Women business owners, it’s that time: Apply for a spot on our 2022 holiday gift guide today! (Credit: Aaron Burden, Unsplash)

(Note: We are no longer accepting submissions for our 2022 gift guide. Please check back later in November for the full guide.)

We’re seeking out the beauty in the world – through our annual holiday gift guide.

This year, between now and Monday, Oct. 31, we’re asking women business owners from all corners of the globe to tell us about ONE product or service you offer that costs $150 or less, and would make a great gift for anyone in search of more creativity, more joy, more hope, more clean air – more beauty, in all the ways one could possibly mean it.

We want to hear the story behind your gift, the type of person it’s suitable for, and why it deserves to be included in our “More Beautiful World” Gift Guide. We also want to hear how your product or service makes our world a better, lovelier place. Do you help frazzled parents pamper themselves with your skin care line or bath bombs? Do your artworks or nature photographs brighten up homes or offices? Do your snacks make everyone happier, if only for a moment? Is your eco-friendly product helping us toward a greener future? It doesn’t matter how you do it, or whether you’re offering small bright spots or the potential to make a big difference – if your work adds beauty to this world, we want to hear all about it.

Our final picks will be showcased on our site starting Tuesday, Nov. 22 — just in time for early-bird shoppers — and shared with our media partners.

Additional Criteria:
  • You cannot be a franchisee, independent distributor or sales representative.
  • Your product or service must cost $150 or less.
  • Your submission will become part of our 1,000+ Stories project, an ongoing research project on women’s entrepreneurship. If you are not already a part of this campaign, information provided for the gift guide may be published as part of that effort.
  • A team of judges at The Story Exchange may ask you to send a sample for review.

Note: If you have already submitted your story to our 1,000+ Stories campaign and would like to be considered for our “More Beautiful World” Gift Guide, please fill out this form as well, as it contains additional questions. And, please fill out the form in full if it has been more than 6 months since you last told us about your business.

After you apply, be sure to spread the word! Tell your friends, colleagues and networks about The Story Exchange’s “More Beautiful World” Gift Guide, and encourage others to submit applications by sharing via email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Questions? Contact us by writing to [email protected].