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Women-Owned Holiday Gift Guide

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

Shop these woman-owned brands for the perfect gifts for the women in your life!

Not so fast! Before you hit enter on that Amazon order, let’s take a look at some women-owned businesses and brands that will make gifting this holiday season easy, rewarding, and lightning fast.

Here’s our wishlist with a little about each of the brilliant women behind the brands.

KELLY WYNNE | Handbags and Accessories


Austin native Kelly Wynne’s online store is perfect for elevating any wardrobe! Woman-owned and beautifully crafted, her handbags and accessories were designed to empower anyone to #takethestairs and pursue their passions.


THE FOUNDER | Kelly Wynne

Kelly Wynne founded her brand in 2012 in order to design the perfect handbag that would inspire women to feel like their most authentic selves. Inspired by her mother, Kelly discovered her company's mission of being a balcony brand that is committed “to lifting people up and cheering them on to achieve and overcome.”


Shop here to be the balcony for the women in your life and empower them to be as bold and beautiful as Kelly Wynne’s designs!

THE CUPCAKE BAR | Handmade Sweet Treats and Curated Gifts


Have a sweet someone in your life? Shop @thecupcakebar to gift them tasty and gorgeous treats! Based in Austin, The Cupcake Bar is a one-stop shop for gifting, events, and classes. Women-owned and operated they offer a range of treats to order including their Glitter Bomb Cupcakes and Holiday Sparkle Gift kit that are sure to add some sparkle to any holiday celebration.


THE FOUNDER | Lori Schneider

The Cupcake Bar was founded in 2007 by Chief Celebration Officer Lori. Passionate and crazy smart, she graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology and a BS in Nutritional Sciences. When TCB was launched they were the country’s first-ever interactive Cupcake Bar service and have grown ever since, introducing an interactive caramel apple bar and starting virtual classes that fill you in on the Cupcake Squads' secrets to sweet success.


Celebrate everything with TCB here to find the perfect tasty treats for everyone in your life!

DELYSIA CHOCOLATIER | Boutique Chocolates and Gifts


What are the holidays without some chocolate? Handcrafted at their Culinary Center & Chocolate Boutique in Austin, Texas, these chocolates are simply beautiful and oh-so-delicious! Ring in the season with Delysia’s holiday-themed chocolates or treat the wine lover in your life with their Wine Pairing collection. Gifting to someone with food allergies? 80% of Delysia Chocolates are Kosher and gluten-free and they offer vegan and dairy-free treats as well.


THE FOUNDER | Chef Nicole Patel

Chef, owner, and chocolatier Nicole Patel serves as a reminder that there truly is no glass ceiling to what we can achieve. Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering from Texas A&M. After discovering the joy that truffle-making brought her, Nicole went on to launch Delysia. She has since been recognized as a top 3 Chocolatier in North and South America in the 2019 Best Chocolatiers and Confectioners in America Competition and named 2020’s Best Chocolatier in the Americas!


Level up your gift-giving game by shopping here to find award-winning gourmet holiday chocolates! Check out the FAQ page that covers dietary restrictions.

MIRANDA BENNETT STUDIO | Sustainable Apparel and Accessories


Give to your favorite woman and give back to the Earth with Miranda Bennett Studio. Based in Austin, Texas they use biodegradable fabrics, plant-based and regenerative dyes, and designs with zero waste in mind to stay sustainable and low impact. From trendy apparel to nail polish inspired by nature, Miranda Bennett’s products will definitely impress the eco-conscious person on your holiday list!

THE FOUNDER | Miranda Bennett

Miranda Bennett is the Creative Director & Owner of MBS and founded the company in 2013 as a sustainable apparel and accessories brand. She is an Austin native who discovered her love for making clothes at a very early age. Miranda has an Associate of Arts and Sciences from the Parsons School of Design and a BA from the New School For The Arts. Independently operated in Austin, the studio says that “using biodegradable fabrics and only organic cotton, we design, dye, cut & sew our collection in-house within Austin city limits, reducing our carbon emissions and ensuring fair & safe working conditions & benefits for our team, every step of the way.”

Shop here for exquisite gifts that you can feel good about giving!

SUCCULENT NATIVE | Plants, Succulents, and Gifts


Give a gift that doesn’t succ this holiday with Succulent Native! What started as an ice cream bike turned succulent stand has now evolved into two lively brick & mortar locations in Austin, Texas. This local plant and succulent shop specializes in creating stunning custom arrangements and supporting local artists. Their Plant Love Club subscription is the gift that keeps on giving, and no holiday host will ever turn down a beautiful succulent arrangement designed in the shop!

THE FOUNDER | Shannon Donaldson

Shannon Donaldson started Succulent Native after realizing the Texas heat was not ideal for selling flowers outside in downtown Austin. She had always had a creative eye, going to college to study sculpture and fine art, but she became especially talented in designing floral arrangements. With the brutal summer weather, though, she realized she needed a new medium - succulents & cacti. It wasn’t before long that she outgrew her small mobile cart and her first store space, and she now has two lush stores on North and South Lamar in Austin, Texas. Shannon’s succulent arrangements are works of art, and she loves to help people grow their knowledge of caring for their plants.

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