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Holiday Gift Guide 2021

This year, gift all the women on your list something special from some of the women-owned brands we’ve been loving. We scoured through tons of options to find our top picks for every woman a female entrepreneur may need to buy for, from a variety of women-owned small businesses.

You’re busy running your business and don’t need to spend any extra time searching for great gifts, but still want to show your appreciation for the women who have helped you through the year, whether it’s your mom, your business bestie, your employees or your clients. We broke it down by category and are confident that no matter your recipient’s personality and taste, we found something she will love, from a business you’ll love to support.

We hope you’ll find something for every woman on your list!

MOM

#1 Shaun Leon Softest Ever Body Oil ($23):
Beautifully packaged in a small, sleek bottle with flowers inside, this body oil is composed of nutrient-dense sunflower seed, rice bran, almond, and grape seed oils. It is lightweight and easy to absorb, leaving mom’s skin feeling soft, supple, and luxurious. Pick her favorite scent: Vanilla, Champagne Rose, Exotic Citrus, English Floral, Lavender, Lemongrass or Jasmine.

#2 Bed Threads Sleep Shirt ($80): This 100% French flax Linen Long Sleeve Shirt in Lavender is a piece for your mom’s forever wardrobe. With a classic design and relaxed fit, it’s a timeless style that can just as easily be seen at the beach or in the office, as it can beneath the sheets. This Australian-based brand began by creating sheets that are easy on the environment, affordable and beautiful, and have now expanded to other homegoods and sleepwear with the same intention. The company is carbon-neutral, and they donate $1 of every purchase to charity.

#3 NAUSENI Slippers ($75): These slippers have a minimalist, modern look and are made from 100% natural wool with felt mid-soles and genuine Himalayan buffalo suede leather outsoles for extra comfort and durability. They mold to your foot for the perfect fit, and will keep your mom’s feet warm and cozy on those cold winter mornings, but the material is breathable and can be worn year-round. NAUSENI slippers are handcrafted by female artisans in Nepal who employ traditional wool felting skills to create each pair of slippers using 100% natural wool, and they come in so many gorgeous colors!

#4 SUNFLOW Chair ($198): For the mom who would rather be prepping for long lazy days on the beach, this handy beach chair comes in many fun colors and gives her the option to recline in 3 different ways. Expertly designed to be compact and comfortable, the SUNFLOW chair will leave mom feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, and eliminates the issue of difficult folding chairs at the beach. Upgrade to the bundle for $296 to get the sunshade and drink holder and dry bag (pictured).

#5 Bergamot & Amour Bags ($200): Handcrafted and durable, these one-of-a-kind made in Vermont bags come in a variety of colors for you to choose from. The Woodstock Mini is great for on the go convenience and is made from 100% genuine oil tanned leather and reinforced with corrosion resistant copper hardware which will guarantee to last even the most hectic days. Perfect for the mom who’s always on the go and needs a bag to keep up, but also wants personality and style.

SISTER

#1 Simply Today: a daily self-care journal ($29.97): This daily journal uses positive psychology techniques to improve your mindset, improve your outlook on life, and help you feel happier. Help your sister celebrate her accomplishments with the daily self-care journal’s simple 54321 format that helps her practice gratitude and grow into her best self.

#2 Siren Shrub Co. ($22): For your sister who loves a good cocktail, try Siren Shrubs, which will take her drinks up a notch with their unique flavor complexities. Crafted from tangy, organic apple cider vinegar, fresh fruits, roots and herbs, and sweetened with just a bit of organic cane sugar or maple syrup. This women owned Wisconsin based brand is crafted for strong women and the people who love them.

#3 Pink Bubbletini Bath & Body Retreat Kit ($96): Gift a day of pampering with this 4-piece set that will help your sister rest and refresh with gorgeous scents. Farmhouse Fresh grows botanical extracts at their hilltop ranch in McKinney Texas, and infuses them into their skincare products, and these products are also feel-good purchases, because each item bought helps the non-profit farm animal sanctuary at the FHF headquarters, that helps rescue neglected animals. The lavish kit includes body polish, body wash, body shea butter, and hand shea butter.

