7 Black-Owned Businesses To Shop This Valentine's Day

7 Black-Owned Businesses To Shop This Valentine's Day

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7 Black-Owned Businesses To Shop This Valentine's Day

Uplift Black entrepreneurs and creatives with these thoughtful gifts.

Uplift Black entrepreneurs and creatives with these thoughtful gifts.

Text: Lauren Gruber

After a summer of protests and important conversations about race, now is not the time to lose momentum when it comes to advocating for the Black community. With February indicating the start of Black history month, a wonderful way to celebrate and support the community is by shopping Black-owned businesses. Whether you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift for a loved one or yourself, these gorgeous picks are from businesses you can support long after Black history month is over.

Josephine 22k Luxury Candle from Harlem Candle Company

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New York City-based travel and lifestyle authority Teri Johnson launched her luxury candle brand with products that tell a story. Inspired by legendary entertainer and activist Josephine Baker, this lush candle ($65) is infused with rose, jasmine and amber aromas to warm up your loved one's home.

Cabernet Sauvignon and Amber Diamond Glasses from The Guilty Grape

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If your lover is a wine lover, treat them to a delicious bottle of full-bodied red ($30), and a hand-crafted glass ($20) to go with it. Owned by two sisters, The Guilty Grape seeks to build more spaces for Black women as leaders in the spirit and entertainment industry.

Heartbeat Threader Earrings from Auvere

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Auvere's name translates to"true gold," fitting for this gold-focused jewelry company. These threader earrings ($230) are V-Day approved and right on trend, made of 22 karat gold and adorned with a round-cut diamond.

Floral Rose Lace Bustier Set from Love, Vera

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With a focus on creating leadership opportunities for Black women in fashion, Love, Vera creates lingerie that makes you feel good from the inside out. This sultry set ($64) is customizable with different top and bottom sizes to hug your curves.

Ace Mule from Chelsea Paris

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Nothing says "I love you" quite like shoes. Inspired by the designer's African heritage with European craftsmanship, these mules ($325) add a pop of color to your wardrobe at a wearable height.

Gloss from Mented Cosmetics

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Short for pigmented, Mented Cosmetics makes nude makeup flattering for every skin tone. Available in a variety of chic colors like this berry shade, Mented's gloss ($15) keeps lips looking kissable.

Idan Oil from Liha Beauty

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London-based skincare brand Liha Beauty specializes in quality ingredients with Nigerian roots. Named after the Yoruba word for magic, Idan oil ($39) is formulated from cold-pressed coconut oil infused with fragrant tuberose. Use it as a perfume, leave-in hair conditioner, moisturizer, or even massage oil for your valentine.

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