It’s that time of year again. The malls and stores are packed with people doing their last bit of holiday and Christmas shopping. Whether you’ve put off your shopping because you dislike the crowds or there’s someone on your list that you never know what to get them, don’t worry – we got you!
Here are some Black girl magic gift ideas from local Black woman-owned businesses in Austin. Any of these would be perfect for the Queen on your list.
The Affirmation Card Deck from Grow Your Lovespace
In business since March 2015, Grow Your Lovespace owner Melanie Holst-Collins wanted to create a platform that offered safe spaces for people to experience organic personal and spiritual growth.
Grow Your Lovespace focuses on reminding people that you can have such an enriching life when you root into your human experience with intention.
At the core of Grow Your Lovespace, Holst-Collins facilitates:
Yoga In Color (sacred space for women + men of color)
Sacred Feminine Yoga (sensual sacred space for women)
Yoga Off The Mat (sacred space for shifting the perspective of Yoga)
In addition to all her other amazing offerings, Holst-Collins has recently released a new product: an affirmation card deck.
Stunning Jewelry from Hawkins Bucklew™ Jewelry Designs
Hawkins Bucklew™ Jewelry Designs was started 5 years ago by founder and CEO Sheila Hawkins-Bucklew.
As a Black woman and business owner, Hawkins-Bucklew says her passion to empower undeserved women inspired her to launch her company.
Hawkins Bucklew™ Jewelry Designs offers designed and handcrafted women’s ethos-chic jewelry, which includes limited-edition ear, arm, and neckpieces. Customers absolutely love the Infinity Collection Dangling Hoop Earrings.
For the perfect holiday gift, Hawkins Bucklew™ Jewelry Designs recommends The Chantel Earring, which are Sterling Silver Earrings with Black Spinel Baguettes and Swarvorski Crystal Drops.
You can grab them or any other gorgeous piece from HawkinsBucklew.com or by appointment at the showroom located at 3800 N. Lamar.
Don’t forget to follow Hawkins Bucklew™ Jewelry Designs on Facebook and Instagram.
Upscale Clothing with Style and “Tude” from Altatudes
Alta Y. Alexander opened her upscale women’s boutique, Altatudes, in September 2017.
As the first African-American owned upscale women’s boutique opened in the city, Altatudes is located in the heart of historic East Austin.
Alexander said the store allows her to live her dream and encourage others to embrace and expand their own “tude,” her term for style.
The business space itself was a gift from her husband on Valentine’s Day, and she’s been running her business ever since.
Altatudes offers modern designs threaded together with traditional tailoring. She provides gorgeous apparel accompanied by excellent and personable customer service. Additional services include personal styling and individual wardrobe consulting.
Beyond style, a core part of Altatudes is giving back. Through Altatudes Hearts and Handbags® give back initiative, Alexander encourages confidence and self-esteem in young women.
One of the holiday favorites this year is the cashmere Amberleaf coat. These beautiful coats come in a multitude of vivid colors that add a pop to any wardrobe, and are designed by a talented mother-daughter design team right here in Austin.
Be sure to visit the boutique in the heart of East Austin at 1717 E 12th St. Learn more online and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
For the Big Ballers, Platitum Tickets for the Michelle Obama Becoming Tour
Michelle Obama will be visiting Austin on February 28, 2019 as a part of her Becoming book tour. She’ll be at the Frank Erwin Center that Thursday at 8pm.
All of the tickets sold out in one day. However, if you’re a big spender, there are still Premium Tickets available ranging from $1050 – $1500. This extravagant gift will leave no doubt as to who is the first lady in your life! Get tickets here.