Steph and Julie from Afro Leads (@afro_leads) are here to highlight black excellence in the UK. This article provides gift ideas from black-owned businesses that would make ideal presents for your loved ones – we love each brand and we hope you will too!

With everyone looking forward to the relaxing of restrictions in the UK, the key date we all seem to be focusing on is 12th April! From this date, not only will we be able to host up to six friends and family in our gardens but all non-essential shops will reopen, we can go back to the gym and socialise in beer gardens!

With this in mind, we thought it would be helpful to shine a light on black owned businesses and brands that could enhance your time over the coming weeks.

It’s our mission to lead our followers to a wide range of UK black owned businesses and to shine a light on black British culture – check us out on @afro_leads.


Why not treat yourself or a loved one to some new gear for the gym, head over to Tyna for their “joyful and audacious” confidence building activewear.

Chilli Chop Co/@chillichopco

Having a “party of 5” round in your garden you say? Spice up proceedings with the delicious African inspired sauces and chutney from @chillichopco.

Pieces of Me UK/@PiecesOfMeUK.puzzles

Time, energy and enthusiasm for one more puzzle? Try one from @PiecesOfMeUK.puzzles – these diverse and representative puzzles are a fun and important educational tool which when completed can be admired for days in the handy frame it comes in.

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Not wanting to leave the adults out- why not consider purchasing a modern African-inspired craft kit to bring out your creative side.


One for yourself or your guests – the London-inspired scents of these luxury products for hand, bath and body care is insane! Truly indulgent and delightful for the senses!


We love Devacci, a fashion brand that really represents the future of high end luxury loungewear. They are a fusion of “fashion and technology” and have a large offering for male, female and children too. Perfect for any social gathering!

Vicky’s Kitchen/@VickKitch

We cannot wait to have restriction compliant BBQs… and host our inner circle of 6 with a variety of BBQ favourites all coated with Vicky’s Kitchen’s delicious Caribbean inspired sauces. Whether you like naturally smoky BBQ sauce or a spicier scotch bonnet flavour, this is a must have!

Knots UK/@Knots_UK

Whether you are approaching your long awaited hair appointment or you are 100% loving having your natural hair out, we would recommend accessorising with the beautiful head wraps. We think they are perfect as a statement headpiece or to wear casually.


We really love the variety and the ethics behind this hair accessories brand. Whether you are looking for wigs, weaves, pony tails or clip ins, they truly have you covered. Have a look at their collection, they have a great selection that are vegan and cruelty free too.

Knits and Bobs/@knitsandbobs

We all know the English weather can be somewhat unpredictable, so we love the stylish knitted accessories from Knits and Bobs. Each item is hand knitted by founder Kireen – what a fab statement piece to add to any social outdoor gathering.

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