Nov 18, 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Business with Purpose Podcast
Holiday Gift Guide Extravaganza!
I’m so happy to have my cohost Em Sexton from
Flourish Market with me today! This is our 5th year doing this, and when we recorded at
this time last year, I don’t think any of us could have predicted
what was in store for us for 2020. We hope this year’s Gift Guide
brings you some energy and joy for a calm and simple Holiday
season. We’ll feature some fun and unique gifts for you to shop. Be
sure to go to stillbeingmolly.com/blog where you can find this
episode’s show notes with all of the Gift Guide details, links, and
coupon codes, as well as The Business with Purpose Instagram page
(Instagram.com/stillbeingmolly)). I’ll have an entire highlight
dedicated to the Gift Guide so you can referenced everything in one
location. For now, sit back, relax, grab a cup of your favorite
cozy beverage, and enjoy with us! We’ll be answering your
questions, bringing back the trivia game (you can do it, Em!), and
shopping together with purpose!
The Business With Purpose Podcast would not have been
able to make it through 2020 without our amazing partners of the
show: The Lemonade Boutique, Simple
Switch, GOEX Apparel, and Ammas Uma.
5:53 – Question #1 from Molly to Em: If 2020 were a
Christmas ornament, what would that Christmas ornament be?
- Em: First we have to acknowledge that we hold the
heavy, hard, unimaginable situation we’ve experienced worldwide
because of the level of this pandemic. We have grieved as a team at
The Flourish Market for the people behind our products. At the same
time, joy, laughter, and rest are signs of resistance against
horrible things happening in the world.
- I have two ideas for ornaments for 2020. One would
have all the new things we sell at The Flourish Market in 2020 like
masks, branded toilet paper, and cross stitch kits! The second
would be the PIVOT COUCH from Friends! The word of the year for
business owners has been pivot. Shoutout to all you pivoting in
8:50 – First Feature: GOEX Apparel!
Apparel is an incredible company that cuts and
sews their items in Haiti and screen print them in Kansas City.
They have an eco-friendly, low carbon footprint, and even provide
custom tees like the Business with Purpose podcast
“Do Something Good with Purpose on Purpose” tee!
- Ladies Red Cardigan – Comes in 5 colors and is your
perfect basic, everyday, long cardigan with pockets!
- Holiday Deer Sweatshirt – Comes in adult and youth
Business With Purpose Podcast listeners gets 20% off
with the code “podcast20”! You can also check out
goexapparel.com/mollystillman to see my curated collection of my
favorite items from GOEX!
11:39 – Question #2 for Molly from Em: What is a new
- Molly’s family has been doing a Sunday night family
movie night. They watch movies that they have not seen together.
The first weekend in November, they started watching holiday
movies. Molly’s kids just saw HOME ALONE FOR THE FIRST TIME! They
loved it and laughed so much! 😊
- This year maybe it’s ok to go ahead and put up your
Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. Rules are out the window
and we encourage you to go ahead and get festive if you want
13:55 – Our next feature is from Freeleaf: This company provides
employment, wholistic care, and sustainability to at risk,
exploited, and abused women. Their tagline is “For a world where
women are knot for sale.” All of their products have knots in them
somewhere to remind us that women are not for sale. We are also
featuring two of their items:
- Infinity and Pippa Wall Hangings: They are perfect
for putting on a gallery wall with framed prints and for those who
love home décor, especially since many of us are home more often
- Harmony Tassel Hoop Earrings: These rose gold hoops
with deep purple knotted tassels are the perfect stocking
We have another coupon code for you! Use “purpose15”
for 15% off at Free Leaf!
17:32 – Here’s our first TRIVIA QUESTION for Em! In
the song Frosty the Snowman, what made Frosty come to life?
18:53 – A trivia question for Molly: What is your
worst decoration or decorating story?
21:37: Our next company is Simple Switch
- Simple Switch is your ethical version of Amazon.
Right off the bat, we have a 20% off coupon code good for ANYTHING
ON THE SITE! Use code “purchasewithpurpose”
- Simple Switch is also offering free shipping for
orders over $200.00!
- There are a few very unique items here that you
might normally go to Amazon to find, but can find ethically-sourced
instead here on Simple Switch like fully
engravable wood items at all different price points:
Money clips, customized items, an engravable flash, all made from
genuine cherry and beautiful.
