A Gift Your Mother Will Actually Use from 11 BIPOC-Owned Brands
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, we understand the insurmountable pressure you may be feeling to give the woman who gave you everything that perfect gift. After all, how do you say thank you to the woman who made sure you lacked for nothing? While there certainly are not enough words or gifts on this planet to express your gratitude, there are a few things that make conveying that message a little easier. This year, we’ve compiled a list of thoughtful gifts from several BIPOC-owned brands and businesses using the Blistey directory and we’re sharing it with you.
From the bougie mamas to the down-to-earth mamas, we found a gift that’s sure to include every mom and leave her smiling this Mother’s Day.
Sip & Sonder
Sip & Sonder Coffee Roastery and Coffee House started as a dream and became a reality when two lawyer besties, Amanda Jane Thomas and Shanita Nicholas, were motivated to uplift their Inglewood community through the power of coffee. In addition to providing a vibrant, vivacious space for dreamers and creatives to collaborate, Sip & Sonder curates specialty blends inspired and sourced from communities of color around the globe making it the perfect gift for all the coffee-loving moms in your life. Their newest blend Glory highlights the hard work of the Rwandan women in the global coffee supply chain.
Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day better than chocolate. Located in San Francisco, Jade Chocolates Asian Inspired chocolate concoctions leaves everyone pining for more. Chocolatier and Owner, Mindy Fong left her job as an architectural designer to pursue her passion for art in the form of chocolate. Her award-winning sweet and salty Terracotta Chocolate Bar shouts, “Thank You, Mom” with every single bite.
Harlem Candle Company
The luxury home fragrance brand, Harlem Candle Company, was founded in 2014 by Texas native, Teri Johnson when her appreciation for travel and exquisite fragrances blended with her affection for Harlem’s lavish history. Harlem Candle Company’s Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Box features various candles, diffusers, and sprays, from the Botanical collection, making it an excellent gift for the candle aficionado mama in need of a little rest & relaxation.
Eberjey was made for women by women who understood the need for alluring yet functional pajama pieces. Co-founders, Ali Mejia and Mariela Rovito wanted to create a lingerie brand that allowed ALL women to feel confident and comfortable in their skin and that’s exactly what they did. Their collection of pajamas made from various sustainable fabrics makes it the ultimate gift for ANY mama on your list.
Aavrani needs no introduction for their high-performing, clinically proven skincare line inspired by ancient Ayurvedic rituals. Indian-American founder and CEO, Rooshy, started AAVRANI as a way to pay tribute to her duality as a Michigan-born American, raised by immigrants. From hyperpigmentation to wrinkles, there is no skincare concern that is too difficult for Aavrani to solve. Your mother will thank you for this extravagant gift for years to come.
ThunderVoice Hat Co.
A good hat is hard to decline, even more so when the hat is from ThunderVoice Hat Co.Founded by President ThunderVoice Eagle, the Native-American-owned and operated hat company reimagines once abandoned materials into resurrected, well-designed, and creatively tailored hats that memorialize the indigenous lives before them. This one-of-a-kind gift is sure to earn you that spot as “Mom’s Favorite Child.”
We cannot think of a better way to say, “You’re the best, Mom!” than a bag from Cuyana. Co-founded by Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah, Cuyana is a luxury fashion brand specializing in leather goods and accessories. Since there is no shortage of high-quality, classic minimalistic designs in their collections, it is a no-brainer why it is the ultimate must-have for the fashionista mama. In addition to creating everyday staple pieces, Cuyana bags are extremely functional and large enough to hold all the essentials.
There are three things that will never go out of style: Gold Hoops, Gold Chains, and Your Mom. The jewelry brand, Past Midnight The Label, uses its simple, stunning pieces to inspire women of all ages to feel like their best selves. This Latina-owned and operated brand prides itself on its use of high-quality materials. It should come as no surprise that jewelry is a timeless yet classic gift that seems to always deliver, which is why we’re confident your mother will be thanking you for decades to come over this one.
Treat your mom like the queen that she is with Jazmin Saraï How You Love. Handmade in small batches in Montreal, Canada, Jazmin Saraï is inspired by designer Dana El Masri’s Egyptian and Lebanese roots. This earthy and sensual fragrance will remind your mom of her true feminine power.
If the mom in your life is always in the kitchen whipping up something or entertaining large parties, then she’ll love the IMUSA 3-Piece Caldero set from Target. Made in Columbia, these traditional calderas are the perfect complement for all cooking styles. Whether making Tikka Masala or Arroz Con Pollo, IMUSA’s calderas make cooking for large crowds much easier.
Flying your mom out to an extravagant resort is nice, but if you can’t afford the plane ticket we got the second best thing. E- Marie is the most versatile traveling companion on the market. Their travel blankets serve as a scarf, a pillow, or a blanket to keep you warm during long travels or snuggled up on the couch with a good book. No matter where the journey leads, she’ll always be prepared with an E Marie travel blanket neatly packed in her bag.
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