9 Female Founders on What They’re Gifting for the Holidays

9 Female Founders on What They’re Gifting for the Holidays

We’re a little nosey around here (let’s be honest—who isn’t?). We thought to ourselves, “Huh, we wonder what some of our fave entrepreneurs are gifting their inner circle for the holidays?” So, we asked some of the coolest brand founders we know to share what they’ve got their eye on from fellow woman-owned brands and female-founded companies. TL;DR: We want it all.


Alexandra Fine
Co-founder of Dame Products

“I’m going to get my crew some hanahana lotion. First off, I just love the lotion. It has an airy, whipped texture that helps keep skin hydrated. Plus, it’s owned by a dope human who cares deeply about making her business work for the full supply chain. She pays 2x the fair market rate for shea butter per kilo. It’s also just a solid self-care gift!”

Shea Body Butter, $30, hanahanabeauty.com


Jaclyn Fu
Founder of Pepper

Anima Iris makes beautiful, luxury handbags handmade in Dakar, Senegal, and uses one-a-kind leathers for all of the bags. I’ve been following their founder Wilglory Tanjong’s journey on Instagram (@anima.iris), and I appreciate how authentic and open she is about the entrepreneurial journey. I can’t wait to buy one and upgrade my bag game.”

Tangerine Delight Zaza Grande, $580, animairis.com


Trinity Mouzon Wofford
Founder of Golde

“This year, I’m planning on gifting the Cosmic Glow Oil from Supernal. The founder, Melissa Medvedich, is a friend, and puts so much love and energy into her formulations! A dreamy pick for all skin types, this product has long been a staple in my own routine and is the perfect present for any skincare-obsessed friend.”

Cosmic Glow Oil, $108, supernal.co


Abigail Cook Stone
Founder of Otherland

“I’ll be gifting a set of champagne coupes from Estelle Colored Glass—they’re gorgeous! Estelle makes the chicest glassware in classic shapes with modern colors. A festive cocktail in a beautiful glass is the perfect little experiential moment at home to celebrate the small wins, the season, and everything in between!”

Champagne Coupe Stemware in Blush Pink (Set of 2), $85, estellecoloredglass.com


Lesley Hampton
Founder of Lesley Hampton

“I love Cheekbone Beauty not only for the sustainable, high-quality makeup products, but also because giving back to the Indigenous community is ingrained within the Cheekbone Beauty ethos. You can trust that by purchasing Cheekbone’s products you are doing your part in supporting the community. This business model correlates directly with Lesley Hampton and makes it easy to be proud to wear her beauty products.”

Sustain Brush/Bronzer, $20, cheekbonebeauty.com


Kristin Olszewski
Founder of Nomadica

“I will be giving Brightland’s The Mini Essentials Set this year for some of my holiday gifting. Great home cooking really starts with quality ingredients. These minis on their own will result in the best salad dressing you’ve ever tasted or spruce up any dish. Brightland’s founder, Aishwarya Iyer, is an incredible visionary in the food space. She does an incredible job of creating analog moments in an increasingly digital world!”

The Mini Essentials Set, $70, brightland.co


Cassandra Grey
Founder of Violet Grey

“KNC Beauty’s All Natural Collagen Filled Lip Masks by my friend and Violet Grey muse, Kristen Noel Crawley, are my choice for a cheeky stocking stuffer. Coupled with mistletoe and a mystery note, they make the perfect wink-wink gift for the holidays. Wildly popular with the cool kids on social media, it’s also a TikTok-approved gift for any teenager or beauty blogger aspiring to influence purchase decisions and pull in six figures.”

All Natural Collagen Filled Lip Masks by KNC Beauty, $25, violetgrey.com


Rachael Newton
Founder of Nixit

“One of my best friends, Marie Lussier, is a co-founder of Pika Layers, known for their amazing bamboo PJs sustainably made in Canada. They recently introduced a holiday collection for the whole family! Matching holiday PJs are a tradition in my household, and this year, I’m making it a tradition for others by gifting these gorgeous and comfortable sets.”

Holiday Bamboo Sleeper, $50, pikalayers.com


Jen Martin
Co-founder of Pipcorn

“My go-to gift is always a book and something that makes you feel good. This year, I am giving bucket hats by Memorial Day and Black Futures by Jenna Wortham and Kimberly Drew. I always make it a priority during any gift-giving opportunity to introduce my friends and family to products I love from small businesses or independent creators that they might not know about. The holiday season is such a great launchpad for new companies, so supporting people I am inspired by makes it so fun for me as well.”

Black Futures, $22.50, amazon.com; Solair Plaid Bucket Hat, $165, memorialday.com


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