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Christmas gifts for kids by black owned businesses

At ForTheCulture Foundation we are all about supporting black culture. Here are a few holiday gift ideas for purchase from black owned companies. Happy shopping!

1. Lily Frilly Cupcake Slime:

Lily Adeleye is the CEO of Lilly Frilly, and she is just 6. Lily’s buttery slime comes complete with “surprise” cupcake charms. This is a perfect gift for the slime lovers.

2. Black Wall Street Board Game:

This is perfect for a family game night. Black Wall Street board game teaches financial literacy and the history of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the same time.

3. Proper Gnar Candy Skateboard Deck:

Put down the phone and iPad and do some outdoor activities with the kids. Introduce your child into the world of skating, which happens to be a great socially distant activity. These skateboard are from the first Black-woman-owned skateboard company Proper Gnar.

4. The Fresh dolls:

Fresh dolls are created by Dr.Lisa to be posable so girls could dream of what they want to become while posing, bending, and playing with their dolls. They are called Fresh because they’re a new “Fresh” perspective on dolls. These dolls have one-of-a-kind faces; that are truly works of art. They have custom-blended skin tones, beautifully authentic facial features, trendy fashions and hairstyles that include, braids, afros, afro-puffs, wavy and curly styles.  Fresh doll bodies are specifically designed to be more representative by having fuller hips, thighs and more realistic waists. Dr.Lisa made sure she did not leave out our young boys. She created the Fresh Squad, which are male fashion dolls that show the power and brilliance in black and brown boys. Can never go wrong with a doll, so why not make it a fresh doll!

5. Women of History Playing Cards:

Why not play and teach your kids all the classic card games while they learn about historic black women. Heritage Playing Cards (1st Edition) represents a historic cache of African-American female leaders. All drawings are custom renditions of some of our favorite superwomen from history. Make “ I Declare War” epic! Website:!+Book+Box%C2%AE/2321199604_4-8

6. Just Like Me Box Three-Month Subscription:

This subscription is for all age kids. This would be the perfect gift for an avid young reader. Each month they will receive a themed box of African-American children’s books and educational tools. It’s cool to be a book warm. Website:!+Book+Box%C2%AE/2321199604_4-8

7. Puzzle Huddle:

Do you like puzzles? Puzzle Huddle is owned by a black family. Puzzle Huddle’s diverse puzzles feature Black doctors, scientists, ballerinas and more. Father of three Matthew Goins created the company because he wanted to make puzzles with inclusive imagery that Black children could relate to. Website:

8. Blended Designs:

Blended Designs has created a brand of book bag, totes and organizational tools with fun characters that embody our princesses and princes representing a broad range of melanin skin tones. They have set a goal to provide gear to students that encourages them to be their best. What better way to send your child off to school or a sleep over then with one of these unique bags.

9. Mekamon Berserker v2 Gaming Robot:

MekaMon is a real life battle-bot with next-gen augmented reality gameplay. It was created by a Nigerian engineer, Silas Adekunle. It brings the future of robotics into your living room. MekaMon is a robot with personality and functionality that goes beyond the superficial. For example it lives and plays alongside you and if it’s not happy, you’ll know about it. Now how cool is this?


Brown Toy Box is a wonderful subscription box service owned by company founder and CEO Terri-Nichelle Bradley. Each Culturally Curated box is built for your child's specific age group (and gender, if you wish) and comes with a variety of games, toys, and activities that adhere to STEAM/STEM methods of learning. The mission of Brown Toy Box is invaluable: “to normalize Black excellence and create prosperous career pathways for Black children through STEAM education, cultural representation and educational play.”

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