#4 Maylyn & Co. Gloria Vegan Silk Slip Sleepwear ($130): This female-founded nightwear and loungewear brand creates high-quality nightwear that is not only organic but durable, comfortable, soft on the skin and absolutely beautiful. The Gloria dress, made with their signature luxurious fabric, Vegan silk™ is feminine, ultra-soft, and will make your sister feel like a goddess. Matching robes are available as well.

#5 R2R Cosmetics All-in-One Velvet Paints ($28): R2R Cosmetics is built on the core ethos that each and every one of us has our own unique “formula” – a cocktail of stuff that shapes us, from our self-awareness and environment to our culture, history and experiences. With so many endless individual takes on beauty and self-expression, Founder Rhitu Risal’s mission is to create products that are versatile, efficient and lifestyle-driven, suitable for all skin types and tones. Whether your sister is a minimalist, a busy mom or a product-obsessed beauty junkie, R2R Cosmetics multipurpose vegan makeup meets her exactly where she is.

#6 Rose Gold Luxe Shaving System ($18): The Rose Gold Luxe Shaving System from All Girl Shave Club is perfect for women who value gorgeous, high-quality shaving and beauty products! She’ll never look back once she tries this premium shave set. Especially the woman on the go, who likes the convenience of having her shaving favorites delivered directly to her door based on her unique shaving habits.

#7 Jenny Pullover Sweater from Rose Paulino ($82.90): This cozy and fashionable sweater is perfect for your sister who likes to look good and be comfy. The Jenny is a super comfortable sweater with a grid style pattern. The material is made from a combination of viscose, polyester, and cotton. Not only is the clothing line focused on empowering women, its founder is also giving back to the foster care community, emboldening kids to focus on their dreams. A portion of sales is donated to kids in foster care organizations, inspired by Founder Rose’s personal experience in foster care, the environment that inspired her dreams of becoming a designer.

#8 Obaa Beauty LED Light Therapy Mask ($99):Founded on the principle that every woman deserves to be seen and feel radiant, Obaa means “woman” in Twi, the prominent language in Ghana’s Ashanti tribe. Founder Benewaa Owusu aims to uplift women and focuses on natural beauty. This light therapy mask is perfect for tech-fans and beauty lovers! The LED therapy mask uses the latest therapeutic LED technology in skincare. It features seven LED light settings to target different skin concerns (acne, hyperpigmentation, dull skin, wrinkles, aging skin) for glowing skin.

GIRL FRIEND

#1 Cat Cave Beds ($59.95): For the friend who is a cat mom, Cat Cave Beds offer naturally organic hand felted cat cave beds that are made from the finest quality of Merino wool created by artisans in Nepal. They’re fun and cozy, and will look cute in your friend’s home while keeping kitty cozy.

#2 Smirk Stuff Button Hooks ($11): We hope you get one of these for every friend on your list- we went wild for these Smirk Stuff accessories, which can be worn on a shirt button, keychain or work badge. With different designs to choose from, you’ll find something unique for cat lovers, tea lovers, gardeners and more, but we personally can’t get enough of the Full Bloom Cuterus (cute uterus)!

#3 The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Life Lessons From And For My Girlfriends ($9.99): For the friend you want to be sure to stay close to, buy matching copies of this book by Shari Leid for each of you. The 50/50 Friendship Flow offers a conscious path to not simply maintain friendships, but to deepen those relationships to support connection and bring joy and a sense of purpose to both of you.

#4 The Challah Box ($45): For the friend who got into baking this year, a gift box that keeps on giving! The Challah Box, started by two best friends, is meant to inspire creativity and connection through the shared experience of baking challah. Send a box straight to your friend’s door and it comes with enough ingredients to create 8 loaves – enough to eat as you wish while baking, create a nice french toast the next day, and share with your neighbors, or freeze for when you need.

