Shopping small is a great way to show that you care about independent makers and the unique work that they do. Etsy is the place to find all sorts of amazing creations, and they’ve recently highlighted some incredible Black-owned businesses on their platform. From jewelry to artwork to gardening, there is no shortage of creative things to own and give as gifts.
If you're looking for a unique gift for him, Kingsley Leather is a great choice. Shop owner Kingsley Thompson creates belts, cardholders, key fobs, and more that are crafted from soft leather—and buyers are raving about how great they are. Kel Cadet of R-Ki-Tekt also sells leather goods, but with a twist. She hand-paints carry-alls and cord keepers with her colorful artwork featuring abstract patterns and leaves. They pack the small objects with personality, and they'll be something you cherish for years to come.
Scroll down for more Black-owned Etsy shops selling unique creative goods and get inspired by the incredible work of these Black creatives.
Check out 12 Black-owned Etsy shops selling creative goods of all kinds.
Based in London, Natalie Maninma is the creative mind behind Bespoke Binny. This shop is known for its African-inspired handmade homeware. Maninma uses colorful fabrics and wax prints to create beautiful lampshades, throw pillows, blankets, and aprons for both adults and kids.
Tal & Bert
If you're into industrial decor with flair, Tal & Bert‘s concrete geode planters are for you. The line has also expanded to include soy candles in a wide variety of colors to match your interior.
Lou Lou Art Studio
Jemma Morris of Lou Lou Art Studio has been an artist for as long as she can remember. “I am inspired by nature, bold color, and my multicultural background,” she writes. Her art prints, as well as her original work, reflect this in abstract portraiture and swirling paintings.
Artist Emma Hall, aka Emma Make, creates colorful artwork to brighten your life. Her shop includes physical prints and greeting cards, as well as tote bags, scarves, and blankets that showcase animals, florals, and landscape scenes.
Kel Cadet of R-Ki-Tekt is passionate about color and travel and uses those to inform her handcrafted accessories. Minimalist patterns and bold colors are part of her wallets and passport covers as well as large wooden beaded jewelry.
The Pink Locket
The Pink Locket is centered around a single goal: to help women feel great about how they look. “We envision the phrase ‘exude effortless inner beauty,’” they write, and their minimalist designs are created from a variety of metals including brass, copper, gold-filled, and titanium. In addition to wearables, their jewelry dishes—emblazoned with phrases like “Today I Will Slay”—will help you conquer every day.
Based in New Jersey, Kindred Essence is a Black and female-owned small business that sells fragrant soy candles, organic soaps, and body butters. Indulging in one of their products is a great way to improve your self-care routine while supporting their business.
Nom worked in the fashion industry for twelve years before embarking on her own creative journey. Using weaving and macrame, she creates wall hangings and other home decor items that add cozy chic style to your space.
What started as a craft to take Kingsley Thompson away from his computer screen has turned into a full-time business called Kingsley Leather. His work features a variety of leather goods you can use on a daily basis.
Ashley Alexis McFarlane is the woman behind Omi Woods, and she creates contemporary heirlooms informed by the African diaspora. “Omi Woods jewelry is intended to be worn everyday,” she writes, “gifted for special occasions and passed down to future generations so its meaning can live on for generations to come.” Her earrings, necklaces, and pendants are all ethically and individually handmade.
The Heart Department
The Heart Department creates wooden displays for your home, office, and special events. Combining natural wood with accent color blocking, these pieces feel rustic while contemporary and applicable in so many places in your life—from the bookshelf to your coffee table to a wedding.
Made By Rheal
If you love concrete housewares, head to Made By Rheal’s shop. Featuring an array of concrete products—including a wide selection of sleek coasters—some of the most striking pieces are pairs of hands that come in a variety of colors. They are a statement-making catchall dish!
Gardening can be daunting if you’re a beginner and/or an apartment dweller. Hortiki Plants makes sustainable gardening simple with their eco-friendly kits. One kit includes everything you need to start growing your organic herb garden, including the biodegradable pots, seeds, and a misting bottle.
Dorcas Magbadelo is the designer behind Dorcas Creates whose shop features stationery, enamel pins, and prints, all created with bold prints and beautiful colors. “I'm passionate about creating work that people can identify with,” she writes. “My artwork celebrates the beauty and strength of Black women in particular.”
Sweet Home Alberti
Casey Alberti started her journey as a creator in 2020, when she started making macramé to spruce up her interior. That passion has evolved into Sweet Home Alberti, where she sells colorful macrame plant hangers, coasters, and jewelry. If you want to try your own hand at this fiber art, Alberti even sells DIY macrame patterns.
mind the cork
Mind the cork is your go-to shop for everything made from cork. Whether you are looking for a planter, desk organizer, or vegan leather wallet, there's plenty to choose from.