With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I am sure you are searching for the perfect gift to give the one you love. I love buying presents, but Valentine’s Day is one holiday that often leaves me feeling stumped.
Searching for the perfect gift that says “I love me some you” can be tough. I never know what to get my husband, and I think he struggles with figuring out what I want as well.
Well, worry no more. We are here to help. And not only do we have a list of great gift ideas, but all of the gifts are from black-owned businesses. Talk about a win-win. And this list doesn’t just include great gifts for the ladies. I have a couple of great options for the men as well. I want everyone to go to bed feeling happy on the 14th.
So think about your Boo, take a look at these gifts, and make this the year that you knock it out of the park with the gift you get your special someone.
If you are looking for the perfect gift for your lady, look no further. The Bloom Beautifully Box, founded by self-care coach Tara Pringle Jefferson, will help your lady make self-care a priority without giving it a second thought.
With items sourced from small businesses around the country, each self-care box will nurture her mind, body and spirit in the ways that matter most. And with the subscription, she will also get access to monthly power calls with self-care experts. There is no question she will be thanking you for months if you get this (much better than flowers if you ask me).
So this won’t make the perfect gift for someone like me because I am a NYC native, but it will make a great gift for anyone who wants to visit New York City and never has. I think giving someone an experience as a present is a pretty awesome idea, and Native Create Concierge allows you to do just that. Maybe you can’t plan that trip to Paris just yet, but a private walking excursion in New York City could be the next best thing.
Want to keep your man looking so fresh and so clean? This beard kit, available at Koils by Nature, may be just what he need. Founded by Pamela Jenkins, Koils by Nature offers a beard kit that includes cleanser and shaving foam, moisturizer, and beard butter. Made with ingredients that will keep his skin clean, moisturized, and free of bumps and scars, I definitely think this gift is a winner. Hook your boo (and his beard) up this Valentine’s Day.
Maybe it’s just me, but I think a bottle of wine goes a long way as a gift for any wine lover. A family-owned winery that’s been in Napa Valley for over 30 years, Brown Estate offers wines that make a perfect gift for guys and ladies alike. This is a great way to surprise the wine lover in your life and enjoy a romantic dinner at home together. Palate-please gifts are often the best gifts.
I am never—and I mean never—disappointed when I receive a gift card to the spa. If you think your man or lady is in need of a massage, check out this list of black-owned spas to see if there is one in your area. A visit to the spa is the perfect way to tell your mate you appreciate all that they do. I also think it’s a great way to get him or her in the mood, too.
Perfect for the woman who loves stationery and can’t get enough of it. Effie’s paper offers gorgeous stationery sets, as well as other items that ignite a joyful response. Founded by lifestyle guru, Kalyn Johnson Chandler, Effie’s paper makes me smile every time. A great gift at a reasonable price can make everyone happy this Valentines’ Day.
I love pictures and I know I’m not alone. I also love gifts that are from the heart, which is exactly why I think you should check out WeMontage. WeMontage, founded by James Oliver, Jr., makes a great gift for men and women alike.
The right atmosphere can make you feel loved, happy, inspired, and productive. Offering removable photo wallpaper, and now other creative lifestyle items, I think you will find the perfect gift that says, “I love you.” Look for a few cute pictures of you with your boo and visit WeMontage today.
Based in Chicago, The Silver Room offers jewelry for men and women. They even offer a few vinyl options for the music lover in your life, which I think is pretty darn cool. If you are looking for something that is simple, yet unique, this may be where you’ll find it. I also think the bands they offer are gorgeous if renewing your vows is part of your Valentine’s Day plans.
Looking for something sexy to give your sweetie? Urban Intimate might have what you are looking for. Founded by Psyche Terry, Urban Intimates was made with the curvy woman in mind and offers a lingerie line that women can wear with pride and boldness. I think we all know that a lingerie gift is really not just for one person. Visit Urban Intimates to see if they offer anything that will make your honey (and you) smile.
Founded by designer Candice Cox, CanDid Art offers pieces that are as beautiful as they are bold. With several options to choose from, these chic designs definitely make a powerful statement and the perfect gift. If your lady loves jewelry and is all about making a statement when she walks into the room, this may be just what she wants.