June is Pride Month, and Postal is committed to supporting our vendors who are giving a voice to the LGBTQ+ community. These 4 Postal Marketplace vendors are making a difference:
Wunderkeks - a local Austin, TX bakery that’s making a difference with their bright-colored cookies which are far beyond a tasty treat.
Oakside Cocktail Co. - made in small batches, Oakside uses artisanal ingredients from craft distilleries around the United States to create world-class cocktails and donates a percentage of profits annually to SMYAL, a non-profit supporting LGBTQ+ youth housing in Washington, DC.
Plum Deluxe Tea - a gourmet tea brand based in Portland, OR that manufactures and sells over 150+ varieties of delicious loose leaf tea flavors, along with a thoughtfully curated collection of sweets and accessories.
Teak & Twine - takes the guesswork out of gifting with their expertly curated gift boxes that are designed to create an unforgettable experience for businesses and recipients alike.
Wunderkeks was founded by Luis Gramajo and Hans Shrei, a successful Tinder date that turned into a flourishing business. Luis has a background in marketing and sales and Hans has been baking since the age of 4. They teamed up with one mission in mind: to make people happy.
Explore more cookies from Wunderkeks in the Postal Marketplace
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!
The original…the classic…the one and only Best Chocolate Chip Ever. This chocolate chip cookie lives up to the hype of the name and is the perfect soft and gooey treat—25% of this cookie consists of delicious dark chocolate chips which is more than ideal for chocolate lovers. Blow your prospects, customers, and employees away with Wunderkek’s take on this traditional American treat.
Greatest Hits Variety Pack
This variety pack is the best introduction to Wunderkek’s 3 bestselling flavors, featuring 4 of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, 4 Inside-out Cookies, and 4 Everything Cookies. The Inside-Out Cookie, is a chocolate cookie with white chocolate chips and the Everything Cookie is a sugar-coated cookie with dark chocolate, cinnamon coconut, and pecans.
Oakside Cocktail Co.
Oakside Cocktail Co. is an LGBTQ+ owned and operated business founded by friends who wanted to bring the experience of a premier cocktail bar to any gathering. They created portable, ready-to-drink batched cocktails using top-quality ingredients and expert mixology. Whether at home, a concert, or a beach bonfire, these cocktails offer convenience and exceptional taste. Oakside Cocktail Co. aims to enhance social experiences by delivering outstanding cocktails wherever friends gather.
Explore pre-made cocktail kits from Oakside in the Postal Marketplace
By sending items such as the following from Oakside in the Postal Marketplace, you’re also supporting SMYAL, a non-profit in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area that meets the needs of LGBTQ youth, building advocacy skills and access to crucial resources.
Ready to Drink – Manhattan Cocktails
The Oakside Manhattan is a boozy yet balanced ready-to-drink cocktail. It features Two James' three-year-aged Grass Widow Bourbon, finished in Madeira casks, providing a potent core with a touch of sweetness. With a custom amaro from Don Ciccio & Figli, Californian sweet vermouth, and orange bitters from Vena's Fizz House, this cocktail brings out notes of hazelnut and citrus. At 64 proof, it can be served chilled or over ice. Available in a 750ml bottle, it has an ABV of 32% and provides 8 cocktails per bottle (3 ounces each).
Negroni – Just Add Ice Cocktails
The Oakside Negroni is a herbaceous and bright ready-to-drink cocktail. It features Two James Old Cockney Gin, a custom amaro from Don Ciccio & Figli, Californian sweet vermouth, and citrus bitters from Vena's Fizz House. This small-batch recipe offers notes of coriander, pine, rhubarb, and grapefruit, balanced at 52 proof, and is best enjoyed on the rocks. Available in a 750ml bottle, it has an ABV of 26% and provides 8 cocktails per bottle (3 ounces each).
Plum Deluxe Tea
Plum Deluxe Tea is an LGBTQ+-owned business that hand-blends every tea in their Portland, Oregon workshop. They manufacture and sell over 150+ varieties of delicious loose leaf tea flavors, along with a thoughtfully curated collection of sweets and accessories.
Explore herbal teas and kits from Plum Deluxe in the Postal Marketplace
These herbal tea blends are the perfect item for any ‘get well soon’ offering or a kind gesture.
