Nov 26, 2019 | Kayo Women, Misc, Partners, Your Community

The woman who always grabs an afternoon coffee with you.
The former boss who still lets you call her for advice.
The colleague who checks in to see how your presentation went.

These are the women who should not be forgotten on this year’s holiday gift list. From your assistant to your colleague to your mentor or boss, there are women in your circle that deserve a token of appreciation and a gift they can actually use. At Kayo, we partner with retailers who are female-founded and have created products (and services) that make women’s lives just a little bit easier or better. We’re sharing them here, along with some of our other favorite female-founded brands, to help make your life easier when it comes to holiday shopping.  



A long-time friend of Kayo, M.M.LaFleur is known for making it easy for businesswomen to get dressed for work every morning. In a recentblog launching their Omakase capsule wardrobes, they noted that some surveys have show that women take 15 more days per year to get ready for work than men. No doubt a gift or gift card from M.M.LaFleur will improve mornings for women everywhere. We’re loving the Morandi Sweater for its versatility and ability to elevate any look.






Founder Deepa Gandhi, went from a Lehman Brothers Analyst to founder of Dagne Dover, which designs performance-driven bags that are both functional and fashionable for a woman’s fast-paced, mobile lifestyle. From their colorful laptop sleeves to their wallets to their travel bags, you can expect materials that perform and thoughtful details whether it’s for work, travel, or fitness. They also just launched a baby line with highly-functional gender-neutral bags for moms or dads. We love the Ace Fanny Pack to assist with our post holiday fitness resolutions. 



Sarah Somers spent more than a decade in New York building a distinguished career among leaders in the global finance industry beforefinding her inner entrepreneur. From her roots in the Heartland, to self-discovery in Europe, to stripe-earning on Wall Street, to navigating the joys of motherhood – her style and wardrobe priorities shifted and changed, but one constant remained in her closet and delivered through it all: the silk scarf. It’s one of those accessories, often overlooked, that can make an outfit and make you feel chic. The scarves are unique in that each of them is a limited design through collaborations with artists from around the world. We favor the Secret Garden Scarf, it can add a pop of color to any outfit. 



Selecting jewelry for a woman can often be difficult, but Dana Rebecca has created timeless and beloved-by-all pieces that any woman would get excited to add to her collection. You can’t go wrong with her classic collection of necklaces, including the Emily Sarah Necklace. It’s a perfect way to show your appreciation.  



Get all of Team Kayo’s picks along with other gifts we love from a selection of our favorite female-founded companies.