Top 8 Gifts Made By Women For Women
Look no further, you've just found the gifts your female family and friends will love, and to top it off you'll be supporting some really incredible women entrepreneurs!
These eight brands have our favorite gifts for the holidays, and each has a unique story and one-of-a-kind style that will make gift giving/receiving meaningful and memorable.
Gift well this season — it's time for women brands to shine.
This small batch denim brand has the ultimate selection of rare finds, all made in the US. The brand is a perfect mix of the present and past nodding to vintage, timeless style. A gift from Crawford Denim is perfect for any style guru or vintage collector who's always looking for something quality and full of heritage.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER | Susie Shaughnessy
Crawford Denim is a hand-crafted, small batch denim brand where all of the styles are produced locally by Susie Shaughnessey. Goods are created from USA goods and deadstock fabric, which keeps usable vintage fabrics from being sent to landfill. The Vintage Collection is a curated selection of rare finds and unique items that have influenced the designs. The styles are a reflection of history, California lifestyle and the perfect mix of present and past.
Every piece of jewelry is handmade in Nina's shop in Austin, Texas. Her collection is stunning, beautifully made and leaves an impression. If you want to impress your girlfriends and family with a truly unique gift — Nina Berenato is where it's at.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER | Nina Berenato
From her humble beginnings as a metalsmith’s apprentice in Brooklyn to gracing the pages of Vogue, W, Cosmopolitan, MTV and outfitting fashion-forward celebrities like Alicia Keys, Lena Dunham, FKA Twigs and Lady Gaga, it’s obvious that Nina walks through life with her eyes open, bringing a one of a kind vision to each design. Even after years in business, Nina Berenato still touches every piece in her collection as a salute to women made goods. Today, she continues to stand for a community where women can come together, lift each other up, and rise side by side to be successful, in business & in life.
Recently featured on Good Morning America, this olive oil based skin care would impress any leading lady in your life! Fresh, beautiful and oh-so glowy, I hope I find some Olive + M Shimmer + Glow Body Oil in my stocking on Christmas day.
FROM THE FOUNDER | Mariska Nicholson
Olive + M reflects the beauty and harmony of the natural world. Our products are olive oil based, domestically sourced, and made with naturally grown ingredients that have felt the sun and soil.
We at Olive + M believe you don’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty. There shouldn’t be a choice between your ethical standards and your skincare. In fact, we have the crazy idea that they are one in the same! Mariska Nicholson, founder of Olive + M, says, "To maintain our naturally beautiful skin, we don't have to compromise our own well-being, or the well-being of our planet. Mother Nature has laid the bounty before us, we just need to respectfully utilize her offerings. I intend to do just that!”
Vintage Moroccan rugs and sabra pillows made from cactus silk rugs? Royal Rug Vintage has all of the cozy, comfy pillows, poofs and rugs you need to make your friend's space (or your own) into a palace.
FROM THE FOUNDER | Michelle Rios "Meesh"
Founder of Royal Rug Vintage, Meesh, has a passion for decorating and an eye for style. Once she realized she was buying conventional rugs and replacing them after a year she decided she needed an alternative. As an environmentalist, she sought to invest in one of a kind, vintage, handmade Moroccan rugs. When she discovered the warmth it brought into her home, she realized she needed to create an opportunity for more people to discover them too! They're quality made, resilient, and works of art!
EVERYONE I know loves succulents.They're cute, not-so-cuddly, but ever so resilient and stylish. Even those with the blackest of thumbs can keep a succulent alive and thriving! Succulents and house plants from Succulent Native are the gifts that keep on "growing" and will make you the star gifter this holiday!
ABOUT THE FOUNDER | Shannon Donaldson
The Succulent Native, filled with the most unique arrangements and gifts, is the product of years of hard work, vision and perseverance. After earning her degree in sculpting, Shannon put her artistic talents to work with a popular Austin florist who gave her bits and pieces of unused arrangements. A resourceful creative with a knack for entrepreneurship, she started selling flowers and arrangements from an ice cream bike turned mobile flower cart. After trial and error, she eventually found that most people didn’t want to buy flowers in the Texas heat…so she turned to the next best thing—succulents. Now she has a shop in downtown Austin bringing her succulent creations to the masses.
This is one of the best gifts I've ever been give for Christmas — a Wine for the People Wine Club membership! And if you're heading to a holiday party, bringing a bottle of Dandy Bubbles is always a good idea.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER | Rae Wilson
Wine For the People cultivates great wine & community through events & boutique productions with a sense of place. Founded by Sommelier and Winemaker, Rae Wilson, the All-Access wine club is about connecting you to the best boutique producers from around the world and building community with other wine lovers, as well as an opportunity to access Rae's wine productions directly.
Monthly pop-up tasting events are a perfect blend of social and informative with guest winemakers and sommeliers. Trial memberships make a great holiday gift.
Handmade in Austin, Texas this wearable modern textile art is simply precious. Each piece is designed by Ellen Bruxvoort made with natural materials like wool, cotton, linen, hemp, and copper. Anything from FIBROUS would make your girlfriends' day! (The Luna earrings in indigo are on my wishlist.)
ABOUT THE FOUNDER | Ellen Bruxvoort
Ellen Bruxvoort is the designer and maker behind FIBROUS, a modern textile and accessory brand in Austin, Texas. Although mostly self-taught, Ellen acquired an invaluable set of skills through an international work-trade program in Peru in early 2015. During that time, Ellen traded English lessons to roughly 20 kids every morning in exchange for one-on-one sessions in traditional weaving and dyeing practices that were passed down through the family's generations. Today, Ellen works with natural materials like wool, cotton, linen, hemp, and copper to create wall art, functional goods and fiber jewelry for shops and individuals all around the world. Each piece is lovingly handmade using high quality materials and attention to detail with a confident, intentional consumer in mind.
If you have family and friends with kiddos and they're looking for a way to teach them gratitude, thoughtfulness and creativity — we've found the answer. Letter writing can be tough for kids, but this adorable, elementary-lined, Coral & Blue kid's stationery makes it fun and easy (for both littles and parents)!
ABOUT THE FOUNDER | Ashley Campbell
Created by a mother of two, looking for a way to teach letter writing and gratitude to her children, Ashley sought out to create the perfect children's stationery. She made the cards big, with lots of room for creativity, and added elementary lines to keep their writing neat. In today's world a text or email is becoming the proper way to say thank you, but Ashley's vision is to teach classic etiquette and letter-writing to future generations so the world doesn't forget about gratitude, thoughtfulness and creativity.
Happy shopping to all, and I hope you've found some rare gems here to stuff your stockings with! Happy holidays friends!
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10 Days of Giveaways will run December 6-16 on Instagram @GlassStaircase
Dec 6: Wine for the People, 2 wine club tickets and a bottle of Dandy Bubbles
Dec 7: Royal Rug Vintage, Moroccan Cactus silk pillow cover
Dec 8: Crawford Denim & Vintage, The Marché Dress
Dec 9: Succulent Native
Dec 10: Olive + M, Shimmer + Glow Body Oil
Dec 11: Fibrous, MAGGIE Earrings in Peach
Dec 12: Coral & Blue Paper Co., 1 multipack box of kids stationery
Dec 13: Kate Spade, Laptop case
Dec 14: Lorna Jane, Backpack
Dec 15: SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!