What better way to spread holiday cheer than by supporting some badass women-owned brands? Finding the perfect gift can be tricky, so we've curated a list that makes shopping a breeze and supports female-founded companies that are doing amazing things in the world.
As of 2023, one-third of businesses making waves globally are run by women. By supporting female entrepreneurs this holiday season, you're not just giving a gift; you're investing in a world where glass ceilings are shattered daily.
From the foodie and bookworm to the techie and wellness-obsessed, we have options for everyone on your list (including you). The best part? Many of them give back to great charitable causes. Keep reading to see and shop our picks (in no particular order!), then raise a glass to these incredible female founders.
1) Anchal self-care gift box, $210
Give the gift of an at-home spa day with Anchal’s organic cotton robe, matching headband, and toiletry bag. Anchal is an ethical brand co-founded by sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines that works with local artisans in Ajmer, India to create eco-friendly textiles. They have also established programs to train, employ, and support survivors of domestic violence and those vulnerable to exploitation.
2) Fashion Fair Iconic lipstick, $28 HALL OF FEMME HONOREE
Fashion Fair was founded by and for Black women in 1973, and helped define and transform the Black beauty industry as we know it. These days, the legacy brand is helmed by Hall of Femme honoree Desirée Rogers — and this “iconic” lipstick makes a great stocking stuffer! Formulated with sunflower seed oil and rosemary leaf for balm-like hydration and rich, buildable coverage, it comes in a range of shades that pop on all skin tones.
3) Fazeek striped coupe glasses, $99
Founded by Melbourne-based designer Jackie Fezakas, Fazeek’s glassware is hand-blown and made from high-quality borosilicate glass. We love this set of striped coupe glasses — sure, they’re made for champagne, but they’re also a fun way to serve cocktails, seafood, or dessert.
4) Clare V. Icon sweater, $365
Everyone deserves a cozy knit, and this one is wooly, plush, and perfect for winter afternoons. Founder and designer Clare Vivier is dedicated to supporting various social justice causes — the brand partners with (and gives back to) organizations like Every Mother Counts, The Center for Reproductive Rights, and Everytown for Gun Safety.
5) Aplat baguette tote, $60
Aplat founder Shu Bertrand draws inspiration from Korean, French, and American cultures in all of her products, including this cheeky tote bag. Sustainably made — and with enough room for two baguettes! — it’s a great gift that’s perfect for picnics or bakery runs.
Alice’s decadent treats are made from functional mushrooms and organic dark chocolate, and Brainstorm offers a boost of energy and focus during the midday lag. These pretty tins make a great stocking stuffer! Alice was created by Lindsay Goodstein, a former pharmaceutical executive, and Charlotte Cruze, a food scholar and wellness authority, with the desire to create “safe, effective consumables that pair long-term benefits with immediate boosts to cognitive functioning.”
8) Frēda Salvador Willow Wallabee, $295
Frēda Salvador co-founders Cristina Palomo Nelson and Megan Papay dreamed up their footwear company “over many bottles of wine” — that’s something we can get behind. Their products are handcrafted in family factories in Spain and El Salvador, where they source the highest quality leathers for longtime wear. These cozy shearling wallabees are great for tipsy nights at home and around town, and will last for winter seasons to come.
9) Bella Freud Hunky Dory egg cup set, $106
British designer Bella Freud’s bone china egg cups are equal parts classy and sassy. Since founding her namesake brand in 1990, Bella’s irreverent designs have made her an industry staple and built a cult following among the likes of Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, and Zadie Smith.
10) Ourside Eau de Parfum discovery kit, $35
Ourside founder Keta Burke-Williams is an “outsider inspired by countless other outsiders.” She blends clean, responsibly-sourced aromas that reinvigorate the senses. This trio of unisex scents, with notes of floral wood, earthy citrus, and warm amber, is fit for the fragrance lover on your list (and tiny enough to slip into their stocking).
Brett Heyman is the founder of Flower by Edie Parker, which offers luxury cannabis smoking accessories and vintage-inspired apparel. Not only does this tee nod back to the classic 80s/90s anti-drug PSA, but 15% of profits will be donated to the Women's Prison Association, an organization that empowers women to redefine their lives in the face of injustice and incarceration.
