Supporting Black Artists during Black History Month
By Ava Shaffer
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, you may be searching for some unique and beautiful places to buy a special gift. Whether it’s a gift for Galentine’s Day, your lover, or yourself, it’s always a great idea to shop from small businesses if you’re able to.
It’s also Black History Month, and while it is important to celebrate and support black artists and business owners every month of the year, we are going to highlight some black-owned shops to buy from this Valentine’s season.
Etsy, an e-commerce website that boosts small businesses, is promoting a special offer to celebrate black-owned shops on their platform. If you use a Mastercard on a $35 or more purchase from a shop under their “Black History Month” tab, you'll receive a $10 Etsy credit!
Let’s get started with our top 10 Black Owned Etsy Sellers!
Kadeja Liggan’s shop, KLigg, is a Black female owned print shop that specializes in art that inspires women of color. From stickers, to bookmarks, to greeting cards, this beautiful shop features empowering and gorgeous art.
Courtesy of KLigg’s Etsy
Boutique DeBandeaux is a trendy hair accessory store that focuses on accessories for thick, curly and natural hair. Brightly colored headbands, scrunchies and sleep bonnets can be found in this fun and vibrant seller.
Courtesy of BoutiqueDeBandeaux’s Etsy
Are you looking for unique and eye-catching earrings to spice up any outfit? If so, then Meena Osei-Kuffour’s Vintage Royalty may be your next favorite seller. These one-of-a-kind fashionable earrings are sure to make any outfit pop. This seller is even offering a 15 percent discount on the entire shop all month long!
Courtesy of VintageRoyalty’s Etsy
Based in LA, Sidney Shanae’s store SidneyShanaeCompany sells stunning press-on nails in all different styles and aesthetics. These sets can range in size and shape, so you are sure to get the perfect nails for you. They also sell chic face masks and reusable bags.
Courtesy of SidneyShanaeCompany’s Etsy
What says Valentine’s Day better than taking a long bath with a relaxing candle burning? And then putting on some aromatic shea butter on afterwards? Daisy Kimbro can definitely help you with this calming fantasy with her Etsy shop Aromaology. Aromaology offers countless candles, room sprays, body butters, and more. They even have specific gift sets for Valentine’s Day!
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Andrea George’s Etsy shop, GodlyGorgeous is a great place for stationery, inspirational shirts and art prints. The adorable notepads from this shop will surely make anybody motivated for the day ahead, so check out this store!
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If you’ve been searching for the perfect art print or tote bag look no further! Karina Daniel Parris’s shop LovelyEarthlings is your place to go. With such a distinct and delightful art style, this shop has the cutest cards and prints for Valentine’s Day.
Courtesy of LovelyEarthlings’s Etsy
Since we are still living in a pandemic, we have to wear masks quite often. So why not have cute face masks while keeping yourself and others safe? Lolita K’s Etsy shop LolaLovesIt sells tons of different facemasks, each hand-crafted with a unique style.
Courtesy of LolaLovesIt’s Etsy
MadeByRheal is a seller that specializes in elegant hand-made pottery. From ring holders, to catchalls, the selection of minimalist pottery is impressive, with over 100 listings on their shop. There are tons of options to look through with this store.
Courtesy of MadeByRheal’s Etsy
A finalist of Etsy Jewelry Design Awards 2020, OmiWoods is a beautiful store that sells fine crafted jewelry, with a very sophisticated and graceful aesthetic. The jewelry sold through this shop could be the perfect Valentine’s gift for that special someone.
Courtesy of OmiWoods’s Etsy