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Starting to think about “that special gift” this marketplace season? From eco-friendly accessories to customized stress-reduction programs, these gift ideas from alumni and student business owners — and exclusive discounts for the Columbia Business School community (in green) —  will inspire your marketplace shopping. Have a business or gift idea you’d like to add? Submit your listing.

Art and Decor | Beauty Products and Services | Fashion and Accessories | Food and Wine | Health and Fitness | Eco-Friendly | Other

Food and Wine
A&B American Style
Brian Ballan ’13
A&B American Style make our all-natural Pepper Sauce with all fresh produce and no added sugar or artificial preservatives. We have a limited quantity of gift sets featuring one bottle of our Original Pepper Sauce and one bottle of our Special Edition Brooklyn Grange Batch. Both batches highlight the natural flavor of the Red Fresno chili peppers that we use with just the right amount of heat. We’re about flavor. Not just heat. Ingredients: White Vinegar, Red Fresno Chili Pepper, Carrot, Red Onion, Habanero Pepper, Salt.


Blue Nectar Spirits Company Blue Nectar Spirits Company
Nikhil Bahadur ’12
Looking for a classy and unique gift this marketplace season? Blue Nectar Tequila is a small-batch, handcrafted tequila made in the valley of the tequila region. Our Silver tequila is triple-distilled for a smooth yet balanced finish. Our barrel-aged expressions are rested in bourbon and whiskey barrels and are unique crafted for a traditional yet sophisticated experience.


Bouké and Bouquet Wines
Lisa Donneson ’81
Bouké and Bouquet Wines showcase the best of the North Fork’s terroir with the time-honored traditions of French quality. Shop online for these award-winning wines and cool accessories for dining, biking, picnics, gifts, and storage at or call 877-877-0527.


Cruncha Ma-Me
Raymond Chung ’05
Cruncha Ma-Me is scrumptious snack made of all-natural, freeze-dried edamame that lets you enjoy all of the great taste and heart-healthy nutrition of edamame in a convenient, portable pouch. High in protein, low in carbs, Non-GMO Verified, Gluten Free and Kosher Certified! Available in a variety of flavors, including Jalapeno, Onion & Chive, Sea Salt & Black Pepper, and Lightly Seasoned. To order these attractively packaged snacks, contact Soo at



Evelyn's Kitchen Evelyn’s Kitchen
Ayala Donchin, Columbia Community Business Program ’14
Go Ahead ... Indulge Them This Year. Get an early start on your marketplace gifting and delight friends, family, co-workers and clients with Evelyn’s Kitchen’s decadent goodie boxes. Order today and we’ll ship fresh anytime this month. Just let us know when your gifts need to arrive! We ship nationwide.


Liz Wilkes ’13
Let your office know you care with a festive marketplace snack! This year’s seasonal specials include gingerbread cookies & coco, mason jar pies, and cider donuts & hot cider.


Flickinger Fine Wines
Tom Flickinger ’87
Flickinger Fine Wines offers an extensive inventory of fine and rare wines at very competitive prices. (Read about Flickinger Fine Wines in Columbia Business.)


Frankly Wines
Christy Frank ’00
Frankly Wines, located in Tribeca, has an online shop featuring various marketplace gift packs, including grower champagne, sampler packs, craft spirits, and our Well Edited Wine Club. Local and national delivery is available. (Read about Frankly Wines in Columbia Business.)


Hill Country
Marc Glosserman ’06 (EMBA)
Hill Country is a Texas-style barbecue restaurant in New York City. Its authentic salsas and marinades would be a welcome gift for the foodie on your list. Check out their T-shirts, music, gift cards, books, and more.


Kusmi Tea
Raphael Camp ’14 (EMBA)
Luxury tea assortments and gift sets from Paris.


