NYU Startup Holiday Gift Guide 2021

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2021 was a year full of challenges, but it was also a year of accomplishments. For example, in October, the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute won 2 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) awards. The awards included Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation for our groundbreaking Startup Accelerator Series. In honor of this award, the theme for this year's NYU Startup Holiday Gift Guide is startups who participated in our accelerator programs (Startup Bootcamp, Startup Sprint, and Summer Launchpad).

Read on for a list of NYU-founded local and/or small businesses and organizations you can support this holiday season (including non-profits!) while spreading the cheer of gift-giving. We even made sure to include promo codes made especially for the NYU community, too!

Wishing you all joyful, generous, and safe holidays,

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute Team

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bed with Brooklinen bedding setBrooklinen

Brooklinen offers luxury bedding, towels, and loungewear at a fair price. Leaving our homes can be stressful, so why not make our time at home feel like a spa?

velvet couch on a roof by Sabai DesignSabai Design

Beautifully designed, affordable furniture made with sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing. Use the code NYUCOZY for $75 off all furniture.

photo of seastraws strawsSeaStraws

SeaStraws sells straws and eating utensils ethically made from the best renewable and natural materials. Use the code NYU2021 for 15% off.



Photos of shoes made by one432One432

ONE432 shares 50% of net profits from the sale of their clothes and shoes with its female artisans while sponsoring a children's education in Pakistan.

a black woman wearing a Pepper braPepper

Bras that finally fit, flatter and celebrate small-chested women. No more cup gaps or bulky push up padding here. Use the code NYU10 for 10% off orders of $100+.

photo of man jumping wearing swoverallsSwoveralls

The comfiest thing you never knew you needed, Swoveralls are cool, functional, and extremely comfortable. Use the code NYU20 for 20% off.



photo of nourish and refine skincare and candle productsNourish & Refine

Nourish & Refine is an all-natural, organic skincare and conscious lifestyle brand. Use the code NYU15 for 15% off.

small bottle of tulii oilTulii Skincare

Tulii's all-natural botanical skin serums are rich in organic antioxidants, essential nutrients, and fatty acids! Use the code HOLIDAYS21 for 20% off.

photo of food period productFood Period

Their line of natural, food-based wellness products help promote balanced hormones for more regular cycles and less painful periods!

photo of wanna date productWanna Date?

Satisfy everyone's sweet tooth with these low calorie, vegan, oil free, paleo, no added sugar, and cholesterol free date spreads. Oh, and they come in 5 flavors! Get free shipping +10% off all orders over $40 through the holiday season.

We are the new farmers spirulina cubesWe Are the New Farmers

Fresh spirulina (also in frozen cubes!) which are perfect for smoothies, juices, and bowls. One cube = a full day’s fresh greens! Use the code NYUFARMER for 20% off.

Resist nutrition barsResist Nutrition

Functional, plant-based bars that your hormones will thank you for. Nothing artificial, gluten and soy free, and keto! Use the code NYU20 for 20% off.

Rooted Fare sauce kit Rooted Fare

Asian women-founded, Rooted Fare creates delicious cultural sauces by partnering and profit-sharing with immigrant chefs. Their exclusive holiday gift set makes perfect stocking stuffers for the creative cook in your life! Use the code NYU4EVER for 15% off.


photo of two people with ephemeral tattoos on their armsEphemeral Tattoo

Real tattoos made with ink that fades in a year. Ephemeral's ink gets broken down naturally by the body, allowing you to express yourself with no regrets!

Remi teeth kitRemi

Custom night guards for 80% less than the competition! Affordable, convenient, and comfortable. Use the code 40NYU for 40% off.

cartoon of people being connected through my wellbeingMy Wellbeing

We've had a stressful couple of years. My Wellbeing matches you with the therapist that is right for you, whatever you need help working through!

She Matters Wellness boxShe Matters

The monthly She Matters Wellness Box comes with luxurious candles, silk eye pillows, lavender whipped shea butter and and other self-care items to give you a personal postpartum wellness experience.



Consider sharing your bounty beyond your loved ones this holiday season – support nonprofits who are giving the gift of education, career training, and more!

Govern for America fellows talking at a tableGovern for America

An organization that recruits, trains, inspires, and empowers recent graduates to dismantle systemic inequities and create a more effective government through job placement and other services.

a crowded high school auditorium with one student standing up with hands raisedThe Diversity Org

An organization that educates low-income students on how to obtain corporate and high-income careers.

photo of fardah roshan academy kids learningFardah Roshan Academy

The goal of the Academy is to bring education to every child in Afghanistan by empowering women to teach their own neighbors!

photo of the Leslie eLabNYU Entrepreneurial Institute

Help the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute continue to offer coaching and award-winning programming like the Female Founders FellowshipSummer Launchpad Accelerator, and more.


Happy holidays from the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute team! We hope you receive and spread some joy and love this season.