Shop Entrepreneurially this Holiday Season with Gabi Garrett’s Gift Guide
November 22, 2021
The holidays are here, which means it’s time for that seasonal scramble to find the perfect gift for everyone on your nice list. The past year has allowed me to connect with so many incredible founders and the brands that are making their mark around the world. These brands are constantly challenging their industries to create change and deliver on their mission of planet and people-focused business from start to finish. Shop some of Gabi’s favorite entrepreneur friends gifts and support founders and their products while surprising and delighting your friends and family this holiday season!
Find your new favorite accessory with @tothemarket’s 19th Amendment Anniversary Silk Scarf, a wearable celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment for women’s voting rights in the U.S. The luxe silk scarf was ethically made in a female-owned and operated factory in India using TO THE MARKET’s sustainable manufacturing chain. So far, the making of these beautiful scarves has created over 100 hours of fair wage work for TO THE MARKET’s talented craftswomen. TO THE MARKET founder Jane Mosbacher Morris created the company to provide overseas workers - particularly women - with access to safe, dignified work. With a network of over 20 countries and a commitment to buying the change you want to see, TO THE MARKET is sharing economic opportunity, female empowerment, and a voice for sustainability with the world. Adding class to your closet this holiday season is the gift that keeps on giving with these scarves!
There wasn’t an underwear brand made for the active woman to feel confident, sexy, and supported until @LDMA changed the game with their intimate collections and the challenge that ‘Life Deserves More Action’. LDMA is the world's best fitting underwear made for women that move. From work to workout, for busy weekends, and your everyday on-the-go, LDMA is designed in four styles, all made to fit seamlessly under your high or low-waisted bottoms and perform under pressure for every step of your active life. All are made with an ultra-soft, matte microfiber blend and feature an innovative seamless design with anti-digging stretch and custom Micro-Ribbing made to both sculpt, flatten and help you stay in place--giving you a smoothing look and a second skin feel. With a singular focus on the perfect female fit, LDMA is proving that the core elements of your everyday look can be anything but basic!
Housewear meets outerwear with my new favorite piece from female-founded fashion company @wkndnation, whose clothing line blends the lines between comfort and style to bring the best of both worlds to your weekday look. This otherworldly coat is no exception, ready to keep you both warm and cozy, and cool with attitude. Lounge in it at home with your favorite tea, or take that robe out of the bath and into the club for a wild night out (it may turn as many heads as your dance moves). Between home, work, and social, each one of Wknd Nation's pieces is perfect for all the different parts of your life, and are sure to make you look (and feel) amazing!
Bring on the charm with these Volt Gemstone Earrings in Smokey Quartz from F+H Jewellery and add a little sultry to your styling essentials. Based in Byron Bay, Australia, and designed in small batches by founder Sharona Harris, @fordandharris jewelry balances glamour with a modern and minimal aesthetic to create strong styling pieces with androgynous appeal. F+H proudly utilizes ethical sourcing and lab-grown stones for its premium pieces, allowing both business and consumer to rock sustainability in style.
@rocketsofawesome has hacked the clothing game for parents and kids everywhere with their brand-new puffer jacket design. This plush fleece puffer comes with a handy zip-off hood, water-repellent outer shell, heat-trapping technology, and plush fleece pockets so your kids can stand out and stay toasty in chilly weather. This practical, playful and polished puffer comes in four versatile styles for boys and girls - good for school, weekend, and “just 10 more minutes pleeeease?” on the playground.
Bath & Beauty
Give your bestie the ultimate relaxation routine this holiday season with the Rose Phyto3 Facial Set & Ultimate Facial Bundle from @peakscents. With either of these premium sets, there’s no need to settle for just one facial when you receive a multi-step skincare collection packed with gentle, all-natural plant-based ingredients for your pampering pleasure. With a mission to provide luxurious products that hydrate, nourish, plump and protect your skin with plant-based ingredients, Peak Scents is taking self-care to a whole new level.
If you’re looking to make a statement on sustainability this season, look no further than The Emma Lewisham Essentials Kit from @emmalewisham cosmetics. This premium set of minis is the perfect introduction to the Emma Lewisham skincare line, which makes a conscious effort to bring sustainability to the forefront with vegan formulas, no animal testing, biodegradable materials, and reusable packaging. For the ultimate beauty regime under $100, the kit includes: Skin Reset, Supernatural 72-Hour Hydration Crème, Supernatural Face Oil, Eye Crème, Illuminating Cleanser, Illuminating Exfoliant and Brighten Your Day Crème.