#5 OMG Cookie Butter ($25): OMG Cookie Butter is filled with rich superfoods including healthy omega fats and antioxidants, but is such a yummy snack it tastes like a treat. Your friend with a sweet tooth will be eating this by the spoonful.

#6 “I have like, a lot of freaking plants” Tee by Saved By Grace Co. ($23.99): For the friend who is officially a plant lady. Saved By Grace Co is a small, woman of color owned business and the founder screen prints her apparel and creates the designs in her own home in Charlotte, North Carolina.

#7 Lobe Love ($179):If you’ve got a friend who loves to change up her look with a fresh pair of earrings for every outfit, gift a LOBE LOVE subscription. For $179, she’ll get 4 pairs of on-trend statement earrings each quarter. She can choose to be surprised each season, or choose her own earrings. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!

#8 Beginner Macrame Wall Hanging Kit by Wires & Knots ($41): For the crafty friend, who loves to create on her downtime, this diy macrame kit is a perfect easy, relaxing, and meditative activity. The end result is a minimalist, elegant macrame wall hanging that adds texture and intrigue to any space. The kit is available in 14 colors so you can gift one that matches your friends aesthetic.

#9 Girl Gang Candle ($18): This season, show your gal pal some love with a candle made just for her! Select the wording for the label and choose her favorite scent. Each candle is hand-poured natural soy wax and scented with high-quality, phthalate-free fragrance oils, and burns cleanly with a lead-free, cotton wick. They are proudly poured in San Jose, CA. Get one for every member of your girl gang.

BIZ BESTIE

#1 Lady and the Tribe, How to Create Empowering Friendship Circles ($16.95): Lady and the Tribe tells stories of friendship, discusses why women need a Tribe and offers a blueprint on how to find, build and nurture a tribe of your very own. Gift to your biz bestie who loves to form connections and build you up.

#2 Wife. Mom. Boss Sweatshirt ($49): For the biz bestie who is also a mom, boss, and everything else. Let her be cozy and fierce on those messy bun, gettin’ stuff done days with this cozy sweatshirt from Girlboss Collection.

#3 Will Work for Equal Pay Print ($30): If your feminist friend could use some new artwork for her office, this “Will Work For Equal Pay” art print is a statement piece around equal rights in the workplace for women by Blank Canvas Company, whose passion is to empower women through bold and bright design, inspired by positivity.

#4 Bagnet ($26.99): Every boss needs a Bagnet, the magnet fashion hack is designed to be clipped to your bag’s strap or hardware and left there to look cute while the rare-earth magnet inside can be used to hang your bag. She can use it anywhere— from public restroom stalls to outdoor cafes, breweries, bars, and restaurants to keep her bag off the floor during important business meetings or a night out.

#5 House of Wise SLEEP Drops ($65): A business leader needs great sleep, and House of Wise helps take control of your sleep. Their sleep drops are made of 5mg melatonin to promote better sleep + 25mg of Full Spectrum hemp-derived CBD in every drop. Gift this to the bosses in your life who stay up too late with all the business ideas running through their head.

#6 BeeNaturalz Spa Day Facial Mask Bundle ($83): This bundle is perfect for your biz bestie who is deserving of her own at-home spa day. The masks can be tailored for all skin types because it comes with two varieties, and the mist is a wonderful refresher both as part of the routine AND throughout the day as a soft pick-me-up.

MOM FRIENDS

#1 INSPIRO Tequila ($52.99): INSPIRO Tequila is a women owned, operated, and created tequila brand, making it a great gift for your mom friend who is always up for a margarita.

#2 Mewl Baby Whiteboard ($19.99): For the mom friend with a brand new baby, the Mewl Baby Whiteboard will help her stay organized. Created by a mom, for moms, this whiteboard will help her log feeding, diaper changes, and sleep times, making it easy to coordinate with other caregivers of her baby. Plus, 5% of all proceeds go toward SisterWeb’s Circle of Strength Fund, the only nonprofit in San Francisco to exclusively offer Black, Latinx, and Pacific Islander birthing families a community model of doula care.

