IamMoi Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Thanksgiving is officially over, which means only one thing. It's that time to buy gifts for all of your loved ones, with their varying interests, quirks, hobbies, passions, and preferences. It's a fun exercise that can be difficult for anyone whose love language isn't 'gift giving'. We see you, we understand you, and we're here to help. We're naming our five favorite brands that use their platform to uplift and empower women. In the season of giving, you can support the brands you love, while you shop! We call that a win-win. 

  • Nasty Woman Cosmetics

Who they are: A line of fabulous lip products, certified cruelty-free and vegan. At the forefront of their mission are gender equality and progress, and proceeds of their sales support organizations that share our values of empowerment and equality. 

What they sell: Liquid lipsticks, solid lipsticks, gloss, lip scrub, and other merch like mugs and necklaces. 

Who they support: Organizations we LOVE, like Emily's List, the ACLU, and Planned Parenthood.

What we love: Our favorite shades are Resisting Bitch Face and Crush it Crimson. The only thing better than the names of the colors are the shades themselves. Whether you like a bold red, moody dark pout, or anything in between, they have the perfect shade for you. We are seriously loving this brand. Check them out. 

Where to buy: nastywomanlipgloss.com


  • Our American Dream, by Fiona McEntee

Who they are: Fiona McEntee is an award-winning, nationally recognized immigration lawyer. As a proud Irish immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen, Fiona has dedicated her career to the advancement of immigrants’ rights. As a fearless immigration lawyer, Fiona’s efforts range from lobbying in Washington, D.C., to suing the Trump Administration pro bono over the controversial Travel Ban. 

What they sell: Fiona’s book, Our American Dream, highlights different immigrant stories and is inspired by Fiona’s real-life clients, family, and friends. Our American Dream is the first in a series that celebrates immigrants and immigration.

Who they support: A portion of the proceeds from Our American Dream will be donated to FWD.us I Stand With Immigrants Initiative, and to the American Immigration Council.

What we love: Our founder, Marina, is also a proud immigrant from the former Soviet Union. She reads this book with her kids, and highly recommends it to all families! 

Where to buy: ouramericandreambooks.com

  • The Duryea Project 


Who they are: The Duryea Project is the product line based on the original artwork of the Artist TL Duryea. TL paints women who are 'Sheroes' in order to amplify and celebrate their achievements and empower other women to find their own inner Shero.

What they sell: The Duryea Project sells the popular line of Sheroes products based on TL's oil paintings. calendars, scarves, tote bags, apparel, and more. Products come in the popular Sheroes grid design as well as some individual Shero products.

Who they support: TL supports women through their efforts, both big and small, to achieve equality.

What we love: The 2020 Sheroes Calendar. What better way to commemorate this, the 100th Anniversary year of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, than with a calendar celebrating women who have sought and are currently seeking the office of the President. We also love the best selling scarves and ornaments.

 Where to buy: theduryeaproject.com

  • Penelope’s Stories

Who they are: Penelope’s Stories grew out of the belief that there is a special connection between beautiful jewelry, captivating stories, and committed women. Penelope’s Stories symbolizes an idea: a connectivity between women. It is a commitment to helping build opportunity for women around the world. It is a celebration of the power of learning, growth, education and community.

What they sell: Jewelry - bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings! 

Who they support: Grace Outreach, an organization based in the South Bronx, dedicated to working with women to further their educational goals and gain financial independence through high school equivalency, college, career and scholars programs. They also support Women for Women International, an organization committed to helping change the lives of women around the globe by providing essentials and skills that enable them to be self-sufficient and build stronger, healthier communities.

What we love: Their gold and crystal flower leaf hoop earrings are the accessory we did not know we were missing in our lives! Perfect for dressing up, amazing for every day. Exquisite in detail and incredibly creative. 

Where to buy: penelopesstories.com

  • We are also on this list! (I mean, how could we not be?)

If you are reading this, you probably already know who we are, what we sell (now including sneakers!), who we support, and where to buy. But you also know that sometimes it’s hard to shop for shoes. It’s even harder to buy shoes as a gift for someone else. We get it. That’s why we have a gift card. Give your favorite Resister the gift of picking out her own shoes. While you’re at it, you should also get yourself a gift, because you deserve it. We’re excited to announce our first ever Cyber Monday Sale. When you shop on Monday, December 2nd, you’ll get 20% off your order with the code CYBERMONDAY20 at checkout. 

Did we miss any of your fave brands? Let us know in the comments below! 

1 comment

  • Ooooooh great list and might I suggest a couple more; @sareytales and @nastywomanwines


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