9 Christmas gift ideas for local Female Founders

9 Christmas gift ideas for local Female Founders

The season of giving is here already, and we thought we’d help you celebrate the festivities in a fabulously feminist way by creating a gift guide for local Female Founders.

We’re lucky to live in Liverpool, a city where so many wonderfully creative businesses live. A good amount of Liverpool’s independent business were founded by women, and a lot of the ones that aren’t still have some great gifts that businesswomen are sure to love.

So, to save you from that dreaded present-panic, let’s get into our handy gift guide for Liverpool ladies. 

1. Pinhead

Not just your average enamel pin brand, Pinhead sells pins that are inspired by Liverpool life. From scouse slang to pins fit for a football fanatic, Pinhead something for every Liverpool local. Nothing says scouser quite like wearing a mini Liver Building on your tote bag.

Enamel pins have become popular over recent years; there seems to be no shortage of them online and in gift shops. By purchasing one from Pinhead, you’re supporting a local woman with a business led by her passion for design and love for her city; a sure-fire way to be a feminist and proud Liverpudlian simultaneously. 


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Wow getting about a million messages. I will list these pins on my Etsy and they will be available to sell online from tomorrow. The £6 price point for singles and £22 for 5 piece boxes is just for markets and face to face sales. If you want to find me in person I will be at the Anglican Cathedral on Saturday for the @_openculture Winter Arts Market #wam19 and I’ll be back in my second home the @balticmarket 15th too. I’m trying to work as quick as I can to get them listed in time for you to send to your ex pat homesick friends and family abroad as a lot of people have been asking. Make sure you have switched the notifications for my account on on your IG page so you get the message as soon as they go live. Thanks for being so lovely about these, I’ve really been so excited about this privately for so long, it’s great to share with you finally. #liverbirds #liverpoolpin #liverpoolbadge #royalliverbuilding #threegraces #enamelpinbadge #pingame #wam19 #patchgame #pinlord #lapelpin #liverpoolbrooch #igersmersey500 #igersliverpool #liverpoolphotography

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We’ve interviewed Pinhead’s founder, Amy Collins as part of our Female Founder series. Read about Amy’s journey with the business. 

2. Curious Twist 

We hope we can spark your curiosity with this one. Set up by Liverpool-local Melody Rule, Curious Twist sells cross-stitches that are far from the cutesy designs your nan used to make. Melody’s designs are full of character, sass and swearing. If the Female Founder you have in mind is in need of some ‘don’t fuck with me’ decor for her office, Curious Twist is the way to go. 

3. Aloe 

Unique, stylish and a statement, Aloe’s earrings are a perfect gift for any Liverpool woman that is into her accessories. Whether the female founder in your life is looking for something snazzy for socialising or wants to spruce up her office wear,  Aloe is sure to have something to suit any occasion. 

4. MerseyMade

MerseyMade is home to a variety of handmade, locally designed gifts. You can find anything from greetings cards and photographs to jewellery and woodcraft. Getting a gift from MerseyMade is a great way to support a diverse bunch of local entrepreneurs and crafters. There’s bound to be a gift to suit any of the Female Founders in your life. 

5. Liverpool Gin

Why not treat your Boss Babe friend to some of Liverpool’s finest, organic gin. Liverpool Gin has a wide variety of gin flavours including Rose Petal, Valencian Orange and Lemongrass and Ginger. Whether she needs to celebrate her latest business win or de-stress after constantly being interrupted in meetings all day, gin would make a great gift for a Female Founder. 

6. Make

Gifts that you can unwrap are great; but sometimes, gifting someone with an experience is even better. Make offer classes and courses that are perfect for flexing your creative muscles. From life drawing and woodwork to silversmithing and sewing, Make have something for everyone. 

If the Female Founder you have in mind is creative – or wants to be – why not get her a class for Christmas? It may even be fun to tag along with her! 

7. Leaf

An office staple and a British past-time, you can never go wrong with tea. Leaf, Liverpool’s favourite independent tea spot and cafe, sells a variety of teas, keep cups and infusers. 

Life as a Female Founder can be tiring, and what better way to fuel through a working day than with delicious cuppas to keep you going? We’re sure any local Female Founder would be over the moon with Leaf goodies. 

8. Utility

As the go-to place for gifts in Liverpool, Utility has all you could want for a Female Founder. Filled with stationery, books, beauty, eco-friendly items, treats and more, there is no shortage of gifts for any personality. If you’re the secret Santa of a Female Founder this year, they have a whole section dedicated to secret Santa gift ideas


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Proudly independent. How adorable are our Liverpool prints from @lucylovesthis !?😍

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9. Root Houseplants

If the Female Founder you know works from home or is looking to elevate her office decor, adding plants is a great way to turn a room from drab to fab. Root Houseplants is an independent plant shop in the Bluecoat where you can find all kinds of plants to suit any space. 

From pet-friendly to air-purifying, you’ll be able to find something to suit any Female Founder; just double-check that she’s not allergic!


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Thank you to everybody who came in to see us this weekend and to those who’ve ordered online, we are truly grateful 🙌🏻🙂💚 Hopefully all care guides will be with you now if you bought from the shop (check your junk mailbox just incase). All online orders will be packed and sent out tomorrow and will be with you Tuesday/Wednesday latest. Keep an eye on our stories tomorrow to see your plants being packed💚🌿📦 The shop @the_bluecoat is closed tomorrow but back open Tuesday 10am til 6pm. . . . . . #roothouseplants #plantsofinstagram #plants #plantlove #houseplants #houseplantclub #greenlife #plantsofliverpool #plantinspirstion #plantsagram #plantgoals #indoorplants #foliage #urbanjungle #indoorgarden #plantsmakepeoplehappy #instagarden #indoorjungle #greengrow #allthingsgreen #urbanjunglebloggers #plantscout #plantstagram #plantsofig #botanicalpickmeup #plantoftheday #independentbusiness #liverpool

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Get gifting 

We hope you found this gift guide helpful. For anyone who isn’t local to Liverpool, we also have a post on 10 gift ideas for girl-bosses. Or, give yourself the gift of inspiration by checking out our Female Founder series.

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