November 22, 2021
The holiday season is upon us! The holidays are a time for friends and families to gather and celebrate. The week of Thanksgiving has historically been the kick-off for the giving season, and we want to remind people they can buy last-minute gifts from small businesses and have them delivered in minutes.
Gopuff customers have told us they care about supporting local and small businesses, with more than 88% of Gopuff customers saying they prefer to purchase local products and goods. We’ve partnered with hundreds of small and local brands to bring unique products to customers while supporting entrepreneurs, particularly women- and minority-owned businesses.
This year’s online holiday shopping season is expected to surge – three out of five people planning to buy their holiday goods and gifts online – which could add to already high delivery times and product shortages that have impacted businesses and consumers across the country.
Gopuff’s 2021 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
To help provide some relief to the added stress of longer delivery times and shortage of products brought on by global supply chain issues, our team has put together a holiday shopping guide with this year’s Put Me On products that are available on Gopuff right now and ready to be delivered.*
“Put Me On” is Gopuff’s small business accelerator program designed to support and mentor entrepreneurs from historically underrepresented groups.
The “Put Me On” small businesses have experienced positive week-over-week growth on the Gopuff platform, and on average 10% of Put Me On customers are first time Gopuff users. This shows that not only does Gopuff bring new customers to the brands, but these brands also bring new customers to the Gopuff platform.
Cards for All People
Cards for All People, started by Latesha Williams and Jay Bobo in Columbus, OH, is a game company that creates fun, laugh-out-loud products by connecting diverse audiences through cultural experiences that bind them. On Gopuff you can find the games Black Card Revoked, Latino Card Revoked, and Girls Night Out.
Cool Cat Wine Spritzers
Cool Cat Wine Spritzers, started by Rocco Venneri in Miami Beach, FL, is a refreshing line of low-calorie wine spritzers that are naturally flavored and gluten-free. In select markets, you can choose from Original and Citrus flavors.
Donata Skinfood, started by Donata Joseph in Hollywood, FL, offers all-natural vegan personal care products that help feed and nourish the mind, body, skin, and hair. In select markets on Gopuff, you can find Donata’s Pine Tar Soap, Spinach Soap, Self Care Box, Scar Butter & Pine Tar Set, and a Glow Up Set.
A Dozen Cousins
A Dozen Cousins, started by Ibraheem Basir and based in Los Angeles, combines taste, health, and culture through their ready-to-eat rice and beans that are inspired by traditional Creole, Caribbean, and Latin American recipes. On Gopuff, you can shop for A Dozen Cousins Refried Pinto Beans, Mexican Pinto Beans, Cuban Black Beans, and Trini Chickpea Curry.
French Toast Bites Ale
French Toast Bites Ale, started by Charisse McGill and available in Philadelphia, PA, captures the delicious flavors of the popular Philadelphia street food, French Toast Bites, with comforting notes of maple syrup, rich brown sugar, spicy cinnamon, and delicate vanilla.
Me & the Bees Lemonade
Me & the Bees Lemonade, started by Mikaila Ulmer in Austin, TX, comes in five flavors – Classic, Prickly Pear, Ginger, Iced Tea, and Mint Tea – and is all-natural, sweetened with honey, and contains flax seed for added nutritional benefits.
MUMGRY, started by Lilian Umurungi-Jung in Vancouver, Canada, handcrafts naturally nutritious and delicious nut butters made using only the good stuff. Choose from three varieties: Pistachio Chocolate Almond Butter, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Smooth Peanut Butter.
Pipcorn, started by Teresa Tsou and Jen Martin in Bethlehem, PA, makes better-for-you, tastier versions of classic salty snacks, all from their non-GMO certified heirloom super corn. Pipcorn varieties include Sea Salt Snack Crackers, Sea Salt Heirloom Corn Dippers, and Sea Salt Popcorn.
This gift guide only highlights a small portion of the hundreds of small businesses across the country that Gopuff interacts with. Gopuff is passionate about encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit and supporting the communities we operate in, and we are proud to elevate small businesses and connect them with their customers in a new and exciting way. Whether you’re needing a last-minute, yet thoughtful, host gift or looking for a unique side dish for your table to replace the canned cranberries, Gopuff has you covered.
*Products are available in select markets while supplies last.