7 Meaningful gifts made by women, for women


I’m a big proponent of gifting items and services made by women for women. It’s a way of supporting small businesses and other ladies. Here are some of my favorites, and please know that the list is just a small sample of what is out there!

7 Meaningful gifts by women for women

Pressed Intentions jewelry dish (c) Lorraine C. Ladish

Pressed Intentions
Maura Hernandez is a journalist and an editor who launched this Etsy shop as a creative outlet. I own one of her beautiful jewelry dishes, and it inspires me every day.

7 Meaningful gifts by women for women

Luly B. Fabulous deck (c) Lorraine C. Ladish

B.Fabulous® Cards
Luly B., who lives in Miami, has curated a set of 21 cards with her own inspirational quotes as well as her favorite affirmations and powerful intentions for your desk, vanity or night table. A great gift for any occasion.

7 Meaningful gifts by women for women

Evelyn Brooks wrap bracelet (C) Lorraine C. Ladish

Evelyn Brooks Designs
I first met Evelyn Brooks at the National Hispana Leadership Conference a couple of years ago, and bought a bracelet from her. She designs eco-friendly jewelry made of Peruvian huayruro seeds. These are a symbol of good luck, love and happiness.

7 Meaningful gifts for women by women

Lovely necklace by Cecilia’s Steel (C) Lorraine C. Ladish

Cecilia’s Steel
We interviewed Uruguayan born Cecilia Taibo Rahban on Viva FiftyIt´s Cecilia´s mission to inspire women to persevere, and to celebrate both their sensitivities and strengths, through her jewelry pieces. Every piece is designed with intention.

7 Meaningful gifts by women for women

Custom-made Funk & Fabulous necklace (C) Lorraine C. Ladish

Funk and Fabulous
Lisana Falcón, from Venezuela, is the designer behind this boho brand. It´s been 8 years since I first saw her jewelry and she designed a custom necklace for me that accents basic classic clothes.

7 Meaningful gifts by women for women

A book that promotes self-love (C) Lorraine C. Ladish

Beautiful You: A Radical Guide to Self-Acceptance
Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance, by Rosie Molinary was first published in 2004. This second edition continues to empower women to revel in self-acceptance.


I’ve been using the Pursecase since June (C) Alexia Nelson

I received this case to review last summer and have stopped counting how many times I’m asked about it. Designed by young women for other on-the-go women, it’s perfect to carry your smartphone and essentials. Plus it’s cute!


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