Gift Guides: Shop Women-Owned
2021 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
A while back, we asked the Sock It to Me team to recommend some of their favorite woman-owned businesses. As a woman-owned company, we love to support other women and were thrilled by all the companies our team shared. This holiday season, put your dollars to good use by shopping with a small business. We’ve put together a gift guide for some cute themed gifts you might want to consider getting!
For the Sustainable Shopper:
We’re big fans of sustainable gifts: what’s better than a gift that’s good for you and for the planet? Now, gift cards are always a great choice, so your loved one can choose exactly what they want (and you reduce mailing unnecessary things back and forth), but we’ve also collected a few options that are surefire hits.
We’re drooling over this Orange Turmeric soap bar – it’s like a spa in a beautiful, compact package. Plus, the soap boxes are handmade from vegetable fiber, meaning they are eco-friendly and 100% biodegradable. All of 700 Rivers‘ soaps are made in Mymensingh, Bangladesh by artisans that have escaped human trafficking. These artisans receive fair, living wages, a safe working environment, and mental health counseling. Sounds like the kind of business we want to support.
Our pet bandanas are upcycled – did you know?? The incredible women at Altar take unworn SITM garments and use a zero-waste process to turn them into the adorable bandanas you see today. We can confirm that they’re incredibly soft, and work just as well on humans as they do on pets, too!
And finally, two sustainable clothing brands we’re loving: Seea and Mahisi. Both make stunning apparel that is sustainably and responsibly made. Dresses from Mahisi are hand-dyed and breathtakingly one of a kind, while Seea makes bathing suits, surf apparel, and accessories that celebrate the waterwoman in all of us.
FOR THE PDX BRUNCHER
For you fellow PNW-ers, here’s a way to support local businesses while still enjoying the Sunday Brunch vibes you know and love:
Start with a Gift Card to Drink Mamey, a “Black owned, self-made, Portland-born brand that focuses on creating wellness that looks good, feels good, and tastes good.” And boy, do these products look good. Take a look at their site if you don’t believe us, and then get someone a gift card, if they need a little boost after some New Year’s celebrating.
Then order a friend some Banana Chocolate Chip Bread from Petunia’s Pies & Pastries, the very first entirely gluten free & vegan baking business in Portland.
Dress up for the occasion with our shimmery Brunch Buddies socks – match with your gift recipient and enjoy your delicious goodies in style!
FOR THE FOODIE
Speaking of delicious goodies, we’ve got your foodie friends covered as well. We have a veritable smorgasbord of food-themed socks for you to peruse; no matter your dietary preferences, we bet you’ll find something perfect!
Next up? Kimchi from Sue Chef Kimchi. Sue Bailey started this business during the pandemic, and now you can sign a friend up for a virtual private kimchi-making class or, if they live in the Portland Metro area, get Kimchi delivered right to their door! Hungry yet?
Who’s got a sweet tooth? Please, please take a look at the incredible lollipop artistry happening at A Secret Forest. Everything is handmade to order and pure magic on a stick.
If your gift recipient prefers to cook, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful cookbook. We’ve got our eye on Eat Plants, Be Happy by Caroline Griffiths and Vicki Valsamis (available at the Yo! Store, also women-owned!). Even if your new year’s resolution doesn’t include eat more vegetables, we bet anyone would enjoy these absolutely mouthwatering recipes.
I love your socks because they fit so well. I wear them all winter in Michigan. I even wear them with capri pants in the Fall. I received many compliments.
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