2021 Holiday Gift Guide from Women-Founded Businesses
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2021 Holiday Gift Guide from Women-Founded Businesses

Happy Cyber Monday to those who celebrate!

I am so excited to share this year’s gift guide with you. I’ve carefully curated these items from women-owned businesses, but rest assured, there is something for everyone on this list! [I do not get paid to promote any of these brands.]

House & Home

For the Plant Mom (or Dad)

The Sill was founded by Eliza Blank. She wants to demystify the plant-buying experience, which is great for those of us without a green thumb!

Snake Plant Laurentii (from the “Easy-Care Collection”)
Snake Plant Laurentii
White Orchid (from the “Pet-Friendly Collection”)
White Orchid
Evergreen Wreath (from the “Holiday Collection”)
Evergreen Wreath

For the Minimalist

Parachute was founded by Ariel Kaye to bring more accessible comfort to the world.

Oversized Rib Knit Throw
Oversized Rib Knit Throw
Fouta Kitchen Towels
Fouta Kitchen Towels

For the Hostess

Year & Day was founded by Kathryn Duryea. The company sells tableware that is designed in California and made in Europe.

Bud Vase
Bud Vase
Serving Fork & Spoon
Serving Fork & Spoon
Serving Bowl
Serving Bowl

For the Chef

HAMAMA was founded by Camille Richman and Daniel Goodman. They want to make it easier for people to grow food in their kitchens.

Microgreen Starter Kit
Microgreen Starter Kit
Culinary Cilantro Microgreen Kit
Culinary Cilantro Microgreen Kit

Food & Beverage

For the Coffee Snob

Copper Cow Coffee was founded by Debbie Wei Mullin and is on a mission to share the vibrant heritage of Vietnamese coffee.

Lavender Latte Kit
Lavender Latte Kit
Holiday Spice Gift Bundle
Holiday Spice Gift Bundle
Thai Iced Tea
Thai Iced Tea

For the Mixologist

Haus was founded by Helena Price Hambrecht and Woody Hambrecht. Haus offers a modern approach to apéritifs, which have been popular in Europe for centuries.

Cocktail Kit
Cocktail Kit
Citrus Duo
Citrus Duo

For the Sweet Tooth

Sugarfina, a luxury candy brand, was founded by Rosie O’Neill and Josh Resnick (and was acquired by The Bristol Luxury Group in 2019).

Winter Village Candy Bento Box
Winter Village Candy Bento Box
Espresso Martini Candy Cube
Espresso Martini Candy Cube
Bourbon Collection Gift Set
Bourbon Collection Gift Set

For the Tea Lover

Tea Drops was founded by Sashee Chandran and is on a mission to bring you fair trade, organic, and environmentally friendly tea.

Teas Around the World Advent Calendar
Teas Around the World Advent Calendar
Deluxe Tea Assortment Sampler
Deluxe Tea Assortment Sampler

Beauty & Wellness

For the Ritual-Obsessed

ARAVANI was founded by Rooshy Roy and Nina Davuluri to celebrate their heritage and share Indian beauty rituals.

Turmeric Ritual Set
Turmeric Ritual Set
Travel Size Ritual Discovery Set
Travel Size Ritual Discovery Set

For the Rapunzel

Crown Affair was founded by Dianna Cohen, who believes hair care should be a daily practice.

Holiday Set
Holiday Set
Renewal Mask
Renewal Mask
Complete Ritual
Complete Ritual

For the Fragrance Aficionado

Skylar Body was founded by Cat Chen. Even though people told her it wasn’t possible, Cat was able to create scents that are cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and safe for sensitive skin.

Rollerball Duo
Rollerball Duo
Candle + Rollerball
Candle + Rollerball
Discovery Set
Discovery Set

For the Clean Beauty Queen

NakedPoppy was founded by Jaleh Bisharat and Kimberly Shenk, who spent over two years developing their online assessment to curate personalized clean skincare and makeup.

Natural Vegan Mascara
Natural Vegan Mascara
Lip Whip
Lip Whip
Mini Kit With Rose Hydrating Tonic
Mini Kit With Rose Hydrating Tonic

For the Self-Care Promoter

Nécessaire was founded by Randi Christiansen and Nick Axelrod. The company is climate neutral certified and donates 1% of all sales.

Body Essentials
Body Essentials
Body Serum
Body Serum

For the New Year’s Resolutionist

HidrateSpark was founded by Nadya Nguyen. The company offers a smart water bottle that glows with reminders, has bluetooth tracking, and an app that syncs with the bottle.

HidrateSpark PRO
HidrateSpark PRO
HidrateSpark TAP
HidrateSpark TAP

Apparel

For the Daydreamer

Hill House Home was founded by Nell Diamond, “with a dream to make happy things for happy places.”

Ellie Nap Dress
Ellie Nap Dress
All-Gender Teddy Jogger
All-Gender Teddy Jogger
Men's Hotel Robe
Men's Hotel Robe

For the WFH Life

Summersalt was founded by Lori Coulter and Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin and is on a mission to be both stylish and comfortable.

