It’s our annual holiday gift guide Spawned episode, where we share some of our favorite cool picks that we think make fabulous holiday gift ideas. This year, we’re highlighting small makers, indie businesses, many of which are owned and run by women. Yay! If you need some holiday gift inspiration, listen to this episode stat. It’s like an entire Cool Picks of the Week episode, which we’ve heard from a few of you that you love.

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Some of our favorite feminist gifts 

Feminist gifts: Presidential shero calendar

This Presidential Sheroes calendar by T.L. Duryea (above), Stella and Luna lockets, The Black Feminist Authors t-shirt by Philadelphia Printworks, and more.

Some of our favorite #couplegoals gifts

Couple gifts: Mistletoe candle from Homesick candles

This Mistletoe Homesick candle, or a candle from the Harlem Candle Co. that Liz just discovered. Wee also love OneHope gift boxes, that support a fabulous cause.

Some of our favorite pop culture gifts

Fleabag gifts: Kneel pin

This Kneel pin which is the best Fleabag reference ever, a hot priest mug (also a Fleabag reference), along with lots of other Fleabag gift ideas as well as gifts for folks who love 90s pop culture and of course, Star Wars.

Meet our sponsor: Circle

Monitor screen time with Circle Home Plus | sponsor

We’ve been fans of Circle since they launched, so much so that we included them in our recent Ultimate Guide to Digital Parenting. If you’re not familiar with it, Circle is the award-winning way to manage your family’s online time across all their connected devices — inside and outside your home. Parents can filter what content is allowed, set limits for screen time, monitor history and usage, and even reward kids for good behavior.

Simply plug Circle Home Plus into your router, download the app, and you can keep track across every connected device – from laptops, phones, and tablets to smart TVs, streaming devices, and video game consoles – all from one place.

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Some of our favorite gifts for teens and tweens

Gifts for teens: Mochi making kit

We’ve got a ton of unique gift ideas for teens, from this Mochi Making Kit, to gender neutral cosmetics, and pretty much everything in between.

VSCO girl gifts: Billie Eilish sneakers

And don’t miss our entire category for VSCO girls, who we love by the way, which includes these killer handpainted Billie Eilish Air Force 1 sneakers, and a whole lot more. We say own it, ladies!

Some of our favorite under $15 gifts 

Gifts for kids under $15

We found a ton of gifts for kids under $15, like these awesome black super heroes mugs by TriniGee, custom super hero capes, and so much more. You’ll also find great gifts for grown-ups under $15 too.

Meet our sponsor: Prodigy 

Prodigy is the online math platform that's helped more than 50 1st-8th graders worldwide love and learn math (sponsor)

Prodigy is an online math platform loved by more than 50 million 1st to 8th grade students and 1.5 million teachers worldwide. With their Premium Membership, they get extra features and fun rewards, like exclusive pet characters, gear and accessories, that will give your child more incentive to play and keep them engaged with math practice.

If you’re not familiar with Prodigy, this game takes kids through a fantasy world full of epic battles and adventure, where success involves answering curriculum-aligned math questions. With a ​Premium Membership, students​ often spend more time in the game, which leads to more questions answered and more math skills mastered. And with monthly, yearly and even family memberships you can find the ​Premium Membership​ that works for your family.

Check out the Prodigy Premium Memberships​ page to find out how you can level-up math learning and unlock your child’s full potential! 

Visit and click “get your free account” to get started.

Thanks so much for listening to Spawned. If you need more shopping inspiration, head over to our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! There’s plenty of time to get items shipped in time for the holidays, but hurry.