Not all of these brands are affiliated with ShipBob, but they are all at the top of our wishlists for trending DTC brands that our team is giving as gifts this year.
With more people shopping online than ever before, the holiday shopping season is already starting — which means you won’t have to wait until Black Friday and Cyber Monday to snag some amazing deals. If you’re the type to procrastinate on the gift shopping, no need to panic! We put together a list of unique gift ideas to help you start shopping sooner than later.
At ShipBob, we’re passionate about supporting independent ecommerce businesses. Whether you’re looking for a fun stocking stuffer or a show-stopping holiday gift, here are more than 40 gift ideas sold by direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands recommended by our team.
For the fitness fanatic in your life
TB12 Sports – Home Gym Kit
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 the TB12 Home Gym Kit, curated by a team of body coaches and provides everything you need to have a great full-body workout from home.
FLEO – signature shorts
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.
Jetson – Fit Gut Health Bundle ($52/mo)
Fitness is about more than just your muscles. This bundle includes a 30-day supply of prebiotics, probiotics, and digestive enzymes to promote a healthy digestive environment and improved overall gut health.
BuffBunny – Sports Bras
The woman-owned brand BuffBunny offers clothes that combine beauty and function. Each of the brand’s best-selling sports bra styles have matching leggings that you can wear on the treadmill or out with friends, available sizes from 2XS to 3XL.
AnimalHouse Fitness – MonkeyFeet
With this device from AnimalHouse Fitness, you can add upper body weight-lifting exercises to your leg day routine. Engineered for comfort and quality, MonkeyFeet enables you to lift up to 72kg of dumbbell weight with your feet, and is usable anywhere.
To support healthy living, all season long
Bloom Nutrition – Bundle Essentials
Bloom Nutrition is a health brand that offers a wide range of different supplements, from protein powders to multi-vitamins. Bloom believes that health starts on the inside. That’s why they create the Bundle Essentials, which includes a multi-vitamin (packed with 19+ vitamins and minerals), fish oil (made of wild caught, high-quality ingredients), and a hair, skin, and nails supplement.
Juspy – Juspy Power Blend
Juspy is a collagen protein blend that is GMO, gluten, soy, and dairy free, and nourishes your body from the inside out. Juspy Power Blend does not include any refined sugar, but cacao infuses the blend with a natural chocolatey flavour — a perfectly sweet pick-me-up, coffee substitute, or even mini meal for that person in your life that’s always on the go.
Your Super – Super Foods and Plant Protein Mixes
Your Super’s mission is to improve people’s health by unlocking the power of superplants. They offer 7 different mixes, each one specific to a health benefit, which can be purchased separately or bundled together to holistically approach detoxing, hormonal health, or immunity.
Complement – Essential Multivitamin, 2 month supply
If you or a loved one are on plant-based diet, Love Complement’s essential multivitamins are an excellent way to get the nutrients you need. Love Complement packs its capsules with vitamins, minerals, and sustainably-sourced omega-3s that are difficult to get through a plant-based diet alone, to help supplement and support an organic lifestyle.
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 favourite products that help protect the environment and keep us healthy.
Boie USA – the best bundle
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 colours. It provides a gentler brush and lasts longer than nylon-made toothbrushes.
Food Huggers – 5-piece set
Ever use only half a fruit or vegetable, stick the other half in the fridge, only to have it go bad before you can use it? Food Huggers is on a mission to reduce this waste (and guilt) through its silicone huggers. These durable tools replace single-use plastic at home, and give you a convenient way to preserve your fruits, veggies, and open jars longer, so you or your loved one can run a more eco-conscious kitchen.
Ablein – Glow Kit
Ablein’s Glow Kit proves it’s possible to take care of your skin and the planet at the same time. This kit includes vegan and cruelty-free facial toner and cleaners packets, as well as two refillable bottles that you can use time and time again. Just add each packet to water in the bottle, and you’ve got a skincare routine that’s compact, portable, and eco-conscious.
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
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.
It’s a 10 hair products
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 – affordable, luxury scents
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. Dossier is already running early Black Friday deals, so be sure to watch for them.
Hero – Mighty Patch
Nothing dampens holiday joy like a breakout — so why not give yourself or your loved ones a way to fight them? Hero’s award-winning hydrocolloid patch works on all skin types to flatten and soothe pimples overnight, so you can wake up to clearer skin and get back into the holiday spirit.
FlutterHabit – The Original Lashes
An extra boost of self-confidence goes a long way — especially when you’re visiting friends and family over the holidays. Cosmetics brand FlutterHabit offers an affordable alternative to traditional eyelash extensions that can help you feel a little more glamorous this season without breaking the bank. FlutterHabit’s underlash sets come in several styles and thicknesses, and are designed to be cut into clusters and customised to each unique eye shape — and unlike single-use striplashes, these lashes last a whole work week.