Self Care Blend Herbal Tea
The Self Care Blend Herbal Tea is a comforting and kind apricot/elderberry loose leaf herbal tea that is hand-blended fresh to order. This 1 oz package can brew 15-20 cups, making it a thoughtful choice to convey sentiments of comfort and care.
Strawberry Immunity Herbal Tea
The aptly named Strawberry Immunity Herbal Tea is a loose leaf herbal tea hand-blended fresh to order, offering 1 oz of tea that can brew 15-20 cups, making it a perfect choice for someone in need of a "get well soon" sentiment.
Teak & Twine
Since launching in 2015, founder Torrance Hart has transformed the company from a bespoke gifting service for brides into a multimillion-dollar business in the gifting industry. Now, Teak & Twine provides a personalized service for client and employee gifting, corporate events, luxury weddings, and celebrations large and small. Similar to Postal, they are dedicated to empowering small business owners, and all of their gifts include high-quality products from female, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other minority-owned businesses.
While many of their gifts feature products from LGBTQ+ makers, they designed a collection of three with 100% LGBTQ+ owned products, in honor of Pride month. These curated gifts include beautiful design-forward products from makers and artisans all over and are available in the Postal Marketplace.
The Be Well
Make self care a priority with a gift that promotes wellness and is full of 100% LGBTQ+ owned products. The Be Well includes our favorite essentials like a charcoal soap by Roote, a ceramic soap dish by Alder New York, hand salve by Pantry Products and a soothing face mask by Alder New York.
Alder New York: As a queer and woman-owned independent skincare brand, Alder New York believes in inclusive skincare, and creates products designed to work for all skin types, no matter your age, gender, or ethnicity.
Pantry Products: Pantry Products crafts 100% natural daily essentials, and is dedicated to providing wellness education for health-conscious consumers.
roote: The team at roote hand crafts natural, botanical based products made to compliment a natural lifestyle.
The Raise a Glass
Raise a glass to Pride month with a gift that includes the perfect happy hour essentials. Full of 100% LGBTQ+ owned products, this gift includes are favorites like bitters and dried grapefruit by Pink House Alchemy, Aplos non-alcoholic spirit, gold accented coasters by Rheal, and oakmoss and amber scented candle by OKcollective Candle Co.
Pink House Alchemy: Developed in a 100 year old pink house, a team of alchemists founded Pink House Alchemy through the love of food and flavor. The team works every day to find connections between ingredients and create high quality simple syrups, bitters, and shrubs.
Aplos: Aplos is a first-of-its-kind, non-alcoholic spirit designed for moments in life that should be sipped slowly.
Rheal: Rheal produces beautifully hand crafted coasters, vessels, and blankets, made with pride in Oakland, CA.
OKcollective Candle Co.: Based in Oklahoma City, OKcollective Candle Co. is committed to creating a thoughtfully curated brand of candles and home fragrances that are simple, pretty, fragrant, clean burning, and a little bit silly.
The Spice of Life
Enjoy the spice of life with this cooking gift box full of 100% LGBTQ+ owned products, including an heirloom vegetable cookbook by Beekman 1802, pica chile pepper seed mix by Hudson Valley Seed Company, chilli spice by Diaspora Co., and small batch olive oil by The Gay Farmer.
Diaspora Co.: Diaspora Co. is a queer, woman of color owned and led business that was founded to radically reimagine the spice trade.
Beekman 1802: Beekman 1801 was founded after its owners moved to the historic Beekman 1802 farm in Sharon Springs, NY. Since then, they have become the world's largest goat milk body care brand and have expanded to food and pantry products.
Hudson Valley Seed Company: Hudson Valley Seed Company is a values-driven seeds company that offers heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds, as well as beautiful garden-themed contemporary art.
The Gay Farmer: The Gay Farmer produces multi award winning extra virgin olive oils, while prioritizing caring for the planet for generations to come.
Support small businesses that make a big impact
These are just a handful of businesses in the Postal Marketplace who share our mission to give back to communities. Support their initiative and delight your recipients this month with their unique corporate gift boxes. For inspiring gifts for new business owners discover our blog article.
Shannon Leiner has 15-plus years of experience in retail merchandising. With expertise in e-commerce and International category growth, she is excited to grow the Postal Marketplace domestically as well as internationally.