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Cultivating A Culture of Consciousness!!!

Buy Black, Gift Giving, “Ask Keith, KeithKNOWS” here's a list of where to find & buy black owned, affordable, quality handcrafted items, unique specialty shops, contemporary/ upscale/ one of kind gifts, artifacts, jewelry, original artwork, all occasion greeting cards, and much more.  "Elevate" your Gift Giving. Local, National, Online shopping. (Gift Cards will do too, use them wisely, check expiration date, policies, etc.)

Gift Giving, Holiday Shopping, Special Occasions, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and all year round gift giving..  Holiday Tips: Shop early, ship items in advance, be patience, item availability may be limited, create a list, shop online if possible, use contactless credit cards, and follow cdc guidelines for in person shopping.

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Georgia & Local Businesses:


  1. Aakofii Leather Designer

Gifts to Give: handcrafted leather belts, tops, bottoms, neckpieces, bags, cuffs, silver jewelry, leather jackets, for men and women.



  1. Afro Centric Network

Gifts to Give: Art, clothes, jewelry, fabric, hair & body products, essential oils, and holiday/kwanzaa greeting cards, and  more.



  1. ATL-CruzersGuided City Tours

Gifts to Give: provide tours of Atlanta, by seqways, electric cars, trolley car tours.



  1. Black Art In America

Gifts to Give:  shop for fine art,  by Najee Dorsey, John Biggers, Woodrow Nash, Mohammad Bhatti, William Tolliver, Buchi Aghaji, Abiola Akintola, Delita Martin, Faith Ringgold, David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett, and many many more.



  1. Barn Owl Garden

Gifts to Give: Stainless steel garden tools, garden gloves, bucket hats, nonslide shears.

Basil Me

  1. Basil me Lemonades

Gifts to Give: Basil infused non sugary, health benefit beverages, with flavors like, blueberry, elderberry, strawberry, wheatgrass, and original.


  1. Brown Toy Box

Gifts to Give: Cultural books, STEAM projects & activities, classroom décor, fun content for kids. (ages 4 to 12)


  1. C2bN(Created To Be Noticed) Bags

Gifts to Give: multifunctional, adjustable strap leather and durable canvas bags, 6. wallets, vacuum flasks, clothes and more.


  1. Culture Greetings All Occasion Cards

Gifts to Give: Culturally relevant greeting cards printed and mailed digitally for you… for holidays, birthdays, thank you, religion & spirituality and more.


  1. Dream Jammies

Gifts to Give: young girls, sleepwear, stain bonnets, cotton pajamas

 Fruition Hat Company | Hat Shop Collection Atlanta GA

  1. Fruition Hat Company

Gifts to Give: Hat styles, fedora, wide brim, boater, top hat, flat caps, panama, derby, porkpie, bolero, godfather, bowler, trilby.


  1. Gems of Africa Gallery

Gifts to Give: Shona sculptures, Iron wood sculptures, masks, South African pottery and tribal artifacts.



  1. IWI Fresh Spa

Gifts to Give: Farm to Skin spa, Spa services, spa products, hot shaves, beard trim, facials, hair coloring, hair cuts, natural home remedies and more.



  1. Just Add Honey Tea Company

Gifts to Give: loose-leaf teas, black tea gift set, elderberry syrup kit, latte gift set, matcha teas, roobois, cacao chai, tea strainers, black coconut, and more.



  1. Majestea Tea Company

Gifts to Give:  Health & Wellness Teas, lemon ginger, sorrel, sweet tea, wellness tea, loose tea & infuser sets.


  1. Medu Bookstore

Gifts to Give: Afrocentric books, videos, magazines, greeting cards, and more.

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  1. Miss D's Pralines

Gifts to Give:  New Orleans style Pralines, Gourmet Popcorn.


  1. Reflektion Designs

Gifts to Give: African Ankara prints, fans, bags, baskets, accessories, phone cases, jewelry, fabric, scarves, tableware and more.



  1. Sammy Cheezecake

Gifts to Give: Signature flavors, red velvet, strawberry, german chocolate, vanilla, yellow, lemon, chocolate, and more.  Handmade from scratch.


  1. Smith & Lee Handmade Leather Goods

Gifts to Give: Handmade leather, watch straps, bags, wallets, card holders, luggage tags, keychains, bracelets and more.


  1. The Better Buggy Deliver Service

Gifts to Give: Same day delivery service for everyday essentials and fresh produce from blackowned farms, stores.


  1. Timbuktu Art Colony

Gifts to Give: handcrafted  cultural jewelry, african masks, artifacts, bracelets, earrings, rings, and more. Uncle Jimmy Products: Uncle Jimmy Products

  1. Uncle Jimmy Products

Gifts to Give: Beard care, beard oils, balms, shaving creams & gels, hair, beard and body wash, beard growth oils, body lotions, molding putty, conditioners.


