best Cookbooks from Around the World in 2021 Pat McGrath Labs Mini Lip Gloss Trio Courtesy of Pat McGarth Buy on Sephora For those of us who can’t ever decide on just one, these mini lip glosses provide a range of highly pigmented shades to go with each and every vacation outfit—and back at home, they still look darn good for our Zoom calls with the office. The 9 Best Disposable Cameras of 2021 Jungalow River Fabric Wrapped Journal by Justina Blakeney Courtesy of Jungalow Buy on Jungalow.com A journal is one of those gifts that you can't go wrong in choosing. It's ideal for trip planning and documenting, in addition to goal- or intention-setting for the year ahead. Final Verdict It's hard to choose just one item on this list, but the Plant + Vessel Bisque Planter is beautiful, handmade, and makes a great holiday gift. If you're looking to really spoil your jet setting loved one, go with Made Leather Co's Aviator Weekender Bag, which will last a lifetime of adventures. Why Trust TripSavvy? Krystin Arneson has been covering travel products, as well as fashion and beauty, in the e-commerce space for five years. She also has a passion herself for finding the best products for her (and your) hard-earned money—particularly when they come from small businesses that think a little differently. Tech & Gear Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Continue to 5 of 15 below. Continue to 9 of 15 below. Continue to 13 of 15 below.