Top Tier Holiday Shopping Guide 2021

With the holidays right around the corner, we here at TTCP thought we would try and take some of the stress out of your holiday shopping. Whether the recipient works in venture, tech, or just likes getting presents, any gift from this list is sure to please. We spent the whole year with our ears to the ground, finding the latest and greatest consumer products from our managers and consolidated them into this list. It has been a record year for company creation, and the pool of companies for this blog did not disappoint. So, you can rest assured there is something for everyone on this list.


Whether it’s your fur baby or your real baby, nothing competes with seeing the excitement on their face when new toys and treats arrive. We continue to see trends around sustainability in children’s products and an emphasis on what we can do to keep our pets healthy. Fuzzy delivers expert care and vet-curated products tailored to your pet. Ten Little is an e-commerce platform that helps you curate toys and footwear options for your babies and toddlers. Maisonette is a one-stop-shop for parents of babies and young children.


You can never go wrong with Gadgets. The holidays haven’t been the same since RadioShack went out of business. This year we have items that move through the air, over the ground, and through cyberspace. Anybody know of some venture-backed companies working on underwater submersibles? Maybe next year. Opal Camera is a maker of professional webcams which help find and focus on your voice and face, cutting out distracting background noise and movements on important Zoom calls. Skydio is a drone manufacturer with AI to help operators, allowing even novice pilots to navigate like a pro. Want to gift an eBike but don’t want to pay full price? Dance provides eBikes on a subscription basis, so you can benefit from fast, easy, eco-friendly transport without breaking the bank.


Since many of us are still working from home and with a newfound purpose for curating our living spaces, the companies in this year’s home goods list will help keep your home clean and comfortable. Oliver Space is a platform intended to offer home décor on a monthly subscription basis, perfect for all the recent grads who moved back in with their parents during Covid and are finding themselves back in the market for an apartment and furniture. Sproutl, is for all our plant parents; it’s a platform that operates a marketplace for horticultural supplies. Finally, Trifo is a robot vacuum, a perfect gift to give to someone you think could benefit from a cleaner living space in 2022.


Travel is coming back! Give someone the gift of an unforgettable experience or help them shop for socially conscious products. Cabana is a hotel on the go, book a van and turn the journey to your vacation destination into the adventure itself. Alternatively, you can bring the outdoors to them with Bloom & Wild, a flower gifting and delivery platform. Has all this discussion of gifts made you want to skip the holidays altogether? Goody makes ordering and tracking your gifts easy. Just download the app and send gifts via text.


Make sure your loved ones are rolling into 2022 looking their best with these eco-friendly, fashion-forward items. SaySh is a maker of athletic footwear for women that is both functional and stylish. Summersalt is the perfect gift for someone who loves the ocean and cares about the environment; this swimwear brand manufactures bathing suits that are eco-friendly and affordable. While you are at it, get them a pair of environmentally responsible sunglasses from Wire Glasses to compliment that new bathing suit at the beach. 


If you have not found what you are looking for yet, you can rest assured you will find it in one of these next three categories: wine, food, and coffee. Cookunity is an online food delivery platform with a twist; all the dishes are chef-curated cuisines, prepared using farm-fresh ingredients. You can find the perfect wine to pair with that dish on Bright Cellars, the platform designed to match consumers with the wine that best fits their personal tastes. Not shopping for a foodie or wine enthusiast? Spinn Coffee is a tech-enabled brewing machine, which can be operated from your phone, it will even send you alerts for when you are low on beans, and you can order replacements from the app to your door.


New to the TTCP gift list is a category for our crypto enthusiasts. For starters, consider a Coinmine machine, a compact device that allows even the most novice user to mine for cryptocurrency. OpenSea is a peer-to-peer marketplace for digital collectibles (NFTs). Finally, Sorare is for your crypto fanatic friend who is also a fantasy sports nut. The platform allows you to build fantasy football (soccer) teams by trading NFTs of player cards. 