Nationwide Businesses:

  1. Abbey Creek Vineyard

Gifts to Give: Hip Hop Winery, chardonnay, sparkling blanc de noir, pinot noir rose, sparkling pinot gris, mélange noir, cabernet sauvignon, and more. (Oregon)


  1. Africaboutik

Gifts to Give: African, blankets, baskets, throws, scarves, bags, masks, clothing, wall art, jewelry and more. (NYC)

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  1. Bamboozle by Lavalis

Gifts to Give: Handcrafted natural bamboo silver, bone jewelry, earspears, bracelets, necklaces, loc ties, belts, earrings and more.   (Louisiana)


  1. Bevel Men Grooming

Gifts to Give: grooming tools, trimmers, face wash, shampoo, beard softener, soaps, deodrants, body lotion and more.  (California)


  1. Charlie Renee

Gifts to Give: vegan handmade body butters, hair & body butters, lip butter, hair grown serum, face serum, scrubs and soaks, hair pomade, Jamaican castor oil, aromatherapy and more.    (Virginia)


  1. Cocovaa Chocolatier

Gifts to Give: finest cacao beans, ganaches, bars, barks, caramels, mousses and more.  (Wisconsin)


  1. Cooper Rose Baby

Gifts to Give: Eco friendly baby brand, diaper covers, flat & fitted diapers, wipes, nursing products, apparel and more.  (Illinois)


  1. Foot Nanny

Gifts to Give: foot and hand protein cream, peppermint, tea tree oil, chocolate cream, lemon cream, eucalyptus, parsley sage, foot tubs, and more. (California)


  1. Good Vibes Plant Based Cleaners

Gifts to Give: All natural pure cleaners, sandalwood, nao champa, frankincense & myrrh.  (Philadelphia)


  1. HarperIman Dolls

Gifts to Give: Dolls of Color, positive affirmations, custom dolls, keepsake dolls, and more. (online)


  1. Issa Black Thang Game

Gifts to Give: fun charades game for the culture, revisits favorite past times, movies, music, and so much more.  (Texas)


  1. Jungalow Désigns

Gifts to Give: wall paper, planters, outdoor/indoor décor, quilts, pillows, duvet sets, wall hangings, e-gift cards, recycled gift paper, blankets, and more. (California)


  1. Lakay DesignsGwo Lafrik | Pillows, Design, African

Gifts to Give: African inspired, bedding, clothes, art, lampshades, African print, rugs, chair covers, wall art, place mats, and more.  (Colorado)


  1. Linoto Pure Linen Design

Gifts to Give: beddings, baskets, sheets, towels, curtains, kitchen & dinnerware, jewelry, scarves, sandalwood art, mugs, pillows, accessories, journals and more. (New York)


  1. Lock it Plates

Gifts to Give: microwaveable to go containers, party plates w/cup holder, usable as steam bowl & salad mixer. (Ohio)


  1. Mahogany Books

Gifts to Give: Fiction, non fiction, children, young adults, children (Washington, DC)


  1. Melaninful

Gifts to Give: Men & Women, black cartoon & civil rights leaders hoodies, dashiki hoodies,, ancient Egyptian bedding sets, fleece jogger sets, african jewelry, jigsaw puzzles, civil rights leaders rugs, ’68 olympics polo shirts,  shorts, car seat covers and more.  (online)


  1. Moroccan Furniture Décor

Gifts to Give: Moroccan style, wooden artwork, tile fountain, chairs, vases, panels, doors, lighting, vintage furniture and more. (Florida)



  1. Nurilens by JuNuri

Gifts to Give: wooden eyewear with blue light blocking lenses(from computers, phone, electronics), prescription options, sunglasses for men and women.   (Washington, DC)


  1. Odin Leather Goods

Gifts to Give: accessories, bags, belts, travel, wallets, desk and writing, and more. (Texas)

Luxury Designer Chocolates by award-winning chocolatier Chef Phillip Ashley Rix • Shop online today or visit us… | Chocolate boutique, Luxury chocolate, Chocolatier

  1. Phillip Ashley Chocolates

Gifts to Give: Designer chocolates, build a box, business gifting (salted vanilla caramel, salted bourbon caramel, dark chocolate and more) (Tennessee)


  1. P-X-W Fit Factory

Gifts to Give: Men & Women fitness, shorts, leggings, Jump rope, t-shirts (California)


  1. Marcus Samuelsson Cookbook

Gifts to Give: “The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food (NYC)


  1. Shop Well Costore

Gifts to Give:  gum healing toothpaste, carbon pulling perspirant, pit tox, mouth breath spray, castile soap, mist spray deodorant, ph dish soap, all purpose cleaner, toothache ointment, hand lotion and more. (North Carolina)


