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NYU Startup Holiday Gift Guide 2023

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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 clean skincare products to sustainable handbags to inclusive dancewear, NYU entrepreneurs have created consumer goods that will satisfy anyone and everyone on your shopping list. Additionally, if you're facing a situation where someone won't talk to you and forgiveness is needed, find out how to get someone to forgive you when they won't talk to you.

Shop the below vendors to support your fellow NYU founders!

Wishing you all Happy Holidays,

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute Team

 

FOR THE HOME

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. Get 10% off your next order with the promo code NYU10.

photo of seastraws strawsSeaStraws

SeaStraws sells straws and eating utensils ethically made from the best renewable and natural materials.

 

FOR WEARING

Mahogany Dancewear

Inspired by founder Kaeja Cox's own experiences as a Black woman pursuing a career in musical theater and performance, Mahogany Dancewear offers a wide range of dancewear options that cater to different skin tones and body types.

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.

photo of man jumping wearing swoverallsSwoveralls

The comfiest thing you never knew you needed, Swoveralls are cool, functional, and extremely comfortable. Get 20% off your next order with the promo code NYU20.

Kaila Katherine

Handmade in New York City, Kaila Katherine's vegan cactus leather purses are free from animal products, PVC, and toxic chemicals.

Sitorie

Sitorie provides exquisite, AI-generated, custom luxury scarves. Each piece is crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring a unique and personal touch for every customer. Use the code NYUHOLIDAY for a discount on your order.

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.

SHUMINGYU

SHUMINGYU is a designer womenswear brand rooted in the poetic essence of Chinese art. Use code NYUHOLIDAY2023 for 15% off your first purchase through 12/31.

Trousso

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.

 

FOR THE BODY

photo of nourish and refine skincare and candle productsNourish & Refine

Nourish & Refine is a woman-owned, all-natural luxury clean skincare and conscious lifestyle brand. Use promo code NYUHoliday20 for 20% off orders through 12/31. 

WOT Skincare

This clean skincare line is formulated from simple, powerful ingredients found in nature that support skin's ability to repair and protect while boosting its natural radiance.

SpaceDog Tattoo

SpaceDog's eco-friendly and story-based temporary tattoos not only add a touch of artistry to your body, but also work wonders for your skin, gently exfoliating and leaving a radiant glow after 14 days.

Peony & Lark Co.

This Brooklyn-born beauty brand has a full line of customizable, luxury skincare products composed of ethically sourced, non-GMO, organic ingredients.

Nehal & Co.

Nehal & Co. is an inclusive luxury beauty brand that focuses on being inclusive regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and ability.

Ephemeral 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!

 

FOR THE PANTRY

House of Leyli

Carefully curated, House of Leyli's Signature Tea House Blend combines the finest natural black Ceylon tea leaves with handpicked cardamom, gentle rose petals, and luxurious saffron. A portion of proceeds is committed to providing community trauma support for marginalized women in solidarity with #WomenLifeFreedom. Use promo code NYU10 for 10% off US orders through 12/17.

Guiz

GUIZ Chili Crisp Oil blends fiery chilies, spices, and crispy textures, bursting with premium Guizhou peppers sourced directly from the verdant hills of the province. Crafted with care, and free from preservatives, it's a versatile condiment for adventurous foodies. Each jar is a gateway to an explosion of bold, complex flavors. Get 15% off during this holiday season with the code NYUSPICE15.

Wanna Date?

Satisfy everyone's sweet tooth with these low calorie, vegan, oil free, paleo, no sugar added, and cholesterol free date spreads.

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! Get 15% off your next order with the code NYUSTARTUP15.

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.

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.

Endure Sport Nutrition

This startup offers a three-part, whole food-based sport nutrition system that prioritizes both macro and micronutrients for runners — something for before, during, and after your training/workout.

LOLLITUNE

LOLLITUNE is the future of lollipops. Inspired by Bone Conduction Technology, it transmits sound to your brain as vibrations coming through the bones, creating multi-sensory experiences with built-in audio or bluetooth versions and zero sugar taste.

FOR *YOU*

Black Girls CODE the Future Coloring Book

Created by AfroLatina artist and engineer Nia Asemota, this visionary book showcases 32 beautiful illustrations, spotlighting 15 remarkable STEM role models from NASA's hidden figures to pioneering AI ethicists. Use promo code NYU10 for 10% off your next order.

Kume House

Kume House is committed to exploring our infinite capacity to change, evolve, and create the life we desire. With a focus on thoughtful design and storytelling, its tools empower you to gain clarity, self-awareness, and personal growth. Use promo code KUME10 to save 10% on your order.

Remi

Save your teeth from grinding and clenching with a comfortable, custom night guard for 80% less than the dentist.

cartoon of people being connected through my wellbeingMyWellbeing

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!

 

FOR THE HEART

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 FellowshipStartup Accelerator Program, and more.

 

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

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