A Gifting Guide of Local, Diverse-Owned Small Businesses

Enjoy these gift suggestions, made by community members in NWA!

Our Northwest Arkansas region is thriving because of the diverse communities that live and work here, and the holidays are a great time to share and celebrate our local businesses in a special way. Holiday shopping may be extra tricky this year due to supply chain challenges so what better way to shop with intention than to support local, diverse-owned, and inclusive-minded businesses. In a recent survey, we asked our readers to share their favorite diverse-owned, small business for holiday shopping, why they love those businesses and some unique gift giving ideas. If you have additional ideas of what we should include, please let us know.

211 Cafe

Bettie’s Boutique

Ali’c Variedades

Novedades Carmen

Urban Tub

Tram Colwin Art

Rockin’ Baker

Oli + Meg

NWA Girl Gang

Mamma Z Tortilla and Tamale Factory

Lollies Soap Kitchen

K J Paulose Fine Arts


Hart+Jay Boutique

Downtown Acupuncture

Cammo Cleaning LLC

Big Box Karaoke

Art Ventures

Afrique Aya Drum & Dance Company

Abboud Workshop

For even more ideas for finding special gifts and experiences in the region, check out BlackOwnedNWA, NWA Girl Gang Market and the Northwest Arkansas Diversity Resource Guide!

Check out BlackOwnedNWA for an extensive curated guide of Black-owned businesses covering dining, wellness, culture and events.

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Check out NWA Girl Gang’s online market for more holiday gifting options!

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If you’re looking for a way to mix up the menu this holiday season, check out the NWA Diversity Resource Guide!

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