Written by Emma Lagreze.
Big impact gifts in more ways than one. These are some of our favorite women-owned brands making a splash with their beautiful products and impactful missions - sure to make anyone’s holiday a bit brighter. For those hunkering down this holiday season, all these gifts can be purchased online and shipped to your loved ones near and far.
EAT, DRINK + BE MERRY
Gifts that can immediately be put to use.
Camp Craft Cocktails $25+
Ready-to-go craft cocktail + mocktail kits for something special this holiday season. Check out their Winter Pack for a festive gift. All kits are designed to be used with or without alcohol, can keep in the fridge for up to 30 days after mixing, and can be steeped twice.
Partake Foods $15+
Something sweet for everyone - all Partake cookies are not only gluten-free, vegan, and top 8 allergen-free, they’re also free of any skeptical ingredients (no preservatives, no artificial flavors, no GMOs) so you can feel good about gifting these to your loved ones. And it doesn’t stop there - Denise, Partake’s founder, uses her platform as a Black, female CEO to raise awareness of Black and female entrepreneurship and increase opportunity for women and people of color seeking careers in the food industry.
Maybe not your typical gift, but there’s nothing typical about these craft salad dressings and marinades. As a certified B Corp, Dress it Up Dressing puts as much love and care into supporting their community as they do into creating responsibly made products.
The Chai Box $12+
With travel on hold at the moment, The Chai Box offers a different way to transport its customers through it’s incredible sustainably + ethically sourced chai tea blends, concentrates, and spices. Founded by a mother of three looking to instill the love for and importance of chai time, The Chai Box is a perfect reminder to slow down and enjoy time with the ones you love.
State Honey Curators $25+
Honey sourced from apiculturists who are dedicated to the health and well-being of their bees, as well as the ecosystems where they live. State Honey makes the perfect stocking stuffer or the truly gourmet gift when paired with one of The Chai Box’s gift sets!
GOODS FOR THE HOME
Gifts to warm the space we’re in.
Made with 100% soy wax derived from American-grown soybeans and lead-free cotton wicks for a clean burn, Brooklyn Candles are luxury and beauty at an affordable price. We are in love with the Santorini scent from their Escapist series. Looking for variety or unsure of which to choose? Check out the travel candle boxed set of 4.
Erin Flett $22+
Erin Flett products are both functional and beautiful - the perfect gift in our opinion. Designed, printed, and sewn in Maine, all Erin Flett products are thoughtfully crafted with a goal to make you smile.
Jiggy Puzzles $40+
Female-founded and owned, ships carbon-neutral, and supports female artists - it’s the jigsaw puzzle trifecta! Check out Jiggy for the friend who has completed every other puzzle.
Uprise Art $150+
Uprise Art showcases emerging artists in a completely online gallery with the option to pay at your own pace. They making collecting (and gifting) artwork easy and accessible. Discover the next generation of contemporary artists and check out their gift edit for works starting at $150.
FOR THE BODY + SOUL
Gifts to encourage some pampering.
OUI the People $15+
Simply put by OTP themselves: "YES to thoughtful beauty that does good by you, and the world around you. YES to you." We love everything about this brand - thoughtful messaging, sustainable packaging, products without the yuck ingredients. Shop for stocking stuffers or full sets - you won't be disappointed.
Take Care $24+
Shipping nation-wide, this DC-based retailer of natural skincare, beauty, and wellness brands, holds the highest standard for its products. Owner and founder, Becky Waddell, stocks only natural personal-care products and can even do virtual consults. If you’re buying for someone local to DC, consider a gift card to the Take Care spa.
Made of naturally derived ingredients and steeped in family values, OSEA’s products aim to nourish and rejuvenate. Founded by Jenefer with inspiration from her grandmother, this family-business is based on over a decade of formulation.
STYLE, BUT MAKE IT COZY
Gifts that are as close to a hug as you can get.
Not only does this DC-based lingerie brand produce the perfect blend of cozy (**cough cough** wireless) and sexy (helllloooo lace and mesh) undergarments, they also never compromise on, well, anything. From how they source their materials, to how they support and pay their production team, the company values are as sexy as their undergarments. Thanks to @mojalvo for the beautiful picture of the mesh u bra above!
Facecover US $15
Facemasks can be a bit intimidating so that’s why Pilar, owner and founder of Numen, a NYC fashion-brand, quickly pivoted operations when the pandemic hit to start Facecover US. Beautiful, comfortable, and safe, these masks are the perfect gift for anyone needing a refresh on the frumpy facemask they’ve had since March.
For those going for a simplified, sustainable wardrobe without compromising on style, check out ADAY. Their design principles ensure all of their pieces are seasonless and built to last, and not to mention, incredibly comfortable. Don’t forget to check out their two-for-one deals!
Built on the idea that we should cherish and enjoy the leisurely hours in our day, Lunya offers premium loungewear that lasts and looks great. Shop sets + kits or individual items for the queen in your life who deserves a bit of comfort.
GIFT WRAPPING + FINAL TOUCHES
For when the wrapping paper is also the gift.
Did you know most wrapping paper can’t be recycled? Wrappily solves that problem by creating eco-friendly wrapping paper printed on decommissioned newspaper presses. This paper is so cute you’ll want to reuse it, so buy it for the holidays, but use it year-round!
Maika Goods $8+
Or skip wrapping paper all together and let the gift be the wrapping! Made from sustainable materials, these designs evoke joy and have the functionality of your everyday items. Check out the pouches for something to put those self-care items in or the small canvas buckets to pot an adorable succulent.
Our Heiday $5+
Looking for a beautiful card or holiday tag? Check out Our Heiday - a paper-company started by a pair of sisters on a mission to be thoughtful in how we consume and encouraging folks to buy with community and longevity in mind.
Finally, don’t forget to order up some Wild Willett jerky for that last-minute stocking stuffer or as a travel snack for yourself while you’re getting from point A to B this holiday season. Stay safe and happy snacking!