Hey Roomies! Gear up for a holiday season like no other with The TSR Shop Holiday Gift Guide. We’re not just talking shopping, we’re talking about a movement to elevate and empower young Black entrepreneurs. Brought to you by The Shade Room, our guide is a treasure trove of the freshest, most innovative finds, from up-and-coming Black-owned brands.
We’re showcasing everything from cutting-edge fashion that’s redefining trends, to beauty products that are setting new standards in the game. And for the future trendsetters – our kids – we’ve curated a selection of gifts that are as cool as they are empowering. Our home decor picks? Think bold, think unique, think statements of urban elegance. This holiday, let’s do more than just give gifts; let’s uplift and celebrate the talent and vision of young Black creators. Every item in the TSR Shop is a nod to their hustle and a boost to their dreams.
So, let’s turn our holiday shopping into an act of community support and style. Happy holidays, Roomies – let’s make this season count!
Old Classic By Domonique Brown – $27.99
Discover “Old Classic By Domonique Brown,” a 500-piece puzzle that’s all about Black female empowerment. Brought to you by Puzzles of Color, a black-owned family biz started by siblings Ericka and William, this puzzle is a nod to their vision of seeing more representation in art. This isn’t just a puzzle; it’s a frame-worthy piece of culture and style. Perfect for family nights, it’s a 16×20 inch canvas of empowerment, creativity, and community celebration.
righten your skin with Xtreme Dark Spot Corrector by Unami Skincare, a game-changer in tackling those stubborn spots. Formulated for all skin types, this cream is packed with potent organic ingredients like Hydroquinone, Papaya, and Lemon extracts, ensuring your complexion stays radiant day and night. One satisfied user raves, “It works!!!! My dark spots have faded significantly.” Behind this remarkable product is Cerwaa Bonsu, a Ghanaian-American entrepreneur passionate about natural, organic skincare. Each jar represents Cerwaa’s commitment to quality and sustainability, ensuring not just beauty, but also care for your skin and the planet.
Fame by AAIRAH – $74.99
Elevate your travel style with the Envy by AAIRAH in Ebony, a must-have for every jet-setter and go-getter. This luxurious, vintage-inspired cosmetics bag is not just an accessory but a statement of sophistication. With its vegan-treated leather and glamorous design, it’s spacious enough to hold all your beauty essentials in its six-layered interior, featuring a water-resistant hardshell and easy-to-carry design. A delighted customer shares, “This is super high end. Perfect for my consulting gigs. Totally worth the price.” Behind this exquisite piece is AAIRAH, a minority-owned, black woman-owned brand committed to revolutionizing travel luggage with stunning, practical designs that promise to be your loyal companions in all your travels.
Alilo The Explorer – $99.99
Introducing Alilo The Explorer, the ultimate coding robot for kids, where fun meets future! This engaging robot, perfect for ages 3 to 9, turns coding into an adventure, sparking creativity and critical thinking. With its intuitive programming modes, Alilo offers a world of coding possibilities, from push-button manual options to puzzle-based challenges. It’s not just a toy; it’s a journey into problem-solving, logical reasoning, and confidence-building. A user shared, “This is the perfect educational tool that grows with my child.” Alilo’s eye-catching design and safe, non-toxic materials make it a joy to play with. Created with educational expertise, this adorable robot will light up your child’s world, navigating obstacle courses and dancing to tunes. It’s more than just a gift; it’s an investment in your child’s growth and a step into the exciting world of programming.
Empower your future HBCU students with these notebooks from HBCU Prep School. Founded by Claudia Walker, a Spelman College alumna and former principal, these notebooks celebrate HBCU history. Claudia’s journey from Wall Street to education inspired her to create resources that highlight Black history and financial literacy. A customer exclaims, “Loved it! My nieces adore these notebooks and are now curious about HBCUs.” This 8.5 x 11 inches notebook, featuring 100 wide-ruled pages and a glossy cover, is perfect for inspiring big dreams. It’s not just a notebook; it’s a gateway to learning about the rich legacy of HBCUs and Black excellence.
Sage Sands – $29.99
Step into a world of serene beauty with the ZENERGY Collection from Brushed Studios, featuring the exquisite “Sage Sands.” This rare, hand-painted work of art brings textured elegance to any space with its soothing forest green and tan hues. Created by the talented Vernicia Respres, “Sage Sands” exemplifies affordable luxury and tranquility. The ZENERGY Collection, including this unique piece, embodies Vernicia’s vision of infusing environments with calming, mindful art. Each creation in the collection is a testament to Brushed Studios’ dedication to delivering class, sass, and sophistication in every brush stroke.
Nasir Line Tee – $35
Step into a world where fashion and cultural pride converge with the Nasir Line Tee in Khaki from Zenith Nadir. This tee, with its minimalist yet impactful design, embodies the brand’s commitment to dignity and honor in culture, as envisioned by founder Rachel Norton. It offers an oversized, drop-shoulder style for a relaxed yet powerful statement. Made with the intention to provide luxurious comfort and style, this heavyweight tee is not just clothing; it’s a testament to the brand’s mantra, “Through the highs and lows, we stand together.” Choose a smaller size for a more traditional fit and make a statement with every wear.
Satin Travel Pillow Case – $35
Kane, combines haircare and comfort. This versatile pillowcase, lined with grey satin, doubles as a large hair bonnet, ideal for travel and home use. Inspired by Kane’s Ghanaian heritage and commitment to natural beauty, it’s designed to protect hair, reducing frizz and maintaining moisture. Perfect for those embracing their natural hair, this pillowcase is a stylish, functional addition to any haircare routine.
Indulge in the luxurious aroma of the Cranberry Champagne candle from MIA|JOHN. This exquisite candle blends the rich scent of cranberries with the effervescent notes of sparkling wine, melon, pear, freesia, patchouli, and musk, creating an enchanting ambiance. Designed to captivate your senses, it offers over 40 hours of burn time, filling your space with its mesmerizing fragrance. MIA|JOHN, a luxury home fragrance brand, is dedicated to enhancing living spaces with phthalate-free, carcinogen-free, and paraben-free products. Each fragrance in their collection is carefully curated to evoke cherished memories and improve moods.
Smooth Jelly Mask – $18
Pamper your skin with the Smooth Jelly Mask from ROSEN Skincare, founded by Jamika who was driven by her own struggle with acne-prone skin. This transformative mask, infused with Lactic Acid and Licorice Extract, is meticulously crafted to enhance your skin’s texture and fade acne scars. A satisfied customer says, “I genuinely love the way my face feels afterwards.” The mask gently exfoliates and brightens, offering a more even, radiant appearance. Embrace ROSEN’s vision of a cleaner, more inclusive skincare space, targeting breakouts and hyperpigmentation. With this jelly mask, you’re not just treating your skin; you’re embracing a solution that speaks to natural beauty and delivers visible results.
Money Green Contrast Jacket – $140
Make a bold fashion statement with Zoe Mar’s Money Green Contrast Jacket, a standout piece in their Fall/Winter collection. Meticulously crafted, this jacket epitomizes quality with its durable zippers, buttons, and stitching. The unique design features a blend of light and medium blue stonewashed denim with army green nylon, accented by silver hardware and vibrant orange lining. Practicality meets style with its two-way zipper, adjustable tabs, and multiple functional pockets. Zoe Mar’s commitment to superior craftsmanship is evident, with each piece reflecting their dedication to high-quality materials and artisanal attention to detail, often involving women and women of color-owned small businesses in the USA.