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Welcome to our SHOPPE BLACK Gift Guide for 2020. This time of year, many of us will be shifting focus from the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic to celebrating the holidays and the promise of our return to a better tomorrow.

If you’re interested in spreading some joy with a gift from a Black owned business, we’ve got some ideas for you.

Holiday Gift Guide 2020


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Philadelphia Printworks is a conscious clothing company that creates T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other apparel with designs inspired by social issues.

Offer – Use code “SHOPPEBLACK” to save 15% until December 31st, 2020 at 11:50 pm EST.

Trubaker empowers communities of color by providing fashion apparel that promotes concepts about Africa and the rich cultures within the continent.

Impano Sports provides African inspired quality sports apparel designed specifically for athletes, runners, and the active lifestyle community.

Solely Fit intends to capture the beautiful narrative of a woman’s body and the core of who she is while empowering her to be all that she is inherently destined to be.

Offer -Use Code “Strong20”  for 20% off and get $50 off your $150 dollar purchase with Code “strong50”

BAOBAB – “As Seen on Shark tank”. The perfect polo.  Made using our custom premium BaoTECH™: Incredibly soft, Blocks stains, neutralizes odors, prevents collars curl, resist fading and shrinking.

Offer- Use Code: TREEOFLIFE to save 15% and free shipping on all orders of $150 



Beyond Interior aims to provide a full range of unique interior pieces like no other. Their candles, Bré, Tolani, and Gina, are the perfect addition to your home this season to level up your space and create a home within a home.

Tackussanu Senegal offers beautiful decorative storage baskets for the home. Woven with stunning colors & unique patterns, also with genuine leather trim. They work with a small group of Artisans ethically sourced items with natural eco-friendly materials.

Offer – Use code “Tackussanu” for 10%off

Reflektion Design is an Afro modern lifestyle brand for people who love culturally driven decor and accessories that reflect who they are. They work with artisans in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda to produce an assortment of handmade decor, jewelry, clothing, and more.

Offer – 15% off discount code: SBHOLIDAY


54Kibo offers unique and exclusive selections of contemporary African design and home accessories that are inspiring the global design landscape.

Image credit: Emily Henderson


Blondery is a direct-to-consumer virtual bakery that offers 4 core flavors and seasonal flavors that solve the question of what to give when you want a unique and delicious gift for yourself or others.

Powerbites! – Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with organic ingredients, PowerBites! offers nutrition and great taste, making them ‘a delicious decision’ to have on the run, in the office, between meals, and to share!

Offer – Use Code HAPPYHOLIDAYS10 for a 10% discount

Chocolate Therapy is a chocolate shop, dedicated to providing you with remarkable, locally produced chocolates, as well as their unique handmade collection. 


Steep & Sip Teas is an organic tea company that promotes health and wellness without compromising taste. They are offering a holiday bundle this year featuring three teas, Apple Spice, Berry Bliss, and Maple Chai, available through Jan. 15th. 

Tea Please is a dessert flavored loose leaf tea company that is designed to satisfy your sweet cravings without intaking any additional sugar! So therefore you can indulge without the guilt!

Offer –  Free Mug on Orders Over $75 with code: BlackFriday


Bea’s Wellness Teas offers a variety of organic herbal blends with your health in mind.

Offer – 20% off through 12/25 using code SHOPPEBLACK


People of Color is a non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free nail polish brand made to complement the various shades of brown skin as the first thought, not an afterthought.

Offer – 15% off with code: SHOPPE15

Bossy Cosmetics is an affordable luxe beauty brand that ignites confidence in ambitious women through high-quality, beautifully packaged cruelty-free cosmetics.

Offer – Use code SHOPPEBLACK for 15% off



Best Life Organics is a conscious beauty and wellness brand featuring natural skincare essentials and bath + body goods for your daily self-care.

Offer – Free Shipping On All Orders over $50…Free Shea + Avocado Lip Balm with all orders over $75


Neter Gold is an all natural body care brand that focuses on uplifting your spirits. Neter Gold also has a plethora of hair care accessories designed to help detangle and revitalize your natural hair like never before.

Offer – 30% off all November long with code: ASHVEMBER 


IYOBA is an environmentally conscious clean beauty company that offers handmade all-natural products for body and home.

Offer – 10% off  Discount code – ShoppeBlack 



Benson was founded on the principle that “Time Should Be Spent Doing What You Love.” They are committed to developing beautiful creations to inspire anyone who comes in contact with the brand to pursue their passions!

Offer – Use code ‘BLACK’ to get 30% off any item on the website. 


SPGBK watches aim to challenge the norm, by developing purposeful watches that are more affordable, more sustainable, and more ethnically inspired.


ASO ROCK ™ is a luxury affordable lifestyle watch brand inspired by Africa. They believe in making premium timepieces available to everyone at fair prices. They value access over aspiration and expression over status.

