Every year, millions of people across the United States celebrate Thanksgiving with their families; it’s a day of reflection (though it should be noted that the holiday has some very dark, often-romanticized beginnings), community, and a lot of food. Many of us go wild the next day, aka Black Friday, a day designed to part you from a lot of your hard-earned cash and give you a head start on all of your holiday shopping before the end of the year. But some are instead opting to give their money to small businesses on Small Business Saturday.
While your Best Buys, and your Targets, and your Amazons will all be supplying the high-profile deals, it’s a good time to support smaller independent shops, which occasionally drop their prices in tandem with the big chains. Sure, you could get your Amazon package the same day, but wouldn’t supporting a small online marketplace feel even better than all the turkey you stuffed yourself with?
With that in mind, we scoured the Latinternet to find Latinx-run online stores. From handmade notebooks to vegan beauty products, these are gifts that will likely be appreciated more than a video game or overpriced wine rack. So this holiday season, shop Latinx, and bask in the afterglow of your sensible consumerism.
One Stop Closet
If you’re looking for gifts for the men in your life, try One Stop Closet, an online boutique selling grooming and accessory products for men.
Herbal Hermanas Co.
Herbal Hermanas Co. sells handmade, all-natural beauty and bath items.
Sun Kiss Organics
If you’re looking to achieve that sun-kissed glow with organic products, then you should turn to Sun Kiss Organics. The brand offers toners, serums, and scrubs to help you give your skin love.
Started by Chef Daniella, Boochie’s Best is a line of sauces and spices inspired by the chef’s late grandmother. It took Daniella Davis two years to create the Everything Nice All Purpose Spice, so you know it’s good. Consider gifting this to the foodies in your life.
b.serene, a brand started by Bianka Vanessa, sells healing crystals and handmade necklaces.
Gentle Riot brands itself as “weird girl streetwear.”
Ella's Eve Cosmetics
This beauty brand was started by two sisters from the DR.
Emvi Beauty is a soap, bath, and body brand started by a licensed esthetician. The products are all vegan and cruelty free.
Milk & Honey
This South Florida-based band sells handmade notebooks and sketchbooks.
If you want lovely candles in beautiful packages, then Urban Wanderlust is for you.