2023 Holiday Gift Guide – BIPOC-Owned Businesses

Dec 5, 2023 | Woke @ Work

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As you embark on your holiday shopping this season, consider championing BIPOC-owned businesses! Our curated 2023 gift guide includes must-haves like the “Land Back” shirt from Naokah Designs, an urban Indigenous brand, and “Parents Are Human,” a card game that helps you spark deep conversations with your loved ones—all priced at $60 and below. For a list of more BIPOC-owned businesses to support for the holidays and year-round, please see our Holiday Roundup of BIPOC-Owned Businesses.


1. Prados X Steven Paul Judd Matriarch Eyeshadow Palette, $50

By Prados Beauty Cece Meadows, Founder and CEO, is a proud Xicana and Indigena (Yoeme) who works to bring awareness, amplification and collaboration with other Native and Indigenous artists through cosmetics.


2. The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, $34.95

By Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley In his breakout book, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, Sean Sherman shares his approach to creating boldly seasoned foods that are vibrant, healthful, at once elegant and easy.


3. Tierra Striped Mug Set in Teal, $48

By Jungalow A beautiful and bold home decor shop featuring signature Jungalow and Justina Blakeney collections designed in their Los Angeles studio.


4. Land Back Feathers Shirt, $26

By Naokah Designs Naokah Designs is an urban Indigenous brand that showcases how both Indigenous peoples and Indigenous allies can be “Strong Like Two People.”


5. Parents Are Human Card Game, $39.99

By Parents Are HumanA card game that helps you spark deep conversations with your loved ones. Play this with parents, grandparents, step-parents, in-laws, guardians, aunts/uncles, parent-figures, anyone. Available in 15 language editions! The creators also made other versions, including Grief Is Human, Partners Are Human, Siblings Are Human, and Friends Are Human.


6. Beauty Oil – The Original, $30

By Danessa Myricks Beauty Danessa Myricks led product development for some of the most successful launches in history at brands like KISS and Benefit Cosmetics, but she knew the world of makeup still felt exclusive to many, so she decided to launch her own brand.


7. Giza Beaded Earrings, $60

By Mother Sierra All of Mother Sierra’s pieces are genuinely and sustainably handmade by Wixárika & Otomí families in Mexico & Maya families in Guatemala.


8. CORE 4 – Hot & Tingly Sauces, $41

By Fly by Jing Jing founded Fly By Jing in 2018, inspired by the amazing flavors of her hometown Chengdu and its famous fly restaurants— soulful hole-in-the-wall eateries so good they attract diners like flies.


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