  1. Soul Popped Gourmet Popcorn

Gifts to Give: Flavors, austin smoke bbq, banana pudding, corn on the cobb, chicken n’ waffles, momma’s friend chicken, mac n cheese.  (Texas)


  1. Talley & Twine Watches

Gifts to Give: Men & Women watches, wallets, handbags, belts, and more. (Virginia)


  1. TNT Goods

Gifts to Give: sweatshirts, jewelry, enamel pins, buttons, coasters, keychains, unique accessories and home décor.  (Tennessee)

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Aakofii Wearable Art, 3500 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta  (Phipps Plaza) Coming Soon

Adrienne's Fine Resale Boutique(Luxury Women’s Boutique)    (Buckhead)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Fox Theatre, Midtown Atlanta  Wed, Feb 11-Sun, Feb 15, 2015  Use this link for tickets:  Promo Code: Ambassador

Bamboozle, Handcrafted natural bamboo, silver, and bone jewelry for men and women. P O Box 8542, Alexandria, Louisiana 71306 (318) 730-6142

Black , online resource for Black Businesses

BoxCar Grocer, 249 Peters St. SW(Castleberry Hill) Downtown Atlanta 30313 404-883-3608

Celebrity Catering ATL, (Full Service Catering Company), 404.210.0887

Confiserie Electic Gourmet Bakery, 2591 Piedmont Rd NE, ste 1115 Atlanta 30324 (404) 832-5757 (Lindbergh area)

Corner Grille Café, (Traditional Southern food with a Cajun Twist) 3823 Main St, College Park

Densua’s Gifts from the Motherland, Jewelry, Art, Apparel  (Macy’s at Greenbriar Mall)

Diva Glass SlippersP.O. Box 11652, Minneapolis, MN 55411 612-559-1705 (online)

50 Shades of Black Book, T-shirt, Art

Gems of Africa Online Gallery, (Art, Sculpture, Glass, Artifacts),

Glymph and Associates, LLC, Business Development Company, 300 Glade Koll Tr., Fayetteville, GA 30215 404-931.6622 (online)

IWI Fresh Garden Day Spa, 341 Nelson St, Atlanta (Castleberry Hill)

Kheesekake by Kelli, Homemade Desserts, shop online

Marlee’s Coffee & Tea, 349 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Pencil Factory Lofts & Shops) 404.230.9160  

Medu Bookstore, 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW, Atlanta  30331 (404) 346-3263 (Greenbriar Mall)

Minoritees, Conscious, Casual Apparel, (online)

MODA404 Men Clothing store, 3145 Peachtree St(Buckhead) Atlanta 30305 404-869-3310 (Buckhead)

Moods Music/Little 5 Soul, 1131 Euclid Avenue(Little 5 Points) Atlanta, GA 30307 404-653-0724

Poet of Peace(Poetry Book, Music, Inspirational),  (Online)

Purchase Black: The Home for African American Online Shopping, Hair Care, Gifts, Art, and more

Rawesome Juicery, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Avenue SE, Downtown Atlanta 30303  (404) 996-6698 (Downtown)

Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore, Afro centric gifts, 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd(West End) Atlanta 30310  678-744-6125

Soul Vegetarian Restaurants, Healthy Soul Food  2 locations, West End & Virginia Highland

Stef n Ty,  Handcrafted fine clothes and hats 227, Iron St, Unit 124, Detroit, Michigan 313-405-5759   (online)

Sweet Auburn Bread Company, 234 Auburn Ave NE, Downtown Atlanta 30303 404-221-1157  

Sweet Potato Café, 5377 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Tassili's Raw Reality Cafe, 1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, (West End) Atlanta 30310  (404) 343 6126

Thomasina’s Cashew Brittle Candies,  (online)


IWI Fresh Garden Day Spa

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Celebrating a decade of “Elevating” Atlantans SociaLife! 

KeithKNOWS is a neighborhood champion, striving to increase awareness of  small and local businesses. 

"They're the corner stores that create jobs. The hardware stores that help build our economy. 
And the mom and pop shops whose very presence makes a neighborhood, your neighborhood"

The  "Small Business Listings" was created to celebrate, collaborate, connect, support, encourage and empower you to "Shop Small"


GET LISTED!  Interested in listing your business, contact We'll send you all the necessary details.


BoxCar Grocer, 249 Peters St. SW(Castleberry Hill) Downtown Atlanta 30313 404-883-3608  KNOW: The Boxcar Grocer is a convenient market stocked with a skillfully chosen assortment of natural and organic groceries. Our strong commitment to a healthier community has led us to assemble a hybrid selection of goods tailored to the diverse neighborhood in which we reside thanks to welcome input from our customers.


Confiserie Electic Gourmet Bakery, 2591 Piedmont Rd NE,  ste 1115 Atlanta 30324 (404) 832-5757 KNOW:  Atlanta based bakery that specializes in French and Southern infused baked goods. Professionally trained at Le Cordon Bleu in classic French Baking and Pastry techniques, we offer both traditional baked goods as well as creative fresh concepts that inspire custom dessert ideas for our clientele.


