STL Startup Gift Guide: 13 Products (and Experiences) for Your 2016 Giving

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Let’s face it. The holiday season is so chock full of good things–traditions, family, get togethers, work events–it’s easy to get caught up in the bustle. And there are presents to buy, too! To help get your gifting going, we’ve captured thirteen gifts St. Louis startups have brought to market. It’s a diverse list, ranging from thrifty to spendy, from fun to fabulous, and everything in between. Buying from this list would support a local business–and, we left partridges alone, so you can feel good all the way around.

Artifox

For the peddling minimalist: Artifox bike rack
This sleek, on-the-wall rack hangs bikes and preserves feng shui.
Price: $199

 

 

 

Bloxels

For the young–or young at heart: Bloxels by Pixel Press
These building blocks also construct video games, bridging the physical and digital world by leveraging imagination.
Price: Starting at $49.95

 

 

 

Tiny Superheroes

For heroic kids: Tiny Super Heroes capes
This cape cloaks kids with love and support and instills courage and confidence as they play. Extra bonus: The buy-one, give-one model ensures your gift is one that will truly keep on giving.
Price: starting at $35

 

 

SafeTrek

For the undaunted (or daunted) wanderer:  SafeTrek App
This app keeps walkers safe by monitoring progress and dispatching help if needed. Give the gift of safety.
Price: $2.99/month

 

 

 

STL Sitter

For the parental figure: STL Sitter
This babysitting service gives time and peace of mind for parents who need both. Give the gift of Date Night.
Price: Scheduling fee + hourly rate

 

 

 

ComKom

For the gastronome: Com Kom
Multi-flavored organic locally brewed kombucha quenches thirst and boasts health benefits.
Available at these stores around town for ~$4.50/bottle.

 

 

 

cotton-cuts

For the textile aficionado: Cotton Cuts
Fabric bundles and patterns delivered monthly to keep quilting/textile/craft projects running seamlessly
Price: $39.95/month

 

 

Riley Organics

For the animal lover/owner: Riley’s Organics
Snacks good enough for any family member but are meant for furry ones
Price: $24.99

 

 

 

Wai Ming

For the fashionista: Wai Ming
Trendy threads worthy of hanging in a curated closet
Price: varied

 

 

 

 

smart-bedding

For the homebody: Smart Bedding
The duvet and sheet set made for people who aren’t sure about a top sheet
Price: starting at $349

 

 

 

techshop

For the DIYer: TechShop
A year-long #GiftOfMaking membership grants access to all tools and technology the TechShop offers.
Price: Check out the holiday specials

 

 

Greetabl holiday

For the Far-Flung Friend: Greetabl
You don’t have to be close at hand to give a hand-picked gift. With Greetabl, you choose the gift, the packaging, and personalize with photos online, and they do the rest.
Prices: varied
Check out the Greetabl holiday gift guide.

 

 

soozie-doozie

For yourself: Soozie’s Doozies
Don’t forget to treat yourself. Use this St. Louis-made (and made with all natural ingredients) gourmet frozen cookie dough to bake delicious cookies at home. Santa would approve.
Starting at $29.95