Just because we can’t be physically with our loved ones doesn’t mean that we can’t perform nice gestures and acts of kindness to let them know that they’re still on our minds. Thanks, in large part to the post office, we can still send people things even if we can’t be there to physically give it to them.
And in these uncertain and often depressing times, the idea of someone thinking about you can be extremely comforting.
A lot of us are even more conscious about how we’re spending our money these days. We want to make sure that we’re investing in people and institutions that align with our interests.
If you’re interested in people and companies that uplift Black people, then you should check out Bifties Gifts.
The idea for Bifties started in 2016, when its founder participated in a secret Santa gift exchange. The only criteria for the exchange was that all products had to be purchased from a business owned by a person of color.
Four years later, the idea was remixed with the slogan, “giving Black and giving back.”
In addition to supporting businesses with the purchase, 5% of each purchase is donated to a organization doing work in the Black community.
Check out some of Biftie’s offerings on the following pages.
Being asked to stand next to someone on their wedding day is an honor. And being a bridesmaid will usually require a significant commitment. If you’re a bride who wants to let your friends know how much you appreciate them for their service, this bridesmaid box might be a nice way to do so.
This box includes a candle, shea butter, bridesmaid socks, lip balm and more all from Black owned businesses.
If one of the women in your life is getting ready to birth a tiny bundle of joy, this baby box will be sure to put a smile on her face in what can be a scary time. This box includes a Dear Mama onesie from Mini Kid Flex, referencing Tupac’s hit song. It also includes,
Gentle Cleanser Natural Body Wash by Darlyng & Co., “Please, baby, Please” board book by Spike and Tonya Lee, a wooden rattle, and an Oh Baby! greeting card by Aya Paper Co.
If you don’t want to send a whole gift box. But would rather send an individual item, you can’t go wrong with jewelry. These Mood earrings are the perfect dainty, little statement.
This lightweight bangle is a beautiful, understated piece you can wear everyday.
When our offices open back up, let your coworkers know that you and your people are nothing to play with while you sip your morning tea.
If you’re quarantined with more than a few people or know someone who is, you might want to grab this Rhyme Antics game to help you pass the time and bond along the way. This game is perfect for that cousin of yours who swears she can freestyle. You can see how skilled she really is with this interactive vocabulary game.
In the absence of beauticians and salons a lot of us are giving our hair the tender loving care it needs ourselves. Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. This oil will get you started on the right path.
Doing your own nails? These colors designed specifically to flatter skin tones of people of color will have people thinking you snuck out and went to the shop.
This tea infuser slowly allows sugar, honey and other additives to make your tea that sweet and satisfying experience you deserve.
There are tons more gifts on the site, head to Bifties.com to see what you can see.