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. 


The ‘Julie’ Leggings



The ‘Dawn’ Travel Gym Bag



The ‘Florence’ Tee


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. 


Passport Book in Veg Brown Coral



Cedar Valley Multi in Green Viper



Cedar Mini in Silver Krait



Palmetto in Brown Viper



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. 


Pebble in True Weekend Ribbed Crossback Bralette



Bronzed in True Body Mesh Scoop Neck Convertible Lift Bra



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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