Welcome to the 2020 VFA Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a meaningful gift with an impact this holiday season? Skip the usual big box and online retailers and give unique gifts while supporting growing entrepreneurs in the process.

Enjoy this list of products you’ll be proud to share, each one created by a VFA Fellow.

Buy Black Everything

Buy Black Everything

With a shop full of products ranging from coffee, beauty, and more, Bold Xchange offers a chance to buy products exclusively from Black-owned businesses in one place, with guaranteed three-day delivery. Check out their new gift boxes with a customizable selection of goodies that are perfect for the holiday season. Order by December 17 for guaranteed delivery by Christmas. Use code vfa2020 (case sensitive) for 15% off your purchase. 

Co-Founded by Danielle Deavens ‘18

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Taking Care of Yourself Every Damn Day™

Taking Care of Yourself Every Damn Day™

GETMr. is the newest product in the daily skincare game. FDA approved and made just for men, GETMr. is a 3-in-1 moisturizer, no-smell SPF and aftershave for men who want an efficient morning routine. While soothing skin that can get dry from mask use and harsh winter temperatures, plus protecting from damaging year-long UV rays, GETMr.’s TheDaily is perfect for you or a great gift for others! Buy 3, Get 1 FREE with code HOLIDAY20 through 12/31/2020.

Co-Founded by Elianna Goldstein ‘18

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For the Modern Woman

For the Modern Woman

In addition to launching a new line and adding a Daily Backpack to their offerings, Brevite co-founder Dylan Kim started a new venture with his mother and brothers called Cocún. Featuring the highest quality alpaca and wool products from regions worldwide, the company offers thoughtful comfort for the modern woman. Just in time for the holidays, use code VFA and get 20% off your first Cocún order.

Founded by Dylan Kim ‘16

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Getting into the Spirit

Getting into the Spirit

Exclave Spirits pays homage to the lost stories and contributions of Black people who have advanced distilled spirits. Their whiskey is a distinctive blend of 51% rye and 49% corn mash aged in new American white oak barrels to produce a rich whiskey that gives notes of vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, and clove. Perfect for putting you into the holiday spirit!

Founded by Andrew Albert ‘16

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For the Health Conscious Foodie

For the Health Conscious Foodie

Agni is a new way to think about and to experience food. Send the foodie in your life something to keep them healthy as they indulge throughout the holiday season with Agni’s Health Booster Box! Created in collaboration with a Medical Advisory Board and top chefs, the Health Booster Box includes four tasty treats filled with 22 ingredients specifically chosen to support gut health, immune health, and restful sleep. Perfect for yourself or the foodie in your life who cares equally about health and taste. Use code VFAFAM to get 15% off a Health Booster Box through 12/31/2020.

Founded by Astrid Schanz-Garbassi ‘13

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A Toy for All Ages

A Toy for All Ages

KEVA Planks make a great gift or stocking stuffer for the kids or grown ups on your list! KEVA planks spark the creative spirit in people of all ages with a simple, wooden building block made of the highest quality Maine maple. No glue, just gravity — every piece is precision cut to be perfectly identical for easy stacking. Use the quick guidebook to jumpstart endless ideas. Comes with a drawstring canvas tote for convenient storage. Use code VFA20 for 20% off your order.

Co-Founded by Amy Scheel ’17

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For That Added Zing

For That Added Zing

Know someone going through the drolls of kicking coffee? Winner of Best New Product at the World Tea Expo, Zest Tea provides the same energizing kick as coffee without the negative side effects. All of Zest’s blends contain about three times the caffeine levels of traditional teas and L-theanine, a rare amino acid shown to produce a more steady alertness without the jittery pop or crash. With delicious flavors like Cinnamon Apple, Spiced Chai Infusion, and even Earl Grey, you’re sure to find a fave. Get 25% off your first order with code VFA25.

Founded by James Fayal ’12

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For Shorter Men with Big Style

For Shorter Men with Big Style

Have a shorter man in your life? Ash & Erie makes the ideal gift! Made for men 5’8″ and under, Ash & Erie takes the guessing and expensive tailoring out of the equation when trying to find your perfect fit. The best-selling Everyday Shirts and Essential Jeans offer an off-the-rack fit, but their knitwear, chinos, 5-pocket twills, bomber jackets, and more also give you options to find your own style. Use code VFAHOLIDAYS for a 15% discount off your holiday order!

Founded by Eric Huang ’13 & Steven Mazur ’13

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All Natural, Every Day

All Natural, Every Day

GEM is revolutionizing daily nourishment by simplifying your daily health habits with clean, food-first products. Designed for humankind and backed by science, GEM deliciously features only whole plant ingredients with no fillers or preservatives, just complementary nutrients that are easier to absorb, and easier on the planet. Available in Daily Essentials and soon to be Immunity and Sleep. Use code VFAHOLIDAZE for 50% off your first order before 1/31/2021.

Founded by Sara Cullen ’12

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Say Goodbye to Strained Eyes

Say Goodbye to Strained Eyes

Now that everyone is working from home most days of the week, we know that they’re probably experiencing some pretty bad screen-induced eye strain, headaches, or blurry vision by the end of the day. With Felix Gray’s Blue Light filtering lenses you eliminate glare to reduce symptoms of Digital Eye Strain by filtering 15X more Blue Light where it matters most. Do more of the things you love without batting an eye, both at the screen and when you step away. The first 200 people to use code 2020VFA10 will get 10% off their order until New Year’s Day.

Co-founded by David Roger ’13

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Give the Gift of Style

Give the Gift of Style

Give your favorite fashion-forward friend or relative something bold from DIOP. Or keep it all to yourself. For a limited time this holiday season, code VFA earns 15% off everything sitewide (except masks) from bandanas and bucket hats to shorts and hoodies. And maybe even some all new patterns.

Founded by Mapate Diop ’16 & Evan Fried ’16

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