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Article: New York Times

New York Times

New York Times

A Gift Guide Featuring Black-Owned Businesses, for Those Who Like to Pamper


Do you want to be a conscientious shopper? Right this way.

Nov. 25, 2020

While the holidays may seem different this year one thing that won’t change is that Americans love to buy things. Despite the fact that millions of Americans have lost their jobs this year, spending on consumer goods from January to September increased by 7.2 percent, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

But this isn’t just about the holidays. For everyone who made a vow earlier this year in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement to be a conscientious shopper, one way to do that is to support Black-owned businesses.

In the spirit of Beyoncé, who compiled her own list of Black businesses for consumers, we have assembled a list of self-care gifts from Black-owned businesses.


Both James Baldwin and Teri Johnson, the founder of the Harlem Candle Co., were inspired by Harlem. The candle ($60) features a quote from Mr. Baldwin and a scent of sandalwood.

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