It’s Entrepreneurs’ Day, and it’s the season for gifts! Whether you’re shopping for family and friends, or compiling your own wishlist, you’re probably wondering how you can best shop small. Luckily, with tons of Leaders for you to text and shop with, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to the best of the best. 🎁
Ever wanted to match your outfit perfectly to your sneakers? So did Jason Kuipers, who started Zox with his brothers back in 2010. What started as brightly colored wristbands — with a style for every outfit — has now evolved into a full range of clothing and accessories, but their bracelets, adorned with uplifting phrases, are still their most popular item.
#TheLongText have built their brand on a simple concept: simple, motivational messages, to lift your spirits and power you through your day. Now they’re bringing their trademark long texts to merch. From t‑shirts to hoodies and even a doormat, you can #SendLove (their trademark slogan) to anyone who might need it.
Founded in 2017 by multidisciplinary designer Ashley L. Fouyolle, UNWRP began in a small bedroom of her Brooklyn apartment. Her love of vibrant colors, unique patterns, and the gifting experience led her into the world of luxury gift wrap – where all her favorite things come together. Now, UNWRP has expanded into stationery and textiles — and you can text Ashley for creative ways to use UNWRP goodies, too. (Bonus: all their gift wrap is fully recyclable!)
Kids of Immigrants
You’ve probably seen KOI on the street, on your feed, or on your screen. And with such an authentic message — that we’re all cut from different fabrics, but together make a whole — combined with their dope aesthetic, it’s no surprise that they’ve blown up. We couldn’t be more proud to work with founders Daniel Buezo and Weleh Dennis, and we think their clothing would be the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
With the huge influx of skincare brands, products, and influencers in the last few years, it’s difficult to weed through it all and know what actually works. Violet Grey removes that guesswork, vetting all products sold on their site (and in‑store in LA) via strict standards, and a community of top makeup artists, dermatologists, and more. Check their site for the best in beauty — no filter needed.
Since founding Tresluce Beauty, singer Becky G is bringing the same energy and vibrance to the beauty game that she does to the music world. Tresluce’s aesthetic and color palette celebrates and supports Latinx heritage and culture, and their vegan‑friendly, sustainable formulas pack a serious punch without harming the environment. And with a new collection for the holidays, you’ll be all set for any celebration.
Touch by Alyssa Milano
You may know Alyssa Milano from her decades‑long acting career, or her commitment to activism and the #MeToo movement. What you might not know is that she’s a big time sports fan, and has a line of clothing designed with the stylish sports fan in mind. Shapeless jerseys no more — whether they’re into baseball, football, basketball, hockey, NASCAR, or college sports, it’s the perfect gift.
Ahmad Akar started Oddsox when, after a trip to his local Walmart, he realized there were no fun, colorful options for men’s socks. It’s a simple idea that has since taken off, with collabs with WWE, Nickelodeon, Pepsi, and more. And, of course, what makes the perfect gift? Socks. (Pro tip: texting them gets you 10% off your order.)
Into fitness? Cool. Into giving back? Even better. Each piece of ACTA’s functional activewear is branded with four dots, which symbolize the four causes each purchase directly gives back to (water, child cancer, sex trafficking, and mental health). Any purchase will help you stay healthy, and keep the world healthy, too.