There are so many gift guides out there you are spoilt for choice, so what makes mine any different? Well on the 9th of December you’ll be able to shop face-to-face with all of my featured shops in one place at the B Creative Pop Up!! The market will take place from 11am – 8pm in Hanbury Hall, London. It doesn’t stop there because guess what? They are all black owned businesses too!
It’s that time of year where Royal Mail have serious cut off dates. I always get worried about my presents not arriving on time and being lost in the post, so to avoid that this year I plan to head down to the B Creative Pop Up on Saturday to grab all my pressies in person and meet the makers!
Don’t forget to register for your free ticket here: eventbrite.com/e/b-creatives-christmas-pop-up-tickets there will be some really nice workshops happening too for the kiddies!
You can follow all the fun on Instagram too! Head over to the B Creatives Pop Up IG account here: @bcreativespopup
One of my 2017 Christmas goals is buy presents from at least 50% black owned business instead of just shopping with huge corporations who don’t really care about my money! Without any further delay here’s my 2017 gift guide!!
Although I won’t be attending the event as a stall holder I have to big myself up first 🙌🏾don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop: ✨AfroGloryDesigns✨ You can find Afrocentric gift cards and cute pocket mirrors for stockings! It’s getting close to the cut off date for posting things out but don’t worry! Check my Instagram @afroglory_ for my up coming market stall in Kings cross!
If you haven’t seen or heard of Dorcas Creates you must have only just signed up to the internet! Her work is absolutely stunning! Afrocentric & beautiful throughout!
Dorcas has just launched an absolutely stunning pair of earrings too called: Ewaoluwa – “Beauty of God” (I couldn’t wait till Christmas day to own these beauties so I got them on pre order… sorry Santa!)
Bonita Ivie Prints is a definite go to stationery shop! Beautiful African design can be found on her mug collection, notebooks & pocket mirrors! I had the pleasure of seeing these items at black girl festival and can’t wait to get my hands on some more afrocentric goodies!
Vitae London is a brand making a huge difference in the world! Vitae (Italian for life) sell beautiful watches with a big purpose! Have a read of their story on their website and watch the video! For every watch they sell they support a child in African with their uniforms and equipment for school! What a gift to give this Christmas right?
Sapelle have beautiful and ethical gifts for all! From beautifully designed dresses to afrocentric print umbrellas to sculptures for your home! You can definitely find that special and unique something you’re looking for with these guys!
With a love for minimalism and the widest creative skill set Wild Suga will not disappoint! Have you thought about getting that special someone a workshop as a gift? Giving a skill and experience is a present that will live on for many Christmases. Wild Suga run some really fun workshops!
It’s all in the name! Hand Me Down Glam is a vintage clothing seller with some seriously amazing finds! I’ve just been Insta stalking them because their Christmas jumper finds are amazing! You know when you just want to embody the 90’s but everything is skinny jeans and oversized jumpers… head over to their shop and believe me you’ll be quoting clueless in no time!
An absolute blessing to women of colour! My Own Brown is a company that produce skin tone tights for women of colour! I’m very much looking forward to rocking a pair of their tights with my party outfits over the festive season.
Christmas can be a crazy busy time of year! Even when the big day comes there are loads of things to do like cook that famous Christmas dinner and unwrap all your lovely gifts (not really stressful lol)… so you definitely want to stock up on your Love Rems products! They provide loads of wonderful body creams, hair lotions and bathing tools!
Well what would a Christmas gift guide be without a brilliant make up brand with women of colour in mind! For all the beauty enthusiast out there this is the place to be! Get some for your mum, aunty, sister, niece… brothers & uncles too! The reviews of these products are LIT!
This brand has taken traditional and really put a modern twist on it! Think culture meets latest fashion trends! Perfect for your friends and family who know how to turn up. They also have some really cool sunglasses with an African twist… just remember guys sunglasses are for life not just for Christmas!
Love love love the illustrations of Line & Honey! They have some really beautiful delicate drawings and have had them printed onto gorgeous high quality canvas zip pouches! The perfect stocking filler! Their tag line is ‘Illustrating the beauty of the black woman’ which has me felling all kinds of feels!
Yummy! Who doesn’t love some delicious cupcakes at Christmas? Well if you know someone who is celebrating more than Christmas… a birthday or even an engagement why not treat them to some personalised baked goodies! I’ve Never been a fan of the traditional Christmas pudding and I’m sure I’m not alone.
I literally love having a good organise of my thoughts on paper and Study room can definitely help! With a gorgeous selection of stationery to fill your pencil cases with! I’m such a sucker for a new pen, pencil or notebook! I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on some of their items at the market!
Who doesn’t love jewellery at Christmas? I mean Santa really knows how to deliver right? Make sure you have a look at the gorgeous jewellery available from Biloko Designs. The pieces are made from reclaimed palm nut shells and look stunning! They have designs suitable for all occasions especially a New Years party!
I am so excited that there will be books at the market by Jacaranda! They publish adult fiction and non-fiction, including illustrated books, which cross linguistic, racial, gender and cultural boundaries! You know you want more books for your 2018 reads so why not start somewhere with the same ethics as you?
Last but not least you’re going to need the perfect packaging for all the wonderful gifts you buy at the B Creative Pop Up! Don’t forget to stop by Boite Luxury to get a couple of beautiful boxes to put them in for your loved ones! You won’t even have to spend hours wrapping them all up… WIN! They can even keep the box for storage after.
I hope you enjoyed this gift guide and I get to meet you there! Who’s going?
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