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  • Teresa Roncero

Top 10 Employee Appreciation Gifts from Women-Owned Businesses

Updated: Aug 30

Hello friends,

Summer is in full swing, and I hope you're enjoying every moment of it. As I prepare for a must needed break with my family, I've been reflecting on the power of connection, both personally and professionally.

This season offers a perfect opportunity to strengthen workplace relationships, and many companies are seizing the moment by hosting mid-year employee events to check in, show appreciation, and reinforce their values and culture.

Small gestures can make a big impact in the workplace. When it comes to corporate gifts, it's crucial to choose gifts that align with your company's values and express gratitude for your employees' hard work. Today's workforce is drawn to purpose-driven organizations, so it's essential to select gifts and activities that connect them to your broader mission.

As you plan your summer employee events or consider scheduling one, take a moment to explore this blog post. It features a thoughtfully curated collection of ethically made corporate gifts from women-owned businesses that inspire change.

Showcasing Company Culture and Values at your Next Off-Site Event

Off-site events provide a platform to showcase company culture and values. By planning activities aligned with your corporate missions, you reinforce the sense of purpose and shared values among employees.

Whether it's team-building exercises that promote collaboration, community service projects that demonstrate your commitment to social responsibility, or wellness activities that prioritize employee well-being, these activities not only reinforce your company culture but also provide an opportunity to inspire and engage employees in a meaningful way.

Supporting woman-owned businesses at these events sends a powerful message about your commitment to gender equality and inclusivity. It demonstrates that your company values diversity, embraces different perspectives, and seeks to create opportunities for underrepresented communities.

Employee Appreciation Gifts Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

When we actively support women-owned businesses, AAPI-owned, and BIPOC businesses, we become catalysts for change. Our collective choices have the potential to drive economic growth and foster diversity and inclusion. By embracing sustainable practices and mindful consumerism, we not only empower female entrepreneurs but also contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

The Stories Behind 10 Million Women

At 10 Million Women, we have built a thriving community of global female entrepreneurs and artisans. Our carefully curated corporate gift collections offer an effortless way for companies to support women-owned brands while exploring exceptional crafts that celebrate the richness of diverse cultures and traditions. What sets our collection apart is the profound stories behind each handpicked gift.

Every purchase creates a ripple effect of positive change in the lives of these remarkable women. By supporting our women-owned brands, you become a catalyst for gender equality, making a tangible difference with each and every purchase.

Best Gifts under $100 that Inspire Change

Silk scarf handmade by women artisans in South Africa
Silk scarf. Shop Black Owned

Silk Scarf. Handmade by Women Artisans in South Africa (From: $70)

Crafted from the finest silk and printed with certified watercolor inks, these scarves offer a luxurious and lightweight feel against your skin.

Each scarf is a true work of art, featuring bold patterns that embody the essence of African contemporary designs.

The intricate prints pay homage to the rich tapestry of culture and heritage, showcasing the unique beauty of South Africa. Whether you drape it around your neck, tie it in your hair, or accessorize your favorite outfit, this silk scarf adds a touch of sophistication to any ensemble.

By purchasing this silk scarf, you contribute to the growth of a Black-Owned business in South Africa. Your support plays a crucial role in creating sustainable work opportunities for artisans in the local community, empowering them to showcase their skills and preserve traditional craftsmanship.

Women's Straw Tote bag. Handmade in Ghan
Straw Square Tote Bag. Shop Women Owned

Straw Square Tote Bag. Handwoven by Women Artisans in Ghana

(From: $98)

Carry your essentials in style with this stunning straw bag, expertly handwoven by talented women artisans in Ghana.

Designed for both practicality and beauty, this ethically produced handbag offers the perfect storage solution while making a positive impact on the lives of these skilled artisans.

By purchasing this handbag, you contribute to the creation of sustainable work opportunities for a small weaving community of women in Ghana. Your support helps empower these artisans, preserving traditional weaving techniques and fostering economic growth in their community.

Organic Wellness Kit. Handmade by women artisans in Mexico
Organic Wellness Kit. Shop Latina Owned

Organic Wellness Kit. Handmade by Women Artisans in Mexico (From: $85)

Boost employee morale by providing wellness kits filled with natural skincare products, essential oils, and relaxation tools. Showcasing your commitment to employee well-being.

This Body Care Relaxing Kit includes an oatmeal, lavender and cedar wood soap, a lavender body scrub, and a relaxing body oil, all handmade with love by women artisans in Mexico, in small batches. This 100% natural, vegan, organic product is cruelty free, with natural fragrances, without parabens and sulfates.

