Gifts for Kids

CREATED BY: Pam Harris, Miraya Rehman

Stryke Club

Skincare essentials for teen boys.

Product: Everything needed to help the coast (aka his acne) stay clear. Bonus: these must-haves come in a toiletry bag that’s easy to take anywhere. Everywhere Wash: The all-in-one shower cleanser perfect for everywhere, from head to toe. Stryke Stick: No one wants a zit. Fight back with this portable spot treatment. Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes: The easy-clean option for when a sink isn’t within reach. Stay Smooth Lip Balm: Give lips a hydrating refresh. Bamboo Toothbrush: Bad breath isn’t great for making friends – just add the toothpaste. Toiletry Bag: Because all the essentials need to go somewhere!

Price: $64.99

Founder: Stacy Blackman W ’93


Double Dipper

Matching pool tubes for parents and children – bold, beautiful prints that gets both parents and kids excited to get outside and jump in

Product: Matching parent-child swim tubes in bold, beautiful patterns

Price: $45 / pair

Founder: Tamar Levine, WG’19


One Stop College Counseling

We are a college counseling company, working with students in grades 8-12, to help them navigate the complex world of college admissions.

Product: We offer a comprehensive plan. We guide teens in all areas, including high school course selection, standardized test choices, extra-curricular activities enhancement, volunteer work, interview preparation, summer jobs/internships, essay topic selection, resume guidance, and early decision/early action strategies.

Price: depends on the grade of the student (discount code $1000 off a comprehensive package)

Founder: Laurie Kopp Weingarten W’86


Career Coaching | Hannah Greene Spata LLC

I am a veteran of Penn’s Career Services office and love helping motivated people pivot industries, get into grad school or negotiate that raise!

Service: Career Coaching

Price: $360

Founder: Hannah Greene Spata COL ’16 SP2 ’16


Meri Meri

Meri Meri designs everything fun for life’s celebrations – partyware, seasonal decorations, heirloom-quality children’s gifts and dreamy dress-up. Our products are inspired by the imagination of childhood and rooted in sophisticated design.

Product: 15% off first purchase of partyware and gifts. Code: wharton15. Expires 31 Dec 2021 at midnight. Single use only.

Price: varies by product

Founder: Kelly Lees WG’01


Blu Reverie Catamaran

Creating unforgettable experiences on the 48-foot sailing catamaran

Product: Join us on a magical adventure aboard Blu Reverie, a 48-foot sailing catamaran that is sure to give you the most unique experience in San Francisco Bay. On the iconic 2 night sail, the captain and crew will whisk you away to an island destination where you can go on a hike, ride a bike, and immerse in 360 degree views of the entire bay. In the evening, enjoy a candlelight dinner and settle in for a peaceful night’s rest in your private cabin on water. The catamaran features 5 guest cabins each with its ensuite bathroom/shower and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Also open to private bookings for day trips, photoshoots, and events.

Price: Depending on the number of people in your party

Founder: Sophia Zheng W’12



Putting parents first, we’re championing parentcare, starting with rock-solid childcare.

Service: Virtual newborn or sleep support – video consultations for (new) parents. Available globally!

Price: Starting from £49 per consultation. (discount code: Waffa10)

Founder: Zarja Cibej WG ’09



Fulton is a modern brand of arch support, we developed a supportive, sustainable, and comfortable insole made from innovative materials like vegan cactus leather and cork. We seek to empower consumers to live a healthier life, because wellness starts from the ground up.

Product: Fulton insoles are made from cork and mold to their shape of your foot to provide customized support to promote full body alignment. Their deep heel cup provides stability, and their shock absorbing materials reduce impact to the body.

Price: $48 (discount code: WAFFA10)

Founders: Libie Motchan, WG’21, Daniel Nelson, WG ’21


Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover creates problem-solving bags – for all the badass, problem-solving humans out there. Bags that keep up, stay organized, and look good doing it.

Product: Bags for travel, work, baby and life.

Price: varies (discount code: 20% off full-price products through Jan 2022 with WAFFA2021)

Founders: Melissa Shin Mash WG’12, Deepa Gandhi WG’13



Verishop is a social shopping platform where people can discover independent brands and creators

Product: Shop from small, independent businesses, including Black, Indigenous, People-of-Color (BIPOC) or female-founded brands this holiday season.

Price: varies

Founders: Catherine Khan (wg05) and Imran Khan



Online service that allows students to upload a college application pdf and get helpful suggestions from ex admissions officers in 36 hours or less.

Product: Ex- admissions officers critique and offer suggestions to college applications BEFORE students apply to college/graduate school. Our former admissions officers have worked for an average of 5 years at Ivy and near Ivy League Programs. They won’t be nice, they will be helpful!

Price: $395-$795

Founder: Stephanie Scott Klein Wassink 1994


Woodley + Lowe

Woodley + Lowe is an up-and-coming brand of everyday wardrobe essentials that fit right and feel amazing, ethically made in LA. The brand empowers today’s teens, 20 somethings and beyond through a platform that’s all about body positivity, inclusivity, sustainability, social consciousness and community. Visit us at and follow along @woodleylowe.

Product: Lifestyle apparel, including sweats and basics, that prioritizes quality, comfort and fit.

Price: $28-$80 (discount code: Wharton20

Founders: Neda Talebian Funk (WG06), Rachel Thebault