Offer – Use code Shoppe20 to get 20% OFF 


Raquel Denise Handbag Boutique specializes in affordable, one-of-kind handbags, purses, clutches, tote bags and more. They aspire to inspire everyone to live authentically in their purpose while carrying a bag that speaks volumes while “Securing the Bag”.

Offer – 15% off your first purchase with code: RDTY15 (Discount ongoing) 35% off  Wednesday – Friday (11/25 – 11/27), with code: SHOPPE35

ASHYA is a contemporary design label focused on belt bags and travel-friendly accessories for the modern day explorer.
Whitney Manney translates the aesthetics of street art and the effects of cultural movements on the current urban landscape into ready-to-wear wearable art and textile design.
Offer – Black Friday 11/27: 25% off your purchase of $75 or more …. Small Biz Saturday 11/28: Gift with Purchase over $60- Laser Cut Ornament 
Status Co. is committed to providing high quality, handcrafted leather products that are ethically made, durable, and earth-friendly.  Their curated collection of full-grain leather bags and accessories compliment every lifestyle.
The Looke started in late 2016 as a hat brand of 6 hats and has now grown into more than 30 different colors and styles. TheRichAuntie was born as a reminder to be RICH in all aspects of life.
Offer – Black Friday Discount Code: BONBF for 5o% off the entire site tarting 11/28 12:00am – 11:59pm 

Sewit Sium is a designer of historically and culturally inspired African jewelry; each piece is a modern heirloom imbued with story, statement and sentiment.

Lorraine West Jewelry is an independent, contemporary, designer jewelry brand that evokes elegance and power through every design.

Lingua Nigra jewelry is meant to evoke a timeless feeling that can be worn everyday, because this form of art should be shared by wearing.


SWAV Eyewear is an inspirational eyewear brand that sells stylish sunglasses & frames to inspire you to never give up on the vision you have for your life.

Offer – Receive a free matching crewneck with your purchase of any pair of frames. 

Vontélle offers handcrafted glasses designed to pay homage to our African ancestry with traditional colors and patterns that channel our African, Caribbean, and Latino heritage. Vontélle also offers prescriptions for single vision, progressives, and readers!

Offer – Use Code “WOW10” for 10% off until November 29th…Use Code “CYBER20” for a 20% Discount for Cyber Monday – Through Xmas



Entrepreneurs Color Too is a coloring book company promoting self care and stress relief while providing positive representation for women of all ages.

Offer – Purchase the “Inspirational Colored Pencils” and get the digital downloadable copy of the 6 page Self Care Coloring book for free through December.

Culture Greetings will print, stamp, and mail greeting cards directly to your recipients. They also offer same-day greeting card pickup in partnership with Walgreens!

Offer – Use code “culture10” for 10% off. 


My Filibo – Inspired by the African and Caribbean heritage, My Filibo provides apparel, stationery, lapel pins, and other products designed with deep-rooted meaning.

Offer – 10% off with code SHOPPEBLACK, expires Dec 31, 2020.


We Are Maud is a whimsical shopping experience complete with a range of gifts that will bring the unexpected to any special occasion.


Nia Ballerina offers two amazing music boxes and designs, which will make the perfect keepsake gift for any little ballerina. In addition to this, they have a Black ballerina doll complete with a pink ballet outfit and shoes, and pink rucksack.


Puzzle Huddle offers jigsaw puzzles for children featuring aspirational and affirming images. The puzzles are designed for conversation, learning, and having a delightful interaction with the children in your life.

Offer – 20% off everything during the holiday shopping season

Cozy N Cute Kids Boutique provides cute and comfortable everyday clothing for children sizes newborn- 7T.

Offer – Buy 2 Items, Get a 3rd Item Free!


Chez Bébé is a premium collection of children’s bedding designed for kids, by kids.

Offer – A free gift (inspirational print)with purchase. Also, free shipping over $50 and up to 40% off sale

HBCU Pride & Joy Children’s Boutique is your go-to for high-quality, adorable HBCU apparel and accessories for babies and kids.

Offer – BLKXMAS 10% off orders (not valid with other discounts). Valid until 12/31/2020


Teni and Tayo Creations makes toys, books, and workshops for kids to inspire the next generation of innovators, creative thinkers, and problem solvers. Plus, each product is infused with a pinch of African culture making for an extra special experience!

Offer – Get 10% off when you use code SHOPPEBLACK at checkout. Expires Dec 15


Sir Dogwood is an inclusive community for swank pups and their sartorially-minded owners. They feature a highly curated selection of quality dog wear and accessories from the freshest and most innovative designers in the US and abroad.

Offer – Use code SHOPPEBLACK for free US domestic shipping (valid through 12.31.21)


Ava’s Pet Palace is a company based in greater Chicago that focuses on organic, non-GMO pet treats for dogs and cats. Ava’s Pet Palace was started by Ava Dorsey, a 13-year-old kidpreneur, at just 8 years old.


