2021 Sustainable BIPOC-Owned Gift Guide

Updated: Jul 11

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This year, challenge yourself to look beyond the big box stores for your holiday shopping. This is a wonderful time to celebrate sustainability, support small businesses, and invest in BIPOC-owned products. Nothing says “holiday spirit” like taking the extra time to make sure you can be proud of the gifts you give. Remember, they mean more when they matter more. Additionally, with the supply chain issues running rampant on a global scale, shopping from small businesses has never made more sense! Avoid long wait times and poorly made products that contribute to a wasteful and capitalistic holiday season and invest in gifts that have an impact for good. If you’re on board with this plan, but need some gift-spiration, here you go:

DIY Terrarium Set from ECOVIBE

Not only do plants in our living spaces create a better, healthier quality of life, but ECOVIBE puts sustainability first. They ensure that all parts of their supply chain are as sustainable as possible and donate 1% of their online sales to For the Planet nonprofits. They believe living a sustainable lifestyle should be accessible to all, and we’re right there with them.

Quality Time Care Package from Untold

Recognizing that entrepreneurs of color are 30% more likely to experience a lack of capital, Untold is on a mission to promote BIPOC-owned small businesses and help fight the climate crisis. With this care package, you can help someone you love reset their self-care routine. The journaling prompts, aromatherapy spray, and bath bombs are needed during the craziness of the holiday season.

Candle Travel Set from Hummingbird Candle Co.

This adorable set of candles is earth-friendly and makes a great stocking stuffer or gift for your friends! You can select from a variety of scents to enjoy, and you’ll love that these coconut wax candles are eco-friendly in the ingredients they use and the packaging they are shipped in.

The Lip Bar’s Shimmer Balm Collection

Who doesn’t love a little shimmer during the holidays?! This Shimmer Balm holiday collection is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. Products that are free from toxic chemicals, vegan, and cruelty-free are pillars at The Lip Bar.

Coin Jewelry from Omi Woods

With pieces that are ethically handmade and with fair trade practices, these coin necklaces are a way to make a statement and embrace connections to African diaspora.

Denim Apron from Mi Cocina

Show some love to the budding chef in your life with a perfectly cut denim apron. All products at Mi Cocina are made in the USA with ethical practices. As a For The Plant member, Mi Cocina gives 1% of sales to forest preservation and natural restoration.

Beauty Strike’s Natural Toners

Wasteful beauty products that do more harm than good to your skin are running rampant in the beauty industry; Beauty Strike is flipping the switch on that narrative. Their products contain natural ingredients that your skin will love, and they offer a recycling program for 15% off your next purchase.

Golde’s Matcha Kit

Crafting products that harness the power of superfoods is what Golde does best. They know that what we put in our bodies can give us back our health and happiness, and their products will do just that!

Sustainable Yoga Mat from Sugarmat

Perfect for the yogis in your life, these yoga mats are not only beautiful in design, but they are made with non-toxic materials like natural rubber, synthetic suede, and water-based ink. Sugarmat is also an advocate for sustainability and is often involved in events that give back to the community.

Arrow + Phoenix Bikinis

This swimwear brand has committed to using only recycled materials since its inception 7 years ago. Their bikinis are sand resistant and are made to provide UV protection as well. This size-inclusive, made in the USA, brand is a model for what the swimwear industry needs to become.

Linoto Linen Sheets

Each item is made with the craftsmanship of a designer gown, but these true linen sheets also emphasize sustainable practices. Every set is shipped in plastic-free recycled packaging and is made with the highest-quality fabric.

Tria Emerald Studs from Andrea Bonelli

All jewelry is handcrafted with recycled materials and ethically sourced stones. Along with ensuring all materials are ethically sourced and high quality, Andrea Bonelli participates in the No Dirty Gold campaign by Earthworks and donates to the Toolbox Initiative which provides tools and supplies to jewelers in West Africa.