The Moguldom Nation

The Moguldom Nation

Gift-Giving Ideas From 5 Hot Black-Owned Companies

Written by Lauren DeLisa Coleman, 


We’re all in full holiday mode though some of you are still considering what to get certain clients on your list. Wonder no more! Here’s a great short list of Black-owned businesses sure to offer an Instagram-worthy choice.

First up is Harlem Candle Company.  There is no doubt that given all that has happened during 2020 we could all use little soothing. Luxury candles that touch upon rich aspects of the legendary Harlem Renaissance are truly gems.  

Founded in 2014 by travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson, the Harlem Candle Company is reflective of Johnson’s own passions for fragrance, jazz, and Harlem.  Through intense research, this Black female founder discovered Harlem’s vibrant and rich past and somehow perfectly fused it into various fragrances alongside award-winning perfumers to produce beautifully scented candles that celebrate the Harlem Renaissance.  Each candle is specially handcrafted using a soy vegetable wax blend, infused with one-of-a-kind fragrance oils.  Sure to be a hit.

These exquisite 80-burn candles are a full 12 ounces. You can go traditional and select from the Holiday Exclusives line that features fragrances such as “Holiday.” The real joy here is candles such as “Josephine” (a blend of Moroccan Rose, Indian jasmine and warm amber) or my personal fave, “Speakeasy,” that conjures up famed Harlem hidden clubs via a mix of palo santo, bourbon, and tobacco.  To super impress, consider the 22-carat gold James Baldwin “Love” luxury candle inspired by his book and film, “If Beale Street Could Talk.”  It doesn’t stop there. Harlem Candle Company is full home fragrance complete with reed diffusers, room sprays, and gold candle accessories.


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