12 Female-Founded Gift Ideas For The Inspirational Woman In Your Life Who Deserves Some Self-Care

Let’s be real: every person deserves a little extra self-care this holiday season. But most of us know a woman warrior who ought to be reminded to take allllll that love she gives others—and direct it inward.

Here are twelve female-founded gift ideas that will remind that inspirational woman in your life to pause and pamper herself.

A 24k Gold face mask? Yes, we’re serious. The ultimate DIY pampering experience, this “how does it turn gold like that??!” mask from Olivia Quido clears, brightens, and fights aging all in one. It’s perfect for the queen in your life who needs a bedtime reminder of how precious she is to you.

Founder: Olivia Quido-Co, who began her career as an esthetician leasing a spare room at a beauty salon in Artesia, CA in 2003.

Journal, soak, and reflect with this self-care gift set from Silk & Sonder. Perfect for the woman who needs a reminder to carve out time for reflection, this set includes a 31-Day Dateless Wellness Planner, Silk + Sonder Pen, Wild Ambitions Soy Candle, Soothing Bath Bombs, and Exclusive Access To Sonder Club.

Founder: Meha Agrawal, who launched Silk & Sonder with the goal of solving the emotional health epidemic.

Bring HigherDOSE’s sauna experience home with their Red Light Face Mask. This futuristic-looking infrared masterpiece enhances your skin’s natural processes while giving that same feel-good effect you get from laying in the sun—without the harmful UV rays. Increase collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and speed up cell regeneration in as little as ten minutes.

Founders: Lauren Berlingeri and Katie Kaps, entrepreneurs and biohackers passionate about making well-being more accessible to the masses.

This  gift set from cult-beauty favoriate Sol de Janeiro includes their best-selling Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, body-smoothing Bum Bum Body Scrub, Brazilian 4-Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, and Cheirosa 62 Perfume Mist.

Founder: Heela Yang, a Harvard Business School alumn who launched Sol de Janeiro in 2015 and turned it into a global body care phenomenon in just three years.

Behold, a wide-leg sweatpant from Year of Ours for all occasions, with an emphasis on those that involve chillin’. Front patch pockets keep hands warm or just give them a place to hang out when they need a rest, too. These pants will remind any woman to slow down in style.

Founder: Eleanor Haycock, who founded Year of Ours with the intention to be inclusive, flattering, and empowering to all body types.

Give the gift of a break from uncomfortable shoes with these fluffy cloud-like slides from FitFlop. Made from ultra-soft curly shearling, inspire onlookers to ditch their blister-causing stilettos and choose comfort in style instead.

Founder: Marcia Kilgore, a serial entrepreneur whose mission to embed comfort into fashion has led to over 69 million pairs of shoes sold globally.

This deliciously rich body cream from Shea Yeleen does good for your skin and good for the world. Ethically soured from women-owned shea butter cooperatives in Ghana, Shea Yeleen offers women five times the minimum wage and distributes a deliciously pure, nourishing plant-based product.

Founder: Rahama Wright, who launched Shea Yeleen in 2005 as an homage to her African roots after serving in the Peace Corps.

Spotted on Meghan Markle and Mila Kunis, The Original Asymmetrical Letter Necklace from Maya Brenner invites you to choose from letters, charms, and birthstones to build a necklace that is uniquely yours. Originally intended to honor baby initials for moms, consider getting mom’s (or not-a-mom’s) own initials on there as a reminder to cherish herself.

Founder: Maya Brenner, who taught herself to make jewelry while working as a social worker in NYC in 1998.

Sleep and lounge in luxury with this washable silk pant set. The latest from Lunya, in these PJ’s the woman boss in your life will feel wrapped in love and encouraged to get out of her head and into her body.

Founder: Ashley Merrill, a serial-entrepreneur and investor who found out she was pregnant the same month she started business school. She has since been on a mission to elevate and empower women and girls through her various ventures and volunteer positions.

Repair your skin barrier overnight with this bouncy-gel pillow-proof mask by Kora Organics. It’s a perfect stocking stuffer for the woman who wants the experience of a face mask but doesn’t have the patience (or lifestyle) to do so during waking hours.

Founder: Miranda Kerr, best known for her celebrated modeling career, applied the same determination and drive to launch a successful beauty brand.

Salon-quality nail art that you can do in your home? Yes please. Brought to you by Chillhouse, the original experiential spa, these press-on nails have no mess, no wait time, and no laborious removal process—yet no one will know they were DIY.

Founder: Cyndi Ramirez, an award-winning entrepreneur modernizing the spa industry.

A flattering, functional, and comfortable bra was considered a unicorn until now. This adjustable, moisture wicking bra is the latest release from LDMA, a performance-based active intimates brand.

Founders: Leland Drummond and Michele Thomas, serial cofounders and moms who—while living their own fitness-filled lifestyles—saw a gap in the activewear intimates market and created a category.

There you have it: twelve fast-tracks to relaxation, guaranteed to lower cortisol for the woman who’s in need of slowing down. And hey, while you’re at it, don’t forget to gift yourself some holiday pampering as well.


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