12) Golde Matcha Lovers Kit, $52
With Golde, co-founder and CEO Trinity Mouzon Wofford aims to make wellness easy, fun, and accessible to everyone. The brand’s Pure Matcha is ceremonial grade and sourced from Uji, Japan, and Matcha Turmeric is a great alternative for those looking for a jitter-free boost. This kit has everything the matcha lover needs to make the perfect cup at home.
13) Dieux x Violette Forever Eye Mask, $25
Dieux’s trio of female founders teamed up with French makeup artist Violette_FR on these silicone eye patches that help hold serums and creams close to the skin, allowing for better absorption and hydration. The best part? They’re reusable.
14) Our Place Dream Cooker, $225
Our Place’s latest best-selling gadget is a dream. This stylish multicooker steams, sears, sautees, and slow cooks, all while saving space and looking sleek in the kitchen. Founded by Shiza Shahid (who is also co-founder of the Malala Fund), Our Place works with women-owned manufacturing collectives and donates to systems-based causes like Feeding America and Rare Impact Fund.
15) The Last Love Note by Emma Grey, from $15 HALL OF FEMME HONOREE
Zibby Owens is the founder of Zibby Owens Media, a modern media company on a mission to “help busy people live their best lives by connecting to books and each other.” Her publishing imprint’s latest offering, Emma Grey’s romantic comedy, will make your Bumble-obsessed BFF laugh, cry, and renew their faith in the resilience of the human heart — and in love itself.
Pineapple Collaborative was founded by six women on a mission to connect and celebrate with people who love food. The brand collaborated with winemaker Martha Stoumen and vinegar alchemist Joanne Krueger on “Northern California in a bottle,” AKA this slow-fermented vinegar made from a delightful blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Nero d'Avola grapes.
The Deck of Plenty contains 82 cards for affirmation and inspiration, and each daily pick-me-up offers a written message or illustration to spark new thoughts and prompt fresh ideas. CHANI co-founder Chani Nicolas is a New York Times best-selling author and astrologer, and the company donates 5% of all revenue to Freeform, an organization that supports survivors of gender-based violence.
18) GlassTats Holiday Bundle, $56
GlassTats, co-founded by friends Maya Pacheco and Corinne Golden, is making sure you never lose your wine glass at a party ever again. For the hostess with the mostess, we love the brand’s bundle of drink markers, which includes four sets of tats fit for all types of holiday soirees.
19) Caminito Tierra Lila Blanket Roll, $92
Caminito’s mother-daughter team, Elizabeth and Liz Clark, create each of their colorful blankets as “a tribute to Mexico’s color and craft.” Each one is hand woven by talented artisans in central Mexico and features a handmade leather carrying strap — you can use them for yoga, beach hangs, or gathering around a campfire.
Crafted by artists and sisters Laila and Nadia Gohar, these iridescent spoons are a luxe gift for the champagne and caviar lover (mother of pearl ensures the delicate flavor of caviar stays as fresh as possible!). Gohar World is “a tableware universe that embraces craft, time, tradition, and humor.” Nadia and Laila conceive their pieces as future heirlooms, and work with family-owned ateliers around the world, from Vietnam to Austria, Italy to Egypt.
21) Chunks Bow Barrette, $20
Tiffany Ju was on the hunt for the perfect hair accessory when her brand, Chunks, was born. Their fun, colorful clips and barrettes are made from high-quality acetate and work for all hair types. We especially love this bow-rette, which adds French flair to any fit.
22) Ellevest Gift Card, $50-$1,500
Founded by Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevest offers financial guidance designed to help women build their wealth, reach their goals, and feel confident along the way. Their gift cards can be used toward 1:1 financial planning sessions, live workshops, budgeting advice, and more. Financial freedom is a gift in itself, so why not spread the dollars and sense?
23) Sézane Les Mots Correspondence Set, $20
We all have that friend who sends beautiful thank you cards through the mail (or maybe you’re that friend). This stationery set from Sézane is a great gift that celebrates the lost art of letter writing. Morgane Sézalory started her label as France's first online brand — Sézane is now B-Corp certified, and through their DEMAIN initiative, the company donates 10% of global sales and 100% of the proceeds from a dedicated design to programs that support access to education and equal opportunities for children worldwide.
