Nov 18 • 3 min read

The 2021 holiday gift-giving season is right around the corner and there is no better way than to celebrate with some “Temple Made” gifts. Finding the perfect gift for the special people in your life is not always an easy task—but brands that Fox School students and alumni have created solve this issue. This holiday season, be sure to provide your loved ones with a Temple Made gift. 

For the friend looking for something sweet 


Everyone loves sharing some good chocolate-covered pretzels or strawberries after a holiday meal. Though what if you were able to completely customize your own treat?

Dipped by LR, founded by marketing student Lauren Resnick, Class of 2022, is a custom dessert brand that delivers to the Philadelphia region. Resnick has also perfected the art of creating breakable chocolate hearts. On the inside, you can choose to put small notes, mini chocolate bars, berries and more. Place your customized order through direct messaging the brands Instagram page @dippedbylr. 

For the friend who loves trendy apparel 


Calling all women who want to be cozy this winter while rocking some of the season’s most trendy styles. Taylor Zubkousky BBA ’20 and former VP of the Fashion and Business Club’s online store madebytaylornicole will be sure not to disappoint. From custom Philadelphia Collection apparel, summer hoodies and personalized accessories, the brand is sure to have something that fits all women’s styles. 

For the sustainable fashion-loving friend 


Looking for apparel that is both sustainable and trendy, then Rewritten Apparel contains the perfect gifts to give. The college apparel and loungewear brand was founded by Emily Koch, a Political Science major with a minor in statistics and data science ‘23. Rewritten apparel is, “a passion project aiming to write clothing stories.” Not only can you purchase new and custom clothes, but you can also choose from a selection of thrift finds. You can purchase your apparel through the Instagram page @rewritten_apparel.  

For your furry friend 


Ensure that your dog is being fed top-quality food this holiday season. With Saint Rocco’s Treats, founded by brothers Kaleb, Class of 2023 and risk management major, and Kolby, Penn State graduate, your furry friends will be sure to be fed fresh-baked, high-quality dog treats. Not only will you be satisfying your dog, but you will also be helping raise money for charity. Here, they are committed to donating $1 for every 1lb of treats sold.

For your friend looking to stay comfy and cozy 


Chris Jackson, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management major ‘22, founded the apparel brand Chez Rien. The brand was created to generate a clothing line that ensured great fit, fabric, stitching, and details. Jackson will be releasing sweatpants, crewnecks, sweatshirts, and knit beanies in the brand’s first drop. Be sure to check out Chez Rien for the season’s trendiest apparel. 

For your friend who wants to keep her eyebrows “on point”


This holiday season, treat yourself or a friend to the perfect self-care gift while giving back to the community. BrowsbyKunti was founded by business administration student Kunti Patel, ‘22. She threads eyebrows on campus for a student discount. Not only does she provide this business on campus, but she also gives back to charity. The money she has raised in tips has been donated to several charities and organizations. Patel has helped organizations such as The Coalition Against Trafficking In Women, Feeding India and Doctors Without Borders.

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