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!
FOR THE MINIMALIST
Parachute was founded by Ariel Kaye to bring more accessible comfort to the world.
FOR THE HOSTESS
Year & Day was founded by Kathryn Duryea. The company sells tableware that is designed in California and made in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
BEAUTY & WELLNESS
FOR THE RITUAL-OBSESSED
ARAVANI was founded by Rooshy Roy and Nina Davuluri to celebrate their heritage and share Indian beauty rituals.
FOR THE RAPUNZEL
Crown Affair was founded by Dianna Cohen, who believes hair care should be a daily practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOR THE DAYDREAMER
Hill House Home was founded by Nell Diamond, “with a dream to make happy things for happy places.”
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.”
FOR THE SPORTY
Outdoor Voices was founded by Tyler Haney and is on a mission to get people moving without the pressure of performance.
FOR THE SPARKLE ENTHUSIAST
BaubleBar was founded by Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky with a dream to bring joy through accessories.
FOR THE EVER-EVOLVING
Rocksbox was founded by Meaghan Rose and Maia Bittner. The company offers jewelry rental memberships, which you can also gift.
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.
FOR THE CRAFTY KID
Kiwi Crate was founded by Sandra Oh Lin and Dave Li for kids at various ages.
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.
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.
FOR THE BABY
Lovevery was founded by Jessica Rolph and Rod Morris. Their play kits are sustainably built and designed by child development experts.
FOR THE DOG LOVER
Fable was founded by Sophie Bakalar and Jeremy Canade with a focus on design and safety for dogs.
FOR THE CAT LOVER
Basepaws was founded by Anna Skaya. Human DNA tests are so last season; test your cat this year!
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!