Top Tier Holiday Shopping Guide 2022

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If you are like all of us at Top Tier, you are trying to figure out where the year went. Hopefully, our annual holiday blog helps make your end-of-year shopping a bit easier – whether your loved one works in venture or tech, is a pandemic puppy, or is under the age of five, there is something for everyone on this list. As company creation continues on a tear and innovation remains strong, many consumer-focused companies within our various portfolios may suit your shopping needs.

Apparel, Fashion, & Beauty: Studs, Argent, Yours, Droplette

Send some fashion and or a new beauty routine to your loved ones this holiday season. Studs will allow you to give a uniquely custom set of earrings, ranging from hoops, studs, cuffs, & more; for folks in the NYC area, you can shop in person. A gift from Argent will allow you to help someone refresh their workplace fashion; you can pick from a functional lineup of trousers, blazers, dress tops, and more. Send a selfie to Yours and get yourself, or a loved one, a new sustainable skincare routine; each customer is assessed and then given the products that are just right for them. Finally, Droplette is a smart device intended for skincare treatment, offering a patented and needle-free technology.

Food & Drink: Hungry Root, Dishpatch, Trade Coffee

Food delivery and easier access to all things tasty continue to be a massive trend in venture. With delivery, you get a more diverse and exciting meal with a better experience. Hungry Root is a US-based company with healthy grocery and recipe options that allows you to customize your weekly meals easily. Dishpatch is for the UK folks reading this and is where gourmet restaurant-grade dinners meet DIY. This food delivery platform is intended to deliver popular restaurants to you, enabling customers to enjoy premium quality food in the comfort of their homes. Lastly, if you are a coffee lover – try a subscription to Trade Coffee and never worry about quality or quantity again.

Kids & Pets: KiwiCo, PetFriendly Box, Modern Animal

With both kids and pets, we think everyone could use a bit of help. Keep the young ones distracted and entertained with an educational toy box from KiwiCo. If you didn’t fall victim to the pandemic pet craze, good for you! For all of the folks with cats, dogs, and other animals that are about 2 years old, we have two ideas (1) treats and preventative care for cats and dogs from PetFriendly Box or (2) the gift of the ‘One Medical for animals’ with a membership (or at least a portion of a membership) to Modern Animal – at the moment, only helpful for friends and family based in SF Bay Area, LA area or Greater Austin.

Electronics: Drop, reMarkable, Backbone, Buderflys

All three of these gadgets will help create a better experience for the gift receiver – whether they are gamers, avid notetakers, or music/podcast lovers. Drop will help you make the gamers and typists in your life happy – the Drop ALT keyboard is a highly-customizable mechanical keyboard; it’s available in several mechanical switches and is hot-swappable, so folks can easily change the switches without any soldering. Drop also sells different keycap sets to give it a unique aesthetic. A tablet from reMarkable will allow you to replace someone’s paper notebooks and printed documents, all the while feeling just like paper. And for gamers on the move, look to Backbone for a mobile gaming device that turns an iPhone into the perfect mobile experience. Lastly, replace someone’s AirPods with wireless earbuds from Buderflys – rated “best fit/comfort” by People Magazine.

Health, Wellness, & Fitness: Tempo, Silvertree, Art of Sports (AOS)

For the person in your life looking for a new way to work out – give the gift of fitness and health through a new workout system with a compact weight system from Tempo. This connected weight machine also stores seamlessly in a small space. Give an active older adult the gift of peace of mind and independence with a wearable wellness device from Silvertree. Silvertree allows for fall detection and vital record storage through connected apps and digital medical IDs. And for after-work out health and wellness for all ages, give the #1 skincare brand for athletes, Art of Sport (AOS), and send them a complete toiletry bag.

Home Goods: Noah, everdrop, Neverland

From movers and shakers to homebodies, this list has you covered. For the friend that recently moved, try Noah. Noah is a starter kit brand that empowers customers to start something new and helps them navigate the first steps of new endeavors, like moving or going to college. You’ll find kitchen must-haves, dorm essentials, and more with this fantastic company. Ditch the plastic with everdrop and start 2023 with a sustainable cleaning routine. And for the plant and floral enthusiasts in your life, you’ll find everything you need at this trendy online plant nursery – Neverland.

