Unique Gift Ideas Supporting 3 Female-Founded Brands


I get it, we’re killing you with the holiday gift guides, right? But before you close the tab, just know that this isn’t your typical “10 Gifts for Under $20” kind of list. This list is on a mission to highlight and support female-powered companies that definitely deserve a little extra attention.

 

So instead of dropping into Sephora only to wait in line for what seems like hours just to spend a small fortune on a gift card, opt to support women-led businesses by surprising your girlfriend/sister/mom with a gift that’s truly unique and tailored just for her. 

 

Sporty and Conscious Streetwear: Occhino Sport 

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Photo courtesy of Vianna Occhino

Vianna Occhino is a New York-based, female-founded luxe lifestyle brand designed for those who aren’t afraid to embrace individuality through a non-traditional approach. The brand’s first collection, OcchinoSPORT | THETA Hz ACTIVE for example, puts mental wellness at the forefront of the industry—each piece tells a specific story. 

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The ‘Julie’ Leggings

$188

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The ‘Dawn’ Travel Gym Bag

$698

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The ‘Florence’ Tee

$58

Each piece created for OcchinoSPORT | THETA Hz ACTIVE was done so in hopes of spreading awareness and igniting a conversation about the importance of mental wellness.  

 

Luxe  Wanderlust: ASHYA

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Photo courtesy of ASHYA

Founded by Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece, ASHYA (pronounced “agh-shya”) combines luxury and utilitarian principles to create high-end, unisex travel accessories. Instead of relying on manufacturers overseas, ASHYA assembles its pieces locally in New York City—even the hardware is created by a metalsmith in the Garment District. 

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Passport Book in Veg Brown Coral

$190

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Cedar Valley Multi in Green Viper

$695

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Cedar Mini in Silver Krait

$425

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Palmetto in Brown Viper

$495

 

ASHYA dedicates itself to minimizing waste while pushing the boundaries of design to provide consumers with one-of-a-kind travel essentials. 

 

Confidence-Boosting Comfort: True&Co.

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Photo courtesy of True&Co

One night, Michelle Lam sat down in her living room and created the very first fit quiz for women who were tired of searching for a well-fitting bra and panty set that was both stretchy and stylish—this quiz became the solid foundation in which Lam’s body-positive company, True&Co. was built on. 

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Pebble in True Weekend Ribbed Crossback Bralette

$20

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Bronzed in True Body Mesh Scoop Neck Convertible Lift Bra

$64

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Mink in True Body Underwire Bra

$ 25

True&Co. is on a mission to make each and every woman who tries on its products truly comfortable in her own skin. (Is there really a better gift than that?)

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