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10 gift ideas we love from BIPOC-owned businesses

Check out the DMZ’s Holiday Gift Guide and support BIPOC business owners this holiday season


Looking for the last gift on your holiday shopping list this year? The DMZ’s Holiday Gift Guide will help you cross off any last minute presents, and support small BIPOC-owned businesses from across Canada!

Here are our top picks for the holiday season that we guarantee will bring a huge smile to your loved ones faces.

Girl Gang Strong

This holiday season, gift the teen in your life Girl Gang Strong’s Christmas holiday gift box! The Girl Gang Strong boxes feature 5-8 specially curated self-love, self-care goodies including skincare products, phone accessories, stationery, and jewelry.

Mahara Mindfulness

Featured on Oprah 2021’s Healthy Living List, and POOSH, the Human Being Journal by Mahara Mindfulness is perfect for the busy go-getter seeking mindfulness practice to help decrease stress and enhance well-being. With guided questions rooted in the fundamental pillars of a happy life, the 12 month guided journal provides a deeper sense of being. Plus, the DMZ community is eligible to receive 15% off!  Use the code ‘DMZ15HBJ’.

Organic Bytes

For the foodie in your life, why not get them a sweet treat from Organic Bytes? Their cakes are free of refined sugars and white flours, making them the perfect zero-guilt option for the holiday season. Plus, they offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free options!

 

It’s Souper

It’s Souper’s afro-fusion gourmet soup and sauce line is the perfect gift to share among food enthusiasts.From meat lover’s chili to vegan roasted carrot and paprika soup, their delicious recipes made with high-quality ingredients have been featured on Dragon’s Den and Go Solo.

New Pie Co.

Give the gift of baked goods this season! Made for pie lovers by pie lovers, New Pie Co. offers handcrafted pies, cinnamon buns, thai iced tea meringue, ube swirl buns, and more. Their mission? Create a memorable pie experience through creative flavours and thoughtful presentations!

Blair and Jack

For the skincare guru on your list, Blair and Jack offers physician-developed skincare products specifically formulated for men. Receive a 10% discount by signing up for their subscription service at checkout!

NeoJuicery

For the health nut on your list, check out NeoJuicery’s cold-pressed, never pasteurized, micronutrient juices. Made with local and organic ingredients sourced from Ontario, their juice packages support fasting goals, boost immunity, reduce inflammation, and are 100% zero waste!

Najj Hair

The perfect gift for any fashionista looking to refresh their look, Naij Hair offers luxury ready-to-wear hair extensions and wigs. Designed for Black women, by Black women, their wigs arrive fully customized and can be heat styled and coloured.

Wabanaki Maple

Authentic indigenous maple syrup, Wabanaki Maple, offers a wide range of maple products that offer a twist on familiar tastes. Their products are naturally refined, offering three signature flavours, each handcrafted and aged in small batches!

Floofy Pooch

Shopping for a pet parent? Check out Floofly Pooch’s dog accessories. From leashes,bandanas, harnesses, collars and more, there’s something for everyone’s furry friend! From now until Christmas, Floofy Pooch is offering 20% off all dog bundles. 

Looking to harness your entrepreneurial spirit in 2022? Applications for the DMZ’s Incubator and Bootcamp programs are now open.

 

Head over to the DMZ’s website for full eligibility requirements and program information

The best techy holidays gifts for entrepreneurs

Finding the right gifts for loved ones can be tough. If you’re stuck on a budget, buying the perfect present — that’s both useful and functional — can seem almost impossible. Thankfully, we’re here to help.

Whether you’re shopping for a banking billionaire or a teenage mogul in the making, these gifts are bound to please. Take a look at our list of top suggestions for $50 or less below.

Camkix universal 3-in-1 camera lens kit
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This affordable kit is the perfect present for entrepreneurs who rely on their camera for professional-looking pictures for both work and play. It’s high-tech band and lenses are compatible with smartphones and tablets and easily sync to Bluetooth so users can share photos wherever they are.

Price: $12.49/Amazon

Satechi desk charging hub

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If you’re in need of a fashion-friendly USB port look no further. The Satechi charging hub can accommodate up to seven devices at one time and includes velcro straps to prevent cable clutter. It’s sturdy enough for even the clumsiest entrepreneur and comes with surge protection, anti-scratch silicone pads and a five-year warranty to guarantee you’ll only be one outlet away from a full charge.

Price: $29.99/Amazon

Flic

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This Bluetooth-enabled button may look unimpressive at first glance but can automate almost any function or device in the office and home. Once placed on a wall or hard surface it can be programmed to regulate everything from control temperatures to dim lights and even send texts using the device’s mobile app. Bonus: It’s weather-resistant exterior and comes with a two-year battery life. 

Price: $34/Amazon

Amazon Fire 7 tablet

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Looking for a cheap tablet that does it all? Enter: Amazon’s Fire 7 tablet. The device is thin and lightweight making it more than suitable for busy entrepreneurs on the go. It also boasts a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, eight hours of battery life and access to Alexa, the company’s digital assistant.

Price: $49.99/ Amazon

Seagate 1TB external hard drive 

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It’s never been easier or cheaper to find dependable external storage for your computer. If you’re willing to spend a bit more this season, the Seagate 1TB external hard drive is a gift any entrepreneur will appreciate and works with both PCs and Macs. It features a solid-state drive (or SSD), which uses flash memory to store data faster, and provides 1 terabyte of space for all-important documents, movies and other media.

Price: *$49.99 /Amazon

*limited-time holiday offer