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Last Minute Holiday Gifts Under $30 from Black-Women Owned Brands

This holiday season, we want to show our sisters, sister friends and the cherished women in our families -- whom many of us haven't seen in a while -- that we are thinking of them.  We also want to delight them with a meaningful, healing and joyful gift that will inspire the recipient to practice self-care. To do that, Everything She Wants has curated a few last minute positive picks from Black female entrepreneurs to put on your virtual gift list. 

Since this has been anything but a typical year (what an understatement) and we've lost all track of time, we're sure it's fine if your token of affection arrives after Christmas. 



Designed by Kristin Farmer, Curly Contessa is "a series of hand-drawn illustrations that represent the matriarch of curly tresses." The cheerful collection celebrates Black Girl Magic and helps Farmer manage her bipolar disorder. Pick up the Merry & Bright Mug ($12.50).




Shaun Leon Bath & Beauty
is a mother-daughter brand of natural bath, home and beauty products. Give the gift of good vibes with an energy cleansing and clearing Mini Sage Floral Wrapped Smudge Bundle ($28). 




Perfect for the tiny (and not so tiny) dancer in your tribe, Jamia Ramsey's Blendz Apparel premium fleshtone tights ($14) come in four colors that complement beautiful brown skin tones -- Maven Mahogany, Tenacious Tan, Brazen Brown and Confident Cocoa. 



Protect yourself in style with a handmade, African fabric face mask ($15 and up) from Tarbaby Hair Designs, created by Philadelphia designer and natural hair stylist Janice Brown. 






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