Holiday Gift Guide 2016

As Holiday Season is coming to an end we thought we would share a Gift Guide #MelaininStyle. We know there are some last minute shoppers out there so why not do your last minute shopping with some of our favorite exclusive Black Small Owned businesses.

The KSM Group

Business specialty – Brand & Blog Strategy

KSM Group provides bankable branding solutions to the creatives, the career driven and the fearless! KSM provide personal brand development and digital brand strategy services. They also own the blog which provides business, branding and lifestyle advice.


Bombshell – KSM

10% off your next purchase

 Promo code: THANKYOU10 

Devour Candles

Business specialty –  Coconut Wax Scented Candles

Devour Candles is a small batch candle company based in Brooklyn, NY.
Each candle is hand poured in small batches of 6 to ensure quality.

Cassia & Amber – Devour Candles

10% off your entire purchase

BONUS+ spend $40 and receive a free 4 oz. candle

 Promo code: Save10 

Byas & Leon

Business specialty – Hand-made, unisex contemporary apparel.

Byas & Leon is a curation House specializing in Haitian craftsmanship, with an emphasis on hand-made apparel & items. Founded in 2013, the initiative aims to pay livable/sustainable wages to Haitian artisans, while simultaneously crafting items of lasting quality and appeal.

Photography by Brandon Price

Byas & Leon Photography by Brandon Price


Business specialty – Men’s Ready To Wear clothing focused on fit and feel, all made in New York, NY, USA. Specializing in men’s shirts, knits and outwear. 

SHERMAИ | PRESTOИ is a contemporary tailored brand conceptualized for the metropolitan man. Distilled in the culture of New York, the label emphasizes the importance of impeccable style and fit. The brand set out to engineer a label enriching the modern man’s wardrobe and personifying his environment. The outcome is a brand valuing personal gratification and cemented in integrity, pride and self-worth.




Sunday Toast

Business Specialty – Gourmet French Toast Batter

Sunday Toast makes it easier for you to have a brunch/breakfast with your family and friends, all you have to do is pour the mixture into a bowl, batter the bread and cook. Three easy steps.

There are two  sizes, 12 oz. & 16 oz.
12 oz. serves 4-6 people
16 oz. serves 10-15 people
Sunday Toast suggests using sourdough bread or challah bread and cook with sweet butter.


Sunday Toast



 Danielle Elaine

Business Specialty – Writer and Entrepreneur

Danielle is a two-time self-published Author of the romantic and timeless “Love Letters I Never Sent”, and the inspiring and motivational “Scriptures Of Gold”,  written for children and adults of color. When Danielle isn’t writing she is working as a Stella & Dot Stylist pairing the perfect jewels with the average accessory obsessed woman.


Scriptures Of Gold – Danielle Elaine



Scotch Porter

Business Specialty – Men’s grooming – Hair, Beard, Skincare

We exist to provide healthy and effective grooming products that help men to feel confident and look their best as they set out to explore the world and build their dreams.


Scotch Porter

Free shipping on orders over $50.

Free gift wrapping on orders over $75.

 Pretty AnntoiNet’s

Business Specialty – Silk Hair Lingerie and Silk Lined Hats

Hair accessories with style and function made with all natural fibers and pure silk!
Kids hats will be on sale til 12/31/16 promo code: HolidayKids

Pretty AnntoiNet’s



Business Specialty – SOY WAX CANDLES

LIT BROOKLYN is made with 100% soy wax and the finest fragrance oils. Every candle is hand poured, packed, & shipped in Brooklyn.






Call Number

Business Specialty – Book subscription Box featuring  contemporary Black literature and authors

Call Number is a library-inspired book subscription box that celebrates contemporary Black literature and authors. Curated by a real librarian, this subscription service will help you build your own collection of quality Black literature. Each month, a box will be delivered to your door that contains a book along with a custom spine label and catalog card for your organizational purposes. You’ll also receive 4-5 bookish and library-related items that pertain to that month’s book and theme.


