Holiday Gift Guide: The Well-Traveled Woman

Holiday Gift Guide: The Well-Traveled Woman

‘Tis the season for peppermint mochas, stockings, and…holiday wish lists! Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing the Mata team’s dream gifts and must-haves from other ethical and local companies this holiday season, so check back soon for more!

First up, our marketing team. Laura, Katie, and Alina are responsible for connecting you with Mata women around the world via our social media, website, emails and blogger outreach. They work with designers, artisans, photographers, models, buyers and superfans to show you how beautiful you can be in Mata.



Manos Zapotecas – Sierra Norte Lupita Clutch

“I own a tote and small purse from Manos Zapotecas and LOVE them. I’d love this clutch to use as a travel cosmetic bag to complete the set :).”


Xinh & Co x Casa Joshua Tree – Handwoven Baskets

“I love all of these baskets and don’t know how to pick a favorite! They’re handmade by fair trade artisans in Vietnam. I have a plant problem oasis at my apartment. I’d love to use a basket to hold a plant/planter.”



Cotopaxi – Nazca Travel Pack

“A suitcase made into a backpack or a backpack made into a suitcase? Either way, I like the flexibility of the bag and love the fact that it uses up fabric remnants from clothing items.”

Martha Mae – Brass Cylinder Rollerball Pen

“I KNOW, it is more than anyone wants to pay for a pen. But I’m channeling my inner old man and admitting the fact that this thing seriously writes smoothly. The fact that it’s sold by one of my favorite Andersonville shops, Martha Mae, makes it even better.”


JOYN – Sarita Grey Leather Handbag

“Joyn always has such nice products, and I could easily see this becoming my new favorite every day bag. I only recently discovered that their leather is from the surplus market, so they’re diverting fast fashion’s over-ordered leather from ending up in a landfill. Pretty cool!” 


May Lindstrom – The Blue Cocoon

“I got this as a gift a few years back and that year was the best skin year I have ever had. This smells amazing, goes on easy, and is such a nice addition to any #selfcaresunday routine (my favorite day of the week). May Lindstrom is an all-natural, organic skin care line and best of all it is made by hand in the town right next to where I grew up- Sausalito, CA. Tip: when you’ve used every last morsel of this balm, save it and make it into a candle holder!”


Our next wish list is from another group of Mata team members – stay tuned!