Outlaw Soaps – Sample Cologne & Handmade Soap Gift Set
Outlaw Soaps focuses on creating soaps, body washes, beard oils, and other body care items in rustic scents that have their roots in real-life smells. These sets are perfect for the western-lover who’s inspired by nature and authenticity, or for the person looking for a down-to-earth yet signature scent to inspire them.
Truly Beauty – Best of Shave Minis Kit
Treat yourself or your loved one to a great shave with this limited-edition kit from beauty giant TrulyBeauty. It includes travel-sizes of products like Smooth Legend Scrub, Happy Hairless Shave Butter, and Glazed Donut Oil — all in an adorable and portable lilac case — for a truly luxurious shaving experience.
Voloom – Triple Play Dryer Brush
For a salon quality blowout at home, this dryer brush from Voloom is your best friend. This multipurpose tool dries, smoothes, and styles hair all at once to minimise styling time — plus the brush’s design is specially crafted to be good to your hair, using a ceramic barrel, mixed bristles, and multiple heat settings.
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.
Ombraz – armless sunglasses classic collection
Ombraz Armless Sunglasses is taking the anxiety out of owning a quality pair of sunglasses by making them both comfortable and unbreakable. Its patent-pending, armless design comes with frames that are attached directly to an adjustable, elegant cord that secures the glasses comfortably to your face. For every pair of Ombraz purchased, 20 mangrove trees are planted in impoverished areas in Madagascar. Ombraz offers free shipping and returns.
Brummell – men’s socks
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
Rainbow Optx’s range of colourful sunglasses feature coloured lenses to boost moods and brighten perspectives. Every colour is associated with a mantra, chakra, element, and focus, making these glasses a truly personal gift.
Dancing Leopard – Cayenne Dress
Need something to wear to your next holiday party? Dancing Leopard has hundreds of bold, bohemian designs that will turn heads and catch eyes any time of the year. This classic-cut dress in particular comes in five different prints, and features a flattering wrap style with tie waist that will fit just about any event.
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. Here are some great gift ideas for your kids, nieces, nephews, and the other children in your life.
Tonies – Toniebox Playtime Starter Set
Tonieboxes take children on audio adventures, away from the screen and into their imaginations. Every Tonie figurine placed on top of the Tonie box opens up a new set of stories for little ones to listen to that will keep them occupied on long car rides, work-from-home afternoons, or a night in. The Tonie library includes familiar characters from children’s favourite shows, books, and movies — and with hours of content, it’s a gift for parents as much as their kids.
Slime by Nichole Jacklyne – Holiday Slime
Founded by viral influencer and entrepreneur Nichole Jacklyne, Slime by Nichole Jacklyne sells homemade slime, fidgets, and other variations of popper toys and accessories. Each jar of slime comes in a unique theme and scent, with special holiday editions like Christmas Morning Waffles and Peppermint Twist Donuts.
GloPals – Alex Glo Pal
GloPal characters are designed to engage children in sensory exercises and bring a little more fun to bath time. Each of GloPals’ 5 colour characters light up when they enter the water, and last a minimum of 16 hours.
Little Play Kits – Montessori Kits
Simple yet high-quality wooden play sets from Little Play Kit allow any child’s imagination to run wild. Whether the child is a musician, builder, or chef, each play set is designed to strengthen their motor skills while nurturing their natural creativity, and are durable enough to be passed on from one child to the next.
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
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.
The Adventure Challenge – adventure box collections
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.
Infuze – Infuze bottle
The Infuze bottle lets you go from plain water to flavoured water with the turn of a dial, and prevents backwash so that every sip is fresh. Infuze offers its own line of flavoured Elixirs that you can use in your bottle, or you can simply use your own favourite flavouring to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
Sharkbanz – Shark deterrent wearable band
Any beachgoer, swimmer, surfer, or ocean aficionado in your life will appreciate an extra means of protection when they’re out in the water. Sharkbanz bracelets use patented magnetic technology developed by marine biologists to harmlessly deter predatory shark species, and can be worn unobtrusively around the wrist or ankle to achieve peace of mind in open water.
Off the path – The Original Fried Rice
If the only part of hiking that bums you out is the food, Off the Path Provisions is here to help. Off the Path’s sustainable and healthy meals are designed for people on the go, with compostable packaging and super easy preparation. Simply add boiling hot water to the bag, wait 15-20 minutes, and enjoy a balanced and delicious meal that feels homemade.
