Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner, which means it’s time to get a head start on your holiday shopping. This is the best time to snag some amazing online deals for holiday gifts before they sell out!
At ShipBob, we’re passionate about supporting independent ecommerce businesses. To help you better prepare for BFCM holiday shopping, here are 30 gift ideas sold by some of today’s most unique online brands.
For the fitness fanatic in your life
FLEO – signature shorts ($40.95 – $44.95)
Fleo Shorts creates strength training apparel for CrossFitters, weightlifters, powerlifters, runners, and other fierce women. Designed in-house and manufactured in the US, their shorts come in nearly every print imaginable and make a great gift for the athletes in your life.
Designed for athletes and founded by football icon Tom Brady, the TB12 Method is Tom Brady’s holistic approach to wellness and athletic performance. Whether you’re shopping for a Brady fan or a fitness fanatic, TB12’s gear, apparel, and supplements offer something for athletes of every level.
We recommend gifting the nutrition box set that includes protein, electrolytes, and functional, tasty snacks.
As featured in popular magazines like Glamour and Men’s Health, The Organic Protein Company offers different flavors of organic whey protein powder made from grass-fed cow’s milk.
With every protein pack purchased, a portion of the sale is donated to Compassion in World Farming, a nonprofit organization. It also makes for a great stocking stuffer too!
Synchro – Keto-friendly product line ($24.99 – $299.00)
Synchro is a plant-based nutrition and wellness brand that offers gluten-free, non-GMO products. Their keto-friendly foods make it easy to stick with a low-carb diet with a chocolate and fudge-flavored on-the-go snack, as well as powder blends.
They also offer a 21-day Keto Cleanse program, which includes meal plans, weekly videos, step-by-step guides, and recipe boxes.
All natural, eco-friendly, and organic gifts
Ecommerce has opened the doors to so many eco-friendly, natural, and organic brands. Here are some of our favorite products that help protect the environment and keep us healthy.
Organic Olivia is a female-founded health and beauty brand that offers therapeutic oils “juices” designed for skin, digestion, stress, anxiety, and more. Organic Olivia products are natural remedies that help prevent diseases and helps improve the overall quality of life.
This isn’t your typical toothbrush. Instead of the same old flimsy abrasive nylon bristles, Boie USA has designed an economical toothbrush made with super soft, BPA free thermoplastic, available in a variety of colors. It provides a gentler brush and lasts longer than nylon-made toothbrushes.
Once it’s time to replace, you’ll only have to purchase a replacement head for $5.
Nature’s Ultra – CBD oil variety pack ($289.95)
CBD is on a lot of people’s wish list this year, but it can be a challenge to source a CBD brand that’s both high quality and affordable. We recommend Nature’s Ultra — it’s safe, organic, and is infused with high-quality essential oils that come with a wide range of therapeutic benefits. They also offer 2-day shipping for all US customers.
PiperWai – natural deodorant stick ($16.99)
A high-quality, natural deodorant is hard to come by, but PiperWai delivers. Featured on SharkTank, PiperWai’s deodorant made with activated charcoal is all-natural and it works! Customers have rated it 4.6 stars, which speaks for itself. PiperWai is also the gift that keeps on giving; they provide an option for automatic recurring orders that’s delivered every 2 months, saving you 15%.
Popular personal care essentials
Looking for the perfect personal care gift? The following wellness brands are making a splash in the ecommerce industry with unique products you can’t find anywhere else.
BAKblade – shave sets (on sale for 34.95 – $39.95)
Give this gift with caution (and a sense of humor). Part novelty, part utility, BAKBlade is the world’s best DIY back and body shaver. Simple to use and clean, BAKBlade has been featured on Business Insider, on the Today show, and in the Chicago Tribune — just to name a few. They also offer free 2-day shipping on all orders over $39.
It’s a 10 hair products ($18.99 – $59.99)
It’s a 10 haircare is one of the best hair product brands on the market. Known for their popular leave-in treatment, it’s a 10 brings salon-level quality treatment, which supports healthy hair in between hair appointments. They also offer an array of men’s products.
Dossier is a great alternative to the more pricey perfumes on the market. They offer a variety of luxury scents at a fair price. But don’t let the low price fool you; these scents are sourced from the highest quality ingredients from Europe.
