Best gifts for moms who buy black

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Best gifts for moms who buy black | Honeycomb Moms | We support black-owned businesses around these parts. So when you have no idea what to get your girlfriend, mom or favorite millennial woman in your life for Mother’s Day, let us point you to our favorite black fashionistas, creatives and innovators. | Credit: Sai-De-Silva / Unsplash

Anyone who knows me knows I have no problems asking for what I want. I’m too old to play coy. So with the birth of my son, Donovan, I started making a Mother’s Day gift list and sending it to all my friends and family.

I used to only send a Christmas list, but having a baby totally entitles a girl to send multiple gift lists each year. Much more than wicker baskets or fuzzy beanbag chairs, at the top of my list this year is a desire to support black-owned businesses.

So I pulled together best Mother’s Day gifts for moms who buy black.

Black soap and body butter

You may not have heard of Queens on Purpose, a black-owned organic beauty company, so let me be the first to tell you about its wonderfulness. The company sent me a free gift set featuring its African Black Soap and Paradise Body Butter in exchange for a review, and I’ve been in love with them ever since. The $10 body butter is nice and thick like shea butter, and the $5 black soap works perfectly as a chemical-free facial cleanser. They both have subdued natural scents. I’m going to need a lifetime supply, family.

‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama

You buy Michelle Obama’s book just because she’s Michelle Obama. If she made cookware or speakers, I’d say, buy them all the same. The former first lady and advocate for women and girls is sharing in her memoir her struggle with fertility, her trials, tribulations, setups and setbacks. I can’t wait to read it.

Best gifts for moms who buy black | Honeycomb Moms | We support black-owned businesses around these parts. So when you have no idea what to get your girlfriend, mom or favorite millennial woman in your life for Mother's Day, let us point you to our favorite black fashionistas, creatives and innovators.

Greek Apparel

I do realize how extremely biased I am, but I’m dropping my web store anyway. Why not? I’m black, and I happen to think our AKA and matching family apparel is adorable. I’m even running a special on custom Greek sweatshirts, so hit me up for options as low as $25. If you want even more pink and green options, The Para Girls and Meow and Barks Boutique do not disappoint.

African prints, totes and decor

Like every other millennial with one toe in the fashion world, I’m in love with mixing prints and textures both on my body and in my home. So when I stumbled across the lifestyle company xnasozi on the website Shoppe Black, I fell in love instantly. Seriously, look at this purse for $70. Xnasozi features gorgeous fabrics on pillows, purses and other accessories, and the company even promises to save a portion of sales for scholarships in the founder’s family village in Uganda. So you can buy black and do good.

A Staple piece of Clothing

When my mom taught me the rules of fashion as a little girl, she told me, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on everything you buy. Splurge on a few fashion staples, and mix them with discount and thrift store finds. Lifestyle blogger Mattie James features brands that dabble in a little bit of both on her site. I’m drooling over the beautiful staple pieces lifestyle brand Demestik provides. And if you want to look and feel like a modern day queen, scroll down on For the Culture STL’s holiday catalog.

Bonnet replacements

My husband has threatened to burn my bonnet more than once. I try not to leave it alone with him, but I’m finally willing to part ways with it for some suitable replacements from two black-owned companies. I just love the satin lined turbans from Grace Eleyae and Constant Covering. If you can get Grace Eleyae’s royal blue Slap and Constant Covering’s plum and Kente turbans, I would love you forever. And you can pretty much close your eyes and pick anything on the life style brand Fanm Djanm’s web store. Seriously, all of creator Paola’s wraps, headbands and accessories are gorgeous.

Stainless-steel cookware

I follow a few Laila Ali recipes successfully, and I consider myself a professional cook. So don’t think of this $110, nine-piece cookware set by Ayesha Curry as a gift. Think of it as a business investment. When looking to buy black, who doesn’t want to support Ayesha Curry, wife of NBA star Stephen Curry? She’s a boss in her own right and a basketball wife who stands for something. Her cookware is beautiful and practical. Also, to more eloquently persuade you: I need it, need it, need it.

 

Best gifts for moms who buy black | Honeycomb Moms | We support black-owned businesses around these parts. So when you have no idea what to get your girlfriend, mom or favorite millennial woman in your life for Mother's Day, let us point you to our favorite black fashionistas, creatives and innovators.

24 thoughts on “Best gifts for moms who buy black”

  1. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    I love this list. I’ve been looking for black-owned and/or small businesses to support this Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    Love love the buy black concept. Michelle Obama is EVERYTHING so I have my fingers crossed "Santa" ( hubby) gets me a copy. Thanks for great gift ideas.

  3. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    I have Ayesha’s stuff and I have the book but I am going to have to get me some of those fabrics for pillows. I have the inserts but no covering.

  4. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    Black soap is bae! I don’t care how much I have I’m going to always get some! And I LOVE the slap caps! I’m in Chi Town so it’s so needed during the winter, plus you can sleep in ‘em! Dope list!

    Kendro

  5. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    Oh!! If only I was shopping this season! Let me bookmark this so I can come back to it when I’m ready to spend again! Love supporting brothas and sistas of color 🙂

  6. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    There is not a thing on this list I wouldn’t love to have. Those African prints as beautiful and I’m a sucker for black soap. I might just send this whole post to my husband!

  7. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    These are great! I have Ayesha’s set and it was fabulous to cook in it when I first got it then I fell off from cooking lol. I need to take it out before it collects more dust

  8. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    You’ve got some great suggestions here. The bonnet one is hilarious…I guess black men really have a problem with them, huh?! I am looking for a cute African print skirt to pull off. I’m short, so I hope I can find one that fits my length.

  9. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    I’ve been trying to buy black intentionally for several years. I didn’t think about getting my mom a gift from a black-owned establishment but it’s not too late and I’m sure she will appreciate it.

  10. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    I’m a Gen X Mom and I’d like everything you listed. I’ve been longing for a SLAP cap myself especially for days when I don’t feel like doing my TWA.

  11. Gifts for moms who buy black, Best gifts for moms who buy black

    This was a great list of gifts to give to moms. Michelle Obama came down right before mother’s Day in Atlanta so it was a perfect mother’s day outing for many last week.

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