The best gifts to give women… are those made by women. We have a tendency to know what we like. Without a doubt, one of the most rewarding parts of the job is partnering with other woman-owned companies. There is just something to be said about watching these women often taking on the role of business owner, wife, mom, house manager, bus driver, maid, party planner and whatever else life throws at them while producing a product that is 100.
While the items vary greatly, the women behind them share a couple similar messages and purpose in their creations:
So, without further ado, here are gift options from some of the wonderful women we have partnered with; made by women, for women.
? Use code “MOMBOSS” at checkout to take off 25% ?
NIC D’ANDREA first came to fame in 2012 when her handbags were spotted on red carpets in the hands of people like Alysa Reiner and Olivia Culpo. Her “Mister” collection stemmed from that feeling that happens sometimes when scorned of wanting to just get a new outfit, new purse, and new shoes to keep walking. Appropriately, her handbags are all named after the “Misters” that many women have run into in their lives. (i.e., “Mister Never Again”, “Southern Mister”, “Little Arrogant”, etc.)
She recently expanded into jewelry launching her “Ms.” Collection that seek to remind women of their worth daily. With subtle messaging of “Ms. Independent”, “Ms. Confident”, “Ms. Fearless”, “#GIRLBOSS” and “MOMBOSS”, these bracelets are intended to be a daily reminder to women of their self-worth. The bracelets can be worn solo or can be stacked, representative of the women who wear them. $1 of every purchase goes directly to Girls, Inc., an organization that equips girls with the skills to one day be independent women.
? 3 For $12 or $5 each ?
The owner of ACOUPLEPUNS, Angela Hanley, has a story to which so many of us can relate. She moved from Annapolis, MD (hint: it’s gorgeous) to a place… less gorgeous… to keep her family together as her husband is in the military. Long story short the change she may have been dreading, ended up being the change that inspired her now thriving card business. Turns out a place with not many distractions breeds a creative culture unlike many. She found like-minded women who all collaborated and created and supported each other’s endeavors.
You can now find her cards across the country as she was recently picked up by Paper Source!
? $15 on Amazon ?
30+ years later, they have the marriage couples aspire for; however, it wasn’t always that way. It’s much easier to be mom to two young children, wife to a husband whose clear priority is his job, successful businesswoman with a full-time job, house momager, bus driver, maid, etc. when you have a partner who understands, listens to you, and splits the workload. So, what do you do when you feel there is nothing left to be done? And how do you heal from mistakes you made when you decided to be selfish? How do you reconcile with yourself, your spouse, God…? While fiction, many of the circumstances are directly pulled from the author’s own.
New wife, new mom, new responsibilities and new expectations. The “new” which is so exciting until you realize how unprepared you feel for it. Considered a “great beach read”, one reviewer puts it, “For anyone that has ever faced a “fork in the road” and taken the wrong path, Anne Ferrell Tata shows us in this book that forgiveness and atonement are possible when we remain hopeful and steadfast! I would highly recommend this book!”.
? Daily Scripture Cards for $20 ?
A constant on “Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Favorite Things”, Anne Neilson’s angels have been seen and loved by millions. Once her initial oil paintings exceeded demand, she decided she could share her paintings with the many through beautiful coffee table books that share her portraits as well as stories that accompany them from individuals, known and unknown. Her scripture cards are an easy gift that are daily reminders of love and comfort that also look beautiful in your home.
Steadfast in her calling of “to paint and give back”, Anne constantly searches for what greater good she can give her profits. ANH’s “Painting with a Purpose” philosophy is to give back 10%, and often more, of sales to organizations that help the homeless and support research for diseases including Cancer and Parkinson’s Disease.
So there you have it!
A few of our favorite things to gift the important women in our lives. They’re beautiful, quality, charitable, empowering and inspirational. And so are their products. ? Happy shopping!
you must do the things you think you cannot do. – eleanor roosevelt