Another year has flown by, and it’s time once again to search for ‘Best Gifts For Him/Her’ or ‘Unique Swap Gifts’ as you attempt to get that special gift for everyone on your list. In order to help alleviate the stress commonly associated with holiday shopping, we have pulled together some of our favorite products and services from our portfolio of companies.

Many of these products have been used by the team here at Top Tier, so if you have any questions relating to a product or service, please do not hesitate to ask!

A number of companies in our portfolio have taken different approaches to the way clothing is designed, created and distributed.  Trumaker makes customized men’s suits, shirts, and pants for sale online and through a limited number of storefronts around the U.S. Cuyana is a women’s apparel and accessories brand with the mission of creating fewer products from premium materials and the finest craftsmanship.  Stitch Fix acts as a personal stylist delivering five hand-selected pieces of clothing (for men or women) straight to the user’s door based on a custom-built style profile. Shipping is included, and users are only charged for the clothes they decide to keep.

When buying for the person who seems to have everything, often the best route is to purchase for his/her home.  Eero has improved on a home standard, Wi-Fi, by creating a mesh network that increases the range and strength of the signal.  Ring is a smart doorbell that links to the homeowner’s cell phone (and home Wi-Fi) allowing for video communication between the homeowner and visitors or delivery people. Framebridge has removed the hassle and lowered the time and price associated with custom framing and provides free shipping for the user to send his or her artwork to the Frambridge HQ.  Furthermore, the whole process only takes a week.

The food industry is being disrupted in all aspects including creation, distribution, and consumption.  Plated is a meal-kit delivery service allowing users to select recipes to then receive pre-measured ingredients and instructions to make an impressive meal at a reasonable cost. In addition to being a local favorite chain of coffee shops in San Francisco, Blue Bottle also offers a subscription coffee service – delivering fresh ground or whole bean coffee around the country.  Juicero has created a home, cold-press juicing system to make raw, organic juice with the touch of a button. By delivering prepared produce packs, Juicero removes the typical mess associated with washing, peeling, and cutting the ingredients for a fresh juice.

Last year we featured a Fitbit in our health and wellness section, and we are so impressed with the updates to the product that we brought it back. The new Charge 2 has a new look and a number of functional improvements.  Elysium Health has created Basis, a supplement created to aid cellular health by improving mitochondrial health & energy, cellular detoxification, and DNA repair. Targeted at athletes, Athos offers workout clothing fully integrated with wearable technology and capable of tracking heart rates, breathing levels, and more.

An emerging theme we are seeing throughout our portfolio is based around toys that provide educational value. LittleBits has created a platform for easy-to-use electronic building blocks empowering everyone to create their own inventions. The blocks are color-coded, magnetic, and reusable to make the act of inventing fun and accessible.  Sphero has created the SPRK program (Schools, Parents, Robots, Kids) to make coding easy and fun for kids. Connecting the SPRK+ robot to a smartphone app, kids can complete activities and learn programming in an approachable way. For the adults that want to act like kids, the DJI Mavic Drone is more than a toy – with a 12MP camera and 4k video resolution the Mavic is also an accessory for the photographer/aspiring YouTuber.

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out our extended list below!  Please note that the products and services  in italics have been used by the team at Top Tier.


Clearview Audio Wireless invisible Speakers
iZotope Music Production Equipment
Oculus Virtual reality head set
Oculus Earphones Earphones for Oculus Rift headset
Sling Media Device to watch home TV over the Internet anywhere in the world
Splice Music creation and sharing
Spotify Music streaming
Sonos Wireless multi-room music systems for the home
Valencell Music earbuds and headsets with fitness sensor
Xiaomi Mi VR Play Phone powered VR headset