Tres Lindas Cigars is the only Afro-Cuban, woman owned cigar brand in the U.S. Blended with the finest Cuban-seed tobacco. Cultivated and aged to perfection.


Emperors Cut Cigars was conceived as a lifestyle cigar for men and women to enjoy during their leisure time with friends and family.



“Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity” presents and celebrates individual dandy personalities, designers, and tailors, movements, and events that define contemporary dandyism.


Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful – In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used photography to popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” This exhibition tells the story of a key figure of the second Harlem Renaissance.



Brilliant or BS? is a hilarious 4-6 player bluffing trivia party game to play with friends and family. Be brilliant and know the answers or BS your way to victory!



Savoir Faire balances sexy yet soft confidence and swaggering sensuality. The fragrance celebrates the unique individual ability that you have which allows you to thrive in various social circles regardless of skin color, religion, education, or crypto portfolio.


Tony O. Lawson

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Black Owned Businesses in 2020

Father’s Day is the day we celebrate and honor fathers, fatherhood, paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society.

If you’re looking for a special gift for a special guy, here are some great Father’s Day gift options from some Black owned businesses!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas


Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style highlights the stories and images of Black dandies around the world who are redefining what it means to be Black, masculine, and fashionable.

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Black: A Celebration of a Culture: With over 500 photographs from every time period from the birth of photography to the birth of hip hop, this book is a truly joyous exhibition of Black culture.


Talley & Twine offers a luxury brand at an affordable price.  Use CODE “DAD” for 10% off

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SPGBK  is the world’s most creative and culturally-inspired watch company. Use CODE “SPGBK15OFF” for 15% off your purchase.

Benson Watches was founded on the principle that time should be spent doing what you love. Use CODE “HISANDHERS” to get a free bracelet with a watch. (Must add both to cart).

Aso Rock Watches offers affordable lifestyle watches inspired by Africa, designed in Nigeria, made in Japan.  Use CODE “HFD25” for 25% off your purchase.


Solo Noir  is a creative and distinct blend of products that offer cutting-edge technologies that unify organic and all-natural ingredients. Get 20% off everything on their site between June 14th – 20th.

Neter Gold offers a variety of natural body care products ranging from toothpaste to hair & body oils. Use CODE “daddylove” for 20% off of all orders.

365 Body Love  is a family brand that creates all-natural skincare products for you to “Try•Love•Repeat” 365 days of the year. Get 10% off using CODE “FATHERSDAY10”

Nature Boy specializes in all-natural products crafted to nourish, soften, and assist in the grooming of men’s facial hair.

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Leather Goods

Made Leather Co. offers classic handmade leather bags and accessories for business and travel use. Get 20% off with CODE “shoppeblack”. 

ZAAF  is a collection of luxury handbags and accessories handcrafted in Ethiopia. Get 15% off with CODE “FD15”


Fashion Accessories

Rook and King offers luxury handcrafted lapel pins that are truly unique.

SONSON offers handmade bowties in a variety of styles and textures. Use CODE “SBDAD” for 10% off the Bow Tie Collections. 

WearBrims is a fedora brand that inspires confidence for the everyday lifestyle. Use CODE “BRIMSFATHERSDAY” for 10% off.

KoshieO brings new life to everyday wear by combining Ethnic inspired prints with contemporary designs.

Bohten produces beautiful prescription + sunglass frames using recycled materials sourced from West Africa. Use CODE “FD25”  for 25% off + free shipping at check out.

Backtrack SD is a premium vintage retailer that offers a completely unique shopping experience.  Get 20% off with CODE “DADSDAY”.


Tres Lindas Cubanas is Miami’s first Afro-Cuban, woman-owned cigar company. They have a cigar for every occasion. Check out their special Tuxedo Father’s Day Sampler!

black owned fathers day

Emperors Cut Cigars are made for the seasoned cigar devotee on the chase for an exceptional smoke or the newcomer with a creating sense of taste. Use CODE “SBEC10” for 10% off.



Savoir Faire is a complex olfactory statement for those of many layers. It is a character far beyond common sense and offers a feeling far beyond most common scents.

Chris Collins is for the sophisticated consumer who travels the world and appreciates the finer, more exclusive things and experiences in life. Get a free Discovery Set with any full 50ml bottle purchase.

Father’s Day Cards

Culture Greetings offers custom made cards. You pick a card and add a personal note. They print, stamp, and mail the cards to your recipient! Use CODE “LoveDad2020” for 10% off of Father’s Day cards.

Fun & Games

Brilliant or BS is a 4-6 player party game for know-it-alls and big fat liars!  Use CODE “SB15” for 15% off for the entire month of June.

Very Puzzled is a 100 pieces puzzle of Africa that has been designed to provide a fun and educational way for Dad to have quality time with the family.

Fun Weird Science Kit will provide Dad with an awesome opportunity to engage with the kids and support their scholar’s mastery of STEM skills. Use CODE Father for a %10 discount on their online course.


-Tony O. Lawson

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