NYU Startup Holiday Gift Guide 2022

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have already passed, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with holiday savings! Our annual Startup Holiday Gift Guide is once again here to help take the hassle out of gift shopping with discount codes made especially for the NYU community. In this roundup, we’ve compiled a list of NYU startups (including nonprofits!) founded by students and recent alumni that you can support this holiday season while spreading cheer with your loved ones. Ranging from luxury bed sheets to sustainable handbags to hormones-friendly snacks, NYU entrepreneurs have created consumer goods that will satisfy anyone and everyone on your shopping list.

As the holiday season continues, there's no shortage of opportunities to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones while supporting innovative startups. In addition to the offerings from NYU entrepreneurs, exploring platforms like can be invaluable resources for shoppers, providing honest and unbiased product reviews based on real user experiences and social proof. By tapping into the collective wisdom of real users, Favy empowers shoppers to make informed decisions, ensuring that the gifts you choose are not only thoughtful but also well-received.

For those with a penchant for luxury, second-hand branded bags offer a unique blend of sophistication and sustainability. Platforms like Handbag Clinic provide a treasure trove of options, including coveted Authentic Louis Vuitton Bags, meticulously restored to their former glory. Whether it's a timeless Speedy or an iconic Neverfull, each piece tells a story of its own, adding a touch of opulence to any ensemble. Delving into the world of pre-loved designer bags not only satisfies the desire for high-end fashion but also aligns with ethical consumerism. With Handbag Clinic's commitment to quality and authenticity, shoppers can rest assured that their investment in a pre-owned Louis Vuitton piece is both responsible and rewarding.

Shop the below vendors to support your fellow NYU founders!

Wishing you all happy holidays,

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute Team



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? Get 20% off "The Internet's Favorite Sheets" plus other products when you use the code NYU20.

velvet couch on a roof by Sabai DesignSabai Design

Beautifully designed, affordable furniture made with sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing.

photo of seastraws strawsSeaStraws

SeaStraws sells straws and eating utensils ethically made from the best renewable and natural materials. Use the code NYU2022 for 15% off.




Cozier's line of multi-purpose garments certainly lives up to its brand name. These comfortable and ethically produced tops, bottoms, and dresses are built to seamlessly shift between sleep and life. Use the code NYU40 for 40% your order.

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 NYU2023 for 10% off orders through the end of December.

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.

Kaila Katherine

Handmade in New York City, Kaila Katherine's vegan cactus leather purses are free from animal products, PVC, and toxic chemicals. Score 25% off with the code NYUPRIDE.

Fria Jewelry

Designed with genuine Austrian crystals, Fria Jewelry's bracelets are a fem-tech fashion innovation that uses cooling technology to reduce the discomfort of hot flashes with no charging and no side effects. Use the code NYU20 for 20% off your order.

CLING Jewelry

CLING is an Asian women-owned jewelry brand, bringing quality and effortless chic to our everyday lives. With its unique designs and aesthetic, the company aims to bring confidence and self love to those who wear its products. Use the code NYU20 for 20% off your order.


Bridal fashion doesn't have to break the bank. Trousso's resale platform helps brides-to-be and others find nearly-new upscale clothing at discounted prices. Get 10% off your next look with the code NYU10.



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!



Wanna Date?

Satisfy everyone's sweet tooth with these low calorie, vegan, oil free, paleo, no sugar added, and cholesterol free date spreads. Use the code NYU to 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!

Resist Nutrition

Functional, plant-based bars that your hormones will thank you for. Nothing artificial, gluten and soy free, and keto! Use the code NYUHOLIDAY for 15% off.

Rooted Fare

Asian women-founded, Rooted Fare makes delicious and unique Chinese-American spreads that celebrate traditional flavors in modern formats, like the Black Sesame Crunchy Butter. Use the code NYU4EVER for 10% off.

Talea Beer Co.

Support this Brooklyn-based and female-founded brewery by getting some easy-drinking beers delivered directly to your doorstep. Click here for beer shipping, merch, and gifts.


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!


Save your teeth from grinding and clenching with a comfortable, custom night guard for 80% less than the dentist. Use the code 40NYU to get 40% off your order.

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!



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

Stories In My Backyard (SIMBY)

SIMBY provides a hybrid photo club to Black girls who attend Philadelphia area middle schools and are seeking affordable photography education.

Chalk Back

A global youth-led street art movement whose mission is to create cultural change from the ground up and give young activists around the world the tools and platforms to challenge gender-based street harassment.

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.