Here at Batch, we’re passionate about our makers and their stories. Everything you buy from Batch has soul, purpose, meaning, and the power to build connections.
Why we are who we are
We're passionate about supporting diverse business owners and want to make it easy for you to find gifts that support your values. You can align your gifting with your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals and commitments while celebrating diversity in your own workforce.
According to the 2020 Annual Business Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau:
- 18.7% of U.S. businesses are minority-owned
- 5.7% of companies are veteran-owned
- 20.9% of businesses are women-owned
- A National Center for Business Journalism investigation in 2016 found there were only 909 LGBTQ+-owned businesses in the country; Batch actively seeks out LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.
At Batch, we believe that representation matters so we seek out makers that are part of these communities. Here’s a look at some of our favorite gift sets and products that you can buy to join us in supporting these businesses and bringing them to the nation’s attention.
Some of our favorite gift sets from BIPOC-owned businesses
Afternoon Tea Gift Set
Our Afternoon Tea Gift Set is a beautiful gift for individuals and teams who spend their days being pulled in all directions and barely get time to sit and relax. This set helps them do just that in one of the simplest and most thoughtful ways possible – with a cup of tea accompanied by shortbread cookies and honey sticks.
Tea Drops Wooden Tea Sampler
Sticking with the tea theme, have you ever tried tea drops?
Our Tea Drops Tea Sampler is a fantastic small gift for anyone who always has a cup of tea with them or enjoys sampling the tastes and fragrances of different herbal teas. Contact our gift consultants to add this or any individual product to a curated gift set or customized gift box.
Wish-list worthy: Gift sets from women-owned businesses
The Evergreen Gift Set
The Evergreen Gift Set is a fantastic way to support a women-owned business while giving your team a thoughtful gift and a boost to their brain power. Containing a chocolate bar, pretzels, and a tasty snack blend from Altitude Snacks, plus a journal and pen, this treat-filled gift set will get your employees motivated and moving in more ways than one.
Secret Santa Gift Set
The Holidays are coming, and at Batch, we can get your Secret Santa gift to everyone on your list without you telling us who’s been naughty or nice.
An ideal gift if you want your Christmas gifting to fully embrace the holiday season, this beautiful set gives the lucky recipient a mug, cocoa, and a chocolate bar.
Go on, treat “Yo Elf” or your team for the holidays!
Popular products from veteran-owned businesses
Veteran Roasters Coffee
Veteran Roasters was founded in 2017 to give struggling veterans a place to work and regain their lives, so your purchase will make a difference far beyond the gift recipients' morning coffee kick.
Flying G Jerky
Flying G Jerky comes to Batch courtesy of the Geisingers, a husband and wife team of U.S. Army Veterans who founded the brand in 2018. True to our ethos of providing local handmade produce, Paul Geisinger continues to make this beef jerky in small batches at a USDA-approved facility.
A tasty and nutritious snack containing nothing but beef and spices – precisely as it should be.
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Mercantile 1858 Soy Candles
Candles are a staple of many of our curated gift sets and are always a popular gift, no matter the time of year.
Mercantile’s 1858 candles are handmade in Tennessee, with the wax always carefully hand-poured by owner Matthew. Available in a range of scents and sizes, these 100% soy candles are sure to make someone smile and remember your gesture of appreciation.
Compartes Chocolate Bars
Sticking to the theme of gift set staples and always popular gifts, we come to Compartes Chocolate Bars.
Compartes produce these delicious chocolate bars in various flavors, making it easy to tailor to your recipient's tastes. But whichever you choose, you're guaranteed a nostalgic gourmet treat handmade with the world's best chocolate, along with fruits and spices from California's iconic farmer's markets.
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The Nashville Blanket Project Blanket
For every blanket sold, the Nashville Blanket Project will provide one of these blankets to someone in need.
If that isn’t enough reason to buy one, they’re made from reclaimed fibers and are available in two different colors and designs. This blanket is a beautiful addition to a gift set or a thoughtful buy as a standalone gift.
Thistle Farms Products
Thistle Farms offers female survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction a place to heal, recover and thrive.
You can buy a wide range of Thistle Farms products here at Batch. One of the most popular is their Celebration Candle, symbolic of the candle Thistle Farms lights every morning as a symbol of sanctuary and hope for the next woman seeking help.
Order your holiday corporate gifts and create your gift plan for the next 12 months
Bringing your corporate gifting into line with your CSR values has never been easier!
Whether you’re looking to buy a single gift set, treat everyone in your team, or create a gifting plan for the next 12 months, look at our holiday corporate gift guide to discover all our gift sets and the minority-owned makers behind them.