Welcome to my 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! I’ve curated items that were sent to me or that I purchased for myself or others. I’ve also focused on BIPOC businesses and will be adding items over the next month or so. I hope you have a lovely holiday season shopping for yourself or others! There are no affiliate links on this page and I am not being compensated by brands.
Eighth Generation was founded by Louie Gong and is currently owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe. I’ve had them in my gift guide before but as someone who lives on occupied Duwamish land, I try to take every opportunity to support native businesses.
Sample goods: wool blankets, towels, totes, and t-shirts
Queen Care is a Black, woman owned business in Columbia City. They focus on products that best serve our skin with hand crafted items, using aromatherapy to heal and uplift our mood. A portion of the proceeds benefit youth programming in the Seattle/King County area. I don’t have a picture because everything I’ve bought have been gifts for others.
Sample goods: candles, soap, bodywash, and lotions
Jenni Ceramics is a BIPOC, woman owned business that sells some of my favorite pieces. Everything is small batch and unique! It feels so special knowing that the piece you have was handmade by Jenni and it’s the only one like it. Jenni also donates 20% of proceeds monthly to a different charity and is currently organizing the newly formed Rain or Shine Market, a welcoming space for BIPOC artists.
Sample goods: cups, plates, spoon rests, and specialty items like cherry bowls
Refugee Artisan Initiative
Refugee Artisan Initiative partners with immigrant women to foster an inclusive, prosperous transition to the U.S. through artisan skills training in zero waste and small batch manufacturing. I was gifted a Dove Gray Flower Necklace and I loved it so much I bought one and gave it away to one of my followers!
Sample goods: face masks, jewelry, bags, and hats
Joyce Hwang is a BIPOC artist who sells enamel pins I love! I met Joyce at a holiday craft sale a few years ago and have been a fan ever since! Sometimes I forget I’m wearing this pin until someone makes a comment about it. People love it and so do I!
Sample goods: stickers, enamel pins, pullovers, and backpacks
Tokki is a local, BIPOC, woman co-founded company on a mission to ignite joy through gifting. They combine thoughtful technology with beautiful, reusable designs. I received a Tokki gift set earlier this year and it’s something special. I’m a fan of candles and the wrap is high quality, perfect to use year after year. Since I received the gift set, Tokki has evolved and created eco-bows you can clip to any gift!
Sample goods: candles, gift setls, and Tokki bow cards
Boma Jewelry is a BIPOC, family-owned business founded in Seattle in 1981. Their focus is to leave people and places better than they found them. Boma just celebrated their 40th anniversary and has been granted the coveted B-Corp Certification, meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. Other programs include the Girl Fund, grants for BIPOC jewelry designers, and a Cura Co. partnership to create a collection with 100% profits donated to Black College Matters Fund, just to name a few.
I’m allergic to nickel so I typically use 24K gold jewelry or pieces without metal. Anything less than 24K has additives, one of which is typically nickel that irritates and later scars my skin. Boma uses 925 sterling silver which means it’s 92.5% silver and free of many additives. I was gifted this necklace and I love it! It feels so light, it’s like I’m not wearing anything and looks gorgeous! Blue Lace Agate brings an optimistic outlook and helps one speak their truth. The color is a nice contrast on my skin tone. I’m a fan of Boma!
Midnight Supply Co.
Midnight Supply Co. is a BIPOC, woman owned business doing screen printing in the Seattle area. They have a rotating line of clothing for sale on their website and do custom work. My entire family loves their “Don’t Touch Me” line.
That’s a wrap for now. Keep checking back periodically over the next month for updates!