#3 BeauGen Breast Pump Cushions ($21): One more for the new moms, these breast pump cushions may not seem like the most luxurious gift ever, but the most valuable thing we can do for our friends is share the gems that will make life easier. And breast pump cushions do just that.

#4 Postal Petals ($89): For the friend who loves to have fresh blooms, Postal Petals offers Gift Kits so they can order their flowers on their own time for arranging. Send farm-fresh, high-quality flowers to a friend who will appreciate the mind-calming experience of arranging (and enjoying!) them.

#5 Averal Provence Fall Moisturizing French Soaps ($30): These soaps are made with natural ingredients in the South of France and each of Averal Provence’s soaps are made with essential oils that transport you to another place. Their soaps are an instrument of self-care, of self-love, of slowing down and enjoying a moment of pampering and bliss. This gift set comes wrapped in a reusable muslin bag.

#6 deWolfe Leather Goods’ Bettie Pouch ($98): This pouch is a perfect size to carry as a small clutch for an evening out, or to use as a larger version of your wallet. Girly but a little bit fierce thanks to the hardware and unique closure. Created by hand by a female leathersmith, this pouch will be a treasured piece for years to come.

#7 Little Chompions Curated Kits ($80): The perfect gift for the mom friend who’s baby is starting to eat solid food. “Chompion” is a play on the word champion. A “chompion” is a champion of eating. And, Happy Chompions make happy families! Little Chompions is a woman-owned small business created and run by a pediatric speech therapist, with focus on making mealtimes a joyful part of every family’s day. It includes all the items families need to support their baby’s early food journey in an easy, fun, and simple manner.

DAUGHTER

#1 My Bear Jeff ($35): My Bear Jeff is designed to be comforting and lovable, making it the best gift for her whenever she needs something cuddly and soft to hold onto. These precious Teddy bears come with a name tag so she can personally name her new best friend! My Bear Jeff also helps to make a difference in the world because when you buy one for your little girl, another one gets donated to a child impacted by trauma.

#2 Celestial Silk Pillowcase ($38.99): Celestial Silk uses 100% Mulberry Silk in its pillowcases that are guaranteed to give your daughter a luxurious good night’s sleep. Don’t worry about morning hair tangles/frizz, the Mulberry Silk helps her tresses stay tame and healthy. A pretty addition to your daughter’s bedroom set, these pillowcases will upgrade her nighttime routine and leave her feeling relaxed and rested.

#3 Lulu + Roo ($24+): If your daughter is one for adventure and looking cute, the Lulu + Roo clothing collection might just be the perfect gift for her. These fashionable clothing pieces are specially designed to be comfortable and breathable so she can run around and explore the world to her heart’s content.

#4 Petite Princess Box ($20): Give your daughter the royal treatment with an enchanting holiday gift that’ll make her the princess of your castle. Petite Princess Box comes with a new theme every month that she’ll love to open up and unbox. Inside, she’ll find 4-5 princess accessories and a princess lesson through mini fairy tale story cards that will encourage her how to be confident and empowered.

#5 Our Travel Circle ($99): Even if she can’t see the world, bring the world to her! Our Travel Circle will give your daughter a chance to go anywhere in the world all within the comfort of your own home. This holiday gift features live, guided walks around the world that can be experienced from the comfort and safety of her home. Interactive, remote live-streamed walking tours feature facilitated discussions and questions so she can learn more about where she’s virtually traveling, making her a well-versed traveler all without taking a step outside!

#6 Little Lady Products ($12): For the most creative of little ladies, this gift is 100% safe for kids and toxin free. The Little Lady Products come in multiple colors for your daughter to choose from, allowing her to try out cool and vibrant designs to show off around the house and at school. The full collection of vegan, cruelty-free polish is formulated with health and safety in mind, offering an ideal solution for your daughter seeking a toxin-free mani-pedi.

