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Motivational Gift Bundles From Black-Owned Businesses

We all need a boost every now and then. When employees give their all day in, day out, sometimes a pat on the back just doesn’t cut it. We all like to feel appreciated and there’s no better way to reward staff for their efforts than a custom bundle of goodies. Actually, scratch that. The ultimate thing to do is a custom bundle of goodies using products sourced from diverse and ethical businesses. So that’s what we did.

In this article, we’re going to look at some amazing gift ideas that have been inspired by Black-owned businesses. With so many interests and hobbies finding something suitable for each member of the team can seem pretty daunting. But don’t worry, DGW Branded has done the hard work for you! We’re confident that we’ve curated some awesome bundles to keep all your employees full of motivation, and you’ll have no difficulty in retention as your top employees will now feel fully appreciated in your company. As a B Corp, we’re fully committed to supporting ethically responsible businesses. That’s why we’ve also created a bundle of motivational gifts filled with eco-friendly products! Alongside this Black-owned business bundle and a gift guide dedicated to supporting women in business, there’s no excuse not to purchase from an ethical and diverse group of products.

But in this guide, we’re going to focus on gift inspiration curated from some of the best Black-owned businesses out there. From a future classic novel to a vibrant bucket hat we’re confident you’ll find the perfect gift here to reward an employee for all their hard work while also doing your bit in supporting a business that truly deserves it.

for the CREATIVE

Pink Flamingo Composition Book

Recycled Plastic Coloring Pens

Black Girl, Call Home

Is there a talented creative designer in your company, or just an employee who can’t even look at colored pens without having an itch to draw? We can all picture that! There’s always someone in our workgroup who doesn’t see a blank piece of paper but instead a place for the imagination to sour with their creativity overflowing with ideas. For staff with artistic flair, we created this bundle of goodies, perfect for scribbling down stories and creating the next masterpiece. 

In this bundle with have a couple of products that we listed from one of the Black-owned businesses we listed in our ‘Our Favorite Black-Owned Business Products’ article. To read exactly why The Lit. Bar: Bookstore & Chill is a Black-owned business you just have to know about – you should check out that page after you’ve finished shopping! 

For this bundle, we’ve selected this awesome pink flamingo composition notebook. Your employee will find it ideal for taking notes and thinking up the next great idea. For inspiration, we also included one of our favorite novels that celebrates Black success. Black Girl, Call Home is a novel we at DGW Branded just can’t put down (sorry, boss). It’s a selection of poems on what it’s like to be Black in America, a poignant exploration into the life of a young Queer Black woman. While the book is pierced with heartbreak it’s filled with joy and can inspire anyone lost in identity.

Completing the bundle, we included this self-care coloring book. We love everything from Liminal 11, a Black-owned stationery company where we found this product. It’s a wonderful way to color Black women, flowers, and patterns. To finish the gift set we had to include these coloring pens. I mean, who can give somebody a coloring book but forget the pens?! While these coloring pens may not be from a Black-owned business, they’re made using recycled plastic so you can still shop and be morally good!

for the FOODIE

Project Pop's Organic Popcorn

Cookie Person Cookbook

Golde - Pure Matcha

Do you want to know the secret to keep morale up and employees fully motivated for the rest of their day? That’s right, food is always key in making sure everyone’s happy. This bundle is something that you can share around your workplace, or for individual employees who really deserve a treat. 

If there’s a budding chef in your team (or just someone who wants to give it a go) a thoughtful gift is salt n sprinkles Cookie Person vegan cookbook. It has lots of suggestions that will tempt even the strictest carnivore into giving veganism a try. Keeping things all-natural we’re also going to pump for another yummy offering from one of our favorite Black-owned businesses, Golde. Pure Matcha is what we’ve included in the bundle. It’s the ‘ultimate superfood’ and is ideal to sprinkle in smoothies and lattes. That instant coffee from your canteen will never taste the same again! 

Because everyone deserves to be treated from time to time, we included Project Pop’s scrumptious organic popcorn as an added treat to this foodie gift bundle. We’ve selected the peppermint variation for something a little different! 

for the BEVERAGE AFICIONADO

McBride Sisters Collection Wine

Blk & Bold Coffee

Stemless Wine Beakers

The holiday season isn’t for everyone. You might have some female employees in your team who might feel nauseous if yet another Christmas song is played in the office! Fantasies about sunbathing in August don’t sound too ludicrous when we’re shivering in our winter coats. This Summer Bundle is for those fashion-conscious women employees who want something a little warmer to look forward to. If you’re reading this in the summer, don’t worry! Just quickly click before they jet off for their summer vacation!

