Female Founders Team Gift Guide
Finally!! The holiday season is upon us and to say all of us here at Female Founders are excited is an understatement. Our fav songs of the season are playing in all of our home offices, we are pulling out the cookie recipes and have already started shopping for the perfect gift on all of our loved ones’ wish lists.
Our holiday spirit level is high and we want to do our part to spread some cheer. To do that, we have put together a gift guide to help you get the best presents for everyone on your list this year (or yourself cause these suggestions are awesome? ). All of the items on this post are recommended from members of our team at Female Founders and here’s the best part: they are all products from female led startups and businsses.
This past year has been difficult for many of us and we know that budgets for gifts this season will be tight. For anyone who is planning on giving gifts this year we wanted to make a guide to help you choose items that your friends and family will love while supporting members of this community at the same time. We have included products of a wide price range and also love the idea of giving gifts as a group!
Along with recommending an amazing gift produced by a female led company, some team members have shared the festive songs they are listening to this season. Enjoy!
The Female Founders Product Collection
The whole Female Founders team is slightly obsessed with our new products and we would all be extremely happy to receive every item from the line, so naturally we have to include it in our gift guide. All of the garments and bags are made with fair organic cotton and 1€ from every product purchased will be donated to the Malala fund to support the education of young women. Our t-shirts, sweaters and bags will make the perfect gift for your gender equality supporting friends and family.
Wine Subscription Box from LittleWine
This suggestion, made by Nina Wöss our Co-Founder and COO, is THE gift for your natural wine loving friends and family who are living in the UK. The subscription box comes in three different sizes, lets you choose the number of months it will last for and includes free carbon neutral shipping.
On top of this gift suggestion Nina recommends listening to her all time favourite song of the season: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by U2
Microbiome Testing Kit by Mybioma
Your health starts in your gut! That’s why Lena, the Head of our Accelerator program, has suggested this present for any of your loved ones looking to live a more healthy lifestyle. This at home kit is the most modern gut-microbiome analysis and provides an extremely easy to understand personalized report and recommendations list.
Parent Support Courses by FamilyPunk
Lena has also suggested the “digital coach for parents” from FamilyPunk. This gift is great for any new parents in your circle and will be especially appreciated by those who are feeling stressed out by the holidays or just life in general.
A Preloved Luxury Handbag from Saclab
Saclab is an online shop where you can find high end leather bags that have had another life. Their collection consists of new, difficult to find, and waitlisted items. A beautiful handbag is exactly what the fashionista in your life will love. Lena recommends getting a group of friends or family together to give this gift because these unique bags can be quite expensive.
Jewelry from Boltenstern
This jewelry, and the female led buisness behind it, is so incredible that it has been recommended by two of our team members: Lisa Fassl our Co-Founder and CEO, and Catharina Knobloch our Team Assistant. Boltenstern designs and creates their fine jewelry pieces with 3D printing. Catharina suggests the beautiful earrings and Lisa loves pretty much everything they make so you really can’t go wrong with buying a gift from this store.
Catharina recommends any Micheal Bublé Christmas song, but especially his version of It’s beginning to look a lot like Christma.
Anything from La Basketry
La Basketry has all sorts of hand woven home decoration and accessories, plus books and online courses to teach you how to hand weave different items. All of the products are made by female artisans from Senegal who also inspired the DIY classes and books. Emely Kinsky, our Communications Manager thinks that any of these products will make a beautiful, stylish and affordable gift for everyone on your list!
Emely is loving all of the classic Christmas songs this December.
Sportswear from SWEDISH FALL
This gift is recommended by Felix Müller, our Project Management and Business Development specialist. Felix recommends SWEDISH FALL workout gear for everyone on your list, to help them get through the impending lockdowns. Not only are the SWEDISH FALL products super high quality and very sporty chic but they are also a great environmentally conscious option. This brand is on a mission to become one of the first closed loop clothing companies and already has a program in place that gives customers discounts when they send old or unwanted clothing items to be recycled before getting something new.
Felix is listening to Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea and Fairytale of New York by The Pogue.
A Virtual Art Experience from Book a Street Artist
This artistic entertainment gift is recommended by Julia Vander Hoeven, our second Communications Manager. The classes range from a session with a speed painter to stretching for back pain with a professional acrobat. With all of the different options you can find the perfect experience for your friend group or even to treat your colleagues at work this season.
Julia is listening to the classic All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carrie.
Yoga Junkies Lifestyle Box
Sophie Duransky, our Grow F Accelerator Program Support, has suggested giving this awesome yoga lifestyle box! You can either give a subscription or choose your favorite of the previous months boxes and purchase them separately. Sophie thinks this will be a great present for someone in your life who has maybe been going through a rough time and needs some extra self-care and zen.
Sophie is jamming out to the Christmas Pop playlist on Spotify to get ready for the holiday.
OH Woman Board game
The OH Woman board game is an educational sex game that teaches players about the female body and periods. While the actual product isn’t officially out yet Viktoria Stanzl, our Business Development and Project Manager, loves the idea of making it easy for people to talk about periods and their bodies in a playful way. Even though you can’t buy the game just yet you can get a holiday voucher to receive the game as soon as it is out. Viktoria recommends this gift for all young adults, families and teachers!
The song Viktoria is getting in the spirit with this year is Thank God it’s Christmas by Queen.
Guerdan Humorous Necklace
Vilyana Lazarova-Guerra, Head of our Lead F Accelerator, has her own necklace collection. The collection includes items such as the Holy Fuck necklace or Enchanted Fart necklace. The funny messages combined with the dainty beautiful design of these pieces will make a stand-out gift for your confident and humorous loved ones.
Vilyana is listening to Sias’s Everyday is Christmas Album.
Still looking for more ideas for gifts from female led businesses? All of the following shops listed on Goodity, a local shopping platform, are led by women: