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  • Writer's pictureAlex Nelson

Last Minute Black Business Holiday Buying Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but not so much for procrastinators. If the Christmas clock has caught you slipping on your holiday purchases, Our 360 News has you covered. So fret not, last minute gift-getters, for we have found 5 awesome Black-owned, Alabama-based businesses to help meet your shopping needs.

Happy Holidays from the staff at Our360 News!

Here’s our list:

The History Consultants

Instagram: @historyforkidz

Perhaps more than any other present, books are the gift that keep on giving. Consider sharing the rich culture and history of Black accomplishment with your young learner this holiday by selecting from Dr. Kimberly Brown-Pellum’s impressive range of Black history books for children.

Black Women Are For Grown Ups (BWAFGU)

Instagram: @stevie_elem

There are a million ways to celebrate the amazing Black women in your life, but this attention grabbing and truth-telling t-shirt may be one of the most simple and beautifully straightforward ways to do so! Created by Alabama’s own Stevona Elem to heighten the visibility and complexity of Black women, BWAFGU is a social and fashion statement appropriate for any time of the year. Order online to get yours this holiday season.

Life Touch Massage

Instagram: @lifetouchal

1223 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Without a doubt, 2020 has been an incredibly stressful year. We all deserve a bit of extra care especially during the holidays. Whether you are going for your own relaxation or giving the gift of relaxation to a loved one, let Lemar Storey, massage therapist and owner of Life Touch Massage in Birmingham, and his staff give your body a boost this Christmas season!

Dark Side Coffee

Instagram: @darksidehsv

2007 Memorial Pkwy NW, Huntsville, AL 35810

For the coffee lover in your life, try the fresh roasts from Dark Side Coffee. The shop is co-owned by Huntsville City Council President Devyn Keith. The health benefits of coffee are well researched, with the added advantage of “staying woke!” Dark Side Coffee shop offers online ordering and will be open until 2pm on Christmas Eve.

Plant Bae

Instagram: @plantbaemgm

175 Lee St, Montgomery, AL 36104

Between Christmas dinners and New Year’s feasts, it can be easy to pack on unwanted weight, but Plant Bae’s delicious selections can keep you from experiencing the dreaded food hangovers that the holidays are known for. Started in early 2020 by Dr. Quebe Bradford and her husband, Mr. Eric Bradford, Plant Bae offers non-meat and non-dairy dining options and is Montgomery’s only fully vegan restaurant.

We hope you found something special for that special someone or maybe even for yourself.


- Our360 News

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