By FEMALE FOUNDERS FUND
This holiday season, we asked our founders
what they're excited to gift friends and
family -- and the items they're coveting
themselves. See their fun gift ideas for your
holiday shopping this year below!
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SOPHIE BAKALAR, FABLE PETS
"I LOVE ALL THE PRODUCTS FROM GATHRE, BUT ESPECIALLY THE LEATHER YOGA MAT. IT LOOKS SO GOOD THAT I LEAVE IT OUT ALL THE TIME AND IT ENCOURAGES ME TO SQUEEZE IN A SHORT PRACTICE."
Sophie is the Co-Founder of Fable, a digitally-native brand based in New York City that makes stylish, high-quality everyday goods for urban pets using the latest research in pet wellness.
KRISTA BERLINCOURT, KENSHō HEALTH
A custom TERESSA FOGLIA HAT or DANNER HIKING BOOTS to carry me through the winter and easily transition from cozy time indoors to outdoor adventures, since I'm an 'outside cat' committed to deepening my connection to the natural.
Krista is the Founder & CEO of Kenshō, a health and wellness platform and guide to natural medicine that lets you easily explore wellness practices, find and book providers, and access unique experiences around the world tied to your holistic needs.
RACHEL BLUMENTHAL, ROCKETS OF AWESOME
"THE ATHENA NAP DRESS FROM HILL HOUSE HOME: THIS IS THE YEAR I FIND THE PERFECT SLEEP ENSEMBLE THAT’S BOTH PRACTICAL (COMFY AND COTTON), CHIC (BASICALLY COULD DOUBLE AS A DRESS YOU WEAR OUT OF THE HOUSE) AND COVERS MY SHOULDERS (IT’S MY THING - THEY GET COLD!)"
Rachel is the Founder & CEO of Rockets of Awesome, the future of shopping for your kids! ROA personalizes an assortment of super cool, stylish kids clothes and deliver it to your home for no fee.
STEPHANIE CHOI, SAWYER
"MY HUSBAND AND I LOVE TO COOK AND I LOVE EVERYTHING ON FOOD52 (THEY MAKE EVEN THE MOST BASIC ITEM LOOK IRRESISTIBLE). I'VE BEEN EYEING THIS COLLAPSIBLE COFFEE PRESS FOR WHEN I'M ON THE GO."
Stephanie is the Co-Founder & COO of Sawyer, a platform that connects children, parents, and providers of the best enriching childhood experiences through a suite of industry-leading technology solutions with a goal to ensure every child has the opportunity to discover their own love of learning.
ALICE CHENG, CULINARY AGENTS
"BRONZE CUT PASTA FROM ABRUZZO, ITALY - MY FAVORITE SHAPES FROM MARCELLI FORMAGGI ARE BUCATINI AND MEZZI RIGATONI. I LOVE GIFTING A BAG WITH A GREAT BOTTLE OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL...PERFECT ALSO FOR HOUSE WARMING OR HOST GIFT."
Alice is the Founder & CEO of Culinary Agents, the website to find career-related information about the hospitality industry.
ANU DUGGAL, FEMALE FOUNDERS FUND
"MY MORNING RITUAL INCLUDES A REALLY GOOD CUP OF TEA, AND I RECENTLY PURCHASED THIS TEA KETTLE FROM MACKENZIE CHILD THAT BRIGHTENS UP MY WHOLE KITCHEN. IT REMINDS ME EVERY MORNING HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO TAKE A MINUTE AND ENJOY THE SIMPLE PLEASURES IN LIFE."
Anu is the founding partner of Female Founders Fund.
LINDEN ELLIS, COTERIE PARTY
"WEEZIE MAKEUP TOWELS! THEY'RE SOFT, FLUFFY AND WON'T STAIN. PLUS, THEY'RE FEMALE FOUNDED!"
Linden is the Co-Founder of Coterie, a curated selection of elevated party supplies.
GEORGINA GOOLEY, BILLIE
"THE HOMECOAT BY OFFHOURS IS THE COZIEST COAT FOR GOING NOWHERE! A LUXURIOUS, QUILTED ROBE DESIGNED TO WEAR AROUND THE HOUSE WHEN YOU'RE IN PEAK RELAX-MODE."
Georgie is the Co-Founder of Billie, a female-first shave and body brand delivering premium-quality razors and skincare at half the price of the competition.
FREDDIE HARREL, RADSWAN
"I LOVE PLANTS BUT I ALWAYS KILL THEM! BLOOMSCAPE PLANTS ARE A GREAT GIFT BECAUSE THEY COME WITH INSTRUCTIONS AND YOU CAN SHOP ACCORDING TO THE LIGHT, DIFFICULTY, AND IF THEY’RE PET FRIENDLY OR NOT. YOU CAN USE PLANTS FOR YOUR HOUSE OR OFFICE. PLANTS ARE AIR CLEANERS, RELAXING, AND ALSO A SOURCE OF PRIDE WHEN YOU WATCH THEM THRIVE."
Freddie is the Founder & CEO of RadSwan, the conscious beauty brand built with, and for the global African diaspora.
MICHELLE KENNEDY, PEANUT
"THE LIBERTY ADVENT CALENDAR IS FULL OF PRODUCTS I ACTUALLY WANT TO USE, A GOOD PRICE POINT, AND IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS WE ALL DESERVE A TREAT A DAY!"
