2020 has come with many lessons, one of which is the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses.
With the holidays coming up fast, many are scrambling to find the perfect toys for their kids while supporting small businesses and, since it’s important to give kids a diverse range of toys, the holiday season is the perfect time to support Black-owned toy stores.
If you would like to support Black-owned businesses but can’t seem to find a toy store in your area, check out our list below for some great online options.
Darlyng and Co
- Phone: 929-376-8584
- Email: email@example.com
This website has baby toys, bath toys, play mats, flash cards and more. Download free coloring pages from the site, too.
Double Dutch Dolls
- Phone: 800-640-7128
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This online doll store features a line of multicultural dolls, book and accessories. For ages 8 and up.
Entrepreneurs Color Too
- Email: email@example.com
Find multiple coloring books depicting women and children of color. The themes are business, HBCU, Hip Hop, Christmas and Mommy and Me. The site also has colored pencils, journals and coloring pages to download.
- Phone: 857-244-1403
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are Black and biracial dolls for your little one to choose from. Each doll comes with a beautiful stylish dress and other outfits and accessories you can purchase. The site also lets you donate and send a doll to Haiti.
- Email: email@example.com
This site has handmade dolls of color, clothing and accessories.
Healthy Roots Dolls
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find dolls and stories to empower young girls. The dolls have a variety of skin tones, facial features and hair textures that can be styled multiple ways.
- Email: email@example.com
Every 18-inch doll in this line has a different skin tone, facial features and texture of hair. Each comes with a Herstory notebook and writing utensil to encourage creative writing ideas. DIY crafting, activities and projects are posted regularly on the website, too.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This 18-inch doll comes in an African printed dress and shoes. The dolls range in light brown, medium brown and dark brown. Mermaid dolls, too.
- Phone: 312-285-2957
- Email: email@example.com
This Chicago-based store has wooden toys, games, puzzles, multicultural books and much more. Also offers unique clothing and accessories.
- Phone: 800-994-2167
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This online shop was started by a young girl named Lily. She sells cupcake slime, popsicles and princess slime. Plus, princess dresses and shoes.
Little Likes Kids
- Email: email@example.com
This online store has puzzles, playing cards, advent calendars, memory game and more. Great for kids 6 and under.
- Phone: 804-447-9135
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This “fashion forward, environmentally and socially conscious” store has many unique toys including puzzles, wooden toys, STEM focused, coloring sheets and much more.
Natural Girls Unite
- Email: email@example.com
This online store features ethnic dolls with unique hairstyles. Each doll comes with a handmade outfit and accessories. Some of their hairstyles include bouncy curls, braids with beads, buzz cuts, afro puffs and more.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Order a unique skateboard from this Black woman-owned site. Ships within 4-6 weeks. Also, stickers, pins, clothing and more.
- Email: Contact@PuzzleHuddle.com
This website offers four different sized children’s puzzles featuring diverse characters. For ages 2-plus. Also, pillows, throws and t-shirts available.
Queens of Africa Dolls
This website offers 12-inch African Queen dolls, posters, word-building sets and books. Each doll’s dress is made in the United States with fabric from West Africa. Kids clothes and backpacks, too.
The Fresh Dolls
- Email: email@example.com
These multicultural dolls sport fashionable clothing and colorful, unique hairstyles. Featured in the December 2020 issue of Oprah Magazine.
Toys Like Me
- Phone: 614-595-6063
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This online shop sells handcrafted, African American backpack dolls, Emoji pillows and more.
- Email: email@example.com
The 100-piece and 32-piece puzzles at this online store represent African-Caribbean culture. The site also has posters and color-in t-shirts for sale.
Yellow Springs Toy Company
- Phone: 937-810-0007
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Ohio-based specially-curated online store offers toys from newborn-adults. Ships anywhere in the U.S. Was voted best toy store on Dayton.com in 2019-2020.
Do you know of more Black-owned toy stores (online or not)? Share them with us in the comments so we can add them to our list!