Gifts that offer comfort and warmth
Whether you’re looking to send a gift of comfort or to help someone stay warm during the cold season, the following gifts are sure to make this holiday full of warmth. They’re also great for the homebody in your life.
butter & me – Lovely Butter Melt Lotion Bar
With the Butter Melt, every shower can feel a little more luxurious. Meant to replace your regular lotion bottle, this bar combines Kokum butter, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, and cadelia wax to help you fight dry skin, and relax with a light floral scent.
ForeverWick – Lavender Diamond candle
If you’re looking for something a little more extravagant this season, look no further than ForeverWick. This candle pampers you twice — first, with the lovely scent of gentle lavender to relax and calm you for 70 hours of burn time; and second, with the discovery of a genuine cut and polished diamond in every candle.
Sleepy Bear Gummies – Nighttime Gummy
For those struggling to fall asleep, winter’s long nights can be a challenge. To help you or your loved ones fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, Sleepy Bear’s Nighttime Gummies are infused with nano-emulsified CBD, CBN, and Melatonin designed to regulate your natural sleep cycle.
Foozie – The Foozie Slipper Sock
Once it gets cold outside, treat yourself or your loved ones to a night curled up by a roaring fire wearing Foozies. Lined with sherpa fleece inside, these foot socks will keep your feet toasty warm, even on the coldest floors. Their tall-sock design traps in heat for maximum coziness, and they’re machine-washable.
For your favourite cook
Now that more people are staying home, many are making home-cooked meals together, or even learning how to cook. To make cooking at home extra special, check out some of these amazing gifts made for food lovers.
The Caker – luxury cake kits
The Caker levels up your baking hobby through elegant and unique make-at-home cake kits. With unconventional flavours like Flourless Dark Chocolate, Lemon Strawberry Poppy Seed, and Matcha Cherry, these kits produce one-of-a-kind, decadent confections you’d be proud to bring to any holiday party. Creator Jordan Rondel uses top-quality ingredients that render the cakes moist and rich, with some kits even being gluten free and vegan, meaning that there’s something truly delicious for everyone.
MuddyBites – Milk Chocolate Muddy Bites
Everyone knows that the best part of the sundae waffle cone is the chocolate-filled bottom — and Muddy Bites lets you enjoy that bite over and over again! Each bag of the bite-size snacks come in dark, milk, and white chocolate, and come in packs of 3, 6, 9, and 16 resealable bags.
Prymal – Sugar free coffee creamer
Love coffee, but looking to cut back on dairy? Prymal’s coffee creamer is sugar-free and non-dairy, made with ingredients like monk fruit, stevia, and erythritol. With holiday flavours like peppermint mocha and cookie dough, Prymal’s creamer is the guilt-free substitute for coffee creamer to indulge in this season.
Death Wish Coffee – Death Wish Dark Roast
For the caffeine expert in your life, Death Wish Coffee is a delicious challenge. Ground or whole bean, the World’s Strongest Coffee delivers a bold flavour that’s smooth and flavourful. The brand uses high-quality, Fair Trade beans to create a variety of roasts guaranteed to wake you up in the morning — and keep you awake for who-knows-how-long.
Jukes Cordials – Jukes 6 – The Dark Red
If you or a loved one don’t drink, but still want to toast the season, Jukes Cordials’ non-alcoholic aperitifs are a delightful alternative. Jukes produce each of their drinks from vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, and flowers to deliver full-bodied and delicious tastes in red, white, and rosé flavours. All you have to do is mix with water to enjoy!
Global Belly – Cookie kits
Global belly is a collective website that offers confectionery kits from over 200 creators. Whether it’s for a cookie exchange, a bake sale, or family dinner, each kit includes the materials and instructions to make top-tier desserts with a special holiday twist.
Stocking stuffers to get now (before they sell out)
Touchland – hand sanitizing power mists
It’s never been more important to stay healthy, especially during holiday travel season. With Touchand’s sleek Power Mists, you can sanitize your hands without drying out or stinging your hands. Their mists come in several delicate and refreshing scents, and fit in your pocket for easy access anywhere. Get one on its own, or buy a bundle of 5 or 10 at a discount to spread the joy (instead of the germs).
Chamberlin Coffee – Cold Brew Starter Kit
Created by Youtuber Emma Chamberlin, Chamberlin Coffee carries 8 unique, sustainably sourced and packaged blends. Each brew (playfully named after animals such as Early Bird, Social Dog, and Night Owl) comes in single serve pouches, full bags, and in bundles with drinkware and other accessories. The Cold Brew Starter pack includes a mason jar, straw, and 10 packs of a coffee flavour of choice.
Bagnet – Black Bagnet
The Bagnet may be small enough to fit in a stocking, but it’s got big practical applications. Anyone carrying a bag will appreciate the Bagnet’s ability to attach to any metal surface — including bathroom stalls, desks, and chairs — and hold up to 8 pounds. The magnet won’t hurt your credit cards or devices, and comes in a variety of colours and shapes to fit anyone’s aesthetic.