Philip James ’05
Lot18 is a wine e-commerce site that offers a wide range of labels and varieties from around the world, with each selection individually evaluated for quality by in-house experts. Lot18 also owns and operates Tasting Room, a wine club in which members start by tasting sample-size wines and rating them online. Members then receive shipments of regular-size bottles selected to suit their specific, personal preferences. (Read about Lot18 in Columbia Business.)


Make My Cake
Aliyyah Baylor, Columbia Community Business Program ’11
Located in historic Harlem, Make My Cake specializes in such southern-style sweets as red velvet cake and sweet potato cheesecake.


Peeled Snacks
Noha Waibsnaider ’02
Peeled Snacks organic fruit snacks with no added sugar or preservatives provide a natural source of fiber and vitamins. Sleek marketplace gift boxes with colorful fruit samplers, new crunchy apple clusters, and chocolate are available at


Jessica Weiss ’07
A cafe/restaurant/bakery on the Upper East Side, Plenty creates elegant and imaginative food baskets and platters. For corporate or personal gift giving, Plenty designs innovative and sophisticated gifts for all your needs.


Sahale Shacks
Josh Schroeter ’99 (EMBA) and Edmond Sanctis ’93
Sahale Snacks was founded in Seattle in 2003 by Josh Schroeter and Edmond Sanctis after climbing Mt. Rainier and enduring days of uninspiring trail mix and energy bars. The two friends set out to create a healthy, conveniently packaged, and great tasting snack. They have been developing uncommonly flavored and wholesome blends ever since. Pronounced "Sa-HA-lee," each of the brand’s five product lines — Nut Blends, Glazed Nuts, Sahale Crunchers, Premium Blends, and Grab & Go — start with natural wholesomeness of nuts and a dash of culinary magic to help people savor every moment of life. Please learn more about our award winning products at


Leah Abraham, Columbia Community Business Program ’12
Settepani is an Italian Mediterranean bakery and restaurant with full catering services and marketplace specialty gifts and baskets. We’re located in Harlem and Williamsburgh.


The Savory Pie Guy
Sean "Zeke" Mandel ’07
Check out these savory pies you can hold in your hand.


Spice to Meet You Spice To Meet You
Jason Feirman ’13
Struggling to find the perfect gift for your food-loving friends and family this marketplace season? Well you’ve come to the right place! SpiceToMeetYou is the gift that keeps on giving! We’re the world’s first and only mail order subscription spice service. When you purchase an annual SpiceToMeetYou subscription as a marketplace present, you’ll be treating someone special to 12 monthly spice mailings in 2014. At the start of every month, a shipment will arrive in their mailbox featuring a custom, seasonal spice blend along with simple recipes to use it with. We’ll include a personalized marketplace card with the first shipment. And in the meantime, we’ll send you an e-card within 24 hours of placing your order that you can e-mail or print out to give your recipient.

SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase more than one subscription between now and December 15th and receive $20 off your order with code marketplaceLOVE. (hint: one of these subscriptions can be for you!)


Sweet Loren’s
Loren Brill, Columbia Community Business Program ’12
Sweet Loren’s is an award-winning 100 percent pure baking company. We offer delicious frozen desserts, like our break-&-bake cookie dough, as well as other grab-&-go baked goods. Our products are proudly certified 100 percent whole grain, use refined sugars, are dairy free, and contain no preservatives. We believe that a healthy lifestyle includes treating yourself to the very best. Be sweet to yourself.


Try The World Try The World
Kat Vorotova ’13
Everyone loves a little bit of Paris magic in their life. This marketplace season, give a delicious taste of France with Try The World’s Paris box. Delight your family with a beautiful box filled with artisanal delicacies sourced from across France, such as hot chocolate, confitures, caramels and many more.


Tu Cocina
Rafael Rodas ’05 (EMBA)
Looking for the perfect pot to prepare a paella, a plaintain press, or tortilla grill? Inspired by longstanding Latin culinary traditions, Tu Cocina has the tools you need to make authentic Latin meals your friends and family will love.