Still haven’t found what you are looking for? Check out our extended list below!

Extended List

Kids and Pets
CandidCustom clear dental aligners
Epic CreationsSubscription-based platform for audiobooks and videos for children
FiSmart dog collar intended to instantly track a dog’s location no matter where they are in the United States
FirstVetDigital veterinary clinic in the US and select European countries
FuzzyFuzzy delivers expert care and vet-curated products tailored to your pet
HatchSleep products for infants to adults
ItchPet kits intended to offer convenient and effective flea treatment for pets
JinxModern dog nutrition products intended to deliver essential nutrients through a balanced diet made with proteins, superfoods, and patented probiotics
KudosDisposable baby diapers intended to provide sustainable products
LingokidsEarly childhood education platform that develops language learning through the use of interactive, multi-media technologies and embedding lessons in the context of games
MaisonetteOnline baby and kids’ marketplace intended to offer lifestyle products for children
Open Farm Pet food products intended to serve as a healthy source of nutrition derived from ethically sourced ingredients for pets
OwletInfant health monitor and camera
Qai QaiA doll intended to entertain children
Ten LittleE-commerce platform intended to offer shoes for toddlers and kids
YumiOnline retail platform intended to offer organic baby food products
Control4Smart-home entertainment devices
CourantLeather-designed wireless charging products
CowboyElectric bicycles intended to make the bicycle ride faster and easier
DanceElectric bike subscription services intended to remove friction out of e-bike ownership
Electric GameboxImmersive group gaming interactive digital rooms intended to bring people together with shared play
Epidemic SoundProfessional music library subscription for content creators
ErgattaCombined cardio equipment and an interactive gaming platform designed to deliver a competitive, motivating, and entertaining fitness experience
Golden Eagle A very fast drone
GroverSubscription-based electronics rental platform designed to offer pay-as-you-go consumer electronics
Homa GamesThe world’s leading platform for creating and publishing mobile games
Horizn StudiosSmart luggage and travel accessories
MeditopiaMindfulness and meditation app that allows you to meditate in your own language
Opal CameraA professional webcam designed to find and focus on the sound of the voice
PeakersAI-powered sports training app for athletes and consumers
RoadsurferRental campervans focused on camping safety and comfort in Europe
SkydioAI-powered drones intended to deliver the power and flying cameras without the complexity
Smart FrogHome surveillance system
VanMoofUrban e-bikes intended to help commuters get to work without breaking a sweat
Home Goods
AuraDigital picture frame
Chop ValueHome furnishing products created from recycled chopsticks
EverdropPlastic-free cleaning tablets intended to provide sustainable cleaning products for household purposes
FeatherFurniture rental
FernishA furniture marketplace built for buying and renting furniture
Lick HomeDesigner paint, wallpaper, and blinds
MadeFurniture and home goods from independent designers
Oliver SpaceOnline platform intended to offer furniture and home decor products on monthly subscription terms. 
Our PlaceD2C kitchen products inspired by traditions, enabling customers to celebrate cultures
OuterDirect-to-consumer brand intended to help people live better outside
PamonoFurniture, art, and jewelry from around the world
Rise GardensHydroponic gardens for your home
Saatchi ArtOnline art gallery
SmolLaundry brand intended to offer laundry and dishwasher capsule packs and a detergent subscription service
SproutlA marketplace designed for horticultural supplies
TonalSmart home gym
TrifoA vacuum robot designed for indoor home environments 
ActioApp with free live coaching for fitness classes
AeroSemi-private jet
Asana RebelYoga-inspired health app
BeekAudiobook platform
Bloom & WildOnline flower gifting and delivery platform intended to send flowers to friends and loved ones
BoltRideshare and food delivery app
CabanaMobile hotels and lodging intended to offer comfortable and practical travel and stay alternatives
Catchproducts, content, and shopping experiences that include fishing tackle, bait, rods, and reels among other products through a subscription-based mystery box every month, enabling customers to buy fishing gear and kits online
