Looking for ways to shop small this holiday season and support local businesses and communities? Our community of entrepreneurs can help! Scroll down for gifts you can feel good about giving this holiday season. 

Help your loved ones stay happy and healthy this holiday season with these amazing products geared towards wellness.

Ginjan is based on a thousand year old African recipe, cold pressed from pure & organic ginger, pineapple, lemon, vanilla and anise. It’s full of antioxidants, boosts immunity, and aids in digestion! You can also shop their African blend coffee and preorder their new hibiscus-based Bissap drink. For Black Friday they’re offering 20% orders of $100+ with code BLACK.

These superfood snacks also have a community based mission and help support access to healthy foods in the Bronx! You can also send a case of these tasty snacks to frontline health care workers in New York. Shop their myriad of deals this weekend!

  • Black Friday – 30% on all order with code BF2030
  • Small Business Saturday – Free upcycled mask with orders over $40 wit code MaskUP
  • Cyber Monday – Free 1oz package of new flavor, Smoky Maple Pecan + recipe card with all 3 pack snack variety orders with code Smoky20

Annabelle Santos developed Spadet’s products to fight her daughter’s eczema, after she didn’t have much luck with conventional products. She uses locally sourced extra virgin olive oil in her all natural skin, hair, body, and wellness products, which now also includes hand sanitizer! Her curated bundles make great gifts!

Or give the gift of food – everyone’s favorite!

Zaytouna offers a range of delicious packaged Middle Eastern foods and sweets (we love the baklava!). Purchases support Zaytouna’s socially conscious mission of helping female refugees from Syria resettle in South Florida by creating permanent gainful employment. 

Send some sweet treats to your loved ones or order for your own holiday celebrations! C.E.E.P offers a range of cakes to ship and delicious catering services for those in the Charleston region. 

Looking for something a little more creative and educational?

An avid role-play gamer, Lee noticed that fair representation of people of color and women was essentially non-existent in the gaming community. He launched Gaddis Gaming where his combined love of history, family, and community has created opportunities for people of color and women to play characters that reflect their own identities. His Empires Fall product line in particular recognizes the forgotten Black heroes of the 20th century. They are currently having a sale on their website and are running a Kickstarter on their new Empires Fall line until December 10th. 

Have an avid reader in your life? Shop for them from one of Noelle’s curated reading lists and help support the only independent bookstore in the Bronx!

Is anyone on your list interested in writing? For Black Friday, Film Connx is offering their 30-day online, interactive intensive script writing program at a discount. From Emmy nominated & Award-winning writer HaJ, participants learn how to create story structure, building compelling characters, and engage audiences. 

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