Five Black-Owned Holiday Must-Haves For The Entire Family

There’s no place like home for the holidays! With Christmas week upon us, many are still hunting for last-minute items to gift the ones that matter most. Some go from store to store, making sure they get everything off their kids’ wishlists. While others are searching for the ultimate present for the men or women in their lives. But what about that unique item perfect for the entire family to enjoy?

From games to kitchen gadgets, electronics to dinnerware, and meal prep kits to personalized swag, when it comes to searching for family gifts, the possibilities are endless. Yet, with so many options, many are still stumped on what to buy. Many settle for gift cards hoping that the family they’re shopping for will find something that best fits them. However, because Black creatives take the guesswork out of it, holiday shoppers can finish their shopping with ease, knowing that they don’t have to search long or far for what to get the families they love.

Starting with mocktail kits and ending with loose leaf teas, here are five-holiday must-haves perfect for every family.

Mocktail Club

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While the holidays are known for boozy cocktails and celebrations, non-drinkers and those underaged often feel left out. But, thanks to Black-woman-owned Mocktail Club, everyone can enjoy the fun. Made with the highest quality and natural ingredients, Mocktail Club creates healthy, refreshing drinks reminiscent of classic cocktails but with a modern twist. Each drink has functional benefits and includes antioxidants and prebiotics for digestive health. Coming in various flavors from Capri Sour to Bombay Fire, Mocktail Club retails for $16.96 and can be purchased online at

Ardent Herbal

This all-in-one, portable, herbal kitchen is perfect for the home chef in your life. Used for infusing foods with herbs, Ardent Herbal bakes your items simultaneously with the click of a button. It can also infuse your favorite oils and butters with various herbs, giving them those robust flavors perfect for each dish. Suitable for small kitchen spaces, Ardent Herbal products are small enough to fit on top of your countertop or can be stored away in the cabinet or drawer. Prices start at $260 and can be found at

Cure Crate

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This premium, curated CBD subscription box service provides personalized CBD wellness experiences. First, customers take a brief quiz to assess their unique needs, and from there, founders Alexandra Mulconnery and Sean Wynn begin curating the perfect box. Cure Crate works on a dual platform of wellness advocacy and social justice. With each purchase, proceeds go towards The Last Prisoner Project, a non-profit organization working toward clemency and creating comprehensive reentry programs for cannabis offenders. With three different subscription boxes to choose from, Cure Crate starts at $49.99 per month and can be purchased at

A Kids Company

Because it’s never too early to begin having challenging conversations with your children, A Kids Company is a Black-owned kids media company that creates books, podcasts, and classes for youth of all ages. Each book touches on various issues, from racism and mental health to diversity and self-love. The classes focus on courage, authenticity, and discovering your passion. Book prices start at $14.95, and classes are $9.99 per month. Visit to learn more.

Upful Blends

This holistic wellness brand creates tea blends and more to help build immunity, provide greater mental clarity, and guide the body to optimal wellness. Each blend is hand-mixed and made with non-irradiated and natural herbs tested for heavy metals, E-coli, and yeast. For this year’s holiday season, Upful Blends is offering two different holiday kits, including some of their most popular tea blends. Such as Food for the Blood, Mucus Cleanse, and Stinging Nettle. Holiday kits start at $93.33 can be found at

Contributing Writer Racquel Coral is a national lifestyle writer and journalist based in Chicago, Illinois. Find her on all social media platforms @withloveracquel.