Welcome to the Georgie xoxo Whimsical 2020 Gift Guide!
Over the next few posts, I’m excited to bring you a variety of whimsical treasures that are from a variety of breathtaking small businesses and individuals.
Today we’re starting with Black-Owned businesses and I know you’re going to love them as much as I do. Enjoy enchanted soul! Please be sure to let me know what products and businesses you love in the comments below.
The Pretty Spirits
The co-founders of Pretty Spirits are Christine Deloatch and Lauren Brewer who are spiritual practitioners residing in Los Angeles, California. Alongside sharing their intuitive gifts with the world, they have also self-published a line of Oracle Cards, called ‘Truth Decks’ and also sell a bespoke collection of spiritually inspired goods for those looking to enhance the positive energy of their daily routines.
Self Made Candles
Founder Ricki of Selfmade Candle was once a global events manager and often picked a candle as her essentials as she travelled for business. Ricki believes that having scents around you that are familiar to you, and remind you of positive experiences, can keep you going even in the darkest of times.
During the Covid pandemic, Ricki wanted to keep this going, and as she was unable to purchase the artisan candles she loved in-store; she made them herself!
You can now purchase the stunning Selfmade Candle range from Ricki, as well as DIY Kits! Perfect for the candle lover and crafty pal combined.
Yemaya Santeria Body & Bath
Beautiful Shaheen is a gorgeous soul I connected with on an INFP Facebook Group. Shaheen is also the creator of ‘Yemaya Santeria Body & Bath’, an exquisite luxury bath salt brand, combining rose petals and crystals for the most sensual of soaks.
Shaheen’s handmade luxury bath products are all created in Birmingham, UK, and are beautiful for yourself or your loved ones. Please DM Shaheen for orders.
How gloriously whimsy is this enchanted mix? Created by Indulgence Spa, a handmade bath company in the USA, this is such a gorgeous stocking filler either for you or your loved ones.
This whipped creamy shower cream is what your skin will crave this winter packed full of luxurious oils and a scent of your choice from velvety Neroli, to soothing Lavender to tropical Coconut.
When I went to the Caribbean I purchased so many beautiful handmade dolls and I just know that this adorable Black Rag Doll would make a wonderful gift for your little girl, sister, or yourself, to celebrate the beautiful African culture.
This prettiest doll is meticulously handcrafted from her embroidered facial details to her dress that is made from a 100% Cotton African Wax Print in a gorgeous pink and gold colour, and finished with a traditional African hairstyle of Bantu Knots.
516 Nail Polish
516 Polish (Five Sixteen) is the UK’s first indie nail polish brand championing swatch diversity to celebrate and inspire women of colour, with deeper skin tones.
516 Polish is also vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic and individually handmade in the United Kingdom.
I’m a huge gel-nails fiend so I adore the shade ‘Sweetie’. Fancy doing your own gel nails at home and can’t get to a salon? I absolutely adore their pink Nail Lamp for that long-lasting salon finish from home.
M.A.D Kollection is a ready-to-wear and custom design clothing brand for men, women, and children who create modern, chic, and unique styles using African print fabrics.
The name M.A.D is an abbreviation for ‘Meet the adventurous designer’ and their clothing is inspired by the idea of creating modern and western styles using African print fabrics.
I’m head over heels in love with this handmade off the shoulder African print dress in vivid hot pink and royal blue. It can be worn by itself or with jeans, shorts or a skirt. I so wish I had a trip booked to look forward to wearing it!
Tabitha Bianca Brown: The Pair A Birds
I adore the illustrations and prints by the ridiculously talented Tabitha Brown.
Her bright, vibrant and colourful art creations are of women and children enjoying, nature, life, and sunshine and bathing in their divinity.
This particular illustration is part of her horoscope series and is my fellow Sagittarius on the go! I love how Tabitha encapsulates the wanderlust of my star sign, with her bags packed for another adventure!
How gorgeous are these enchanted stunning black owned businesses? Is there anything else you’re going to either treat yourself to or a loved one? Please show every single one all your support in any way you can.
If you can, please also read my post called ‘Impact Over Intention’. It contains many important petitions and ways you can support the lives of BIPOC.
Wishing you a beautiful festive season full of all the traditions and things that you hold dear.