EdTech (Kids & Adults!): Codeverse, Career Karma, Subject

Education continues to take on different forms in the post-COVID world; children and adults have been exposed to a broader range of opportunities through virtual and online education, creating new forms of advancing their capabilities and knowledge. Over the last two years, global venture capital investment in edtech startups smashed all previous records. With this holiday season, give the gift of knowledge to a loved one and offer to support/sponsor a membership to any of these awesome communities and tools. Help a young one learn to code with Codeverse, or an older friend/family member learn a new skill and broaden career opportunities through Career Karma. Lastly, Subject (fka Emile Learning) is an accredited learning platform designed to deliver quality education to learners everywhere and of all ages.

Miscellaneous: Zoomers, Roadsurfer, NoIssue

While these last three products have very little in common, each share in uniqueness. Zoomers is a new electric last-mile solution built for city life and is incredibly durable, with wide tires meant for dealing with any terrain. Roadsurfer will allow you to give the gift of exploration by enabling you to rent a fully equipped RV camper van for two or four. And perhaps you’d like to give the gift of custom wrapping paper this holiday season? NoIssue is the spot for you; they offer custom packaging that’s sustainable & eco-friendly.

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Check out the extended list below!

Apparel, Fashion, & Beauty

ArgentOnline shopping platform intended to offer workwear for women.
Beauty PieBeauty and cosmetic company for luxury skincare and makeup products
Carbon 38Functional activewear and progressive street style
CiderOnline globally-minded fashion brand with small batches of items for specific occasions and functioning as a direct-from-factory marketplace
DropletteDevice for skin treatment with micro misting
Haus LabsMakeup brand by Lady Gaga that promotes clean products and inclusivity
IndoChinoMade-to-measure suits offered at affordable, ready-to-wear prices
ManiMeOn-the-go manicure services through an online platform
MejuriHandcrafted fine jewelry for everyday use
OurselfAesthetic skincare products intended to offer a subtropical skincare system
QueenlyOnline formal wear marketplace intended to connect dress owners, both old and new, to people who wish to buy
RooyCreative footwear with a unique flare, made using high-quality materials
RTFKTCustom-designed sneakers created for video game enthusiasts
SayshLifestyle-focused female footwear founded by Olympian Allyson Felix and her brother and business partner Wes Felix
StudsCustomize the perfect set of stud earrings for any occasion and any age
SummersaltEco-friendly swimwear intended to offer an alternative to costly designer swimsuits
SymbiomeSkincare products intended to provide clarity, vibrance, and resilience to the skin
The House of LR&CWide range of sustainable lifestyle/apparel products
Wires GlassesInnovative eyewear intended to leverage sustainable design
YoursPersonalized skincare brand intended to use technology to do personalization at scale

Food & Drink

BevAlcoholic beverages intended to offer dry, canned wine
Clean Co.Non-alcoholic and sugar-free beverages intended to be prepared with botanical-driven taste
Crowd CowOnline platform for meat and seafood products
DishpatchUK’s best chefs and restaurants delivered to your door
Eclipse FoodsNon-dairy ice cream sold at local grocery stores
GoPuffFood delivery platform intended to deliver daily essentials within minutes and make the everyday life of customers effortless
Holey Grail DonutsDelicious donuts made from a base of taro or kalo (most offered in Hawaii and the LA area)
Hungry RootHealthy grocery and recipe service that provides personalized recommendations
KinEuphoric drinks that are alcohol-free
MaurtenSport fuel producer that only uses natural ingredients
OlipopBeverages intended to offer an alternative to promote digestive health
SoylentHealthy and functional food items that make sustainable nutrition accessible – better for you & the planet
Stockeld DreameryVegan food products intended to provide tasty and nutritious alternatives in a sustainable way
The Naked MarketPortfolio of health-oriented foods and beverages intended to create snack products for Millennials
Trade CoffeeCraft coffee on a subscription basis intended to redefine the home brewing experience