- Ethical wine and chocolate! There is a
variety pack you can customize for
yourself and they come in CANS! You can pair that with Molly’s
favorite chocolate, Alter Eco Chocolate. They are great gifts to
drop off your friend’s porches, order in bulk, and/or stick in
26:14 – Next Trivia Question! How many reindeer are
featured in the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas?
27:32 – The
Lemonade Boutique’s mission is to work with companies
working with women who take life’s lemons and made lemonade. She
carries so many gifts for everyone on your list.
- This year we’re featuring a unique item called
Tea Drops. They dissolve in hot water and your tea is
ready to drink in just a few minutes! They are ethically sourced
and wrapped in eco-friendly packaging without any added
preservatives. They’re also made in the US! Em’s favorite flavor is
the Chai Spice. They’re also great for tea on the go in a travel
- The other product is their Quilling Christmas
cards. Quilling is an ancient Japanese art form where strips of
paper are turned into decorative art. These quilling cards are made
in Vietnam by artisans who are hearing impaired. These are
beautiful for both sending a note of encouragement and throw in a
gift card for some cash for a self-care coffee or tea break!
- Molly’s favorite products from The Lemonade
Boutique are the
earrings for young girls! How cute?!
Your coupon code for The Lemonade Boutique is
“holiday15” for 15% off! You can also get free shipping on orders
of $29 or more!
32:53: It doesn’t feel like the holidays until…
- Hear about what moments make both Em and Molly feel
like it’s officially the holidays.
36:29 – Azizi Life
- They have been featured on the show before, and Em
has actually had the opportunity to travel to Rwanda with Azizi
- We are highlighting their Sutton Woven Storage Basket. Not only are they
great for storing pillows, toys, blankets, and more, they’re also
gorgeous with handmade tassels and come in different sizes for
unique décor in your home!
Lela Long Handle Measuring Spoon Set: These are unique, hand carved wooden spoons
featuring uniquely made handles that are long
enough to be stored in a utensil holder with your other wooden
Use code “mollychristmas2020” for 10% from now until
41:01 – Beza
Threads work with women coming out of human trafficking
and prostitution. Their products are stunning hand made leather
goods and I cannot say enough good things about them! They have a
ton of leather goods, but we are going to feature a few for you
Tote: Comes in three colors. It’s a great bag for
wearing over the shoulder or cross body. You’ll carry it
Double Clutch Cross Body: This bag is at such a
great price point and is a great sidekick for carrying your keys
and phone and all the things you need for errands around town!
Use code “molly15” for 15% off!
44:05 – Time for another question: What is something
people love about Christmas that Molly and Em just aren’t into?
(don’t “@” us)!
50:23 – Sela Designs sells earrings and other jewelry that
will set you apart from the crowd while still being on trend.
- 100% of profits are donated to several
organizations that fight human trafficking like Mercy House and IJM
(International Justice Mission).
- Use code “purpose10” for 10% off! Be sure to check
earring studs Sela sells that are great for girls with
newly pierced ears! And be sure to stay tuned just in case
something special comes along for the holiday season! 😉
54:52 – Amma’s Umma has special ties to the Business With
Purpose Podcast. Amma’s Umma founder, Chelsea used my Ethical Brand
Directory to find brands for starting Amma’s Umma. Go to shopwithmolly.com for a special deal! Today we are
featuring some of the new products:
Riverside Open Cardi: It has
beautiful stripes and is a great weight to throw on between fall
Hand Knit Beanie: Perfect gift
for your friends in cold-weather clients. Hand-knit and made in the
- Use coupon code “mollyholidays” as many times as
you’d like for 20% off through the end of December! Amma’s Umma has
donated over $22,000 to adoptions, and $75,000 has been sent to
artisans, and all that is in addition to providing ethically
sourced products. Amma’s Umma is a great gift for your friends
who’ve adopted or have a heart for adoption.
57:57 – Trivia! Let’s go EM! In the TV special, “How
the Grinch Stole Christmas” what are the three words that best
describe the Grinch?
1:00:15 – What food items are Em and Molly most
looking forward to this holiday season?
