Celebrate the holidays and support women-run businesses with this handy gift guide
Female founders face unique challenges. Compared to their male counterparts, women entrepreneurs are often subjected to gender bias from investors, and inequitable family planning and childcare obligations. How better to celebrate the holidays, and the close of another year, than by giving a gift that also supports a female-owned company?
Why support one woman when you can support two? The sister team behind Omsom invites you to spice up your life with flavor starter packs that are sure to make any amateur chef into an expert. We recommend the best-selling starter set to sample all the magic.
Otherwild is a queer-identified woman-owned store and event space located in Los Angeles, with an online store offering everything from new music and housewares to clothing. Picture a general store curated by the coolest human you know. Plus, it’s dedicated to showcasing multidisciplinary artists, and committed to sustainability and ethically-sourced goods. Not to mention, it's cute AF.
She Is The Music is a nonprofit organization increasing the number of women working in music – songwriters, engineers, producers, artists, and industry professionals. Its aim is to advance woman across the music business, and offers programs such as songwriting series, mentorship programs, and industry database and networking opportunities. Make a donation in the name of your favorite music lover!
Because who doesn’t love a charcuterie board? Lady & Larder is a lady-owned and family-owned business from two LA natives with an extensive culinary and hospitality background. Their products are 100% domestic with a commitment to sustainable food culture, meaning your gift will also help support American farmers, craftsman, butchers and master cheesemakers.
Grammy-nominated Blues and Americana artist, Janiva Magness, spills her life story in this gripping, inspiring, and deeply moving story about a life worth living. "Violence, bullying, incest, addiction and alcoholism, rape, clinical depression, parental suicide — add it all up. By the time I was a 14-year-old run-away, I felt in many ways both hypnotized and a prisoner to the past” Magness writes. A can’t-miss for anyone interested in the stories behind the Blues, and the triumph of the human spirit.
Founded by Dayna Mance in Long Beach, California in 2013, Prism now operates a second location in Culver City, California, as well as a robust online store. It carries a little bit of everything, and is aptly described as a cheerleader for women-owned brands, offering vintage, lifestyle, beauty and apparel. Prism's “Take Care” gift sets are on our personal wishlists too!
Megan Roup is a former Brooklyn Nets dancer who combined her passion for dance and love of fitness to found The Sculpt Society, an online boutique fitness experience that makes working out fun. Perfect for the friend or family member looking to start a new exercise routine, or to just have fun jumping around.
Fair Fight Action, founded by Stacey Abrams, works to help end voter suppression, promote fair and secure elections, and ensure every eligible voter can access a ballot. From illegal voter purges and hundreds of poll closures, to hours-long lines, voter suppression takes many shapes, and Fair Fight Action is working to end it. A better democracy is the gift that keeps on giving.