#7 The Us Journal ($16.95): A Journey of Love and Discovery: Her imagination can be celebrated within this creative notebook that she’ll treasure forever. Filled with unique designs and blank exercise pages, this journal is a perfect gift that will give you and your daughter some quality time together.

EMPLOYEE

#1 Lekkco Belgian Chocolate Spreads ($25.19): The Lekkco Belgian Chocolate Spreads are made to be inclusive of all dietary restrictions for anyone in the workplace. Made with ingredients that are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and containing 30% less sugar than Nutella. This gift idea is an easy go to for any of your employees that have a sweet tooth while making sure not to ruffle up any food allergies.

#2 Cause Bracelets from WorldFinds ($20): Need to find a gift that also gives back? The Cause Bracelets from WorldFinds deliver a meaningful message that is fashionable while also telling the stories of the many women working in artisanal communities across the globe. Created ethically and sustainably, this gift shares the power of women coming together to create something unique and special. Each bracelet style supports a different cause, so find the color or cause that will resonate best with each employee.

#3 My Bougie Bottle ($39): The My Bougie Bottle is a perfect gift to make sure all of your employees are hydrated and happy! Each bottle features a convenient, durable and beautiful design that also helps out the environment by reducing the use of plastic water bottles in the workplace.

#4 The Women, Mothers, Friends Art Print ($9.75+): Culver and Cambridge focuses on art that creates an impact in the world. Celebrate and honor the women in our lives, with the Women, Mothers, Friends Art Print. It is sentimental and heartfelt, making it a perfect holiday gift to add cheer and joy to the workplace!

#5 Tammy Fender Sacred Serenity Bath Milk ($65): Purposefully made to dissolve stress and send the receiver of this gift into a beautiful sea of calm. Crafted with soothing ingredients like Chamomile and Calendula, this bath milk is all about self-care and relaxing after a busy day of work.

#6 BANDED Pink Python Scrunchie Bandana ($18): When the work day gets serious, it’s time to put your hair up and get down to business. The Pink Python Scrunchie is a best-seller from a women-owned brand that prioritizes making women feel fabulous and ready to tackle whatever work throws at them.

CLIENT

#1 Warm Hug Cider Kit ($24): For when you can’t take your client out for cocktails, then send the cocktails to them! This gift is guaranteed to make them feel like they’re getting the VIP treatment and features a kit that provides them with everything they need to make a warm cider all in the space of their own home.

#2 And That’s the Tea Co.’s Blooming Green Tea Gift Box Set ($32): Hand-tied into several unique shapes, these teas are crafted by Chinese artisans and ready to be delivered to any client on your holiday gift list. So give the gift of calm and serenity that has a beautiful surprise when the tea bag opens up to reveal delicate flowers nestled inside.

#3 Carla Shaw Cerrado Leaves Necklace ($135): Carla Shaw pieces are handmade with real leaves and seeds coated in 18K gold. The Cerrado Leaves Necklace is a signature piece that will leave your clients looking and feeling one-of-a-kind. The intricate texture of the leaf is accentuated through a dehydration process which, when dipped in 18-karat gold, creates a piece full of movement, light and beauty. This simple yet elegant, unique necklace is sure to wow.

#4 Save the Planet vegan soy wax candles ($38): Soy candles with a purpose, Trouvaille is on a mission to save the planet’s wildlife. Their new line of candles includes six designs representing the world’s biomes: Desert, Forest, Freshwater, Grassland, Marine, and Tundra. Each candle sold protects 430 sq ft of threatened habitat through their partnership with World Land Trust.

#5 Cookies with Tiffany “Signature Cookie Box” ($38): Hand-crafted, freshly baked cookies in a festive holiday box delivered right to your client’s doorstep! Choose between the scrumptious flavors: S’more, Celebration, Pumpkin, Lemon Doodle and don’t forget the signature Chocolate Chip Cookie. This gift will most definitely be devoured by your client that has a taste for the sweeter things in life.

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