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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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Think Oprah's Favorite Things but the Aspiring Co. version which means we are only featuring small girl powered businesses (and lots of them are previous It Girls)! At the end, we have a promo code for you to order your Aspiring Co. mug! Let's get right to it:
 

FOR THE HOME:

 Firebrand

Firebrand

CANDLES
FIREBRAND Candle Company is based out of Detroit, Michigan and is created by Quinn Hamilton. While it can be hard to order something like a candle online, Quinn has a page that lists the scents and the notes in each candle.  

 EttaVee

EttaVee

 

 

PAINTINGS
Looking for something merry + bright to give? EttaVee's got you covered with her BEAUTIFUL pieces. Jessi Michelle was featured as an It Girl a few years ago, and her interview is just as inspiring today as it was when we first shared it. Shop all things EttaVee here.

 Zen Succulent

Zen Succulent

 

 

 

 

GREENERY
CALLING ALL PLANT MOMS! Megan George (It Girl and plant aficionado) has a ton of options at every price point for you to get your grow on. She also has a book to help you if your plants aren't flourishing the way you want them to. Shop here.

PHOTOS & PRINTS
Shopping for your favorite GIRL BOSS's office? How about a chic room in the house? Taryn St. Michele (another badass It Girl) certainly has the piece for you. Shop photos and prints here. XO

ALL OF THE THINGS
Sassy AF drinkware, pennants, prints, etc... stop what you are doing and go to Kiwi's shop, Craft Boner. Oh and click here for her It Girl interview. 

 

BODY BLESSINGS

 koyVoca

koyVoca

MAKEUP
Order all the things from koyVoca Cosmetics this holiday season! 20 different shades of foundation, beautiful highlighters and the perfect nude, ALL brown girl friendly! Meet It Girl Courtney Coates and shop the product line here.

BATH & HAIR CARE
Grace Mae developed her body care brand after experiencing dry skin for the majority of her life. I have yet to try anything, but the shower steamer is in my cart because it seems luxurious AF and I need spa days every day. Shop here. 

 Anne's Apothecary

Anne's Apothecary

ALL THINGS BATH AND BODY
Anne's Apothecary is all of the things. All of them. In addition to having your skincare routine completely covered, Anne's is committed to donating full size bars of soap to a NC local homeless shelter. Shop here.

NAIL POLISH
One of my fave things to do is paint my nails. I find it relaxing and it has immediate pay off. Heather, aka Little Nail Girl is one of our earlier It Girls and she has her own brand of nail polish! Shop the 9 FREE • VEGAN • CRUELTY FREE • ECO FRIENDLY line here. 

 

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ACCESSORIES

 

 

HANDBAGS & MORE
Nikki & Mallory Handbags and Accessories by It Girl Treasure Mallory is everything you are looking for in classic, handmade purses. My favorite bag is this black crossbody because it literally goes with everything and is the perfect size. I rock mine with a tassel, which you can also get from Nikki & Mallory. Shop here.

 

 

 

HEADBANDS
KRZA by Krystle Dawn makes beautiful headbands and scarves that you will definitely love. She has a ton of fun prints and even mommy daughter sets. After you shop, if you still can't get enough of Krystle, read her It Girl interview

 

 

 

APPAREL

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APPAREL & PINS
MRAY creates beautiful tees and pins to remind you to stay carefree and unbothered. Created by Shelby and Marissa, their brand is whimsical and light. Sizes from S-XXL and guess what? Their It Girl interview will be live in December, and their new collection will be out soon!

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APPAREL & MORE
Luella has stickers, pins, tees and more for every woman in your life. Their stuff is so cute and 30% off until 11/27/17. I seriously added $30 worth of stuff to my cart while trying to create this guide. Also perfect for your introvert friends, girl gang, and plant moms, sizes XS-3XL

 

 

 

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APPAREL 

buzz+poppy has a ton of cute tees and mugs for adults and kids alike. Shop their collections this holiday season. 

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

READ
It Girl Sarah Vermunt wrote an amazing and inspiring book that will literally get you all the way together. Sarah has a true gift and writes in a way that is supppper relatable but encouraging. Read her debut title Careergasm and buy it for everyone you know who could use a gentle push in the right direction.

 

 

 

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STATIONARY & MORE
You might remember Effie's Paper Stationary and Whatnot from our special Black Girl Magic feature last February. There are a ton of cheeky sayings and phrases all over mugs, notepads and more. You will definitely be able to find the perfect gift here. 

 

 

 

Now, go forth and spend those hard earned dollars supporting other women who are living their dreams! We are going to keep adding to this list, if you have ideas on businesses to include, send them our way on social media! @Aspiring_co on all the things!

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Ready to order your Aspiring Co. mug? Click here, and use promo code SOCIAL for 10% off.

Travel Inspiration: Los Angeles

Travel Inspiration: Los Angeles

7 TIPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS by Courtney Coates of koyVoca

7 TIPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS by Courtney Coates of koyVoca

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