10 Beautiful Mother's Day Gifts from Black-Owned Businesses
With May just around the corner, we’ve been thinking a lot about one of our favorite days of the year: Mother’s Day! And not only because of what we look forward to for ourselves (although, let it be known that we would happily accept any of the wonderful gifts we are about to share!) – but we love Mother’s Day because moms are simply incredible. From working around the clock, to shaping the minds of the next generation’s leaders, to overcoming adversity and doing oftentimes thankless work – moms are amazing.
As mothers, we are always looking for ways to support our families and invest in our communities. One of the best things we can do is to seek out businesses owned by Black folks and support them. Not only do black-owned businesses provide jobs and opportunities within the local community, but they also play a crucial role in building wealth within the black community. We’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of 10 beautiful Mother’s Day gifts from Black-Owned businesses that are sure to bring a smile to mom’s face. :)
Business: The Sip
Our Favorite: The Classic Box
Why We Love It: You can’t go wrong with Champagne, and the luxurious (yet accessible!) Champagne curated by The Sip is no exception. To push back on the societal “norms” of what women of color should or shouldn’t drink, The Sip was born to ensure that the entire Champagne and sparkling wine experience is more approachable for everyone.
Our Favorite: Planetarium Throw Blanket
Why We Love It: While you certainly don’t have to take our word for what an amazing gift from The Jungalow would be (quite honestly, their entire collection of home decor products is stunning!) we are loving this Planetarium Throw Blanket! Its teal sun-inspired pattern and ultra-soft luxe-feeling fabric make this the perfect gift for mom to cozy up under after a long day.
Business: Ekua Ceramics
Our Favorite: Petal Mug
Why We Love It: this delicate lavender mug is practical, unique, and has just the right touches to make it feel extra special. Also, the raw/unglazed clay is subsequently grounding.
Our Favorite: Pure Matcha
Why We Love It: Matcha provides the perfect boost of clean energy and brain-friendly amino acids. A must for any and all on-the-go moms! Golde is a wonderful Brooklyn-based brand with dozens of eco-friendly wellness and beauty products to offer.
Price: $28/40g Tin // $42/100g Pouch
Business: Marcus Books
Our Favorite: Gift Card
Why We Love It: Marcus Books is the nation’s oldest Black-Owned Independent bookstore. With hundreds of titles to choose from (many from Black authors!), there is bound to be something that mom will love.
Price: You Choose!
Business: Pear Nova
Our Favorite: Classic Essentials Nail Set
Why We Love It: Perfect for a DIY Spa Day, this set of vegan, cruelty-free, 10-free nail polishes includes their best-selling Beneath Me Base Coat, Clearly Top Coat, Grow Green Tea Cuticle Oil, and the nail color of your choice. (We love the one pictured: Rub My Temples)
Business: Perry Boyce
Our Favorite: Cafe Collection
Why We Love It: Four delicious candles that are sure to, as Perry Boyce puts it, “awaken your soul with a java-licious punch!” The set includes four indulgent candles: Amaretto + Chai, Cocoa + Mint, Coffee + Break, and Sweet + Treat. Snatch one of these up quickly as these kits are in limited supply!
Business: Jam + Rico
Our Favorite: La Isla Necklace
Why We Love It: Jam + Rico pieces are bold, unique, and colorful – all inspired by the people's culture, music, and terrain of the Caribbean. The La Isla Necklace includes iconic Puerto Rican images such as the national flower, the fort, the cuato guitar, banana leaf, and plantain.
Business: Tree Fairfax
Our Favorite: Half Moon Bag
Why We Love It: This beautiful waist-cross-body-clutch bag is handmade with durable leather that will only get better with age. The minimal design is perfect for carrying the essentials. Tree Fairfax at its core is “minimal leather goods that are long-lasting with timeless designs that will hopefully change how you move about the world.”
And last, on our list, is one of the products from our own Ade + Ayo collection, The Mommy & Me Scrunchie Sets. These adorable twinning scrunchies come as a matching set of scrunchies and contain 2 scrunchies (one adult size, one kid size). With options in our best-selling Bògò, Abebe, and Tukula prints – and coming in at just $10 – you can choose your favorite, or snag all three for mom and her mini.
The products we’ve highlighted in this post are sure to make mom’s day! But don’t just take our word for it, head over to Instagram and check out the accounts of these black-owned businesses for yourself (handles below). And when you’re ready to make a purchase from Ade + Ayo, be sure to join our email list so you can save 15% off your first order. We hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!