Group Gift Ideas that Support Black-Owned Businesses

We stand with the Black community in the decades-long fight against racial injustices. At Presently, we will continue to use our platform to promote diversity and inclusion and support Black entrepreneurs. In celebration of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, we are covering credit card processing fees for all group gifts that support a Black-owned business through December 2020. Learn more here.

People have joined together to sign thousands of petitions, share countless resources on social media, and donate millions of dollars to causes that support the Black community, but there are even more actions you can take. If your loved one has a birthday or other celebration coming up, one way to make an impactful difference is by organizing a group gift on Presently that supports a Black-owned business or charitable organization fighting against racial injustices.

By purchasing a gift from one of the organizations listed below, you will directly contribute to Black entrepreneurs, innovators, and artists. Even better, by sharing brands that inspire you with people you love, you can spread the word about these amazing companies!

Check out these group gift ideas that will help you celebrate your special occasion as well as make a positive impact.

 

Bold Fashion

Photo from Zaafcollection.com

For a fashion-forward gift, The Folklore has an amazing selection of jewelry, handbags, and other accessories. If you want something high-end, browse the Zaaf Collection website. You can also try Royal Jelly for bowties, aprons, beach towels, and more, all of which use fabric from traditional African patterns. An accessory is a great gift option for both men and women who are passionate about making a statement. Pick out a color or pattern that matches your friend’s personality, and get your family and friends to pitch in on Presently!

 

Beauty Kit

Beauty kit from Buttah
Photo from ButtahSkin.com

Beauty kits are a great option for any friend who could use some self-care. Companies like Buttah offer beauty and skincare packages that give customers a taste of a few different products. Golde’s Green Detox Kit is perfect for any wellness guru, or let them build a lip kit from Mented Cosmetics. If your friend ends up loving one of the products she tries, you helped these businesses find a future customer!

 

Restaurant Gift Card

Photo of restaurant
Photo by Louis Hansel on Unsplash.com

Even if restaurants aren’t open for sit-in dining in your area yet, the foodie in your life can order takeout or hang on to a gift card until restaurants open back up. You might even end up choosing your friend’s new favorite spot! New Yorkers can purchase a gift card from PLG Coffeehouse and Tavern, California natives should check out post & beam and Red Bay Coffee, or you can download the app EatOkra to discover a Black-owned restaurant near you.

 

Family-Friendly Game

Founder of Rhyme Antics, Chantel Calloway; Photo from us.accion.org

If you’re searching for a gift for the competitive person in your crew, look into Rhyme Antics, a hip-hop inspired vocabulary board game, as well as Brilliant or BS, a card game that takes trivia to a whole new level. Both games will help people make the most of extra time at home with family!

 

Support a Charitable Organization

Equal Justice Initiative
Photo from eji.org

When you set up a group gift through Presently, you have the option to donate any extra funds raised to a nonprofit organization. Some of the organizations to consider donating to are the Equal Justice Initiative, Black Youth Project 100, and Black Girls Code. Follow the links to read more about exactly what these nonprofits do, or find one that speaks to you. These organizations are doing their part as active allies to the Black community, and you can do the same by incorporating donations into your group gift.

 

More ways to support

If you are looking for more Black-owned businesses to support, check out this article for additional gift ideas or visit our Juneteenth announcement. Don’t see one of your favorite Black-owned businesses listed here? Send us an email at hello@presently.fun.


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