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Left Christmas shopping until the last minute? It happens to the best of us. Fortunately, we’ve helped power the growth of hundreds of startups, many of which have not only brought innovations to their industries and returns to investors, but also make really great Christmas gifts.
So here are our top 2020 gift ideas, straight from our portfolio to under your tree. Can’t go wrong.
For The Workaholic
What better way to treat the one who needs a break than an Urban wellness treatment that comes straight to their door in under 60 minutes? You can give the gift of a massage, beauty treatment, personal training session and more, all from the comfort of their home.
Over the years, Urban has raised over £9,342,676 from over 1,500 Seedrs investors.
🎁 Buy it.
Fortunately, Candy Mechanics has solved the corporate gifting challenge with totally customisable chocolate. With innovative carving technology, they’ll engrave your message into high quality chocolate, and wrap it beautifully in 100% recycled materials with gold foiled front and embossed pattern. Problem solved.
Candy Mechanics has raised over £400,000 on Seedrs.
🎁 Buy it.
They’re notoriously difficult to buy for, but there isn’t a dad out there who doesn’t need cashmere socks. And the London Sock Company’s socks are not only made with the most advanced knitting methods and finest materials, they also donate two pairs of socks to a charity of your choice with every purchase.
London Sock Company has raised over £1,9 million from more than 1,000 investors on Seedrs.
For The Thrill-Seeker
We all know one, and chances are they’d rather be white water rafting or free-climbing than opening whatever generic gift you were going to give them. Much Better Adventures cultivates memorable adventures in wild places, for a quick epic weekend, or longer.
Much Better Adventures have raised over £1,6 million from more than 1,300 investors on Seedrs.
For The One With Flare
MATE.BIKE is one of the most coveted electric bicycle brands out there, visible in a few of the world’s most luxurious concept stores including Harrods and Selfridges London, Maxfield LA, Le Bon Marché Paris and more. Kendall Jenner has one. That’s all you need to know, really.
MATE.BIKE raised over €2,2 million from nearly 1,000 investors this year.
🎁 Buy one.
For The Techie
Who doesn’t love gadgets, especially when they give you contactless, passwordless, time limited WiFi for all your visitors, while keeping your devices and data safe and actively scanning for vulnerabilities in your network. Give the gift of neat tech and cybersecurity with Zobi’s Hedgehog.
Zobi’s 2020 Seedrs campaign is overfunding by more than 350%, with the backing of nearly 1,000 investors.
🎁 Buy it.
For The foodie
After the mayhem of lockdown, they’re itching to get back into the dining scene. Toast the end of a truly terrible year by treating them to fantastic regional Thai food in an exciting, buzzy atmosphere at Som Saa. Rated 10/10 by restaurant critic Marina O’loughlin in The Guardian and boasting 5 star rave reviews, Som Saa is always a good idea.
In 2019, Som Saa raised over £200,000 from more than 500 investors on Seedrs.
For The Home-Body
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that you can never have enough plants. Treat your loved ones to a subscription flower box, or any of Lazy Flora’s thoughtfully curated floral gifts or centerpieces to make sure that no matter what happens, their house looks beautiful.
Last year, Lazy Flora raised over £80,000 on Seedrs.
🎁 Buy one.
For The One With Good Taste
Chapel Down is England’s leading winemaker and one of the UK’s most exciting drinks companies. Anything from their world-class range of sparkling and still wines, beautiful gin and vodka or award-winning range of Curious beers and cider would make the perfect Christmas gift.
Chapel Down has raised over £4,337,964 on Seedrs from more than 1,300 investors.
For The New Parent
For those that are going into the new year with an entirely new set of responsibilities, The Cheeky Panda has designed a full range of eco-friendly products for homes and little ones, including 100% biodegradable and compostable baby wipes made from bamboo. They’re better for little bodies, and making a huge difference for our natural ecosystem too.
Over the years, The Cheeky Panda has successfully raised over £5 million on Seedrs from just shy of 2,000 investors.
For The Vegan
It’s a huge trend, and for good reason. Veganism is helping reduce carbon emissions and foster more conscious shopping decisions at global scale. Fortunately, TheVeganKind has curated a number of Christmas gift boxes, full of Vegan treats, daily essentials and luxury hard-to-find vegan items for special occasions.
In 2019, TheVeganKind raised over £600,000 from more than 2,300 investors!
For The One With The Sweet Tooth
‘Tis the season for dessert, and Livia’s has created some of the sweetest gifts of all. Better yet, they’re all made with 100% natural ingredients and no nasty additives. They even have a holiday advent calendar and a range of totally relatable merch.
This year, Livia’s raised over £1.9 million from nearly 2,000 investors.
Or, if you’re already done Christmas shopping, and want to buy shares in some of the above companies instead, visit our Secondary Market, which opens for trading on the second Tuesday of every month.