CauseboxSubscription box for socially conscious products
CosiApartment rental for modern travelers
Daily GemA blend of superfoods, vitamins, minerals, and more, without synthetic binders in one bite
DaycationGet pool, spa, and amenity access at luxurious hotels
DreamlinesA travel agency platform intended to facilitate cruise bookings online
GetawayHouse rental services intended to offer customers an escape from their everyday lives
GoodyA gifting application intended to send gifts via text
RoliThe future of making music
Apparel, Fashion, and Beauty
SayShLifestyle-focused female footwear created to create a sporting future
SummersaltEco-friendly swimwear intended to offer an alternative to costly designer swimsuits
Wire GlassesInnovative eyewear intended to leverage sustainable design, modularity, and hinge technology
DepopA mobile marketplace intended to discover fashion trends from inspiring communities
Amelie Et SophieA demi-couture girls’ fashion brand that focuses on the highest quality above all
Cipher SkinWearable technology designed to track three-dimensional, asymmetric movement in real-time
CurtsySustainable clothing resale application, enabling users to share dresses, rompers, and tops in the neighborhood
YGN HeadwrapsManufacturer of hairbands intended to provide a protective styling hack
RTFKTCustom designed sneakers created for video game enthusiasts
ManiMeOnline beauty technology platform designed to deliver on-the-go manicure services
ArgentWorkwear for women
Autumn AdeigboWomen’s apparel and accessories with a made-to-order flair
Carbon 38Functional activewear and progressive street style
ChoosyOnline fashion platform inspired by what is trending on social media
CoeditionPlus-sized women’s clothing
Get HarleyPersonalized, expert-led skin consultations from your home
GlossierThree essentials that keep skin clean, moisturized, and happy each day
B-SilkClean beauty brand
VegamourPlant-based hair wellness
CastJewelry products designed to make the experience of discovering and shopping fine jewelry as delightful as wearing it
Food and Drink
BevAlcoholic beverages intended to offer dry canned wine
Bright CellarsDeveloper of a wine subscription platform designed to match consumers with wine that fits their personalized taste profile
Clean Co.Alcoholic beverages intended to be prepared with botanical-driven taste
CookunityOnline food delivery platform intended to offer specially crafted meals online
Crowd CowOnline platform for meat and seafood products
Eclipse FoodsPlant-based food products intended to provide a substitute for animal dairy products
FoodMarbleA personal digestive tracker designed to help people optimize their diet for their unique digestive system
GastronomicalDon’t cheat yourself, treat yourself with WAVY, a nourishing waffle and pancake mix that’s sweet and decadent
GopuffFood delivery platform intended to deliver daily essentials within minutes and make the daily life of customers effortless
Happy VikingYour complete plant superfood meal
KarmaMarketplace focused on reducing food waste by connecting business with surplus foods with consumers
Magic SpoonDirect-to-consumer keto cereal
PeatosHealthy snacks intended to serve as an alternative to junk food
Spinn CoffeeDeveloper of internet-connected coffee machines designed to automate coffee making.
Stockeld DreameryVegan food products intended to provide tasty and nutritious alternatives in a sustainable way
Vital ProteinsCollagen-based health supplements intended to fill the gap created by modern food production
VivinoA wine marketplace designed to view ratings for wines from around the globe
WundergroundBeverages intended to offer a variety of coffee
CoinbaseGive someone the gift of a decentralized currency!
Coinmine Cryptocurrency mining device designed to simplify and automate the complex process of making and maintaining crypto hardware and wallets
DraftKings NFT MarketplaceA marketplace for NFT trading cards of your favorite athletes
Ledger WalletCryptocurrency security products designed to facilitate authorization of digital asset transactions
OpenSeaPeer-to-peer marketplace intended to facilitate the trading of crypto assets and digital collectibles
SorareBlockchain-based fantasy football platform designed to let managers trade official digital collectibles
Zed RunDigital horse racing software intended to maximize wealth through an auction system