THE STARTUP SQUAD’S 2023 VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE FEATURING GIRLS WHO MEAN BUSINESS
A selection of Valentine’s Day gifts from The Startup Squad girl bosses
Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day present to mark the special occasion. And we’re here to help you find the best gifts for a significant other, a close friend, a family member, or even yourself by featuring the products of girls who mean business. Plus, when you support these young, girl entrepreneurs, you’ll be spreading even more love this Valentine’s Day.
For that Someone Special in Your Life
Surprise a loved one with these thoughtful, unique gifts.
AnnaMade Design Co. – Nothing beats a beautiful handmade greeting card to make Valentine’s Day extra special. Not only do they add a personal touch, but handmade cards are unique and can be tailored to any occasion. Anna, the creative teen entrepreneur behind AnnaMade Design Co., had always enjoyed arts and crafts and was hooked when her grandmother taught her how to create cards. She was a finalist in her hometown’s Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition in 2021. And she’s a regular vendor at YouthBiz Marketplaces and bazaars, where she sells pop-up card designs that make customers smile.
For the Whole Family to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Together
Show everyone in your fam how special you think they all are.
Mia’s Treats Delight – Tired of the usual box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day? Another sweet option is a box of cookies and brownies! Tamia, the 14-year-old teen entrepreneur and head baker of Mia’s Treats Delight, bakes cookies, brownies, and cookie cakes from her Missouri home. When she’s not baking, she’s often volunteering and giving back to her community. She hopes to one day take her desserts on the road and sell them wherever her food truck takes her.
For Childhood Friends, Family Friends, and BFFs
Valentine’s Day is also a celebration of all forms of love, especially friendship.
Bow-Bow Ties – These colorful, attention-grabbing bow-ties from Bow-Bow Ties are the purrr-fect Valentine’s gifts for pet lovers’ fur-babies. The kidpreneur of Bow-Bow Ties is also a philanthropist and contributes a portion of her sales to animal shelters in her community. The animals in these shelters also wear Bow-Bow Ties, so they get noticed and adopted more quickly.
Doggy Dog Treats by Jazzy – Most dogs shower their human companions with unconditional love (and slobber). So, treats are great V-day gifts for pet owners to express their love in return. The 12-year-old girl boss of Doggy Dog Treats by Jazzy is an animal lover and enjoys making dog treats. The treats she sells on Etsy are made fresh without preservatives.
Slimerella – Do you know foodies who’ll appreciate food-inspired slime? Then you can give them slime inspired by a McFlurry, Lemonade Slush, or a Funfetti Cake from a teen entrepreneur’s slime shop, Slimerella. She sells them online and in her store in Laredo, TX, where nothing is priced more than $10.
For the Young Ones You Love and Adore
Kids (yours or nieces, nephews, and stepkids) deserve Valentine’s Day gifts, too.
Bubble Pop Slimez – The 10-year-old founder of Bubble Pop Slimez started her slime empire as a pastime three years ago. Her mom asked her to downsize her personal slime collection, so she figured she could sell her excess slime and hasn’t looked back since! Bubble Pop Slimez’s colorful, unique tubs of slime will surely make your slime-obsessed gift recipients happy and busy on Valentine’s Day.
Food for the Worm– What better way to say ‘I love you’ than with a book and the gift of reading? Food for the Worm is a pandemic-era startup founded by a 12-year-old tween entrepreneur who loves to read. She decided to establish her own book subscription business after subscribing (and not liking) another book subscription service. Her monthly book boxes have age-appropriate books for young kids (ages 3+) and middle schoolers (ages 8+). She also packs food and accessories that complement the book’s theme in each box.
For the Teachers You and the Young Ones Appreciate
Make teachers feel appreciated with these wonderful gifts.
iAH Beauty – Teachers will surely appreciate another beauty product or two. The founder of iAH Beauty, who’s 13 years old, developed a vegan cosmetics brand that caters to kids, teens, and even adults with sensitive skin. She also suffers from sensitive skin and had difficulty finding skincare and makeup items that wouldn’t make her skin break out. So, she chose to make her own!
Bath Body by the Sea – Teachers work hard all year long, so they deserve to kick back and relax with at-home spa products. And you can find a variety of them at Bath Body by the Sea, the startup owned by two teen entrepreneurs. There are also different gift boxes available. The young girl entrepreneurs of Bath Body by the Sea dream of teaching other girls how to be business owners in a summer camp they plan to open and operate someday.
Whatever your budget and whoever you’re buying for, we’re confident these Valentine’s Day gift ideas are sure to impress everyone on your list. Plus, your orders and purchases help The Startup Squad girlpreneurs grow their businesses and self-confidence even more. Happy shopping and Happy Valentine’s Day!