For the men in your life, grab a set of @mantlmen scalp care products. Designed as simple, smart self care for the modern man, MANTL products focus on bringing scalp and skincare to bald men as a means of empowerment and confidence-building. MANTL’s products have exfoliating and moisturizing ingredients for bald care, but their skincare line works great for your man’s face routine, too! Create a custom skin care routine with a MANTL subscription today and unlock 10% off your purchase via the MANTL website.
These 100% organic cotton towels from @baina are designed with intent and permanence in mind to weave sustainability into your bathtime ritual. These towels are soft, durable, and natural (not to mention retro cute) and their mindful craftsmanship makes them superior in absorbency, hand-feel, and environmental impact compared to the average towel. BAINA founders Bailey Meredith and Anna Fahey created the company to bring sustainable elements of luxury to the calming bathing ritual and share the decompression and relaxation that comes from an elevated bathing experience with us all.
The Beauty Advent Calendar from @markryansalon is the perfect holiday gift for both the hair-obsessed and the hair-curious. Curated by the Mark Ryan team of experts and valued at over $335, Each door of this calendar opens to reveal a haircare surprise for each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Each surprise features a selection of our team’s most loved products from Shu Uemura, Christophe Robin, R+Co., OHMYGAIA, Revitalash and Cire Trudon in both full and travel size, so you won’t want to miss picking one up for yourself and a few friends this holiday season!
Give your loved ones the gift of glowing skin this year with the newly launched, 100% plastic-free beauty line from @flavedoandalbedo. While mainstream cosmetics contribute over 120 billion pieces of plastic packaging waste each year, Flavedo & Albedo is proud to provide quality formulas, like their buttery Glo Duo (including their High Glow and Velvet Eyeshadow), in non-plastic packaging like aluminum, glass, and sustainable timber. This beauty brand is committed to eliminating the plastic waste from cosmetics, even avoiding all tubs, lids, and plastic seals in their products to stay completely plastic-free. For the ones ready to make an impact with their makeup bag, Flavedo & Albedo’s sustainable cosmetics is sure to be a hit.
No relaxation ritual is complete without the calming aroma of your favorite candle, and @hereticparfum has you covered with their holiday-edition candle, Dirty Gingerbread. Featuring vegan-friendly black wax, this is a non-traditional take on a holiday classic with a sweet-and-spicy blend of Vanilla, Ginger, Cloves, and Spice to uplift the whole season and to keep it naughty and nice. Grab one to give you and your friends all the relaxation vibes this holiday season.
Harness the healing qualities of nature this holiday season with Voices of Flowers Perfume with a Purpose, a perfume company that blends essential oils with flower essences to create Chakra balancing and vibration wellness. With their Chakra Perfume Set, you can try each of their seven unique essential oil blends to find the perfume that brings harmony to your life.
Share the benefits of all-natural products with australian-made cleaning products from @koalaeco. With their Starter Collection, you can gift your loved ones a set that includes a 24oz Lemon Myrtle and Mandarin Dish Soap, 24oz Lemon Myrtle and Mandarin Multi-Purpose Cleaner, and a 24oz Lemon Scented Eucalyptus and Rosemary Handwash. With Australian essential oils and 100% reused and recyclable packaging, these cleaning products are guilt-free for you and the environment.
Mind & Body
There’s truly something for everyone with @skytingyoga’s TV yoga streaming subscriptions offering a variety of yoga, meditation, breathwork, and pilates exercises so your gift can be personalized for maximum mindfulness. SKY TING is on a mission to provide inclusive, accessible wellness anytime, anywhere, and for anyone. They offer a variety of yoga styles, including Katonah Yoga®, Taoism, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa, with the common thread revolving around the ethereal dialogue between the universe and the self. Try a subscription starting at $20/month, including 3 live Zoom classes per week with top SKY TING instructors, and give your loved ones the gift of inner peace!
This functional mushroom + multivitamin from @mushroomdesign is the only multivitamin you’ll ever need. Unlike traditional vitamins, the 100% organic Mushroom Design multivitamins adapt to your body’s true immune and biological needs to deliver the perfect dose of natural energy without sacrificing organic wellness. Mushroom Design’s products are also carbon-negative and eco-friendly, so you can feel great knowing that your daily supplement is treating both you and your planet with love.
Introduce your friends and family to everyday wellness with @thebeautychef’s Supercharged Skin Holiday Kit, a best selling duo of The Beauty Chef’s GLOW daily beauty powder and COLLAGEN vegan beauty elixir. Made with essential vitamins and bio fermented wholefoods, this hardworking pair plumps, nourishes, and renews your skin - promoting collagen synthesis while also nurturing your belly for better gut health. Beautifully packaged, The Beauty Chef’s Holiday Kit has you covered for the perfect wellness package that will keep you feeling fantastic all year long.
