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Celebrating Black Creativity: A Gift Guide for Black History Month

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February is Black History Month! It's a perfect time to celebrate and support the incredible talents of Black creators across various industries. From skincare to home decor and fashion, there is a lots of innovative and inspiring work to explore. These brands are all loved by the Mom’s behind hope&plum and will be loved by you, too! Whether shopping for yourself, your little one, or a friend, these are some incredibly talented creators to highlight. Enjoy this Black History Month Gift Guide!

Naturally London

Naturally London gift guide
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Naturally London is all things skin! Featuring minimal, clean ingredients and focusing on nourishing your skin. Not only are their products amazing, but their mission is too. All products are made in the US by veterans, while also focusing on sustainability within their company. Many of their products are bottled in glass, and items are shipped with 100% recyclable materials. You can shop their products here:

Dynasty George

Dynasty George Black History Month Gift Guide
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Dynasty George features a *stunning* collection of dresses, accessories, matching mommy + me, and more! The creator behind the brand, Dynasty Casanova was raised by 4 woman who, she says, inspired her personal style incredibly. Her pieces are perfectly feminine – oh, and bump friendly! Check them out here!

Ozznek Shoes

Ozznek Shoes Black History Month Gift Guide
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“Stylish, Barefoot & Zero drop Footwear for Little Fashionistas” Ozznek has the cutest little pairs of shoes for kiddos 6 mo - 5 years! With washable soles and their lightweight design, they are the perfect intro pair of shoes for your child – not to mention the zero drop design which is great for strengthening the muscles in your child's feet. Pro tip straight from the website: “removable soles keeps the dirt off your clothes while babywearing.” A girl after our own heart! Shop her amazing shoes here:

Sunny & Ted

Sunny & Ted Black History Month Gift Guide
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After creator Jasmine was unable to find a santa mug in a skin color that looked like hers, she decided to embark on a journey of creating one herself. Now her line of home goods includes mugs, cups, plates, coloring pages & more including adorable holiday prints and seasonal drops. You can shop those here:

Oak + Oli

Oak + Oli Black History Month Gift Guide
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We love the simple but unique designs of Oak + Oli’s clothing! From sweet seasonal drops, to cute day to day tees, they’ve got it all. Sizes go from 3mo - 8T. "Here at OAK + OLI, I believe it is important for all children to know they belong. Whether that’s through bold statements, or seeing themselves represented in simple designs.” – Owner & Mom, Hannah

Grab your own here:

Bobbi Made This

Bobbi Made This Black History Month Gift Guide
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We LOVE a good pair of earrings here at hope&plum and we are feeling the funky, bold, one-of-a-kind earrings that Bobbi Made. These gorgeous pieces will add fun and color to any outfit, and are handcrafted pieces of art! Shop here:

Kido Chicago

Black Owner Keewa Nurullah inside of Kido Chicago Black History Month Gift Guide
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An award-winning kid's boutique in Chicago's South Loop, Kido focuses on representation and inclusivity! The owners, Keewa and Amanda are both Black Wall Street descendants and built Kido with the hope of keeping their family legacy alive. Support their beautiful vision here:

By purchasing from Black-owned businesses and investing in the talents of the wonderful humans featured above, we contribute to a more equitable and inclusive world. Next time you’re looking for a gift consider one of the amazing creators above! 

Happy Gifting!

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