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