With the holidays just around the corner, we're thrilled to share with you our first ever holiday gift guide. We've featured a round up of brands that share in our mission to help their customers feel empowered, strong and confident. Many of them are woman-founded, some are from the Twin Cities (home of Abendroth Golf), and all will help you or yours shine a little brighter this holiday season. Need help finding that perfect gift for your favorite golf pal? Read on and check out some of these brands are doing incredible things (on and off the course).
The Minne Design Co
The Minne Design Co is a woman-founded, woman-made jewelry line hailing from the Twin Cities (also the HQ for Abendroth Golf). Not only do we love the Minne Design Co. for being another woman-owned business in our backyard, their ethically made jewelry tells a unique story with each design. What started as a passion project while Minne Design’s founder, Anndee, was working towards her PhD, turned into a creative business with sustainability at its forefront. In addition to donating 10% of sales to various environmental non-profit groups, they use paper-based products for all packaging and shipping, and minimize the amount of plastic and waste as much as possible at every step along the way. Plus, their minimalist designs are perfect to give you a little bit of flair on the back nine and after.
We adore the brand Sonrei for their goal is to make a sunscreen that feels good to wear - not like those thick, greasy sunscreens of yesteryear! Vegan, reef-friendly and formulated here in the US, their translucent, gel-based sunscreen feels so good on, you won’t leave home without it. Now more than ever getting outdoors is so important for our health, but at the same time protection from UV radiation out on the course is key. This is the perfect addition to any woman’s golf bag!
LIE + LOFT
Abdenroth Golf was founded by a PGA Professional, Emily Farrell, who wanted to solve for the void in women’s golf apparel for pieces that were both functional and something that felt feminine and empowering to wear. The story behind LIE + LOFT, a creative golf brand focused on connecting golf and the feeling of home, has a similar journey. After working as a Golf Professional, PGA Member Luke Davis felt that design, inclusion and sustainability were well behind the times in golf, and decided to change that back in 2015. Today, L+L remains true to their first product forging golf + home, course map prints, while actively creating other unique goods, throwing one of a kind golf experiences, and promoting welcoming vibes for all through original content + adventures. We love that their goods transport you to the course from the comfort of your home. Two great gift-sized items are their candles, that connect you to the scents of your favorite courses, and soaps that are made of all natural ingredients and work on your face, hair, irons or wedges!
We love a good lipstick here at Abendroth! It’s the perfect golf bag essential to boost your mood and confidence. Based in Minneapolis, the Elixery is a cosmetics brand that develops their products in-house from ethical, vegan materials that are never tested on animals. We love the color Bittersweet for everyday or Swoon for a little bit of holiday sparkle!
SOLO Golf New England
SOLO Golf is one of our favorite brands in the men’s golf apparel space. SOLO Founder, Dan, has had a lifelong passion for the sport but never understood why we as individuals have our own unique styles in life, and for some reason that gets left behind when it comes to golf. Of course there are rules to be followed and respect to be had, but that doesn’t mean leaving your style and individuality in the parking lot. So just like Emily Farrell of Abendroth, Dan created a line in reaction to what he felt like was missing in the marketplace. Three years later, what started as a few pieces has evolved into a full collection of menswear and accessories for golf and golfing lifestyle. One of our favorites (and spoiler alert, something we’re giving away on our Instagram page!) is their uni-sex quarterzip fleece that make the perfect gift for anyone looking to stay cozy!
Da Fizz Bath Bombs
Founded by two Edina, Minnesota high schoolers, Da Bomb Bath Fizzers are the perfect way to indulge and relax after a long day out on the course. We love that they are made from as few natural ingredients as possible and always have a surprise for you at the very end. Plus, the brand started with founders Isabel and Caroline making bath bombs in their kitchen sink and now they’ve grown to employ over 200 people in the Twin Cities. Even better? They provide clean water to schools and villages in Kenya - with an emphasis on supporting women's hygiene globally.
Just like Emily Farrell (Abendroth’s very own founder and CEO), Crosby Elements was started by a woman who spent close to a decade in marketing and advertising and made a career pivot to open her own business. With a deep reverence for the power of the outdoors and a strong desire to be kind to the planet, Crosby Elements makes candles and perfumes using naturally-derived fragrances and minimal waste packaging. Not only do we find a lot of synergy in this brand’s origin, we’re obsessed with their candles. We’re particularly partial to the scent Earthly Dwellings which has notes of leather and fresh cut grass. Every time we light it, we feel transported to the golf course!
Another brand native to our home state of Minnesota, Bubba Whips is bringing classic artistry and craft into a golf training essential - the alignment stick. Constructed of vintage-inspired hickory wood, these sticks are hand-painted and hand-crafted in Minnesota with a fine attention to detail. Available in a variety of nostalgic colors as well as for custom order, Bubba Whips are the perfect gift heirloom-quality gift that will stand the test of time.
Good Walk Coffee Co.
The team at Good Walk Coffee Co. share our deep passion for the rich history of golf, as well as a reverence for the values of honesty, fair play, and following the rules that the game instills. Good Walk’s founder, Chris, developed a passion for roasting coffee and knew that there was a harmonious marriage between coffee and the sport he loved so much. There’s nothing like enjoying a freshly roasted cup of coffee as you prepare for a day spent out on the course. Also, a good cup of coffee, like golf, makes your day better.
One of the classic, iconic brands hailing from St. Paul, J.W. Hulme has been in the business of making premium, American-made leather goods for over 100 years. And just like your favorite glove, their leather goods only improve with age and begin to tell a story as they embrace a well-lived life. This holiday season, the team at Abendroth is lusting after the J.W. Hulme accessories pouch, which is perfect for transporting all of your essentials from your golf bag to your purse. We also love their fine leather business card holders, which our very own Founder & CEO keeps in the pocket of her Peggy Pant, just in case she makes a new connection while she’s out on the course.
Stymie Golf Supply
One thing many of the golf brands in our gift guide have in common is a deep reverence for the sport’s history and tradition, while at the same time ushering in a new area of artistry and style to golf’s present day. One brand that does that so well is Stymie Golf Supply with their artisan club covers. They source their fabrics from the Garment District of New York City and their club covers are handcrafted in North Carolina. A Stymie club cover is the perfect way to show a little peek of your personal style out on the course.