Jena Wolfe and Rachel Hochhauser are the co-founders of Piecework, which makes this “fussy, fanciful, opulent” puzzle. (We’re partial to any activity that includes caviar.) Gift it to your bougie friend; the one who always inspires you to treat yourself and celebrate life’s little indulgences. Each puzzle comes with a personalized playlist to set the mood.
25) The Sip Black-Owned Bubble Box, $60
The Sip co-founders Catherine Carter and Erica Davis set out to make the world of sparkling wine more accessible to all women and help bridge racial disparities in the industry. You know we love a good bottle of bubbly, and The Sip’s curated gift box highlights two amazing sparkling wines from two amazing Black women. It’s a great way to support BIPOC-made wines (and the women that drink them).
Who can resist a flaky, buttery croissant? We love this cheeky decorative candle, which is hand-poured and hand-painted by The Wednesday Company owner Grace Batista. Just like real croissants, no two of Grace’s pieces are exactly alike.
If there’s someone on your list who needs a little pampering, give them with Klei Beauty’s calming rose bath soak and body scrub, which melts away dead skin and uplifts the senses. Valerie Smith is the founder and sole employee of Klei; the sustainable self-care brand donates a portion of sales to the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Environmental Defense Fund.
28) In Kind Magazine subscription, $30 HALL OF FEMME HONOREE
In Kind is an independent, biannual magazine founded and edited by Leah Melby Clinton and Hannah Weil McKinley. Each issue is focused on capturing the conversations modern women are having as they navigate motherhood, career, and personal style.
This 4-piece napkin set is inspired by Picasso’s signature line drawings and made from extra-thick linen that can withstand the most raucous of dinner parties. Misette was co-founded by sisters Sarah Pecaut and Amy Burstyn Fritz. For every order, they donate two meals to Second Harvest, which recovers unsold food and redistributes it to social service organizations to protect the environment and provide immediate hunger relief.
30) Vitruvi Cloud Humidifier, $229
Sara Panton co-founded Vitruvi after learning about the toxic chemicals used in traditional air care and home scenting products. The brand’s (whisper-quiet, aesthetically pleasing) humidifier emits a cooling mist that naturally hydrates skin, softens hair, and improves immunity and sleep quality. Also: it’s safe for kids and babies, making it a great gift for parents!
31) Foxy's Funk La Costa incense, $22
Foxy’s Funk’s signature incense sticks are made with a blend of essential and fragrance oils, and feature notes of lily of the valley, jasmine, sea salt, and tonka bean. Founder Foxy Nora is a DJ whose mission is to “curate a sensory experience through products such as hand-dipped incense, music based content, and vintage vinyl records.”
32) Wildfang Wild Feminist Dad Hat, $28
What bad hair day? This classic cotton dad hat will add that good feminist energy to any look, dressy or casual. Each Wildfang piece is sustainably crafted to “embrace the feminine, masculine, and everything in between.” Through Wildfang, founder and CEO Emma Mcilroy has given back over $1 million to causes like ProjectQ, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Tegan & Sara Foundation, RAICES, and Girls Inc.
33) MLE Gentlewoman's Agreement necklace, $138
MLE’s gold and rhodium duet necklace has an elegant magnetic clasp that joins the hands together, as “a symbol of the strength women have when we do things together.” MLE founder Li Mandri creates thoughtful accessories, many of which are made-to-order in New York by a small team of skilled craftswomen (including Li herself!). The Gentlewoman’s Agreement would be a great gift for your sister, or as best friend necklaces.
34) Diaspora Co. The Baking Trio, $31 HALL OF FEMME HONOREE
If there’s somebody on your list who loves to bake, well, lucky you! Gift them with this trio of Diaspora Co.’s fan-favorite warming spices — Peni Miris Cinnamon, Anamalai Nutmeg, and Makhir Ginger — perfect for cookies, cakes, or brewing fresh chai. Hall of Femme honoree Sana Javeri Kadri founded Diaspora Co. in 2017 to grow an equitable spice trade and build community around food. Today, they source 30 single origin spices from 150 farms across India and Sri Lanka.
