The holidays are right around the corner. Many retailers are starting to offer deals and steals to consumers right now, even before we hit Halloween. If you want to stock on on toys that encourage black excellence for kids, we have a list for you to check out and add to your cart asap! According to the experts at, you will want to get a hold of these picks now!

HBCyoU Spelman Cheer Captain Doll $20.00 to $40.00


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Created by an HBCU alum, these dolls represent all aspects of the Historically Black Colleges and University experience. From Spelman Cheer captain to student body president to homecoming queen and beyond, these dolls excite young girls through their pretend play and encourage conversations about possibly attending an HBCU in their future. Dolls are priced between $20-$40 and can be found on or

Philly & Friends Career Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle $82.00

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This Black-owned brand is literally allowing children to stretch there imaginations and put their future careers in their hands. From astronaut to artist to doctor, there is no career that is out of reach. Why get one when you can get all three at a bundled price on the company’s website. And of course, the career options don’t stop at astronaut, artist, and doctor. There is even a sports option for the athlete in your house!

Little People, Big Dreams Matching Card Game $19.99

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If you are familiar with the best-selling children’s series, by the same name, then this matching card game will be the perfect compliment to what is in your library! The game, geared towards kids, 4 and up, according to, allows children to discover inspiring female role models by matching the famous faces of: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Josephine Baker, Coco Chanel, Agatha Christie, Marie Curie, Simone de Beauvoir, Amelia Earhart, Ella Fitzgerald, Anne Frank, Jane Goodall, Audrey Hepburn, Frida Kahlo, Ada Lovelace, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Geogia O’Keefe, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Mother Theresa, and Harriet Tubman.

Brown Toy Box Dadisi Academy Alex and Ava Architecture and Engineering STEAM Kit $34.99

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For the future architect and engineer in your home, the Brown Toy Box Dadisi Academy Alex and Ava Architecture and Engineering STEAM Kit brings science, technology, engineering, art, and math home so that little hands can create and practice on honing their skills for the future.

And last but not least, this one is a bit steep on the wallet, but would unquestionably be a good investment for many generations to come.

Kumbula i Africa Mini Tribal Chess Set $185.81

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This beautifully hand-painted chess set represents the Zulu and Xhosa tribes of South Africa. It is not only the perfect tool to teach children how to play the strategic game, but it is a piece that encourages any and everyone to learn more about the African content and multitude of cultures. Whether for display or play, this is definitely an investment that would pay off ten-fold.

Didn’t see something on the list that you want to put into your cart right away? Well, check out what else is on the experts list here. Don’t forget, now is the time to stock up for the holidays as many retailers are starting their sales right now so that you can bring home even more #blackgirlmagic and #blackboyjoy! 

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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