If you need to purchase for several people on your holiday shopping list, Dossier is currently running a 40% off sale when you purchase 2 to 5 perfumes at once.
Fashion finds for both men and women
Looking for the perfect gift for the most fashion-forward person in your life? Whether it’s your best friend, a significant other, or a family member, the following gifts are some of the most unique fashion finds that are sure to make an impression.
Birdies – fashion slippers ($95 – $165)
Birdies slippers and flats occupy the intersection of haute couture and loungewear. Their holiday gift guide offers something glamorous for every style, from trendy metallics and camouflage to classic solids and animal prints. (Fun fact: They’re the slippers of choice of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.)
These aren’t your stereotypical gift socks. Founded by Steve Staffan, Brummell offers a quarterly sock subscription service for men who value their time and convenience, understand that loud socks don’t always add personality, and love the feeling of new socks.
Best of all? They’re not crazy expensive like other classy-yet-practical socks.
Rainbow Optx – sunglasses ($29 – $59)
Rainbow Optx’s range of colorful sunglasses feature colored lenses to boost moods and brighten perspectives. Every color is associated with a mantra, chakra, element, and focus, making these glasses a truly personal gift.
They offer free shipping to the US and free 14-day returns and exchanges, but it’s doubtful anyone would want to return these shades!
Creepy Co. – button-up shirts ($39.99)
Yes, you can have Halloween on Christmas — thanks to Creepy Co! They have an array of nostalgic, horror-theme products from apparel to plush toys. Think Goosebumps, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Halloween. All the classic favorites can be found on this very spooky online store.
We love the button-up shirts that come in all sorts of fun (and scary!) patterns that you can’t find anywhere else.
Best holiday gifts for kids
The emergence of niche products are one of the most exciting parts of ecommerce, and products geared towards a younger crowd are no exception.
Want to give something other than typical toys and dolls? Here are some great gift ideas for your kids, nieces, nephews, and the other children in your life.
Rebel Girls – books and journals ($20-$65)
For kids of all genders, the Rebel Girls line of children’s books brings famous historical women and their achievements to life through storytelling and illustrations. The Rebel Gift Box holds 200 stories of history’s bravest, most daring, and creative women, from Serena Williams to Marie Curie.
Or let her tell her own story through the I Am A Rebel Girl Journal, filled with 224 pages of activities and stickers.
Cubcoats – plush hoodies ($45)
Imagine a child’s stuffed animal that transforms into a plush, comfortable hoodie. That’s Cubcoats. They partner with Marvel, Disney, Trolls, Star Wars, and Despicable Me to bring kids’ favorite characters to life (and make them wearable).
iloveplum – tutu dresses ($55 – $72)
As seen on the daughters of Chrissy Teigen, Serena Williams, Khloe Kardashian, and Tia Mowry, iloveplum is where high fashion meets tutus. With tutu dresses in every color and for any occasion. They also sell jackets, jewelry, and other glamorous gifts for the girls on your list.
And, for a limited time, if you buy any O.M.G. tutu dress, you get a mini glitter crown free.
For the adventurous, always on the move
We all know someone who loves going on adventures and being outdoors. Below are some unique gifts to give to those who are always climbing a mountain or traveling around the world.
Kula Cloth – pee cloth ($20 – $22)
Yes, you read that right. Kula Cloth is a reusable, intentionally designed antimicrobial pee cloth product that eliminates toilet paper waste in the wilderness. It’s great for backpackers, hikers, and anyone who loves spending most of their time outdoors.
The Kula Cloth comes in a variety of designs and easily clips on to any type of backpack.
Ample – natural meal replacement shake ($71.40 per case)
Ample meal is the perfect gift for someone who loves to travel, but also wants to keep up with a healthy diet. Ample combines the latest nutrition science with wholesome, real-food ingredients for a great-tasting complete meal replacement.
Their products are made with a combination of meticulously-sourced natural, grass-fed, and organic ingredients. You can also give the gift of a meal replacement monthly subscription and save 15%.
