In this holiday gift guide, Nineteenth Amendment co-founders Gemma Sole and Amanda Curtis list ‘a few of their favorite things‘ for this giving season. In no particular order, here is our list of products worth dancing around on a mountaintop for. Enjoy!
For your friend that gets their brilliant ideas in the shower…
Organic Coffee Soap by Dope Soap Co ($5.00 per bar)
Amanda LOVEs all of the New York made organic soaps (like Aloe Chia Seed, Charcoal Jasmine, and Black Cherry Merlot) but Coffee is her favorite! There’s actual coffee grounds in the soap which are wonderful for exfoliation. Also, as an entrepreneur she can’t get enough coffee and the smell of java in the shower first thing in the morning helps wake her up immediately. All of the ingredients are listed on each bar and since she has allergies and sensitive skin this is a must! With ingredients like jojoba oil, coffee oil and coffee grounds all for $5 these soaps the perfect stocking stuffer for any coffee lover or serious shower thinker.
For the artist and entrepreneur who needs to get sh*t done…
Microsoft Surface Studio ($2999)
The wish list item for every fashion designer and want-to-be fashion designer. The intuitiveness of this computer’s touchscreen coupled with the Pen, Surface Dial, and drafting screen (like a drafting table it folds down to an angle comfortable for drawing) make this a must have device for any studio. It allows designer entrepreneurs to blend both left and right brain operations seamlessly giving creatives a better way to create and do business on all one device. * NOTE: Nineteenth Amendment has worked with Microsoft in the past and after being some of the first people to try the Surface Studio we’re REALLY excited about this product!
For the foodie and/or lover in your life…
Chatham Oysters (36 count for $46)
Oysters are amazing. They are aphrodisiacs as well as one of the most efficient way to eat protein. Unlike other tech startups we don’t do beer and pizza to celebrate milestones instead, we celebrate with oysters and wine (Nineteenth Amendment is after all a fashion tech startup!). On the 19th of every month you can find us noshing on Chatham Oysters shipped in from our home state of Massachusetts. From our home state to yours enjoy sustainable and USA grown oysters any day of the month (though we prefer the 19th ).
For the friend who’s always at the (raw) bar…
Laurel 1891 Knife ($75)
Can you tell that we really love oysters? We also love products made in the USA and ones that have a great story behind them! This handcrafted knife is the only shucking knife made from a historic oyster ship, the Laurel which worked New York’s harbors for over 100 years. Only 1,500 of these up-cycled knives were made so claim one now for a shucking good time!
For the coffee-lover in your life…
Baraka Coffee from Puerto Rico (8 once bag for $9.99)
We spent five months in Puerto Rico exploring manufacturing, but one of the greatest finds was a locally sourced and produced coffee blend by Gabriel and Eduardo at Baraka Coffee. As New Yorkers, we know our fair share of coffee and you will not be disappointed by gifting these beautiful beans! Drink it black and drink it quick because these beans go fast! COMING SOON: fizzy cold brew…amazing.
For the most awesome person in your life (you?)…
Even if we didn’t own the company we would still put ethically made, independent designer fashion on the top of our wish and gift lists. Nothing speaks more personally than ‘Made just for you’ fashion. Selected pieces from designers around the world and have something made on demand in the USA. See what just launched or purchase a gift card to share with friends .
Sound of music aside, that’s all we got! We hope you find some great presents and support some of the wonderful businesses and the makers and owners behind them!
– Amanda + Gemma