Velour Lounge Set
Velour Lounge Set
Cloud 9 Silky PJ Set
Cloud 9 Silky PJ Set

For the Conscious Fashionista

Reformation was founded by Yael Aflalo and started out selling vintage clothes before making their own, with a focus on sustainability. 

Glenna Cashmere Sweater
Glenna Cashmere Sweater
Cynthia High Rise Straight Jeans
Cynthia High Rise Straight Jeans
Nathalia Regenerative Wool Cardigan
Nathalia Regenerative Wool Cardigan

For the Capsule Wardrobe Newbie

ADAY was founded by Meg He and Nina Faulhaber. They believe capsule wardrobes (fewer, high quality pieces) make more space for clarity and an abundant life.

Back To Front Shirt Dress
Back To Front Shirt Dress
Overseas Travel Scarf
Overseas Travel Scarf

For the Fancy Feet

Birdies was founded by Bianca Gates and Marisa Sharkey, two moms who wanted stylish slippers for hosting in their home (but don’t worry, you can wear them outside, too).

Starling (in Cheetah)
Starling (in Cheetah)
Swan (in Emerald Crystal Bracelet)
Swan (in Emerald Crystal Bracelet)
Swift (in Rosé Sparkle)
Swift (in Rosé Sparkle)

For the Yogi

Carbon38 was founded by Katie Warner Johnson and Caroline Gogolak and claims to be “the best place on the internet for performance fashion.” 

High Rise Full-length Legging (in Leopard Takara Shine)
High Rise Full-length Legging (in Leopard Takara Shine)
T Back Bra (in Diamond Compression)
T Back Bra (in Diamond Compression)

For the Sporty

Outdoor Voices was founded by Tyler Haney and is on a mission to get people moving without the pressure of performance.

Women’s Exercise Dress
Women’s Exercise Dress
Men’s MegaFleece Snap Sweatshirt
Men’s MegaFleece Snap Sweatshirt
Fleece Beanie
Fleece Beanie

Jewelry

For the Sparkle Enthusiast

BaubleBar was founded by Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky with a dream to bring joy through accessories.

Gold Twist Alpha Pisa Bracelet
Gold Twist Alpha Pisa Bracelet
Lottie 18K Gold Earring Set
Lottie 18K Gold Earring Set
Medium Hera Necklace
Medium Hera Necklace

For the Ever-Evolving

Rocksbox was founded by Meaghan Rose and Maia Bittner. The company offers jewelry rental memberships, which you can also gift.

Abby Ear Climber
Abby Ear Climber
Golden Seed Charm Necklace
Golden Seed Charm Necklace
Polk Cuff Bracelet
Polk Cuff Bracelet

For the Maximalist

Aurate was founded by Sophie Khan and Bouchra Ezzahraoui. They believe every woman deserves jewelry that is high quality, reasonably priced, and ethically created. 

Infinity Ring
Infinity Ring
Obelisk Pendant
Obelisk Pendant
Flower Earring Stud with White Diamonds
Flower Earring Stud with White Diamonds

Kids

For the Crafty Kid

Kiwi Crate was founded by Sandra Oh Lin and Dave Li for kids at various ages.

Astronaut Starter Kit
Astronaut Starter Kit
Santa's Sleigh Automaton
Santa's Sleigh Automaton
Nature Walk Lantern
Nature Walk Lantern

For the No-Frills Kid

Primary was founded by Galyn Bernard and Christina Carbonell. Primary offers gender neutral kid’s clothing with no labels and no slogans. 

Kid’s Puffer Jacket (in Rainbow Stripe)
Kid’s Puffer Jacket (in Rainbow Stripe)
Long Sleeve Star Tee
Long Sleeve Star Tee

For STEM Girls

GoldieBlox was founded by Beau Lewis and Debbie Sterling to empower young girls to learn STEM. They even offer a free virtual STEM camp.

Crystal Growing Kit
Crystal Growing Kit
Cloud Dream Lamp
Cloud Dream Lamp

For the Baby

Lovevery was founded by Jessica Rolph and Rod Morris. Their play kits are sustainably built and designed by child development experts.

Analyst Play Kit
Analyst Play Kit
Block Set
Block Set

Pets

For the Dog Lover

Fable was founded by Sophie Bakalar and Jeremy Canade with a focus on design and safety for dogs.

Falcon Toy
Falcon Toy
Dog Bed
Dog Bed
Signature Leash
Signature Leash

For the Cat Lover

Basepaws was founded by Anna Skaya. Human DNA tests are so last season; test your cat this year!

Breed + Health Cat DNA Test
Breed + Health Cat DNA Test
Whole Genome Sequencing
Whole Genome Sequencing

Happy Shopping!

 

At Glass Half Funded, we believe it’s important to shop consciously and to support women. This list makes it easier for you to do both! I hope some of the items on this list caught your eye for a family member or friend (or maybe even yourself). Let me know of any other women-founded brands you’re loving this holiday season!