I Heart Keenwah – quinoa puffs snacks (6 pack; $11.99)
I Heart Keenwah is a great on-the-go snack that’s guilt-free. It’s like cheese puffs but healthier! Made with organic quinoa and packed with 5g of protein, I Heart Keenwah’s snack packs come in four different flavors: aged cheddar, sea salt truffle, sweet chili, and herbs de provence. You can purchase aged cheddar or sea salt truffle grab-and-go packs here.
The Adventure Challenge is a great gift for family members, best friends, or couples! It’s a mystery scratch-off book that includes 50 creative adventures. The book makes it easy to explore new things to do together, build a stronger relationship, and make memorable and meaningful memories.
We highly recommend the couple’s edition with the Lomography Automat Instant Camera to give to your favorite couple!
For the homebody who loves to stay in
The holidays are a great time to not only catch up with friends and family, but also indulge in a tranquil night alone. Here are some great products for the homebody in your life.
My Calm Blanket – weighted blankets, up to 25 lbs ($119.99 – $139.99)
Blankets are a warm winter gift, but My Calm Blanket takes it to the next level with ultra-plush weighted blankets proven to aid with anxiety and stress.
My Calm Blankets come in weighted increments of 15, 20, and 25 pounds, and ship for free anywhere in the US, making them a cozy gift for anyone on your list.
Bathorium – bath and body gift sets ($32 – $109)
On a mission to #BringBacktheBath, Bathorium offers premium bath products you can’t find anywhere else. All their products are 100% ethically sourced and stick with a motto, “when in doubt, formulate without.” So go ahead, buy everything!
They offer a few fun bath and body gift sets, including a rejuvenation set that comes in a matte finish luxe gift box for only $32.
Doris Sleep – classic bed pillow ($69; 20% off set)
Have a busy go-getter in your life? Help them get better rest this holiday season. The Doris Sleep pillow is eco-friendly, machine-washable, and hypoallergenic. Each Doris pillow recycles 14 plastic water bottles from landfills. The classic pillow is free of chemicals, stays cool throughout the night, and is super soft.
Stocking stuffers to get now (before they sell out)
Perfect for the handyman (or handywoman!) in your life, Gear Infusion’s Indiegogo-backed, best-selling EverRatchet is a multitool with a 1/4″ ratchet, fire flint, pry bar, 7 wrenches, a bottle and box opener, scraper, and more — all on a handy keychain.
We all know that person who drinks iced coffee all year around. The JavaSok is the perfect gift for the iced coffee lover. It stops condensation, keeps your hand warm, and keeps your drink colder for longer. Available in small, medium, and large sizes, the JavaSok is designed to fit Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, and McDonald’s cups.
Mike’s Hot Honey is the perfect stocking stuffer for the cook or chef in your life. It’s honey infused with chili peppers to bring the perfect combination of sweetness and heat. It can be used on practically anything from a cup of hot tea to even ribs!
Check out Mike’s Hot Honey BBQ Ribs recipe here. We won’t judge if you buy yourself a bottle too.
Cha Cha Matcha – matcha iced coffee sampler pack (8 pack; $29)
Cha Cha Matcha is a fun-loving brand that offers canned matcha iced teas in four delicious matcha flavors: regular, ginger turmeric, half matcha/half lemonade, and activated charcoal. Matcha is a superfood that’s packed with antioxidants, amino acids, and l-theanine.
It’s known to provide more energy without the crash from coffee. With the sampler pack, you get 8 cans to give out to everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Seedlip – non-alcoholic spirits (6.8 fl oz; $18 or 23.7 fl oz; $30)
Seedlip offers distilled non-alcoholic spirits. For the holidays, we recommend Spice 94, which includes a blend of Jamaican allspice berry and cardamom, and serve it with tonic and red grapefruit peel garnish. It also makes for a great gift to ring in the New Year.
Holiday shipping deadlines are coming up
If you’ve procrastinated getting gifts for friends, family, and coworkers on your list, it’s time to get started.
Black Friday is just around the corner and Christmas will be here before you know it. Guaranteed holiday shipping deadlines are coming up fast — especially if you don’t want to pay for shipping via overnight air. Luckily, many of the brands above have free shipping deals over a certain spend and/or offer 2-day shipping.