This holiday season, why not make a difference while you’re doing your holiday shopping. This year you can spend with a purpose, by supporting women-owned businesses and brands! This year was especially tough for small businesses, many of which are women-owned. It’s more important than ever to start diversifying our spending habits and support more women-owned brands! Many people find it difficult to stray from the big players like Amazon and Wal-Mart when doing shopping, but with women.net, it’s never been easier to find other businesses to support! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite items (from women-owned brands, of course) that would make the perfect gift this holiday season. Your loved one will appreciate their gift, even more, knowing that it supports women’s empowerment and equality!
Barefoot Dreams Inc. was born in 1994 as founder Annette Cook set out to create a precious line of children’s products embracing her design philosophy and a company that would accommodate her commitment to family. Envisioning a collection that was both elegant and soothing to the senses, Annette sought out the softest flannels, silkiest washable satins and coziest knits in an array of lovely and reassuring colors. With the outstanding success of her first product, Barefoot Dreams soon became a nationally recognized brand, featured in numerous publications and television programs.
Fast forward to today and the internet can’t stop talking about Barefoot Dreams and their luxuriously soft blankets and robes. BF’s signature CozyChic® fabric is out of a dream – plush, soft, and guaranteed to keep you warm and cozy all winter long.
Best Gift: Barefoot Dreams CozyChic® Unisex Robe ($90)
Why we love it: This Barefoot Dreams robe is a Nordstrom exclusive, so grab one while you still can! It’s the same CozyChic® robe we all love, with a slightly reduced price tag and heathered colorways – it’s a win/win!
Beklina was founded by Angelina Rennell in 2006 for the candid, individual and artistic woman. For over 10 years Beklina has curated a tight edit of beautiful and thoughtful fashion and objects, with what we like to call a native-modern vibe. The Beklina collection is produced ethically, mostly in the USA, Nepal, Peru and Bolivia.
Best Gift: French Enameled Locket ($98)
Why we love it: A locket is the perfect gift, especially one that can hold real photos, like this one! The Beklina locket is gold plated, made in Paris, and comes in an array of gorgeous colors.
Birch Babe Naturals
Birch Babe Naturals is an organic and natural line of body products including everything from soap and shampoo, to makeup and even toothpaste. Birch Babe is plant-based and plastic-free. Their products are handmade in Bon Echo, Canada. Birch Babe puts their whole hearts into creating body products that are carefully crafted with premium ingredients, free of toxins, ethically sourced and without plastic or unnecessary packaging. Because they care about the overall health of our bodies, the health of our planet, and our connection to mother earth and each other.
Best Gift: The Essentials Kit ($44)
Why we love it: The Essentials Kit is the perfect kit to get started in all-natural, waste-free body care. Comes with everything you need to start your day feeling clean and refreshed from head-to-toe (Shampoo & Body Bar, Facial Bar, Mineral Toothpowder, and All-Natural Deodorant).
City Girl Coffee
If you appreciate high-quality coffee and enjoy supporting mission-based brands, we encourage you to check out City Girl Coffee. They source their coffee from women-owned or managed farms and cooperatives and donate a portion of sales to organizations that support gender equity in the coffee business.
Additionally, they work to leave this planet a better place for future generations through sustainable practices – using only biodegradable packing peanuts, boxes made from recycled materials and work with local farmers and artisans to donate our roasting bi-products.
Best Gift: City Girl Classic Gift Box ($39.99)
Why we love it: Skip the Starbucks gift card this year for your coffee-loving friends & family and go for a gift that gives back! This box comes with two 12 oz. bags of coffee (Organic Guatemala Cafe Feminino & Organic City Girl Blend) and a mug.
Cocokind is an all-natural and organic skincare line where you can find all your skin essentials. Cocokind believes in affordability: all products are under $25. Ingredients first. Create your clean routine!
Best Gift: MyMatcha All-Over Moisture Stick ($9)
Why we love it: Makes the perfect stocking stuffer. This 3-ingredient moisture stick has many powers, from hydrating dry lips to warding off the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. Comes in other varieties as well (Macabeet Tinted Moisture Stick and Turmeric Stick).
At Parachute, they believe that when you take care of your home, it takes care of you. That’s why they make premium quality sheets, towels, robes, rugs, and all things soft and wonderful!
Best Gift: Silk Pillowcase ($99)
Why we love it: Made of premium, 100% Mulberry silk (the highest quality silk on the market), this luxuriously soft pillowcase helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent split ends. The natural fibers in this pillowcase allow for more airflow, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.
Pat McGrath Labs
Pat McGrath Labs is a defiantly decadent makeup brand created by the world’s most celebrated editorial and runway makeup artist, Pat McGrath. Their collection of eye shadows, lipsticks, glosses, and more have transformed the makeup industry with their bold colors and shimmery textures.
Best Gift: Crystal Lip Kit ($75)
Why we love it: This is the perfect gift for any makeup lover because it’s something they might not buy for themselves, but would LOVE to experiment and play with. Who wouldn’t want to recreate Pat’s most major makeup moment with these gorgeous and fun lip crystals?
Dana Seng Jewelry
Dana Seng’s luxury, handcrafted jewelry collection includes gorgeous diamond, birthstone, and initial pieces. Dana understands how much family, friends, and loved ones mean to each and every one of us. Her personalized designs are purely meant to keep dear loved ones close to our hearts!
Best Gift: DSJ’s Signature Meaningful Multi Gold Initial Necklace ($595)
Why we love it: This gorgeous necklace is made from a 14k solid gold cable chain delicately designed with handmade 14k solid gold initials. Personalize each of the three letters to whatever initials your loved one will find most meaningful.
Estelle Colored Glass
Estelle Colored Glass pieces are best described as “jewels for your table”. You’ll find luxurious hand-blown colored glass cake stands and stemware in a mix of jewel tones and soft pastels. The Estelle Colored Glass collection is comprised of original commissioned pieces made by glass artisans in Poland at a glass-making company with a rich 100-plus-year-old history.
Best Gift: Estelle Mixed Color Wine Stemware – Set of 6 ($175)
Why we love it: This vintage-inspired yet refined and modern colored stemware set will be a gorgeous addition to your loved-ones kitchen or bar cart. Comes in any color imaginable or we suggest the mixed set, for a fun pop of vibrancy to your glassware!
Edith & Herbert
E + H is evolving from natural beauty products like lip balm and deodorant to herb based products. We began as a natural beauty company so we will continue to sell our hydrating lip balms as well as a variety of other beauty products but our focus going forward will highlight herbs and their amazing benefits!
Best Gift: Rollers 4 Pack ($75)
Why we love it: These rollers will have you feeling AND smelling good! E+H scents not only smell good but are created with functionality in mind. These rollers are made with all organic and natural ingredients. We also love how E+H prioritizes eco-friendly practices and uses sustainably sourced ingredients!
Couldn’t find what you’re shopping for in this list? Stop by women.net to search through our full directory of women-owned businesses to find a women-based brand to fill your needs! Furthermore, if you own or represent a women-owned business, be sure to add your business listing to our directory, completely free of charge! Let’s continue to support women together.