We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it a million more times before the year is over. What a year 2020 has been! We've had ups (more family time), downs (cancelled holiday plans), a global pandemic, a presidential election, and the start of a much overdue dialogue on racial inequality in our country.
So, how do you give a gift in a year like this? Our plan is to give gifts that inspire action, encourage wellness, and lift up small businesses who need the help during a tough year. This year, we’re dedicating our small business gift guide to BIPOC-owned businesses.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite gifts for everyone on your list, including:
- Gifts for Guaranteed Entertainment - Never hear the words "I'm bored" again!
- Gifts to Encourage Relaxation - We could all use some R&R this year.
- Gifts for the Foodies - We wouldn't be Partake Foods if we didn't include a few of our favorite foodie finds!
- Gifts that Inspire Advocacy and Give Back - Because representation matters, even when you're picking and wrapping presents.
Read on for our favorite gifts. And don't forget to share how you plan to #buyBlack in the comments or tag us on Instagram.
Gifts for Guaranteed Entertainment
In this deck, you will find 199 questions designed to create powerful and fun conversations with your family. Sometimes it just takes the right question to create stronger connection and understanding.
With this kit, kids can explore the world of agriculture through horticultural science, art, math, reading, puzzles, games, and more. This all-inclusive kit featuring organic seeds, organic soil, and eco-friendly containers, makes gardening simple, safe, and fun!
oonaloo dolls are a unique and one-of-a-kind gift that help celebrate African culture. Each doll wears a dress that is 100% Cotton African Wax Print and has a traditional African hairstyle of Bantu Knots.
Rhyme Antics is a fun rhyming vocabulary game inspired by hip hop. During the game, each participant will engage in a battle of word whits that will test your team's vocabulary knowledge at a rapid speed.
Gifts to Encourage Relaxation
This nourishing face mask is made with 100% pure, edible superfoods. Featuring chlorella, spirulina, and mango juice, it's basically a green smoothie for your skin.
Affirmation Culture creates all natural candles that encourage self-care, empowerment and inner peace through the power of positive affirmations. This Call For Justice candle comes with one of ten positive quotes from Black activists throughout history to motivate and inspire us, and 10% of the profit will be donated to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Bold and colorful vessels with personality are at the heart of Jungalow, a bohemian, modern home decor store by Justina Blakeney. These Peace Vases are charming when filled with dried foraged flowers or fronds and displayed as a sculptural focal point.
This weekly hair tea rinse is a natural treatment to add to your hair regimen if you are having hair loss or scalp issues. Filled with lavender, moringa, jasmine, peppermint, chamomile tea, and marjoram leaf, it is a multi-vitamin for your hair that smells amazing.
Gifts for the Foodies
Our family pack of Partake Cookies is a yummy, indulgent treat to send to nearly everyone on your list, no matter how far away they are. Not only are they delicious, but they're free of the top 8 allergens, gluten-free, and vegan.
These hand-blown colored glass cake stands and stemware in jewel tones and soft pastels are made by glass artisans in Poland. Estelle Colored Glass pieces are best described as "jewels for your table."
Trufflin believes in incredible quality, incredible flavor, and relishing in everything that food has to offer, from the humble bodega egg and cheese to the 14-course tasting menu from a hotshot chef. This salt is made with sel gris salt from Guerande, France and is one of the best in the world with zero additives and packed with nuggets of black truffle throughout.
Started in a tiny apartment in North Carolina, Trade St. Jam Co. is a company built on the foundation of culinary innovation. They create small batch jam that can be used in cocktails, salad dressings, BBQ sauces, marinades, and more.
Gifts that Inspire Advocacy and Give Back
After having her first son, Jacquelyn Rodgers searched for the perfect Christmas wrapping paper but became frustrated with lack of representation she found, so she created Greentop Gifts and Clarence Claus. Greentop Gifts brings diversity to celebrations with wrapping paper, apparel, home decor and stationery.
a coffee micro-roastery of specialty coffee and loose leaf teas. It was founded by Pernell Cezar and Rod Johnson to create an intersection between beverages and community impact. 5% of all profits are contributed to initiatives that support improving the lives and future for domestic at-risk youth.
Be Rooted was started by Jasmin Foster, who is an advocate for the art of storytelling and felt the desire for Black women to have a safe space to share their thoughts. She began making stationary when didn’t see herself, my friends, or my community reflected in the products on the market.
A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, and LGBTQ rights.