9586827854?profile=originalDiva Glass Slippers, P.O. Box 11652, Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-559-1705  KNOW: Diva Glass Slippers are fashionable slip-on identifiers & coasters for stemware. Make your glass stand out in style. Personalize with embroidery, charms, fancy trims and more. Give as memorable gifts, use as chic table decorations or unforgettable favors. Elevate your events and celebrations with Diva Glass Slippers.


9586828056?profile=originalGlymph and Associates, LLC, Business Development Company, 300 Glade Koll Tr., Fayetteville, GA 30215404-931.6622 KNOW: Glymph and Associates is a business development firm providing assistance to organizations, small business owners, state agencies, and entrepreneurs.  We are committed to working with groups that recognize the value of helping others .  Some of our services include - Program Evaluation, Strategic Planning, E-mail Promotions, and Business Creation.


La "Var Private Note Investors Group,  Mortgage Notes, Court Settlements, Lottery Winnings     contact: La "Var Bailey, Private Note Investors Group Specialists (757) 537-3279  


Lotta Frutta Gourmet Fruit House & Market, 590 Auburn Avenue(Historic 4th Ward) Downtown Atlanta  30312  404-588-0857 KNOW: Located in the heart of the Old Fourth Ward & Hartsfield-Jackson airport, LottaFrutta Gourmet Fruit House and Market specializes in heavenly Fresh-Cut Fruit Cups, Cuban-inspired Grilled Sanduches, Exotic Fruit Smoothies and LottaSnack.


MALOBE Natural Hair Salon, 915 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-823-8626  KNOW: Professional services include: establishing multi-cultural locs, braids and twists, transitioning hair from chemically treated to natural hair styles and repairing damaged locks. Also offering free consultations, on-site hair care for bridal or theatrical events, and styling for glamour shots and photo shoots.


Medu Bookstore, 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW, Atlanta  30331 (404) 346-3263 KNOW:  Medu, meaning “the power of the word,” is the second largest African-American owned bookstore in Atlanta, Georgia. Since December 5, 1989, it’s owner, Nia Damali has maintained a high level of customer service and satisfaction to not only the Greenbriar Mall.


MODA404, 3145 Peachtree St(Buckhead) Atlanta 30305 404-869-3310 KNOW: MODA404 is a distinguished, highly-acclaimed menswear clothing and accessory boutique located in the prestigious Buckhead community. Catering only to men, MODA404 carries the latest established and emerging high- fashion apparel.


Moods Music/Little 5 Soul, 1131 Euclid Avenue(Little 5 Points) Atlanta, GA 30307 404-653-0724  KNOW: We at Moods Music specialize in Indie Soul, Underground Hip Hop, Dance Music, Jazz & Imports.  Also carry an array of Soy Wax Candles, Incense, Oils, Soaps, Lotions, as well as, independently Handmade Jewelry.


Rawesome Juicery, Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 209 Edgewood Avenue SE, Downtown Atlanta 30303  (404) 996-6698  KNOW:  We are a fresh pressed juicery serving real fruit smoothies, made to order salads, and cleansing shots. You body says...THANK YOU!


Revolution Doughnuts, 908 W. College Avenue, Decatur 30030 678-927-9920  KNOW:  Opened June 1, 2012. Revolution Doughnuts is a mom and pop baking company with a passion for making classic american style treats the old fashioned way - by hand - from scratch.

Shrine of the Black Madonna™ Cultural Center and Bookstore

Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore, 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd(West End) Atlanta 30310  678-744-6125 KNOW:  Literary materials,  a wide assortment of African clothing, hand-crafted jewelry, artist prints, African-American collectibles, greeting cards, gift items and much, much more.


Sight + Sound Gallery, 659 Auburn Avenue NE,  #G4, Downtown Atlanta 30312  (Studioplex) 888-419

3113 KNOWThe Sight+Sound Gallery is the place to indulge your visual and auditory senses. The gallery's core focus is the exploration of "the good life" through the mediums of sight and sound. This convergence of mediums manifest in our core belief that we exist to enhance the lifestyles of our clients.


Sweet Auburn Bread Company, 234 Auburn Ave NE, Downtown Atlanta 30303 404-221-1157  KNOW:  Stop into this sweet Southern bakery for freshly baked breads, cakes, pies and pastries. Owner Sonya Jones serves the shop's signature sweet potato cheesecake by the slice. 


Tassili's Raw Reality Cafe, 1059 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, (West End) Atlanta 30310  (404) 343 6126 KNOW:  Raw Food cafe. Menu Highlights:Scrambled Tofu, Mediterranean Coucous, Coconut Couscous, Corn, Spicy Kale.


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