Michelle is the Co-Founder & CEO of Peanut, a social networking app to meet, chat and learn from like-minded women.
MIA LEWIN, SPRUCE UP
"I AM CURRENTLY OBSESSED WITH ALL THINGS LINEN BECAUSE IT LASTS FOR DECADES TO COME, IS VERSATILE AND COMFORTABLE IN WARM & COOL WEATHER, AND BRINGS ME THE SENSE OF EVERYDAY (AFFORDABLE) LUXURY WHEN I AM RECHARGING FROM THE DEMANDS OF START-UP LIFE. HAWKINS NY MAKES SIMPLE LINEN THROWS IN DELICIOUS WINTER COLORS THAT MAKE A PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT!"
Mia is the Founder & CEO of Spruce Up, a platform leveraging AI and designer curation to make sprucing up your home easy and fun.
SHAN-LYN MA, ZOLA
"EVERYTHING HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD IS MAKING ME WANT TO GIVE BACK EVEN MORE FOR THE HOLIDAYS. GLOBAL GIVING IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE I CAN DONATE TO DIFFERENT CAUSES FOR ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY BASED ON WHAT THEY CARE ABOUT MOST."
Shan is the Co-Founder & CEO of Zola, the next generation of wedding registry.
NATALIE MACKEY, WINKY LUX
"EACH JEWELS ROSALIE COLLECTION, CHRISTIAN SIRIANO’S 'UNDER DRESSED' SHIRT, AND THE MOST COMFY PJS IN THE WORLD."
Natalie is the Founder & CEO of Winky Lux, a line of color cosmetics made from the highest quality ingredients known to woman-kind. All products are cruelty free, paraben free, phthalate free, non-toxic and heavily pigmented.
NORIA MORALES, THE WONDER
"I’M OBSESSED WITH KULE, AND THIS WRAP IS JUST THE MOST DELICIOUS, HAPPY THING YOU CAN GIVE TO SOMEONE. PLUS YOU DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT SIZE."
Noria is the Co-Founder and CMO of The Wonder, a physical space in Tribeca NYC that leverages brand, experiences and retail to provide meaning, community, and experience for its family members.
DEEPICA MUTYALA, TINTED
"I LOVE EVERYTHING CUYANA BECAUSE IT’S TIMELESS. MY CURRENT OBSESSION IS THEIR WEEKENDER BAG. I’M ALWAYS ON THE GO AND THIS BAG IS ALWAYS SO CHIC FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL."
Deepica is the Founder & CEO of Tinted, a beauty company helping those underrepresented in the industry find a voice.
SARA RAFFA, COTERIE PARTY
"HAMPSHIRE MORNING SCRUNCHIES ARE PERFECT FOR THOSE COLD WINTER DAYS WHERE YOU STAYED IN BED A LITTLE TOO LONG AND DON’T HAVE TIME TO DO YOUR HAIR. PLUS THEY WILL CHANNEL ANYONE’S INNER RBG!"
Sara is the Co-Founder of Coterie, a curated selection of elevated party supplies.
KATHERINE RYDER, MAVEN CLINIC
"WILD BELLE'S NEW ALBUM, EVERYBODY ONE OF A KIND, TO LISTEN TO WHILE COOKING FROM ABRA BERENS' NEW COOKBOOK, RUFFAGE."
Kate is the CEO & Founder of Maven, the first digital clinic for women.
ARIELA SAFIRA, REAL
"A SINGING LESSON WITH KATY PFAFFL! I'M NOT A SINGER BY ANY MEANS, AND HAVE GIFTED THIS TO 2 NON-SINGER FRIENDS WHO THOUGHT IT WAS SUCH A SILLY AND FUN EXPERIENCE TO TAKE A LESSON AND BREAK THROUGH VULNERABILITY BARRIERS BY SINGING IN FRONT OF ANOTHER PERSON. MY FRIENDS SAY SHE DID A BIT OF LIFE COACHING DURING THE SESSION, TOO, WHICH ISN'T A BAD WAY TO START THE NEW YEAR!"
Ariela is the Founder & CEO of Real, a redesigned therapy space, community, app, and care model devoted to women’s mental health.
EMILY ST. DENIS, FEMALE FOUNDERS FUND
"IS THERE ANY BETTER GIFT THAN JEWELRY? I'M SPECIFICALLY OBSESSED WITH EAR DECOR, SO I'M EXCITED TO GIFT MY FRIENDS (AND MYSELF) GIFT CARDS TO NEWLY OPENED, FEMALE-FOUNDED!, STUDS."
Emily is the Head of Platform at Female Founders Fund.
LISA SKEETE TATUM, LANDIT
"I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS DAGNE DOVER LARGE ALLYN TOTE. IT FITS EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON THE GO--LAPTOP, A FEW FILES, MAKEUP BAG, EXTRA PAIR OF SHOES, SPECIAL POCKETS FOR YOUR PHONE AND WATER BOTTLE, AND IT STILL LOOKS POLISHED!"
Lisa is the CEO of Landit, a career platform that empowers women with the roadmap and access needed to fully engage or re-engage in the workplace, board room, or community.
LIZ WESSEL, WAYUP
"IF YOU'RE ON A CELERY JUICE KICK LIKE I AM, THIS AICOK JUICER HAS BEEN A GREAT PURCHASE."
Liz is the CEO of WayUp, the largest online marketplace that connects students looking for part-time work while completing their education, with businesses looking to hire students for short-term work.
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