1:04:19 - ABLE
ABLE started by selling scarves from Ethiopia. You can hear more
about their story
on this previous episode with Barrett
- Today we are highlighting ABLE’s leather goods.
They are made in Ethiopia and they invest in local leaders and buy
from small businesses in Ethiopia.
Rachel Utility Bag – this bag has three main
sections and pockets all over the inside! This is the link to send
to people who are buying your Christmas gifts!
The Debre Wallet – these also
fly off the shelves at The Flourish Market! It’s a modern wallet
that comes in three colors of leather. It will last you forever and
is a great, classic look for a wallet!
- ABLE also sells jewelry made by domestic violence
survivors. The women get to work alongside each other and it raises
up a community of strong, empowered women.
- ABLE is a great ethical gift option for the people
in your life who love brands like J.Crew and Madewell.
- ABLE doesn’t do coupon codes very often, but you’re
getting “mollys20” for 20% off (and listen in for a special
surprise regarding this code)! Thank you ABLE!
1:10:21– HOT OFF THE PRESS is Elsa Jewelry – They are
a BRAND NEW ethical jewelry company that is launching in December.
They may not be full launched yet by the time you read this. They
emailed me recently and I was so blown away by their products that
I wanted to share them with you NOW! I don’t have the coupon code
yet but stay tuned for it!
- “Elsa is the newest ethical jewelry brand on a
mission to make 50% of the world’s entrepreneurs’ women. Elsa was
born not far from the sea in a small town in Portugal. Each piece
is touched by hand and heart and is shaped by women seeking to make
something so much more than ornamental. Simple, soulful jewelry.
Elsa’s first collection of four designs were intentionally made to
fit your every day wardrobe and are perfect for layering.”
- These will be made of 14 ct gold and handmade in
1:13:34 – Rapid Fires Questions with both Molly and
1:16:38 – This brand is not new to the podcast. I’ve
had their founder,
Amy Blair on the podcast, and has been
featured on this gift guide every single year. They are Batik
Boutique. Everything is handmade and hand-painted using
traditional artist techniques. The gifts we are featuring this year
are for men! Men can be hard to shop for so we hope you find some
items here to help!
Men’s Boxer + Shave Set – comes
in a gift box with hand-painted Batik Boxers, shave cream from
Italy, and brissel brush.
Men’s Long-Sleeved Dress Shirts
– straight fit, hand-painted cotton button ups with hints of
pattern. Snag these for your men and their Zoom calls!
Baking Sets – Baking sets for
adults and kids. Each comes with an apron, whisk, cookie cutter,
and cookie recipe! Gifting made so easy!
- Use code “molly10” for 10% off
1:19:44 – ONE MORE TRIVIA QUESTION: What famous
Christmas movie did our beloved Catherine O’Hara star in?
1:21:01 - The Flourish
Market – Our very own Em tells us more about the gift
section that has exploded, especially during 2020. It’s amazing to
think how much The Flourish Market has transformed since the first
pop up truck!
- There are some unique items we want to tell you
- Use the code “molly” at check out for any orders
over $75 or over and Em is throwing in two packages of shower
steamers and an “I Will Choose to Flourish” print.
When we choose to flourish it should make a path for
others to flourish as well. Every dollar you spend is a vote and I
want you to think about your daily and holiday ballot box. Don’t
feel the burden about how you’re shopping right now but enjoy the
experience of shopping ethically in the way you choose the
opportunity to realize the power of where you choose to spend your
money. You will decide what brands and nonprofits make it through
this time we are in in this pandemic and beyond. That’s not a
burden, but an exciting opportunity! Your power and impact is real!
Thank you so much for joining us today. Let’s keep making
opportunities for others to flourish!
Thank you to all of the incredible brands that have
been featured here today! We love these companies and would not
have them on here if we did not absolutely love buying from them.
Please join us in supporting them. Go to stillbeingmolly.com/blog
and stillbeingmolly.com/podcast. Thank you so much Em for being my
cohost toady. I had a blast!
“It’s never been more important to use our platforms
and our influence for good.”
Thank you to all of my listeners who’ve been joining
us for this gift guide through the last five years for all your
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Whatever you’re celebrating, I hope it’s the best
ever even in the midst of 2020! Cheers!