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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Featuring Black-Owned Businesses

Treat your valentine to these vegan gifts from Black-owned businesses!

Cupid’s favorite holiday is right around the corner—we’re talking Valentine’s Day, baby! Whether you’re treating your significant other, best friend, or your fabulous plant-based self, you can celebrate Valentine’s Day with Black History Month at the forefront by selecting vegan gifts from Black-owned businesses. From chocolates and wine to candles and body lotions, we’ve got your gift ideas covered—check out our Black-owned Valentine’s Day gift guide!

Maya’s Cookies

Gourmet Vegan Cookies

Does your valentine have a gourmet sweet tooth? An order of Maya’s Cookies is your ticket to happily ever after. Founded by Maya Madsen in 2015, this San Diego-based bakeshop has been named America’s #1 Black-owned gourmet vegan cookie company. Browse cookie sets such as the Valentine’s Collection and Black History Month Collection or go all out with a recurring cookie subscription.

Maya's Cookies


Plant-Based Skincare

Chocolate clay masks, Sugar body scrubs, and Frosting body butters? Sounds like the perfect gift for this sweet holiday. Plant-based skincare brand, KAIKE, was founded by Keli Smith—entrepreneur and mother of five—with the intention of celebrating skincare with decadent, dessert-inspired products.


Estelle Colored Glass

Luxury Hand-Blown Glassware

Get ready to sip bubbly with your besties from this hand-blown, colored stemware. Choose from a variety of Valentine’s Day-inspired colors, such as blush, rose, and fuchsia. Buying for a less traditional valentine? Go rogue with an emerald-colored glassware set from Estelle Colored Glass to sip from all year long. This luxury, hand-blown glassware company was founded by Stephanie Summerson Hall, and the vintage-inspired pieces were influenced by her grandmother Estelle, the company’s namesake.

Estelle Colored Glass


Ethical Jewelry

Using mobile technology, SOKO connects marginalized Kenyan artists to the global marketplace. This Certified B Corporation uses thoughtfully sourced materials like brass and discarded wood to make beautiful and ethical pieces such as bangle bracelets, hoop earrings, dainty pendant necklaces, and stackable rings. Have someone in mind who will rock these sustainable accessories? Support Kenyan artists with an ethical jewelry purchase this Valentine’s Day!


Good Girl Chocolate

Vegan Chocolate

Life is sweet with Good Girl Chocolate. Treat your partner to a variety of chocolate fudge bars and an assortment of vegan truffles. Next on our Valentine’s Day gift guide, peep Caramel Cake, Almond Praline, and Fudge Cupcake truffles—oh my! Created by Black, naturopathic doctor, Dr. Tabitha, these tasty treats are free from dairy, gluten, and soy and taste delightful for this occasion.

Good Girl Chocolate

Copper Wings Candle Co.

Coconut Wax Candles

Whether you’re shopping for a romantic partner or a single bestie, Copper Wings Candle Co. has just what you need. The Black-owned business features a wide variety of scented coconut wax candles that smell amazing—bee-free candles for the win! Shop fun Valentine’s Day offerings like “We’re Meant To Be” or “Single AF” (a self-care-inspired candle that contains lavender and tea tree essential oils).

Copper Wings Candle Co.

Sip & Share Wines

Artisanal Vegan Wines

Next on our Valentine’s Day gift guide, we’re featuring handcrafted vegan wines from Sip & Share Wines. Celebrate this February holiday with “Love,” the winery’s vegan-friendly white zinfandel. Sip & Share also offers crisp white wines and rich reds, all vegan and handcrafted by Nicole Kearney. After years of sharing wine with friends, Kearney decided to uncork her potential as a winemaker!

Sip & Share Wines

Mented Cosmetics

Cruelty-Free Makeup

Vegan makeup can make a great Valentine’s Day surprise—we suggest pairing with plant-based chocolates and cruelty-free wines. The inclusive cosmetic company, Mented Cosmetics, was created by KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson in an effort to offer cosmetic products that match all skin tones. Not sure where to begin with your gift? Consider putting together a vegan-friendly lipstick trio for your sweetie.


Anja Grommons


Anja is a plant-based dietitian by day and vegan foodie by night. She offers virtual nutrition coaching for vegan and veg-curious clients. Check out her site for coaching services, recipes, and nutrition tips at vegcentricdietitian.com.

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