2021 MKE Black Holiday Gift Guide

50+ Holiday Gift Ideas from Milwaukee Area Black Owned Businesses

With the holidays right around the corner it’s time to shop for the perfect gifts. Milwaukee’s Black businesses offer a variety of gifts, from food to clothing to home goods, that will please anyone on your shopping list. We’ve compiled a list of 50+ Black businesses (with in person and online shopping options) to get you started!

Jump to: Clothing & Accessories, Coffee & Drinks, Food, Home Goods & Décor, Novelties, Wellness, Experiences

Clothing & Accessories

Cream City Print Lounge

A social t-shirt design experience perfect for birthdays, dates, corporate events, private parties, and more.

< Milwaukee Skyline Hoodie, $39.99

Doc and Jugg Clothing

Trendsetting, upscale boutique.

< Avenue George V Rhinestone Hoodie, $100

FineVines4U

FineVines4U exists to build confidence in everyday people by promoting and enhancing their personal styles. The store offers a wide selection of quality, affordable, products that make everyday styling effortless.

< Sweater Halter, $42

Mari’s Statement Collective

Unique, trendy statement jewelry & accessories for women and children, with prices to fit any fashionista’s budget.

< Kimberly Earrings, $5.98

NL Suits

Wardrobe consulting, made to measure fittings, suits, sport-coats and dress shirts.

  • Dress Shirt, $95

Sneex

Upscale sneaker and clothing boutique for men, women, and children.

  • < Dr. Martens x Atmos Tarik Zip Boot, $120

Queen’s Closet

Gently used clothing boutique. Proceeds go towards the Grateful Girls organization, which provides skills to young women who survived human trafficking.

  • Clothing, Purses, Accessories, various prices

Coffee, Tea & Drinks

Jamaican Fair Trade

100% Blue Mountain Coffee to the Midwest.

  • < Blue Mountain Coffee (2.5oz), $8

MKEing Coffee

Roasted, packaged and private label coffee products.

  • < Sherman Parker Espresso (8oz), $9

Outwoken Tea

Outwoken tea supports small tea farms because we support families! All of our packaging has a ZERO WASTE factor. When you support Outwoken tea you support families, global economic growth, and most of all a greener future!

  • < Kenyan Sunrise Tea, $22

Style Pop Cafe

Style Pop Cafe brings the innovative, productive and resourceful energy of a coffee shop into people’s own private spaces.

  • < 4oz Sample Bag, $4.50

Swaye’ Tea

Tea room with holistic health goods.

  • < Hibiscus Mint Tea (2oz), $7

Taste of Lindsay Heights

A carryout café featuring cuisine from local food entrepreneurs. Owned and operated by Walnut Way.

  • < Kyric’s Lemonade – Pink, Blue, Classic
  • Aunt Manda’s Beverages – Ginger Beer, Pineapple Ginger, Orange Strawberry
  • GLDN HNY Juice & Co. – Fresh Pressed Juices, Ginger Elixirs, Sea Moss Gels, various prices

Food

Bougie Berries

Homemade desserts, with alcoholic options.

<Pudding Cups, Cupcakes, , Dipped Strawberries, various prices

Crumbles Confectionery

Whiskey infused gourmet cookies. Available at Outpost and Total Wine.

<  Hemingway – Whiskey and Toffee Cookies, $9

FortuNuts

A collection of savory nuts for people who like a snack different from the usual chips and cookies.

< Classic Almonds (1/2 lb), $9

A Goodman’s Desserts

A Goodman’s Desserts creates delicious, scratch made desserts from treasured family recipes. Our specialties are varieties of Good Bread Pudding, Good Butter and Lemon Cookies and Good Lemon Pound Cake.

< A Good Glazed Butter Cookie (12), $35

Goody Gourmets

Delicious gourmet popcorn and chocolate goodies.

< Hull-less Caramel and Cheese Puffs, $3.75

Sherman Phoenix

Sherman Phoenix provides space for Black businesses to house cultural, food, and wellness services.

  • < Lush Popcorn – Strawberries and Cream, $7.50
  • Confectionately Yours – Brownie, $2
  • Emmanuel’s Mix – The Mix (9oz), $9.99
  • Funky Fresh – Frozen Buffalo Chicken + Kale Spring Rolls (6), $14.99

Sherry’s Chicago Style Butter Cookies

Delicious butter cookies.

