6 Inspiring Gifts For Kids From Black-Owned Businesses

6 Inspiring Gifts For Kids From Black-Owned Businesses

As you decide what gifts to buy for the kids in your life this holiday season, we wanted to share a few of our favorite gifts from black-owned, women-owned businesses. Finding gifts for children of color, that show characters and images that are diverse and inclusive is so important. It's equally as important for every child, no matter their ethnicity, to see representations from all walks of life! 

The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete 3-Book Gift Box Set

We absolutely love these books and your little one will too! Each book can be purchased separately or in this great 3-book gift box set sold at shopashima.com or on Nordstrom.com. Your little ones can join Aya & Pete on their adventures in Paris, London and New York, all packaged in a colorful gift box with top cord handle and velcro closures. Includes 3 hardcover books.These books are the perfect story time addition! 
AGE: 2-7

In The Driver's Seat 

LINGO enables teens, ages 13 and older, to have fun learning the fundamentals of hardware and software design by building a back-up sensor used in autonomous vehicles with the code needed to make it function. The amazing thing about this product is that it was  founded in 2013 by Aisha Bowe, a former NASA aerospace engineer who is also a woman of color. Learn more about this engaging and educational STEM focused gift at lingo.com. It is also available on Walmart.com

AGE: 13+ 

Leaders & Dreamers: Bold and Visionary Women Around the World Gift Set 

These beautifully illustrated books written by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Vashti Harrison, introduce readers of all ages to 80 women who changed the world. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History features 40 trailblazing black women in American history, and Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World features 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists. Purchase this set at barnesandnobles.com or amazon.com

AGE: 5+
BOBY Jogger set, Kristen Corley, worldofboby.com

BOBY Little One's Jogger & Hoodie Set

Who doesn't want a warm and cozy jogger set this season? These adorable sets are from worldofboby.com, a new children's clothing line started by Chance the Rapper’s wife, Kirsten Corley. The line focuses on positivity and, specifically, uplifting children of color. From play time at home to the playground with friends, these all gender sweatpants—made of 100% organic cotton—are ideal for everyday activities. 

AGE: 2T - 10


 All of Us Skin Tone Beeswax Crayons 

All Of Us Skin Tone Beeswax Crayons

These beautiful non-toxic crayons are handcrafted in the USA. They're also featured in Oprah's Favorite Things 2021 list and we can see why. As Oprah.com says, "When Sabine Joseph's daughter asked her to draw a picture of her grandmother, Joseph couldn't find a crayon that matched her beautiful brown skin. So she created these eight to represent the beauty of all skin tones." They contain only sustainably sourced beeswax, plant waxes, and natural earth pigments. They can be purchased at allofuscrayons.com or tinytheshop.com.

AGE: 2+


My True Reflection Affirmation Cards

My True Reflection Affirmation Cards for Kids

These powerful affirmation cards are designed to help build a strong foundation of courage, self confidence, compassion and identity in kids. 
With each affirmaiton accompanied by a reflection, this deck is a helpful way for parents, teachers and loved ones to have open dialogue on important life lessons with toddlers, preschoolers and school aged kids as they discover how to move through the world mindfully and with an abundance of joy and love.
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