Encourage yourself and the women you love this season with a membership to @leadhershipglobal, a community of high-performing women working together to achieve success through active leadership and mentorship. When you become a member of LeadHERship Global, you’re gaining tools for confidence, refining your purpose, and preparing yourself to realize your true potential. Memberships are between $125 and $400, and if you pay for the entire year up-front, you’ll receive 10% off your total membership cost. Say hello to your inner girlboss and get ready to shine!
Let’s be honest, the holidays can be insanely stressful with obligations, in-laws, and binge-eating an entire pie, all while staring down the barrel of the New Year's resolution. For those looking to reignite their sexy spark, Relationship and Feminine Intimacy Expert Michelle Keinan from @satisfiedwife is here with “Turn on Your Vagenius”, a 21-Day Inner Goddess Activation Program where you can focus on activating your inner radiance and gliding into the new year turned-on and pleasured to your core. Michelle’s program seeks to shift the myth of a traditional road to pleasure and help women realize that everything they need is right inside them already. This gift is perfect for self-care, too, as you learn to prioritize pleasure in fun and easy ways by making relationships passionate and doable again!
For the entrepreneur in your life, pick up a copy of @cherilynncastleman’s latest book, What’s in the CARDS? 5 Post-Pandemic Sales Strategies. With over 20 years of enterprise C-level selling and relationship development expertise, Castleman’s wisdom to pandemic-era entrepreneurs combines with personal anecdotes to illustrate the assets in adversity and the opportunities in each challenge. Castleman’s book originated as a blog, but was eventually so popular that she found success in the longform adaptation. With the help of her daughter, Jálynn, as co-writer, copyeditor, and supporter, Castleman has provided prospective and current entrepreneurs with the advice to propel them towards success in a post-pandemic world.
For those ready to take their entrepreneurial passion to the real estate game, @serhant ventures founder and CEO Ryan Serhant has launched his latest course, “How to Build Your Personal Brand” to make creating your lead-generating brand a breeze. The Serhant Brand Strategy System is a time-tested blueprint for agents to create their core identities; share consistent content on strategic social platforms; and amplify their successes through partnerships and PR. With this latest course, you can develop and share your own brand with creativity and confidence. This offer is usually $997, but SERHANT Ventures is having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale and pricing this deal at $397 through their website.
Give your female friends the opportunity to grow and drive their careers forward into the new year with a Premium Membership from @fempeak. Founded by Tech Philosopher and LinkedIn Top Voice, Somi Arian, FemPeak is a community for visionary women that want to stay ahead of the curve, progress in their career and gain access to leading female experts that are transforming their industries and share their insights through our platform. Somi has a dream: she wants to see more women in the top 1% of business and technology and FemPeak is fuelling this dream into reality! With the FemPeak Premium Membership, you and your friends get access to top female leaders through weekly mentorship sessions, as well as other investors and speakers from Google, Marie Claire, Microsoft, MIT and many more to empower your entrepreneurial journey.
Food & Drink
The UK-based non-alcoholic spirits company @strykk is making waves with its debut in the U.S. as the perfect holiday alternative to the real deal. STRYKK beverages are designed to act just like their alcoholic counterparts, minus the calories, fat, sugar, or alcohol, which means you can say no to compromise and yes to everything else! STRYKK is the perfect alternative for anyone looking for a more balanced lifestyle - for the holiday season and beyond. Try STRYKK’s NOT-GIN, NOT-VODKA, and NOT-RUM and see why everyone’s in love with this spirits pioneer.
@supercoffee’s limited-edition winter flavor - White Chocolate Peppermint - comes following the brands’ Maple Pumpkin seasonal iteration as the #3 bottled coffee brand in the US behind Starbucks and Dunkin’. With three ways to sip the seasonal new flavor - Super Coffee, Super Pods, and Super Creamer - you’ll get the indulgent sweetness of a chocolate treat, but without any of the sugar shame. Super Coffee’s White Chocolate Peppermint line features a blend of protein, antioxidants, and MCT oil for focus and clarity without sugar, jitters, and caffeine crashes. With perks this sweet, there’s never been a better time to share Super Coffee’s better-for-you boost with your friends and family this holiday!