< Butter Style Cookies, $5

Taste of Lindsay Heights

A carryout café featuring cuisine from local food entrepreneurs. Owned and operated by Walnut Way.

  • < Rum Cakes by Paula – Rum Cakes, Chocolate Cake, Banana Pudding, various prices
  • Kreative Fruitz – Charcuterie Boxes, Fruit Cups, various prices
  • Simple Snacks MKE – Bite Sized Cookies, Big Cookies, Trail Mix, various prices

Home Goods & Décor

BC Modern

Auction house for Mid Century Modern and eclectic furniture and antiques.

Mid-Century Modern Furniture and Décor, various prices

BeElegant Designs

Home and office décor murals, drawings, screen prints, woodcuts, sewn pieces and digital art and design.

< Passion Yellow – Deeply In Love Pillow, $30

Greenwood Park Gallery and Framing

Custom framing and African American art gallery and store.

African American artwork, various prices

Konkada

Unique handcrafted tribal & upscale designs, including lamps, pillows, covers, and more.

< Milwaukee New Skyline Table Lamp, $135

R Vintage N More

Mid-century modern and antique furniture, and estate services.

Mid-Century Modern Furniture and Décor, various prices

Novelties

The Battlebox Video Games

A video game store specializing in games, toys, anime, and tournaments.

  • Video Games, various prices

Black Royale Tea

Black Royale Tea honors and celebrates the African American Tea Culture through product reviews, tea tours, live interviews, and tea accessories.

  • < Afternoon Tea in a Box, $66.75

Bronze Box

Gift boxes with products from Black owned businesses across the United States.

  • < Around the Midwest Holiday Box, $54.99

Brush Box

Brush Box is an immersive art experience box , focused on building community and using art as a form of healing. Our most popular product is build your own superhero. In this box you get all the materials and prompt cards that help you create your own unique hero.

  • < Be Bold Splash Pack, $25

Custom Processing Unlimited

CPUnltd is your source for all your laser cutting, engraving, computer building/repair and more. Custom individual/small business orders and bulk/wholesale! Many novelties & gifts!

  • < Wis-Con-Sin Coasters (4), $35

She Slangs Wood

Handmade woodwork gifts.

  • < Shot Skies, $50

Wellness

Bronzeville Collective

Collaborative storefront featuring several local small businesses! Handmade local goods ranging from jewelry, apparel, soaps, candles, body scrubs, etc.

  • FlyBlooms – Wellness Oils, $8
  • Indigo Thyme – Winter Soap, $7
  • Papyrus & Charms – Aromatherapy Diffuser Bracelet, $20

Copper Wings Candle Co.

Candles made with essential oils and coconut wax. Each scent is made in small batches of about 15 and hand poured with love and kindness in hopes to create a cleaner environment for the candle lover in all of us.

< Single AF Candle, $27.95

HoneyBee Sage Wellness

A resource for herbs, medicinal herbal teas, clean body products, metaphysical healing tools and so much more.

Body Scrub, Sage, Honey, various prices

Inik Soap Co.

Fizz-Soap-Hope being handcrafted and created with the passion and creativity instilled in me as a young child by my grandmother and my mother. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

  • < Caramel Coffee Soap, $7

Miles Enterprises

Cologne, with other products coming soon.

  • < 2ËIGHTEEN Frësco, $85

Sherman Phoenix

Sherman Phoenix provides space for Black businesses to house cultural, food, and wellness services.

  • < Underground Makers Market – Butterscotch Baby Soap, $7
  • Underground Makers Market – At Peace Candles, $13
  • Kujichagulia Producer’s Cooperative – Alice’s Garden Body Scrub, $5
  • Kujichagulia Producer’s Cooperative – Scales Family Farm Bath Soak, $7

Experiences

Catch-22 Escape Rooms

You only have so long to escape. Keep your cool, think outside the box, and put your wits to the test in our challenging, immersive escape rooms.

  • Gift Certificate, $29.95

Selfie Hop

Selfie Hop is a selfie photography studio on Milwaukee’s Eastside. Experience fun booths varying in different themes for you to snap some memories!

  • Gift Certificate (age 13+), $16

Vibez Creative Arts Space

Sherman Phoenix provides space for Black businesses to house cultural, food, and wellness services.

  • < Bucks Jersey Kit (Paint at Home), $35