Twrl 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Twrl 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is here! Given the pandemic lockdown last holiday season, Twrl hopes to make this holiday season the most cheerful yet. To help you spread cheer to your loved ones, we handpicked and created a list of our favorite things for our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. The list was curated with an eye towards supporting female-owned small businesses and sustainability, so you can do good while giving presents that make your loved ones feel good!

1. Unique Placemats and Dinnerware for Entertaining

If you’re hosting this holiday season and looking to impress your guests with unique dinnerware, TikTok and Instagram creator Ruby Perman (@rubyperman) carries some of our favorite dinnerware pieces. They feature her famous food-based designs that are full of color and cheer! She also carries accessories such as pillows, phone cases, and more.

Price: $35-$55

2. Stylish Ripped Jeans for a Night Out

90’s fashion is back in style, and a pair of classic ripped jeans is the perfect gift for your fashion-forward friends. Emma Lovewell’s (@emmalovewell) denim line with Sene Studio (@senestudio) perfectly embraces this style trend while spreading the message of staying true to yourself.

Price: $149

3. Aromatic Campfire + Pine Candle 

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without candles. With notes of smoke, woody cypress, and incense, ILHA’s (@ILHAcandles) Campfire + Pine scented candle is guaranteed to enhance the holiday spirit. These hand-poured soy candles are made under the management of women-of-color, so each candle you buy not only supports the warm atmosphere in your home but also diverse entrepreneurship!

Price: $32

4. Cute Enamel Pins

Enamel pins by EXPgained featuring everything from anime characters, adorable animals, to the National Parks pin collection, these are the perfect gift for all ages! Put them on anything, from totebags to shirts, and enjoy them year-round!


Price: $8-$15 

5. Touching Coming of Age Book: Messy Roots

Snuggle up by the fireplace (or heater) with a blanket and one of our favorite books at the moment, Messy Roots  by Laura Gao. This book is a coming-of-age graphic novel about a queer Chinese immigrant growing up in Texas. Gift this extraordinary graphic novel to the young adults and teens in your life!

Price: $14.99

6. Special Read with Young Kids: Amah Faraway & Thank You Neighbor 

If you’re shopping for new parents or new readers, some of our favorite new children’s books are Amah Faraway and Thank You, Neighbor. Amah Faraway, written by Margeret Chui Greanis (@margaretgreanias) and illustrated by Tracy Subisak (@tracysubisak), is about the importance of family and connection no matter the distance. Thank You, Neighbor by Ruth Chan (@ohtruth) is a book about loving and helping your neighbors while supporting Asian representation. 

Price: Amah Faraway—$18.99 ; Thank you, Neighbor—$17.99

7. Best Kept Secret Book: Quiet is a Superpower

Our Twrl team loves Jill Chang’s new book Quiet Is a Superpower, a book about finding strength and empowerment as an introvert in an extroverted world. Gift this to the quiet ones at the parties and remember that all voices are valued at the dinner table!

Price: $13.59

8. Ultimate Dessert Book: The Cake Book

For the foodies in your life, The Cake Book by Rebecca Firth is the ultimate dessert cookbook full of delicious recipes and scrumptious photographs to feast your eyes on.

Price: $22.99 Hardcover

9. Perfect Holiday Gift: Twrl Me Up Gift Box

A Holiday Gift Guide from the Twrl team wouldn’t be complete without our Twrl Me Up Gift Box! This 12-pack of our best-selling milk teas comes with custom-designed postcards that feature positive affirmations illustrated by small-scale female artists. Each component of this thoughtfully curated gift box supports  conscientious small businesses, so you can be sure that your gift not only brings cheer to the recipient, but also supports creators who care about sustainability.

Price: $45

10. Designer Vegan and Sustainable Veerah Shoes 

Veerah Shoes (@VeerahOfficial) are perfect for the fashionistas in your life. These trendy shoes are vegan and made with sustainable materials. The brand carries women’s shoes ranging from flats to boots, all ethically made!

Price: $200-$400

11. So Kawai!! Adorable Stickers and Cards

These adorable weather-proof stickers are the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who’s looking to bring cheer to their notebooks, phones, and water bottles. Drawn by talented artist Maia L. (@maiadrawss). Check out her first sticker collaboration with Twrl!

Price: $2.75+ 

13. Adorable Bookmark Cards

Snuggling up with a book and blanket can only be elevated by adorable winter-themed bookmarks. The perfect accessory for the readers and academics in your life, these bookmarks by Julia Kestner (@juliakestnerdesigns) feature designs that are mental health, social justice, and purpose-driven!

Price: $4-$10

13. The Best-Fitting Tops for Women of All Sizes!

PerfectDD is an Asian-American, female-owned clothing brand that makes the most flattering, comfortable, and timelessly chic tops for all occasions — from work to workout! Everything is consciously-made and designed to fit your chest, from A to DD cups and beyond! We love the Charisse long sleeve hoodie!

 Price: $175

14. Breakfast with Benefits: The Best Overnight Oats!

We've been obsessed with Oat of the Ordinary, a female-owned oatmeal brand from Canada that makes the most delicious oatmeal. We recently made overnight oats with our Hojicha Roasted Milk Tea paired with their Cacao Coconut Oatmeal and needed to go back for seconds!

Price: $3.60 - $11.60

We hope you enjoy this list as much as we had fun putting it together. Happy holidays!

Your friends at Twrl Milk Tea,
Pauline & Olivia


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