Call Number


Natural Jewels

Business Specialty – All Natural Bath & Body Line

Natural Jewels is a bath & body product line. All products are handmade to order using all-natural products free of chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, phthalates, glycols and other harmful chemicals & preservatives.

Natural Jewels

20% your next purchase.

Promo code: queendem expires 12/31/16

Holiday orders must be placed no later than 12/15/16  for Christmas delivery. 


Business Specialty – Butter Cakes

But-A-Cake is a delicious fusion of pound cake and vanilla angel food cake made with simple ingredients. Based out of New Jersey.



10% off your entire purchase

 Promo code: holiday10 

The Décor Life

 Business Specialty – Handcrafted home accents such as soy candles, room spray and throw pillows in additional to other handmade goods.

TDL was created out of the love to make people happy by creating handmade great, one of kind, unique goods.  The smallest things sometimes make the biggest difference. By using aroma, color and incorporating custom designs we strive to provide the personalized experience.

The Decor Life

The Décor Life

   Get $8 shipping for purchases under $75 and FREE shipping for orders over $75

Sweetly Chique Confectionery and Event Design, LLC

Business Specialty – Stylish, gourmet, goodies.

Sweetly Chique is a specialty dessert brand that specializes in providing high-quality gourmet goodies. All of our baked goods are made from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients. From our custom decorated chocolate covered Oreos, to our gourmet cakes, we have something to satisfy the sweet tooth of dessert lovers everywhere.  Let us make your event memorable with our delectable desserts!


Sweetly Chique


Belle Marron

Business Specialty – All natural, luxury makeup and skincare products for brown girls.

Belle Marron was created by Temple classmates turned friends to business partners. After searching for high-quality beauty products that understood the needs of black women and were good for your skin AND your health, Tyshia and Cortnee decided they would create their own. We currently offer a line of mineral foundation, lipstick, and skincare products. All handcrafted, with selectively curated ingredients, designed for and by, women of color.

The Belle Box

The Belle Box

$5 off your next purchase

BONUS+ free shipping

 Promo code: queenbelle

iON Performance

Business Specialty – Performance Personal Care products for athletes and highly active people.

iON Performance was founded out of the spirit of the athlete from the aspiring young talent to the lifelong competitor. We endeavor to be the athlete’s personal care brand of choice by providing smart, performance inspired natural solutions. Our flagship product is iON Performance Soak. A bath soak crafted with functionally selected ingredients to help athletes and active people recover from intense training and prepare for their next event.

iON Performance

10% off any purchase

Promo Code: melanin   

Expires 1/1/17


Art x Chayla (Art by Chayla)

Business Specialty – Graphic Illustration/Art Prints

Art x Chayla uses inspirations seen in the Black community (such as afros, the variety of skin tones, and the variation of body types) and transforms these images. Art x Chayla strives to uplift Black men and women by representing Black people in a way that portrays them as the ethereal beings that they are.

Art x Chayla

Art x Chayla


Get 2 prints for only $10! Promo code: 2FOR10
Buy all 4 prints in the “Black Girl Magic” series for only $20! Promo code: BGM20
Mix and match any 5 prints from any series for only $25! Only during the Holiday 2016! Promo code: HOLIDAY5

Just Like Me! Box

Business Specialty – Black children’s books. 

Just Like Me! Box is a subscription service that delivers 2-3 children’s books featuring characters of color plus fun book swag! Finding the best African American children’s literature can be challenging. We’re here to help! Every month we hand-select books to send to your child.


Just Like Me! Box

Just Like Me! Box

 So there you have it, a list of QueenDem’s favorite Black Owned Businesses Gift Guide #MelaninSyle. There is a gift for literally everyone in the family. Although Christmas is almost here doesn’t mean you still can’t shop for birthday, anniversaries and other special occasions.

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  • Black Owned Holiday Gift Guide - Belle Marron December 9, 2016 at 11:20 am

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