If there was ever a time to support small (and local, when possible) businesses, it's this year. So ditch Amazon for lots of your gifts and support small business owners who need your support this year more than ever! Here are a few of my favorite unique gift suggestions from small business owners (all of which have female founders or co-founders) for the yoga & wine lovers in your life.
Vino Vinyasa teacher Mimi founded Maison Palo Santo, they sell amazing self-care products like Palo Santo candles, smudge sticks and bundles. PLUS they plant a tree in Ecuador for every candle sold, so you're supporting reforestation as well.
MYSOLMAT makes eco-friendly non-slip, lightweight and super cute yoga mats, plus they are made in Austin by female entrepreneur, Courtney Johnson. I have two of their mats and highly recommend getting one for a friend, and yourself!
Good Trouble wine glasses are not only high-quality, but add a little quirkiness to a still-classy looking glass. Also founded by a female entrepreneur, if you buy a set of four they will ship you a free glass if one of yours breaks, which I think is totally cool. They come in black, white and blush dips, as well as an un-dipped option. Plus, their gift pack is super cute!
If you want to sip wine out in public and feel a bit safer, my friend Matthew Kaner and his friend, fashion designer Leilani Shimoda founded SipShield, the first-ever fashionable mask with a zipper that opens for sipping. They come in two sizes...mine is in the mail and I cannot wait to check it out!
Speaking of masks, my current favorite mask (that you've seen on Instagram a lot!) is my Champagne mask, created by my friend, female entrepreneur and founder of NY Champagne Week, Blaine Ashley. Check out her online shop for cute Champagne masks and other bubbly-themed merch. (The masks are only $12 including shipping and there are two designs!)
Check out Wine Style Shop for tons of cute wine apparel, including wine-themed holiday tees, hoodies and more. (I might have had some Champagne last weekend and then excitedly purchased a few items...also in the mail!). Founder Aryanna Harrell also runs Rosé and Chambray, a wine and lifestyle blog and Instagram account.
And please don't forget our NEW tanks (and we still have the OG graphic tanks too!). You can buy online or through me directly (I printed all the tanks shown bellow locally and can ship nationwide for $30, or pick up in Austin for $25). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Teespring shop to purchase tanks as well as eco-friendly tote bags!
If you're looking to gift wine, check out Mysa wine. I joined the limited-edition wine club they were running for three months with Wonder Women of Wine, featuring wine made by female winemakers and loved it. The founder Holly Berrigan focuses on natural wines, so you can feel good about what you are gifting and drinking. (No big box, manufactured wines with tons of additives here!) They have wine club subscriptions starting at just $85 as well as wine gift packs to choose from and they ship to all but the following states: AK, HI, UT, KY, AL, MS.
Hopefully this was helpful—let me know if you check out any of these brands.
Happy shopping y'all!