Long Islanders have officially hit the holiday season! This means people will be lining up in stores to buy their loved ones gifts, or will be COVID-safe and buy all their gifts online this year. Because of the effects of the pandemic, small businesses have suffered economic loss.
So, here’s our top 10 small minority-owned businesses to support and get your gifts from this year.
If you need to shop for some little ones this year, this is the perfect spot. Cozy N Cute Kids is Black and female-owned and has 20% off their website right now. They sell clothes from ages zero to two for boys and girls. If you’re not sure which cute design to pick, you can also purchase a gift card from the site.
If you know someone with a business, you might want to purchase a service from Blue Surge. They are a marketing company that provides helpful services to businesses. Some of the services include creating and improving websites, content writing, designing logos and graphics and marketing consultations.
3) Somatic Massage Therapy and Spa
Located in Floral Park in Nassau County, Somatic provides a range of services to help your loved ones relax during these stressful times. They offer a range of services besides massages. They can even come to your home and give massages, pain treatment using cold laser therapy and non-traditional body wraps through steam therapy detox. They also have gift cards for your loved ones if you can’t choose a treatment.
Mellow Vibe Candles sells all-things serenity. Besides soy candles, this online business is known for their sage bundles, in which you burn to create a peaceful and beautifully scented home. This Black-owned business also sells body butters and wax melts. They also have sales right now and holiday gift bundles. If you want to even make it personal, they also make custom candles.
If jewelry is on someone’s holiday list this year, this is the right stop for you. Pretty Little This N That offers simplistic and bold arrays of jewelry. The Black and female-owned business also sells accessories like sunglasses, scarfs, hats and purses. There is free shipping being offered for subscribers to their website and everything is on sale currently.
6) Tee Chérie
You can’t go wrong with giving someone clothes, a basic necessity, this holiday season. Tee Chérie sells clothes for men, women and children that embrace Carribean culture. Being Haitian-owned, all of their designs connect with the culture somehow. They sell an array of pieces from shirts and hoodies to hats, onesies and fanny packs.
For anyone who works out excessively, they tend to get sore and have plenty of knots. Buying a massage gun or muscle stimulator from Titan Max Pro will make sure people can relax in a healthy and safe manner. There are different types of models ranging from max pro, sport and lite for the massage gun. If you can’t afford to pay for the whole thing, you can purchase a gift card from the website.
Slime has been a trendy toy in the past few years for little ones. Diadem by Arie is a Black woman and girl-owned business that creates an array of handmade slimes for kids. A six-year-old invented the concept and adults are helping her make her dream come true. They are also being COVID-safe by making their slime in small batches and slime is 50% off right now.
Located in Nassau County, this Black and female-owned business sells women’s clothing and accessories for all sizes. Their clothes range from casual days to fancy nights out. They also have a physical store in West Hempstead. They are offering free shipping on orders over $50 in the U.S. In addition, Black culture is represented through their patterns as well.
If someone you love has a big sweet tooth or coffee addiction, you can give them some fresh goods from this Black-owned cafe. Grand-Mére is based in Baldwin in Nassau County. You can go in person to get your loved one a fresh gift, or order online. They also sell accessories online like masks and aprons. Grab some holiday spiced sugar cookies, a sweet potato pie or any other baked goods.