Alternative Apparel Casual clothes store; soft, simple, sustainable basics
Bag Borrow Steal Rental of luxury handbags
Bauble Bar Fashion jewelry
Blue Nile Diamonds and other jewelry
Bonobos Custom-designed clothing
Cath Kidston Colorful and floral clothing, bags and home items
Customink Clothing designed by you Diamond jewelry
Gemvara, Inc. Handcrafted , customized jewelry
Indochino Clothier specializing in men’s suits
J. Hillburn Custom-designed clothing for men
Jack Erwin Well-crafted, honestly priced shoes for men
Lucy Active Wear Active wear clothing for women
LYST Best designers and stores in one place
Mod Cloth Apparel and décor specializing in vintage and indie styles
Outdoor Voices Sportswear for men and women
Project September Immersive  visual shopping app
PS Dept Personal shopping service for iOS
Ruby Ribbon Inc. Apparel company supported by network of independent stylists
Shoptiques Shop one-of-a-kind boutiques online
Stance Vibrant and custom sock line for men and women
Stitch Fix Stylist selected clothing delivered monthly
StyleSaint Next generation designer clothes
ThredUP Used high-end clothing
Trumaker Mobile outfitter for custom made men’s fashion
Trunk Club Shopping service for men’s clothing


Coveroo Custom iPhone cases with your own design
Etsy Handmade goods of all varieties
Fifty Three Digital pencil for drawing / painting on the iPad
GoPro Small waterproof camera for action sports like skiing, surfing, cliff diving
Lytro Camera allowing photographers to re-focus after the shot
Makerbot 3D printer
Moo Print Custom business, greeting and other photo cards
Narrative Wearable device that takes a photo every 30 seconds to capture your life in photos
Picaboo Create photobooks, cards, phone cases, and canvases with your photos
Shapeways 3D printing service and marketplace
Skinit Personalized phone cases


Abe’s Market Natural artisanal products from food to clothing
Aloha Healthy, organic food products
Beautifull Sign up for 1-2 deliveries a week of freshly prepared, beautiful food
Blue Bottle Coffee Artisanal coffee delivery  
ClubW Wine distributer base on your palate
Instacart Same-day grocery delivery
Lot18 Fine quality wine club
Nature Box Healthy snacks
Plated Home delivery meal kits
Soylent Healthy, affordable, convenient meal replacement
Sprig Food delivery service


Athos Performance apparel with built-in wearables
Birchbox Beauty products service
Classpass Subscription service for unlimited monthly fitness classes
Cuyana Fashion brand for premium women’s essentials
Dollar Shave Club Monthly razor blade subscription
Elysium Health Cellular health supplements
Fitbit Wearable fitness device to track steps, sleep, and nutrition
Glossier Beauty products for women
Halo Neuroscience Headphones for your brain. Human performance enhancing hardware.
Honest Company Lifestyle products safe for families
Jawbone Wearable fitness device and speaker line
Julep Beauty box subscription
Lark Technologies Mobile health, live nutritionist chat
LUMO Bodytech Wearable device to alert you of bad posture
Tria Beauty Laser hair removal and skincare products
Walker and Co Lifestyle products built for people of color


20×200 Art collections www.20× Art collections
Bambeco Reclaimed sustainable home goods
Custom Made Order custom made items from 20,000 different makers
Dedon Handcrafted outdoor furniture
Dropcam Webcam for the home 
Eero Wireless routed network optimization
Electric Objects Frame-like computers that can display high-resolution artwork from the Internet
Framebridge Custom framing


Anki Remote control car racing with built-in artificial intelligence
littleBits Small electronic components that connect together to make toys
Sphero Mobile app enabled toys, including Star Wars BB-8 Drones and SPRK program
Wonder Workshop Robots that teach kids how to code


3D Robotics Drones and aerial video technology
Barkbox Pet-themed monthly subscription service
BloomNation Flower delivery from local florists
Boosted Board Motorized skateboards
DJI Mavic Camera drones and quadcopters
H.Bloom Luxury floral and plant  delivery
Luxe On-demand valet service 
Navdy Heads up display for automobiles
Pearl Automation Wireless backup camera
Renovo Electric super cars
Scoot Shared electric scooters for rental in SF
Tesla Electric sports car

Happy Holidays from TTCP!

This selection of companies and services above represents a small percentage of the portfolio companies in which the Top Tier Funds have invested.  Additional detail regarding the portfolios of the Top Tier Funds and their respective performance is available upon request.