Need some last minute holiday shopping ideas? Check out these awesome products from Colorado-based angel investor-backed companies!
- Ubooly – I have been waiting breathlessly for my niece to be old enough to play with an Ubooly (pictured above)! Techstars alum, Ubooly, makes these super cute stuffed animals that are powered by your smartphone and quickly adapt to your child.
- PACT Apparel – PACT Apparel makes fashionable, fair trade, organic cotton pajamas, socks and underwear. Every purchase contributes to a fund that will turn into micro-loans for low income entrepreneurs who want to start their own small businesses. And a special bonus for men who have to buy women’s socks to find prints wild enough (i.e.: Derek Kraus at Solidfire and allegedly Mark Weakley from Bryan Cave :)), they have crazy sock prints for men too!
- Given Goods – Given Goods, also a Techstars alum, is the marketplace for products that give back. Every product offered on Given Goods makes a tangible social impact every time it’s purchased. In case Santa (or my husband) is listening, this purse is my favorite.
- Open Road Snacks – Also a winner of our best holiday food list, Open Road Snacks is the maker of Rocky Mountain Popcorn and a new invention called “Poplets“, a half-baked popcorn snack that is a tasty, healthy and more teeth-friendly alternative to Corn Nuts. The NotaTin, their eco-friendly version of the popcorn tin, is a great hostess gift full of six different flavors of popcorn, and an all-natural, gluten free, healthy, tasty holiday snack.
- Atoms – These super cool sensor-based electronic sets let kids create innovative projects powered by their iPhone and iOS devices. With sets like their magic wand, kids can magically turn the lights on and off.
- Modular Robotics – Last, but certainly not least, Modular Robotics creates easy-to-build interactive toys. Their CUBELETS are magnetic blocks that can be snapped together to make an endless variety of robots with no programming or wires.
Did I miss anything? Are any of your angel investments on your shopping list?