Services, memberships, gift cards: avoid shipping hassles with Lindsay Pinchuk’s local vacation ideas

Do you already know what you are buying for everyone on your list? Lindsay Pinchuk, small business expert and host of the upcoming DearFoundHer podcast, says now is more of a time than ever to support small businesses, recently sharing more than 85 women-founded gift ideas for her first-ever “Dear FoundHer Holiday Gift Guide.” With so many gifts not even making it to the shelves this year, Lindsay has some great ideas for services, subscriptions, and great gift cards you can give this holiday season. Premium? All are companies based in Austin or Texas, so you shop locally too! Check out Lindsay’s suggestions:

Solid Soap Subscription:It’s an amazing gift for a homeowner, someone who has a lot of fun in their home, or someone who just loves soap! You will receive 2 selected soaps/month for 3 months! You’ll also get priority access to the latest seasonal Solid Soaps products. $54 for three months ($18 per month).

Succulent Native Plant Love Club: “Get houseplants, succulents or cacti delivered monthly with their Plant Club subscription box! Grow your collection with us to create an urban oasis at home – the club is for plant lovers. plants of all kinds Membership starts at $58.99 per month.

Exterior Voice Kits: “I love this product because it allows the recipient to customize exactly what they need for their workout. Build your go-to outfit for #DoingThings. Made from shape-sculpting materials and designed for any adventure. Choose a top , match a stocking and get a free gift. If you missed the shipping deadline, no worries: you can send a digital gift card and OV has you covered.”

Neat method: “Give your loved ones the gift of peace of mind and an organized home. You can purchase a Neat Method package or gift card that makes the space you have functional for the life you live.


“Three women-founded craft breweries in Austin let you place your orders online and pick them up… you can bring them to your holiday party or just surprise the beer drinker in your life with some awesome new options for 2022!

“Have a bottle of wine from an Austin-area woman-owned winery! wine for the people: Co-founder Rae Wilson cultivates community through growing wine with greater impact. You can buy by the bottle, join their amazing wine club, or even visit their tasting room about an hour from Austin. A trip there is an amazing experience you can gift this holiday season. Fall Creek Vineyards: One of Austin’s premier wineries, Fall Creek is 100% Texan. They also have an amazing wine club for an elevated gift this holiday season for the wine lover in your life.”


“For the foodie in your life, or for when you go to a holiday party this season, whip up a gift basket full of some of my favorite female-founded brands, all founded in or with ties to Austin!

  • Jeni’s ice cream: Now has three Austin storefronts where you can buy their artisanal ice cream pints (or have them shipped online).
  • Luv Fats Ice Cream: Vegan, decadent, ice cream made with coconut milk and avocado.
  • Stroop Club Stroop Waffles: Chantal brought her deliciously sweet and quintessentially Dutch treats to the United States from the Netherlands in 2015 and hasn’t looked back!
  • chocolate srsly: Their process is what defines them. They take cocoa through a spectacular transformation. Cocoa is grown in lush forests and harvested. It is fermented and dried. It’s crushed, winnowed, and ground into the chocolate you see on the shelves.
  • Siete Foods: I can’t live without these products. Siete makes grain-free chips and tortillas, but their vegan queso, seasoning mixes and hot sauces.
  • Buddha’s Brew Kombucha: Who was born on a farmers market 14 years ago!

Lindsay has 85 women-founded items in her holiday gift guide on You can also enter to win a $100 Amex gift card to shop small this holiday season.

For more trading advice, follow @lindsaypinchuk on Instagram and visit Lindsay will be launching her podcast, “Dear FoundHer…” in January, and until then, you can join her namesake community on Facebook to join the small business discussion:

Michael N. Clark