Last minute gifts? Buy an e-gift card from a small, POC-owned business

We’ve all been there -- procrastinating on holiday shopping, until it’s already the 23rd of December and you’re unsure whether the thing you ordered online is going to get to your friends and family on time.

The good thing is, no matter how close we get to the holidays, you can still show your love while supporting small businesses owned by people of color by: buying an e-gift card!

5 benefits of buying a gift card from a small, POC-owned business:

  1. It’s fast, easy, and contactless -- you can get e-gift cards delivered straight to any inbox within seconds, so you never have to worry about shipping times or wrapping. This is especially useful now, given all the shipping delays associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. You can help keep a small business afloat, as the gift card commits a certain amount of money to be spent at the business.

  3. It takes the guesswork out of gift giving, as the receiver gets the freedom to choose what they want.

  4. Gift cards can help you stay within your gift giving budget.

  5. You can include a personal message with your gift card, giving each card a special touch no matter where you are.

In fact, all of the businesses listed on our website have e-gift cards, making it easy for you to deliver something nice to someone’s inbox right on time.

Here are some more of our favorites:

Auda B Beauty

Black-owned vegan nail care brand that values and fosters diversity, inclusion and empowerment of beauty for everyone. Their “gel-like” formula creates long lasting wear.

Cloth & Paper

Black-owned stationery shop changing the game of planning through minimal design and luxe finishings.

One Stripe Chai

South Asian-owned masala chai concentrates and blends hand-crafted in Portland, OR.

Urban Wanderlust

Latinx-owned handmade company from Queens, New York, with travel inspired fragrances individually handcrafted to spark your olfactory senses.

8th Generation

Eighth Generation is a Seattle-based art and lifestyle brand owned by the Snoqualmie Tribe, providing a strong, ethical alternative to “Native-inspired” art and products through its artist-centric approach and 100% Native designed products.

Karen Jai Home

Black-owned luxe home accessories boutique for the design-obsessed. Find pillows, dinnerware, candles, and more.

Wishing you a lovely holiday season and let’s continue to build a more diverse and inclusive economy, while strengthening relationships and spreading joy!

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