Introducing the 2019 VFA Holiday Gift Guide
Looking for a meaningful gift this holiday season? Skip the online retailer and get into the spirit by giving someone you love a truly unique gift and supporting young entrepreneurs along the way.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite one-of-a-kind products you’ll be proud to gift, each one created by a VFA Fellow.
Give the Gift of Style
The third collection from DIOP is here. Six new tops. Four new bandanas. Brighter colors, bolder patterns and a roomier fit. Don’t get lost under all the layers this holiday season. Gift the gift of style. Or keep it all to yourself. Use the promo code DIOPBOP for 15% off!
Founded by Mapate Diop ’16 & Evan Fried ’16Shop Now
For the Shorter Guys
Have a shorter guy in your life? No more need for a tailor, Ash & Erie makes the perfect gift! Ash & Erie is the premier brand of clothes for guys 5’8″ and under. The best-selling Everyday Shirts and Essential Jeans offer a perfect off-the-rack fit. Browse the recently launched line of knitwear, chinos, 5-pocket twills, bomber jackets, and more and apply VFAHOLIDAY at checkout for 15% off your holiday order!
Founded by Eric Huang ’13 & Steven Mazur ’13Shop Now
One a Day...
GEM is one chewable bite of daily nutrition. Designed for humankind and backed by science, GEM deliciously features only whole plant ingredients that deliver more than 15 key vitamins, minerals and herbs. No fillers or preservatives, just complementary nutrients that are easier to absorb, and easier on the planet. Available in 3 flavors, lemon, peppermint, and new Cacao. Use VFAHOLIDAZE for $15 (expires 12/31/2019)
Founded by Sara Cullen ’12
For the Tea Lover
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 3 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. Get 25% off your first order with code VFA25.
Founded by James Fayal ’12Shop Now
For the Digital Natives
We know you know a digital native or two. That means they’re probably experiencing some pretty bad screen-induced eye strain, headaches, or blurry vision by the end of the day. Felix Gray’s industry leading eyewear filters Blue Light and eliminates glare to reduce symptoms of Digital Eye Strain. The first 200 people to use code 2019VFA10 will get 10% off their order until New Year’s Day.
Co-founded by David Roger ’13Shop Now
For the (Reformed) Pasta Fiend
Banza is the first ever pasta made from chickpeas. It’s got nearly double the protein, three times the fiber, and 30% fewer carbs than traditional pasta (plus, it’s gluten free)—and it still tastes great. We’re obviously biased (the VFA team lives on Banza’s mac & cheese), but TIME Magazine and The New York Times agree. Give the health-conscious pasta fiend in your life a reason to reach for seconds. Use SHOWMETHEBANZA for 20% off your entire order of Banza.
Co-founded by Brian Rudolph ’12Shop Now
She Deserves It
Buying a pregnancy test isn’t easy: they’re pricey, the brands are dated, and there’s always the worry you’ll run into a familiar faces. Stix is a high quality pregnancy test designed to be easy and delightful, no matter the result you’re looking for. Stix is over 99% accurate, gynecologist approved, fairly priced, and delivered in a discreet envelope.
Empower a woman in your life and support a female-founded company with the gift of the code ventureforamerica for a free bonus test!
Founded by Jamie Norwood ’15 and Cynthia Plotch ’15Shop Now
Great Bags that Go
Brevitē makes insanely functional backpacks to help you create, make, and do what matters to you.You don’t have rigid boundaries between work, passion projects, and downtime—it’s all just your life. Their line of everyday camera and commuter backpacks are the perfect companion for your life on the go. Apply the discount code VFAHoliday for 10% off.
Co-founded by Dylan Kim ’16
The Perfect Curl Friend
Healthy Roots Dolls just released their newest limited edition Zoe doll in partnership with My Black Is Beautiful. When you purchase Zoe, you get a matching Kids My Black Is Beautiful T-Shirt and Curl Care Kit featuring the full size MBIB product line.
What makes Zoe so unique is that you can actually style her hair with real product! You can wash, style, braid, and twist her hair just like yours.
Founded by Yelitsa Jean-Charles ’16Shop Now
A Toy for Builders
Build something fantastic and festive with your loved ones this holiday season. KEVA planks spark the creative spirit in people of all ages with a simple, wooden building block. No glue, just gravity—every piece is precision cut to be perfectly identical for easy stacking. Makes a great gift for people who love to host friend gatherings, nieces and nephews, siblings, and parents.
Use code VFA15 at checkout for 15% off your order from our Designer Collection and free shipping on orders over $100.
Co-Founded by Amy Scheel ’17Shop Now
For the Crafter
Gami is Origami for beginners. Our holiday collection is perfect for cold nights & quality time with friends and family. The three kits in this collection include holiday decorations, bookmarks, and window stars to add color to your home. They’re best completed with a side of chocolate chip cookies.
Take 10% off any kit in the holiday collection with code VFA
Co-Founded by Olivia Nicolaus ’16Shop Now
Guaranteed Good Hair Day
It isn’t easy to find the right hair products for curly hair—and it’s even harder to find products made from safe, non-toxic, natural ingredients. NaturAll Club makes natural hair products to make your curls, coils, and kinks shine and bounce with moisture. Give the gift of healthy hair!
Use the code VFAHOLIDAYS for 15% off or get 30% off on Black Friday with BLACK30.Shop Now