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A Babson Built Gift Guide

Do you have a lot of holiday presents to buy, but not a lot of ideas or time?

Where better to get gift ideas than from our Babson Built guests? Not only did these Babson alumni entrepreneurs join us on the podcast to inspire us with their entrepreneurial journeys and share their advice, but their innovative products are perfect for your holiday gift giving.

Here’s our round up of a few favorites. Listen to our interviews, then shop the goods!

Send well wishes with a limited edition Gentle card. Gentle co-founder April Chen ’18 lifts up gentleness as a strength, not a weakness, through projects, corporate partnerships, and products.

Get a jump start on New Year’s resolutions with Think Board, which turns any surface into a white board. Hanson Grant ’16 and his COO and fellow Babson alum Ken Zhang say Think Boards will transform your home, office, or school.

Pillows from Yad

Make an impact with a jar of SoloCoco coconut oil. Co-founder Daniel Dalet ’03 and his team use a no heat, hand-operated press and employ local artisans for a fair trade certified, delicious product.

Share cheer with colorful pillows, towels, and mugs from social venture Yad. Founder Deborah Cohen ‘19 aims to empower people with disabilities by giving them the opportunity to express themselves through art. 

Go plastic-free for the planet with cleancult natural cleaning products. Ryan Lupberger and Zachary Bedrosian ’18 have paired biodegradable ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, and sustainable shipping for green cleaners that actually work.

Lemon mint Waku

Restore and refresh with Waku plant-based tonics. Waku is based on an ancient recipe from the Andes Mountains – and co-founder Juan Giraldo MBA’18 is bringing it to New England!

Celebrate strength and support a chronic illness warrior in your life with Mighty Well’s functional and stylish apparel and accessories. Co-founder Emily Levy ‘16 was inspired by her own journey with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease to create a line of products.

Get fit and feel good with a gift certificate from InnerCity Weightlifting. Founder and executive director Jon Feinman MBA’11 is tackling street violence and recidivism by connecting high impact youth with opportunities including personal training.

Bombas socks

Stuff stockings with warm and cozy Bombas socks. Co-founder Andrew and David Heath, MBA’12 and ’05 respectively, started Bombas when they learned that socks are the most requested clothing item in homeless shelters. For every item you purchase, Bombas donates one item.

Have a safe and happy holiday season with a Ring video doorbell. When founder and chief inventor Jamie Siminoff ‘99 was tinkering in his garage and couldn’t hear his doorbell, he came up the idea for a doorbell that would stream video to his phone.

Protect what you love with Detrapel’s innovative nanotechnology based liquid and stain repellent. Founder and CEO David Zamarin ‘19 started Detrapel when he was just fifteen years old and was looking for a spray to help him keep his Jordan sneakers looking clean and new.