2019 PEC Holiday Gift Guide

Dec. 2, 2019

UPDATED 12/13/19

It's lunchtime on Cyber Monday and you're already out of gift ideas? Never fear, it's the Princeton entrepreneurial ecosystem to the rescue!

Piper Exploration Bundle
by Princeton Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund portfolio company Piper

Piper Exploration Bundle

Discover 40-plus hours of fun and hands-on learning with the Piper Computer Kit, the ultimate D.I.Y. computer-building experience, for ages 8 and up. The Exploration Bundle includes the next-gen Piper Computer Kit and Piper Sensor Explorer. Save $100 with promo code "PIPER100" on this great Cyber Monday deal!

Want more cool STEM learning? Check out the augmented reality apps by LightUp, another super Princeton AEF portfolio company. 

Shopping is fun, right? Even more fun is shopping with friends, right? Now with Friendshop (another great Princeton AEF portfolio company), you and your friends can shop together AND save money on the beauty and skincare products you're already buying!

Friendshop website

Get 100% cash back on your purchases! Learn more at gofriendshop.com!

It's snowy in Princeton today, so break out the college sweaters! Don't have one? Head to Princeton AEF portfolio company Hillflint for the best in vintage style sweaters and sweatshirts. 

Hillflint Princeton sweatshirt


And you know what goes great with vintage sweaters? Sneakers with classic style that you never have to send to a landfill! That's the promise from Thousand Fell, co-founded by Princeton AEF's Stuart Ahlum '13. 

Thousand Fell sneaker


Thousand Fell's lace-up and slip-on sneakers are produced completely sustainably. And when they would otherwise need to be thrown away, they can instead can be returned to Thousand Fell for recycling! Learn more and buy at thousandfell.com.

And to wear over your Hillflint sweater + Thousand Fell kicks? The new quilted jackets from cabana and Hawaiian shirt mavens Michael Sard '10 and Chris Galasso '11, co-founders of Tombolo Company. 

Tombolo jacket

They're even made from recycled poly down, so you can feel warm and good!

Missed out on some great Black Friday deals? You can still get this one: use "blckfrdy100" to get $100 off any KLŌS instruments. Founded by Adam Klosowiak '15, KLŌS instruments are built with carbon fiber bodies for durable, portable, amazing sound. 

KLOS guitars

KLŌS Guitars (a Keller Center eLab Summer Accelerator company) has travel guitars (with detachable necks!), full-size guitars, and ukeleles.

And if you missed our NYC Tiger Entrepreneurs Conference, you can experience our "Building Sustainable Consumer Brands" panel discussion by shopping the brands: 

Helix Sleep

Helix Sleep (Cyber Monday deal)

Hill House Home

Hill House Home (Seasonal sale)





Hubble Contacts

Hubble Contacts

From Lumhaa, the Memory Company (a Keller Center eLab Summer Accelerator company), have a world-class designer make you a memory tile. Better yet, subscribe to their Memory Walls to receive your favorite memory on a tile each month! 

Lumwalls from Lumhaa


Especially this time of year, alcohol health is of great importance. Act today (Cyber Monday) and get 15% off everything in the Cheers Health store with promo code "BFCM19".

Cheers Health website screenshot

You need some luggage to put all this stuff in. Paravel is the solution! Get 15% off your first order at tourparavel.com. Better yet, buy from their Negative Nylon collection made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles. 

Paravel website screenshot

And since it's also #GivingTuesday tomorrow, why not some charitable giving? With Princeton AEF portfolio company DonorUP you can connect with causes you care about, and get matched with nonprofits whose missions align with your interests! Get the DonorUP in the Apple App Store. 

DonorUP iPhone screen

And on that #GivingTuesday theme, you can really make a difference in a person's life through CollegeBacker (another wonderful Princeton AEF portfolio company) and their no-fee free platform for college savings!

girl hanging solar system

Photo via CollegeBacker

Send a gift now or start saving at the CollegeBacker website.

UPDATE: Did you know you can gift a carbon offset? With the Joro app (co-founded by Sanchali Pal '12 and Cressica Brazier '00), you can track and improve your carbon footprint. Available for iOS and Android. And if that's not enough, they have a whole sustainable gift guide on the Joro website!

Joro app gift image

Happy shopping!

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