The holiday season is upon us! Whether you’re shopping for friends or family, there’s sure to be a Bulldog-owned business with gifts you need to round out this season’s holiday shopping lists. Check out our recommendations from a few Bulldog businesses below.
For active Dawgs
The customizable Weezie golf towel is a great gift for the golfer in your life. Weezie is a luxury towel company offering beach and bath towels, robes and more. Co-founded by Liz Eichholz (BFA ’12), Weezie has customizable options that will make their products a unique gift for anyone in your life – especially those who love hitting the fairway.
Have you ever lost your sunglasses while fishing, boating or enjoying a day at the beach? Rheos Nautical Eyewear, founded by Jacob Berton (BBA ’08), offers a wide selection of floating sunglasses in various colors and styles that are perfect for anyone who loves to spend time on the water.
Rugged Road offers coolers that are both durable and light. Founded by Spencer Lloyd (BSFCS ’20), Rugged Road’s coolers are a great gift for the outdoor adventurists in your life. The best part? Part of your purchase benefits the Rugged Road Foundation which focuses on increasing access to clean water in communities around the world.
For fashion-forward Dawgs
Elizabeth Newton (ABJ ’99) is the founder and designer of enewton, a jewelry company whose timeless pieces are built to last. Their list of best-sellers wonderfully compliment any outfit and are a must-purchase for the jewelry lovers in your life.
When is the best time to get new UGA gear? Well, always, but especially during the holidays! Onward Reserve, which was founded by Thomas J. Callaway IV (BBA ’07), offers a selection of UGA t-shirts, polos and sweatshirts perfect for gameday or everyday wear.
Founder and CEO of Sock Fancy, Stefan Lewinger (AB ’11), understood the need for personalized socks. Got a friend who loves their dog? Put their dog on a pair of socks! Got a family member with a great business? Put their logo on a pair of socks! Got a coworker getting married? Put the happy couple on a pair of socks! Need we go on?
For coffee loving Dawgs
For the cold coffee lovers out there, Rev Coffee Roasters, co-founded by Jenn Holt Bimmerle (AB ’02), offers the Toddy Cold Brew System, which is perfectly paired with one of their signature blends.
Three Tree Coffee Roasters, owned by husband and wife Philip (BSA ’11) and Anna Klayman (AB ’11), also offers a wide variety of coffee blends, from winter blends to dark roast and espresso options.
What’s a good cup of coffee without something to drink it out of? The Rugged Road mug will make your cup of joe portable and keep it warm (or cold, if you prefer).
For foodie Dawgs
The holidays are a time of gathering, and with a good get-together comes great food! Serving dishes from Relish, whose co-founders include Cabell Fleming Sweeney (BSED ’95) and Susan Peterson (BBA ’93), are a great gift for anyone who loves to cook or host.
The holiday season is better with pie, right? Owner of Southern Baked Pie Company, Amanda Dalton Wilbanks (BBA ’09), shares all her best pie recipes in her cookbook, “Southern Baked: Celebrating Life With Pie,” making it an easy gift for the avid cooks in your life. And who knows, you might even get a pie in return!
Condor Chocolates, owned by brothers Peter Dale (ABJ ’99) and Nicholas Dale (BSA ’04), offers a suite of gift sets ideal for any chocolate lover. From holiday gift boxes to s’mores sets, a gift from Condor Chocolates is sure to make any holiday just a little sweeter.
For the Dawg-house
Weezie’s customizable towel sets are a great gift for a friend that just moved or a family member who needs a refresh. With their variety of color and embroidery options, this gift can be tailored into the perfect towel set for anyone.
Kristen Dunning (BSA ’21) understands the value of good soap, which is why she founded Gently, a company that caters to all skin types. Their soaps are all sourced from Georgia farms and sure to liven up any home bathroom.
Got a friend with a green thumb? Check out this indoor watering can from Cofer’s Home & Garden Showplace, a family owned business for almost 100 years and currently managed by Stuart Cofer (BBA ’81).
Still missing something? Check out A Signature Welcome’s gift boxes. A Signature Welcome, co-founded by Lindsay Bissell Marko (BBA ’07) and Emily Howard Slater (BS ’07), offers predesigned and customizable gift box options. From beauty and beach essentials to coffee and tea, their curated boxes come beautifully packaged and ready to gift.
Thanks for shopping with us and Happy Holidays, Dawgs!
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