Venture Café Cambridge’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018


Shop our staff picks for great gifts brought to you by local Greater Boston area startups that have demoed, pitched or presented at Venture Café during 2018.

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Done Good

Done Good makes it quick, easy, and affordable for consumers to discover brands that make the world better. Purchasing products through Done Good help redirect spending to brands that are reducing poverty, fighting climate change and making a positive impact in the world.


Adelante Shoes

From cobbler to the customer, Adelante helps customers create shoes that are on par with the highest quality footwear on the market at a fraction of the price. Their made-to-order approach delivers a personalized pair of shoes direct from Guatemala within 10 days. Adelante connects each customer with shoe craftsmen throughout the production process.


Root Robot

Root Robot teaches computer programming in a new way and makes it possible for anyone to learn. The interactive unit allows kids to discover the joys of coding, music, art, and adventure in real time.


Tamim Teas

Medicinal mushrooms are an age-old remedy for strengthening the immune system. Tamim Tea makes this cherished tradition accessible to everyone. Their handcrafted herbal teas are made with functional mushrooms and flavorful herbs. To maximize the health benefits, their organic mushrooms are always freshly dried from family farmers, and their organic herbs are caffeine-free.

Use discount code”Tamim4Holiday” to get 15% off any purchase on from their website!


Mother Dirt

Research now shows that being too clean could be a bad thing, that not spending enough time outdoors impacts our health, and that using too many things on our skin disrupts its ability to take care of itself. Mother Dirt is the first product line created to nurture the good bacteria of the skin. Their product line includes face and body cleansers, moisturizers, shampoos, and mists.


Proud Pour

Proud Pour makes sustainable and vegan wines that fund bee and oyster restoration in 20 states. Every time you buy a bottle of the North Coast Sauvignon Blanc, 100 wild oysters are restored to local waters. When you buy a bottle of the Oregon Pinot Noir, 875 wildflowers are planted on farms to provide 90 sq ft of bee habitat and forage.


Wardrobe Essentialist

Create customized shirts online for men without a subscription. Simply enter measurements, shop a curated selection of shirts from top brands for the selected size, and purchased a personalized shirt.


Junipo Shoe

Junipo Shoe makes all natural espadrilles and slippers with cinnamon insoles. The company offers the finest in cinnamon footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. There are a variety of options for women.



Invisawear is a line of smart jewelry and accessories that could save your life. Invisawear has an assortment of bracelets, necklaces, and keychains equipped with “rapidsos” technology that allows the wearer to share her location, send an emergency alert, and contact 911.


Tranquilo Soothing Mat

The Tranquilo Soothing Mat is a lightweight and portable soothing vibrating mat designed to help on-the-go parents calm their crying baby anytime, anywhere by mimicking the sounds and motions of a mother’s womb.