It’s hard to find a gift for someone and to make it special. There are so many big brands on the high-street, that generic gifts from these big retails feel distant and impersonal. Fear not, we have found 7 amazing gift shops all owned by local and online UK black-owned businesses.
Black Pound Day is a solution-based approach set up to support the growth of the UK black economy, and the next date is tomorrow. Help support the UK black economy by shopping at one of their stories and in-turn buying a beloved gift for someone. Here are 7 black-owned gift shops you should check out on Black Pound Day.
Under the name of Leanne Creative, Leanne Armstrong designs and produces bright, modern and empowering greeting cards featuring detailed portraits hand-finished with gems. Her mission is to “inspire the black community to think of themselves as powerful, beautiful and creative people.”
From notepads to amazing mugs, check out her shop here.
Wanting natural skincare products offering high quality handmade skincare suitable for all? LoveRems is the place you want to check out and they have ones designed for those with sensitive skin and eczema.
Including body butter, body scrub, bath salts, gift boxes and more, check them out here.
They have the most unique designs inspired by a touch of West Africa at its heart. Providing urban stationary, greeting cards and gift items celebrating West African culture and lifestyle. The patterns are unbelievable and add a personal style to each gift.
Perfect gifts for someone special, check them out here.
Personalised gifts for loved-ones? Nicells will have you covered with their variety of stock ranging from customised shirts to caps. Want to gift a personal gift such as customised towels? Then you should definitely check out this store and show them support.
Find out more and support them here.
This shop is all about gifting gifts to that special someone, the one you know is wifey material. Stocking mugs, cards, teddy bears and even towels to treat the special one in your life the way they deserve.
They are guaranteed to make your loved ones smile, check them out here.
SOUTH LONDON EMBROIDERY
Established in 1991 in Jamaica, this brand provides hundreds of schools and companies with the finest screen printed and embroidery items. Their aim is to serve their customers with the finest quality, and whether it’s for you or someone else, they’ll not disappoint.
Check out their extensive catalogue here.
An online shop of vintage homeware providing you with sustainable goods. A unique and finely-selected collection of vintage objects that could provide the perfect house-warming gift or birthday present for someone.
Check out their incredible collection here and you might find something for yourself.
Support Black Pound Day here by shopping through their website and supporting black businesses across the UK.
Words By Charlie Vogelsang