Gift Guide: BIPOC-Owned Businesses

While attempting to put pups in a harness can result in fumbling and tricky maneuvering, Boo Oh’s Ray Harness makes it seamless and fluid. The handcrafted accessory—made from customized silk rayon rope and Italian Buttero leather—is an exclusive, patent-pending utilitarian design. Made to be easy to use for owners and comfortable for dogs, it’s an elegant take on a humble product.

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Empowered by the Indian tradition of hair oiling, Nikita and Akash Mehta’s haircare brand Fable & Mane is bolstered by potent roots from India. Fable & Mane’s hair oil features ashwagandha (aka Indian ginseng, an adaptogen that promotes regeneration and restful sleep), dashmool (a traditional blend of ten herbs, used for nourishing and calming) and castor oil (a fatty acid-rich oil to promote blood flow). Put …

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Taiwanese Golden Diamond Dried Pineapple

$10

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After China placed a ban on Taiwanese pineapples in April of 2021, Taiwanese pantry Yun Hai purchased over 14 tons of fruit form small, independent farmers from the country and thus, their Golden Diamond Dried Pineapple was born. The golden diamonds, a pineapple variety unique to Taiwan, are handpicked, sliced into rings and dried without further additives or processing. Not only do these sweet snacks …

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Triple Threat Sichuan Sauces

$42

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Triple Threat comprises three of Fly By Jing’s bestselling sauces: Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce and Mala Spice Mix. The first, on top of being the only 100% all-natural Sichuan chili crisp sauce, intensifies flavors with bold heat that doesn’t overpower. Zhong Sauce, on the other hand, is a sweet, tangy, umami-rich flavor, inspired by Chengdu street snack Zhong dumplings, and Mala—which translates to “spicy …

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Comprising the first book dedicated to Africa’s surf culture, AFROSURF, a sticker set and Mami Wata’s Rose Street 2.0 shirt, the The AFROSURF Gift Set is a vibrant collection of items. The book—packed with over 50 essays, photographs, poems and thought pieces—provides a comprehensive look into the spirit of surfing throughout Africa. This spirit is also imbued in the cotton shirt (available in size XS …

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Tri-Bouquet Tea Set

$96

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With a mission to bring tranquility to people’s daily rituals, Lisa Li founded The Qi, a tea brand that uses whole flowers. Sourced from small, family-owned farms, the high-quality blossoms are hand-picked, cultivated sustainably and grown organically. The Tri-Bouquet Set is an enchanting bundle of naturally caffeine-free teas comprised of three flowers: Blue Lotus, Shangri-La Rose and Royal Chrysanthemum. In addition, the bundle includes a …

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Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (A Cookbook)

$37

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Curated by award-winning chef and activist Bryant Terry and published by 4 Color Books, Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora (A Cookbook) traverses time and location to capture the expansive multiplicities in Black culture. Through recipes, poetry, artwork and essays that explore food’s intrinsic connection with community and history within the diaspora, this rich cookbook encompasses the work of more …

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Panamanian drummer and music producer Jahphet “Jah” Negast Landis (also known under the moniker Roofeeo) founded Jah Mama Sauce in celebration of his late mother and her original hot sauce recipe. Blending his memories of her and their home into a sensorial and spicy experience, the eponymous sauce consists of select Scotch Bonnet peppers (popular in the Caribbean, and measuring around 80,000 to 400,000 on …

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Mriga Kapadiya and Amrit Kumar’s Bombay-based NorBlack NorWhite partnered with Diaspora Co (an equitable spice trade company that empowers 150 farms across India and Sri Lanka) on this vibrant, functional apron. Hand-dyed and screen-printed by NBNW’s team, each apron is fitted with deep pockets for handy storage and designed for machine washing. This classic style is uplifted by bright, sunset-inspired shades of yellow, orange and …

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SALIMA Issue 02: Unplugging

$18

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Biannual magazine SALIMA tackles art and culture with an intersectional feminist perspective, meaning they center the voices of Black people; Indigenous people; people of color; queer, trans or nonbinary individuals; and those with low incomes or disabilities. To that end, their magazine is pay what you can, and they offer issues in three different price points ($18, $28 and $48) to be accessible for those …

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Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists

$50

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Edited by Gagosian director Antwaun Sargent and published by the non-profit arts organization Printed Matter, Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists considers works from the newest generation of Black artists as a whole. With an interview between Bernard Lumpkin and director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Thelma Golden, and other contextualizations by curators and experts, this book outlines what it means to …

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