35) Shana Rehwald Me-est Me Journal, $29
Created by Shana Rehwald and designed by Hanna Snyder, the Me-est Me Journal is an 88-page guided workbook filled with prompts and exercises to help the seeker in your life reconnect with themselves. It can be used as a daily exercise or sporadic tool for when personal reflection is needed. Me-est Me is female-founded, LGBTQ+ owned, and made in California. Shana facilitates workshops to help others connect with their most authentic selves, ditch imposter syndrome, and develop resilience.
36) Stevie CBD Balm, $60
Fashion insider Courtney Trop is the brains behind Stevie, a collection of high-quality hemp CBD products made from ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients (and named after Stevie Nicks). This topical muscle balm eases sore, achy muscles and relieves cramps and tension. Gift it to a fitness girlie for a soothing post-workout rubdown.
37) Cadence Candle Co. The Vibes candle, $32
Cadence Candle Co.’s Taelor Salmon founded her company to “bring about the joys in life from good smells, to good sounds, and good vibes.” This warm, floral scent radiates fragrant notes of warm amber, almond blossom, and cashmere musk. Each candle comes in a recyclable vessel and with a tailored playlist. Vibes, sorted.
Jane Hall is the London-based author and designer behind this book, which is an immersive, timely celebration of more than 200 women product designers from the early 20th century to today. For the design buff, it’s a treat for the eyes (and the coffee table).
39) Ceremonia The Frida Headband, $28
Not only does this satin headband look great on everyone, but it also protects all hair types from snags and thinning. It can be worn while doing a skincare routine or taken out on the town as a way to dress up a sweater and jeans. Founded by Babba Rivera, Ceremonia was born out of the desire to “celebrate the richness of Latin culture, while highlighting the next-generation of Latinx.” Inspired by the rituals Babba grew up with, the brand is leading the way towards a more sustainable future.
40) Modestine Teas Queendom Reign tea, $19 HALL OF FEMME HONOREE
Modestine’s Queendom Reign loose-leaf tea is a blend of sacred herbs and flowers — including chamomile, rose hips, and lemongrass — that promotes feminine health care and provides hormonal support from puberty through post-menopause. As a Certified Tea Sommelier, founder and Hall of Femme honoree Laura Shanley’s passion lies in helping individuals understand the foundation in the history, traditions, preparation, and health benefits of tea.
41) BlackTravelBox Travel Sleep Set, $120
BlackTravelBox products are made for life on the go. Founded by Orion Brown, this genius travel sleep set is for the jetsetter on your list, It includes a mulberry silk pillowcase and scrunchie to protect your hair, and a weighted eye pillow with removable insert silicone beads that can be chilled before use — perfect for those extra-long nights and flights.
42) Yew Yew Wavy Ashtray, $45
Yew Yew founder Jenny Wichman set out to design smokeware that “looked so nice, you would never want to hide it.” This chic, sturdy pressed glass ashtray was created to stack and stash your favorite stoner’s cannabis goodies. They’ll light up when they see it.
The only thing better than new vinyl is vintage vinyl. BLK MKT’s selection of old records ranges from Shirley Caesar to Sir Mix-a-Lot. Curated by founders Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart, the collection centers Black cultural artifacts and includes vintage literature, vinyl records, clothing, art, housewares, and more. As the couple says: “We’re communicating very explicitly to Black folks that 'not only do we see you, but we love you as well. You’re worthy. What you’ve created is worthy. You are important here.'”
44) A Hippie in Heels Champagne Problems crewneck sweatshirt, $35 and up
We love this relaxed-fit, unisex sweatshirt from A Hippie in Heels. Owner Maggie creates fun, cozy tees and tops that make a statement — and this one is “Bubbles, not troubles.”
45) Stine Goya Yumma scarf, $100
Danish designer Stine Goya draws on inspiration from the international art world for her brand, which injects a shot of color and whimsy into the minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic. This airy 100% silk scarf would make a great gift for Mom — she can wear it in her hair, around her neck, or tied to a handbag.
These Dusen Dusen grinders come in a limited-edition colorway and would make a great kitchen gift for the home chef on your list. Founded by Ellen Van Dusen, the Brooklyn-based design studio originally began as a womenswear label. Dusen Dusen develops seasonal houseware and apparel collections inspired by fine art, commercial and naïve design, as well as the brain's reaction to color, movement, and contrast.
