Gift Guide: Female-Owned Companies [Part 2]
I realized I left a lot of my faves out of my first female-owned gift guide, so I had to make a part 2! Read Part 1 here.
Based in Austin, Texas, Daisy Natives is a brand centered on female empowerment and happiness. It is owned by a women in her 20s, Sarah, and all of their t-shirts are ethically made. The brand is famous for its “Girls Support Girls” tee, which you may have also seen on the Modcloth website.
Katie Dean designs minimal, beautiful pieces of jewelry that compliment every look and are handmade in Los Angeles. With her company, Katie’s goal is not just to create beautiful jewelry, but to inspire people to live beautiful lives, which is why she is very hands-on when it comes to art direction, social media and content creation related to her brand. I’ve seen the brand at many craft fairs and Katie is always there, talking to customers. I really admire her dedication and engagement!
Started by the bloggers behind A Beautiful Mess, Elsie and Emma, Oui Fresh is a brand dedicated to wellness, non-toxic beauty, and 90’s nostalgia. All of their beauty products are cruelty-free, which is awesome! I’ve been a big fan of their blog for years and the brand is a cute extension of that.
Rifle Paper has been one of my favorite brands for years now. I’ve had phone cases, journals, art prints and more from the brand. I love the feminine designs, the stunning colors and all of the art, hand painted by owner Anna Bond.
My picks: Mistletoe enamel pin ($8), 2019 World Traveler calendar ($26), Clear Tapestry iPhone case ($32), “Let’s Do This!” notepad ($8), Queen Anne 16 oz. tumbler ($32.95), Vintage Blossoms notebook set ($14)
Tuesday Bassen is an illustrator you’ve probably seen on Instagram. Not only is she an amazing artist, but she is also a clothing designer. All of the clothing Tuesday designs is size-inclusive and goes up to 4X-5X, as well as all being ethically made. Tuesday’s website also has the Afterpay feature, which allows you to pay for items in 4 installments to make them more affordable. It’s a great way to support ethical fashion, which can end up being a bit more expensive than fast fashion.
Bohindie Stream is a collection of magical handmade jewelry based in Florida. The owner, Briana, started her company when she was 19 years old. All of the pieces are unique and made with ethically sourced materials. I’m personally in love with every single piece and have quite a few on my holiday wishlist. The designs give me serious Stevie Nicks vibes.
Brave Girl Club is a small business started by my friend (& awesome blogger) Lizzie. It’s based in the Midwest and the designs are for modern explorers, passionate women and brave feminists. The brand did used to sell apparel only, but recently expanded to offer mugs, art prints, keychains and other accessories. A portion of every sale is donated to the National Parks Association, which is pretty awesome. I am also a brand ambassador for Brave Girl Club, so you can get 10% off your order with my code, “CAROLINE10.” And a heads up: the deadline to get orders in time for Christmas is December 11.
Idlewild is a female owned and operated paper goods company based in Florida. Along with stationery and other paper goods, Idlewild Co. sells keychains, phone cases, pens and more. The brand also does custom wedding suites!