Cha Cha Matcha – Ceremonial Grade Matcha
Cha Cha Matcha is a fun-loving brand that offers canned matcha iced teas in four delicious matcha flavours: 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.
Nana Hats – Monkey Nana hat
The Nana Hat is a silicone cap that attaches to the stem of a banana bunch, along with interchangeable magnetically affixed hats. From monkey heads to pirate hats, unicorns to viking helmets, you can make sure your bananas stay fresher for 50-150% longer, and do it with a sense of humor.
Games, crafts, and hobbies
Tired of your loved ones being glued to screens? Try introducing them to a new game, crafting together, or returning to an old hobby with them. Below, you’ll find a few gifts to get your friends and family off their devices and into something creative.
SuperSpeed Golf – training club set
SuperSpeed Golf’s training system and equipment is a great addition to any golfer’s repertoire. The men’s set of training weights, when coupled with their free online video instruction series, can add up to 30 yards to a drive and increase the speed and power of a person’s swing by 5-8% in about 4-6 weeks.
Edinburgh Casting Studio – Premium Couple Hand Casting Kit
To make a tangible memory of time spent together, you and a loved one can make your own hand cast using this kit from the Edinburgh Casting Studio. The process takes under an hour, uses non-toxic and skin-safe materials, and comes with a 12-page, full-color instruction booklet with illustrations and photos, so you can capture a beautiful moment with ease.
PortoProjector – HDMI portable mini movie projector
With the PortoProjector, movie nights don’t have to involve 8 people all huddled around a laptop or television. This mini movie projector turns any wall into a movie screen — and because it’s small enough to take anywhere and connects with phones, streaming services, and video game consoles through HDMI or USB cables, you can watch your favourite flicks on the big screen wherever you go.
Spikeball – Standard kit
This famous game is fun for the whole family! Whether you play casually in the backyard or start a family-wide tournament, Spikeball is easy to learn and easy to set up. It can travel with you, and provide you and your friends with exercise — and an excuse to get out of the house.
Gravity Disc – mini frisbee
The Gravity Disc is only about as big as your palm — but in the right hands makes for big fun. Crafted with lightweight silicone, this disc is great for precision throws and catches, as well as target practice, trick shots, and more.
Keymaster Games – Caper: Europe
In this board game for two, you and a loved one play thieving masterminds trying to outmaneuver each other across the great cities of Europe. Pick a city, build your team, and execute your heist to earn more points than your competitor!
Remote work is on the rise, so a WFH accessory makes for a thoughtful and practical gift. Here are a few ideas for those loved ones who work on the go, from home, or anywhere but the office.
Grovemade – Wood Laptop Riser
Grovemade’s accessories are crafted for both style and durability with high-quality materials to elevate your workspace. The laptop riser is designed for ergonomics, and is small enough to fit comfortably on almost any desk. Integrated cord management helps keep things tidy on the backend, and merino wool felt protects and cushions your device at the base.
Ponderlily – 2023 Planner
For some of us, keeping a virtual calendar isn’t quite as helpful as having a physical planner. Ponderlily’s weekly planners combine beauty and function to help you organise your workweek, with monthly and weekly planning spaces, inspirational quotes, and goal-setting tools to maximise productivity.
Vilno – Nobel Kneeling Chair
Vilno’s ergonomic chair reduces back pain from hunching over a desk, and might just save your loved ones a trip to the chiropractor. Because the seat is tilted at 120 degrees (rather than the usual 90), it effortlessly promotes better posture and takes pressure off of your lower back, keeping a person alert and productive throughout the day.
The holidays are for family — and that includes pets! They bring you joy all year long, so when gift-giving season comes around, treat your furry friend to something special with these recommendations.
PetLab – Dental Duo Bundle
This bundle from PetLab is designed to support your dog’s dental routine by fighting plaque buildup, promoting oral hygiene, and freshening their breath. The Dental Formula is odorless and tasteless when dissolved in water, and offers deep cleansing, while the Plaque Pro targets tarter and build up in hard-to-reach places to keep your dog’s pearly whites healthy.
NutriPaw – Hip and Joint Treats
Founded in late 2020, the London-based company NutriPaw creates dog treats that are specially designed to address common canine conditions, including stress, allergies, and hip and joint issues. Each of their 4 product varieties are made from all-natural, high-quality ingredients, and are designed to help your pets to live healthier, happier lives.
Holiday shipping deadlines are coming up
With more people shopping for holiday gifts online than ever before, now is the time to start shopping to ensure orders are delivered on time. But that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals — DTC brands are already offering great deals and promotions for all your gift-giving shopping needs. And the best part? Many of the brands above offer free shipping.