In purchasing this kit, you contribute to the growth of a Latina-Owned business and support us in creating sustainable work for artisans in the local community.

Corporate Gifts Supporting refugees
Welcome Cushion. Shop Women Owned

Welcome Cushion. Handmade by Refugee Women Artisans in the UK (From: $75)

This Welcoming Cushion serves as a powerful symbol of support for the refugee community.

Handcrafted with care by women from a refugee background, this cushion is made from 100% upcycled linen and cotton, repurposed from life jackets discarded in Greece.

Each cushion tells a unique story of resilience and hope. Crafted by skilled refugee artisans in the UK, this piece represents their journey and their dedication to creating a new life.

By purchasing this Welcoming Cushion, you contribute to the growth of a women-owned business in the UK and play a crucial role in creating sustainable work opportunities for these talented artisans

Corporate Gifts Supporting Refugees
Unisex Linen Apron. Shop Women Owned

Unisex Linen Apron. Hand Embroidered by Women Artisans in Jordan (From: $75)

Made from high-quality linen, this apron not only offers durability but also exudes a timeless elegance.

The intricate hand-embroidery showcases the rich cultural heritage of Palestine and adds a touch of artistry to the apron. Whether you're a professional chef, or a passionate home cook this apron is a versatile and stylish addition to your daily routine.

By purchasing this Unisex Linen Apron, you support a women-owned business that is dedicated to creating employment opportunities in the Jerash refugee camp, Jordan.

Leather Key Ring. Hand-stiched by Women Artisans in India (From: $35)

Elevate your everyday essentials with our exquisite Eco-Tanned Leather Key Ring, handcrafted by incredible leather artisans in Kolkata, India.

Made from ethically sourced and eco-tanned leather, this key organizer offers both functionality and style. By purchasing this Eco-Tanned Leather Key Ring, you contribute to the creation of employment opportunities for women artisans in Kolkata, India.

Your support provides a lifeline for these talented individuals who may otherwise struggle to find alternative employment. Moreover, you have the opportunity to add your company logo to these customized artisan creations, creating a personalized touch and promoting your brand.

Coffee from a women owned business in Colombia
Fair Trade Colombian Coffee. Shop Latina Owned

Fair Trade Colombian Coffee (From: $25)

This coffee is made with a unique blend of the highest quality Arabica beans.

It comes in three delicious flavours: brown sugar cane and chocolate notes, vanilla, honey, caramel and pink grapefruit notes, and dark chocolate and hazelnuts notes.

By choosing to purchase this coffee, you play a vital role in empowering women coffee growers in Colombia. Your support directly contributes to their ability to improve and develop their coffees, establish stronger supply programs, and expand their businesses.

Ceramic Mugs Handcrafted in Mexico
Ceramic Mug. Shop Latina Owned

Ceramic Mug. Handmade by Artisans in Mexico (From: $45)

Start your day off right with our roomy ceramic mug, designed to enhance your morning brew experience. It makes an awesome gift for any coffee-loving colleague.

By purchasing this ceramic mug, you contribute to the growth of a Latina-owned business in Mexico.

Your support plays a vital role in creating sustainable work opportunities for local artisans in the community.

Cotton Hammock handmade by women artisans in Mexico
100% Cotton Hammock. Shop Latina Owned

100% Cotton Hammock. Handmade by artisans in Mexico (From: $99)

This multicolor hammock is perfect for adding a touch of color to your backyard or patio. Ideal for reading, relaxing, or just enjoying the outdoors, you will love the comfort and beauty that this hammock brings to your home. Its lightweight design and beautiful colors make it the perfect addition to your outdoor space.

By purchasing this hammock, you support a Latina-owned business and contribute to the creation of employment opportunities for artisans in Mexico. Your support empowers these talented individuals, allowing them to showcase their craft and build sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their communities.

Employee Engagement

Corporate events are an excellent way to boost morale, enjoy the outdoors, blend work and family, and encourage work-life balance. By selecting unique and ethical corporate gifts from women-owned businesses, you can demonstrate your commitment to social responsibility, gender equality, and sustainability.

The curated collection from 10 Million Women offers a refreshing departure from generic options, allowing your company to leave a lasting impression while supporting female entrepreneurs and artisans worldwide. With customization options available, these artisanal gifts will be cherished by your employees.

Remember, employees are your most valuable asset, and investing in their happiness and well-being leads to a thriving company culture and greater employee retention.

Give a gift. Inspire change


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