Justice for socks as gifts! There’s definitely a way to do it with style, which is why we love this shimmery gold pair made from recycled yarn. After learning that traditional pantyhose are made from a harmful petroleum-based manufacturing process, co-founders Linn Frisinger and Nadja Forsberg built Swedish Stockings with the mission to move the hosiery industry to a more sustainable place.
With 6,000 sonic vibrations per minute, this sculpting tool from master esthetician Angela Caglia is like a Peloton workout for your face. It massages muscles, soothes skin, and relaxes tension from headaches and tech neck. The skincare fanatic in your life will love you forever.
49) Le Wand plug-in vibrating massager, $130
Le Wand founder Alicia Sinclair knows that sexual well-being is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and the brand’s vibrating massager is designed with pleasure in mind. It’s a sleek, full body device that can be used during sexy time or to relieve knots and tension all over the body. Best of all, the extra-long 8’ cord ensures you’ll never run out of power during a vibe sesh.
50) Couplet Coffee Starter Kit, $45 HALL OF FEMME HONOREE
Couplet Coffee’s Starter Kit is a great gift for your coffee-obsessed sister who always brews the perfect cup. It includes a colorful tote and two bags of freshly roasted, fan-favorite beans — the Espresso for Everyone and the Blissful Blend — from family-run farms. Hall of Femme honoree Gefen Skolnick is a first-generation immigrant and proud queer woman who founded Couplet to make great-tasting, specialty coffee less intimidating and more accessible to the masses.
Shelley Lindgren is the wine director and owner of San Francisco’s beloved Italian restaurant A16, and Kate Leahy is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen cookbooks. Their stunningly photographed book lets the wanderlusty wine lover travel vicariously through all 20 regions of Italy to discover the grapes, terrain, and historical techniques that have influenced modern winemaking. Pair it with a pretty bottle!
52) Yukari Ceramics black mug with white spots, $52 HALL OF FEMME HONOREE
Hall of Femme honoree Shannon Maldonado is the founder and creative director of YOWIE, a Philadelphia-based concept store and hotel offering quirky, highly curated products like Yukari Ceramics’ dotted mug. Danielle Yukari’s handmade vessel is great for coffee or tea, and the circular handle ensures no spills!
For your bestie with the green thumb or artist’s eye, consider this chic and durable apron. Made in India from organic cotton, it has five pockets for easy storage, keeping hands clean and tools close by. The Organic Company CEO Joy Vasiljev is an important voice in the debate on organic lifestyle, environment and sustainability in her native Denmark and beyond.
54) Cortney Herron Daydream painting, $3,800 HALL OF FEMME HONOREE
Contemporary figurative painter (and Hall of Femme honoree!) Cortney Herron is inspired by the human form. She believes that color has the power to “evoke emotions and create a sense of atmosphere” and infuses her California roots into every piece. This original artwork is a stunning investment for your favorite daydreamer and pleasure seeker.
Co-founded by Ellie Dinh, Girlfriend Collective is leading the slow fashion revolution with athleisure pieces from recycled materials like plastic bottles and fishing nets. Your outdoorsy friend will live in this cozy cropped puffer jacket during her hot girl hikes: it’s wind-resistant, water-wicking, and offers lightweight warmth in the chilliest temps.
56) Fly by Jing Tis the Season(ing) Box, $67 HALL OF FEMME HONOREE
Fly By Jing doesn't conform to anyone else's notions of value, taste, or tradition. Instead, Hall of Femme honoree Jing Gao’s line of Sichuan sauces are inspired by the flavors and fly restaurants of her hometown of Chengdu. This set contains six of the brand’s spicy bestsellers, which you can gift together or split up as stocking stuffers.
57) S'well Wine Chiller, $40
Give the gift of perfectly chilled wine with this beauty, which is designed to keep bottles colder, longer (and looks lovely on any table or countertop). Founded by Sarah Kauss, S’well prioritizes sustainability and aims to be a spark for change — the company pledges millions of dollars to organizations that help communities around the world.
58) Brightland Kauai Wildflower Honey, $22
You know about Brightland’s gourmet olive oils, but have you tried their honey? The brand, founded by Aishwarya Iyer, partnered with small, family-owned apiaries run by women-led teams to create this wildly unique flavor. It tastes great in coffee, drizzled on toast, and roasted with figs.