12 Holiday Gift Ideas from Columbia Entrepreneurs

Objects from Columbia Magazine 2019 gift guide: Farfalle earrings from Chefanie, skin oil from Fur, vinyl records, Away suitcase, Grete scarf, Glow Recipe face mask


For the globetrotter, vinyl collector, skin-care enthusiast, and everyone else on your shopping list.

Farfalle earrings from Chefanie

Farfalle earrings cast in resin with natural pearls from Chefanie, founded by Stephanie Nass ’13CC. $185.

Orange carry-on suitcase from Away

Suitcase from Away, founded by Steph Korey ’15BUS. Carry-on size: $225. 

Boxes of CBD-infused honey, salt, and olive oil from Alto Essentials
Alto Essentials

CBD-infused honey, salt, or olive oil from Alto Essentials, cofounded by Jonah Reider ’16CC. $19 for a box of ten single servings.

Red knit scarf from Grete

Rib-knit scarf from Grete, founded by Paulina Dougherty ’18BUS. $40. 

Cocusocial cooking-class gift card

Cooking-class gift card from CocuSocial, founded by Billy Guan ’15SEAS. 

Monogrammed bathrobe from Weezie

Monogrammed bathrobe from Weezie, cofounded by Lindsey Johnson ’18BUS. $190.

Home-gardening kits from Urban Leaf
Urban Leaf

Home gardening kit from Urban Leaf, cofounded by Nate Littlewood ’17BUS and Rob Elliott ’15SEAS. $22. 

Bag of Slant Shack jerky

Jerky-of-the-month subscription from SlantShack, founded by Josh Kace ’07SEAS. Starting at $34.99 a month. 

Bottle of Fur oil

Moisturizing stubble cream and oil from Fur, cofounded by Laura Schubert ’11BUS and Lillian Tung ’11BUS. Bundle pack: $61. 

Ann Arbor Blues Festival vinyl albums
Third Man Records

Ann Arbor Blues Festival vinyl albums, co-produced by Parker Fishel ’10CC. Audio preservation done at Columbia’s WKCR-FM by Fishel and Ben Young ’92CC. $60 for volumes 1 and 2.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Glow Recipe

Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask from Glow Recipe skin care, cofounded by Christine Chang ’10GSAS. $22–45.


Nail polish from Sundays, founded by Amy Ling Lin ’16BUS. Wellness Gift Box: $55. 


This article appears in the Winter 2019-20 print edition of Columbia Magazine with the title "Your Last-minute Gift Guide."