We suggested opting for the Bali Dress when we looked at our ultimate product guide from Míe. While we’re sure you’ll have dedicated employees for life if you buy this incredible dress for your workers, we can’t exactly recommend it for a motivational bundle. For something a little more affordable while still having that wow factor, we’re thinking this Mahe Top is a great option, especially for your female employees who dream of the warm summer sun during the holiday season!

To continue the trend of this Summer Bundle we’re opting for this Bucket Hat by Black-owned fashion brand Dana Scott. It’s bright, it’s neon, and it can really bring some cheer to those who prefer cocktails to snowballs!

To complete the summer fashion parade (even if it is snowing outside) are these ethically-made Quinta Woven Slides by ZouXou. Comfortable and able to be worn with any outfit, your employee won’t be able to wait for August – they’ll put these on immediately and brave the snow between their toes!

for the SUMMER LOVER

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Neon Pink Bucket Hat

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Mahe Top in Black

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Woven Desert Slides

The holiday season isn’t for everyone. You might have some female employees in your team who might feel nauseous if yet another Christmas song is played in the office! Fantasies about sunbathing in August don’t sound too ludicrous when we’re shivering in our winter coats. This Summer Bundle is for those fashion-conscious women employees who want something a little warmer to look forward to. If you’re reading this in the summer, don’t worry! Just quickly click before they jet off for their summer vacation!

We suggested opting for the Bali Dress when we looked at our ultimate product guide from Míe. While we’re sure you’ll have dedicated employees for life if you buy this incredible dress for your workers, we can’t exactly recommend it for a motivational bundle. For something a little more affordable while still having that wow factor, we’re thinking this Mahe Top is a great option, especially for your female employees who dream of the warm summer sun during the holiday season!

To continue the trend of this Summer Bundle we’re opting for this Bucket Hat by Black-owned fashion brand Dana Scott. It’s bright, it’s neon, and it can really bring some cheer to those who prefer cocktails to snowballs! To complete the summer fashion parade (even if it is snowing outside) are these ethically-made Quinta Woven Slides by ZouXou. Comfortable and able to be worn with any outfit, your employee won’t be able to wait for August – they’ll put these on immediately and brave the snow between their toes! 

for the PAMPERED

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Curls Aloe Blueberry Spray

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Beelove Natural Lip Balm

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Frères Branchiaux Candles

There’s an abundance of cosmetic supplies these days, so picking up something to reward your employees should be easy, right? Well… sort of. Lots of these lotions and potions can be life-changers but picking something you know that they’ll love while being a conscious shopper can be tough. In fact, the variety really can be a paradox of choice. With so many options it’s hard to know which products have been tested on animals, harmful for the environment, or made by a shady corporation. 

Thankfully, this Natural Lip Balm by Beelove avoids all three. It’s made using honey and is a great way to help protect your employees’ lips during the winter winds!

We’re not kidding when we say Curls’ Aloe & Blueberry Juice Curl Moisturizer is a real-life changer! Say goodbye to damaged and brittle hair with this certified organic hair formula. 

To continue the pampering, we’re going to add another one of the best products from another of our favorite brands, Frères Branchiaux. To be honest, their candles are so divine you could pop this into any gift bundle to light it up. To really pamper your amazing employees, we’re going to suggest opting for the Vanilla Spice Candle to this gift bundle. Smooth vanilla with undertones of cinamon can guarantee staff return to work relaxed and motivated. The smeller is even sweeter knowing that Frères Branchiaux donates 10% of profits to the homeless.

To wrap it up

We hope that we’ve given you some great ideas on how you can show your love through these wonderful gift bundles. There should be something for everyone to enjoy while being able to support some Black-owned businesses at the same time. If you’ve got some spare change in your office budget, we’ve got two more motivational gift guides that also help support businesses that put ethical business practices above just making a profit. We’ve got similar bundle ideas from businesses that are from women-owned businesses and our top five gift bundles from companies that go the extra mile to protect the planet. 

Many of the businesses that we’ve listed in these lists are, like DGW Branded, B Corps. Us B Corps are legally obligated to take care of the environment, protect our workers, and support our communities. To find out more about how DGW Branded places purpose over profit, check out our ‘about us’ page. While we write these listicles to shine a light on other businesses that care, we do have our own range of products. You can also speak to a DGW Branded expert if you need help with your order.

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