This wellness company is taking a fresh-squeezed approach to healthy and sustainable lifestyles with a line of cold-pressed juices and wellness shots that are just as good for the environment as they are for you. @happymoosejuice is on a mission to build ethical and sustainable supply chains - from family farmers where they source 100% California-grown citrus to direct sourcing their herbs and superfood blends. Not only are their wellness shots packed with valuable minerals and immune-boosting ingredients, but the company’s use of upcycled fresh produce to create the product saves over 17 gallons of clean water waste and 3.5 lbs of would-be carbon emissions with every bottle sold.
Introduce your friends to @wakeupwater’s energy drink mixes for a dose of natural energy and hydration without the overload of sugar, calories, and caffeine jitters of traditional energy drinks. With only 5 calories, no sugar, and no artificial ingredients, Wake Up Water is the perfect pick-me-up to keep you operating at your best no matter the occasion. Try their orange, lemon, and coconut flavors today and fall in love with Wake Up Water.
Make way for plant-powered beverages with @sunwink’s game changing line of Superfood Powders. Made with a unique blend of superfoods, herbs, and extracts, Sunwink’s Superfood Powders are here to add a vital element of digestive support to your hydration routine. These powders are available in the following flavors: Beauty Fruit Punch, Digestion Lemonade, Berry Calm, and Cacao Clarity. Every Sunwink purchase donates 2% of each flavor’s sales to support a variety of charitable organizations, so order from their website today for 10% off your first purchase!
Gift your friends - and yourself - with the all-natural benefits of a clean and convenient breakfast from @mushfoods. Like oatmeal but cooler, MUSH’s line of ready-to-eat oats with benefits is made with seven (or less!) ingredients, have no artificial anything; are dairy free, high in fiber, packed with protein, gluten free certified and naturally sweetened by dates for zero added sugar. Whether you're gifting a time-strapped new mom or the health aficionado in your life, MUSH is poised to seamlessly fit into their routine and help them reach their fullest potential through good nutrition! MUSH is offering a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal to give you the natural energy you are craving to kick off the holiday season. From 11/26 - 11/29 only, you can snag 20% off all one-time purchases. Just use code BFCM20 at checkout on eatmush.com. Join MUSH fans like Kim Kardashian, Mark Cuban, Alyssa Lynch, Ally Love, Melissa Wood, and Cody Rigsby, and get a taste of MUSH oats today!
With @getsupr’s instant coffee sticks, you won’t believe how good instant coffee can be, but the quality is just that good! They’re the go-to option for someone who loves caffeine but hates the post-sip jitters. To hack your favorite morning ritual, Get Supr created a unique blend of hemp-infused coffee. Their instant coffee packets make it easy to incorporate into your daily life - whether that’s throwing a stick in your purse for your midafternoon boost between meetings or packing a few for traveling so that you always have a smooth energy option. Get Supr is not just another coffee brand. Get Supr allows you to bring wellness on the go. This lil red stick is about to become your new best friend!
Add a little spice to your holiday season with a taste of De La Viuda Hot Sauce from @laviudafoodcompany. This authentic Mexican hot sauce line is crafted with premium ingredients, artistic flair, and well-balanced heat, making it the perfect gift for the spice lover in your life. The collection includes two flavors: Original and Green Pepper. The Original flavor is crafted with chile de árbol peppers while the Green Pepper flavor features a mix of poblano and habanero peppers and both are finished off with a proprietary blend of spices. Made in small batches, these hot sauces are gluten free and vegan, and come in four 5oz bottles: two Original and two Green Pepper per set. The company’s co-founders, Karen Beckmann and Marlon Bolasingh, share in their company’s rich and unique history. As a 12th generational descendant of the legendary Jose Cuervo himself, Karen lends authenticity and years of experience in the industry to her company’s success. Bolasingh has over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, and their combined expertise give the De La Viuda Hot Sauce both an authentic story and an opportunity to flourish. Starting on Black Friday until the end of the year, De La Viuda Hot Sauce is offering a holiday promotion where you will receive $10 off your purchase of two gift packs via the brand’s website .
@earthandstar founders Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss have the perfect stocking stuffer for your holidays with a bundle of amazing products designed to elevate and enhance your daily routine through the power of functional mushrooms. Earth & Star is an innovative company in the mushroom category - offering the first line of ready-to-drink beverages and indulgent dark chocolate elevated with adaptogens. I love their products because they are just as delicious as my daily cup of coffee, oat milk lattes and chocolate bars, but they come with functional mushroom superpowers for immune support, mental clarity, and peace throughout my day. With so many benefits, what’s not to love?
Lastly, there are a few ways to add the “Gift of Gab” to your life: