The Ultimate Wish List: Holiday Gifting Edition

The Ultimate Wish List:

Holiday Gifing Edition

The verdict is in: holiday gifting is one of the most stressful parts of the season. Each year we tell ourselves we will get started early, but we somehow always find ourselves scrambling last minute in search of just the right thing for people we care about.

Because we have come to realize that women have the best ideas, and because we are all about thoughtful gifting, we searched high and low for the most intriguing products on the market. Did we forget to mention each item included in our list has a rockstar female founder behind it?

Please enjoy our picks for this season’s most special, most giftable offerings. We wish you all a holiday that is dazzling and bright, just like all the women inventors revolutionizing the simple art of giving.

Delicacies Jewelry

Has someone you know ever loved a food so much they wished they could have it with them always? Nicole Nelson’s jewelry line means you will never be without your beloved chilli or the sacred olive branch. That is correct. Your favorite food – but in adorably simple and unique jewelry. As a self professed foodie, Nelson’s line lit up my day as soon as it crossed my desk. Obsessed.

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Enrou - Floral Natural Hat

Enrou’s fabulous team of female founders Ann Wang and Jessica Wilson stormed the market back in 2014 and the philanthropic element of Enrou has lead the brand to success. This hat, given the weather that has already fallen upon us, will keep your head warm going into this very frigid season!

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Pixi By Petra

Petra Strand’s holiday palette has everything you could want for your holiday parties packed very neatly into a hand-sized packet. Strand, being the Girlboss she is, has been growing her Pixi line since 1999 and she has a wealth of knowledge of what every Girlboss needs. From cheeks to eyes and lips, this will be every busy woman’s quick-fix dream. 

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The Operator App

If you, like so many others are not organized and completely lacking the present department this year, go no further than the Operator app. Robin Chan has ingeniously uber-ized personal shopping via your cell phone and with her background in the decidedly enormous Asian market working for Zynga, her first solo adventure has done as well as was expected. From dad to husband, and baby to nana this app has your back going into the hectic week of Christmas.

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Vanessa Quigley, mother of 7 and Chatbooker-in-Chief began the business of photo books with her husband back in 2014 and the venture has gone from strength to strength ever since. These books are the cutest personalised gifts and really easy to create. Move photos from your phone into a Chatbooks folder and hey presto – you have a book! Great gift for those sentimental memory lovers you have in your life.

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A friendly pill box designed so you’ll never forget your vitamins or medication again. Regina Vatterott, backed by an incredible Indiegogo campaign, has mashed a degree in entrepreneurship together with a few like-minded and philanthropic design minds to create this essential personal item for anyone with a required schedule of medication, be it vitamins or otherwise. A smart pill box for everyone – young and old.

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Crochet Cactus - El Mercado Peru​

Andrea Bocchio works directly with imprisoned women in Peru to crochet these little treasures by hand. The prisoners are paid fair wage for their work and allows them the financial stability to plan for a future after their sentence. Adorn your loved one desks with some cute cacti and a story this year.

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Your holiday fix for cute lingerie and p.j’s, April Spring’s line is perfect for this year’s holiday season. Any of the women in your life will adore this line that prioritizes comfort while looking extremely sleek and refined at the same time. Having discovered the contraption of boxer bands on women’s underwear 10 years ago, Spring’s business has boomed, and we thank her for comfy knicks, all day, everyday.

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Naghmi Raza and Hirra Babar, with their backgrounds in design and tech, have merged the perfect fusion of fashion and tech to create this intriguing bag from their first collection. Using a complex algorithm and 3D workups to etch out any flaws during the production process in Lahore, Pakistan, these totes are already shaking up the bag world as we know it. 

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The Gig Economy By Diane Mulcahy

The Gig Economy is described as every go-getter’s “guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Succeeding in the world of side hustle and startups starts with shifting gears to recognize that only you control your future. Next is leveraging your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory—one immune to the whims of an employer.”

This book is perfect for your holidays reading if you are thinking of shifting gears and taking control of your own future in 2017.


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SoleMate Sox

Every single year we buy socks for a loved one for the holidays and I dare you to try and explain why – it’s a force of habit. Catenya McHenry has cashed in on this holiday must buy by creating a sock that is never lost from its partner in the wash – because of magnetisation. A thing only a mom could have invented – McHenry has utilised her motherly experience by making sure you never lose a sock again, and a pretty pair at that!

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Amy Corcoran

Head of Content at SWAAY: Amy is an Irish writer, avid foodie and feminist with an insatiable appetite for novels and empowering women's writing. She has enjoyed calling Dublin, Paris and now New York her home.

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