Kids & Pets

CodeverseEducational technology platform designed to teach children coding
FiSmart dog collar
FuzzySubscription-based pet care services
JinxModern dog nutrition products
KiwiCoChildren’s educational toys and box sets
KudosDisposable baby diapers intended to provide sustainable products.
LiteratiKids book club subscription
MaisonetteOnline baby and kids’ marketplace
Modern AnimalVeterinary clinics using technology to improve pet care
PetFriendly BoxPet treats and medications are all delivered straight to the home via a subscription
Ten LittleE-commerce platform intended to offer shoes for toddlers and kids
The Farmer’s DogCustomized and subscription-based pet food platform
WilloCleaner teeth for kids with personalized routines
Wonder WorkshopFun education robots for kids to learn about robotics, programming, and more – built for the classroom and your home
YumiOnline retail platform intended to offer organic baby food products


BackboneGaming controller designed to convert iPhones into a gaming console
BuderflysWireless earbuds designed for comfort
CowboyElectric bicycles intended to make last-mile transportation faster and easier
DropComputer hardware products, including mechanical keyboards and headphones
Electric GameboxImmersive group gaming interactive digital rooms across the US intended to bring people together with shared play
FrameCustom & lightweight laptops and consumer electronics products (pre-order only)
HatchSleep-based smart products
Magic LeapVirtual computing interface glasses designed to seamlessly combine digital and physical lives through AR computer-generated 3D imagery
Opal CameraA professional webcam that provides DSLR quality video for your video streaming
reMarkableA tablet that replaces your paper notebooks and printed documents, all the while feeling just like paper
SorareFantasy game of football (soccer), where players buy, sell, trade, and manage a virtual team with digital player cards (leveraging blockchain technologies)

Health, Wellness, & Fitness

Art of Sport (AoS)Skincare brand built for athletes
ErgattaIndoor cardio equipment and an interactive gaming platform
FeelSupplement company that prioritizes customer well-being and satisfaction through transparency and sustainability
FreebeatIndoor-cycling product
FuturePersonal training app that connects customers to coaches through the Apple Watch
OuraWellness wearable ring designed to track and improve the quality of sleep and alertness
SilvertreeModern wearable technology for active older adults
TempoSmart at-home fitness platform
WhoopWearable performance optimization device intended to provide personalized insights to improve overall fitness

Home Goods

AuraDigital picture frame
BloomscapePlant shopping platform designed to deliver fully grown potted plants
BravaOven replacement IoT cooking device for a more innovative kitchen experience
CoterieElevated party goods that can help you plan your next event with style
EmberTemperature controlled mugs
everdropPlastic-free cleaning tablets
FeatherRental furniture marketplace for people that don’t want to commit to buying
Grove CollaborativeSubscription dedicated to providing sustainable products for the home, mainly cleaning products
HaiSmart shower head with inbuilt Bluetooth and color-coded LEDs
LickEco-friendly wallpaper and paint
NeverlandOnline home garden and lawn marketplace
NoahCurated boxes for students, kitchens, first-time bakers, home movers, and more
Our PlaceUpscale kitchenware brand with an emphasis on combining aesthetics and functionality
PatternHome products marketplace
The RoundsZero-waste delivery of your everyday essentials
TrifoVacuum robot designed for indoor home environments


AriveOnline delivery web shop intended to deliver consumer goods in a short time
BlinkistMobile subscription service for 15-minute book summaries
BoldVoiceApplication designed for non-native English speakers to improve accent and language proficiency
CakeElectric dirt bike manufacturer
Career KarmaOnline job training program to broaden horizons
Catch Co.Online fishing supply platform
DancePersonal or subscription-based electric bikes to allow for lower friction
GetYourGuideTravel booking platform for unique tours
NoIssueCustomizable packaging, gift bags, stickers, and more for all occasions
PapierOnline marketplace for personalized stationery
PerfocalBook a great photographer, hassle-free and on demand
RoadsurferRental campervans focused on camping safety and comfort in Europe
SubjectAspiring to be the “Netflix of education;” each class available on the platform is a fully accredited, rigorous educational experience
VanMoofUrban e-bikes intended to help commuters get to work with less of a sweat
ZoomersElectric scooters for all terrains

From all of us at Top Tier –
Happy Holidays & Happy Gift Giving!


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