10 Black-Owned Christmas Gift Ideas from What’s the Biz

December 5, 2023

By Te’Jal Cartwright, Founder, What’s The Biz

The Holidays are approaching quickly so here are a few of my favorite Black businesses to splurge at for gifts!

  1. One of my favorite things to do is make gift baskets full of Gem City Market goodies. I like to stuff my basket with JW Wine, a few tasty snacks, and baked goodies. There’s also a cute space dedicated to local entrepreneurs. You can grab a few of their items and add them to your basket.

  2. Give the gift of healing: The HeArt has so many services that cater to your mind, body, and spirit. Check out their calendar and purchase a session for a loved one.

  3. After 5 is one of the most stylish boutiques in Dayton. The love and care that Erin puts into her business is evident and shows in each item.

  4. Jars by Jaz has some of my favorite desserts in a jar. My personal favorites are the banana pudding jars and the strawberry cheesecake!

  5. Grab some art from local artists like Jamaal Durr, Daria Love, Dave Scott, Taliaferro, Danielle Flowers, and so many more. You can never go wrong with a custom piece to mark a moment in your life.

  6. Lerah’s vegan treats has an amazing vegan cookbook that you can purchase and give to a loved one.

  7. Invest in a swaggy gift from the Chipmunk Chronicles. This nostalgic attire is good for anyone who has a deep love for the tv show “A different World”

  8. Pay for a membership at the Westside Makerspace for a loved one that you consider to be crafty!

  9. Don’t forget about the kids! You can grab books from local authors like Whitney Barkley, Kwaunisha Moore, and Henry Benton iii

  10. Craft a custom piece with the help of Gem City Laser! They have all sorts of wonderful items like coasters, vinyl record holders, keychains, and more.

Bonus: You can also purchase luxurious body care products from places like Unique Aromas Natural Products and Renew by Royale.

These are just some of the businesses that I have experience with but you can always go to shopblackbizdayton.com for a complete list of Black-owned businesses to shop at! And be sure to check out episode 3 of What’s the Biz to learn more about how you can contribute to the success of Black-owned businesses in Dayton!

Launch Dayton is thrilled to partner with Te’Jal and her team to produce the final season of What’s the Biz. Check out Ep. 1, Ep. 2, and Ep. 3 today!