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The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. Ahead of it, Oprah released a list full of recommended gift-able goodies – many of them made by women. (Credit: Copyright Discovery Communications, Inc.)
The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. Ahead of it, Oprah released a list full of recommended gift-able goodies – many of them made by women. (Credit: Copyright Discovery Communications, Inc.)

The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. Ahead of that, Oprah released a list full of recommended gift-able goodies — many of them made by women.

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Every year, the media mogul publishes a list of her “favorite things” that could serve as ideal presents. Of the 79 items she featured for the 2019 holidays, 23 of them are brought to us by women-owned businesses.

Some of those female founders are familiar to us — like Sara Blakely, the billionaire behind undergarment company, Spanx. And some of them are international household names for other reasons, like singer Lady Gaga, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and former FLOTUS Michelle Obama.

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But alongside them are plenty of smaller women-owned ventures. Check all of them out below:

1. The Cake Bake Shop

Owner Gwendolyn Rogers bakes decadent crumb cakes. ($68 each)

2. Haus

Lady Gaga’s new label whips up bold liquid eye shadows. ($96 per set)

3. Footnanny

A hemp spa treatment set is made by Gloria L. Williams for customers’ pampering needs. ($150 per set)

4. BlendSmart

Lori Machiorlette co-founded this business making sets of magnetic makeup brushes. ($98 per set)

5. Murphy & Daughters

Deluxe Australian bath salts come courtesy of woman entrepreneur Sarah Murphy. ($88 each)

6. E-Marie

Eula Marie owns a business making this cozy travel blanket. ($88 each)

7. Jenni Kayne

This designer sells matte glass candles through a business bearing her name. ($55 each)

8. Alala

CEO Denise Lee and her team are offering a simple sweatshirt to comfort-loving customers. ($135 each)

9. Spanx

These black pants come from the Sara Blakely-founded brand best known for its undergarments. ($110-$128 each)

10. Food & Vine, Inc.

Nanette Humer and her co-founder husband make gift sets of infused grape seed oils. ($85 per set)

Woman entrepreneur Sara Blakely made her way onto Oprah's gift guide. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Woman entrepreneur Sara Blakely made her way onto Oprah’s gift guide. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
11. Lady & Larder

A DIY cheese and charcuterie board made by Boo Simms and Sarah Simms Hendrix lets you assemble the appetizers yourself. ($195 each)

12. House of Fluff

A faux fur hat from Kym Canter’s business is made entirely from recycled plastic. ($125 each)

13. Lulu Dharma

Keri Lassalle makes a vegan tote in a variety of colors. ($95 each)

14. Peepers

Stylish reading glasses come from a family brand presently run by Lindsay Sammann. ($20 each)

15. Piccolina

Mompreneur Heide Iravani sells colorful t-shirts depicting female trailblazers. ($28 each)

16. Janis Savitt

Another eponymous entrepreneur on Oprah’s list sells shining hoop earrings.($69-$99 each)

17. SJP

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker teamed up with Samsonite to sell a convertible travel bag. ($245 each)

18. Echo New York

These fuzzy pull-through scarves with block patterns are made by Theresa Hyman. ($59 each)

19. The Better House

Three generations of women sell sets of extra-wide glass straws. ($14.95 each)

20. Amanda Lindroth

This founder’s Bahamas-inspired business makes island-themed serving trays. ($60-$240 each)

21. Pink Picasso

Paint-by-number kits by Ashley and Brittany Silfies let children of all ages enjoy coloring. ($42 each)

22. Skeem Design

Hand-blown glass cloche-style bottles, produced by co-founder Suji Meswani, easily hold your fireplace matches. ($48 each)

23. Spot the Dog

Mary Powell, co-founder of this business, sells dog bandanas for accessorizing woman’s best friend. ($24.99 each)

(Note: If you’re still stumped, check back with us early next week, when we’ll be publishing our own holiday gift guide!)

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