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How about we all treat this holiday season a little differently?

Treat your family and friends to gifts from small businesses and support companies owned by women . We all know it’s super hard to stay away from all of the great Black Friday deals from our favorite stores like Sephora, Modcloth, and Topshop (and they’re amazing beauty sale). However, there’s just something that feels so right when you buy unique items that were made by girl bosses and POC.

That’s why we did a little digging and found tons of great businesses worth your holiday cash.

Bella Doña LA

You may be able to knock off quite a few names of your list at Bella Doña. Their enamel pins, graphic tees, crewnecks, and jerseys are the perf gift for the women in your life who doesn’t take no sh*t. (That’s all of them, right?)

Here are some of our fav giftable’s from their site.

This Selena pin though… Swoon!

Pygmy Hippo

Your fave quirky bae will love anything from the Pygmy Hippo Shoppe. They have the most adorable holiday cards, jewelry, trinkets, and accessories.

Check out this adorable kitty clutch.

And this magic eye collar is leaving us speechless!

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Valfré is pretty much cool girl central for all things accessories, art, and clothing. They have the coolest assortment of phone cases and prints, which makes excellent gifts.

Who wouldn’t love this print?

And we’re pretty sure everyone’s inner bad girl would be head over heels for this phone case.

Beauty Bakerie Makeup

Every beauty lover can appreciate a liquid lipstick that won’t budge. Beauty Bakerie’s liquid lipsticks are as adorable as they are long lasting. They come in shades that flatter all skin tones!

Look at those gorgeous colors? We’re adding these to our cart ASAP.

Laser Kitten

We seriously doubt you’ll be able to shop at Laser Kitten without picking up something for yourself. If you were ever into Lisa Frank, you’ll love their pins, tees, and accessories.

Come on, David Bowie and Prince riding a unicorn?! And yes that’s Clarissa from Clarissa Explains It All in the lower left.

Of course, you can opt for the Bowie/Prince collab as a bomber.

Or an Edward Scissorhands crewneck.

Honey B Gold

Gift anyone with gold and you’ve got a friend for life, right? But what if it wasn’t any ordinary gold, what if it was a Lil’ Kim pendant? Or a Gucci Mane locket? Well, then you’ve just won Christmas.

Custom gold locket? Yes, please!

Legendary Rootz

Your fro-loving friends will greatly appreciate Legendary Rootz’s tees and hoodies.

Big haired gals know the struggle of ducking and dodging curious hands.

Cue up the D’Angelo, please and thank you.

Break Up to Makeup Shop

“I actually don’t need a makeup bag, I’m totally organized,” said no woman ever. Grab any and every beauty junkie in your life one of these sassy makeup bags and they’ll be more than appreciative.


Beeqbox is a subscription box featuring black owned beauty brands. We’re pretty sure the glitter palettes and “Fu*kboy Repellant” makeup setting spray will be crowd pleasers this year.

Glitter for the holidays? Ummm, yes!


Brown skin-friendly nudes are super hard to find. Gift your fave melanin beauty with one of these gorgeous shades by Bellegant and standby for instant swatching.

Jennifer Le

Someone on your list worthy of a splurge? Treat them to a pair of designer heels or boots by Jennifer Le. She’s incredibly talented and her work is dope as hell.

Check out her blue camo “Major” booties.

And her incredibly popular 2BD thigh high boots.

Beads by Aree

Your boldest BFF will adore a gift from Beads by Aree. Their jewelry and sandals are absolute statement makers.

How stunning are these “Africa Lenses?”

Oh, and these “Nelson” sandals are so good it hurts.

Got any other small businesses we should check out? Drop a comment below!